Cal Poly Extended Education Coding Bootcamp
Gain the programming skills you need to build the career you want in 12-26 weeks.
Build crucial programming skills for your next career move with our full-time and part-time coding bootcamp—no prior coding experience necessary! With expert online instructors, a hands-on curriculum, career assistance, and a supportive alumni network, the Cal Poly Extended Education Coding Bootcamp will help you obtain a lucrative tech career!
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The Demand for Web Developers
Based on projections by CyberStates, a research collection project by CompTIA, in 2021 there were 12.4 million tech jobs in the United States--contributing an estimated $2 trillion in direct tech industry economic output, or 10.5% of the national economy.
According to data from Lightcast™ . 2022, the employment of software developers is projected to grow 17.3% percent by 2032.
Graduates of the Cal Poly Extended Education Coding Bootcamp will qualify for full-time software development positions that could earn them an entry-level starting salary of $92,700—not including additional compensation in the form of benefits and bonuses.
Hiring for roles like Software Engineer, Junior Software Engineer, and Front-End Engineer, companies like LinkedIn, Go Daddy, and Shopify are rapidly growing and building out their software development teams. Cal Poly Extended Education Coding Bootcamp grads will be well equipped for these roles and many others.
Fullstack Academy & Cal Poly Extended Ed
California Polytechnic University is consistently ranked among the top universities in the West and employs a philosophy of Learn by Doing, which educates the head and the hand and prepares accomplished students who value the link between knowledge and application and are confident in their ability to make an impact. It focuses on putting learning into practice by working across disciplines and having extensive partnerships to address today’s — and tomorrow’s — most pressing challenges. Cal Poly and its alumni make a difference every day in industries, communities, and lives across California and around the world.
Cal Poly has chosen Fullstack Academy to power its tech bootcamps. Fullstack Academy is one of the longest-running and most successful bootcamp providers in the nation. Its graduates are equipped to succeed in the professional world through Fullstack Academy’s foundational teaching method, allowing students to thrive in their first job and every job. Bootcamp graduates also gain the assistance of Fullstack Academy’s dedicated career services team and leave as members of the Cal Poly–Fullstack community — a supportive alumni network that can help open doors to future career opportunities.
How the Cal Poly Extended Education Coding Bootcamp Works
The Cal Poly Extended Education Coding Bootcamp is designed for students to pursue high-quality tech education while continuing to balance work or other commitments. Our program provides you with the flexibility to fit career development into your life.
Multiple class times are offered so you can choose which option works best with your schedule.
Part-time and full-time bootcamp programs are available.
All classes are held on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
- 6:30pm-9:30pm PT
All classes are held Monday-Friday.
- 8:30am-2:30pm PT
Class time options vary by month and are subject to change. To see available class times for your cohort of choice, complete your application or schedule a call with a student advisor.
There are many ways to pay for your bootcamp experience including self-pay, employer-pay, local/state government assistance, scholarships and personal loans. Learn more about payment options.
Cal Poly Extended Education Tech Bootcamps is committed to making tech education more accessible, so we’re reducing the enrollment deposit to $99 (normally $1,000) for a limited time.
Enrollment Deposit -
Tuition During Program - $13,396
Total Tuition - $13,495
*Offer eligibility: Upon admittance into the program, pay the $99 non-refundable deposit in full prior to the enrollment date.
$500 Community Scholarship
For Cal Poly alums, current students, and employees (all Cal Poly campuses are eligible).
$1,000 Military Scholarship**
Military Scholarship for active duty service members and military veterans.
**Valid ID required.
Big Return On Your Investment
Increase your earning potential with a new career in software by learning in-demand front-end, back-end, and fullstack development skills in as little as 12 weeks. Lightcast™ . 2022 reports that the average entry-level web developer salary in California is over $92k (Lightcast™ . 2022), making now an exciting time to start a career in web development.
Cal Poly Extended Education Coding Bootcamp grads are qualified to fill coding positions that earn salaries higher than the average entry-level Central Coast salary—including jobs requiring a bachelor’s degree.
What You Will Learn
Our curriculum has been specially devised by successful web developers-turned-executives. They know what skills web developers need to get hired because they’ve spent years hiring web developers themselves. You’ll emerge from our coding bootcamp with the up-to-date skills to get you working now.
By the time you graduate, you'll have used what you learned to produce a portfolio of projects you can show employers.
- Career development team works with students during and after the program to help them get hired.
- Graduates qualify for software developer jobs, software engineering jobs, web developer jobs, and more.
*Please note that this is a sample curriculum and is subject to change.
- Responsive CSS
- Data Types & Expressions & Conditionals
- Functions & Methods
- Object Literals & Arrays
- Git & Github
- Command Line
- Document Object Model (DOM)
- Events & Event Listeners
- Single Page Applications
- React Router
- Intro to APIs
- Intro to Servers
- Databases & Database Design
- SQL, Postgres
- Encryption & Hashing
Who Should Attend
Both the full- and part-time programs are specifically designed for beginners. There’s no experience required to apply, be accepted, or to succeed.
Successful bootcamp students have backgrounds in:
If this sounds like you, apply today and join others just like you on the first steps to a life-changing career.
The coding curriculum is broken down into three main areas:
1. Web Foundations (Responsive CSS, Data Types, Looping, etc.);
2. Front-End Development (AJAX, React, Intro to APIs, etc.);
and 3. Back-End & Fullstack Development (Node, Express, SQL, etc.).
Grads of the Cal Poly Extended Education Coding Bootcamp learn the skills they need to be qualified for entry-level roles like Junior Software Engineer and Front-End Developer.
For a syllabus on your program of interest, click here and fill out the form.
Many of our part-time students are working full time while taking the program. Keep in mind that there are 10 hours in class and 15-20 hours worth of homework per week.
Yes, the Cal Poly Extended Education Coding Bootcamp is beginner-friendly. It’s specifically designed for professionals who have no previous experience in coding. While some background knowledge is helpful, the only expectation is that students have general computer literacy skills in basics like efficiently using the internet/cloud and Windows.
Your time with our career success team will include everything from workshops to one-on-one office hours to phone chats before big interviews. And on top of all that, the team will be working behind the scenes to find openings that are right for you and staying up-to-date on the latest recruiting trends to make sure they prepare you for everything.
To be eligible for the program, you must be at least 18 years old and a high school grad/GED holder by the start date of your intended cohort.
Ready to Start Learning?
Apply to study full-time or part-time at Cal Poly Extended Education Coding Bootcamp today.
- Fill out our online application form
- Take our nontechnical assessment
- No coding experience required
- Covers logical reasoning
- Sent to you immediately upon submission of application
- Receive an entrance decision