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College vs coding bootcamp

College vs coding bootcamp

Choosing between college and coding bootcamp might be hard for someone because of so many factors. College has been the only reliable place to learn something. Now that several programs are booming like bootcamps it might be hard for you to choose. Here is a simple guide that may help you decide.

Time
Coding bootcamp is a technical training program which usually last form 8 to 13 weeks while college will take 2 to 4 years to finish. Some bootcamps, like DevMountain, offer all full time students housing near the campus. This is great because it will save time and money. Just imagine waking up early to go to school and spending money for gas or public transportation. With bootcamps, you can spend most of your time focusing on your study and projects.

Curriculum
In a computer science course, you will learn Java or C++ while with bootcamp you’ll learn Ruby and Javascript. When studying at a coding bootcamp, they will provide you tons of online sources which can help you while with college your only reliable source when you’re having trouble is mostly textbooks. Bootcamps will teach you the specific skills you can apply on building web apps with the latest tech you need. With this, there is a high possibility that you will excel as a start up compared to taking a computer science course. Most universities are using curriculum from their past school years which may result to not learning what you can really use when you graduated.

Cost
If cost is an issue then a coding bootcamp is for you. Most bootcamps may cost $10,000 or $15,000 while one year in college may cost you triple or quadruple the cost of a coding bootcamp.

Matt graduated at Devmountain one of the cheapest coding bootcamps in US. If you want to know more about coding bootcamp and his personal project for this bootcamp, click the video below.



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