The University of Illinois Chicago Coding Bootcamp
Launch your Web Developer career in 12-26 weeks online
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Program at a Glance
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Why Learn Web Development
The Demand for Web Developers
Software developers are in high demand across the country.
According to data from Lightcast™ . 2022, the employment of software developers is projected to grow 32% percent from 2020 to 2030. Businesses actively seeking web development professionals span all industries and sizes, and include local high-tech employers like Goldman Sachs, Adobe, Accenture, and Array (Lightcast™ . 2022).
Hiring for roles like Back-End Engineer, Computer Programmer, Full-Stack Engineer, and Web Developer, these companies are rapidly growing and building out their software development teams. UIC Coding Bootcamp grads will be well equipped for these roles and many others.
Bootcamp Application and Start Dates
Fullstack Academy is a top-ranked immersive school for web development and cybersecurity training. Fullstack Academy offers comprehensive remote training opportunities across the U.S. and prepares students with the in-demand skills they need to launch fulfilling tech careers.
Fullstack Academy 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.
How the University of Illinois Chicago Coding Bootcamp Works
The UIC Coding Bootcamp is designed for students to pursue high-quality tech education while continuing to balance work or other commitments. Our program provides you with the flexibility to fit career development into your life.
Part-time and full-time bootcamp programs are available.
Bootcamp classes combine live online instruction taught by industry-experienced professionals with independent learning assignments.
Tuesday and Thursday Classes (With an Optional Lab on Wednesdays)
Monday and Wednesday Classes (With an Optional Lab on Tuesdays)
Labs correspond with the start time of your regular classes. Participation in the weekly lab is optional, but strongly encouraged.
All classes are held Monday-Friday.
Class time and schedule options vary by month and are subject to change. To see available class times and schedules for your cohort of choice, complete your application or schedule a call with a student advisor.
There are many ways to pay for your bootcamp experience including self-pay, employer-pay, local/state government assistance, scholarships and personal loans. Learn more about payment options.
UIC Tech Bootcamps is committed to making tech education more accessible, so we’re reducing the enrollment deposit to $99 for a limited time.
Enrollment Deposit -
Tuition During Program - $13,396
Total Tuition - $13,495
*Offer eligibility: Upon admittance into the program, pay the $99 non-refundable deposit in full prior to the enrollment date.
$500 Community Scholarship*
For UIC alumni, current students, and employees.
$1,000 Military Scholarship**
For active-duty service members and military veterans.
*Only the Chicago campus of the University of Illinois system is eligible for the Community Scholarship.
**Valid ID required.
Big Return on Your Investment
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.
What You Will Learn
Learn live online from industry-experienced professionals
Gain hands-on practice working with other developers
Graduate with a portfolio of projects to show employers
Receive career coaching and job search support
Be prepared for in-demand roles like Back-End Engineer, Computer Programmer, Full-Stack Engineer, and Web Developer
Along with the classroom sessions, students can attend a weekly lab where they can review key concepts, catch up on assignments, and work alongside peers. To prepare students for real-life work scenarios and environments, students also take part in career simulations during their training.
Unit (Weeks )
Graphical User Interface
Command Line Interface
Git & GitHub
Intro to front-end development
Development Team dynamics
Career Simulation - Front-end foundations project
CSS & HTML
Conditionals & comparisons
Loops & arrays
Objects & methods
Document Object Model
ES6 modules & the prototype chain
Career simulation - front-end development project
Intro to React
State & props
Career simulation - React project
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Career simulation - back-end project
Career simulation - full-stack development projects
Future planning for self-directed learning
*Please note that this is a sample curriculum and is subject to change.
Bootcamp grads are highly sought after by some of the world’s leading companies.
UIC Tech Bootcamps are powered by Fullstack Academy. The companies listed above have hired Fullstack Academy NYC graduates.
Who Should Attend
The bootcamps are specifically designed for beginners. There’s no experience required to apply, be accepted, or succeed. Apply today and join others just like you on the first steps to a life-changing career.
Successful bootcamp students have backgrounds in:
If this sounds like you, apply today and join others just like you on the first steps to a life-changing career.
The coding curriculum is broken up into five units:
Front-End Foundations: Explore the fundamentals of front-end web development, including CSS, HTML, and Command Line Interface.
Back-End Development: Learn back-end development, Structured Query Language (SQL), and API routes.
Full-Stack Development: Complete a Capstone project and expand your portfolio.
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 (60 minutes), and receive a decision. While taking the assessment, you may pause to save your progress and return at a later time. 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?
Once you’re ready to start your tech journey, here are the steps you can expect in the admissions process.
- Fill out our online application form
- Take our nontechnical assessment
- No coding experience required
- Covers logical reasoning
- Sent to you immediately upon submission of application
- Receive an entrance decision