LEARN TO CODE
As a Code Platoon student, you will be challenged and rigorously trained in our immersive full-stack software engineering Bootcamps. Professional software engineers teach each class. The curriculum features lectures, pair programming, and self-study. When you have finished our curriculum, you will have a solid foundation to launch a software engineering career. We focus on holistic training, with part of our curriculum covering soft skills and personal development. From programming languages to industry best practices, you will get hands-on experience working with today’s web development tools.
FULL-STACK SOFTWARE ENGINEER: IMMERSIVE
We’ll teach you full-stack software engineering over 15 weeks in our downtown Chicago classroom.
In-person students will work and learn alongside their instructors and peers. They will often have the opportunity to attend Chicago-based networking events and workshops. Attending In-person is the best option for Veterans and military spouses who live in the Chicago area or who would like to relocate to Chicago.
Only In-person students are eligible to participate in our paid apprenticeship program.
Remote students participate alongside our in-person students for 15 weeks. You will receive the same live lectures, classroom discussions, assignments, and team projects. Often, you will be paired with an in-person student for pair programming and other group activities.
Remote students do not have the opportunity to participate in Chicago apprenticeships but will work closely with our career services team after graduation. Our career services team will help you find a job where you live, using the skills learned at Code Platoon.
FULL-STACK SOFTWARE ENGINEER: EVENING AND WEEKEND
Our Evening and Weekend program is an excellent option for Veterans or military spouses who have a full-time job or other commitments during the day but are interested in learning software engineering. The Evening and Weekend program is 28 weeks in length and covers the same curriculum as our Immersive program. Students attend remotely three nights per week and all day on Saturday. Class sizes are small, allowing our instructors to maximize our students’ learning and networking opportunities while balancing their daytime schedules.
FULL-STACK SOFTWARE ENGINEER: SELF PACED
Self-paced students work through the same curriculum as our in-person and remote students, but at their own pace and on their schedule.
The self-paced curriculum includes pre-recorded lectures and coding challenges. Self-paced students are encouraged to join our self-paced Slack channel to network with other students and help each other through the curriculum.
The Self-paced program is offered free of charge, but students do not receive a certificate of completion from Code Platoon and do not have access to direct feedback from our faculty.
Tuition for the Full-stack Software Engineer Immersive and Evening and Weekend programs is $17,000. A deposit of $500 is required after acceptance to secure your spot in the program. Students may qualify to have their tuition paid for through the VA—the GI Bill, VET TEC, and Voc Rehab. Code Platoon also offers many scholarship options.
NETWORKING AND 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.
Preparing to get a job is a skill in itself. What’s the best way to build a resume and LinkedIn profile? How do software engineers prepare for technical interviews, behavioral interviews, and white-boarding? How does a graduate conduct a job search? We cover it all in the classroom with industry professionals who have been through the ropes and know what it takes.
Our career services team will work with you to find job opportunities as you start your career as a software engineer.
AN INSTANT NETWORK
We recognize that one of the biggest hurdles of starting a new career is developing an industry network. We solve that for you. Every student in the Immersive Program gets an industry mentor, and every night, professional software developers volunteer as teaching assistants. With Code Platoon, you will have direct contact with eight to ten experienced developers every week.
Code Platoon is not accredited by a US Department of Education recognized accrediting body. Code Platoon is approved by The Illinois Board of Higher Education. For more information on IBHE, visit their website at www.ibhe.org, or you may contact them at the address or phone number listed below. To submit a complaint, please visit http://complaints.ibhe.org/. Students can review the IBHE Institutional Disclosures here.
Illinois Board of Higher Education
1 North Old State Capitol Plaza,
Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377
Phone: (217) 782-2551