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Part-Time Coding Bootcamp for Women and Nonbinary Students

The Grace Hopper Program Software Engineering Immersive

Study part-time and build the in-demand skills needed to qualify as a professional software engineer in 28 weeks—all within a dynamic, allied environment.


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Program at a Glance

28 Weeks

Duration

4.8

Student Star Rating

10,000+

Successful Fullstack Alumni and Counting

09/03

Apply By

09/10

Start Date

The Grace Hopper Program Experience

Top-Rated Coding Bootcamp

The Grace Hopper Program is a highly rated coding school in the US, and our student reviews reflect that.

Dedicated Career Coaching

Get hired with the support of professional career coaching designed to help you overcome barriers and launch your ideal career as a software engineer.

Industry-Experienced Instructors

Learn from passionate programmers with tech industry experience. From large open-source libraries to quantum computer simulators, they’ve programmed it all.

In-Demand Curriculum

Graduate job-ready with JavaScript coding skills and a portfolio to show potential employers.

Real-World Coding Tools

Use popular developer tools like Git, GitHub, VS Code, and Chrome Dev Tools. Plus, you’ll get access to a free generative AI elective course featuring tools like ChatGPT and Bing AI.

Culture of Collaboration

Work in pairs and small teams to improve your code and learn how to present it in a professional context at the same time.


Why Choose a Part-Time Coding Bootcamp for Women

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Comprehensive learning outcomes.

The Grace Hopper Program part-time coding bootcamp is designed with the same curriculum concepts, web development projects, career support, and outcomes as our full-time programs.

Weekday evening classes.

Part-time coding bootcamp classes are held on weekday evenings only (Eastern time), so you can work, provide care, or tend to other life commitments during standard business hours.

Steady instructional pace.

While still rigorous and fast-paced, our part-time coding curriculum structure aims to provide a consistent workload week-over-week. Mentors are available at select times Monday through Saturday if you need additional support outside of class.

Bootcamp-work-life balance.

Our set weekly schedule, online help desk, and sophisticated Learning Management System combine to help you manage part-time coding bootcamp on top of your day-to-day responsibilities.

Community.

The Grace Hopper Program part-time coding bootcamp environment fosters a built-in community of peers with whom you can build lasting professional relationships—supporting and motivating each other to reach your full potential throughout bootcamp and beyond.

Accountability.

Regular attendance is a must for success in bootcamp learning, but can be particularly difficult to maintain for women and nonbinary coders (who often carry heavier domestic workloads than their male counterparts—according to Pew Research Center). Grace Hopper Program cohorts are made up of students with shared experiences, helping to keep you accountable in reaching your goals.


What You'll Learn

The Grace Hopper Program Part-Time Software Engineering Bootcamp utilizes an in-demand, JavaScript core curriculum.

You’ll also learn how to apply generative AI in web development using ChatGPT, Bing AI, and more with a free elective course.

Units
 

Foundations On-Ramp

The Software Engineering Immersive begins with a comprehensive Foundations on-ramp to support both intermediate and beginner coders. Designed to help all students reach a uniform skill level, Foundations covers the basic tenets of programming to prepare for the core curriculum—which moves through more advanced, specialized JavaScript concepts at a rapid bootcamp pace.

Foundational Software Engineering Curriculum

  • HTML and CSS

  • Introduction to JavaScript programming

  • Advanced JavaScript including closure, prototypical inheritance, and recursion

  • Web development environment and industry-standard tools

Foundations On-Ramp Features

  • Supports learners of all skill levels

  • Student-centered, inquiry-based learning in teams

  • Instructor-facilitated, live online classroom format

  • Immersive digital learning tools

  • At the end of this unit, you will complete a project to apply your skills

You’ll study HTML5, CSS, and advanced CSS—and go beyond with fundamental Javascript concepts.

Technologies

  • HTML5

  • CSS

  • JavaScript

  • Git and GitHub

Concepts

  • Web Interface and Design - You’ll learn how content and imagery are best displayed on a website.
  • Front-End Framework - You’ll start to understand pre-written modules and their primary use cases in web development.

Features

  • Pair Programming - Working with a fellow student, you’ll each use your newfound knowledge to write and optimize front-end code. This helps you build real-world experience and prepare for technical coding interviews.

You’ll apply your JavaScript skills with the amazing ecosystem of libraries that have made JavaScript the industry standard of web engineering. We’ll also teach you to use APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) to connect to vast amounts of data to power your web applications.

Technologies

  • JavaScript

  • JavaScript APIs

  • React, React Router, and React Hooks

  • Redux

Concepts

  • Test-Driven Development (TDD) - Particularly relevant in JavaScript development, the TDD methodology allows developers to test new code before writing it—preserving its former iteration in case of incompatibilities or errors.

Features

  • Prototyping - Throughout bootcamp, you’ll begin each project by scoping, researching, and beginning to build full stack web applications—touching on every stage of a typical, real-world prototype development process.

You’ll master data organization and storage by working with SQL relational databases and learn how to integrate them into your applications. Then, it’s time to start building your own full stack application!

Technologies

  • JavaScript

  • SQL

Projects

  • Full Stack Capstone Project - You will work with a team of students to come up with an ambitious idea for an app, and start building it out. This will be the most impressive project in your portfolio and will demonstrate your full understanding of software development and industry best practices.
  • Full Stack Project Pitching - After formulating your own idea for a web or mobile application, you’ll pitch it to the class. Taking market, design, and utility considerations into account, you’ll understand through your pitch process how development projects come to fruition in real-world scenarios.

