Program Overview

Learn more about how Code Platoon works.

In-person and Remote Attendance options are available.

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Attendance Options

 

Code Platoon is a full-stack coding bootcamp that you can attend in one of two ways:

In-person (at our Chicago campus) or Remotely (from wherever your computer takes you)

Click the button next to each option to learn more.

Attend in-person

 

We’ll teach you full-stack development over the course of 14 weeks in our downtown Chicago classroom, and train you to be eligible for paid internships and full-time employment as a web developer. No previous programming experience is necessary.

To attend, you must be a veteran or military spouse and pass our rigorous admissions process. Once you are admitted, you will be eligible to apply for generous scholarships.

 

Attend remotely

 

Online programming classes provide a convenient way to learn new skills, especially for those who cannot make their way to a classroom. However, they do not provide access to an instructor and the benefits of in-class experience. Many of the courses available are also expensive and may not provide practice with real-world problems.

At Code Platoon, we have introduced a new way to retain the advantages of both in-person training and online learning. Moreover, anyone who is admitted as part of this pilot project can attend FREE of charge, with a scholarship covering the entire cost of tuition.

How do we do it?

  • You will participate in the same rigorous classes that are taught live, albeit remotely. This way you can participate in live discussions, ask questions and get responses right away making sure you learn the concepts you need to succeed.

  • You work on the same assignments and team projects.

  • Get questions answered by instructors as you work on your projects and interact with your classmates.

Admission to this program will be more rigorous than to our in-person program, as we will be offering fewer spots to the Remote Attendance Program. Moreover, will give preferential admission to veterans with disabilities.

In addition, Remote Attendance students will not be eligible to participate in the internship program, or at least not with Chicago-based internships.

To learn more about this innovative program, please contact us at info@codeplatoon.org.

A trusted program to teach you the skills for a new career in software development.

Learn to Code

 

You’ll be challenged and rigorously trained in our immersive program. Taught by professional developers, you’ll spend 6 to 7 days a week and 12 to 14 hours a day in lectures, coding time, and self-study. When you have finished our curriculum, you will have learned enough to launch a career in software development. We focus on holistic training, and part of our curriculum covers soft skills and personal development.

Our curriculum covers everything you will need to know to be a full-stack developer. From programming languages to industry best practices, you will get hands-on experience working with today’s web development tools.

Immersive, affordable 14-week program for veterans and military spouses.

Our community will help you succeed in your goals.

Gain Career Skills

 

In addition to the coding skills we teach you, we’ll also teach you how to successfully get a job in the software industry. We have a Career Prep Curriculum that helps prepare you to land a job. Industry professionals will help you prepare a public profile, develop a resume and prepare you for technical and non-technical interviews. Each Code Platoon student is also paired with a professional software developer to serve as a mentor to help guide you into your new career. We do everything we can to make sure you are poised for success.

Customized one-on-one career coaching to help you land your next job.

Internships after Graduation

 

There is no better way to prepare for a career as a software developer than having real-world experience. Veterans returning from combat don’t always have the years of job experience their non-veteran counterparts do. Internships last 3 to 6 months, and help ensure a smooth transition into the profession.

Enova is extremely proud to be one of the inaugural companies to support the launch of Code Platoon. It’s mission — to help returning veterans — is a cause that hews closely to our company’s values. Working with the veterans in the first cohort as mentors, instructors, and hosts of the first ever “robot wars” hackathon was incredibly rewarding for our team. And on graduation we were pleased to extend offers to graduates with one of them now a full-time member of Enova’s Technology team. Code Platoon is a great organization doing vital work in Chicago.

John Higginson

Chief Technology Officer, Enova International

After the program ends, many of our students participate in our paid Internship Program.

Join Our Community

 

As a Code Platoon graduate, you’ll be part of our community. You’ll be able to forge professional relationships with our network of veterans, military spouses and developers, and grow your career potential.

What is the military background of Code Platoon students?

A common misconception is that you need a specific background or education to be a software developer. Our students come from many different MOSs, pay grades, and branches.

Ready to Apply?

 

You are eligible to apply to Code Platoon if you have served, or are currently serving, in a branch of the Armed Forces.  We will ask for your DD-214, or Statement of Service if you don’t have one.

Our admissions process tests your ability to learn and overcome challenges. We are looking for candidates who are eager to learn, possess grit, and are hardworking and committed. We believe individuals who possess these traits will succeed in our program.

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