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Auburn University OPCE Coding Bootcamp

The future of design lies in software development and the Auburn University OPCE Coding Bootcamp, powered by Springboard and offered in partnership with the Office of Professional and Continuing Education, is built to prepare you for a future career in this burgeoning industry. Our society is built around the technology that software developers help to craft. From making applications that current websites employ to learning more advanced forms of programming, we help equip our students to face the industry's challenges.

We understand that the products and applications created by modern developers have a massive impact on the business world, so it is no surprise that they are very much in demand and that demand will only continue to grow. In the current world, every company needs to have some digital presence and coders are the center of this expanding need. With the help of our online Coding Bootcamp, you can start a fulfilling career in this expanding industry.

Best of all, software developers have exceptionally competitive salaries, high job satisfaction and many opportunities to work with advanced technology. Taking a coding bootcamp online helps you develop the skills to flourish in the industry, making a name for yourself. With our help, you'll learn the necessary knowledge to succeed, including understanding the core principles of development, tools and industry best practices.

Careers in coding

Our Coding Bootcamp can help prepare you for a variety of roles. Here are some common job titles and annual median advertised salaries in Alabama:

  • Software Engineer: $91,392

  • Front-end Developer: $89,856

  • Back-end Developer: $89,500

  • Full-stack Developer: $92,160

  • Web Developer: $75,008

Annual Median Advertised Salary in Alabama. Source: Lightcast; Oct 2022 - Sep 2023; 0-3 years minimum experience required.

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Comprehensive curriculum

The Auburn University Office of Professional and Continuing Education Coding Bootcamp, powered by Springboard and offered in partnership with the Office of Professional and Continuing Education, is designed to help you land your first coding position. From the initial coding exercises to your final project, you'll discover what kinds of daily tasks developers do while building a portfolio you can be proud of. Plus, you’ll learn to collaborate with generative AI and code smarter and faster with a new AI learning unit.

NEW! AI for Engineers: Prompt Engineering

Since the arrival of OpenAI’s GPT-3, there has been an increased awareness of the crucial role prompts play in shaping language model outputs. In this unit, you’ll gain an understanding of how language models like GPT-3 and GPT-4 work through interactive exercises, videos, and quizzes.

  • Learn techniques and best practices for crafting effective prompts to achieve desired outcomes from language models like Chat-GPT.

  • Leverage prompts to assist with the process of efficient coding.

Front-end Development with JavaScript
  • Use JavaScript to create reactive web applications utilizing the Document Object Model.

  • Maintain and share your code with GitHub and the Command Line.

  • Ensure accuracy and functionality in your programs with testing best practices.

  • Learn Object-Oriented Programming, the most popular programming paradigm.

  • Understand how the web works through various protocols and APIs.

  • Complete two large-scale projects.

Back-end Development with Python and Flask
  • Create fully functional web applications with Python and the Flask microframework.

  • Learn best practices for writing professional-grade back-end Python code Store data in databases using SQL and SQLAlchemy.

  • Design database schemas.

  • Add authentication, authorization, hashing and log-in to your applications for heightened security.

  • Deploy your Flask applications with Heroku.

  • Create a clone of Twitter.

Back-end Development with Node.js
  • Utilize Node and Express to do back-end development with JavaScript.

  • Learn testing best practices.

  • Set up routes with Express.

  • Connect PostgreSQL to your Express applications.

  • Validate the data being sent to an API.

  • Complete a large-scale Node/Express application.

Front-end Development with React.js
  • Learn the ins and outs of React.js - an in-demand JavaScript library - including component design and state management.

  • Test your React applications.

  • Set up routes in React using the React Router library.

  • Complete a large-scale Node/Express application.

  • Create a custom project of your choice in React.

Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Use BigO notation to create applications with optimal runtimes.

  • Learn the sorting and search algorithms most likely to appear on a job interview.

  • Understand data structures such as stacks, queues, hash tables, trees, graphs and more.

