UCR Extension Boot Camps
Applicants do not need prior experience to enroll, but once admitted, all students will complete a pre-course tutorial. As the programs are part-time, UCR Extension Boot Camps are designed for working professionals and students who are actively pursuing a career change or advancement or looking to gain a new skill set.
Throughout the 24-week boot camps, students have access to career-planning services including resume and portfolio reviews, technical interview training, virtual tech panels, 1:1 coaching, and more. Those who complete the program will receive a Certificate of Completion from UCR Extension Professional Studies and will have a portfolio of projects demonstrating a working knowledge of web development or learn skills applicable to certifications in our cybersecurity program.
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- Review- 7/24/2019Julian K Hicks • Student • Course: Full-Stack Flex - Part-Time • Campus: Riverside • Verified via LinkedInThe Bootcamp is an enlightening experience, there will be tough days. In the beginning the course will be overwhelmingly, hard and frustrating, but stick with it you will learn alot. Get help from fellow classmates, stay after class for advice get a tutor whatever it takes to help you be employer competitive
Response From: Boot Camp Team of UCR Extension Boot CampsTitle: Community TeamSunday, Jul 28 2019We appreciate your review, Julian! Great advice for future students—getting help from classmates and taking advantage of the available tutoring will help you succeed. Congratulations on successfully completing the course! Best of luck moving forward.
- Wonderful!- 7/24/2019Devanshi Mathur • Student • Course: Full-Stack Flex - Part-Time • Campus: Riverside • Verified via LinkedIn
It was a wonderful course! I really appreciate the way that they introduce lessons, the homework assignments are all really helpful, and the projects that we do in this course really prep you for job interviews when they ask you to show what you have worked on. The TAs are the true stars of the show! I have even found the career services really wonderful. It is a lot of hard work, you will be learning many things on your own. However, it is a great way to shift fields (like I am doing) and learn a great breadth of skills.
Response From: Boot Camp Team of UCR Extension Boot CampsTitle: Community TeamSunday, Jul 28 2019Thanks so much, Devanshi! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the program and benefited from the support of our entire boot camp team. Like you said, this course will require hard work, so we commend all your dedication. Congratulations on graduating and all the best in your future endeavors!
- Full-Stack Web Development- 6/17/2019Nathan Serrano • Full-Stack Web Developer • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Flex - Part-Time • Campus: Riverside • Verified via LinkedIn
I had already heard about coding bootcamps from a friend and because I had wanted to make a career change, I decided to start researching on my own. After finding out more, I decided that it was something that I could really benefit from and also sounded like a good way to gain valuable skills in order to make a switch into something as exciting as the tech field. I eventually decided to enroll within the coding bootcamp offered at UCR Extension.
Although it was part-time, it was still a challenging experience that felt fast-paced for someone like me who had basically zero coding experience. So I did have to spend a lot more time outside of class in order to really understand the concepts/material. However the instructor and teaching assistants were clearly knowledgeable and provided great resources, tools and tips for learning to code, as well as their own insights about a career in coding which I had found invaluable.
The bootcamp also provides a career service which I thought was especially notable, because even though it is not required to use this service in order to graduate from the bootcamp, they offer some really great help. I was provided a profile coach who offered awesome help for my resume, portfolio, and linkedin profile. I was also assigned a career director who has provided insightful tips for job searching, interviewing, and even 1-on-1 coaching sessions. So I really recommend that this resource be taken advantage of!
Overall a solid experience that I can recommend to anyone trying to begin a career in coding. There are some really great help and tools that they provide in order to help you on your journey, BUT do expect to work hard and do some heavy lifting on your part because it is not easy!
Response From: Boot Camp Team of UCR Extension Boot CampsTitle: Community TeamMonday, Jun 17 2019Way to go, Nathan! We're thrilled you chose our program to make a significant career change. It's great to hear you benefited from the support of our instructional team and found their assistance to be invaluable. Great advice for prospective students—taking advantage of career services will prove to be helpful in the job search. Congratulations on successfully completing the boot camp and thank you for your review! We wish you continued success as you move forward.
- Full Stack Web Development- 6/8/2019Rebecca Hom • Full-Stack Web Developer • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Flex - Part-Time • Campus: Riverside • Verified via LinkedIn
Even though I had prior experience with coding, it was difficult for me to move forward in a career in web development with my skill set. I signed up for the Coding Boot Camp to improve on my existing skills in addition to learning new ones.
The Coding Boot Camp at the UCR Extension was challenging at times due to the fast-paced nature of the course as well as the breadth of topics covered in the class. Although the class is 10 hours per week, I spent more than that amount of time working on the homework assignments, re-doing activities, and reading about the topic. However, the best aspect of the Coding Boot Camp was the group projects: it fostered a better bond between my teammates and myself as well as pushed us out of our comfort level to complete the project competently and on-time.
