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Courses: JavaScript-Based Full-Stack Web Development Bootcamp (part-time and full-time options), Part-Time UX Design Bootcamp

Locations

Boulder

About CodeCraft School

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CodeCraft School of Technology offers a variety of bootcamps which are carefully... Read More

The CodeCraft team has 13+ years of experience teaching digital skills through their partnering organization, Boulder Digital Arts. In addition, their instructors are industry veterans who are passionate about what they teach and love to share their knowledge. The class sizes are small so there's plenty of one-on-one time with teachers and mentors.

CodeCraft bootcamps are designed for accelerated career transformation. They teach practical skills that reflect the needs of employers. After graduation they help students create a strategy for their job search, connect graduates with hiring companies, and mentor on how to effectively find relevant opportunities.

Free classes at their partner organization, Boulder Digital Arts, allows students and graduates to customize their learning. This is a great way to learn a variety of relevant skills and software which helps graduates really stand out in the job market.

Also, Boulder is the perfect place to start a new career, with some of the highest density of technology companies and startups in the nation; combined with an incredible quality of life. CodeCraft also offers affordable student housing, which is just a half mile away from the Boulder campus.

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Courses

JavaScript-Based Full-Stack Web Development Bootcamp (part-time and full-time options)

  • Cost: $10,500
  • Duration: 12 weeks
Locations: Boulder
Course Description:

CodeCraft School offers both a full-time, 12-week and part-time, 24-week full-stack (MEVN stack) JavaScript-based development bootcamp. This program is designed to prepare students to be a junior full stack web developer! This bootcamp begins with remote classwork that serves as a fast-paced introduction to web fundamentals including HTML, CSS, and MacOS which is completed prior to starting in-person classes.

Full-Time Schedule:
First 2 weeks are remote classwork with a flexible schedule. Remaining 10 weeks are in-person classes held Monday through Friday from 9am - 5pm. With an extra 5-20 hours of homework provided per week (time depends on the week and student's skill level).

Part-Time Schedule:
First 4 weeks are remote classwork with a flexible schedule. Remaining 20 weeks are in-person classes held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6pm - 9pm, and on Saturdays from 9am-5pm. With an extra 3-15 hours of homework provided per week (time depends on the week and student's skill level).

FULL STACK DEVELOPMENT
In this full stack web development program students learn both the fundamental front-end technologies and languages that power all websites including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript as well as how to code using back-end technologies with JavaScript that leverage servers, databases, and complex logic to craft complete, highly-functional web apps! As you learn you’ll work on projects to practice what you’re learning and show off your skills!

MEVN STACK
CodeCraft teaches the incredibly popular MEVN stack, which is a modern, 100% JavaScript-based approach to web development, and is very high in demand within the coding/tech industry. One of the great things about JavaScript is that it can be used to write both client side (front-end) code and server (back-end) code, making it easier and more efficient for students to learn the “full stack” by leveraging ONE language instead of multiple languages, as one would have to do if they were learning another “stack” such as Ruby on Rails.

CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY
The program covers the following languages, tools, and technologies: HTML, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, JSON, Bash, MongoDB, Express.js, Vue.js, Node.js, Bootstrap, Git, MVC, DigitalOcean, npm, and functional programming. Along the way students apply what they are learning with a variety of projects, building web apps that will establish/improve their portfolio of work.

In this industry tools and technologies change constantly. Therefore, CodeCraft is passionate about teaching students how to be a programmer, rather than simply mastering a particular technology or language. They teach students how to think like an experienced programmer so they are successful in crafting elegant solutions to any application requirement, regardless of the current state of tools and technology.

DEDICATED TO OUR STUDENTS
At CodeCraft, the instructional team closely monitors every student’s progress each and every day so nobody is left behind. Students who need extra help are guided with one-on-one support by instructors, teaching assistants, and/or mentors. Each cohort is limited to 18-20 students, keeping them much smaller and more personalized than most bootcamps.

CAREER FOCUSED
CodeCraft bootcamps are designed specifically for accelerated career transformation. During the program we teach practical skills that reflect the needs of employers. Along the way students are connected to industry peers as they work on projects that build their portfolio. After graduation CodeCraft helps create a strategy for the job search and provides a wealth of information on how to effectively find relevant opportunities that align with our graduates career goals. In addition, they're always growing the hiring network of employer partners.

