UC San Diego Extension’s first coding boot camp, where students train for careers as full-stack web developers in just 24 weeks, will begin this winter at Extension’s University City Center campus.
The Coding Boot Camp at UC San Diego Extension is an intensive, part-time program structured around the schedules of working professionals and full-time students. Two three-hour evening classes will be held during the week with a four-hour class set for each Saturday. The program will run from Jan. 24, 2017 through July 8, 2017.
“UC San Diego Extension is excited to bring this program to the San Diego market,” said Svetislav Maric, director of technology at UC San Diego Extension. “There is virtually no area of our lives that hasn’t been affected by the internet and because of this, the need for technology expertise will only continue to grow.”
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks web development among the world’s fastest-growing professions, with the job market on track to expand at a 20 percent annual pace through 2022. According to CBRE Group, San Diego ranks 16th among tech talent markets in the United States and Canada.
“Each year in the United States there are about 50,000 tech jobs that can’t be filled,” said Maric. “We are hoping to help shrink that number by offering this program to motivated and hardworking people in the San Diego community.”
In addition to discussion and collaboration in the classroom, students will also work on outside projects with participating area businesses. These projects will be part of their professional project portfolio and will serve as a powerful tool in helping participants land a job after the course.
While previous training or experience isn’t required, applicants should have some knowledge of coding basics.
“A career in web development puts you right in the middle of a digital revolution,” said Maric. “It is an in-demand career that is also filled with creative projects that help improve companies and communities. For the right person, The Coding Boot Camp at UC San Diego Extension can be the perfect starting point to an amazing path as a web developer.”