I believe that my experience at the Coding Boot Camp would not have gone as well as it did without the instructors and TAs. Joe Tanksley, the instructor for the cohort I was in, was very knowledgable about the topics he taught and communicated them effectively. The TAs, Hans and Sean, were very helpful and graded the assignments in a timely manner with useful feedback.
In addition to the course curriculum, there were optional Career Services assignments. I found these useful in getting a better understanding for writing a brand statement and resume, creating a portfolio website, and preparing for interviews. Along with meeting with the career director, I feel better prepared for finding a job in the tech industry.
Overall, the Coding Boot Camp was a great experience that I highly recommend to learn about programming in web development, developing relationships with your cohorts, and building fantastic websites.
Response From: Boot Camp Team of UCR Extension Boot CampsTitle: Community TeamTuesday, Jun 11 2019Amazing, Rebecca! We're thrilled you were able to further develop your existing web development skills and enjoyed the group projects. Our mission is to enable student success, so we're glad to hear you benefited from the support of our entire team—we also think Joe, Hans, and Sean are fantastic. Congratulations on graduating and thank you for your review! Best of luck in all your future endeavors.
- Full Stack- 5/30/2019Rhea Q • Full Stack Web Developer • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Flex - Part-Time • Campus: Riverside • Verified via LinkedIn
I first heard about a Coding Bootcamp from my cousin who also took a similar bootcamp, but in Seattle, and hers was a year program compared to the 24 week course I took. I had no clue what coding was until she told me about what she did, and it peaked my interest. I started looking for schools local to me and found the one at the UCR extension. The course is no joke, it was an instense 24 weeks, in which I spent not only 10 hours in class, but also 40-50 hours of studying. Studying as in watching videos, redoing activities and a lot of reading. In the end, it was worth learning the world of coding. Along with the homework, we weren't required to use career services, but they did help with writing resumes, brand statements, and interviewing. They do NOT help you find a job, but they do help you become employer competitive. I enjoyed the instructor and TAs that I had. They were very highly qualified and knowledgeble in both front end and back end web developement. Overall, I had a good experience learning about coding.
Response From: Boot Camp Team of UCR Extension Boot CampsTitle: Community TeamFriday, May 31 2019Thank you for your review, Rhea! We're happy you enjoyed the program and committed extensive time to master the course material. Our team is passionate about helping students succeed, so it's great to hear you found our instructors and TAs to be knowledgable. Congratulations on successfully completing the boot camp! All the best as you move forward.
- Full-Stack Web Development- 5/21/2019Avery Bradley • Systems Analyst • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Flex - Part-Time • Campus: Riverside • Verified via LinkedInThe Coding bootcamp at UCR extension is an excellent course to take for entering the tech industry. It is an intensive course with excellent instructors and TAs. Like any other course, it requires a great deal of studying outside of class. Class is three times a week, twice in the evening and once on Saturday in the mid-morning. It is designed to be taken in addition to working full-time, though I would not recommend balancing full-time employment with this class, since it requires a lot of work. Expect to spend twenty hours a week outside of class studying and working on technically challenging homework and projects. I found it to be an excellent supplement to my bachelor's degree. I would not recommend taking this class as a replacement of a bachelor's degree, though it is certainly possible to get into the tech industry solely with this certificate. Most software development jobs require a bachelor's in addition to the skills learned in this course, but there are certainly opportunities for those without a degree. One of the greatest aspects of this course is the three group projects throughout the entirety of the course. Make sure to put in a lot of effort when working on these projects, as this is what employers will be judging you on. After working hard with your group for three projects, you bond strongly and grow very fond of each other. Also, it is important that a prospective student knows that the job assistance aspect of this course is entirely online. This discouraged a lot of students from scheduling appointments with the career director but don't miss the chance to have someone assist you in your job search after the program. The career director that I worked with did an excellent job at helping me with things from resume and cover letter refinement to interview follow up emails and many other small yet crucial parts. She was also genuinely interested in my job search and she helped make the entire process run more smoothly. Overall, I highly recommend taking this course if you are genuinely interested in web development and programming.
Response From: Boot Camp Team of UCR Extension Boot CampsTitle: Community TeamThursday, May 23 2019Way to go, Avery! We're thrilled you enjoyed the boot camp and benefited from the group projects. Like you mentioned, this course does require a significant amount of time to studying and mastering the material outside of the classroom, so we commend all your hard work. Congratulations on successfully graduating and thank you for your review! Best of luck as you move forward.
