Enrolling in a Coding Bootcamp: Your Burning Questions Answered

The journey to a rewarding career in technology should be guided by clarity and support.

Coding Bootcamp QuestionsAs an Enrollment Specialist here at Tech Elevator, I understand that embarking on a coding bootcamp journey can raise many questions and uncertainties. Rest assured, you’re in the right place, and I’m here to address some of the most frequently asked questions I encounter during applicant interviews.

One common concern is whether applicants need prior coding experience to succeed in our programs. The answer is no! I meet regularly with diverse career changers and professionals all over the United States who have only just begun to explore their coding interests. Tech Elevator believes in the power of transferable skills that go beyond lines of code. In fact, we emphasize the importance of a growth mindset, creative problem-solving abilities, collaboration and communication skills, as well as grit and tenacity.

In this blog post, I want to share with you why Tech Elevator is not only a fantastic option for your career transition but also a place where your unique skills and experiences will be celebrated. We’ll explore the incredible in-demand skills you’ll gain during our programs and how they will propel you forward as a confident and capable software developer. So, get ready to discover why Tech Elevator is the perfect fit for you, regardless of your coding background. Let’s dive right in!

Q: Full-Time vs. Part-Time: What are the differences, and which one is right for me?

A: Tech Elevator offers both full-time and part-time programs to accommodate diverse schedules and commitments. Our full-time program is immersive and fast-paced, allowing students to complete their training in a condensed time frame of 14 weeks, dedicating 50-60 hours per week to their studies. It provides an intensive learning experience with group projects and daily in-person classes.

On the other hand, our part-time program is designed for individuals who are unable to commit their entire day to learning. It requires 20-25 hours per week over 30 weeks and offers a self-study format with comprehensive resources and synchronous support provided by adjunct instructors. Download our infographic, a week in the life of a part-time coding bootcamp student, to see if the program is a fit for your busy schedule.

Both programs cover the same high-quality full stack curriculum and provide hands-on coding experience, ensuring you acquire the skills necessary for a successful career transition into the modern workforce. The choice between the two ultimately depends on your availability and preferred learning style.

Q: Job Placement Success: How successful is Tech Elevator in helping students find employment?

A: Tech Elevator’s primary goal is to empower you with the skills and support needed to launch a successful career in the tech industry. We take immense pride in our job placement success. 

Our dedicated Pathway Program provides personalized career coaching, resume building, interview preparation, and networking opportunities. We have established relationships with 800+ employers actively seeking tech talent. As a result, our job placement rates consistently exceed industry standards, with a significant percentage of our graduates securing employment within months of completing the program and keeping lifelong connections in our alumni network.

Q: Financing Options: How can I finance my bootcamp experience?

A: Investing in your education is a significant decision, and Tech Elevator offers various financing options to make it accessible for everyone. These options include payment plans, student loans, scholarships, workforce grants, income share agreements (ISAs), and veteran benefits. Our dedicated team will work closely with you to explore the financing options that best suit your needs and circumstances. We believe that financial constraints should not hinder your pursuit of a fulfilling career in technology.

Q: Acceptance Criteria: What factors could prevent me from being accepted into the bootcamp?

A: Acceptance into our bootcamp programs is based on several factors, and while we strive to provide opportunities to as many individuals as possible, there are some criteria that we consider during the application process. These factors may include a candidate’s tenacity, problem-solving abilities, and aptitude for learning. However, it’s important to note that Tech Elevator values diversity and recognizes that everyone’s journey is unique. So, even if you don’t have a coding background or extensive technical knowledge, I encourage you to apply and showcase your passion, motivation, and potential to succeed in the program!

Our admissions team carefully evaluates each application and considers a holistic view of each candidate to ensure a supportive and inclusive learning environment.

Tech Elevator is your partner in navigating the path to a rewarding career in technology.

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Don’t let any uncertainties hold you back from pursuing a fulfilling career in technology. If you have more questions or would like to learn more about how Tech Elevator can help you achieve your career goals, I invite you to schedule a meeting with our admissions coordinators or connect with me on LinkedIn. We’ll be happy to provide further insights and guidance tailored to your specific needs, supporting you every step of the way!

Written by London Smith, Enrollment Specialist at Tech Elevator