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The University of Illinois Chicago Coding Bootcamp

Launch your Web Developer career in 12-26 weeks online

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 full-stack JavaScript skills you need to kick-start a fulfilling tech career.

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Why Learn Web Development

One of the most rewarding tech positions is a Web Developer. Web developers work with coding to program a website or app, leveraging their technical and creative sides into a lucrative future in tech. UIC Coding Bootcamps teach Full stack Javascript to new to growing developers, giving them the skills to work cross-functionally on front-end and back-end development. Web developers can specialize their skills to become software developers, junior software engineers, and more.
There are many developers who can work from anywhere in the world, or as freelancers.

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 Web Developer and Software Engineer, these companies are rapidly growing and building out their software development team. Graduates of the UIC Coding Bootcamp will be well equipped for these roles and more!

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Fullstack Academy is a top-ranked immersive school for web development and cybersecurity training. Fullstack offers comprehensive 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.

How the UIC 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.

  • All bootcamp classes are instructor-led and taught 100% online.

  • Multiple class times are offered so you can choose which option works best with your schedule.

Part-time and full-time bootcamp programs are available.

  • All classes are held on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

    You can choose which class time works best for you in the application process.

    • 8:30am-11:30am CT
    • 5:30pm-8:30pm CT
    • 6:30pm-9:30pm CT
    • 7:30pm-10:30pm CT
  • All classes are held Monday-Friday.

    You can choose which class time works best for you in the application process.

    • 8:30am-2:30pm CT
    • 10:30am-4:30pm CT

Class time options vary by month and are subject to change. To see available class times 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 - $1,000 $99*
    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

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

Entry-level web developers in Chicago make an average of $81,600 (Lightcast™ . 2022), making it an exciting time to start a career in software and web development.

Graduates of the UIC Coding Bootcamp will qualify for full-time development positions that could earn them a starting salary that is +63% higher than the average salary in Chicago.

What You Will Learn

Our curriculum is broken into three phases designed to provide all the necessary skills as well as hands-on experience working with other developers. Unlike a basic coding course or coding bootcamp, you’ll graduate with a portfolio of projects to demonstrate your skills to potential employers.

  • Coding classes teach full-stack JavaScript

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

  • Students who finish the program qualify for jobs as web developers, software developers, junior software engineers, and more

  • HTML
  • Responsive CSS
  • Data Types & Expressions & Conditionals
  • Looping
  • Functions & Methods
  • Object Literals & Arrays
  • Git & Github
  • Command Line
  • Document Object Model (DOM)
  • Events & Event Listeners
  • Single Page Applications
  • AJAX
  • React
  • React Router
  • Intro to APIs
  • Intro to Servers
  • Node
  • Express
  • Databases & Database Design
  • SQL, Postgres
  • Authentication
  • Encryption & Hashing
  • Deployment

*Please note that this is a sample curriculum and is subject to change.

Career Support

Take our full-time or part-time web development courses to learn software engineering, full-stack JavaScript, and more, to jumpstart your tech career! Plus, get job search preparation and support to get ahead in the career you want.

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:




Customer service

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And more

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 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 (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.

  1. Fill out our online application form
  2. Take our nontechnical assessment
    • No coding experience required
    • Covers logical reasoning
    • Sent to you immediately upon submission of application
  3. Receive an entrance decision
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