No previous programming skills are required. Upon graduation, students are eligible for paid internships with our corporate sponsors.
Code Platoon is an approved VET TEC training provider through the Department of Veteran Affairs. In-Person students may also use their GI Bill. All students are eligible to apply for general scholarships once enrolled in the program.
The Code Platoon part-time program is 35 weeks in length and can be completed in-person or remotely. Classes will meet two evenings during the week and all day on Saturday. Students will learn the same curriculum as our full-time students and have access to the same resources including teaching assistants, mentors, and career services.
General scholarships are available to all students. In-person students may be eligible to use their GI Bill.
Module 1 (Weeks 1-4): Computer science / programming fundamentals
Module 2 (Weeks 5-6): The World Wide Web
Module 3 (Week 7): Data Science
Data science is an increasingly popular sector of technology, powering Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Using industry-recognized Python libraries including NumPy, Pandas, Jupyter Notebook, and publically available datasets, students will learn the basics of data science and be able to get a leg up in their junior developer interviews.
Module 4 (Weeks 8-10): Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is cloud-based hosting for modern technology companies. These companies generally look for people certified in AWS technologies to get their product online. Code Platoon has been accepted as an AWS Academy - an organization that Amazon has vetted with their curriculum. Students will be trained to take and hopefully pass the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam, receiving an industry recognized certification.
Module 5 (Weeks 11-14): Creating Applications
This module will teach students how to create modern-day web applications, including database design and integration, web routing, and the Model View Controller framework through a Python framework called Django. They will learn to integrate the ReactJS framework on top of their Django application and deploy that using Amazon Web Services technologies. This is the most important module as it is where students learn the skills that employers will expect them to have on the first day of the job and they will see how all the skills that they have learned in the first 4 modules come together to build a full application.
I was not the most experienced, nor was I the least experienced. However, I feel I can safely speak for a vast majority of the class in that we learned more in the past four months than I already knew through college or previous courses. Code Platoon... Read More not only improved on what was already known or taught during its Fundamentals of Programming pre-course, but it taught through both instruction and hands-on practice how to develop full stack applications in a clean and succinct way. I have zero regrets about this course and encourage everyone who has the opportunity to engage with Code Platoon.
Walked in with almost zero experience or knowledge. Walked out with a good baseline of knowledge, and the confidence to keep learning, growing, and applying the things I've learned. The instructors know their stuff and will work with you individually... Read More to make sure you understand and don't get left behind. Lots of TAs to provide support, including after hours. The administrative staff work hard to make sure you have what you need for your next steps. Overall, fantastic experience that I'm happy to recommend.
I was lucky to find out about the VET TEC pilot program and get accepted into it. I always wanted to be a software engineer, but I didn't want to start over with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science since I already had one in Cybersecurity. When I... Read More learned about VET TEC and Code Platoon during the end of my deployment, I knew this program could help me switch careers from Cybersecurity to Software Engineering. I joined the Delta Evening & Weekend Cohort, and it was tough to manage the program's time requirements while working full-time and being in the National Guard. However, it paid off, and I got a job as a software engineer. I would definitely recommend this program - it's a solid 10/10. Pros Solid Curriculum: Code Platoon's well-rounded curriculum taught me various programming languages and software development techniques, preparing me for a software engineering career. Cons Time Management: The program was intensive, and I found it tough to balance with full-time work and other responsibilities like family and National Guard duties.
"Received full-time software engineering job offer 1.5 months after graduating"
Title says it all. I received a job offer shortly after graduating Code Platoon. For veterans looking to transition into the competitive software engineering industry, I would recommend attending this boot camp. Code Platoon gives you the skills and knowledge.... Read More It's up to you to apply them.
I attended the Evening and Weekend program (fully remote) from January 2022 - July 2022. I had been coding pretty basic projects in sort of an IT help desk role for a couple years leading up to the program; I had no experience with modern frameworks or... Read More web applications. This program was exactly what I needed to connect the dots between my fairly basic experience and the frameworks/principles/buzzwords that you see in so many job postings. An organized curriculum and time spent with instructors turned out to be what was missing in my self-paced journey prior to CP. I also have to mention that working on projects with peers was huge upside to the program. Employers are curious how you work/code with others. CP emphasized pair programming sessions for that reason. This helped provide some context to reflect on during interviews. After graduation, the crew that helped with the job search was incredibly helpful as well. They always touched base with me and encouraged me to refine my process and keep pushing. I received an offer about 8 weeks into my job search. I wish I had joined an earlier cohort, it was a life-changing program. I'd recommend this program to anyone. Pros: * Well-designed curriculum (Python (OOP), SQL into Django ORM, Django Rest Framework, also HTML/CSS into JS and Reactjs) * Passionate and talented instructors (and TAs) * Supportive and available employment assistance * Great opportunity to network with alumni, fellow veterans, and military spouses * Fully remote * Evening and weekend program Other: * I wouldn't consider this a con necessarily, but I would point out that finishing this program (20+ hours a week) on top of working full time was pretty demanding. This may be an issue for some. 28-weeks is a long time. That said, the staff was very accommodating to those who needed it.
I absolutely loved my experience with Code Platoon. I participated remotely through the DOD SkillBridge program and was very pleasantly surprised at how included I felt in the overall course. The staff is great, the instructors are great, the curriculum... Read More structure is great --- The whole experience was awesome for me. I learned a ton, met awesome people, and feel very confident in my future at this point. I would HIGHLY recommend Code Platoon to anyone transitioning from the military that wants to pursue software development!
I recently graduated from Code Platoon's Immersive 15 Week Full Stack Software Development Course, which I attended remotely and I highly recommend it. This program turns individuals with zero coding experience to capable and knowledgable Full Stack Software... Read More Engineers. On top of that they have a dedicated career development team which actively prepare and guide you to obtaining an entry level position after you graduate. If you are a Veteran/Active Duty Member/Military Spouse looking to break into the tech industry look no further.
Code Platoon is a great coding bootcamp for vets and their spouses. I attended in person and got placed with a company through the internship program before I graduated. Pros: lots of support from the instructors, TA’s, mentors, and other students. Cons:... Read More Assessments took a while to be graded due to large class size.
Code Platoon was an overall great experience. I learned so much, and talking with senior software engineers out in the field about the curriculum, they were also impressed with the stuff we were being taught. This is a great option for veterans, active... Read More duty, or spouses. Pros - pair programming tuesdays and thursdays - great help from TAs, both during class and after class (plenty of help) - Finish a Personal Project - Do a group project at the end Cons - Was a bit disorganized at times - No remote apprenticeship options during my cohort (this may not be the case with future cohorts)
Great set of classmate and instructor. Signing up to attend the class was easy and painless. Learned a lot of new technology with supportive instructor and classmate. The full stack development program was 7 months long and within the 7 months it can... Read More take a beginner to coding to create full stack application!