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UMass Amherst Coding Boot Camp

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UMass Amherst Coding Boot Camp

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UMass Amherst Coding Boot Camp is a 24-week, part-time web development course offered in Boston. The full-stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, Java, Database Theory, MongoDB, Heroku, Git, and more. Applicants do not need programming experience to enroll, but once admitted, all students will complete a pre-course tutorial. As the program is part-time, UMass Amherst Coding Boot Camp is 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 camp, students have access to career-planning services, portfolio review, demo days, and recruiting advice. Graduates will receive a certificate from UMass Amherst and will have a portfolio of projects demonstrating a working knowledge of web development.

UMass Amherst Coding Boot Camp is powered by Trilogy Education services.

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  • Great Program!
    - 1/11/2018
    Anonymous • Web Developer • Graduate
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    This course was offered in partnership with Trilogy Education Services. I was in their first cohort, but I'm not sure if UMass Amherst has any future cohorts planned with Trilogy. In any case, Trilogy does the majority of the work in providing the curriculum and teaching the courses, so my review applies to other Coding Bootcamps that Trilogy offers in partnership with any other university in the country.

    I don't want to write a lenghty review, but it suffices to say that I have learned a lot in the program. In just six months, I went from working in the hotel industry to being offered a job as a Junior Web Developer for $70K, a $20K increase from my previous job. I was offered this job two days ago - exactly 30 days after the program ended.

    The majority of the students in my cohort did not come from a tech background but were natural problem solvers and analytical thinkers (a few were not, but still did quite well). They were also from diverse backgrounds, including a recent immigrant from Eastern Europe who works as a waiter, a local Boston father of two young children who works in construction, a theologian, and an African American woman who is part of the LGBTQ community. Everyone did extremely well in the program and I am confident they will all be getting jobs soon in the industry.

    Response From: Anna White of UMass Amherst Coding Boot Camp
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Monday, Feb 05 2018
    Hi Anonymous,

    We're thrilled that you had such a positive experience with this course. We love hearing that our program has had a powerful impact on your career, and allowed you access to the opportunities in the field of web development that you were looking for.

    As you mention, this program is intended for students and working professionals from a variety of professional and academic backgrounds. That is why we provide our students with support in the form of in-class instruction and assistance from instructors and TAs, free tutoring sessions, live and virtual office hours, and constant communication through a dedicated Slack channel. This helps us to ensure that our students receive every opportunity for success. 

    We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Congratulations on your new position as a Jr. Web Developer, we wish you continued success as you move forward in your career.