Learn to Code with a Coding Bootcamp

Learn to Code with a Coding Bootcamp

Penn State Berks has developed a Coding Bootcamp offering in-depth training by Penn State approved faculty.

After speaking with many IT representatives we learned that Java was an excellent language to create a strong foundation to become a programmer.

Click here to learn more about the research that led us to create this program.

Classes Offered - Summer 2017

Introduction to Coding

This course will start with an introduction to programming concepts in Java. Students will then step into object oriented programming in Java focusing on the basics of computational thinking.

Dates:  Mondays & Wednesdays, June 26 – August 2, 2017
Times:  6:00 – 8:30pm
Room:  Gaige 204
Cost:    $850

Click for online registration to Introduction to Java Programming.

For scheduling information, please email Erica Kunkel at els5014@psu.edu.

Classes Offered - Summer 2018

Advanced Coding

The advanced course in the coding bootcamp will focus on more advanced concepts of object oriented programming in Java, including design patters,
and JUnit testing.  Students will experience real-world applications of the programming concepts learned throughout the program.


Find out if our Coding Bootcamp is a good fit for you:

    I am a current student working towards a Bachelor's degree OR I have a Bachelor's degree in Information, Science and Technology or Computer Science.

    Definitely!  If you're in your Junior or Senior year you may even place into the more advanced course.  The Bootcamp will enhance your skills and give you an edge over other applicants.

    I am a current student working towards a Bachelor's degree OR I have a Bachelor's degree in Science, Biology, Engineering or Business.

    Yes!  Coding would be a great addition to your resume.  Learn just the basics with the Introduction class or continue on to become more fluent in Java.  It's a great way to open new doors!

    I've been considering a career change that would involve earning a degree; I have some college credits (or none at all).

    Give it a try!  The Introduction course is a great way to get your feet wet and see what coding is all about.  If you're really hesitant, talk to us about a way to just take the first two weeks which looks at programming concepts.  Then you can decide if it may be a step in the right direction for you!

    Still not sure if coding is the right career path for you?  Check out the below sites to see if you may have an aptitude for coding.