Coding Boot Camps
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Back End Software Developers are in charge of building applications that do the behind-the-scenes work. This typically involves receiving requests from a Front End application, processing the request, reading and writing to a database, and responding back to requests from other applications. In this 18-week not-for-credit Back End Software Development program, students take three courses to learn the skills and technologies necessary to enter the industry as a Back End Software Developer: Introduction to Java, Relational Databases with MySQL, and Web API Design with Spring Boot. Skills and technologies learned include Java 1.8, Algorithms, OOP, Design Patterns, Unit Testing, SQL, DDL, DML, Database Concepts, JDBC, Spring Boot, Spring Data, REST, JPA, JWT, AWS, and more.
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Students must be 18 or over and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Basic computer literacy and the ability to navigate one's own computer is strongly preferred. Students will complete an aptitude test prior to the first class session.
Students must have access to a computer with a minimum of 8GB RAM and i5 processor. Class utilizes both Zoom and Slack for meetings and communication.
$2,995 due at the time of registration in the form of a Visa or MasterCard*.
*Contact the program office if you are being sponsored by a third-party such as vocational rehabilitation, workers' compensation insurance, etc.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a certificate. This is a not-for-credit, vocational training program offered by Community Education at Sierra College and students will not earn any units towards a degree.
- If received seven (7) business days prior to the starting date, the refund amount will be the course fee less a $250 administrative fee.
- If received prior to the fourth class meeting, the refund amount will be the course fee less a $500 administrative fee.
- No refund will be granted after the fourth class meeting. Students who are dismissed from the program are not eligible for a refund. This is an intensive program and we make no guarantee of completion or passage.
- Average wage in California is $66.16 hourly, $137,620 annually.
- Jobs for software developers are expected to grow 22% from 2019 to 2029.