Rutgers Coding Bootcamp Curriculum


First and foremost, success as a web developer requires a grounding in computer science fundamentals. For that reason, the curriculum at Rutgers Coding Bootcamp includes a deep dive into the basics of coding and data structure. At the same time, we recognize that the surest way to gain credibility with prospective employers and secure job offers is to prove yourself on real-world projects. That’s why hands-on experience is at the heart of our program.

Our syllabus includes multiple coding projects where students use their skills to create functional web applications and collaborate with other coding students on group projects, just as they would in many professional web development positions.

Full Stack Flex

Phase 1: Front-End Fundamentals


The first phase equips you with the fundamental concepts of web development, covering HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, as well as command line fundamentals and Git version control. You’ll also begin working with AI-powered tools.

What You Will Learn:

  • HTML and CSS
  • Programming fundamentals with JavaScript
  • Mastering terminal commands
  • Version control with Git
  • Working with Browser APIs
  • DOM manipulation
  • Using GitHub Copilot as an assistive technology

Phase 2: Full-Stack Development


In the second phase you learn the skills necessary to engineer a full-stack web application, working with servers, databases, and other back-end technologies, and connecting them to the front end. You’ll also continue working with AI-powered technologies, such as Open AI and LangChain.

What You Will Learn:

  • Node.js and npm
  • TypeScript
  • Creating and consuming RESTful APIs
  • Performing CRUD operations using a SQL database
  • Prompt engineering with AI
  • Single-page applications with React
  • Full-stack applications

Phase 3: Advanced Software Development


In the last phase, you’ll learn advanced software development practices, including the creation of scalable MERN stack apps, DevOps and CI/CD, code quality and testing, and computer science fundamentals like object-oriented programming, demonstrated with Python.

What You Will Learn:

  • Using NoSQL as an alternative to SQL
  • Full-stack MERN applications
  • Testing (unit, component, integration, end-to-end)
  • Setting up CI/CD pipelines to continuously deploy code
  • Python fundamentals
  • Object-oriented programming with Python

Optional Phase: Online Continuation Courses


Continue building your professional portfolio of projects after you complete the boot camp.

What You Will Learn:

  • Java
  • Amazon Web Services
  • C#

10 Things to Consider Before You Start Rutgers Coding Bootcamp

 We know, trying new things with new people is scary. Stepping outside of your comfort zone can be difficult, even for the most confident of folks, so review these 10 tips to help prepare you for coding boot camp success  before you jump into the action. 1. Make sure this path is right for you. Before you commit yourself to coding bootcamp, do your research. Although web development is a

8 Signs Coding Bootcamp is Right For You

It’s no mystery that the technology is growing at an exponential rate. Billions of people around the world have a computer or smartphone within reach for most of their day, and digital solutions are spreading into many aspects of daily life. With this change comes the need to adapt, and learning web development is a fantastic way to become a part of the digital economy. Even so, learning to code isn’t for everyone. To help you decide on this

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