Custom capstone and hands-on projects

While participating in our bootcamp, you will have many opportunities to demonstrate your skills through hands-on projects. Ultimately, these projects will result in you graduating with a top-of-the-line capstone as part of your portfolio. You can find a description of these portfolio projects below:

Capstone project

In this 40-60 hour project, you'll choose a computing language and framework, crafting a database-driven application. Then, you'll go through ideation, API selection, database design, coding, polishing and finally, documenting the project.

Indeed Clone

Here, you will create a web application to replicate Indeed's functionality. Throughout this 20-25 hour project, you'll create an API, build a data model for jobs, craft the back and front end and add authentication capabilities to the app.

Cloning Twitter

Here, you will learn how to read a more complicated codebase, develop your knowledge of unfamiliar code and extend functionality. This kind of task is common for developers to encounter during their career and this 20 to 25-hour project will prepare you by teaching you how to make a program that functions similarly to Twitter.

HackerNews Cloning

During this 15-hour project, you'll design a clone of HackerNews with improved functionality. This program allows users to add stories, manage favorites and delete items they are not interested in. You will also be tasked with adding login and authentication functions.

Learner support

As a student in the 100% online coding bootcamp, you'll have access to an entire support team:

  • Student advisors: Our advisors help you stay accountable, manage your time, and offer general advice and assistance. 

  • 1:1 career coaching: Our career units help you navigate every stage of your job search, from building your resume to mastering interview techniques.

  • Online community: Connect with other learners, give and receive constructive feedback on your work. 

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Meaningful mentorship

Our industry-leading mentors are here to help our students succeed. We are invested in ensuring that all our students find a future in the industry and do all they can to prepare you for a future career as a coder. Our mentors support students with regular 1:1 video calls and improve projects, address roadblocks and construct professional goals.

Peter Nsaka
Software Engineer
Skye Nguyen
Sr Software Engineer
John Newton
Sr Controls Software Engineer
Sonia RM Karungi
Web Developer

Is this program right for you?

The Coding Bootcamp requires no prior coding knowledge. Basic HTML, CSS, and JavaScript knowledge will allow you to test into an accelerated, core version of the curriculum. If you don't possess any such coding know-how, you'll learn all you need in the Foundations+Core version of the program.


What is coding?

Coding is the applied use of programming languages and engineering principles to create software products and applications for consumer use. Any website or application that you have interacted with in your life was developed by software developers. They may also create more complex software, like a computer operating system, although this course is focused on the development of applications and websites.

What does a coder do?

Coders write the instructions that make our digital world work. They create the code behind apps, websites, and all sorts of software. 

Imagine a coder writing the instructions that tell your favorite food delivery app how to show you nearby restaurants or how to place an order. Coders also test their code to make sure it works smoothly, fix any problems, and keep things running  –  kind of like being a digital detective and engineer all rolled into one!

Is coding hard?

Coding, like any new skill, presents challenges. It requires a logical approach, careful attention to detail, and the ability to troubleshoot problems. While the learning curve can be steep, the rewards are great. With effort and the right guidance, you can master coding concepts and build a fulfilling career. This bootcamp is designed to provide the necessary support and structure for your success.

What is the salary of a coder?

Coding offers competitive salaries and strong earning potential. Entry-level coders often start with salaries in the high 5 figures or even low 6 figures, depending on location and experience. As you gain skills and experience, your earning power can increase significantly. Factors like your specific coding skills, location, and the industry you work in will all influence your salary.

Is coding in high demand?

Yes! The tech field is booming, and demand for skilled coders continues to grow significantly. While landing your first job takes effort, the field offers excellent job security and strong earning potential.

How quickly can I become a coder?

The time it takes depends on your dedication and the path you choose. Our Coding Bootcamp provides a structured path, with many students landing their first coding job within approximately 13 months of starting. This includes about 9 months to complete the program and several additional months for the job search and interview process.

More questions about the program?

Speak to our enrollment team by completing an application, email Carolina, our enrollment assistant, or explore more frequently asked questions

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