Subjects: CSS, Git, HTML, jQuery, MongoDB, Bootstrap, AJAX, Bash, Functional Programming, JSON, MVC, NPM, Vue.js, Algorithms, Node.js, Express.js, JavaScript

Part-Time UX Design Bootcamp

  • Cost: $8,900
  • Duration: 20 weeks
Locations: Boulder
Course Description:

CodeCraft's unique part-time UX Design bootcamp is 20 weeks long. The first three weeks are an online courses which can be attended from anywhere, and the last 17 weeks are in-person at our campus in Boulder, Colorado. The in-person classes are held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm-9pm, and on rotating Saturdays from 9am – 5pm.

WHY LEARN UX DESIGN
From innovative new apps to tech giants, businesses of all kinds and sizes need competent UX designers. As a UX designer the goal is to craft amazing experiences for customers, and since UX is so fundamental to the success of any business, these skills are in very high demand!

BECOME A PROFESSIONAL UX DESIGNER
At CodeCraft School, we believe that UX is the foundation from which you build effective solutions to business problems. Understanding the customer experience will help you and your client make the best decisions for their product or service.

Throughout this intensive 20-week bootcamp, you will learn about the entire UX process from a seasoned industry professional. The program helps you master InVision and be comfortable within Sketch, Photoshop, and Illustrator. You'll learn best practices in all of the following areas: Human-centered-design (UX focused), UI, design thinking, design principles, utilizing research theory, conducting live research, collaborating with peers, concept validation, data analysis, identifying personas, information architecture, wireframing, building tailored prototypes, and web development fundamentals.

As you learn you’ll put your new skills to work on a variety of projects that will expand your knowledge, build experience and create a body of work for your portfolio. You’ll graduate from the bootcamp ready to take on a role as a junior UX professional.

WHO THIS BOOTCAMP IS FOR
UX design can be viewed as the “human” side of the technology. It’s an ideal career path for anyone who wants to be involved in tech, but not as a pure coder. Some key attributes of a great UX designer are empathy, curiosity, problem solving, and being able to communicate complicated concepts clearly to others.

This program is perfect for individuals who have existing expertise, professional backgrounds, life experience or a degree that can be a foundation for your new UX design skills. User experience is a practice that borrows from and lend to a variety of other disciplines. For example, if you’re an experienced graphic designer struggling to stay relevant in the job market, adding UX design skills makes you extremely attractive to employers because of the way you can leverage your design/aesthetic experience into your UX design projects. This holds true for coding, product design, psychology and more.

DEDICATED TO OUR STUDENTS
At CodeCraft, the instructional team closely monitors every student’s progress each and every day so nobody is left behind. Students who need extra help are guided with one-on-one support by instructors, mentors, and/or teaching assistants. Each cohort is limited to 18-20 students, keeping them much smaller and more personalized than most bootcamps.

CAREER FOCUSED
CodeCraft bootcamps are designed specifically for accelerated career transformation. During the program we teach skills and software that reflects the needs of employers. Along the way students are connected to industry peers as they work on client-based-projects to build their portfolio. After graduation CodeCraft helps create a strategy for the job search and provides a wealth of information on how to effectively find relevant opportunities that align with our graduates career goals. In addition, they're always growing the hiring network of employer partners.

Subjects: Design Principles, Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketch, UI Design, UX, UX Design

CodeCraft School Reviews

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4.81/5

(16 reviews)
    10/24/2017
  • Nell Roberts | UX Designer
  • Part-Time UX Design Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2017

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"Excellent experience"

I had a wonderful experience at CodeCraft. The teachers were definitely the best part. We had 3 teachers and they all brought a different perspective and knowledge base. I learned so much from them and they were very available outside of class hours.... Read More

I was able to get a full-time job as a UX designer 2 months after graduating which was amazing. Meredith, the career services woman, was incredibly helpful in the job search process.

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    7/6/2017
  • Casey Powell
  • JavaScript-Based Full-Stack Web Development Bootcamp (part-time and full-time options)
  • Graduated: 2017

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"Very Happy with CodeCraft School Experience"

CodeCraft School of Technology combined many of the elements I was looking for in a coding bootcamp: smaller class sizes, affordability, reasonable commitment time, and a staff that's invested in students' success in the classroom and after graduation.... Read More

It's important to note that the course does move quickly and there are times you will have to study concepts outside of class as there is only a short amount of time to cover it during class hours, but, if you are willing to really make a commitment to the course for the 12 weeks it's in session, you will have no problem.
CodeCraft also has a great career services team. As you move through the cohort, they recommend and make time for networking events, schedule field trips, and bring in industry professionals to help you make connections in the community. They also continue to work with you even after graduation, helping build your resume and cover letter, giving mock interviews, etc. If you want help and support, they are there to provide it.

