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Cal Poly Launches Coding Bootcamp with Fullstack

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Fullstack Academy has announced its first university partnership, this one with California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). The new part-time program, known as the Cal Poly Coding Bootcamp, will launch in April from the university's Extended Education unit.

The program grew out of efforts by the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education to provide local workforce advancement opportunities and address a shortage for skilled technical workers locally and regionally.

The curriculum, intended to address people with no coding experience, will last 26 weeks and teaches participants to program in JavaScript. Lessons will have lectures, workshops and plenty of hands-on learning. Students will produce a portfolio of projects they can then use to demonstrate their skills to employers. Professional development aspects will also be injected into the classes, including mock technical and behavioral interviews and one-on-one coaching opportunities.

Classes will be held two evenings a week plus a half day on Saturdays. Full tuition will be $11,910; those with Cal Poly degrees get receive a 10 percent "tuition break."

"Fullstack Academy is a trusted academic partner and has been a leader in the coding bootcamp community for years," said Brian Tietje, vice provost of International, Graduate and Extended Education at Cal Poly, in a statement. "Now we have a chance to open up their highly rated skills training to a wider audience that includes our Cal Poly community. Just as in every other program we offer, students in the Cal Poly Coding Bootcamp will learn by doing, and they'll emerge with everything they need to build successful, long-term careers in web development."

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.

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