Features

  • Portfolio Development - As you complete your full stack web development projects, all your code will be housed in GitHub to demonstrate your technical prowess and creativity to potential employers.
  • Career Coaching - Grace Hopper Program Career Coaches are your one-stop professional development resource. They’ll work with you on core aspects of the job search–from interview preparation to resume optimization–throughout the final stages of your bootcamp experience and beyond.

Tuition and Dates

Students need to make an initial deposit at enrollment, then pay the remaining balance due on the first day of the cohort.

Grace Hopper Program is committed to making tech education more accessible, so we’re reducing the enrollment deposit to $99* (normally $2,000) for a limited time. Get started on your journey before the deposit increases!

Tuition: $19,910 $14,995 for a limited time with our New Beginnings Scholarship.

  • For a limited time, enroll in the Fullstack Academy Software Engineering Bootcamp or the Grace Hopper Program and save 25% on tuition with the New Beginnings Scholarship (a $4,915 value).

    Additional scholarship opportunities are available for women, military vets, and other communities. Plus, we offer seasonal scholarships for certain cohorts.

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  • Pay for your bootcamp tuition in affordable, predictable monthly installments.

*Offer eligibility: Upon admittance into the program, pay the $99 refundable deposit in full prior to the enrollment date.

Learn more about each of these ways to invest in your bootcamp education.


Upcoming Cohorts

    Part-Time
    Coding Bootcamp
    Sep. 10, 2024 - Mar. 27, 2025
    Tue / Thu
    7:00pm - 10:00pm ET
    Open
    Apply by Sep. 03, 2024

Part-Time Grace Hopper Software Engineering Immersive Daily Schedule

The part-time Grace Hopper Software Engineering Bootcamp is 28 weeks with live online classes held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classes take place from:

  • 7:00pm-10:00pm

Mentors are available at select times Monday through Saturday if you need additional support outside of class.

Class session topics and exercises in the Software Engineering Immersive part-time program will vary, but here is an example of a typical session for a student.

Sample Part-Time Schedule (times are represented in the Eastern Time zone)

Hours
 

7:00pm-7:15pm

You’ll start with a self-led review of notes and other learning materials to prepare for class.

7:15pm-8:20pm

You’ll receive live instruction from a Grace Hopper program instructor, followed by a real-time demonstration of each new tool, concept, or technology, plus a live Q&A.

8:20pm-10:00pm

You will then apply what you’ve learned in guided practice or collaborative exercises (pair programming) designed to simulate real-world coding challenges. You’ll also complete a workshop exercise with your classmates, and receive support from your instructional team.

Class time options vary by month and are subject to change. To see available class times for your cohort of choice, complete your application or schedule a call with a student advisor.

Daily activities may be subject to change.


Who Should Pursue the Part-Time Coding Bootcamp?

The Grace Hopper Program at Fullstack Academy has graduated women and non-binary students of all personal and professional backgrounds. We believe that furthering our mission to close the gender gap in tech depends on increasing access to quality tech education for learners of all starting skill levels, including those who are new to code.

Instead, these are the archetypes (and their associated interpersonal skills) we look for in prospective Grace Hopper Program part-time coding bootcamp students. These skills not only translate to lasting software engineering careers for individuals, but help to build a better tech industry overall.

Innovators

When you set out to do something, you follow through without hesitation. You’re often the most consistent and reliable person on a team, but your true strength lies in your efficiency, forethought, and detail-oriented approach to get the job done.

Caregivers

Whether or not you’re a parent or caregiver in your personal life, you’re always anticipating the needs of others. You do your best work under pressure—or in the absence of a clear solution—thanks to your affinity for creative problem-solving.

Community Advocates

You care deeply about the health and safety of your community, and are motivated by helping it to thrive. A dream job scenario for you involves creating or contributing to actionable initiatives that power a diverse, equitable future.


Professional Career Coaching

Throughout the course, Grace Hopper Program students will gain valuable insight into how to secure meaningful, lucrative employment. A career-oriented curriculum combines with experience-informed career coaching to support your full personal, technical, and professional potential as a software engineer. You’ll receive guidance in:

  • Growing your professional network

  • Building and expressing your personal brand, skill set, and unique talents

  • Optimizing your resume and LinkedIn profile

  • Acing interviews and assessments

  • Negotiating your salary

  • Combating imposter syndrome and other systemic barriers

  • Navigating company culture fit as an underrepresented professional

With full transparency around challenges disproportionally faced by women and gender nonconforming professionals in tech, our instructors and career coaches are focused on helping you achieve your idea of success.

Grace Hopper Grads Get Hired

Companies of all industries are hiring for remote and in-person software engineering positions across the US. Particularly within tech hubs like New York and California, lucrative coding career opportunities continue to be prominent throughout the professional landscape.


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Admissions Process

1. Prepare

The Grace Hopper Program curriculum is designed to accommodate all skill levels, but you should start practicing the basics, scheduling additional weekly study time, and optimizing your tech specs upfront.

2. Apply

Apply online whenever you’re ready, or contact a student advisor to learn more. You can also attend an upcoming online info session for guidance—from admissions to payment options.

3. Assessment

Once you’ve applied, we’ll contact you to complete a no-risk online coding assessment. This is a timed exercise with a 30-minute allotment designed to help determine your starting skill level.

4. Decision

We’ll review your completed application and alert you of your admissions status in as few as 1-3 business days.

Make your mark as a software engineer.

The Grace Hopper Program at Fullstack Academy gives women and non-binary students the skills and support to land a life-changing job in tech—plus the confidence to turn it into a thriving career.

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