Software Development Certificate Bootcamp

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Program Overview

  • Hands-on Practice
  • Project Based Learning
  • No Experience Necessary
  • Complete in as little as 15 weeks
  • Reasonably Priced Tuition Rates with Payment Plan Options

Our curriculum evolves with current industry practices.

  • Structured for all learning types
  • Flexible schedule options
  • Instructor feedback and support

Our instructors are software engineers with real world experience. You'll be learning from industry professionals, and supported by staff who sincerely care about your success.

  • Experienced instructors with a passion for learning
  • Supportive and responsive to student needs

Students will choose their learning path from the following options:

  • Software Development Certificate: Full Stack (Flex)
  • Software Development Certificate: Full Stack (Full-time)
  • Software Development Certificate: Full Stack (Part-time)

All programs have dedicated instructors who provide feedback and guidance.

Need a place to study? Co-working space is available for students at any U.S. WeWork location.

DC now offers: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence & ChatGPT, a 3-week complimentary optional training course available when you complete a Flex or Full-Time program

  • Designed to provide non-programmers with a foundational understanding of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
  • Practice concepts and skills to interact with ChatGPT.
  • Discover real-world AI problem-solving with a special focus on ChatGPT.

From exposure to our ever-growing network of employers to resume and portfolio reviews, our dedicated Student Success Team is here to help you throughout class and into the job search.

Front-end Web Development

If a web application were a car, HTML would be the steel frame, CSS the paint, and JavaScript the engine. Learn the basics and then some: Responsive Design, React, Command Line, Frameworks, APIs, Version Control (Git), Debugging, and much more.

Back-end Web Development

Applications with no back-end are limited in their functionality, thus the demand for "full stack" developers: JS, Python, Databases, Node.js, Express, Terminal, Npm Modules, Get & Post, HTTP, Hosting — the list goes on.

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Why Become a "Full Stack" Developer?

First off, some definitions: a "stack" refers to the layers of technologies between the server hardware and the end-user's browser. Within this somewhat simplistic definition, you can further divide the stack into two parts: the front-end and the back-end. A front-end developer specializes in the interactive, user-facing portion of a web app, or the user interface ("UI"). A back-end developer works with servers, queries databases, writes APIs, and develops algorithms to pass the appropriate information back to the user. A "full stack" developer has experience and knowledge of both front-end and back-end.

"developer" = "engineer" = "coder"

There are several popular stacks to choose from, though they generally share the same basic principles. JavaScript, historically the front-end language, is now very popular for server-side development as well (thanks to Node.js).

Many of our students are interested in new development career paths or in leveling up or shifting roles at current employers. Some are just frustrated at thinking, “If only I could code, I’d…” You can expect our full-stack curriculum to be challenging and rewarding. You will study skills related to new technologies in a constantly evolving industry. This program will allow you to pursue a potential career path as a Full-Stack Software developer.

Curriculum Overview

At DigitalCrafts, you’ll study industry-relevant tools and strategies utilized in the field. We offer three exciting learning paths depending on your academic goals. These paths are set to help you prepare to pursue a career path in software development. Our credit-bearing, flex path also allows you the opportunity to earn college credit for your program. Visit these paths and choose the modality that’s right for you!

Software Development Certificate: Full Stack (Part-Time)

Intro to Programming Fundamentals

In this course, you will study the foundation of web development skills and fundamental concepts. You will be introduced to topics including Git, command line interface (CLI), and basic programming fundamentals.

Basic Front-End Development

In this course, you will explore the foundation of web development and the fundamental skills necessary to design, layout, and build the “front end” of a functioning website and/or application. You will be introduced to topics including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript with hands-on activities of programming, styling, and adding interactions to a webpage and/or project. You will be expected to begin a portfolio project.

Basic Back-End Development

In this course, you will study back-end web development and how one uses JavaScript frameworks such as Node.js. Back-end development consists of server-side development work, building full-stack web applications with databases, and deploying applications to the cloud.

Front-End Development

In this course, you will be introduced to how one solves complex programmatic problems and builds full-stack web applications. You will explore topics including JavaScript frameworks such as React.

Software Development Certificate: Full Stack (Full-Time)

Programming Fundamentals

In this course, you will study foundational concepts and software development skills necessary to learn any programming language. You will be introduced to topics including setting up the development environment, Git, GitHub, and the command line interface. You will also explore the importance of version control and the strengths of version control in your first few projects.

