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18-Week Online
Coding Boot Camp

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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Wednesday, November 4th

Class meets online on a weekday evening. Each student will also participate in a weekly 30 minute, one-on-one session with a mentor. Students start each academic week on Sunday and are required to watch all videos and start working on assignments/projects before their online class meeting. Course consists of 13-18 hours of weekly homework and content, including career service assignments utilizing LinkedIn.

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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.

Technical Requirements
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. Although not required, students may find a second monitor extremely helpful.

$2,995 due at the time of registration in the form of a Visa or MasterCard*.

*Our programs do not qualify for financial aid or payment plans. 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.
Refund Policy
If a student requests to withdraw from the class, it must be submitted in writing to Community Education (email is acceptable). A refund will be granted under the following conditions and less the appropriate fees:
  • 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.
Job Outlook
  • Average wage in California is $64.60 hourly, $134,370 annually.
  • Average wage nationally is $53.66 hourly, $111,620 annually.
  • Jobs for software developers are expected to grow 25.6% by 2028.
Data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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This program is offered through Sierra College Community Education in collaboration with Promineo Tech. Promineo Tech collaborates with community colleges to prepare participants for high-growth careers in software development. Promineo Tech is a group of IT professionals and leaders who believe that quality education should be offered at an affordable price.

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