UCF will launch its first Coding Boot Camp this month, designed to teach students the skills they need for careers in “full-stack” web development, covering both front- and back-end technologies.

The 24-week UCF Coding Boot Camp will teach the most highly sought-after web development skills, including Javascript and Node.js, HTML, CSS, jQuery, and PHP. The course will be taught at the UCF/Seminole State Partnership Center on the Sanford/Lake Mary campus of Seminole State College and combine on-campus classes during the evenings and weekends with online work. The UCF Coding Boot Camp is a non-credit course offered through UCF Continuing Education.

“Web development remains one of the fastest growing careers in the US economy with a projected growth rate of 20 percent by 2020,” said Todd Freece, director of Continuing Education at UCF. “Web development also happens to be the highest in-demand skill set in the State of Florida, with a growth rate of 112 percent in 2014-2015. UCF Coding Boot Camp was designed to help students develop the skills and network needed to capitalize on this high-demand career track.”

Freece said the course will offer cutting-edge curriculum, hands-on learning, unparalleled levels of staff support, and a direct route into employment opportunities.

“UCF Coding Boot Camp students will graduate ready to integrate their new skills directly into their career,” he said. “Plus, since this is a part-time program, students can keep working as they position themselves for greater opportunities within the computer programming profession or prepare for transition to a new and exciting career in web development.”

In this course students will build a portfolio of projects to showcase their knowledge, skills and products that will help them be competitive within the web-development industry. The boot camp will also offer career-planning services, portfolio reviews, demonstration days and recruitment assistance.

Students may qualify for private loans, workforce development grants and other education funding up to the full cost of registration. UCF alumni are eligible for reduced tuition.

Details and registration information can be found by calling 407-454-9823 or visiting ucfcodingbootcamp.ce.ucf.edu.