Frequently Asked Questions
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!
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What Kind of People Are You Looking For?
We are looking for a wide range of people. Our bootcamp 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 lives.
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.
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.
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.
Do You Accept Foreign Students?
We accept all US citizens and any foreign students with a valid visa.
What Is The Minimum Age To Attend?
You must be at least 18 years old to attend.
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.
How Much Does it Cost to Attend?
Tuition does not include the OCA/OCP exam fee of $245 or the required MacBook Pro laptop. Available parking is free. Housing is not included.
>>Skill Distillery is proud to be certified by the VA to accept GI Bill benefits.
The deposit should be submitted two weeks prior to the program start date. The deposit will be counted towards the total tuition cost, resulting in a $18,950 balance due on the first day.
Skill Distillery partners with Climb Credit, a new kind of student lending company which focuses on financing career-building programs to help students get a high return-on-investment from their education. They believe education is an investment in your future career and earning potential.
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Are Scholarships Available?
We offer a needs-based scholarship for up to 50% of tuition. Once you are accepted into the program, you can apply for a scholarship. Scholarship application
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.
Are There Any Payment Options?
We have a payment schedule which keeps pace with your progress in the program.
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).
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site.
Why a Java Boot Camp?
How Much Time Do I Need to Devote to The Program?
Think of your Skill Distillery coursework as a full-time job with additional weekend assignments.
How Do I Prepare For The First Day of Class?
Prior to starting at Skill Distillery, you will be required to complete 40-60 hours of pre-class assignments to ensure that you are up to speed on some basics before the first day of class.
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 days:
- New Years Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Day After Thanksgiving
- Christmas Week
What Programming Skills Will I Develop at Skill Distillery?
Do You Offer an Online Option?
Because of the Corona Virus classes are only available online.
We partnered with Climb because they’re focused on financing career-advancing education like Skill Distillery, and helping people who want career elevation and increased earning power to own their next chapter. In fact, Climb evaluated Skill Distillery programs to ensure they benefit students who graduate and provide a good return-on-investment — we passed the test!
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* Climb only performs a hard credit pull if and when the loan is funded.
We have partnered with Meritize to provide our students with financing options to fund your education. With a
Meritize Loan, you can get credit for your merit and potentially improve your loan options by sharing your
academic history, military background, or work experience. If approved, full deferment during school is available
for certain products.
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Terms and Conditions apply. Meritize branded loan products are educational loans issued by Blue Ridge Bank (“Bank”), National Association, Member
FDIC. The Bank and Meritize reserve the right to modify or discontinue products and benefits at any time without notice. To qualify, a borrower must be a
U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or hold a valid work authorization document, and meet the Bank’s underwriting requirements. If approved for a loan, the
actual loan amount, term, payment, and APR amount of the loan that a customer qualifies for may vary based on credit determination, state law, and other
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.
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 I Need A Computer For Class?
Yes, all students are responsible for securing a MacBook Pro to use in class for the duration of the program. Your MacBook Pro should be dual-core, 2.3 GHz with hardware virtualization with 8 GB RAM and minimum of 128 GB. 256 GB of storage is recommended. Generally, a MacBook Pro that is a 2012 or later will work.
We have a limited number of loaner laptops available. Please call or email for details.
Creating a uniform learning environment helps us maximize the time we have to help you become the developer you want to be.
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 have a list of local rentals that offer short-term leases.
How Many Hours Per Day Does the Course Run?
This is an intensive training program, including formal classroom training – lecture and hands-on programming. 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 enrollments, we can provide you with the individual attention, assistance, and support you need to succeed. Our average class size is 20 students.
Do You Guarantee Me A Job After The Class?
We do not guarantee a job. 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?
In the program, you will learn the skills necessary to get a job. There are several job preparation workshops held during the program. Some of the topics are: resume writing, LinkedIn, interview skills, and how to perform an effective job search. The workshops teach you the skills needed to not only get your first programming job but successive jobs down the road. While we do not offer placement services, we do have local hiring partners and work with placement companies. Our students attend from across the country, and we are here to assist with your job search whether it is local or nationwide.
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 is not included in tuition.