The Software Guild is a coding bootcamp located at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education. This program offers an immersive rigorous coding bootcamp course in-person on the University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus. As a full stack web development course, this program offers students a large curriculum that covers a wide range of website coding languages and tools. Additionally, the Software Guild publishes student outcomes and job placement information. The Software Guild offers an introduction to web development bootcamp, a Java bootcamp, and a .Net/C# bootcamp.
During the introduction to web development course, students will learn the fundamentals of web development and prepare for the in-depth bootcamps. Students enrolled in the Java course will begin with pre-work, then move on to the primary curriculum in this 12-week bootcamp. Students begin the course by learning the basics of object-oriented programming, including Java syntax and debugging. Later, students move on to classes, objects, and more Java fundamentals. During the third week of the program, students work on intermediate Java programming. The final two weeks of the program are reserved for advanced Java and a ‘mastery project.’ The .Net/C# bootcamp follows the same curriculum and schedule but focuses on .Net and C# instead of Java alone.
The introduction to web development course features lessons and projects. Students will spend around 60 hours total on the course. Students will need to bring their own computers, which must meet certain minimum standards. Computers must have at least a Core i5 processor, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB hard drive (or solid-state drive) and a screen resolution of 1920x1080 or better is recommended. The Java bootcamp runs for a total of 12 weeks. Before beginning the course, students will need to complete pre-work. After pre-work, students will focus on object-oriented programming for five weeks. During weeks 6 to 12, students will learn about and build database-driven web applications. Courses begin at 9:00 AM sharp and run until 4:00 PM during the week. Students spend from 11:00 AM to 3:45 PM on open work time, where they complete projects and activities. The .Net/C# program follows the same basic schedule and timetable as the Java course.
According to the Software Guild, 66.7% to 68.2% of graduates are employed in their field within 90 days of graduating. Additionally, 88.9% and 84.1% of graduates are employed in their field after 180 days. The Software Guild is a CIRR member, and it publishes comprehensive and transparent job placement information about its programs.
At the Software Guild, students have multiple ways to pay program tuition. The introduction to web development course costs between $9,000 and $13,750. Students can finance the program through a Skills Fund loan, a Climb loan, and the Jewish Family and Children’s Services. The Skills Fund loan also offers living stipends to certain students if relocation is necessary, or if students are unable to work while attending the program. The Java bootcamp costs $10,000 online, or $13,750 upfront at its campus. Students can also take out a loan through Skills Fund or Climb for this program. The online .Net/C program is available as a blended program in Atlanta, which costs $10,000 upfront. Students can also finance this program. Monthly payments will vary based on credit and other factors, but loans for this program start at $313 per month (60 months) without the living stipend and $426 per month with the living stipend. Other loan payment estimates are also available.