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UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps

Courses: Full-Time, Full Stack Web Development Boot Camp, Part-Time, Cybersecurity Boot Camp, Part-Time, Data Science and Visualization Boot Camp, Part-Time, Full Stack Web Development Boot Camp

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About UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps

UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps offer 12-week, full-time and 24-week, part-time web development courses, and 24-week, part-time data science and cybersecurity courses. The full stack curriculum includes HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js,... Read More

The data curriculum includes programming in Excel, Python, R programming, JavaScript charting, HTML/CSS, API interactions, SQL, Tableau, fundamental statistics, machine learning, and more. Enjoy close collaboration with other professionals while receiving hands-on experience.

Applicants do not need prior experience to enroll, but once admitted, all students will complete a pre-course tutorial. As the programs are part-time, UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps are designed for working professionals and students who are actively pursuing a career change or advancement or looking to gain a new skill set.

Students will benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success through graduation and beyond. Services include portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, high-impact career events, workshops, virtual tech panels, mock interviews, and 1:1 career coaching. Upon program completion, students will receive an Award of Completion from UC San Diego Extension and will have a portfolio of projects demonstrating a working knowledge of web development or data science, or have skills applicable to cybersecurity certifications.

UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps are powered by Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand.

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Courses

Full-Time, Full Stack Web Development Boot Camp

  • Cost: $12,495
  • Duration: 12 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

The Coding Boot Camp at UC San Diego Extension is a 12-week, full-time web development boot camp. The full stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, React.js, databases, MongoDB, Node.js, MySQL, Command Line, Git, and more. Gain real-world experience through complex projects and build a professional portfolio that demonstrates your knowledge. Benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success in the job market including portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, workshops, and mock interviews.

Subjects: CSS, Git, HTML, jQuery, MongoDB, MySQL, Bootstrap, Command Line, Bookshelf.js, Java, React.js, Node.js, Express.js, JavaScript

Part-Time, Cybersecurity Boot Camp

  • Cost: $12,995
  • Duration: 24 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

The Cybersecurity Boot Camp at UC San Diego Extension is a challenging, part-time boot camp that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in IT, networking, and modern information security. Throughout the course of 24 intensive weeks, you will get hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity. You will also learn methods, techniques, and best practices for accurately conveying the severity of the risks facing an organization’s security posture.

Subjects: Cyber Security

Part-Time, Data Science and Visualization Boot Camp

  • Cost: $12,745
  • Duration: 24 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

This boot camp is rigorous, fast-paced, and focused on the practical technical skills needed to analyze and solve data problems. Gain proficiency in a broad array of technologies like Excel, Python and R programming, JavaScript charting, SQL databases, Tableau, machine learning, and more. Throughout the boot camp, you will complete projects using real data sets from the worlds of finance, healthcare, government, social welfare, and more — allowing you to build a strong portfolio with a professional demonstration of mastery.

Subjects: CSS, Git, HTML, Python, Machine Learning, SQL, JavaScript, R Programming

Part-Time, Full Stack Web Development Boot Camp

  • Cost: $10,995
  • Duration: 24 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

The Coding Boot Camp at UC San Diego Extension is a 24-week, part-time web development boot camp. The full stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, React.js, databases, MongoDB, Node.js, MySQL, Command Line, Git, and more. Gain real-world experience through complex projects and build a professional portfolio that demonstrates your knowledge. Benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success in the job market including portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, workshops, and mock interviews.

Subjects: CSS, Git, HTML, jQuery, MongoDB, MySQL, Bootstrap, Command Line, Bookshelf.js, Java, React.js, Node.js, Express.js, JavaScript

UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps Reviews

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3.0/5

(7 reviews)
    6/10/2020
  • Siamak Amirfakhri | Lab manager, Scientist
  • Part-Time, Data Science Boot Camp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Poor quality"

I have signed up for data scientist course and it is almost three weeks I am studying and attending the online class. Unfortunately the class quality is really low and the instructor ability to transfer the content of the subject is really poor. I have... Read More

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Official Response from UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps

Thank you for your review, Siamak. We regret to hear you are unsatisfied with your student experience.

