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

Get the Coding Skills You Need, Fast

Learn the fundamentals of Java or .NET/C#

If you’re interested in entering the world of software development, The Software Guild’s online coding bootcamp has the right program for you. Our apprentices can learn .NET/C# or Java, acquiring the skills necessary to prepare for jobs as junior-level software developers and embark on an exciting new career path.

Experienced Instructors, Proven Curriculum

Software Guild apprentices learn to code from instructors who have on average more than a decade’s worth of industry experience. Our programs utilize teaching methods that are proven to help you understand and retain all you learn. You’ll gain practical knowledge and sought-after skills you can then take with you into the workforce. Our online programs have the same rigorous curricula as our on-ground programs, but are offered in a flexible part-time format that fits your schedule.

Employer Network

All Software Guild graduates have access to an extensive network of more than 450 employers who are ready to hire skilled candidates. Even after you graduate, you’ll have access to Software Guild curricula, so you can continue to improve your skills. And our alumni network is 600-plus strong, many of whom are ready to network with you and help you grow your career. With The Software Guild’s online coding program, we’re more than a bootcamp — we’re a way of life.

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Learn Software Development One Badge at a Time Our Coding Badges provide a flexible way to learn .NET/C# or Java

Learn to code on your schedule in our online Coding Badges program. The program divides your tuition — and the skills you acquire — across four budget-friendly levels, with discounts worth up to $1,000. Start by earning a Level 1 badge in programming basics and then code your way to a Level 4 badge in full-stack software development. The flexible program provides the technical skills, credentials and career support you need to become a junior software developer.

Technologies Covered Include:


  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • C# Syntax
  • NUnit framework
  • .NET Collections
  • LINQ
  • System.IO
  • Tiered Application Design
  • Razor HTML Helpers
  • Model Binding
  • Stored Procedures
  • Entity Framework
  • Dapper
  • ASP.NET Identity


  • NetBeans
  • Java Syntax
  • JUnit Framework
  • Java Collections
  • Lambda Expressions
  • Spring Framework
  • Tiered Application Design
  • Spring Web MVC
  • Servlets
  • JavaServer Pages
  • JSTL
  • Spring JdbcTemplate
  • Java Persistence API (JPA)
  • Spring MVC Security

Online Coding Bootcamps


As one of the most popular coding languages in use, Java enables developers to write applications that can be run on almost any operating system. It is integrated into popular web browsers and can be applied to work on virtually every internet-connected device available. In industries like manufacturing and technology, Java is in high demand, making it a smart choice for future developers who are ready to begin a successful career in software development.


Also one of the most commonly used coding languages, .NET/C# developers are able to build a wide variety of applications that run on the .NET framework. It allows software developers to create Windows client applications, XML web services and more. The .NET framework is both in demand and straightforward, making it a smart choice for future developers who are interested in pursuing careers in the business world and other industries, such as finance and manufacturing.

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Why Online?

The Software Guild’s online coding bootcamp is available for those who need more flexibility in their schedules or who aren’t able to move to Minneapolis or Louisville to attend an on-ground bootcamp. You don’t need to move or commit to a full-time curriculum to learn to code; you can do it from wherever you are, on your own schedule. As long as you have 20 hours per week to devote to learning to code and an internet connection, you can learn to code online in 10 months.

Most of our Software Guild apprentices land full-time developer jobs within three months of graduation and earn a median salary of $60,000 per year. Nationally, demand for software developers is expected to grow at an incredible 24 percent, much faster than the average for all jobs in the U.S.

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