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?

We will specifically target the HTML5 and CSS3 standards, making sure you are proficient at embedding media, leveraging scalable vector graphics and CSS to improve site performance, and creating sites that are accessible to as many users as possible.

Some of the concepts you’ll learn include:

  • HTML5/CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • AngularJS
  • Node.js, NPM
  • AJAX / json



Before you start the 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, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.


Featured Instructor: Jeseekia Vaughn

Jeseekia is an engineer, full-stack developer and lifelong Detroiter. Jeseekia began her journey into programming with C++ at Wayne State University. She sits on the board of Girl Develop It, Detroit where she is also a much-loved instructor. Her passion for exposing minorities to the many STEM fields inspired her to serve as a Regional Vice-Chairperson, National Executive Board member, and Site Director for the Summer Engineering Experience for Kids all with the National Society of Black Engineers. Jeseekia is always down to talk about comic books, gaming, and loves to avoid singing with Kim and Aisha.

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What is Student Life Like?

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You'll Learn to Build Websites Like These:

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.

In fact, 92% of our students get hired within 90 days.

Costs & Financing

Total Tuition: $8,500

Apply early to receive a $1,000 discount on full tuition.


Taking a ten-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,
Logical Assessment,
Phone Interview

Step 3:

Interview at Grand Circus!

Class Dates

Front-End Coding Bootcamp

APRIL 10 - JUNE 2, 2017 — Apply by March 17, 2017
early application discount of $1,000 if you apply by February 24

JUNE 26 - AUG 18, 2017 — Apply by May 26, 2017
early application discount of $1,000 if you apply by May 12

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 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 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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