From you review, we understand that the program is not living up to your expectations. Our course material is designed to cover a broad array of topics... Read More

It's our goal to hire quality instructors through our rigorous, multi-part interview process, requiring a minimum of three years' experience in the field, but we understand that not all teaching styles will resonate with every student. We appreciate your feedback as we are continually optimizing all of our program offerings to ensure participants are receiving a robust learning experience.

It is our goal for all learners to feel supported every step of the way and equipped with the knowledge they need. We would welcome the opportunity to further discuss how else we can reinforce your knowledge or support at this time. If you would like, please reach out to us directly at (858) 905-5063. — UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps

    8/14/2019
  • Anonymous
  • Part-Time, Full-Stack Web Development Boot Camp
  • Graduated: 2019

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"It is definitely worth it if you put in the hours!"

This course was amazingly worth it. $9500 for a bootcamp is pretty cheap compared to others, but it doesn't come with a job guarantee. I was in Chris Stead's cohort, and I absolutely love his teaching style. The man truly knows his stuff. He gave the... Read More

If you put in the hours, this course is totally worth it. I met four people who actually put in the hours, and they're on their way to making six figures in the Silicon Valley.

Now here are my gripes with the Bootcamp:
1. Trilogy Education needs to work on their sales reps because my representative totally came off as a car salesman, and it honestly doesn't serve the program justice because you think it might be a scam, but the teachers are legit. Stop being so pushy, and don't ask silly brain teasers for your interview questions. If I told you what my interview question was you would laugh honestly. I literally almost decided to not to do the program anymore because of these red flags. If my dad hadn't pressured me to take it anyway, I would have never done this program.
2. Also it would have been nice to get a demo video of the teacher that I would be learning from. I literally walked into the program not knowing who my teacher was. If he sucked, then I would have instantly lost $2500 because they don't refund the deposit. But it was a relief that my teacher was amazing, so I'm glad for that.
3. Their program is good in the sense that they adapt their content to the current market. For example, we spent time learning about React Hooks, but I kind of wish we didn't spend so much time on Handlebars. I felt like we had to do so many assignments with it, and I would have rather spent more time with React, or maybe even introduced AngularJS, or TypeScript, but even my TAs agreed that Handlebars was a waste of time because hardly any jobs hire for it.
4. In the beginning of the course, they say you have to put in at least 20 hours a week outside of class. To be honest, I don't know a single person who did this besides me out of the 10 people I talked to at the Bootcamp. I feel like the program should put more pressure on students who aren't trying. There was a guy in ALL THREE of my group projects who didn't write a single line of code. Not one! I literally had to do most of the work for all of my group projects, and I was lucky if 1 or 2 others in my group could help.

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Official Response from UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps

Thank you for sharing your review! We're thrilled that you found value in your boot camp experience, especially in regards to your instructor—we have to agree, Chris is pretty amazing. Like you mentioned, the boot camp is a fast-paced, in-depth program,... Read More

Official Response from UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps

Thank you for sharing your review! We're thrilled that you found value in your boot camp experience, especially in regards to your instructor—we have to agree, Chris is pretty amazing. Like you mentioned, the boot camp is a fast-paced, in-depth program,... Read More

    8/7/2019
  • Anonymous | Server
  • Part-Time, Full-Stack Web Development Boot Camp
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Start somewhere else"

If you're new to programming, go elsewhere. I finished the program and went through career services. It's been 6 months of interviews and people saying that I still need more experience and I'm not qualified.

This coding Bootcamp gives you a broad overview... Read More

Go somewhere that will refund your money if you don't get a job within 6 months. There are several free certifications online and in person for various Web technologies around San Diego and other coding companies and bootcamps that will keep working with you until you find a job.

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Official Response from UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps

Thank you for sharing your experience. We regret to hear that the course did not meet your expectations.

As this is a boot camp, we know the material is fast-paced and challenging, moving quickly from one topic to the next. Our curriculum is strategically... Read More

While we do not secure employment for our students, our career services are built on the principle of empowerment and provide more than 75 hours of professional development, consisting of resume and portfolio reviews, virtual tech panels, technical interview training, and 1:1 coaching with a Career Director. We see that you did take advantage of these resources, yet were unsatisfied with the outcomes thus far. We would love to speak to you personally to see how else we can reinforce your knowledge or support your employment search. We recommend that you reach out to your Career Director for assistance or questions, or feel free to give us a call at (858) 519-8997.

