If you’re considering changing careers but don’t want to spend years earning a college degree, there are other options: Attending a coding bootcamp will allow you to enter the tech industry and learn computer science without the time and financial constraints of four-year colleges.
It’s easier than you may think to get into coding: immersive online coding courses, such as those offered at Eleven Fifty Academy, will provide you the opportunity to launch a new career in under a year.
You don’t even have to uproot your life to make it happen: All of Eleven Fifty’s courses can be done on a part-time or full-time basis, making it more feasible to learn while maintaining family or work responsibilities.
One of the perks of Eleven Fifty’s bootcamps is that all courses are available online. Under normal circumstances, we have in-person coding bootcamps at our Indianapolis and Fishers locations, but currently, all of our courses are offered online.
Let’s take a look at some of the online coding courses currently offered at Eleven Fifty Academy.
As our lives become increasingly more digitized, the need for qualified cybersecurity analysts has ramped up considerably in recent years. The Cybersecurity Course (Full-Time) at Eleven Fifty will help you learn the skills necessary to monitor, identify, prevent, and resolve cyber attacks. Along with learning the fundamentals of information security, you’ll spend time in the cyber range, a training program that will give you the chance to fight real-world cyber crime.
Part-time enrollment is also an option for students taking this course.
Eleven Fifty’s Software Development Course (Full-Time) will teach you everything you need to know to become a Microsoft .NET software developer. You’ll work one-on-one with mentors to build your portfolio and become proficient in coding throughout the course. The course is also offered on a part-time basis for students who need more flexibility.
The popular Web Development Course at Eleven Fifty will teach you coding skills and the fundamentals to start your career programming for mobile and web applications. This course can be done on either a part-time or full-time basis, and get you ready for your first entry-level web developer job.
One of the more flexible courses at Eleven Fifty is the UX/UI Design Class. It’s an 8-week course that teaches students how to become website and mobile app designers. User experience design (UX) is about making intuitive and responsive frameworks, while user interface (UI) refers to the graphic elements of web design: Images, color schemes, icons, and layout are created by the UI designer.
Luckily, you don’t have to live in Seattle, New York, or San Francisco to find a great job after graduation. Starting your tech career in Columbus is a great way to launch into the industry. Bootcamp graduates have some great startups in Columbus to choose from.
Root Insurance is making waves in the Columbus tech scene for their mobile app designed to make car insurance more fair for drivers. Using the app to track driving habits, the company helps safe drivers save money on their premiums.
Another notable startup is Olive, which harnesses the power of AI to help healthcare systems work more smoothly. Other startups to look into include Ready Robotics, Bold Penguin, Deep Lens, and Aware. Startup incubators like Rev1 Ventures provide resources for new companies.
And don’t forget some of the largest employers in central Ohio routinely hiring those who can code: The Ohio State University, Nationwide, Battelle, and more. No need to move to New York City, Austin, Denver, or Silicon Valley to find a great tech job.
When you’re ready to start your job search, be sure to take advantage of Eleven Fifty’s Career Services Team. The job placement rates should be motivation for you: Eleven Fifty helps 80% of graduates land jobs within 50 days of graduation, earning an average starting salary of $55,000 per year.
Along with having great job prospects, Eleven Fifty grads in Columbus have impressive salaries to look forward to.
According to Glassdoor, both UX and UI designers living Columbus can expect an entry-level salary of $58,465; at mid-level, salaries jump to an average of $70,120.
For entry-level web developers, average salaries are $50,147, with mid-level salaries coming in at an average of $64,663 in Columbus. Entry-level software developers make an average of $59,111; mid-level developers make an average of $70,891 per year.
Cybersecurity analysts in Columbus can expect mid-level job salaries around $67,791 per year, with entry-level job salaries around $59,825.
Attending a bootcamp at Eleven Fifty is far more affordable than enrolling in a four-year program. Tuition ranges between $5,000 and $18,000, depending on the course you choose. The affordable tuition paired with short course lengths makes Eleven Fifty a great option for people with other responsibilities who want to change careers quickly.
The flexible UX/UI design course is 8 weeks long and costs $5,000. The cybersecurity bootcamp is $18,000 and can be done either part-time or full-time in 14 or 26 weeks. Both the web and software development bootcamps cost $13,500 and take either 12 or 26 weeks to complete.
There are plenty of options if you need tuition assistance, and many students pre-qualify for financial aid. Connect with the financial aid department at Eleven Fifty to see if you can get tuition covered with student loans, payment plans, or scholarships.
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