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UCI Division of Continuing Education Launching its First Coding Boot Camp

Fast-paced course will train students to become proficient and qualified web developers

IRVINE, Calif. – December 15, 2016 – The demand for skilled web developers is at an all-time high. Because of this, the University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education (DCE) will launch a 24-week Coding Boot Camp in March 2017. The innovative, full stack program is ideal for motivated individuals looking for a new and challenging career or advancement.

The Coding Boot Camp, which will start on March 14, 2017, is designed to accommodate the schedules of working professionals and students, with two three-hour evening classes during the week (6:30-9:30pm) and a four-hour class on Saturdays (10:00am-2:00pm). All classes will be held in the DCE building located on the UCI campus.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, web development ranks among the world’s fastest-growing professions, with jobs projected to increase at a 20 percent annual pace through 2022. The opportunities for skilled developers have long passed the labor supply: Of more than 150,000 new openings posted each year, some 50,000 go unfilled. The median salary for professional web developers is $63,000, with some earning as much as $110,000 a year.

“There are endless opportunities,” says Brian Breen, Director of Corporate Education at UCI DCE. “While web development is a profession that can be tough and time consuming, students will find ‘The Coding Boot Camp’ to be flexible and impactful.”

Program graduates earn a certificate in Full stack Web Development from UCI Division of Continuing Education, signifying they have the skills to create front- and back-end web applications.

The curriculum covers everything from the basics of coding, algorithms and data structure, to intensive training in Java script, Node.js, HTML, CSS, jQuery, C#, and more. In addition to learning in the classroom, students will spend 10-15 hours a week on outside projects and experiential learning activities to build a professional project portfolio that showcases their abilities to create web applications.

Students will also receive a range of career-planning services, portfolio reviews, demo days, recruiting assistance and extensive staff support. Local businesses participating in ‘The Coding Boot Camp’s’ employer network will advise on the subject material and other student needs. While no previous experience is required, applicants should have a basic understanding of coding.

“A career in web development can offer myriad opportunities for inspiring work and professional growth,” adds Brian Breen. “The Coding Boot Camp at UCI can provide the perfect entry point for anyone willing to work hard and to learn.” To learn more about The Coding Boot Camp, visit here. Students can apply online or by calling (949) 214-4016.

About UCI Division of Continuing Education

The University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education (DCE) provides lifelong learning opportunities to thousands of students worldwide each year – fulfilling the school’s 60-year curriculum platform to connect degree programs to the world of work and achievement after graduation. The Division offers a broad range of certificate programs, specialized studies, and sequential courses to local, regional and global markets through online, on-campus and on-site delivery. A leader in the open education movement, the Division offers free Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and content through the UCI Open initiative. For more information about UCI Division of Continuing Education, visit ce.uci.edu.

About the University of California, Irvine

Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation, and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 36,000 students and offers 222 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $5 billion annually to the local economy. For more on UCI, visit uci.edu.