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Michigan State University: Coding Boot Camp

Propel your career as a web developer. Learn to code at Michigan State University.

  • Global Network: Gain access to a network of 250+ employers looking to hire.

  • Student Success: Stay on track with 24/7 on-demand academic support.

  • Career Support: Access free professional resources throughout your career.

  • Respected Credentials: Earn a Certificate of Completion from a recognized university.

Duration

24 weeks

Time to complete, part time

Pacing

9 hours per week

Live instruction

Accelerate your coding career – we’ll support you at every step

We’ve designed a boot camp that does more than teach you to code: we’ll empower you to accelerate your coding career. Whether you’re just starting out or are a seasoned professional, we are dedicated to helping you succeed with unparalleled services and resources. No previous programming skills are required to apply.

  • Structured flexibility: Our program is flexible by design, allowing you to balance your work-life schedule while providing the structure and support you need to achieve your career goals.
  • Innovative instruction: Learn online in live interactive virtual classes led by skilled instructors. Our industry-driven curriculum teaches you in-demand skills through real-world examples. Deepen your knowledge with supplemental learning in topics like AI Prompt Engineering, Java, Python, and more.
  • Wholistic career support: Our career services team will help you achieve your career goals. Through 1-on-1 coaching, résumé and LinkedIn review, tailored interview preparation and skill development, and access to events, job boards, and networking opportunities – we give you a vast and deep pool of resources to take the next step in your career.
  • Respected credentials: Rest easy knowing you are receiving a highly-reputed education. Earn a certificate of completion from an accredited university. Earn credits toward a future degree through our ACE accreditation program.

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What our learners are saying

"I chose to attend when the pandemic forced University to close. I thought the program was wonderful at giving practical experience, teaching basic CS skills, and showing me to efficiently work on software teams through the large projects. The loose deadlines and ability to revisit homeworks allowed me to focus on learning the material instead of scrambling to meet deadlines. Compared to college, this more practical [approach] to learning was a lifesaver, and one of the major reasons I got my new job."

John M.

MSU Coding Boot Camp alum

"I chose to make a career change and enroll in a boot camp so I could have the guidance from an instructor and help from a TA. The topics covered are relevant and well-paced, although working full-time and studying part-time is a challenge, but it's a worthwhile investment if you put the effort into it."

John M.

MSU Coding Boot Camp alum

"After my studies l needed more exposure in development and to catch up with new technologies. I think pursuing the boot camp helped a lot in my career as well as my knowledge. I think it was challenging and it gives some kind of real life-work experience."

John M.

MSU Coding Boot Camp alum

Meaningful outcomes

Increase your earning potential

Web development is one of the fastest-growing careers in today’s economy, with jobs in the field projected to grow by 16% through 2032.Footnote 1

Reach your career goals

Enrollment in this boot camp will grant you access to: 

  • Career coaching — Meet one-on-one with a professional career coach. Found most helpful by our graduate users based on over a thousand reviews.

  • Career material review — Submit your résumé/CV and LinkedIn profile for review. 

  • Interview prep – Develop interview skills through activities embedded in the curriculum. This experience culminates in a mock interview mini-project designed to emulate a technical interview used by industry-leading employers. 

  • Career Engagement Network  — Access career events, guides, templates, a job board, and more on our online career hub. 

  • Career events — Join your peers, career team, and industry experts for recruitment webinars, networking events, career workshops, and industry panels. 

Your career journey and experiences are unique. This is why we are dedicated to providing personalized guidance and diverse resources, tailored to meet your learning needs. We even guarantee that you’ll retain full access to our Career Engagement Network throughout your professional life.

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Innovative curriculum. In-demand skills.

Our rigorous boot camp curriculum includes high-quality coursework and classes led by university vetted instructors. Instructors are selected for their experience in the field, and their ability to teach coding concepts that students can apply in real-world working environments, including opportunities for 1-on-1 instruction.

How our learning experience can differentiate you from the competition:

  • Live online learning – Learn online in live interactive virtual classes led by skilled instructors. Our courses are designed for structured flexibility to meet our learners' needs. 

  • Master the fundamentals – Our curriculum is designed to help you build a solid foundation to accelerate your coding career. Whether you are just starting out or have prior experience, our curriculum will help you master the fundamentals employers expect.

  • Differentiate yourself with specialized skills – Set yourself apart in a crowded field with free supplemental learning. Free access to leading edge topic areas like AI Prompt Engineering, Java, Python, C#, Amazon Web Services, and more through our partnership with edX. 

  • Interview skill development – Interview preparation and skill development is embedded into the curriculum. You’ll gain experience solving the most common algorithms used in technical interviews, have access to coding screencasts, and gauge your progress through assessments. This culminates in a mock interview mini-project that emulates a technical interview used by top employers. 

  • Real world projects – Our industry-driven curriculum teaches you the most in-demand skills through real-world examples. Everything you will learn is immediately applicable to a professional environment.

