Utah State University/ Fullstack Academy Coding Bootcamps
Utah State University has partnered with Fullstack Academy to launch live-online tech bootcamps specializing in coding, cybersecurity, data analytics and DevOps. The bootcamps are part time and do not require enrollment at USU or prior technical experience. With the bootcamps taking place in a live online format, individuals across Utah can apply and participate in the bootcamp from the comfort and safety of their homes.
Registration is expected to open for these programs in December 2021. To be notified when applications open for the Utah State Tech Bootcamp, complete the Fullstack Academy interest form.
USU Data Analytics Bootcamp will train students on SQL, Python and data visualization skills, giving them the knowledge needed to earn the most in-demand certifications that companies seek when hiring talent for these positions. The certifications include:
- Tableau Desktop Specialist Certification: demonstrates proficiency in Tableau, a widely used tool for data visualization and business intelligence
- AWS (Amazon Web Services) Certified Data Analytics – Specialty Certification: demonstrates and validates expertise in essential security practices
USU Cyber Bootcamp will instruct students on how to monitor and secure systems, networks, and applications, as well as deploy offensive and defensive tactics needed to appropriately respond to cyber breaches.
USU DevOps Bootcamp will equip students with the skills employers are seeking in automation, infrastructure and Python. Curriculum was designed in partnership with AWS Academy.
Program Costs Financial Aid
The tuition for each of the programs is $11,995. There are a number of ways for students to pay for their bootcamp experience, including self-pay, employer-pay, government assistance, scholarships and personal loans. More information about these payment options is available on the Fullstack website.
Scholarships will be available for:
- USU alums, current students and employees, current military personnel or veterans.
- $1,500 Founders Scholarship offered for all students who enroll in the inaugural program cohorts.
Earn the Certificate
Upon completion, graduates receive a printed certificate from Fullstack Academy and USU. Fullstack Academy places a strong emphasis on career services, which are offered to students both during and after the programs. Students are regularly afforded networking opportunities and connected with a dedicated career counselor for resume reviews, LinkedIn profile updates and job search guidance.
- Fullstack bootcamps are designed to transition anyone into the growing tech industry.
- Many of the students who participate in these bootcamps come from non-technical backgrounds across a variety of industries, from finance to hospitality and so on.
- Students with non-technical backgrounds bring strong soft professional skills that can effectively be applied to the tech industry, enhancing their ability to succeed in our bootcamps and their new careers.
- The bootcamps are specifically designed for beginners. There’s no experience required to apply, be accepted or to succeed.
- Interested candidates will first complete a simple online application form to share their current background.
- Candidates will then take a non-technical, 45-minute assessment, which analyzes their logical reasoning and is designed to assess problem-solving skills, pattern and sequence identification skills, and more. It does not require previous technical experience.
- Finally, candidates will receive an entrance decision and may consult with USU and Fullstack Academy advisors as necessary to ensure this program is the right fit for them.
- Fullstack identified Utah as a strong market for its curriculum because of the city’s growing presence as a tech center.
- Utah is an attractive location for both tech startups and expansions.
- Utah is home to nearly 8,200 tech businesses, including Overstock.com, Ancestry.com, Instructure and Qualtrics.
- Tech giants like Adobe, Facebook, eBay and Microsoft are also expanding their presence in the region.
- The greater Salt Lake City area was recently dubbed “Silicon Slopes,” and is seen as an emerging force in the technology sector.
- This partnership is a perfect example of how public universities and tech training programs can work together to make education and job training more accessible and help bridge the skills gap in tech.