    1/25/2018
  • Anonymous
  • Part-Time, Full-Stack Web Development Boot Camp
  • Graduated: 2017

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"Good for some, waste of money for most"

If you have no experience in coding you are wasting months of time and money on any of these courses. They make it seem like you'll build an amazing portfolio during the course, but that's not likely for about 80-90% of the class. They just want to fill... Read More

Unless you are very comfortable w/ JavaScript, you will be lost after about week 4-6. If you can't get the hang of it, you have zero chance of putting any decent looking portfolio together. Then when you have no portfolio or apps to show on a resume, good luck even getting an interview. It won't happen. The "career services" is the biggest joke of the curriculum. It seems to be searching LinkedIn and Indeed, and then forwarding job postings to students. keep in mind most of these postings will require 2-5 years of experience, and normally also require a CS degree. They also talk about their career panels where they bring in local employers (amazon, hulu etc), who will give presentations about the industry and such.... and they all have CS degrees and/or master degrees in Engineering. Every single career event was a waste of time and poorly organized. they might hire a few students a year from these bootcamps, but those people would've likely been able to succeed all on their own because that's all they do in their spare time. if you're coming from a different industry, prepare to feel like you're running in place

Unless you have 1-2+ years experience in HTML/CSS and JS... AND have a decent portfolio prior to taking this course, you'll likely have no chance of getting hired with anyone doing anything related to web development. The students my class getting jobs were already seasoned before they even took the course. They were already working in the industry or they had recently graduated from college with an engineering background or something similar. There is no way that beginners should've been in this course. It's a lost cause.

IMO these camps should have an entrance exam requirement before anyone can be considered for enrollment. if you don't score above a certain mark, you shouldn't even be considered as a student. Unless you have a strong aptitude for learning these concepts, you're absolutely wasting your time and effort. It won't matter if you spend 50 hours on a project or 1 hour. If you can't grasp the concepts, you're done. You might as well be trying to read braille or Mandarin Chinese.

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Official Response from UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on our program. We're sorry to hear that you feel this course did not provide you with the educational experience you were looking for.

We understand that this course can be challenging for... Read More

Once classes begin, we supplement the in-person classroom learning experience with additional academic support in the form of free tutoring sessions, office hours, contact with instructors and TAs, and optional one-on-one meetings with student support or career services team members. We hope that you were able to take advantage of these services and would like to know if you found them to be helpful.

While we do not secure employment for our students, our career curriculum is built on the principle of empowerment and provides professional development services including career coaching, portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, and technical interview training.

We never want to set up students for failure, and that is why our admissions process begins with an initial phone interview, followed by a timed, academic test that students must pass with a score of 70 or above in order to move forward in the admissions process, as well as a final critical thinking interview with a member of our academic team. Only once prospective students have passed the phone interview, the test, and the academic interview are they accepted into the program.

We would like the opportunity to speak with you so that we may address your concerns in more detail and provide any additional academic support or career planning assistance you may need at this time. A positive student experience is our number one priority, and your feedback helps our efforts to continually improve our programs.

Please contact me directly at (858) 519-8997 so that we may discuss your concerns. -UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps

    11/22/2017
  • Novia Lim
  • Full-Time, Full-Stack Web Development Boot Camp
  • Graduated: 2017

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"I'll take the course again in a heartbeat!!!"

A well designed and challenging program. Be prepared to work really hard if you want to maximise your investment and you will not be disappointed. I have learned so much in these 24 weeks compared to trying to learn coding on my own. The level of support... Read More

All 3 projects that I've developed during the course are ready to be shown to employers by the end of the program. You will get to learn from scratch to building industry ready full stack projects that will value-add to your portfolio.

Coming from an IT background with around 10 years of data analytics experience, I've never worked as a developer professionally but always wanted to pursue a career in coding. I've landed myself a full-time position as a front-end web developer one month after graduation and this will not be possible without this excellent course.

I'll take the course again in a heartbeat!!! Keep up the good job!!

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Official Response from UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps

Congratulations on your new position as a front-end web developer, Novia! We're glad that you enjoyed your experience with our program. We love hearing that our curriculum, instructors, and TAs helped you to learn many valuable web development skills... Read More

We hope you're proud of all the hard work you put into this program. We're cheering you on as you move forward in your career.
-UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps

    11/14/2017
  • Justin McLaren | Student
  • Part-Time, Full-Stack Web Development Boot Camp
  • Graduated: 2017

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"Exactly what I needed."

