Programs

This catalog provides you with a comprehensive listing of tech programs provided by Illinois’ academic institutions within our tech paths. Use the filter to adjust the listing accordingly and view the program details for more information.

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    1. Click on the "Get Started" button on this page
    2. Click on the "Join Us" button on the IT Career Lab page
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    4. Meet with IT Career Lab career counselor to determine program fit and availability of financial assistance

    Career Advancement Experience provided by IT Career Lab

    Data Analytics / PowerBI

    The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate in Power BI (MCSA) certification validates the ability to create and optimize data visualization techniques via specific tool types. This certification ensures that students can create and identify key performance indicators, and successfully manipulate and cleanse data.

    Education partner

    IT Career Lab

    Cost information

    $10,800, Financial assistance may be available - find out more by clicking "Get Started"

    Level

    Foundational
    Intermediate

    Track

    Data & analytics
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    Program duration

    10 weeks

    Hours per week

    18

    Available date

    Ongoing

    Key skills

    Microsoft PowerBI

    Program prerequisites

    Working knowledge of MS Access or MS Excel

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    1. Click on the "Get Started" button on this page
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    3. Sign up for an information session
    4. Meet with IT Career Lab career counselor to determine program fit and availability of financial assistance

    Career Advancement Experience provided by IT Career Lab

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    Registration involves completing the Code Platoon application process, which includes two parts: Part I gathers information about you and Part II is a series of coding challenges. For prospective students who are brand new, Code Platoon offers several free options for instruction that help them know what they need to know to pass the challenges. 

    Full-Stack Software Development Bootcamp

    A coding bootcamp designed specifically with the military veteran community in mind, Code Platoon's full-stack program enables veterans to gain viable skills for launching a career in the software development world. Code Platoon takes beginners and novices and brings them to an expert-level of code writing. In addition to a highly active alumni association that works towards helping future graduates find employment, we have a career services approach that begins working with the student well before the end of the program to plot out a course for the student (where they want to live, what end of the industry they want to work in, etc.) and help them network and find job leads. Furthermore, for our students who are willing to stay in Chicago, we are proud to be the only coding school able to offer paid internships with companies who have partnered with Code Platoon. Code Platoon also offers free online courses on introductory coding.

    Education partner

    Code Platoon

    Cost information

    $16,000 - Due to being a veteran-focused non-profit, we are able to offer numerous scholarships (in addition to being eligible for VA funding) that reduce the cost for every student by 80-100% 

    Level

    Foundational

    Track

    Software development
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    Program duration

    14-28 weeks

    Hours per week

    17-60

    Available date

    Full-Time Course: applications due February 21, 2021 (Classes from May 24 – September 3, 2021) OR applications due June 27, 2021 (Classes from October 4, 2021 - January 21, 2022)

    Bootcamp Prep: applications due May 3, 2021 (Classes from May 3 - 21, 2021)

     

    Key skills

    Javascript and Python

    Program prerequisites

    Criteria for our program is that you fit one of three descriptors: a veteran of the US military, a spouse of a veteran or active duty military member, or a service member who is in their last 6 months of service and transitioning out of the military. 

    Program courses

    Intro to Coding (Free, Online, Self-Paced)

    Bootcamp Prep (Free, Online, Self-Paced or $50 Live Online Class)

    Full-Stack Software Development Bootcamp (Full-Time or Evenings and Weekends)

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    Registration involves completing the Code Platoon application process, which includes two parts: Part I gathers information about you and Part II is a series of coding challenges. For prospective students who are brand new, Code Platoon offers several free options for instruction that help them know what they need to know to pass the challenges. 

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    Complete the online application process with virtual interviews. View a video about the program here.

    * Minimum age 18 or older * GED recipient or High School graduate, No Bachelor degrees accepted * Available to attend internship 8AM–8PM, Monday–Friday for 16 weeks * Minimum of 6 months previous full-time work experience * Agree to a strict "On Time, No Absence" policy 

    Career Advancement Experience provided by i.c.stars

    IT and Business Leadership Bootcamp

    i.c.stars provides a paid ($200/week) 16-week project-based internship at our learning studio (currently virtual) to help underserved young adults jump start their careers in technology. This includes daily relationship-building and mentorship from industry practitioners. Graduates of i.c.stars see a 300% earnings increase and are working in roles such as QA Analyst at US Foods, Information Security Apprentice at Accenture, Associate Software Engineering at Discover, among others. Badging and industry certifications depend on the client project, and have included UiPath (robotic process automation platform), Enterprise Security Fundamentals, Querying data with Transact-SQL. Support continues for 20-months, combining professional development, mentoring and continuing access to wrap around support. In addition, students can achieve 24 prior learning credit hours with a higher education institution.

