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UNC Charlotte Boot Camps

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UNC Charlotte Boot Camps offer 12-week, full-time and 24-week, part-time courses in web development, and 24-week, part-time courses in data analytics, cybersecurity, and financial technology (FinTech). The full stack curriculum includes HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, Node.js, databases, MongoDB, MySQL, and Git.

The data curriculum includes programming in Excel, Python, R programming, JavaScript charting, HTML/CSS, API interactions, SQL, Tableau, fundamental statistics, machine learning, and more. Enjoy close collaboration with other professionals while receiving hands-on experience.

The cybersecurity curriculum offers hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity.

The fintech curriculum covers Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Ethereum, blockchain, and more.

UNC Charlotte Boot Camps are designed for professionals and students who are actively pursuing a career change or advancement or are looking to gain a new skill set.

Students will benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success through graduation and beyond. Services include portfolio reviews, mock interviews, and more. Graduates receive a Certificate of Completion from UNC Charlotte Continuing Education, completing the web development, data analytics, and FinTech programs with a portfolio of projects to demonstrate their working knowledge, or gaining skills applicable to industry certifications in our cybersecurity program.

UNC Charlotte Boot Camps are powered by Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand.

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  • Cybersecurity - Part-Time

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$13,495
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationCharlotte
    The Cybersecurity Boot Camp at UNC Charlotte is a challenging, part-time boot camp that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in IT, networking, and modern information security. Throughout the course of 24 intensive weeks, you will get hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity. You will also learn methods, techniques, and best practices for accurately conveying the severity of the risks facing an organization’s security posture.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Available through Climb Credit
    Tuition PlansPayment plan available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science and Visualization - Part-Time

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,745
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationCharlotte
    This boot camp is rigorous, fast-paced, and focused on the practical technical skills needed to analyze and solve data problems. Gain proficiency in a broad array of technologies like Excel, Python and R programming, JavaScript charting, SQL databases, Tableau, machine learning, and more. Throughout the boot camp, you will complete projects using real data sets from the worlds of finance, healthcare, government, social welfare, and more — allowing you to build a strong portfolio with a professional demonstration of mastery.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Available through Climb Credit
    Tuition PlansPayment plans available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Financial Technology - Part-Time

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    Algorithms, Blockchain, Excel, Machine Learning, Python
    OnlinePart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$11,995
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationCharlotte
    Get hands-on training and instruction in financial technology and analysis using popular tools and methods including Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Ethereum, and blockchain. Maintain your current schedule by studying the competitive curriculum part-time, and gain access to career services like resume and portfolio reviews, interview training, and 1:1 coaching.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Available through Climb Credit
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Full Stack Flex - Full-Time

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    CSS, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, MongoDB, MySQL, Node.js, Git, React.js
    OnlineFull Time20 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,245
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationCharlotte
    The Coding Boot Camp at UNC Charlotte is a 12-week, full-time web development boot camp. The full stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, React.js, databases, MongoDB, Node.js, MySQL, Command Line, Git, and more. Gain real-world experience through complex projects and build a professional portfolio that demonstrates your knowledge. Benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success in the job market including portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, workshops, and mock interviews.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Available through Climb Credit
    Tuition PlansPayment plans available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time

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    HTML, jQuery, Node.js, MongoDB, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, Git, React.js
    OnlinePart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,245
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationCharlotte
    The Coding Boot Camp at UNC Charlotte is a 24-week, part-time web development boot camp. The full stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, React.js, databases, MongoDB, Node.js, MySQL, Command Line, Git, and more. Gain real-world experience through complex projects and build a professional portfolio that demonstrates your knowledge. Benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success in the job market including portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, workshops, and mock interviews.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Available through Climb Credit
    Tuition PlansPayment plans available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes

2 Scholarships

  • $500 UNC Charlotte Boot Camps Scholarship

    Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive UNC Charlotte Boot Camps scholarship for $500 off tuition!

    Eligibility

    Offer is only valid for new applicants. Applicants who have already submitted an application cannot claim this scholarship. & This scholarship cannot be combined with other offers.

