Learn to Code!

Apply by December 22, 2017!

Priority deadline is December 22, 2017. The first 5 students to submit a deposit on the program by the priority deadline will receive a $500 discount on the full tuition. Regular deadline is February 9, 2018 (admission is not guaranteed).

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Learn to Code in 10 Weeks with In-Person Instructors

Coding isn't just for computer science majors, programmers, or people who want to work for an IT company--we've had students who majored in Creative Writing, Music, Economics, Film, Psychology, and more. Instead, coding is a creative skill that many companies need for their client teams, product management, marketing, and more.

The Loyola Certificate in Software Development and Coding program, hosted by Loyola University's Center for Entrepreneurship and Community Development, teaches recent liberal arts graduates with non-technical majors how to build websites and web-based applications using JavaScript-based tools. The program then gives you an official certificate in coding on your transcript and a foot in the door to local tech employers. No previous coding experience is required.

Just about everything that we use today has something to do with code, and the fact that new forms of code are constantly being cranked out is incredible. The sky is the limit with this industry.
--Christian Holdsworth, Film & Media Arts major, LSU '17

 

Our instructors are real-world practitioners who have experience in the field and the New Orleans tech community. The program also brings students right into the offices of local tech shops via weekly site visits so you can meet the teams, learn about the companies, and see if that company is right for you. 

Learning to code can allow you to build, innovate, and pursue your passion across a variety of industries. Apply now!

 For more information, download a brochure or contact Program Manager Kate McCrery.

 

 

IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION

The Certificate program is taught by instructors who are real-world tech professionals with daily experience in the industry. Each day's instruction is followed by studio hours, when students will build a project using what they just learned and can receive one-on-one help from the instructors.

10-WEEK CERTIFICATE

Students will build websites and web-based applications using HTML/CSS and Javascript-based tools. Students will also receive a Loyola Certificate transcript upon successful completion of the program. 

COMPANY SITE VISITS

Through the program, students will participate in weekly on-site visits with tech employers in New Orleans and gain direct access to companies. Students can meet the team members, learn about the roles available at each company, and tour the company offices.

 

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Creativity is literally limited to what you can imagine. If you know what you want to build, you can find the tools to build it.
--Robb Aquadro, Music Industry Studies major, Loyola '17

 

Program Information

 

 

Why Learn Coding?

This is where innovation starts.

Coding lets you leverage the power of technology to solve problems. Whether it's creating new products within organizations like GE Digital or developing solutions for clients through companies like LookFar, people who know how to code can drive national and international innovation by staying local. 

In this ten-week “ bootcamp,” you’ll earn more than a certificate that you can put on your resume. A line of code can do amazing things—it can protect people, connect them, inspire them, wow them. If you can write code, you can write your future. Take the first step in building the bridge between your graduation and your career, and apply today.

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What You Will Learn

Through a mix of coursework and hands-on implementation, this course will help you develop your own personal portfolio of web projects. In this program, you will learn to:

  • Build and design responsive webpages with core languages HTML & CSS
  • Design webpages quickly using front-end frameworks like Bootstrap
  • Create web application frameworks with JavaScript
  • Prototype database-driven apps
  • Deploy custom-built applications to the web using cloud-based hosting
  • Understand the difference between NoSQL and SQL-based databases, with basic SQL management and querying
  • Build their own APIs
  • Integrate third-party APIs into an application and pull in data from sources like Google Maps, Stripe, and Facebook
  • Apply the crucial skill of domain modeling resources and relationships in database-backed applications

Download a sample curriculum for the program here.

This is what’s used to build billion-dollar companies. It’s also what tech companies in Louisiana and the surrounding region are looking for in their candidates. Desperately so—they can’t find enough candidates qualified to meet what the GNO Community Data Center has cited as an urgent need for growth in the digital sector.

Right now, there are approximately 3,000 unfilled positions in software development in Louisiana that need entry-level coding skills.

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Who Should Apply

The program is designed for graduating seniors and recent alumni from liberal arts universities anywhere in Louisiana. Previous program students have majored in Creative Writing, Economics, Music Studies, Graphic Design, and other non-technical majors. No coding experience is required.

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2018 Program Schedule

The 2018 program will run from June 4th to August 10th, 2018. The instruction hours will take place during the morning and early afternoon (lunch break is included), to be followed by studio hours, where students will apply what they learned in order to build a project as part of their professional portfolio of projects.

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Program Cost

The cost of the program is $7,999 for 10 weeks of daily instruction and weekly site visits. The first five students to apply and be accepted to the program will receive a $500 discount, so it is highly recommended to get your application in early.  A $1,000 deposit is due at the time of enrollment to hold the student's spot in the program.  The balance of the tuition payment is due April 1, 2018. For more information, please contact the program manager.

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