Northwestern Coding Boot Camp

Become a Web Developer
in 24 Weeks

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Classes begin March 13 in Evanston and May 8 in Chicago


Learn market-driven skills HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, React.js, Node.js, Database Theory, Bookshelf.js, MongoDB, MySQL, Command Line, Git and Python*.

Study part-time while maintaining your work schedule.

Build a portfolio of web applications to showcase your knowledge.

Benefit from a wide range of career services to position you for success through graduation and beyond.

Access Northwestern Coding Boot Camp’s network of employer partners and career services to support your transition into web development.
*The Material covered in the Northwestern Coding Boot Camp is subject to change based on market demand.

Web Development is one of the fastest growing careers in today’s economy with a projected 27% growth rate by 2024.* Web developers earn a median salary of $64,970 and up to $116,620 per year. Northwestern Coding Boot Camp was designed to help students to develop the skills and network needed to capitalize on this high-demand career track.

  • Students will learn a full-stack, including the skills needed to become proficient frontend and backend developers – HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, React.js, Node.js, Database Theory, Bookshelf.js, MongoDB, MySQL, Command Line, Git, Python, and more.
  • Students gain access to a tutor network, allowing them to get help both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Students receive career-planning assistance, including:
    • Portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, career content and practice sessions, technical interview training, 1:1 career coaching, soft skills training, and more.
    • Access to a dedicated Profile Coach and Career Director that will work with you throughout the program and prepare you to be Employer Competitive.
  • Students will also gain industry insights through Tech Talks—quarterly online panels with local industry professionals.
What You Will Learn

What Graduates EarnWhat Graduates Earn

  • Graduates benefit from a Project Demo Day—quarterly networking event with local professionals to showcase their final projects.
  • Continued one-on-one career coaching with your career director post-graduation.
  • A certificate in Full Stack Web Development from Northwestern University School of Professional Studies, showcasing your accomplishments to future employers.
  • A robust portifolio of projects to demonstrate your working knowledge of web development.

About Northwestern University School of Professional Studies

Northwestern University is committed to excellent teaching, innovative research and the personal and intellectual growth of its students in a diverse academic community.

What are the dates of Northwestern Coding Boot Camp?
  • Classes begin January 14 in Evanston and March 4 in Chicago
  • Tuesday/Thursday 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Can I keep working while studying at Northwestern Coding Boot Camp?
  • Yes. The non-credit certificate program is designed for working professionals who are actively pursuing a career change or advancement.
How long is Northwestern Coding Boot Camp?
  • Students will complete the program in six months.
Do you provide career planning support?
  • Yes. We offer all of our students career support and coaching as well as resume and portfolio support, interview preparation, and experiential learning opportunities.
Do I need to have previous experience in programming before enrolling?
  • No. While having some background is beneficial our pre-course tutorials will get you up to speed and ready to start learning on Day 1.
Are there any prerequisites to apply?
  • No, the only requirements are that you be at least 18 years of age and have earned a high school diploma or GED.
What sets your boot camp apart from others I can join in Chicago or elsewhere?
  • We are one of the nation’s most prestigious universities and teach the most superior and innovative tools to our students.
  • We offer a part-time program that allows working professionals to study web development without leaving work.
  • Students benefit from a robust set of professional development services to prepare them for success as they work to advance or change careers.
  • Our curriculum is built based on the most in-demand technologies specific to the Chicago market.
Do you offer other boot camps?
Yes. If you are interested in learning data science, please explore Northwestern Data Science Boot Camp.
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This program is offered through the Northwestern School of Professional Studies in collaboration with Trilogy Education Services Inc.

About Trilogy Education Services
Trilogy Education Services Inc. partners with universities to prepare participants for high-demand careers in the Digital Economy. Over 30 of the world’s leading institutions collaborate with Trilogy to help bridge the gap between employers’ needs and participants’ skills.