Full Stack Java Bootcamp | Sponsored by DISYS

Full Stack Java Bootcamp (Sponsored by DISYS)

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Oct. 24 - May 5, 2023 / Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 6:30-10 pm EST (26 weeks total)

Launch your tech career and earn a guaranteed interview for an entry-level developer role upon graduation with DISYS, a global managed services & staffing firm whose consultants deliver expertise, quality, and value to Fortune 500 companies worldwide. 

Thanks to the DISYS sponsorship, this program will be offered at a reduced tuition rate of $7,000.


This Java-based bootcamp will transform you from coding novice to programming powerhouse in 26 weeks of intensive technical and career readiness training, including one-on-one coaching.

Keep your daytime schedule and take advantage of these evening classes, taught live online by Grand Circus instructors. Get the experience you need with paired projects, group projects, lab time, and individual troubleshooting blocks.

Before classes start, you'll complete two weeks of mandatory at-home work we call Unit One, to prepare you for your best bootcamp experience.


Schedule a 1:1 virtual chat with Admissions to learn more about the program and application process, or submit our contact form below—a member of our Admissions Team will be in touch with you!

Let us know you're interested!

LOCATION
100% online

SCHEDULE
UPCOMING CLASSES

DAYTIME CLASSES
M - F
9 am - 5 pm EST
14 WEEKS

AFTER-HOURS CLASSES
M, W, Th
6:30 - 10 pm EST
28 WEEKS

Residents in, and surrounding, the following cities are strongly encouraged to apply:

Minneapolis, MN  -  Chicago, IL  -  St. Louis, MO  -  Columbus, OH - Detroit, MI

Individuals who are underrepresented in tech and represent the diversity of their community will be highly considered!

How will this bootcamp help me get a developer job?

You'll learn to code with Java

The Java programming language runs on over three billion devices, and on platforms such as Android and search engines worldwide. Developers with experience in Java work in fields like fintech, search technology, and software development. It's a great language for building fundamental skills.

Practice solving real problems

You'll be working hands-on with concepts like data structures and algorithms, which will prepare you to build functioning real-world solutions to challenges we see in every industry. These in-demand skills are used daily by developers, and mastering them can help you stand out.

Put your skills to the test

As a developer, it's important to test what you've built. You'll learn how to run unit tests (to make sure your code runs smoothly), and you'll learn how to automate your code (so it can do more work for you). Skills in large-scale data management can open up your tech career.

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How do I qualify for an interview with DISYS?

So glad you asked! Through our collaboration with DISYS, students who complete this program will qualify for an automatic interview for an entry-level developer role, consulting and providing expertise to one of DISYS' client organizations. Grand Circus will provide career and code coaching, interview prep, and support to make the most of your interview and increase your chances of getting hired.

What to expect in class

Bootcamp is not like any other course you've taken! You'll:

  • Explore new concepts and tools through virtual lectures and discussions.
  • Develop real-world code and projects, with a hands-on approach. 
  • Get Q&A time with your dedicated instructor and code coaches.
  • Dive deeper into topics and techniques via independent, pair, and group labs.
  • Talk the talk with soft skills workshops to equip you for career success.
  • Learn to work on projects and teams that mirror real developer environments.
  • Showcase your final project in the student portal, where our network of employers will view your team projects.
  • Graduate with a professional portfolio to show off your job-ready skills.

Frequently Asked Questions

To enroll in bootcamp, you need: 

  • To be 18+ years old
  • Eligible and authorized to work in the US
  • A high school diploma, GED, or equivalent (highly recommended)
  • To be passionate and interested in a career in STEM

Help us make tech more diverse!

Individuals who are underrepresented in tech and represent the diversity of their community will be highly considered!

RESTRICTIONS:
This bootcamp is open to Southeast Michigan participants, meaning you must live in (or near enough to commute to) Detroit, even though classes will be held online. Current Amazon employees may not apply, but are encouraged to look into employee programs offered by Amazon.

No! You don’t need a college degree or previous experience in tech to participate in our coding bootcamps!

We’ve had many students without degrees become very successful and find great jobs that they love. However, for the best results in your job search, we do highly recommend that participants receive their high school diploma, GED, or equivalent before participating.

No coding experience is necessary!

Students should have a working knowledge of how to use computers, such as:

  • Installing programs
  • Creating files and folders
  • General computer organization

We find that our strongest students have a basic understanding of programming languages, either from learning on their own or taking one of our Bootcamp Readiness workshops.

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, others have no experience at all.

We look for self-motivated candidates committed to the Grand Circus program. Learning any new skill can be frustrating, so it’s important to see problem-solving as a welcome challenge.

Great question! In short, you’ll need a good computer running either Windows, macOS, or a Linux operating system, and we highly recommend using a second monitor. 

Some notes:

  • ChromeOS does not support all the software you will need. 
  • If you want to use a Linux computer, know that there will be slight differences between your software and what you see on teacher screens. 

Specific laptop specs:

  • CPU: 
    • Minimum: At least a dual-core 2Ghz or higher (Intel i3/i5/i7 or AMD equivalent)
    • Recommended: At least quad-core (4 cores) Intel i5 or i7, AMD Ryzen 5/7/9, or (Mac) M1
  • RAM: 8 GB or more is ideal
  • Storage: Please make sure you have at least 15GB free space for software and projects. A Solid State Drive (SSD) recommended for better performance.
  • Display: A 12-inch screen with 1366×768 resolution will serve you well
  • Second Monitor: For remote bootcamps, a second screen is highly recommended–if you don’t have a monitor for a second screen, you could use a television or potentially a tablet.