The University of Illinois Chicago Coding Bootcamp

Launch your software engineering career in as few as 12 weeks full-time or 26 weeks part-time.

Become a professional web developer through the UIC Coding Bootcamp. Choose between full- and part-time depending on your schedule and learn the in-demand fullstack JavaScript skills you need to kick-start a fulfilling tech career.

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Become a professional web developer through the UIC Coding Bootcamp. Choose between full- and part-time depending on your schedule and learn the in-demand fullstack JavaScript skills you need to kick-start a fulfilling tech career.

The Demand for Web Developers

From Chicago to the United States as a whole, software developers are in high demand. According to research from EMSI, there are thousands of open web development and technology roles in the Chicagoland area alone.

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Nationally, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of software developers is projected to grow 21 percent from 2018 to 2028. Businesses actively seeking web development professionals span across all industries and sizes, including local high-tech employers like Google, LinkedIn, and Salesforce, to name a few.

Students who complete the UIC Coding Bootcamp will be well equipped for roles like Web Developer, Junior Software Developer, Front-End Developer, and many others.

Add Coding Skills to Your Resume Today

The UIC Coding Bootcamp provides students with career guidance every step of the way, from resume assistance to preparing students for successful physical and technical interviews.

Program Type Application Deadline Class Dates Class Schedule Course Format
Full-Time February 7, 2022 February 14, 2022–May 6, 2022 Weekdays,
8:30am CT–2:30pm CT
Live Online
Part-Time February 8, 2022 February 15, 2022–August 13, 2022
Tue/Thu
6:00pm CT–9:00pm CT
Sat: 8:30am CT–12:30pm CT
Live Online
Program Type Full-Time
Application Deadline February 7, 2022
Class Dates February 14, 2022–May 6, 2022
Class Schedule Weekdays,
8:30am CT–2:30pm CT
Course Format Live Online
Program Type Part-Time
Application Deadline February 8, 2022
Class Dates February 15, 2022–August 13, 2022
Class Schedule
Tue/Thu
6:00pm CT–9:00pm CT
Sat: 8:30am CT–12:30pm CT
Course Format Live Online

Fullstack Academy is a top-ranked immersive school for web development and cybersecurity training. Fullstack offers comprehensive in-person and remote training opportunities across the U.S. and prepares students with the in-demand skills they need to launch fulfilling tech careers.

Graduates are assisted by a dedicated career service team and leave as members of the Fullstack–UIC community—a supportive alumni network that can help open doors to future jobs in Chicago and beyond.

Fullstack brings its learning method, reputation, and community to the UIC Coding Bootcamp to make software developer training more accessible to individuals outside of traditional tech hubs.

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How It Works

Overview

  • Part-Time: 26-week immersive

  • Full-Time: 12-week immersive

  • 15 hours of homework per week

  • Receive professional development assistance—including resume, networking, and interview guidance—to jump-start a lucrative career in web development.

  • Gain dedicated career support from our talented team of Career Coaches

  • Students receive a certificate from UIC Extended Campus upon completing the program.

Class Schedule

Part-Time Class Schedule

Mon/Wed

6:00pm CT–9:00pm CT

Saturdays

8:30am CT–12:30pm CT

Course Format:

100% Live Online

Full-Time Class Schedule

Weekdays

8:30am CT–2:30pm CT

Course Format:

100% Live Online

Tuition

We aim to ensure that every applicant, regardless of budget, has the opportunity to break into a career in web development.
There are many ways to pay for your bootcamp experience including self-pay, employer-pay, government assistance, scholarships and personal loans. Learn more about payment options.
Full Tuition Early Enrollment Discount Scholarships
$12,910 $250 $500

Students will need to make an initial deposit at enrollment with the remaining balance due one week prior to the first day of the cohort.

UIC Tech Bootcamps is committed to making tech education more accessible, so we’re reducing the enrollment deposit to $99* (normally $1,000) for Spring 2022 cohorts. Get started on your journey before the deposit increases!

Students who apply and enroll before 10/4/21 for the Full-Time November cohort and 11/1/21 for the Part-Time December cohort will receive an automatic $250 discount on tuition.

UIC current students, alumni and employees receive a $500 scholarship.

$1,000

Military Scholarship for March 2021 cohort, $1,000 Military Scholarship for subsequent cohorts (Current military personnel or veterans)

Full Tuition
$12,910

Students will need to make an initial deposit at enrollment with the remaining balance due one week prior to the first day of the cohort.

