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Skill Distillery

Average Rating4.73
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Skill Distillery is an intensive, 16-week Java bootcamp in Denver, Colorado. The course is arranged into three units – Java Programming, Server-side Java, and Front-end Development. The curriculum focuses on the fundamentals of programming, Java (and its libraries), unit testing, Spring, Spring MVC, and using a source code repository. Students will also gain experience deploying web content to a web server and navigating the server file system from the command line. S...
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  • David Dunlevy
    David Dunlevy
    Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/ Java Bootcamp (Online) • Denver
    May 02, 2023
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    I highly recommend Skill Distillery to anyone interested in a Java Full Stack bootcamp.

    I couldn’t be happier with the outcome of my four months at Skill Distillery. Their staff is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and really care about the student experience. Be sure to heed all the advice given at the beginning of the course. It is very fast paced and requires additional time of self study. You really get out of the course what you put into it. I had no prior experience with web development and now I'm capable of implementing my own front to back web applications.
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  • Robert Tisdale
    Robert Tisdale
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    Apr 28, 2023
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    AMAZING ALL AROUND!!! 1000% Recommend

    Skill Distillery set the bar for what to expect in any course moving forward. Still amazed at all the material that was not only covered but retained in this 16 week course. 

    This course took individuals (some with absolute zero coding background) and produced competent developers with instructional overview of:
    Java Fundamentals
    JDBC, JSPs, JPA
    MySQL
    SpringBoot
    Angular/Typescript
    HTML/CSS
    ...and much more

    1. The staff was ALWAYS available to assist and...
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    SD Briana of Skill Distillery

    School Director

    May 03, 2023

    Rob, thank you so much for the authentic feedback! You truly were an awesome example of working hard to get the most out of your experience! This program is truly designed to prepare you for your next professional endeavor in the tech industry by providing you with a tangible skillset! 
  • Kira Stout
    Kira Stout
    Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/ Java Bootcamp (Online) • Denver
    Apr 27, 2023
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    A challenge worth fighting for!

    For a person with absolutely no coding experience I have to say I am impressed with not only myself but the Skill Distillery team for helping me advance into my new career path. They made the bootcamp journey worth all of the struggle worth it. All of the staff from teachers to TA's are extremely passionate about what they do and truly care about each individual in the cohort. As for the knowledge I gained in the 16 week Java Full-Stack bootcamp, I believe that everyone in the cohort was...
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  • Casey Froehlich
    Casey Froehlich
    Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/ Java Bootcamp (Online) • Denver
    Mar 17, 2023
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    Life Changing Experience

    As the 5th family member to graduate from Skill Distillery in the last 5 years I can confidently say (5x) Skill Distillery will change your life and will put you on a direct path to a successful future. The amount of resources, support, and knowledge provided during my time as a student was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. If you’re wanting to make a career change, Skill Distillery will not disappoint. 
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  • Diego Hoyos
    Diego Hoyos
    Full Stack Software Developer • Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
    Oct 23, 2022
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    Highly recommended

    Skill Distillery gave a strong base and that extra push I needed to take my skills to the next level. I had a basic understanding of programming concepts and they helped me see the big picture from the bottom up (full stack!). Instructors were very knowledgeable, personable, and helpful The curriculum was well structured and thought out, helping those of us who had a slight background as well as those brand new to programming. After being out for a couple years I think it is one of the b...
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  • Erich S.
    Erich S.
    Java developer • Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/ Java Bootcamp (Online) • Denver
    Jul 19, 2022
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    Full-Stack Development with Java (remote)

    I graduated from Skill Distillery's 16-week Full-Stack Development with Java (fully remote) boot camp in July of 2022. The course was 1000% worth the time and financial investment. Each of the instructors demonstrated deep knowledge of the subject matter, be that Java, SQL, Java Script, or Angular. Each student question was met with patience and total competence. The materials were well-structured and detailed. The time commitment was high, although I managed to keep most of my Sundays f...
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  • Andrew Cary
    Andrew Cary
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/ Java Bootcamp (Online) • Denver
    Jun 21, 2022
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    Skill Distillery provides an excellent and proven pathway for learning job-ready development skills

    Skill Distillery provides an excellent and proven pathway for learning job-ready skills involved in full-stack development with Java. I was impressed with the thoroughness of the program from the first day through the last. The material is comprehensive and challenging, requiring strong commitment in regards to time and effort from the student. No matter where you start from (new to the field or with some experience), if you show up daily, engage with the assignments, projects and lectur...
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  • Yettsy Knapp
    Yettsy Knapp
    Application Security Engineer • Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
    Mar 05, 2022
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    Java full-stack

    I attended Skill Distillery (SD) for Java Full Stack between March 2020 and July 2020 in Greenwood Village Colorado and then virtual due to navigating the muddy waters of Covid-19 pandemic. 
    This was the toughest program I have ever completed. It’s a fast paced full time program, Java pre-work is a must.
    The instructors and TA’s challenged us at every turn because they knew we could produce great deliverables. I’m glad they did, they are amazing 🤩 .
    Advisor (Briana) communicated...
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  • Brian R.
    Brian R.
    Applications Developer • Graduate • Denver
    Sep 27, 2021
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    Skill Distillery