Four months in to UCSD Extension's 6-month bootcamp, I'm very pleased with the course.

I chose to pay for a bootcamp because I absolutely needed the structure and the human element that I could not get by taking online courses. UCSD Ext. has done an excellent... Read More

The class is well thought-out and organized. The technologies taught are relevant, extremely effective for building robust web applications, and work well together. The infrastructure for the course, including the online learning portal and the class Slack channels are useful and modern. I particularly like the pacing of the 6-month course, which covers a lot of material but is spread over a long enough period of time to be digestible.

In regards to the human element, I've found exactly the support I needed to transition into a web development career. Our teacher, Jeremy Ahrens, is perfectly suited to his role. He is an experience developer, but more importantly, he is extremely approachable and genuinely interested in his student's success. Learning web development at a bootcamp can be a daunting, sometimes overwhelming experience, and it is huge to have a teacher who relates to and supports his students.

Currently, I feel very confident in my new web development abilities. It's super exciting to be able to actualize my web app ideas, and technologies like Node and React make that possible. My method has been to heavily supplement the bootcamp with additional online courses on the specific technologies I find most important. I've actually achieved more technology-specific learning from online classes than from time I've spent in class. However, I attempted to learn web development on my own before attending the bootcamp and made exponentially less progress. I absolutely needed the structure of a defined curriculum and regular homework assignments and projects. Especially in the beginning, with no real perspective on the web dev landscape and no confidence in my abilities, I needed someone to push me to keep writing code. I gained a lot of confidence from completing projects and engaging in peer-to-peer and TA reviews.

The UCSD Extension Coding Bootcamp is the real deal. The curriculum and the staff are, in my experience, all of a high quality. It's easy to see that the course was developed with the intention of providing students a new career opportunity, and not just to capitalize on the popularity of coding bootcamps. I would absolutely recommend the course to friends and family.

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Official Response from UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps

Congratulations on completing the boot camp, Justin! We're so glad that our program had such a powerful and positive impact on your knowledge of web development. It's incredible to hear that you feel confident in your new abilities, and we're thrilled... Read More

We love hearing that you enjoyed the structure of our program, as we work hard to ensure that our students get the most out of this course through our in-person classroom experience and support in the form of tutoring sessions, instructor office hours, and dedicated student support slack channels. It makes us incredibly proud of our team to hear that as a whole, they have provided you with the guidance and assistance you needed to be successful in this program.

We really appreciate you taking the time to leave a detailed review of your experience. We know this course can be challenging, so we applaud all of the hard work you put into acquiring these valuable new skills. We're wishing you the very best of luck in your future endeavors.
-UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps

    8/24/2017
  • Anonymous
  • Full-Time, Full-Stack Web Development Boot Camp
  • Graduated: 2017

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"Regretful Experience"

I wanted to be in the tech field but I did not know how to begin or where to start. I tried free online coding classes and I fell in love with programming. This is my home, I said to myself. I can not imagine myself doing anything else but code. I decided... Read More

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Official Response from UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are sorry to hear about your experience.

Our student body does includes a broad mix of individuals ranging from those with zero coding experience to computer science majors and graduates of other boot camps. Because... Read More

We do our best to emphasize to potential students that this program is true to the boot camp name—fast-paced and very challenging. The pace is designed to be fast in order to teach students a wide set of skills in 24 weeks. As the curriculum progresses, most students do feel more and more confident in the knowledge they've gained. We are very proud of our dynamic curriculum, and a key reason our students are successful is because we have a proven methodology for becoming a professional.

Throughout the course, we encourage students to take advantage of all the options for extra help and support available. We strive for all our students to feel supported and empowered for success. Available options include utilizing our free tutoring services, connecting with your Student Success Manager, and attending office hours before and after class with instructors and TAs. These are all essential when the program gets challenging. Were you able to take advantage of these support benefits?

We would love the opportunity to provide you with any additional support or learning resources you might need at this time to equip you for success. Please give me a call at (858) 519-8997 so that we can discuss your needs further. -Eric Johnson, Student Success Manager, The Coding Boot Camp at UC San Diego Extension

UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps's average rating is 3.0 out of 5.0 based on 7 review(s).

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