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 2018

Introduction to Coding with Java

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. This is an introductory course, no programming experience is required.
Students in this course will learn software development concepts including problem solving using computer programming; how to represent and store data and information; decision control logic; application testing and debugging; and object oriented development. This is a hands- on, practical course designed for students without prior computer programming experience who will use computer languages and tools to develop applications in their later courses and future careers.

Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays, May 7 – June 25; no class May 28, June 4 and 6
Times: 6:00 – 8:30pm
Room: Gaige 205
Cost: $850

Click here for online registration to Introduction to Java Programming.

Advanced Coding with Java

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.

Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays, June 27 – August 8; no class July 4
Times: 6:00 – 8:30pm
Room: Gaige 205
Cost: $850

Click here for online registration to Advanced Java Programming

 

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.