    Education partner

    i.c.stars

    Cost information

    Free (Participants receive a weekly stipend)

    Level

    Foundational

    Track

    Cybersecurity
    Data & analytics
    Software development
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    Program duration

    16 weeks

    Hours per week

    60 hours per week

    Available date

    Ongoing

    Key skills

    Core technical skills: training in Javascript, HTML, CSS, C#, and SQL. Additional skills, depending on the cohort: Cyber Security, Robotic Process Automation and COBOL.

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    Complete the online application process with virtual interviews. View a video about the program here.

    * Minimum age 18 or older * GED recipient or High School graduate, No Bachelor degrees accepted * Available to attend internship 8AM–8PM, Monday–Friday for 16 weeks * Minimum of 6 months previous full-time work experience * Agree to a strict "On Time, No Absence" policy 

    Career Advancement Experience provided by i.c.stars

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    Interested students must apply for this bootcamp, as it is not open enrollment. An initial phone interview with an admissions adviser is the first step in the process for program admission. Applicants who are recommended to move forward will take a required critical thinking and problem-solving assessment. After both application review and passing the academic assessment, qualified candidates will proceed to a final interview.

    Northwestern Coding Bootcamp

    Web development is a fast-growing career track, and Northwestern Coding Boot Camp teaches you the specialized skills you need to tap into this rewarding industry. Through a fast-paced, immersive curriculum, you’ll learn the skills needed to become proficient in front end and back end technologies. Learning to code is an intensive undertaking. If you are eager to expand your knowledge and join the tech world, seeking to advance or change careers, and most importantly are ready to roll up your sleeves and work hard, then this could be the life-changing move you’ve been looking for. At Northwestern Boot Camps, you’ll be supported by a dedicated career services team of experienced professionals consisting of a Career Director and Career Material Advisor. Collectively, they will prepare you to be “employer competitive” through a series of career readiness milestones throughout the class. 

    Education partner

    Northwestern University

    Cost information

    $11,995 - Currently, Northwestern alumni are eligible for a $500 scholarship toward tuition. We also offer early registration pricing and payment plans. Click "Get Started" for more details.

    Level

    Foundational

    Track

    Software development
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    Program duration

    12 weeks for Full-Time; 24 weeks for Part-Time

    Hours per week

    20 hours of class for FT or 10 hours of class for PT, plus 20+ hours in outside study

    Available date

    May 24, 2021 for Part-Time; September 20, 2021 for Full-Time

    Key skills

    HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, React.js, Progressive Web Apps, Node.js, Database Theory, MongoDB, MySQL, Agile Methodology, Command Line, Git

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    Interested students must apply for this bootcamp, as it is not open enrollment. An initial phone interview with an admissions adviser is the first step in the process for program admission. Applicants who are recommended to move forward will take a required critical thinking and problem-solving assessment. After both application review and passing the academic assessment, qualified candidates will proceed to a final interview.

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    Interested students must apply for this bootcamp, as it is not open enrollment. An initial phone interview with an admissions adviser is the first step in the process for program admission. Applicants who are recommended to move forward will take a required critical thinking and problem-solving assessment. After both application review and passing the academic assessment, qualified candidates will proceed to a final interview.

    Northwestern Cybersecurity Boot Camp

    Big Data needs big protection. That’s because 90 percent of the world’s data has been created in just the last two years. And as computer networks grow, so too does the quantity of vulnerable information. Northwestern Cybersecurity Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time program that takes a multidisciplinary approach in attaining proficiency in IT, networking, and modern information security throughout the course of 24 intensive weeks. At Northwestern Boot Camps, you’ll be supported by a dedicated career services team of experienced professionals consisting of a Career Director and Career Material Advisor. Collectively, they will prepare you to be “employer competitive” through a series of career readiness milestones throughout the class.

    Education partner

    Northwestern University

    Cost information

    $11,995 - Currently, Northwestern alumni are eligible for a $500 scholarship toward tuition. We also offer early registration pricing and payment plans. Click "Get Started" for more details.