- Front-End Developer- 4/10/2019Charles Duncan • Front-End Developer • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Flex - Part-Time • Campus: Riverside • Verified via LinkedIn
Before going into this course I had no knowledge of code. This course along with the instructor, Joe Tanksley, and both TA's Sean Roshan & Hans Tang took me from being a zero to hero. It did not come over night and did take a lot of hours studying, but most of all not giving up.
By the end of the course I gained the skills needed to land a job building websites. The career support team is super helpful, there to assist you on your way by creating an employer competitve resume, building a portfolio, as well as job placement.
Overall, this bootcamp was a great experience both for building relationships with your cohorts and being able to create phenomenal sites.
Response From: Boot Camp Team of UCR Extension Boot CampsTitle: Community TeamMonday, Apr 15 2019We appreciate your review, Charles! It's great to hear you were able to successfully learn the fundamentals of full-stack web development and land an exciting new role. Our entire boot camp team is truly passionate about helping students succeed, so we're glad this resonated with you. Congratulations on graduating, we're cheering you on as you begin this next phase of your career!
- Nolen Diggs • Independent Consultant • Student • Course: Full-Stack Flex - Part-Time • Campus: Riverside • Verified via LinkedIn
The Boot Camp at UCR is very well done. This program offers current technology, and ensures that students are prepaired for jobs. The instructor was a well seasoned professional. He was able to share important insights about careers as Front and Backend Web Developers. His name was Joe Tanksley. The TEA's, which supported our class, were well versed in front and backend web design. They provided great support during excercises. They were Sean and Hans.
This course is not easy. It takes a greatdeal of work and preperation, but it is well worth it. This program also offers a very good career placement service. This propgram does a good job of helping attendees with resume and brand devlopement. Overall, this is a great program and well worth the investment.
Response From: Boot Camp Team of UCR Extension Boot CampsTitle: Community TeamMonday, Apr 15 2019Thank you for sharing your boot camp experience, Nolen! We're thrilled you felt supported by our entire instructional team and have to agree that Joe, Sean, and Hans are pretty great. Great advice for prospective students—this course requires a great deal of work and preparation but is well worth it. Congratulations on graduating, we wish you all the best moving forward!
- Full-Stack Web Development- 5/30/2019Kasey Fillpot • Full-Stack Developer • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Flex - Part-Time • Campus: Riverside
Enrolling in the coding bootcamp at UCR was the best decision I could have made for myself. While the course is rigorous and fast-paced, Joe(instructor) & Hans & Sean(T.A.'s) were extremely helpful and patient.
You can expect to spend about 20+ hours on homework, depending on the difficulty and your level of comfort with the material. Projects were a blast to work on and you get to meet a lot of great people.
If you decide to join this field, I would highly suggest the coding bootcamp at UCR. This course has allowed me to make a better life for myself and my family. I will be forever thankful for the knowledge I've gained.
Response From: Boot Camp Team of UCR Extension Boot CampsTitle: Community TeamFriday, May 31 2019Thanks so much, Kasey! We're happy to hear our instructional team supported you throughout your boot camp journey—we also have to agree that Joe, Hans, and Sean are fantastic. Dedicating extensive time outside of class to mastering the course material is great advice for prospective learners, so we appreciate you sharing this helpful insight. Congratulations on graduating, we wish you continued success in all your coding endeavors!
- Web developer- 4/10/2019Lidia Davidson • Graduate • Campus: Riverside
Before the course I never practiced or learned about web development. I did not have any idea how fascinating this journey can be until my fellow programmer told her experience and how big this field is. Yes, I could learn by myself, but it is not that easy how some youtube bloggers say, especially when you work full-time and have a family. There should be some structured learning process and group work involved to start thinking about coding and living by it.
I would like to thank my teacher Joe Tanksley, also TA guys Sean Roshan and Hans Tang for their dedicated work teaching us and helping with challanges, fixing our bugs and motivating us to keep pushing ourselves to the next level. I got an awesome team we keep in touch after the bootcamp and great friends!
I want to add though, It is not an easy course, very fast paced!!! I had a feeling that I was behind all the time, unfortunately. They require to work on challanging homeworks every week, plus three big team projects, it can go over 20 hours a week.. But it is all worth it at the end and I am satusfied with what we came by the end of the course.
They also offer career services with weekly sessions on different topics related to job search, resume, technical interviews etc. Career coach Irene Tirella gives tips and tricks for building the best resume, social profiles, how to conduct a job search.
Response From: Boot Camp Team of UCR Extension Boot CampsTitle: Community TeamMonday, Apr 15 2019Amazing, Lidia! Thank you for choosing our program to initiate a career in web development. We're happy to hear you made lasting connections and were continuously motivated by our instructional team—Joe, Sean, and Hans are fantastic. Congratulations on completing the boot camp and thank you for your review! Best of luck in all your future endeavors.