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- Final thoughts
Just as with any coding bootcamp, a great way to discern what you should look for in a course would be to ask yourself a line of questions first.
These question typically run like this:
- How long am I willing to spend on a course?
- Do I work best with an in-person class or online in a coffee shop/at home?
- What is my ideal price range?
- Can I get financial aid or is there some sort of job guarantee?
The best course is the one that fits your needs while pointing your career in the direction you’d like to go.
Duration: 12 weeks (40 hrs/week)
Features: BrainStation offers a recently-renamed software engineering bootcamp, either online or in-person (in London, Miami, New York, and Toronto).
Price: $2,000 (Intro to Frontend Development) – $7,500 (Full-Stack Development Program)
Duration: Flexible—Intro to Frontend Development is 8 weeks – Full-Stack Development Program 5 months at 30-40 hours/week or up to 10 months at 15-20 hours/week
Features: CareerFoundry offers both frontend and full-stack courses online, with both courses available full, part-time or flexible, and designed to be accessible to the beginner!
Duration: 36 weeks (20 hrs/week)
Duration: 15 weeks (40 hrs/week)
Price: $1,480 (Frontend) – $1,880 (Full-stack)
Duration: 17 weeks (Frontend; 20 hrs/week) – 22 weeks (Full-stack; 20 hrs/week)
Price: £8,500 ($10,430)
Duration: 16 weeks (40 hrs/week)
Price: $9,000 (Part-time) – $16,000 (Full-time)
Duration: 24 weeks (20 hrs/week) – 20 weeks (40 hrs/week)
Tuition is flexible with a range of options, including a deferred payment that allows you to begin paying once you’ve secured a job that meets $40,000 per year.
Price: $9,995 (Part-time; Accelerated) – $16,995 (Full-time)
Duration: 12 weeks (25 hrs/week; Accelerated) – 14 weeks (70 hrs/week)
Features: Coding Dojo offers full-stack Software Development that is both online and in-person (in California and Washington). The online sections are offered in both part- and full-time while the in-person program is exclusively full-time.
Price: $19,950 (Full- and Part-time)
Duration: 12 weeks (60 hrs/week) – 38 weeks (18 hrs/week)
Duration: 12 weeks
Features: Actualize is a Chicago-based, in-person full-stack Web Development course.
Price: $13,495 (In-person; Part-time) – $19,910 (Online; Full-time)
Duration: 26 weeks (In-person; 10 hrs/week) – 19 weeks (Online; 40 hrs/week)
Features: Fullstack Academy offers a Bootcamp Prep course to prepare you for both their Web Development and Software Engineering courses, both of which are, as the name implies, full-stack. They offer a range of beginner to intermediate courses that are both online and in-person.
Price: $3,950 (Frontend) – $15,950 (Full-Stack)
Duration: 12 (Synchronous; 40 hrs/week) – 20 (Asynchronous; 20 hrs/week) weeks
Duration: 8 weeks (30 hrs/week) – 14 weeks (40 hrs/week)
Features: Tech Elevator offers full-stack courses covering part- and full-time as well as online and in-person courses throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Beyond their full-stack course, they offer a course that includes framework education.
Duration: 12 weeks (Part-time)
Price: $11,660 (Full-time) – $14,000 (Part-time)
Duration: 22 weeks (40 hrs/week) – 40 weeks (20 hrs/week)
Features: The Tech Academy offers frontend and full-stack Web Development that are both online and in-person (in Portland, OR). Beyond beginner bootcamps, they also offer courses that dive into frameworks.
5. Final thoughts
It’s a fantastic choice for anyone that wants to begin or pivot into a career in either web development or software engineering while learning a single language.