Front End Development

In this course, you will explore front-end development including programming fundamentals needed to design, layout, and add interactivity to a front-end application. You will be introduced to HTML, CSS, advanced JavaScript, DOM manipulation, and API integration. These topics include how coding languages are used in web development and how one uses the programming elements on a web page to change them or create new ones. You will be expected to build a portfolio project through a hands-on project sprint.

Database & Node.js Back End

In this course, you will study the foundation for back-end development. You will be introduced to tools such as databases (SQL and NoSQL), Express, and Node.js. You will study database basics, including creating a database, requesting data through queries, and how data is added, edited, and removed. You will explore how databases are tied to a web page to verify and authenticate users as well as retrieve specific user information.

React Framework & Redux

In this course, you will study methods for solving complex problems and building full-stack web applications with JavaScript frameworks React and Redux. You will be expected to build a Capstone Project, a true culmination of all that you’ve studied. Your Capstone will be the main project showcased on your portfolio, and something you can share with potential employers.

Software Development Certificate: Full Stack (Flex)

Our online, Software Development Certificate: Full Stack (Flex) program is designed to give you flexibility in your study with instructor support. Each course is 4.5 quarter credit hours. The program courses are credit-bearing, and you can earn up to 27 quarter credit hours upon program completion. Courses can be taken one or two at a time, each course is five weeks in length, and the program can be completed in as little as 15 weeks.

Introduction to Full Stack Software Development

You will be introduced to full stack software development fundamentals. The course covers an overview of full-stack development and related technology tools. Additional topics include requirements analysis, the software development life cycle, and source code repositories and versioning.

Web Page Design and Layout

You will focus on front-end design considerations. Topics you will explore include design concepts, best practices, and tools used to design and develop web pages. Hands-on opportunities include creating web page navigation, interface items, and forms. Source code control is also emphasized.

Introduction to JavaScript

You will explore the basics of JavaScript and its importance to the full-stack development suite. Focus areas include syntax, variables, program flow, conditionals, data types, and additional programming constructs. Additionally, the use of JavaScript with HTML and modifying CSS with JavaScript is addressed. You will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience coding with JavaScript.

Creating Interactive Content with JavaScript

You will focus on creating interactive web page content using JavaScript. Content covered includes JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), browser differences, regular expressions, classes, functions, and input validation. You will have the opportunity to work with third-party application programming interfaces (APIs). Hands-on labs are used to practice implementing interactive content using JavaScript. Source code control is also emphasized.

Databases and Data-Driven Content

You will study relational databases and the structured query language (SQL). Topics include non-relational databases as a method of deploying databases to support dynamic websites. Additional topics include ad-ho queries, indexing, and replication. You will explore course concepts in hands-on labs.

Full Stack Solutions

You will focus on a full stack that consists of MongoDB, Express.js, React.js, and Node.js (MERN) to develop a complete, full-stack, solution consisting of connected front and back ends. You will have the opportunity to gain experience with the MERN full stack via hands-on labs. You will be expected to develop a full-stack solution to a common business requirement.


The below schedules are meant to demonstrate a typical day, but every class is different

Full-Time // 17-Weeks

Monday-Friday Full-Day Schedule

A full-time curriculum designed to introduce and reinforce Software Development tools and processes on an accelerated timeline.

  • Scheduled Lectures- Online, Live, Interactive Lectures
  • Group and Individual Lab Work/Projects
  • Homework Assignments
Part-Time // 26-Weeks

Tuesday/Thursday Evenings, Saturdays

A part-time curriculum for students needing a more flexible schedule. Software Development tools and processes are studied over a longer period than full-time.

  • Scheduled Lectures-Online, Live, Interactive Lectures
  • Group and Individual Lab Work/Projects
  • Homework Assignments
Flex Instruction

Online, Flex Learning

Our flex curriculum is designed to empower students to study coursework and complete assignments throughout the week, on their own schedule. The program consists of six, five-week courses.

  • Dedicated Live Interactive Sessions with Faculty
  • Weekly Lab Work / Projects
  • Credit-bearing courses

Refer to our institutional catalog. for more information on the Software Development programs, class times, and specific program requirements.

The projects helped boost my confidence in my abilities and helped alleviate a little imposter syndrome by seeing all [my] code working and projects coming to life. Rahmin S., Software Development, 2023

Choose Your Pace

Choose from full-time study with scheduled weekday classes or part-time with evening and Saturday classes. Our flex program allows students to study on their own schedule. Assignment deadlines and frequent instructor interaction are designed to help keep students on track.

Pace Options:

Elective Workshops

Benefit for Students & Alumni

A career path in tech requires a lifetime commitment to learning new skills and technologies. We hold exclusive periodic elective workshops for students and alumni to help provide continuing education opportunities in myriad complementary topics. Every technology professional has heard the interview question, "Do you have experience with _?" This is our way of filling in the blank.


