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.
The Aptitude TestEach 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 DevelopmentOur 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 ProgrammingLearn 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 & ObjectsUnderstand the fundamentals of object oriented programming and learn to create Java classes that utilize inheritance and polymorphism.
Intermediate Java ProgrammingThis 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 ProgrammingAfter 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 ProjectThis project demonstrates your ability to create a fully functioning Java application from scratch, given some standard business requirements.
Consuming and Creating REST Web ServicesBy 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 ProgrammingUnderstand 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 PracticesLearn 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 InteractionUsing knowledge of Spring JdbcTemplate, learn to utilize the databases you’ve created to pull information into your Java applications.
Capstone & Career SupportDemonstrate 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
Why The Software Guild?
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.
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.
“I knew the world a little bit, and I wanted to be a part of it.”
Most days, I came home from work and immediately started working on my projects. I did feel very supported by my instructor, Ishwar, who made sure we had weekly meetings and challenged me beyond the requirements of the course.
What’s unique is that they created this position to help transition graduates and bootcamp alums into a full-fledged Software Development role.
Customer Technical Support
If you want to be better, build better—then please make sure that you are part of it.
STEM Grant Coordinator/Assistant Director
Kent State University, Upward Bound Classic Academy
“Everything I learned is applicable.”
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
Multiple start dates are available. Please speak with your enrollment counselor to understand which date works best for you.See Full Calendar