Is a coding bootcamp right for me?

The typical coding bootcamp student is a second career adult. Though this isn't always the case - there are some recent high school grads and the occasional older student,  the average age for coding bootcamp student is 31.

  • 31 years old
  • 7-8 years of work experience
  • 75% have at least a bachelor's degree. 
  • 10% have some graduate education
  • most have little or no coding experience

Most bootcamp students have the same goal: quickly learn the skills necessary to land a job immediately. 

How do most potential students decide on which program to apply for? The data is pretty straightforward; they typically choose the program that leads to the best job opportunities.


More cost effective education

Get the same amount of technical training as a 4 year bachelor's program, but in a fraction of the time, and at a fraction of the cost. The average computer science degree costs $155,000 and takes more than four years, yet recent CS grads only earn an average of $61,000. Since most bootcamp grads already have a degree and years of work experience, most actually start earning more than a computer science grad immediately.

Break even in 1 year

The typical student earns about $40,000 prior to bootcamp, and takes home about 75% more in their first job after a bootcamp. 

For students who participate in Edcelerant's Paid Apprentice program, you'll earn $1000 per week plus benefits during the 6 months of apprenticeship following the classroom program. After that, we provide a tuition scholarship reimbursement, build in an increase in salary for an additional apprenticeship contract extension, or ask that Employer partners hiring apprentices full time pay a minimum salary of $80,000.

open doors to new career opportunities

Edcelerant's Employer Partnership opens doors that otherwise might not have been available to our graduates. Even getting an interview at many large corporations is near impossible. With Edcelerant, you'll get access to our hiring partners from day 1, and every qualified grad is guaranteed an opportunity to shine in the apprenticeship phase of your training.


The skills you've learned to launch your new career have just increased your earning potential by 300 percent. Compare your $40,000 per year dead end job to a developer with just a few years of experience making around $120,000, and you'll quickly realize that this is a career change you can't afford not to make.


Student path: your steps to better future


Self study, assessment exam and Course enrollment

Whether a student comes to Edcelerant directly, or visits one of our partner schools directly, the process is the same. In order to ensure that you can “hack it” a software developer, you’re going to have to put in a lot work. This course, no matter where you take it, is very demanding. We don’t want to waste your time if this program isn’t right for you.

Before you enroll, you’re expected to spend a couple of weeks (or months, depending on your experience), getting up to speed with the very basics of coding. Absolutely no prior coding experience is necessary, but we do need to know that you have the ability to learn throughout our program and become a successful developer.

First, we’ll point you to some free online tutorials that allow you to understand basic concepts at your own pace.  As soon as you think you’re ready, take a simple test online that shows us what you’ve learned. If you’re ready to move on, we will let you know instantly and get the enrollment process started.

Once you’ve passed the assessment exam, it’s time to officially enroll. Edcelerant’s coursework is offered a multiple schools. When you enroll for the program at a specific school, you are an official student of that school. Each school’s enrollment process is pretty similar - you’re asked to visit the school to complete enrollment forms, have a financial aid meeting, and take a brief tour. After that, each school has its own process for dealing with ID badges, parking, etc.


Earn your full stack web development certificate

Consider this program no different than a full time job, and expect the same amount of pressure that you might find when you’re under an important deadline. Our aim is to prepare you for next step on your career as a software developer, and that means putting your feet to the fire. As soon as your four months of classroom work is completed, you’ll be placed in a paid apprenticeship at a real company doing real work, and employers expect you to hit the ground running. Be prepared to put in some long days.

A typical class day starts around 9AM. Your morning includes roughly two hours of lecture and two hours of supervised lab work, though days vary based on what’s being taught and how well the class is picking up the material. Most lab work is done in pairs or small teams, just like what you’ll see when you start your new job. The afternoon session is the same, and at the end of the day some additional practice examples are made available for independent study. Lab work includes multiple practice code sets demonstrating the lecture material.
One day each week is designated for project work. On lab days, your instructors will be available to help with any problem or catch you up on the previous week’s material. You may also see some volunteers from our employer partners floating around to offer technical help and scout future employees. 

Full Time, In Person

16 weeks


Capstone Thesis Project and Demo Day

Throughout your four months of classroom study, you'll be assigned multiple projects that demonstrate the skills you've learned. In addition, each student is required to complete a Capstone Thesis Project - your own demonstration of the essential programming and design concepts you have acquired throughout the course.  Capstone Projects can be done individually, in pairs or in small groups. It's your chance to show off your skills to future employers, and the project will be the highlight of your technical portfolio come interview time.  Extra lab time is set aside at the end of the course for Capstone work, but you should start mapping out your project on day 1, adding more as you learn each day. The final days of the course will feature a demo showcase of your work in front of the tech and business community, where you'll be expected to walk through what you have built.


Apprenticeship: Learn and earn guarantee

Once you complete the coursework and pass the final exam, it's time to get to work. Our process is really simple- show you have the skills, and Edcelerant finds you a PAID apprenticeship.*

We've designed the curriculum to provide students with the necessary skills to fill the needs of our employer partners, so graduates should have no problem jumping into a real work environment. Graduates interested in becoming an apprentice enter into a contract staffing relationship with Edcelerant. We then match you with an appropriate employer for a six-month position. Each apprentice is earns a minimum salary of $1000 per week, plus benefits. Some employers may choose to pay more. When you're six months are completed, employers can choose to extend your contract for another six months, or offer you a full time position directly.  If you're offered a full time position with your apprenticeship host, we've already negotiated a guaranteed minimum salary that meets industry standards.

*apprentices must be legally allowed to work in the United States.  Those will felony convictions may apply, but are not guaranteed apprentice placement.


Continued staffing and lifetime support

In some circumstances, employers may want to keep apprentices beyond the contract length.  When this happens, Edcelerant will work with both the graduate trainee and employer to come to an arrangement, and Edcelerant can continue to act as the employer of record.

Edcelerant will continue to help graduates find work as long as they need help through our placement services.  We also encourage graduates to stay engaged.  Help current students with project work, attend future demo days, and sit in on classes if you need a quick refresher on a specific topic.