C# .NET Core After-Hours Coding Bootcamp

Developed by Microsoft, .NET Core is a programming framework used in enterprise development around the world that’s heavily integrated with the C# language. This programming language is highly in demand throughout Michigan and beyond.

This After-Hours Bootcamp is a 26-week program, this includes two weeks of mandatory at-home work. Classes are hosted three evenings a week - Monday, Wednesday and Thursday - from 6:30-10pm.


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What will I learn?

This programming bootcamp will introduce you to the fundamentals of enterprise development (.NET), the use of Visual Studio, SQL databases, and how to design and deploy object-oriented applications.

Some of the concepts we’ll cover include:

  • A thorough hands-on understanding of .NET development
  • The lifecycle of a .NET project
  • C# language syntax
  • The mechanics of developing for .NET using Visual Studio
  • Debugging and testing of .NET projects
  • How to program web applications with ASP.NET
  • How to access databases with ADO.NET

The Bootcamp Schedule

Before you start the programming bootcamp classroom sessions, you’ll complete two weeks of mandatory at-home learning. This work provides the foundation for the bootcamp lessons and covers fundamentals that all successful developers need to know.

Once you start classroom sessions, you’ll be on site at Grand Circus in Detroit three evenings a week – Monday, Wednesday and Thursday – from 6:30-10pm.

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Lanna B.

The environment, coding, and learning are all a breath of fresh air and I looked forward to every single day there. The bootcamp will be known as one of the best experiences of my life.

— Lanna B.
Associate Software Engineer at HelloWorld

We help you find your new job.

Once you sign up with Grand Circus, we make sure you have the skills you need to be successful in tech. Not only do we train on technical and creative skills, we also help our students develop interview chops and the soft skills needed to thrive in an IT career. And with our networking events and placement program, we introduce students to employers that have hired Grand Circus graduates in Michigan.

Costs & Financing

Total Tuition: $11,750; Save 20% if you apply by November 22

It is free to apply. If you're accepted, the deposit is $800 due upon admission. Apply by November 22 to save 20%.


Taking a 26-week programming bootcamp is a significant investment of both time and money. To help ease the financial burden, we’ve made early registration discounts multiple financing options available for our students.

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We offer scholarships as part of our diversity program. Women, veterans and underrepresented minorities seeking a new career in tech may receive an automatic $1,500 scholarship. Check out our Financing and Scholarships page for more information.

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Application Process

Our application process is designed so we can get to know you and you can understand our bootcamp model.

Step 1:

First, you submit an interest form and you’ll receive our application.

Step 2:

After a few general questions about you, like your name and address, the application consists of four questions.

Step 3:

Once you send your answers back to us, we set you up with an in-person interview at Grand Circus. If you can’t make it to Detroit, we’ll complete the interview over Zoom.

Class Dates

C# .NET Core After-Hours Coding Bootcamp

JAN. 13, 2020 - JUNE 26, 2020; Mon, Weds, Thurs; (Detroit or Grand Rapids) — Apply by December 13, 2019

APRIL 13 - SEPT. 25, 2020; Mon.; Mon, Weds, Thurs; (Detroit) — Apply by March 6, 2020

JULY 6 - DEC. 18, 2020; Mon, Weds, Thurs; Detroit or Grand Rapids) — Apply by May 29, 2020

OCT. 12 - MARCH 26, 2021; Mon, Weds, Thurs; (Detroit) — Apply by September 4, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

What are you looking for in a candidate?

If you’re smart, tenacious, resourceful and hardworking, you’ll be ready for a bootcamp. Many of our students have dabbled in code through online tutorials and other courses. Some students have basic programming experience. We want candidates that are self-motivated and committed to the Grand Circus program. Learning any new skill can become frustrating, so it’s important to see this opportunity as a welcome challenge, rather than a stress-inducing problem.

Do I need strong computer skills?

Students should have a basic understanding of popular tools like Google Drive and Microsoft Office. The ability to install programs on your computer is also important. We have also found that our strongest students have some type of basic understanding of programming languages, you could take our Intro to Coding workshop.

Do I need to have a bachelor’s degree?

A bachelor’s degree is not required to get into our coding bootcamps. We’ve had many students without degrees become very successful and find great jobs that they love. However, it’s important to note that some jobs in the tech industry will require a four-year degree of some kind.

What do I need to bring to bootcamp?

We recommend bringing your own laptop, though Grand Circus also has a limited number of laptops that students can borrow during the course.

What happens after bootcamp?

We have strong relationships with companies that are enthusiastic about hiring our entry-level developers and allowing them to grow within their organizations. Once you graduate from a Grand Circus bootcamp, you’ll gain access to our job placement services and our networking events. We also integrate job readiness and soft skills training (on topics like communication and teamwork) into our bootcamps so that our students are ready to interview successfully, once the bootcamp ends.

Can I get a job out of state with a certificate of completion from Grand Circus?

Yes! We’ve had several students get their first entry-level tech jobs outside of Michigan.

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