The Coding Boot Camp at UC San Diego Extended Studies

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Become a Web Developer in 12 or 24 Weeks

Online San Diego Web Development Boot Camp

With the rising demand for web development skills across industries, The Coding Boot Camp at UC San Diego Extended Studies was designed to prepare students with the knowledge they need to tap into today’s digital economy.

  • Students learn front-end and back-end technologies through a dynamic curriculum, including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Express.js, React.js, Node.js, progressive web apps, agile methodology, computer science, database theory, MongoDB, MySQL, Git, and more.*
  • Students take their new skills to the next level on challenging projects, working with their peers to build a portfolio of apps and projects that showcase their knowledge.
  • Students gain access to continuation courses that cover additional in-demand technologies, including Python, Java, C#, and Amazon Web Services.
  • Students receive an Award of Completion from UC San Diego, Division of Extended Studies, showcasing their accomplishments to future employers.
  • Students benefit from a wide array of career support services like resume and social media profile support, technical interview preparation, portfolio reviews, soft skills training, and 1:1 coaching to help them put their best foot forward in the industry.

We provide students with the options they need to fit the demands of their lives. Students can choose our 24-week, part-time program to advance their skills without leaving their day job, or choose our 12-week, immersive program to study at a faster pace. No matter what the choice, students become part of a community of peers and dive into a life-changing experience. With classroom-based learning and hands-on projects, students will explore the theory and application of web development.


Why Apply

Are you looking to change career paths and break into the tech industry, advance in your current career, or expand your knowledge? If yes, and if you are hard working with a drive to succeed, then this could be for you. Other reasons this program might be the right move:

  • You are interested in freelancing to supplement your current income—or want to engage more productively in your current job
  • You want to move companies or change careers—or switch from a non-technical to a technical role
  • You dream of going “all in” on an entrepreneurial idea and want to gain the skills needed to build your product
  • You are a constant learner and wish to gain additional knowledge or amplify your skillset while in college

What Skills Will I Gain?

In both our full-time and part-time programs, students will cover a full stack. The curriculum will teach the key skills for web development, including*:

  • Computer Science applied to JavaScript
  • Databases (MySQL, MongoDB)
  • Server Side Development (MERN Stack, Template Engines)
  • Browser Based Technologies (HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Progressive Web Applications)
  • Deployment and Delivery (Heroku, Git, GitHub Pages, Shell Scripting)
  • API Design (Client-Server Model, API, Rest, JSON, AJAX, HTTP request methods, GraphQL)
  • Quality Assurance (Unit Testing, Linting, Continuous Integration)
  • Supplemental Self-Study Topics (Python, Java, C#, Amazon Web Services)
*The material covered is subject to change. Our academic team adjusts to the market demand.

Coding Part-Time 

  • 24-week program
  • Classes held three weekdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Coding Full-Time

  • 12-week program
  • Classes held Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Currently Enrolling:

» Coding Full-Time May 15, 2023

» Coding Part-Time March 27, 2023

» Data Science Part-Time May 8, 2023

» Cybersecurity Part-Time March 27, 2023

The Market for Web Developers in San Diego, CA

Did you know that, in addition to its beautiful weather and pristine beaches, San Diego is a great place to work as a web developer? According to, Dropbox, Doctors on Demand, and eBay are just a few of the companies currently seeking out web developers in San Diego. And, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), an annual projection of 13,400 open jobs (nationally) is anticipated — making new job opportunities very likely in the future for web developers!

The BLS projects web development jobs to grow 8 percent from 2019 to 2029 (double the average growth rate expected for all occupations combined), and ranks California as the number one state in the nation with the highest concentration of web developer jobs.

For those looking to break into this exciting field, there are a number of pathways. While traditional degrees have historically been required, hiring managers are now considering bootcamp completion to be a strong indicator of talent and ability as well. In fact, 72% of hiring managers that have hired a bootcamp graduate felt they were equally or better equipped for the job than other hires, according to the 2020 HackerRank report.

Even more exciting, web development employment options are boundless. Locally, some of the most desirable corporations in the country are looking for web developers. However, your options don’t stop there — choose from nonprofits, universities, or even offer your services directly through freelancing. And, with remote and hybrid work environments becoming common in this field, you can shape your future in the way that works best for you and fuels your career success.

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Learn more about The Coding Boot Camp at UC San Diego Extended Studies by calling an admissions advisor at (858) 519-8997 or filling out the form above.