    Skill Distillery is an excellent school with staff who genuinely care about student learning and success. 
    During my 16-weeks at Skill Distillery, I went from having zero programming experience to getting my first job as an Applications Developer.
    The curriculum covers in-demand coding skills such as Java, CSS, HTML, SQL, RESTful Web Services, and much more. 
    I had my first job interview during my...
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  • bronson spies
    bronson spies
    engineer 1
    Jun 28, 2021
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    Java Full Stack Development

    If choosing to go with skill distillery as your choice of boot camp here what you can expect:
    1. World class instructors who literally dedicate their lives to improving yours
    2. A curriculum that makes sense for new learners. Starting with core java and moving into to more complicated things from there is perfect and curates a deeper understanding of things like front end frame works and java script that other curriculums just can’t compete with.
    3. Knowledge of se...
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  • Gray Morrow
    Gray Morrow
    Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/ Java Bootcamp (Online) • Denver
    Apr 07, 2021
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    Excellent experience

    I came into SD with a very small amount of prior programming experience, no web experience and no exposure to object-oriented programming. The intense first five weeks at SD introduced me to OO and the Java language, and prepared me very well for the OCA exam. Web development curriculum did not disappoint either. The instructors were very available and very helpful, and consistently provided useful advice and feedback, and the alumni community proved very helpful in tracking down my firs...
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  • Jeanne
    Jeanne
    Technical Project Manager • Graduate
    Mar 12, 2021
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    Enter the cocoon and become the butterfly

    I am a graduate of cohort 27 - 16 week Full-Stack Development with Java - and attest to the fact that Skill Distillery (SD) is all it claims to be. Like most things in life, you get with you give. If you apply yourself, show up daily, and ask for help when you need it, you will have the skills necessary to excel as a full stack software developer. The curriculum is spot on providing you with the necessary concepts making it easy to learn additional languages.
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Alicia Boddy
Alicia Boddy
Updated January 11, 2024
What Is VET TEC? VET TEC is a high-tech training pilot program that doesn t use GI Bill benefits and pays a monthly housing stipend to students in the program. VET TEC stands for V eteran E mployment T hrough T echnology E ducation C ourses. In other words, veterans can attend a coding bootcamp for free without using any GI Bill benefits! Insider Update FY '24 is the last year of the VET TEC pilot program. The pilot program will end on 4/1/24 or when funding is exhausted. The VET TEC Authorization ...
Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated July 07, 2015
Since the White House Department of Veterans Affairs hosted the first coding bootcamp roundtable in September 2014, it's been clear that the use of the GI Bill for bootcamp tuition is on the minds of both educators and government. Recently, Skill Distillery , a 19-week Java Coding Bootcamp in Denver, Colorado, was VA-Approved and began accepting the GI Bill- huge news! Skill Distillery CEO Cole Frock talks to Course Report about the process to become approved, why veterans ...
Harry Hantel
Harry Hantel
Updated July 01, 2015
Welcome to the June News Roundup, your monthly news digest full of the most interesting articles and announcements in the bootcamp space. Do you want something considered for the next News Roundup? Submit announcements of new courses, scholarships, or open jobs at your school! Coding Bootcamps In The Headlines Coding Bootcamp Enrollment Soars! (via Bloomberg) Skill Distillery is the First Coding Bootcamp Approved for GI Bill. Coding Dojo spotlighted in Geekwire News. ...
Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated September 11, 2014
With over 40,000 alumni from their Batky-Howell training courses, Bruce Batky and Cole Frock have recently launched their 19-week Java bootcamp, Skill Distillery , in Denver, Colorado. We catch up with Cole and Bruce to discuss their hands-on instruction, how they constructed the Java curriculum, and the types of companies Skill Distillery is partnering with to place graduates in jobs! Remember, the Course Report community is eligible for a 500 scholarship ...

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Skill Distillery Alumni Reviews Summary

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4.7
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4.8
Curriculum
4.7
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4.5
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Skill Distillery is a certified vocational school by the state of Colorado.
FAQs

How much does Skill Distillery cost?

Skill Distillery costs around $19,950.

What courses does Skill Distillery teach?

Skill Distillery offers courses like Full-Stack Web Development w/ Java Bootcamp (Online), Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite).

Where does Skill Distillery have campuses?

Skill Distillery has an in-person campus in Denver.

Is Skill Distillery worth it?

Skill Distillery hasn't shared alumni outcomes yet, but one way to determine if a bootcamp is worth it is by reading alumni reviews. 143 Skill Distillery alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Skill Distillery on Course Report - you should start there!

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We let alumni answer that question. 143 Skill Distillery alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Skill Distillery and rate their overall experience a 4.73 out of 5.

Does Skill Distillery offer scholarships or accept the GI Bill?

Yes, Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive Skill Distillery scholarship for $500 off tuition! Skill Distillery accepts the GI Bill!

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You can read 143 reviews of Skill Distillery on Course Report! Skill Distillery alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Skill Distillery and rate their overall experience a 4.73 out of 5.

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Skill Distillery is a certified vocational school by the state of Colorado.

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