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18 Week Coding Bootcamp

through LFCC (becoming Laurel Ridge) Workforce Solutions

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Thinking about learning to code and wondering if it's right for you? Take our short, 12-question assessment to see if software development may be a good fit for you!

Upcoming Start Dates
Front End Program: March 17th, 2022

Become a Software Developer

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Learn high demand skills that will make you a competitive developer in a rapidly expanding industry.
 

This program is offered through Lord Fairfax Community College Workforce Solutions (becoming Laurel Ridge) in collaboration with Promineo Tech. Promineo Tech collaborates with community colleges to prepare participants for high-growth careers in software development.
 

Promineo Tech is a group of IT professionals and leaders who believe that quality education should be offered at an affordable price.

Select a Program
Most bootcamps run a Full Stack Software Developer program, but we found that it's better to specialize in either Front End or Back End. Because of this, we offer separate, full-length programs - one for each stack. This way, students spend more time mastering their selected track and becoming strong candidates for a role in development.


Wondering whether a coding bootcamp is a good fit for you? Take this short, 12-question quiz to see if you think like a software developer!

Front End Software Developers build the pieces of applications and websites that users see and interact with. This involves creating components that look good and provide functionality when a user interacts with them. It also involves interacting with the Back End applications and displaying data in an aesthetically pleasing manner.

In the 18-week, Front End Software Development program, students take three courses to learn the skills and technologies necessary to enter the industry as a Front End Software Developer: Introduction to JavaScript, Front End Technologies, and Web App Design with React.
 

Skills and technologies learned include JavaScript, Algorithms, OOP, Design Patterns, Unit Testing, HTML, CSS, JQuery, Bootstrap, AJAX, React, JSX, REST, NPM, AWS, and more.

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Part-time. Flexible. Affordable. 
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Front End Software Developer

Students meet for class once a week at a set time in a virtual environment. In addition to the weekly class meeting, students meet once a week for a remote, 30-minute one-on-one with a mentor.

 

In the Front End Developer program, we cover technologies including, but not limited to: JavaScript (ES6), CSS, Sass, git, CLI navigation, HTML, Bootstrap, npm, JQuery, AJAX, React, Axios, Responsive Design, debugging, and more.

 

Students will build multiple projects ranging from static websites to full blown, responsive, dynamic, front end applications.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS THE DAILY STRUCTURE OF THIS 18 WEEK BOOTCAMP?


Throughout the duration of the program, students dedicate about 20 hours a week to mastering the curriculum. This time includes 1.5 hours of live, personally-tailored micro lectures and 13-18 hours of self guided learning facilitated through an online learning management system. Students start each academic week on Sunday and are required to watch all videos and start working on assignments/projects before coming to class on Wednesday to be prepared.




WHY DO STUDENTS START ASSIGNMENTS BEFORE THEY MEET FOR CLASS?


We have students start reviewing curriculum and working on weekly assignments three days before class as part of our two-point learning process. The two sections of our learning process are "learn" and "solidify". We have students start the learning process by reviewing the curriculum and starting assignments before class. That way, when they come to class they are already familiar with the concepts and the instructor can start the second phase by ensuring they practice and understand what they are learning, or have already learned. Studies show that a flipped educational model, such as this, help students learn quicker and retain more information.




IS THE COURSE INSTRUCTOR-LED? WHAT IS THE BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE OF YOUR INSTRUCTORS?


Yes, the course is instructor led by experienced software engineers who have teaching and training experience.




WHAT TYPES OF JOBS WILL GRAD BE PREPARED FOR?


Graduates of our 18 week program will be prepared for entry level roles as a Software Developer, Software Engineer, Java Developer, Java Engineer, Engineer in Test, or comparable title. Average wage in California is $64.60 hourly, $134,370 annually. Jobs for software developers are expected to grow 22% from 2019 to 2029. Data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Software Developers (visited December 4, 2020).




WHAT TECHNOLOGIES ARE COVERED IN THE FRONT END DEVELOPER PROGRAM? WHAT TYPES OF PROJECTS WILL STUDENTS WORK ON?


In the Front End Developer program, we cover JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, React DVD other supporting technologies. This involves creating components that look good and provide functionality when a user interacts with them. It also involves interacting with Back End applications and displaying data in an aesthetically pleasing manner.




CAN SOMEONE WITH A FULL-TIME JOB ATTEND THIS BOOTCAMP?


Yes. This program is designed to be accessible, flexible, and allow working professionals who are actively seeking a career change to do so.




WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT FOR THIS PROGRAM?


Classes meet online on a weekday evening. Each student will also participate in a weekly 30 minute, one-on-one session with a mentor. Students start each academic week on Sunday and are required to watch all videos and start working on assignments/projects before their online class meeting. Course consists of 13-18 hours of weekly homework and content, including career service assignments utilizing LinkedIn.




HOW CAN I ENROLL?


To begin enrollment, take the assessment at the top of this page. For More Information: Call or text (480) 744-7842 or email jennifer.lopez@promineo.tech to schedule an individualized information session call with our coding program counselor, Jennifer.




WHAT IS THE COST OF TUITION?


According to Course Report, the average coding bootcamp costs $13,584 (https://www.coursereport.com/reports/coding-bootcamp-market-size-research-2019). $4,599 is the cost of the 18 week programs. Loan financing is offered through Sallie Mae.

If you are a resident of Clarke County, Fauquier County, Town of Luray, Shenandoah County, Town of Stanley, or Warren County, you may be eligible for a locality scholarship while funds last. Contact LFCC (becoming Laurel Ridge) Workforce Solutions for more information about funding options or visit https://lfccworkforce.com/funding-options/scholarships/




WHAT ARE THE SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS?


A laptop with a minimum of an i5 processor and at least 8GB of RAM is required for this program. Windows, MacOS, or Linux are acceptable operating systems. Chromebooks will not work for this program. Class utilizes both Zoom and Slack for meetings and communication. Although not required, students may find a second monitor extremely helpful




WHO ARE THESE PROGRAMS GEARED TOWARDS?


These programs are geared towards anyone looking to start a career in software or switch careers within the technology industry.

You do not need any prior coding experience to enroll in a cohort, we will provide you with all of the tools you need to become employable within the market. If you do have coding experience, you can perfect your skills with these bootcamps or focus on specific skills and technologies by enrolling in the Front End Program.




ARE THERE ANY PREREQUISITES?


Students must be 18 or over and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Basic computer literacy and the ability to navigate one's own computer is strongly preferred. Students will complete an aptitude test prior to the first class session.




WHAT HAPPENS UPON COMPLETION OF THE PROGRAM?


Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a certificate.





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