    Level

    Foundational

    Track

    Cybersecurity
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    Program duration

    24 weeks for Part-Time

    Hours per week

    10 hours of class, plus 20+ hours of outside work

    Available date

    June 8, 2021

    Key skills

    Networking (Packet Analysis, Wireshark), Systems (Windows and Linux Administration Techniques, Windows and Linux Hardening), Cybersecurity (Secure Network Design and Architecture, Risk Management, Cryptography, Vulnerability Assessment, Identity and Access Management, Cloud Security), Ethical Hacking and Penetration (Kali Linux, Metasploit, Hashcat, Burp Suite, Web Vulnerabilities and Security), Cybersecurity Careers (Digital Forensics Methods, Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Assessment, Security Operations and Analytics), Programming and Scripting (Bash Scripting, PowerShell Scripting)

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    Interested students must apply for this bootcamp, as it is not open enrollment. An initial phone interview with an admissions adviser is the first step in the process for program admission. Applicants who are recommended to move forward will take a required critical thinking and problem-solving assessment. After both application review and passing the academic assessment, qualified candidates will proceed to a final interview.

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    Interested students must apply for this bootcamp, as it is not open enrollment. An initial phone interview with an admissions adviser is the first step in the process for program admission. Applicants who are recommended to move forward will take a required critical thinking and problem-solving assessment. After both application review and passing the academic assessment, qualified candidates will proceed to a final interview.

    Northwestern Data Science and Visualization Boot Camp

    Northwestern Data Science and Visualization Boot Camp puts the student experience first, teaching you the knowledge and skills to conduct analytics on a wide array of real-world problems. Through an immersive remote classroom experience, students will dive into in-demand technologies like Intermediate Excel, Python, JavaScript (D3.js, Leaflet.js), HTML5/CSS, API Interactions, SQL, Tableau, Fundamental Statistics, Machine Learning, R, Git/GitHub, and more. Collaborating with your classmates and also working individually, you’ll take your new skills and put them to use on comprehensive projects. At Northwestern Boot Camps, you’ll be supported by a dedicated career services team of experienced professionals consisting of a Career Director and Career Material Advisor. Collectively, they will prepare you to be “employer competitive” through a series of career readiness milestones throughout the class.

    Education partner

    Northwestern University

    Cost information

    $11,995 - Currently, Northwestern alumni are eligible for a $500 scholarship toward tuition. We also offer early registration pricing and payment plans. Click "Get Started" for more details.

    Level

    Foundational

    Track

    Data & analytics
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    Program duration

    Part-Time for 24 weeks

    Hours per week

    10 hours of class, plus 20+ hours of outside work

    Available date

    June 14, 2021

    Key skills

    Intermediate Excel (Pivot Tables, VBA Scripting),  Fundamental Statistics (Modelling, Forecasting), Python Programming (Python 3, NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, API Interactions), Databases (MySQL, MongoDB, ETL), Front End Web Visualization (HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, Dashboarding, JavaScript Charting, D3.js, Geomapping with Leaflet.js), Business Intelligence Software (Tableau), Advanced Topics (Big Data Analytics with Hadoop, Machine Learning)

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    Interested students must apply for this bootcamp, as it is not open enrollment. An initial phone interview with an admissions adviser is the first step in the process for program admission. Applicants who are recommended to move forward will take a required critical thinking and problem-solving assessment. After both application review and passing the academic assessment, qualified candidates will proceed to a final interview.

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    Interested students must apply for this bootcamp, as it is not open enrollment. An initial phone interview with an admissions adviser is the first step in the process for program admission. Applicants who are recommended to move forward will take a required critical thinking and problem-solving assessment. After both application review and passing the academic assessment, qualified candidates will proceed to a final interview.

    Northwestern FinTech Boot Camp

    The field of finance is evolving. Financial services firms, insurance agencies, and investment banks are increasingly at the intersection of data and technology, harnessing programming, machine learning, Big Data, and blockchain to conduct business. You will obtain marketable skills, learning how these fundamental concepts are leveraged within financial fields from financial planning to hedge funds, as well as best practices for using these skills to add value to an organization. At Northwestern Boot Camps, you’ll be supported by a dedicated career services team of experienced professionals consisting of a Career Director and Career Material Advisor. Collectively, they will prepare you to be “employer competitive” through a series of career readiness milestones throughout the class.

    Education partner

    Northwestern University

    Cost information

    $11,995 - Currently, Northwestern alumni are eligible for a $500 scholarship toward tuition. We also offer early registration pricing and payment plans. Click "Get Started" for more details.

