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Course Details

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Program Type
On-Ground & Online
Next Start
November 2, 2020


Our 12-week Java coding bootcamp teaches you everything you need to know to enter junior developer roles in the workforce. We provide career preparation, portfolio development and help with your resume and the interview process. You can also learn Java in a part-time online course that contains all the same content, with the same level of rigor and attention to learning science.

Course Details

The Aptitude Test

Each Software Guild candidate must undergo an aptitude test. During this assessment, you’ll demonstrate your attention to detail and ability to think like a programmer.

Introduction to Web Development

Our Online Introduction to Web Development course not only gives you an idea of what learning at The Software Guild is like, but also prepares you for the program to come. This course is required for all apprentices, and content from this course will be discussed during the Java bootcamp.

Basics of Object Oriented Programming

Learn the basics of object oriented programming, including basic Java syntax, using the NetBeans IDE, debugging and object oriented concepts such as methods, boolean expressions and arrays.

Classes & Objects

Understand the fundamentals of object oriented programming and learn to create Java classes that utilize inheritance and polymorphism.

Intermediate Java Programming

This unit teaches you how to read and write to the file system, query in-memory locations and format dates properly. Learn unit testing, error handling, enums lambdas and streams.

Advanced Java Programming

After this unit, your applications should have proper error handling, preventing them from failing when something goes wrong. You’ll also learn dependency injection, as well as using mocking during unit testing.

Java Mastery Project

This project demonstrates your ability to create a fully functioning Java application from scratch, given some standard business requirements.

Consuming and Creating REST Web Services

By studying JSON, AJAX, jQuery and more, learn to host a RESTful web service using Spring MVC’s Web Frameworks and how to consume the service from the browser using the AJAX functionality in the jQuery library.

Server Side Programming

Understand the basics of the Spring MVC framework and how to use it to create functional websites with forms. Learn about servlets and JSPS, JSTL and server side validation.

Database Design & Best Practices

Learn to create new databases in MySQL, as well as to query the database using the SQL language. Study basic queries, the data manipulation language, aggregate queries and more.

Database Interaction

Using knowledge of Spring JdbcTemplate, learn to utilize the databases you’ve created to pull information into your Java applications.

Capstone & Career Support

Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of full-stack development and your ability to create a realistic application from scratch using the skills you’ve learned. In addition, mock interviews and resume and career counseling ensure you’re prepared to succeed during your job search.

The Apprentice Experience

Daily Routine


Why The Software Guild?

Rigorous Standards

Our aptitude test ensures that, if you become an apprentice, you have the tools you need to succeed. In addition, all prospective apprentices are required to complete our Introduction to Web Development course so everyone starts the program with the same level of knowledge.

Soft Skills Training

Knowing how to code isn’t enough in the modern workforce. At The Software Guild, you’ll learn how to communicate, think critically and work as part of a team.

Access to Employers

Our network of more than 450 employers is growing every day and gives Guildies an advantage in the job market.

Independently Verified

You don’t have to take our word for it. The Software Guild’s metrics and statistics are independently verified by the Council on Integrity in Results Reporting.

Guild for Life

You’ll learn practical, relevant skills that apply outside the classroom, from experienced master instructors in a hands-on setting. No matter where you are in your programming career, The Software Guild has courses to help you develop yourself further.


The Software Guild is proud to be recognized as a Best Bootcamp by Course Report and SwitchUp, two leading authorities on coding education. Our proven curriculum, demonstrated student outcomes, and satisfied alumni network all contribute to help us earn these distinctions.

  • Cours Report's Best Bootcamp of 2018 Badge
  • Cours Report's Best Bootcamp of 2019 Badge
  • SwitchUp's Best Coding Bootcamp Award 2020 Winner - 4 years running
  • SwitchUp's Best Online Bootcamp Award 2020 Winner - 2 years running
  • SwitchUp's Best Coding Bootcamp Award 2020 Winner - Minneapolis

Success Stories

Career Prep

Having the skills is important, but knowing how to get the job done also matters. At The Software Guild, we offer comprehensive skills training, from the coding language you need to the soft skills that are so important in today’s workplace. Our employer network helps you find the right job, and our career coaches help you get the offer.

Tuition & Start Dates

App Deadline Start Date Location Price
October 16, 2020 November 2, 2020 Online $10,000
November 27, 2020 December 14, 2020 Online $10,000


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Test Yourself

Not sure if software development is for you? Try our online Introduction to Web Development course. Apprentices for beginner-level bootcamps .NET/C# and Java are required to take this course, because it helps prepare you for your time as an apprentice by teaching you the basics of Git, HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Projects you complete in this course will be discussed during the first weeks of the Java and .NET/C# cohorts.

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How to Apply

Filling out our application form is the first step on your road to becoming a junior developer or advancing to a master-level skill set. A member of our enrollment team will reach out to ask you additional questions and answer any questions you may have.

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