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
  • 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

Our flex program is designed to give students the opportunity to attend live interactive lectures, study coursework, and complete assignments throughout the week. The program consists of six, five-week courses.

  • Interactive Lectures hosted and recorded weekly
  • Individual Lab Work / Projects
  • Homework Assignments
  • Credit-Bearing Courses

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.

Benefit for Students & Alumni

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

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.

Website development includes both front-end and back-end development.

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?


Software development, also sometimes referred to as web development, is a fast-growing field in the US with employment of Web Developers and Digital Designers projected to grow 16% from 2022 to 2032.*

Entry-level roles in web development may include potential titles such as Web Developer, Web and Digital Interface Designers, Technology Applications Engineer, Web Architect, Web Design Specialist, Web Designer, and more.**

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Web Developers and Digital Designers, at September 19, 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.

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.

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). As a result, many teams choose Node/JS as their primary tech stack today.

Many of our students are interested in pursuing software engineering or new web development career paths. They may also be interested in leveling up or shifting roles with their 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. Our program is not just a front-end or back-end web design bootcamp. 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. Our full-stack program is designed to help you prepare to pursue a career path in software and/or web development. This credit-bearing program also allows you the opportunity to earn college credit for completion.

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

Our online, Software Development Certificate: Full Stack 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 website 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 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

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Student Support

  • 1:1 Reviews and Support Meet with student advising to review and edit your resume, LinkedIn profile, portfolio, and other professional documents, like a cover letter.
  • Mentorship Program: DigitalCrafts alumni can sign up to be a mentors for current students or recent alumni.
  • Mock Interviews: Students have the opportunity to mock interview with our student success team and/or our third-party service, Skilled.
  • Monthly Career Talks: These live career talks cover preparing a resume and LinkedIn profile; job search and interview strategies; and professional workplace etiquette.


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

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.

Many of our students have success working full-time jobs while managing their program responsibilities. DigitalCrafts Flex instruction allows students to plan their bootcamp schedule on their own time, around work and other obligations, adhering to weekly deadlines.

DigitalCrafts offers flex instruction bootcamps in Software Development and Cybersecurity. Our programs provide online learning with live instructor guidance and feedback. The curriculum has been designed to effectively challenge beginners and experienced learners alike. Students can expect hands-on exercises, tools, and projects that reflect skills utilized in the workplace today. DigitalCrafts instructors and staff strive to be highly accessible and care deeply about their students.

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).

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.
  • Participate in course discussion boards.
  • Stay in touch with the student success team about the next steps.
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