    Level

    Foundational

    Track

    Data & analytics
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    Program duration

    24 weeks for Part-Time

    Hours per week

    10 hours of class, plus 20+ hours of outside work

    Available date

    July 19, 2021

    Key skills

    Python programming, financial libraries, financial fundamentals, machine learning algorithms, Ethereum, blockchain, cryptocurrency, and more

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    Two-hour online assessment with Catalyte

    Career Advancement Experience provided by Catalyte

    Software Developer Apprenticeship

    Catalyte believes exceptional technology talent can come from unexpected places. The company delivers sustainable and diverse tech talent that powers transformational software engineering ‒ when, where and how it’s needed. With our proprietary Odyssey workforce development platform we find, develop and support a new talent pool of great software engineers. With development centers in Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Phoenix-Scottsdale, and Portland, Ore., Catalyte creates local, cost-effective, predictable, diverse and sustainable technology workforces to help companies meet their technology objectives today and into the future.

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    Education partner

    Catalyte

    Cost information

    Free

    Level

    Foundational

    Track

    Software development
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    Program duration

    26 weeks

    Hours per week

    40

    Available date

    Rolling, every 5 weeks

    Key skills

    React (JS), Spring (Java), PostgreSQL, Docker, Git

    Program prerequisites

    All applicants must:

    Be at least 18 years old

    Have computer proficiency and high-speed/broadband internet access

    Be a U.S. citizen or eligible to work in the U.S. for thirty continuous months from the first day of training. Catalyte does not offer visa assistance or sponsorship of any kind.

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    Two-hour online assessment with Catalyte

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    UIC Coding Bootcamp

    Learn the in-demand fullstack JavaScript skills you need to kick-start a fulfilling tech career. The UIC Coding Bootcamp curriculum is broken into three phases and is built to be hands-on and give you experience working with other developers. Our students receive career guidance every step of the way, from resume assistance to preparing students for successful physical and technical interviews. By the time you graduate, you'll have used what you learned to produce a portfolio of projects you can show employers. Choose between full- and part-time options, depending on your schedule.

    Education partner

    UIC Tech Bootcamps Logo

    Cost information

    $12,910 - UIC Alumni, employees and current students receive a $500 scholarship. Military personnel and Veterans receive a $2000 scholarship for inaugural cohorts.   

    Level

    Foundational

    Track

    Software development
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    Program duration

    12 weeks (Full-Time)

    26 weeks (Part-Time)

     

    Hours per week

    Full Time: 30 per week in class, 10-12 hours of homework per week. Part Time: 10 hours per week in class (evenings and Saturdays), 10-12 hours of homework per week

    Available date

    Begins August 2, 2021 - Apply by July 26 (Full-Time)

    Begins August 10, 2021 - Apply by August 3 (Part-Time)

    Key skills

    • Web Foundations: HTML, CSS — Animations, Flexbox, The Document Object Model (DOM), Text Editors
    • Front-End Development: Data Types & Expressions & Conditionals, Functions and Methods, Looping, Events and Event Listeners, AJAX, jQuery, Git, Github, Command Line
    • Back-End and Fullstack Development: Intro to Servers, Express, Databases & Database Design. SQL, Postgres, React, Deployment, Authentication

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    Courses are 100% Live Online.

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    UIC Cyber Bootcamp

    Gain the tools to land a job in one of the world’s highest-paying industries. Through the UIC Cyber Bootcamp powered by Fullstack, you’ll go from novice to cybersecurity professional — all in 26 weeks, part-time. You’ll learn the offensive and defensive cybersecurity skills the world’s top tech companies are looking for and receive professional development assistance: resume, networking, and interview guidance to jump-start a career in cybersecurity.

    Education partner

    UIC Tech Bootcamps Logo

    Cost information

    $12,910 - UIC Alumni, employees and current students receive a $500 scholarship. Military personnel and Veterans receive a $2000 scholarship for inaugural cohorts.

    Level

    Foundational

    Track

    Cybersecurity
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    Program duration

    26 weeks (Part-Time)

    Hours per week

    10 hours per week in class (evenings and Saturdays), 10-12 hours of homework per week

    Available date

    Begins August 9, 2021 - Apply by August 2 (Part-Time)

    Key skills

    • Foundations: Networking, Linux and Python Foundations • Security Essentials: Networking, Encoding, Data Transmission, Python for Security, Command Line Input • Red Team and Blue Team Fundamentals   

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    Classes are 100% Live Online.

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