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Burlington Code Academy

Courses: JavaScript After Hours, UX Design After Hours, UX Design Bootcamp, Web Development Bootcamp

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Burlington

About Burlington Code Academy

Burlington Code Academy is an immersive coding and UX/UI Design bootcamp located in Burlington, VT. They offer full-time and part-time courses in both Software Development and UX Design. Students leave the full-time, 12-week bootcamp with the skill set... Read More

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Courses

JavaScript After Hours

  • Cost: $3,950
  • Duration: 10 weeks
Locations: Burlington
Course Description:

JavaScript After Hours is a 10-week, part-time course hosted during the evening. This course is intended for beginners who want to learn programming fundamentals using JavaScript or for developers that want to add this in-demand language to their skillset. Each week you will learn a new concept that guides you through the basics of JavaScript programming into an intermediate level. Along the way, you will be working through mini-projects of increasing complexity as you advance into your final project: a fully functioning web application.

Subjects: JavaScript

UX Design After Hours

  • Cost: $3,950
  • Duration: 10 weeks
Locations: Burlington
Course Description:

You will leave the course knowing how to employ the processes and research methods that allow you to identify design opportunities in websites or applications. You will also learn how to design a digital product or application from scratch, starting with low-fidelity sketches and ending with a high-fidelity prototype.

Subjects: UI Design, UX Design

UX Design Bootcamp

  • Cost: $9,950
  • Duration: 12 weeks
Locations: Burlington
Course Description:

Our UX Design Bootcamp is a proven path to becoming a user experience designer. We are committed to teaching our students the technical practices and processes of designing digital experiences and the philosophies and methods that inform good design. In this course, you will learn both user experience (UX) design and user interface (UI) design. Starting with the fundamentals, you will quickly advance through topics of increasing complexity, applying creative problem-solving skills to design, and iterating on your designs based on research. You will leave this course knowing every step of the design process, from design concepts to high-fidelity prototypes.

Subjects: UI Design, UX Design

Web Development Bootcamp

  • Cost: $9,950
  • Duration: 12 weeks
Locations: Burlington
Course Description:

Our Web Development Bootcamp is a proven path to becoming a software developer. We are committed to teaching students not only how to code, but how to think like a programmer, emphasizing the social aspects of coding and how to work on a team. Individual and team-based projects prepare you to work in a real development environment and your capstone project will be sponsored by a real, local client.

With a focus on outcomes and job placement, Burlington Code Academy has a network of teachers, partners, and industry professionals who assist students every step of their way to a new career. Students in the Web Development Bootcamp receive career coaching, one-on-one mentoring, professional development training, and connections to employers and hiring partners.

MODULE 1: PROGRAMMING FUNDAMENTALS
In the first few weeks you will learn the basics of web design, user experience, and front-end web development using HTML, CSS, Bootstrap and Javascript. You will also learn how to work with terminal commands, GitHub, text editors, and take a deep dive into programming with JavaScript.

MODULE 2: SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
The middle of the course will teach you the software development concepts and practices used in the industry; you will become familiar and comfortable with building full-stack web applications. This unit focuses on back-end software development and will teach you how to work with databases and API’s..

MODULE 3: CAPSTONE PROJECT
This is where you will build, think, and work in a real development environment. The final project will be developed with a team of your peers and will provide an in-depth understanding of DevOps, how to work in an Agile project cycle, and refine the skills that you learned in class as well as a chance to explore the technologies that you are interested in pursuing post-graduation.

Burlington Code Academy is committed to helping accepted students attend by offering tuition discounts, diversity scholarships, grant opportunities, and an abundance of helpful resources to help students finance their education.

Subjects: CSS, HTML, MongoDB, Bootstrap, React.js, Node.js, Express.js, JavaScript

Burlington Code Academy Reviews

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4.94/5

(16 reviews)
    10/11/2019
  • Boris N.
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Full-time Web Development Bootcamp"

In the summer of 2019 I attended BCA's Web Development Bootcamp. Prior to the class we were given some online work to be completed and a list of all the software we would be using throughout the course with detailed guides on how to install them. Because... Read More

The lead instructor and teaching assistants are very knowledgable. They take their time answering all questions and absolutely go above and beyond to help everyone succeed in this class. I dont believe many other schools have instructors who will help you on their days off, stay late after classes and do all the countless other things they do to make themselves available for people who need extra help.

I think BCA is an amazing place to learn web development because of all the support they offer, inside and outside of the classroom.