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Coding Boot Camp fee: $11,745

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A powerful educational partnership

About MSU’s College of Engineering

The College of Engineering is among the founding disciplines of Michigan State University and among the three largest academic units. Degrees granted by the college are among the most sought and valued in the marketplace. With more than 7,000 students, 235 tenure system faculty, and partners in industry and government, the college develops technology talent to drive the economy of Michigan and beyond.

Michigan State University has been working to advance the common good in uncommon ways for more than 165 years. As one of the top research universities in the world, MSU focuses its vast resources on creating solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges, while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

This program is offered through MSU's College of Engineering in partnership with edX.

Frequently asked questions

edX coding boot camps cover a variety of web development applications that include full-stack development, front-end development, and back-end development. Our boot camps also feature supplemental course topics in Python, Java, Amazon Web Services, and C# to match your unique career goals.

Yes! A coding boot camp is designed to empower you to gain a new skill set that you can immediately apply to your current role or help you to switch careers entirely — and on your own schedule. By choosing a coding boot camp over a traditional web development degree program, you can prioritize flexibility and affordability while achieving your unique career goals.

While coding does involve some basic math skills, you don’t have to be an expert at math to learn to code. In addition, while some background in coding is helpful, no experience is needed for our coding boot camp as long as you are dedicated and eager to learn. Our pre-course tutorials will help you prepare for our program. You will also have access to a variety of academic support throughout the program.

Web developers can leverage a variety of coding languages in their role, or focus on just one. Our coding boot camp covers languages that include Javascript, SQL, and MERN to name a few. For professionals interested in furthering their studies beyond our coding boot camp, we offer supplemental online learning materials for Python, C#, and AWS.

While the path to employment for web developers can vary depending on prior experience, educational background, and location, our coding boot camps are designed to increase your hireability through a range of career and professional resources. These resources include resume, portfolio and LinkedIn support, interview coaching, and access to a network of employers who are looking to hire.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for web developers and digital designers was $78,580 per year in 2022.Footnote 2 In addition, the projected growth in employment of web developers and digital designers from 2022 to 2032 is projected at 16%, which is faster than the average.Footnote 3

Coding boot camp tuition varies depending on the program, and on your chosen length of study. Ask your admissions advisor how much a coding boot camp costs and for tuition and funding options. Interest-free payment plans are available.

Yes! A number of our university partners are offering a 20% discount to verified active military service members, reservists and veterans. Learn more on this page dedicated to military learners.

Your career team is a group of highly-qualified career advisors and coaches. Collectively, they have many years of service supporting students through their career journeys. They offer expert résumé/CV and LinkedIn profile reviews and 1:1 coaching to share strategies, tools, and additional resources to help you conduct a competitive search. Your career team will send you an email at the start of your program and will be in constant contact to keep you on track with your career goals. You are welcome to reach out to your career team any time during your program and up to 90 days after you complete your program.

The career team has a network of over 260 employer partners. We maintain a close relationship with our partners to stay up to date on what they are looking for in top candidates. We then use that information to guide the career support that you receive and to make sure our curriculum features the most in-demand skills. We are always updating our program’s curriculum and career in resources to be in line with what employers are looking for. As a boot camp student, you’ll gain exclusive access to the knowledge and resources to best position yourself for success.

Boot camp alumni have gone on to work for all kinds of organizations from private industry to education, tech, nonprofits, and more. While there are career paths and job descriptions that match your program, the exact position you land after the program depends on you. Your target role will depend on variables such as your past experience, career interests, and where you’d like to live. Your career team can help you determine which path(s) are best for you, assist you in reviewing job descriptions of your target roles to help you become a competitive candidate and help you maximize the impact of your job search efforts.

The career team offers interview support in the following ways: 

  • Mock Interviews – You can schedule a mock behavioral interview with your career coach who will offer feedback to help you improve your soft skills. 

  • Behavioral Interview Prep Session – Sign up for a behavioral interview workshop, which explores the basics of a behavioral interview, shares best practices, and provides you with an approach to respond to common interview questions. 

  • Field-Specific Interview Workshop – You can also register for one of our various field-specific interview workshops. You’ll learn strategies on how to answer specific  questions within an industry/role in the first half, after which, you’ll practice with a set of real-world questions.

  • In Class Prep – Embedded throughout the curriculum are multiple activities designed to uplevel your interview skills. This includes practice solving commonly used algorithms in technical interviews, coding screencasts, and algorithm assessments designed to gauge your progress. This experience culminates in a mock interview mini-project designed to emulate a technical interview used by industry-leading employers.

It is important to note that success in your job search depends on your target role, your market, and most importantly, YOU. Our career team is here to amplify your efforts, not replace them. Our team can help you become a more competitive candidate and through that process, increase your chances of achieving your career goals. If you are ready to learn more, contact an admissions advisor by filling out the form below.

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