Front-End Coding Bootcamp

Our Front-End Coding Bootcamp teaches you to code with JavaScript (or JS), a dynamic programming language that’s most often used to create interactivity in web pages. JavaScript supports object-oriented programming and is highly adaptable. It’s also used in non-browser environments like cars and microwaves.


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What will I learn?

Throughout the bootcamp, you will gain skills needed to become an entry-level Front-End developer. This course will provide you with the skills necessary to create websites using three core languages: HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. HTML5 and CSS3 will be used for the structure and layout of the websites, including mobile-friendly websites, and JavaScript will be used for leveraging behavioral and interactive magic.

Some of the concepts you’ll learn include:

  • HTML5 / CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • AngularJS
  • Node.js / Express
  • PostgreSQL
  • Soft Skills and Pair Programming


Before you start the bootcamp classroom sessions, you’ll complete mandatory at-home pre-work. 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 Monday – – Friday, 9am – 5pm. We love to start on time, so please plan to get there a few minutes early.


Featured Instructor: Adam David

What is Student Life Like?

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Marina Kassel

"I love being excited every morning, getting stumped every afternoon, and repeating. But with some understanding in there, too."

— Marina Kassel
Front-end Developer, TM Productions

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 metro Detroit.

Costs & Financing

Total Tuition: $9,750

If accepted, you'll be asked to put down an $800 non-refundable deposit. Apply early to receive a $1,000 discount on full tuition.


Taking a 12-week coding bootcamp is a significant investment of both time and money. To help ease the financial burden, we’ve made early registration discounts and multiple financing options available for our students.

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We also 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. First, you submit an interest form and you’ll receive our application. After a few general questions about you, like your name and address, the application consists of four questions.

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 Skype. Easy!

Step 1:

Initial Application

Step 2:

In-Depth Application

Step 3:

Interview at Grand Circus!

Class Dates

Front-End Coding Bootcamp

JULY 15 – SEPT. 20; Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm (Detroit) — Apply by June 7, 2019
early application discount if you apply by May 24

OCT. 14 – DEC. 20; Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm (Detroit) — Apply by September 6, 2019
early application discount if you apply by Aug. 23

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 computers such as creating files, folders, organization and a working knowledge of using the computer. 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. To get started, we recommend checking out our free 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 is over?

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 successfully interview for their dream job.

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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