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    10/4/2019
  • Richard Raabe
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Full-time Course to Full-time Job"

First a little about my background. I had grown stagnant in my career as a scientist and didn't find fulfillment or challenge in the day-to-day work. I had been a scientist for over ten years with a masters degree in the field. I had a mortgage and a... Read More

The Burlington Code Academy's (BCA) full-time course seemed to offer both. I did my research on the former graduates outcomes and spoke with Alex Horner at length about my expectations for the course - namely I wanted to commit fully to course and have a full-time job within a few months of completing the course. BCA had a career-focused curriculum. Local businesses had influenced the technologies being taught and work with a career counselor was integrated into the course. Feeling much more secure in the idea, I applied and was accepted three months before the program started.

After being accepted, I reached out to Alex for direction and was given pre-course exercises to complete. I spent time each night working through (and past) the exercises on HTML, CSS, and Javascript. This certainly helped when the course started. While BCA will teach you everything you need to know, I would strongly suggest taking your time to become familiar with HTML, CSS, and Javascript to ease the transition.

The course itself was 9am-5pm Monday through Friday and only required that we had a computer capable of running the necessary software (although I have no doubt that if this was a hurdle they would have helped me find a solution). The course started with Javascript and it set an aggressive pace. At no point did I feel overly confident or bored - which was a nice change but also quite a shock. The weeks started with three days of learning concepts through lectures and mini-labs followed by an introduction to a larger project with class time to work on it. The project based learning was fantastic! It forced me to play with and really understand the concepts. The projects also helped us to build our portfolios with meaningful work. Fair warning, the projects routinely took an additional 8 hours over the course of the weekend and sometimes longer if I was struggling with a concept. We were encouraged to discuss our issues with the other students and the instructor and teaching assistants made themselves available after class and on the weekends if we needed additional help.

I don't think a single student made it through the course without struggling with at least one project. After a long time coasting through my job this was jarring. I was invigorated by the learning but also stressed from feeling out of my element. Fortunately, my family gave me amazing support during the course so I had the time to focus on learning. I was fortunate that I didn't need to work a part-time job during the course and could spend more time on the class. Our final weeks of the course were working on projects proposed by local businesses. These capstone projects gave us exposure to local businesses and to what real projects look like. We handled client meetings, timelines, and the project scope. The course ended with a demo night where we showed off our work to the community and hiring partners. I had an informational interview lined up before the night was through.

The weeks after the course I spent time finishing my portfolio and tweaking my resume. The BCA let us know about jobs as they were being posted (or even before) and gave us contacts for businesses that we were interested in. I ended up interviewing two weeks after the course ended and had a full-time position two weeks after that!

My suggestions if you're interested in taking the course:

1. Plan ahead. Save money, recruit family and friends to help you during the course, do whatever you can to not have to split your focus.

2. You will get out what you put in. If you're motivated and want to work harder, you'll be able to and it will pay off.

3. Be ready to be stressed but remember that it's part of learning something new.

4. Avoid missing any class. I missed one day and struggled for a week and half to catch up. I can't imagine what missing multiple days would have felt like.

5. Treat this course like it's your job. Take it seriously and it will pay off.

In the end I got exactly what I wanted out of this course. I was constantly challenged, pushed, and my effort was rewarded with a new full-time career. I left a career with masters degree making $55k and in three months (of very hard work) found a remote job making $72k for an entry level position. The course paid for itself and I've never been happier. If you reach out to BCA feel free to ask them to put you into contact with me and we can chat more.

Good luck!

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    10/4/2019
  • Richard Raabe
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Full-time Course to Full-time Job"

First a little about my background. I had grown stagnant in my career as a scientist and didn't find fullfilment or challenge in the day-to-day work. I had been a scientist for over ten years with a masters degree in the field. I had a mortgage and a... Read More

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    10/3/2019
  • Bob Stauss
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Just what"

The Burlington Code Academy was a great experience for me. After years of working in restaurants, and living the ski-bum lifestyle I was ready to find a job that would actually engage me intellectually, and wouldn't crush my soul. Unfortunately my double... Read More

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    9/11/2019
  • Anonymous
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Solid, foundational education and professional connections I needed for a career change"

Overall, I'm really happy with my experience at Burlington Code Academy. I had some technology experience and education prior to the web development bootcamp but was working in an unrelated field. The bootcamp gave me the fundamental skills (HTML, CSS... Read More

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    9/10/2019
  • Gabriel Nelson
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Tons of practice at all stages"

I think with this program, you really get what you put into it. This bootcamp gives you the tools to learn more about whatever you want on your own, get a job as a junior developer, or do some freelance work. The thing I liked most about BCA was their... Read More

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Burlington Code Academy's average rating is 4.94 out of 5.0 based on 16 review(s).

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