    Qualifying Courses

    • Data Science and Visualization - Part-Time (Charlotte)
  • $500 UNC Charlotte Boot Camps Scholarship

    Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive UNC Charlotte Boot Camps scholarship for $500 off tuition!

    Eligibility

    Offer is only valid for new applicants. Applicants who have already submitted an application cannot claim this scholarship. & This scholarship cannot be combined with other offers.

    Qualifying Courses

    • Cybersecurity - Part-Time (Charlotte)
    • Financial Technology - Part-Time (Charlotte)
  • Eric King • SEO and Web Developer • Graduate
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    Attending the bootcamp changed my life for the better, I truly had a wonderful experience from start to finish. It was also one of the hardest things I have ever attempted to do, but it put me in the position to succeed and that is extremely valuable. Like other reviewers have mentioned putting in time and effort is the only way to get any return on your investment. I recommend the program to anyone who has the drive to make a change in their life, wants a chance to change careers or just better their situation.

    The cirriculum is heavily monitered and allows you to get a solid foundation to build upon. The instrutors and TA's are fantastic and will do everything in their power to help you grow as a developer and succeed as a programmer. You will learn enough material to feel comfortable in any jr. developer role in the market.

    The support system in place through TA's, Instructors, Student Success Managers and tutoring, is what helps this program stand out. You will always feel like you have help along the path and that is another reason the program is successfully placing students after completing the program. Along with classroom support you will have access to career services support and this is invaulable - help with interviewing, working with recruiters, resume building, your brand, and your online presense. It makes this worth every penny.

    One of my greatest takeaways from the program are the people - the connections. The ability to work in teams, learn development workflow, practice soft skills, and prepare for being in the industry. I still keep in touch with classmates, who are now close friends and people I feel thankful to have met. I tutor students across the country working through the same program, it is battle tested! I worked as a teaching assistant for a short time and have seen the program from different sides, it puts everything in front of you to succeed if you are willing to strive for better.

    I am now working full-time in the industry at the job of my dreams, all the hard work paid off. I am in a position to grow and achieve so much success in my career.

    Finally to sum up my book here - treat this endevour like learning a new craft - learning anything takes practice. Programming isn't easy, that's why it pays well and it takes a special individual to do it. Learn to break down problems, absorb knowledge, if your stucks GOOGLE IT (get good at it), read documentation, ask for help, and work with your peers.

    Thanks and best of luck to all future students!

    Response From: Steve Cachat of UNC Charlotte Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Monday, Dec 11 2017
    Congratulations on securing the job of your dreams, Eric! We are thrilled to hear that our program had such a powerful and positive impact on your ability to achieve your career goals. As you mention, this course does require students to dedicate time and effort to learning these new web development skills, and we applaud you for all of the hard work you put into completing this course.

    It's terrific that you enjoyed our constantly-updated curriculum, and that our team as a whole provided you with the instruction and assistance you needed to be successful in this course. It's also wonderful to hear that you were able to make lasting connections and grow your professional network through our program.

    We really appreciate you taking the time leave a detailed review of your experience, and provide valuable advice for future students. We want you to now that we're cheering you on as you move forward in your career!
  • Life-Changing
    - 11/8/2017
    Dan Phillips • Web Developer • Graduate
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    This program provides excellent, constantly updated curriculum. In a profession where skill demand changes quickly, this can not be understated. But more importantly, the course teaches you how to think like a developer. I've found that this profession is more of a lifestyle and the learning does not end at graduation.

    The instructors are professionals with many years of real-world development experience. They can tell you exactly how the skills they are teaching will be useful in the marketplace. Their insights into things like interview skills & questions as well as the dynamics of working with other developers are invaluable. The advice and support the TA's provided was always very helpful. While not required, my TA would often answer messages quickly outside of class and office hours.

    Perhaps the most difficult thing for new developers to do is sell themselves. That’s where Career Services steps-in. While optional, Career Services offers occasional sessions (once or twice per month) to help students with resume development, interview prep, online presence review, etc. These were typically held before class on Saturday. If you complete these assignments, Career Services will actively help with your job search upon graduation. This is a huge benefit because they are well connected with local recruiters and businesses.  

