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How Long Are Coding Bootcamps?

Last Updated 1/25/18

According to Course Report's 2017 Coding Bootcamp Market Size Report, the average length of a program bootcamp is 14.1 weeks (around 3.5 months.) There are over 100 bootcamps in the United States today, with lengths ranging from one day up to six months (and longer!) How do you determine how long you want to be in a bootcamp for? We're here to help.

WHAT LENGTH OF BOOTCAMP IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Think money. When you're in a bootcamp, you're in a bootcamp. That's it. Instead of spending 40 hours a week in a job, getting a paycheck, you're in a classroom as a student. Balance the amount of time you'd like to spend without an income.

Think skills. If you're starting from square one and have no previous coding experience, you might be inclined to take as much time as possible to jump into a new skillset. If you're looking to brush up on your skills & refine what you already know, a shorter-length bootcamp might be right for you.

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1-2 WEEK LONG PROGRAMS (PREP COURSES)

Weeklong bootcamps are a perfect way to skill up before jumping into an immersive program.

EXAMPLES OF 1-2 WEEK-LONG BOOTCAMPS:

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ONE-MONTH PROGRAMS

EXAMPLES OF 1-MONTH BOOTCAMPS:

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TWO-MONTH PROGRAMS

EXAMPLES OF 2-MONTH BOOTCAMPS:

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THREE-MONTH PROGRAMS

Three months is the most common bootcamp length.

EXAMPLES OF 3-MONTH BOOTCAMPS:

  • DevMountain's UX Design Program (13 weeks)
  • Sabio's FullStack Web Development Program (12 weeks)
  • Hack Reactor's Software Engineering Program (12 weeks)
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FOUR-MONTH PROGRAMS

EXAMPLES OF 4-MONTH BOOTCAMPS:

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FIVE-MONTH PROGRAMS

EXAMPLES OF 5-MONTH BOOTCAMPS:

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SIX+ MONTH PROGRAMS

EXAMPLES OF 6+ MONTH BOOTCAMPS:

  • Bloc's Online Software Engineering Track (up to 48 weeks)
  • Epicodus' Mobile & Web Development Program (27 weeks)
  • Turing's Front-End Development Program (28 weeks)
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PART-TIME PROGRAMS

A lot of bootcamps offer their courses as both full- and part-time programs to accommodate all types of learners. Part-time programs offer more With a part-time program, you can learn while you're employed.

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SELF-PACED PROGRAMS

Want to learn completely on your own time? There are several self-paced bootcamps, including Bloc, Thinkful, and Flatiron School's Online Web Development Program.

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DIFFERENT PHASES

Some bootcamps organize their curriculum into different phrases of online, in-person, and career prep programming.

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SUMMER PROGRAMS

Want to swap out your suntan for some new skills? More and more adult coding summer camps are becoming available, including NYCDA's Summer Code Camp and Fullstack Academy's Summer of Code.

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