Davidson College Students, Grads Can Take Tuition-Free Coding Course
College has tapped a private partner to help launch a tuition-free online coding program for
students and graduates.
Davidson students and graduates will be able to
enroll in RevaturePro,
Revature's main training program, for free to learn modern software
languages in hopes that it will lead them to careers in coding. The
self-paced and features 18 courses, from beginning to advanced, with
exercises, a mentor and access to certification. RevaturePro features
on Java, Microsoft.NET and additional front-end development languages.
Once Davidson students and graduates complete the
course, they can then
enroll in a free 12-week coding
boot camp to be held at Revature headquarters
in Reston, VA.
The coding boot camps will entail:
- 12 weeks of immersive, industry-aligned coding
curricula from Revature;
- A weekly living stipend;
- Professional certification, such as Microsoft and
Oracle, paid by Revature;
- Guaranteed employment with Revature after
successfully completing the
The small liberal arts college in Davidson, NC,
has just over 1,700
"Davidson College students, due to their broad
liberal arts education, are
very well-suited to work in software development," said Joe Mitchell,
president of university partnerships at Revature. "They already have
aptitude and the ability. Revature gives them the critical skills and
they require to enter the high-demand field of software coding."
Revature has initiated a similar program with the City University of New York.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.