- What: Guild/SA launches code boot camp program at NTEC
- When: January 2016, The Day Shift: 9:00am – 5:00pm & The Night Shift: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
- Who: Anyone interested in learning to code & Military Veterans (and their spouses)
- Why: Graduates will be able to seek junior level developer positions and create a portfolio
- Tuition: $6000 for regular students / $3000 for military veterans
NTEC has partnered with the Guild of Software Architects to launch a new developer program in January 2016. This Code Boot Camp style apprenticeship program will initially teach students iOS and Android development, where at course completion, graduates will be able to realistically seek employment as junior level developers on iOS and Android projects, in addition to having a portfolio of work to show prospective employers.
Kevin Harris, the Founder and Lead Instructor, is currently the Lead Wearables Architect for Fossil Group and has been an adjunct professor with SMU Guildhall for over 8 years, a program which offers a Masters of Interactive Art, or Video Game Development, and is considered one of the top 3 programs in the country. Harris has also written and designed three of Guildhall’s curriculum.
The demand for web developers and coders has skyrocketed as the tech and gaming industries continue to expand exponentially. The number of coding boot camp graduates will reach 16,056 this year, up more than 138% from last year, according to the Course Report, a comprehensive database for information, reviews and resources about Code Boot Camps across the country. The Course Report says 75% of code boot camp graduates find full-time employment requiring the skills they learned at boot camp, with an average salary increase of 44%.
The full-time tuition cost is $6,000 for regular students and a discounted $3,000 for military veterans. Harris is a Navy Veteran who understands, first hand, the difficulty of finding employment after a military career. “I wanted to offer military veterans an incentive. Although I had a technical job in the military it was difficult for me to find a job in the civilian world. This apprenticeship program will give veterans (as well as their spouses), and others, a chance to learn new skills in minimal time that can lead to meaningful and financially viable employment,” Harris said.