Wichita State University Coding Bootcamp

Learn the skills you need to excel in your career with Wichita State University’s Coding Bootcamp, powered by The Software Guild. Whether you’re planning on reentering the workforce or are looking to change careers, Wichita State’s innovative program provides a comprehensive, hands-on curriculum focused on collaboration and practical skills.

What you need to know:

  • The Coding Bootcamp is a completely online, ten-month program designed for entry-level programmers
  • The program focuses on either .NET/C# or Java (two of the most popular languages for Fortune 500 companies – Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, eBay, etc.)
  • Your instructors are accomplished teachers who have 10+ years of real experience in the field
  • The real-world skills you learn in this program can help you jump start your career

Wichita State University is committed to helping members of the community find greater job security and prepare for the future, and software development is one of the most in-demand fields in the nation. Now, students can develop the skills potential employers want, in a format that fits their lives.

With Wichita State University’s Coding Bootcamp, students get:

  • Experience in the coding languages employers are looking for
  • Master instructors who average more than 10 years of industry experience
  • An intense, rigorous program that prepares graduates for the workforce
  • An extensive network of more than 300 employers

Available Funding for Coding Boot Camp Students

University Partner Alumni Award - $2,000 cost reduction for all WSU alumni

Women in Tech Award- $2,000 cost reduction for women accepted into the program

Veterans Who Code Award- $2,000 cost reduction for qualifying veterans or active military members

*Funding provided by The Software Guild

Scholarship Terms and Conditions: Scholarship recipients must successfully complete the admissions process and be admitted into the fully online coding bootcamp partner school program and begin the course prior to December 31, 2019 to be granted award funds. Students must also be in good standing, as defined by The Software Guild and the partner school continuing education program.

The $2,000 award will be noted as a reduction to the total course fee and will be applied to the payment required to complete course registration for the coding bootcamp program. Scholarships may not be combined and will not be paid directly to the student.

Object Oriented Programming – .NET/C# Bootcamp

What You’ll Learn

In this course you will learn to build full-stack web applications using the Microsoft .NET framework. This means that students will come out of the program able to model databases in SQL Server, write the SQL code to query data, create server-side applications using the C# language, and also create front-end web user interfaces using HTML, CSS and JavaScript.  Students will use Agile development methodologies and tools during the course which should translate to on-the-job skills beyond programming including project management and issue tracking, formal code reviews, and wireframe creation.

Course and Section Breakdown

The certificate program is divided into two courses with five sections each. Each section is competency based and requires demonstration of sufficient mastery to before moving on to the next section.  The two courses and sections are as follows:

  • Section 1: Basics

    • Visual Studio IDE
    • Types & Variables
    • Expressions & Operators
    • Flow of Control
    • Methods
    • Arrays
  • Section 2: Classes & Objects

    • Classes
    • Members
    • Inheritance
    • Unit Testing
  • Section 3: Intermediate

    • Enums
    • DateTime
    • Collections
    • LINQ
    • System.IO
  • Advanced

    • Error Handling
    • Interfaces
    • Dependency Injection
    • Mocking
  • Mastery Project

Database Driven Web Applications

  • Section 1: Server Side Programming

    • How the Web Works
    • Introduction to ASP.NET MVC
    • HTML Helpers
    • Routing
    • Model Binding
    • Server Side Validation
  • Section 2: Consuming and Creating REST Web Services

    • Intro to Web Services
    • JSON
    • AJAX
    • jQuery
    • ASP.NET Web API
  • Section 3: Database Basics

    • Relational Database Design
    • Basic Queries
    • Data Definition Language
    • Data Manipulation Language
    • Aggregate Queries
  • Section 4: Database Interaction

    • Stored Procedures
    • ADO .NET
    • Entity Framework
    • Dapper
    • Database Security
    • Web Application Security
  • Capstone & Career Support

    • Capstone Project
    • Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms
    • Interview Preparation
    • Managing a Job Search

Object Oriented Programming – Java Bootcamp

In this course you will learn to build full-stack web applications using the Spring MVC framework. This means that students will come out of the program able to model databases in MySQL, write the SQL code to query data, create server-side applications using the Java language, and also create front-end web user interfaces using HTML, CSS and JavaScript.  Students will use Agile development methodologies and tools during the course which should translate to on-the-job skills beyond programming including project management and issue tracking, formal code reviews, and wireframe creation.

Course and Section Breakdown

The certificate program is divided into two courses with five sections each.  Each section is competency based and requires demonstration of sufficient mastery to before moving on to the next section.  The two courses and sections are as follows:

  • Section 1: Basics

    • Java Installation
    • NetBeans IDE
    • Programs, Statement, and Variables
    • Boolean Expressions and Flow of Control
    • Debugging
    • Methods
    • Arrays
    • Simple File IO
  • Section 2: Classes & Objects

    • Intro to Classes
    • Interfaces
    • Inheritance
    • Collections
    • Maps
    • Data Marshaling and Unmarshaling
    • Tiered Application Design Concepts
    • Agile and SDLC
  • Section 3: Intermediate

    • Unit Testing
    • Error Handling
    • Enums
    • Dates
    • Lambdas and Streams
  • Advanced

    • Intro to Spring
    • Spring Dependency Injection
  • Mastery Project

Database Driven Web Applications

  • Section 1: Server Side Programming

    • How the Web Works
    • Servlets and JSPs
    • JSTL
    • JSP Expression Language
    • Spring Boot
    • Spring MVC
    • Server Side Validation
  • Section 2: Consuming and Creating REST Web Services

    • Intro to Web Services
    • JSON
    • AJAX
    • jQuery
    • Spring MVC and REST
  • Section 3: Database Basics

    • Relational Database Design
    • Basic Queries
    • Data Definition Language
    • Data Manipulation Language
    • Aggregate Queries
  • Section 4: Database Interaction

    • Spring JdbcTemplate
    • Hibernate
    • JPA
    • Web Application Security
  • Capstone & Career Support

    • Capstone Project
    • Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms
    • Interview Preparation
    • Managing a Job Search

Frequently Asked Questions and Links

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Q: How much does the coding bootcamps cost? 
A: The cost for each coding boot camp is $10,000, or $9,000 for completing all 4 badges.

Q: Is financial aid available?
A: No, these programs do not qualify for financial aid because they are noncredit

2019 .NET and Java Start Dates

Application deadline Cohort Start Date
January 18, 2019 February 4, 2019
February 15, 2019 March 4, 2019
March 15, 2019 April 1, 2019
April 5, 2019 April 29, 2019
May 17, 2019 June 3, 2019
June 14, 2019 July 1, 2019
July 19, 2019 August 5, 2019
August 16, 2019 September 3, 2019
September 20, 2019 October 7, 2019
October 18, 2019 November 4, 2019
November 15, 2019 December 2, 2019