DigitalCrafts Flatiron Academy Fullstack Academy Devmountain
Delivery Format Online Online Online Online
Programs Software Development Software Engineering Software Engineering Web Development
Tuition $9,500* $17,900* $19,910* $9,900*
Duration (Weeks) 15 -30, 17 & 26 15 & 40 16/28 16 & 24 - 36
Class Format Flex/FT/PT FT/PT FT/PT FT/PT

*Does not include scholarships, fees, or other tuition incentives. Information displayed reflects online offerings only.

*Information was obtained from each bootcamp's website and subject to change at anytime, found at: https:,,, as of June 28, 2023

Software Development Bootcamp FAQs

Base tuition for all bootcamps is $9,500. A refundable $99 deposit is required to enroll.

The remaining tuition may be paid in full before class starts, with an installment plan while in class, or financed over 3 to 10 years through one of our lending partners (though you're welcome to use your own if you'd prefer).

Scholarships and other offers are available for those who qualify to help reduce costs.

DigitalCrafts software development certificate is designed to help students learn about website design, coding, architecture, and maintenance. In the software development bootcamp, you will study programming and coding basics, the ins and outs of front-end and back-end development, and the skills needed to pursue a career path in software development.

Online, live software development bootcamps start every month. Our full-time bootcamp is 17 weeks with classes held Mon-Fri from 10:00 AM -5:00 PM ET. Our part-time bootcamps are 26 weeks with classes held Mon-Thurs from 6:30 PM-9:30 PM ET and Saturdays from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM ET.

Our online flex bootcamp program begins every five (5) weeks on Wednesdays. The length of time to complete the 27-quarter credit hour program will be dependent on the student’s progress and success in the program but can be completed in as little as 15 weeks.

Our full-time software development certificate will take a significant amount of a student's time for classes and out-of-class work. If dedicating 40+ hours per week isn’t in the cards, consider our flex program or an online, part-time format. It will be unlikely that a student could maintain a full-time job while attending full-time classes and adhering to the bootcamp schedule.

We strongly recommend a recent (~4 years or newer) Macbook with at least 8GB of RAM. Our instructors are proficient with macOS and may not be able to assist you if you have issues with a non-macOS computer.

8GB of RAM minimum, 16GB recommended. At least 30GB of free storage space. Reliable broadband internet for streaming class. Camera and microphone (laptop built-in is fine).

Software development, also known as web development is one of the fastest-growing occupations in the US with employment of Web Development and Digital Designers projected to grow 23% from 2021 to 2031.* The median annual wage for web developers was $77,030 in May of 2021.* Entry-level roles in web development may include positions such as Web Developer, Web and Digital Interface Designers, Technology Applications Engineer, Web Architect, Web Design Specialist, Web Designer, and more.**

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook for Web Developers and Digital Designers at, (visited March 14, 2023). This data represents national figures and is not based on school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.
**DigitalCrafts cannot guarantee employment, salary, or career advancement. The list of career paths related to this program is based on a subset from the Bureau of Labor Statistics CIP to SOC Crosswalk. Some career paths listed above may require further education or job experience.

Students receive career support with their program which includes portfolio guidance, mock interviews, and virtual career fairs. In addition, our dedicated Student Services Team is available to provide detailed feedback on everything from cover letters and resumes, to projects, portfolios, and emails to potential employers.

DigitalCrafts offers students several options to pay their bootcamp tuition. For more information on those options, visit our tuition and financing page.

If you aren't certain or not ready to take the step to a full course coding curriculum, DigitalCrafts offers free introductory courses designed to give you a jump start on your bootcamp education. These courses allow you to explore our different course offerings and choose the educational path right for you.

Flex instruction provides students with one-on-one access to their instructor with feedback and mentoring as they access learning materials and complete labs and assignments each week. They will study on their own time and create their own schedule for assignment completion adhering to weekly deadlines. Optional weekly live sessions with your instructor, assignment feedback, and regular check-ins with advisors are designed to ensure the student is supported throughout their academic journey.

  • Review your syllabi carefully.
  • Make note on a calendar of assignment deadlines.
  • Attend live sessions with faculty.
  • Schedule reminders to complete large assignments.
  • Follow a schedule for learning - plan days and times to work on your class.
  • Treat your study time as a non-breakable appointment with yourself.
  • Find a quiet place to work or access your complimentary WeWork membership.
  • Participate in course discussion boards.
  • Stay in touch with the student success team about the next steps.