UIC Tech Bootcamps is committed to making tech education more accessible, so we’re reducing the enrollment deposit to $99* (normally $1,000) for Spring 2022 cohorts. Get started on your journey before the deposit increases!

Early Enrollment Discount
$250

Students who apply and enroll before 10/4/21 for the Full-Time November cohort and 11/1/21 for the Part-Time December cohort will receive an automatic $250 discount on tuition.

Scholarships
$500

UIC current students, alumni and employees receive a $500 scholarship.

$1,000

Military Scholarship for March 2021 cohort, $1,000 Military Scholarship for subsequent cohorts (Current military personnel or veterans)

*Offer eligibility: Upon admittance into the program, pay the $99 non-refundable deposit in full prior to the enrollment date or by January 21, 2022, whichever date comes first.

Change Your Career. Change Your Life.

Double your income with a new career in software development by learning fullstack JavaScript in 12-26 weeks.

Entry-level Junior Software Engineers in Chicago make $82,097 on average, with average salaries of $109,000 for mid- to senior-level roles, making it an exciting time to start a career in software development.

Graduates of the UIC Coding Bootcamp will qualify for full-time software development positions that could earn them a starting salary that’s +15% higher than the average salary in Chicago.

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What You Will Learn

Our curriculum is broken into three phases and is built to be hands-on and give you experience working with other developers. By the time you graduate, you’ll have used what you learned to produce a portfolio of projects you can show employers.

  • Curriculum teaches fullstack JavaScript.

  • Career development team works with students during and after the program to help them get hired.

  • Graduates qualify for software developer jobs, software engineering jobs, web developer jobs, and more.

  • Phase 1

    Web Foundations

    HTML
    Responsive CSS
    Data Types & Expressions & Conditionals
    Looping
    Functions & Methods
    Object Literals & Arrays
    Git & Github
    Command Line
  • Phase 2

    Front-End Development

    Document Object Model (DOM)
    Events & Event Listeners
    Single Page Applications
    AJAX
    React
    React Router
    Intro to APIs
  • Phase 3

    Back-End and Fullstack Development

    Intro to Servers
    Node
    Express
    Databases & Database Design
    SQL, Postgres
    Authentication
    Encryption & Hashing
    Deployment

Who Should Attend

Both the full- and part-time programs are specifically designed for beginners. There’s no experience required to apply, be accepted, or succeed.

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Successful bootcamp students have backgrounds in:

Teaching

Teaching

Finance

Finance

Retail

Retail

Healthcare

Healthcare

Graphic Design

Graphic Design

Admin

Admin

Biology

Biology

And more...

And more...

If this sounds like you, apply today and join others like you on the first steps to a life-changing career.

FAQs

The coding curriculum is broken down into three main areas: 1. Web Foundations (Responsive CSS, Data Types, Looping, etc.); 2. Front-End Development (AJAX, React, Intro to APIs, etc.); and 3. Back-End & Fullstack Development (Node, Express, SQL, etc.). Grads of the UIC Coding Bootcamp learn the skills they need to be qualified for entry-level roles like Junior Software Engineer and Front-End Developer.

For a syllabus on your program of interest, click here and fill out the form.

Many of our part-time students are working full time while taking the program. Keep in mind that there are 10 hours in class and 15-20 hours worth of homework per week.

Yes, the UIC Coding Bootcamp is beginner-friendly. It’s specifically designed for professionals who have no previous experience in coding. While some background knowledge is helpful, the only expectation is that students have general computer literacy skills in basics like efficiently using the internet/cloud and Windows.

Your time with our career success team will include everything from workshops to one-on-one office hours to phone chats before big interviews. And on top of all that, the team will be working behind the scenes to find openings that are right for you and staying up-to-date on the latest recruiting trends to make sure they prepare you for everything.

To be eligible for the program, you must be at least 18 years old and a high school grad/GED holder by the start date of your intended cohort.

Complete the application, take the assessment (~30 minutes), and receive a decision. At any point in the process, you can also schedule a time to speak with one of our Student Advisors who can walk you through the process and answer your questions.

Graduates earn a certificate of completion issued by the University of Illinois Chicago and Fullstack Academy.

Ready to Start Learning?

Apply to study at the UIC Coding Bootcamp today.

  1. Fill out our online application form

  2. Take our nontechnical assessment

    • Timed — 30 minutes
    • No coding experience required
    • Covers logical reasoning
    • Complete at the best time for you
  3. Receive an entrance decision

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