Coding Boot Camp Curriculum

At Vanderbilt University Coding Boot Camp, we not only want to cover the most in-demand skills for full-stack web development—we want to equip you for continued success even after the program ends.

That’s why our curriculum starts with computer science fundamentals, dives into the front-end and back-end, and most importantly, teaches you how to learn so you can keep growing your skills in the years to come.

And we know that prospective employers care about what you can do, not just what you say you can do, so hands-on training is at the center of our program. In 12 or 24 weeks, you’ll gain a wide set of technical skills, put them into action, and graduate with an impressive portfolio of projects.

Coding Part-Time

Phase 1: FoundationWeeks 1-8


The first phase, Foundation, equips you with the fundamental concepts of web development, covering HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, as well as command line fundamentals and API consumption.

What You Will Learn:

  • HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Creating a web page from scratch
  • Mastering terminal commands
  • DOM manipulation
  • jQuery
  • Consuming RESTful APIs
  • Parsing JSON to extract meaningful data
  • Using AJAX to update data on a website

Phase 2: TechnicalWeeks 9-16


In the second phase, Technical, you learn the skills necessary to engineer a full stack web application, working with servers, databases, and other back end technologies, and connecting them to the front end.

What You Will Learn:

  • Writing Node.js server code to serve static web pages
  • Querying large amounts of data and answering questions from a MySQL database
  • Understanding and using Joins, Wheres, and Counts strategically

Phase 3: PerformanceWeeks 17-24


The last phase, Performance, has a dual meaning in that you acquire skills to optimize your web applications for speed and efficiency as well as prepare yourself for the transition to a career in web development.

What You Will Learn:

  • Utilizing NoSQL databases, such as MongoDB, as an alternative to MySQL
  • Improving the performance of applications
  • Converting traditional applications into progressive web applications (PWAs)
  • Creating single-page applications with React
  • Computer Science applied to JavaScript (data structures, algorithms)

Optional Phase: Online Continuation CoursesWeeks 25+


Continue building your professional portfolio of projects after you complete the boot camp.

Build your fluency in additional technologies and further increase your competitiveness in the market with hands-on learning that’s supported by a global network of alumni.

What You Will Learn:

  • Python
  • Java
  • Amazon Web Services
  • C#

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