    The course is not easy. It is not a magic coding pill that will create a new career out of thin air. It will be stressful and very frustrating at times. But the results will more than make up for the challenges. If you attend the classes AND career sessions, complete the homework assignments (15+ hours per week… try to do the more challenging options) and build a structure to continually learn and grow after graduation, opportunities WILL present themselves.

    Response From: Steve Cachat of UNC Charlotte Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Tuesday, Nov 14 2017
    Congratulations on completing the program, Dan! We really appreciate your taking the time to leave us your feedback. It's wonderful that you enjoyed our updated curriculum. 

    We love hearing that your instructors shared their real-world insights into the field of web development and that your TAs provided you with the support you needed to learn these valuable skills, even going above and beyond to provide assistance to our students. It's excellent that you were able to utilize the many resources we provide during the boot camp journey. Our Career Services team works hard to help students prepare for the job search process as best they can. 

    As you mention, this course can require students to contribute significant time and effort to learning web development, so we applaud your dedication. We're thrilled to hear that you feel this course was such a worthwhile experience. We're wishing you nothing but the best as you move forward in your career.
  • Career Change
    - 8/23/2017
    Jarrett Tolman • Graduate
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    I was interested in a change of direction for my career, had some previous coding experience, and knew that the internet is just a series of tubes. Before applying, I considered online courses but was more interested in the advantages of being part of an in person group dedicated to the same goal - it was amazing the growth in skill and confidence of the entire cohort! The support was great, from the TAs to Career Services and Student Success. The instructors clearly care about the students and have a passion for the craft. Guiding a group of 25-50 people of diverse backgrounds is not easy and a curriculum that listens to market trends may have to adjust on the fly. Sometimes the road is bumpy. The program is challenging and fast paced, but rewarding if you’re willing and able to commit the time and effort.

    Response From: Steve Cachat of UNC Charlotte Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Monday, Aug 28 2017
    Thank you for your review, Jarrett. We’re glad to hear that you had such a positive experience in this course. It’s wonderful that you and your classmates experienced so much growth in skill and confidence. It makes us proud to hear that our team, as a whole, is working hard to provide our students with all of the support that they need in order to be successful in this program. 


    You make an excellent point, as this program does require a commitment of time and effort from our students. This is useful insight for future students. Congratulations on completing the program, we wish you all the best in your future endeavors.


  • Fast-paced course
    - 6/28/2017
    Patrick Moore • Web Developer • Student
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    The Coding Boot Camp at UNCC taught me many of the fundamentals of Web Development in a short 6 months. The program was tough at times, and easy at other times. Through the skills I learned during both the technical curriculum, as well as the offerred career curriculum, I was able to procure a position about a month after graduating the course, with having absolutely no coding knowledge prior to signing up. The instructor was amazing, and a great developer with a sense of humor and passion for teaching that really helped during the tougher sections of the class.

    The course itself had a few hiccups (my class was the first of its kind at UNCC), but the staff seem dedicated to observing students and listening to feedback in order to smooth out bumps over time. Most assignments have an easy or hard version to help students pace themselves. There was also always someone available to help, whether it was over a dedicated chat system with the peers and instructors, or during office hours before and after class.

    My class had a variety of backgrounds and ages; there were folks already in the field trying to sharpen their skills, and beginners like me trying to find a new career. There were 3 main projects in the course that were done in groups, where we chose our own path and subject of the project, based around a set of guidelines and required technologies set forth by the instructor. We were assigned groups for the first two projects, I think based on apparent skill level and/or our individual preferences for front- or back-end (make it pretty, or make it function, basically). The last project was much more loose on whether we worked in groups, or who we paired with if we did, and was much more of a final real-world showcase of what we had all spent so much time learning. Together they built an impressive start for our portfolios.

    Response From: Steve Cachat of UNC Charlotte Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Thursday, Jun 29 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to share your review Patrick, and congratulations on your new position! We’re thrilled that our academic and career services team members were able to help you launch your career shortly after graduating.

