We know that going to a bootcamp is a big undertaking. In order to help you make a decision we’ve answered some of our most frequently asked questions below. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions!
What kind of people are you looking for?
We are looking for a wide range of people. Our program benefits anyone from a college graduate with programming experience to someone from a completely different industry with no experience. We teach you everything from the ground up so you don’t need to worry about the details. We are simply looking for driven, determined and passionate people looking to make a change in their life.
How long is the application process?
The application process typically takes about one working week as long as you are able to complete all of the required steps on time.
What prior experience do I need?
If you have prior experience, then that is a plus. If not and you are willing to work hard and put in the time you can still succeed since we teach you everything from the ground up.
If I already have a programming background, would I still be a fit?
Absolutely! Technology moves quickly, and the languages and methods you will learn are the latest and most sought after by employers.
What is the minimum age to attend?
You must be at least 18 years old to attend.
What is the application process like?
It’s quite simple: if you are interested, please fill out our online application, and we will contact you. We will interview and evaluate potential candidates in a variety of ways, looking at logical thinking skills as well as personality and determination.
Do you accept foreign students?
We accept all US citizens and any foreign students with a valid visa.
Dates and Course Delivery Questions
How much time do I need to devote to the program?
Think of your Skill Distillery coursework as a full-time job, plus overtime. Interactive lecture and lab is held Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM – 6 PM, with additional weekend assignments.
How to I prepare for the first day of class?
Prior to starting at the Skill Distillery, based on your background, you will be required to complete up to 40-60 hours of pre-class assignments to ensure that everyone is up to speed by the first day.
What is the class format?
After years of experience, we have found that the best way to learn programming is by doing it. Therefore, while classroom-style lecture is an important part of the course, the majority of the time consists of hands-on programming, lab work and projects.
What holidays do you observe?
There will be no class on the following national holidays:
New Years Day
What programming skills will I develop at Skill Distillery?
When does your next class start?
2018 Winter Cohort
Start Date: February 26, 2018. Enrollment Deadline: February 9, 2018
2018 Spring Cohort
Start Date: April 23, 2018. Enrollment Deadline: April 6, 2018
2018 Summer Cohort
Start Date: June – TBD
Do you offer an online option?
We currently do not offer any online, remote, or after-hours delivery options.
How much does it cost to attend?
Tuition for our program is $16,850 and is payable by check or money order.
Tuition does not include OCA/OCP exam fee of $245.
Can I get financing?
We work with a lender that understands the needs of coding bootcamp students and offers attractive financing options with payment deferral while you attend class. Financing for moving expenses and a laptop can also be included.
Do you accept GI Bill/VA benefits?
Do you participate in the Workforce Investment Act?
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a federally funded program to re-skill workers. We are registered in Colorado under Batky-Howell. (WIOA was formerly known as the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).
Are there any payment options?
We have a payment schedule which keeps pace with your progress in the program.
Where is Skill Distillery located?
7400 East Orchard Road, Suite 1450N, Greenwood Village, CO, 80111 Map
Are there any breaks during the day?
Of course! The typical training day consists of short lectures lots of hands-on programming, individual as well as group projects, and of course plain old break time. In addition expect study sessions, guest speakers and other activities to get away from the grind.
Do I need a computer for class?
Yes, all students are required to bring a MacBook Pro to code in class. Your MacBook Pro should be dual core, 2.5GHz with hardware virtualization with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage. We can loan you a MacBook for the duration of the program upon receipt of a refundable deposit.
Will you feed me?
Tuition doesn’t include meals, but we will provide snacks and beverages. We are conveniently located near many restaurants, and there is a cafe in the building.
Do you provide housing?
We don’t provide housing, but if you are in need of a place to stay, please let us know. We can pair you with other students from the class and may be able to help you with finding short-term rentals.
How many hours per day does the course run?
This is an intensive training program. Formal classroom training – lecture and hands-on programming – typically runs from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. However expect to be working on exercises and projects outside of classroom hours.
How many people will be in a class?
We have found that smaller class sizes allow for a better learning experience. By limiting our program to 20 students per class we provide you with the individual attention, assistance, and support you need to succeed.
Do you guarantee me a job after the class?
Unlike some other schools that take a cut of your salary, or that only try to place you at their limited network of partner employers that agree to pay a placement fee, we do not “guarantee” a job. With us you will receive solid training in the most sought-after technologies to prepare you for a long-term career.
Do you offer job placement assistance?
Yes, in the program you will receive coaching in resume writing and interview skills. We also work with several job placement firms.
Can I attend class virtually or online?
All students must be physically present in order to participate in this program. However, we understand that life happens, so we will do our best to accommodate the unexpected.
Do you offer a degree or college credit?
While we don’t offer an accredited degree or college credit, we do prepare you for the Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE Programmer exam*.
*Oracle’s exam fee of $245 is not included in tuition.