With demand for skilled web developers at an all-time high, the University of Richmond’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies is launching a 24-week Coding Boot Camp in October.

“The innovative, full stack program is ideal for motivated people looking for a new career challenge or advancement in their current job,” said Jamelle Wilson, SPCS dean.

The Coding Boot Camp begins Oct. 17 and is designed to accommodate the schedules of working professionals with two three-hour evening classes during the week (6:30-9:30 p.m.) and a four-hour class on Saturdays (10 a.m.-2 p.m.). In addition to classroom instruction, students will spend 20 hours per week on outside projects and experiential learning activities.

The curriculum includes a blend of high-demand technologies, computer science fundamentals, and sample interview questions to prepare students to succeed during job interviews.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, web development ranks among the world’s fastest-growing professions, and jobs are projected to increase at a 27 percent annual pace through 2024. Yet U.S. News & World Report says the opportunities for skilled developers have already outstripped the labor supply. Of more than 150,000 new openings posted each year, some 50,000 go unfilled.

“Web development is a profession that demands a lot, but students will find the Coding Boot Camp to be flexible and fun with many opportunities,” Wilson said.

Students who complete the program will have the skills needed to develop dynamic end-to-end web applications. In addition, they will receive a certificate in Full Stack Web Development. Students also will receive a range of career-planning services.

The course is offered in partnership with Trilogy Education Services. Visit codingbootcamp.richmond.edu to learn more about the program. Students can apply online or by calling (804) 616-3270.

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About the University of Richmond School of Professional and Continuing Studies

More than 50 years ago, the University of Richmond School of Professional and Continuing Studies pioneered professional and continuing education in Richmond. SPCS enriches the lives and careers of thousands of part-time and nontraditional students. Programs are designed for working professionals and adult students, balancing academic rigor with flexibility and value. Students can attend part time in the evenings and during weekends at a pace that supports other life commitments.

About Trilogy Education Services

Trilogy Education Services is the Continuing Education Program Manager that creates and manages skills-based training programs for more than 20 of the world’s leading universities. Universities leverage Trilogy’s platform, services and national community of instructors and employers to prepare learners for careers in the digital economy. Learn more at www.trilogyed.com.

 

Dean, School of Professional and Continuing Studies
Professor, Continuing Studies