    Our students are our number one priority. We’re constantly working to improve our processes, so feedback from our students is essential to our efforts. It is wonderful to hear that we were able to provide the help and support you needed in order to be successful.

    You bring up a crucial component of our program that is important for future students to know! The projects are designed to help students learn and build a comprehensive portfolio, while exposing them to the type of collaborative environment found in real-world web development positions.

    We’re so happy you were able to benefit from the program, but we regret that you were not completely satisfied in your experience with our curriculum and job assistance services. As you mentioned, we are a new program and we'd love to hear more from you about how we can improve the course. Please contact me at (704) 601-6030 so we can discuss the ways in which we can make this an even better experience for our students.

    We hope that you are proud of all of the hard work you put into the program, and we wish you the best of luck moving forward.

  • Anonymous • Student
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    Please avoid this bootcamp. As I'm sure most of you reading this post have found elsewhere throughout the web, that the UNC at Charlotte "Coding Bootcamp" actually has no affiliation whatsoever with the actual UNCC, other than paying them a portion of their revenue as a means to utilize the schools name & image. The actual company of this bootcamp is "Trilogy Education" or "2u", and a simple google search of either of the 2's "coding bootcamps" will give you a rough overview of how reprehensible of a company it is.

    Their "Pre-Screening"
    This is honestly this most comical portion of the process. The constant phone calls/emails/ and sales pitches this company does alone is a red flag. Upon your application, you are given a simple "assessment" with the difficulty level of a middle school math quiz, and are congratulated on your acceptance moments later. Is it virtually impossible for you to "fail" the assessment. It's simply a cover up to project the assumption that spots in the cohort are scarce. When they are in fact not, at all.

    Price
    Price wise the bootcamp is on the cheaper end. As it should be. After the first week of the bootcamp, there is a no refund policy & you are entitled to pay the entire amount regardless if you complete it or not. Grading in the bootcamp is relatively simple, the "grading system" & "graders" make it nearly impossible for you to fail an assignment (or the "bootcamp") unless little to absolutely no effort was put into the assignment.

    Content
    The content is basic front end & back end technologies with you only spending a couple days on each tech. Nothing you go over is thoroughly reviewed, and is mostly just skimmed over. Some of the technologies taught are extremely outdated and not handy in todays age of tech. A more desirable & modern skill of React is only briefly covered, in a total of 2-3 days, towards the end of the bootcamp.

    There was one seminar with a career services representative towards the end of the bootcamp, but it was only a stunt to butter us up as we neared the completion of the camp. Most, if not all, if what was preached to us during that meeting, turned out to be extremely exaggerated expectations on how they would cater to our needs throughout our job search, in which I describe below.

    "Career Services"/Post-Bootcamp
    Post-Bootcamp Trilogy/2u's career services are absolutely horrible. They are "unable" to help you with your job search until you are "employer ready" which is only after you have gone back and forth with your career advisor, multiple times, on edits to you resume, GitHub, and portfolio. With response back times as long as an entire week/s, the entire system is honestly no help. Throughout this time, you will be emailed "job recommendations" for positions you have no business applying for. Everything from Senior Java Developer roles (Java isn't even taught in the course...), Data Engineering roles, and so on, will be sent to your email multiple times throughout the week.

    Personal thoughts
    Throughout my cohort, around 20/25 people were enrolled. around 5-10 failed or dropped the course, and out of the remaining 15/20, only 5 were able to land full time positions. Keep in mind this company does not publicize its job placement percentages publicly...

    All in all, if you simply want a fast-pasted overview of a certain group of technologies, then this bootcamp should suffice. However, if you are looking for a bootcamp that actually offers you viable opportunity to begin your career change into the tech field, then I would search elsewhere for a more reputable bootcamp. Again if you don't trust my words, a simple google search on the company should corroborate everything stated here. Save your time & go else where.
    Response From: Boot Camp Team of UNC Charlotte Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Friday, May 06 2022
    Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback. The student experience is our top priority, and we regret to hear your boot camp experience did not live up to your expectations.