Overall, I was very happy with my experience at CodeCraft. Just make sure to do your research and meet some of the staff ahead to time to make sure the program will be a good fit for you and your expectations!

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    5/8/2017
  • Jude Thaddeus Tohndoh
  • Graduated: 2017

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"Full Stack Web Developer"

It was and is indeed a place to study for a career. I will recommend CodeCraft School of Technology to anyone anytime.

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    5/4/2017
  • Anonymous
  • Graduated: 2015

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"Mediocre at best"

I was part of the first cohort - so I was well aware that I had to take everything with a grain of salt as the CodeCraft team was still learning how to put together a course.

They were very disorganized when we started. There was a lot of talk, and not... Read More

There was barely any support provided for post-graduation job search. There seems to be a lot of turn around in staff within the company, which I think might have been one of the reasons why the post-graduation support was lacking.

I'm sure the course is at a much better place now since they have more experience and have been around for 1.5 years. Unfortunately for me, I happened to be part of their first cohort, and was essentially a guinea pig.

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    5/4/2017
  • Edward Vetter-Drake | Full Stack Developer
  • Graduated: 2016

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"Jam Packed With Knowledge"

My overall experience was phenomenal. There is no comparison between CodeCraft and any other programming course that I've taken. I've been programming for about two years now, and never got the education and experience that CodeCraft provided. Previous... Read More

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    12/1/2016
  • Kathryn Clarkson
  • Graduated: 2016

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"Great Teaching"

I recently graduated from the full-time full-stack web development program at CodeCraft. I had selected CodeCraft mainly because it was conveniently located to me and it was a lot less expensive then other bootcamps. I was very new to programing but Erty... Read More

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    11/26/2016
  • Linx Latham | Web Developer
  • Graduated: 2016

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"Amazing Experience"

I am so happy with my decision to attend CodeCraft. To be honest I mainly picked this school because it was cheaper, conveniently located, and they taught the MEAN stack. What I did not expect was the exceptional quality of the teachers and staff, and... Read More

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    9/16/2016
  • Robert Hernandez
  • Graduated: 2016

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"Firehose challenge"

As with any program or course that lasts only 10 weeks, be prepared to challenged in a BIG way. Erty, the lead instructor, and Sarah, the assistant instructor, do an impeccable job of teaching the important basics of the MEAN stack. They stay after-hours... Read More

My suggestion is don't apply to this program unless you have a firm grasp of JavaScript fundamentals, because otherwise you will be struggling with understanding the basics in class, when instead you could be focusing on Erty's golden nuggets that he teaches during the course. What I truly love about this course (besides the great staff and instructors) is that you develop projects from scratch, meaning there is no template that you are handed and build upon. Instead, you start off from the absolute beginning, meaning you sketch out the website on paper, create a Minimum Viable Product framework, and build the codebase. In two instances, one during the hackathon and the other for my final project, I either worked with a team or on my own, to build a product from scratch. That is an aspect of this program that very few other programs can claim, and I am proud that I was a part of that. And I am sure that prospective employers will look at that and lend me more credibility as a junior web developer candidate!

I have to be honest: I had some grueling days where I wanted to give up, but the staff, including Eric Wallen, Campus Manager, and Meredith Rafter, Career Services guru, and my fellow coder buddies kept me going. Don't be surprised if you're in this program and you become overwhelmed. Expect to be overwhelmed. Expect to be dreaming about coding at night. Expect to feel like you ass is being handed to you. But all those things only prove that you are truly learning. And in the end you look back and see that it was all worth it. Don't be fooled, though--this 10-week course is only the beginning of the journey. But at least you started the journey on a good foot with the incredible team from CodeCraft. Go for it!

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    9/13/2016
  • Dave Scott
  • Graduated: 2016

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"Great Instructors and Staff"

CodeCraft's instructors and staff are excellent and really care about preparing their students to be successful. The only reason the Job Assistance category only got 4 stars is because there was some turnover during our program in those positions, but... Read More

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    9/13/2016
  • Jacob Muhle | Intern Web Dev
  • Graduated: 2016

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"Fast paced learning in a wonderful environment."

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at CodeCraft. I got exactly what I wanted out of it, to gain the skills and knowledge to enter the job market as a web developer. The teachers are fantastic. The staff was very involved in making sure my experience was great.... Read More

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CodeCraft School's average rating is 4.81 out of 5.0 based on 16 review(s).

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