Our Java Coding Bootcamp

The full-time Java bootcamp at Grand Circus is designed to transform you from coding novice to programming powerhouse in twelve weeks of intensive technical and career readiness training. Currently running on over three billion devices, the Java programming language is one of the most in-demand on a national level. Java can be used across platforms, scale without compromising security and handle extreme traffic.

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What will I learn?

Some of the technical concepts include:

• Arrays, Classes and Methods
• Packages, Interface, Soft Skills and Version Control
• Exceptions, Structures, HTML and JSP page
• Sessions, Cookies, JSTL and Streams
• Collaborative software development and version control with Git and GitHub
• Software development and programming best practices that separate great developers from the rest
• Best practices for deploying applications
• Consuming and integrating third-party application programming interfaces (APIs) in an application
• Agile application development

The Bootcamp Schedule

Before you start bootcamp, you’ll complete two weeks of mandatory at-home learning that we call Unit One. 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 Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm. 

What is Student Life Like?

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Matt Anderson

"Yes, it's challenging, but I'm loving the challenge. Harnessing Java is the beginning of a life-long pursuit of mastering programming. If this bootcamp was a person, I'd kiss it... passionately."

— Matt Anderson
Java Bootcamp Student, March 2016

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: $11,750

It is free to apply. If you're accepted, the deposit is $800 to save your seat and unlock Unit One.

Financing

Taking a 12-week Java 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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Scholarships

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.

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. Easy!

Class Dates

Our Java Coding Bootcamp

JAN. 21 - MARCH 27, 2020; Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm (Detroit) — Apply by date has passed

APRIL 20 - JUNE 26, 2020; Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm (Detroit) — Apply by March 13, 2020
Apply by February 28 to lock in your early application discount and save $1,000

JULY 20 - SEPT. 25, 2020; Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm (Detroit) — Apply by June 12, 2020
Apply by May 29 to lock in your early application discount and save $1,000

OCT. 12 - DEC. 18, 2020; Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm (Detroit) — Apply by September 4, 2020
Apply by August 21 to lock in your early application discount and save $1,000

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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