    Like you noted, UNC Charlotte School of Professional Studies has partnered with Trilogy Education Services (TES), a 2U, Inc., brand, to offer the UNC Charlotte Coding Boot Camp. TES works hand in hand with more than 50 top universities to expand access to tech education for working adults. Both UNC Charlotte School of Professional Studies and TES are truly dedicated to transforming participants' lives and aim to be fully transparent about this relationship throughout the entire learning experience.

    We have a multi-step admissions process to ensure that individuals are set up for success. We begin with an initial phone interview, followed by a timed, critical thinking and problem-solving assessment that applicants must pass with a score of 70 or above in order to move forward. Only once prospective learners have made it through these screenings are they accepted into the program. Our enrollment agreement and admissions process do strive to make the refund policy for the program clear, noting that refunds are not possible after the drop period ends.

    Our course material is designed to cover a broad array of topics using extensive research and input from industry employers, focusing on in-demand tools and technologies used in the local market while teaching participants how to learn so they can further hone their skills after completing the boot camp. We appreciate your feedback as we're constantly optimizing our curriculum and program offerings.

    We have a dedicated career services team that provides comprehensive professional development assistance. While we do not secure direct employment for our students, we do provide up to 75 hours of professional development opportunities which include resume and portfolio reviews, virtual tech panels, technical interview training, and 1:1 meetings with their Career Coach once there is an employer-ready resume on file. We begin by helping individuals become employer-ready, qualifying them for additional support services that will then help them progress to becoming employer-competitive candidates who can ultimately enter job interviews fully prepared. We aim to be responsive to every request we receive and apologize for any delays you experienced in communication.

    We would welcome the opportunity to speak with you further to see if we can provide any additional learning or career support you may need at this time. If you would like, please contact us directly at (704) 601-6030. 
  • Time well spent
    - 7/26/2017
    Anonymous • Graduate
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    Your mileage may vary, but here's my take:

    You're starry eyed, you hate your job and this is the way out...I get it. Take a breath and try to do some research so you can to get an idea of what you're getting yourself into. This is a field that requires a commitment to coding for as long as you want to be a professional developer-- always trying new things and always learning. This is a bootcamp that will have you doing homework, and projects in addition to self-study and class-time...in addition to anything else you have going on in your life.

    This bootcamp will lay the foundation for your career and expose you to things you never knew you could do, but it and any other bootcamp can not guarantee you a job. With that said, I felt it was money well spent for me. I'm currently employed as a developer,  doing a job that I enjoy very much. As a member of the first cohort, I made friends in the course that I'm still in touch with and I really felt that the bootcamp was all about the students. I loved my instructors, I loved my TA's and the support from career services and student success were on point. There was one point in the course where I just felt I couldn't do it. I had it pretty bad...whatever "it" was. It was nice that I could open up and talk to the people in the bootcamp to help me through it. I was even given a rubber duck at no additional charge by a man named Steve.(this duck may have been a temporary promotion). I still keep that rubber duck on my desk at work, it's an important reminder for me. The campus is in the city so you'll either have to find metered parking or buy a parking pass. We had students from all ages and backgrounds and everyone had their ups and downs, but I would say that everyone left with a new set of skills that they could use at their current job, new job, or in their personal life. If you have a full-time job during the part-time program it is possible, but challenging. Anticipate the bootcamp taking up a chunk of your life for 6 months. I wonder how much more I would have learned in college if the education system was structured this way! Go for it, this is a good one!

    Response From: Steve Cachat of UNC Charlotte Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Friday, Jul 28 2017
    Congratulations on your position as a developer! And thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. As you mention, it’s important for future students to know that this course does require a time commitment for dedicated study and practice outside of class. You also make an excellent point in that professional web developers are often required to learn new languages and tools. These are fantastic insights.

    It’s wonderful that you enjoyed the collaborative atmosphere, and were able to build a network of peers within your cohort. We know that the ability to work with others is important in the field of web development, so we’ve designed a curriculum that incorporates opportunities for teamwork in order to simulate real-world professional working conditions.

    We love that you enjoyed duck-debugging, and that our team was able to support you during the rigors of this program. We hope you’re proud of all of the hard work you put into completing the course. We’re so excited for your continued success, and wish you all the best in your future endeavors.