All the Benefits of Bootcamp on a Part-Time Schedule
Fullstack Academy is one of the most challenging educational experiences you’ll ever have
Our part-time coding bootcamp curriculum is built to:
Expose you to pair programming and team projects
Give you a leg up in the working world
Combine all that with top-notch career counseling and you’ll graduate with the tech skills and career know-how to land your next position and build the career you want.
Our 28-week part-time coding bootcamp in Chicago offers you all the benefits of a full-time bootcamp:
Diverse cohort of students working hard to reach their career goals
Whip-smart instructors invested in student success
Welcoming and supportive network of staff and fellows
Plus the perks of attending part-time:
More time to absorb concepts and build projects
Ability to keep earning, studying, parenting—anything your life requires
Lower cost ($13,980 part-time vs. $15,980 full-time)
Strong Outcomes for All
You don’t have to have worked in web development or gotten a degree in CS to be successful
here. If you can be disciplined enough to learn the basics on your own, pass our assessment, and dedicate yourself to software engineering for 28 weeks, you can emerge with the training
required to land a job in tech.
Fullstack Flex grads go on to get hired at companies like these:
From immense challenge to immense reward—with all the support you need along the way
We take a holistic approach to learning.
Moving your career forward is about more than knowing how to do a job; it’s about knowing how to get a job—and having enough personal and professional support to make it happen.
Every employer will use a different stack, and the stacks employers are using today won’t look anything like the ones in use a decade from now.
We don’t make you do it alone.
We provide a full suite of instructors, career counselors, program leads, and fellows—not to mention a cohort full of dedicated learners—to keep you motivated and inspire you to aim higher and work harder.
Our number one rule is “No assholes.”
We strive to create an inclusive environment where we acknowledge and work to reduce bias, discuss issues of inequality in the industry, offer advice for overcoming obstacles, and expose students to opportunities to change the culture of tech.
The folks you learn from and with will form the professional network that helps you find and get work. But more than that? They’ll be your friends. They’ll commiserate with you when times are tough, motivate you to keep pushing, and celebrate with you when you succeed.
How it works
Each Fullstack coding bootcamp is divided into 3 phases.
FoundationsOff-Campus | Part-Time
Junior PhaseOn-Campus | Part-Time
Senior PhaseOn-Campus | Part-Time
In this phase, all students rise to the same technical level before the start of the on-campus immersive.
Part-time 15–30 hrs, depending on skill level
Min. 4 weeks to complete
Regular timed assessments
Rolling start each Friday Materials available once deposit & SEA submitted
Students must pass final checkpoint to move on to on-campus immersive
The sooner you enroll, the sooner you'll get access to Foundations materials
Many students work part-tirne during Foundations
This is one of the most intense phases of the program, when you will be working all day, five days a week. You will study:
1. Front-end development
User expectations of Web and Mobile Applications have significantly increased in the last 10 years, and the sophistication of front-end development has increased to match it. You will study HTML5 and advanced CSS, and go beyond with modern technologies like React.
2. Back-end development
You will master data persistence by building your own SQL database engine, learning about popular SQL databases like Postgres, and how to integrate these into your applications.
At this point, you will have a solid understanding of the core technologies taught in the immersive program. It is now time to put that knowledge to use by building fully functional web applications from scratch. You will continue to work six days a week during this phase, while you deepen your knowledge by solving real-world problems and learning best practices.
1. Guided team project
You will work in a group of 3–4 students to build an e-commerce site, and will build all the components of a web application from the ground up — including the front-end, back-end and database.
2. Personal project
You will come up with an idea for a web or mobile application, and build it from scratch. You will take design considerations into account, like user experience and information architecture. You will learn new technologies or libraries in order to complete this project, which will help you "learn how to learn" new areas in software development.
3. Capstone project
You will work with a team of students to come up with an ambitious idea for an app, and build it out over 2 weeks. This will be the most impressive project in your portfolio, and will demonstrate your full understanding of software development and industry best-practices.
January 2020 Chicago Flex Cohort
Sat 9am–1pm (remote)
Sat 9am–1pm (remote)
Workshops & Lectures
Projects & Career Success
Chicago Flex Immersive
Tuition & Dates
Part-Time Chicago Bootcamp Cost
$2,000 enrollment deposit
$11,180 bulk payment during first week on campus
$800 remainder during first week of Senior Phase
$1,000 Ada Lovelace scholarship for women+-identifying applicants
$1,000 veterans’ scholarship
Partner Skills Fund offers tuition and cost-of-living loans as low as $227/mo over 5-yr term
On-Campus Start & End
Jul 7, 2020–Dec 17, 2020
Remote Pre-Work Start
Saturday, May 30
Chicago Flex Immersive Admissions Process
Our admissions process is one of the most rigorous in the
industry—and you only get two attempts. So here are the four steps
you’ll need to successfully pass admissions at Fullstack Chicago.
Familiarize yourself with
Submit application form on our website by indicated deadline
He can answer all your questions—and he’s a Fullstack grad!
He feels the need. The need to help you succeed academically.
Career Success Lead
Job fairy. “Sleep with your résumé under your pillow and wake up to an offer!”
To get a job in tech, you’ll need more than just the right technical skills. You’ll need to
understand the industry, how to network, and how to differentiate yourself as a candidate.
Our career counselors will work with you both during our program, starting in Senior phase,
and throughout your job search.
During the program, counselors will help you…
Build a technical résumé
Optimize your LinkedIn
Learn to network
Prepare for behavioral interviews
Understand your market value and practice negotiating offers
Once you graduate, counselors will…
Motivate you to keep up with your job search
Review your cover letters
Hype you up for interviews
Help you determine the job offer that’s right for you
During the last week of classes, Chicago Flex Immersive graduates present their final of three projects to fellow classmates at an evening of demos and can then use the full portfolio they’ve built to demonstrate their qualifications to employers.
While many part-time coding bootcamp students are looking to either move up or
move into a more technical role at their current place of work, other Chicago
Flex Immersive grads are looking for new opportunities.
That’s why we offer Flex grads the chance to attend Launch Day, our in-house job
fair exclusively for Fullstack Academy and Grace Hopper grads. It’s a full afternoon
of speed-interviews, plus a networking happy hour with 20–30 hiring
partners like Google, JPMorgan Chase, Zola, Black Rock, Data Dog, and
Get the tools to build a long and successful career in software development.
We know learning doesn’t end on graduation day. That’s why we’ve created the Masters Series, a collection of workshops and lectures designed to deepen your understanding of key computer science concepts and industry best practices. These materials give you the tools and confidence you need to keep moving forward in your new career.