BECOME A SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

Next Class Starts: August 12th

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18-WEEK CODING BOOTCAMP 

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SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Part-time. Flexible. Affordable.

Back End Software Developers are in charge of building applications that do the behind-the-scenes work. This typically involves receiving requests from a Front End application, processing the request, reading and writing to a database, and responding back to requests from other applications.

 

In this 18-week, Back End Software Development program, students take three courses to learn the skills and technologies necessary to enter the industry as a Back End Software Developer: Introduction to Java, Relational Databases with MySQL, and Web API Design with Spring Boot.

 

Skills and technologies learned include Java 1.8, Algorithms, OOP, Design Patterns, Unit Testing, SQL, DDL, DML, Database Concepts, JDBC, Spring Boot, Spring Data, REST, JPA, JWT, AWS, and more.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

WHAT IS THE DAILY STRUCTURE OF THIS 18 WEEK BOOTCAMP?


Students meet for class once a week on Wednesday evenings at 6:00PM for one and a half hours. In addition to the weekly class meeting, students meet once a week for a remote, 30-minute one-on-one with a mentor. 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.




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


In the Back End Developer program, we cover technologies including, but not limited to: Java, MySQL, Git, CLI navigation, JUnit, JDBC, REST concepts, SpringBoot, Maven, JPA, JWT, log4j, debugging, AWS, and more. Students will also receive a self-paced bonus course “Front End Explorations” that introduces some HTML, CSS, JavaScript, DOM manipulation, JQuery, AJAX and React. Students will build multiple projects ranging from console applications to full blown Web APIs.




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?


The time it takes to complete each week's assignments differs between students and modules, however, students who spend an average of between 15 and 20 hours a week tend to see the most success.




HOW CAN I ENROLL?


To begin enrollment, take the assessment at the top of this page or contact your local community college's community education department and ask about the Back End Software Development bootcamp. GateWay Community College: (602) 286-8090 Scottsdale Community College: (480) 423-6000 Estrella Mountain Community College: (623) 935-8888




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). This program is designed to deliver the same results at a much more affordable pricetag to allow anyone the opportunity to enter the workforce as a software developer. The cost of this program is $2,900.




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.





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