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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    Accelerated Computer Science Fundamentals Specialization

    Topics covered by this specialization include basic object-oriented programming, the analysis of asymptotic algorithmic run times, and the implementation of basic data structures including arrays, hash tables, linked lists, trees, heaps and graphs, as well as algorithms for traversals, rebalancing and shortest paths. This course is offered by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (via Coursera).

    Education partner

    Illinois Computer Science Grainger College of Engineering

    Cost information

    $237 for certificate ($399 for full-year access)

    Level

    Intermediate

    Track

    Software development
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    Program duration

    3 months

    Hours per week

    12 hours per week

    Available date

    Start Anytime

    Key skills

    Object-Oriented Programming, Data Structures, Arrays, Lists, Trees, Graphs, Algorithms, Run-Time Analysis

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    Register by September 21st through City Colleges of Chicago's website 

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    DiS Boot Camp

    City Colleges of Chicago offers an Apple DiS/Swift coding class to qualified applicants. Classes are based at Harold Washington College in the Loop, and Kennedy-King College in Englewood, providing both expert instruction and the equipment necessary for students to learn how to create apps for iPhone® and iPad®. The course uses the Develop in Swift Explorations curriculum designed by Apple. Once you’ve successfully completed this course, you may go on to take the next two levels in Apple’s coding curriculum pathway.

    Education partner

    City Colleges of Chicago

    Cost information

    $600 (payment plans are available)

    Level

    Foundational

    Track

    Software development
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    Program duration

    Eleven weeks

    Hours per week

    9 hours per week

    Available date

    September 22nd

    Key skills

    • Key computing concepts
    • The impact of computing and apps on society, the economy, and cultures 
    • The app design process

    Program prerequisites

    Open enrollment

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    Register by September 21st through City Colleges of Chicago's website 

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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

    Evening and Weekend Course: applications due January 10, 2021 (May 24 – September 3, 2021);

    Full-Time Course: applications due February 21, 2021 (April 5 – October 15, 2021) 

    Bootcamp Prep Course: applications due January 18, 2021 (Jan 18, 2021 – Feb 4, 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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    Graduate Certificate in Advanced Software Development

    The Certificate in Advanced Software Development program is designed for students seeking to enhance their skills as a software developer. The certificate requires completion of three graduate courses in topics such as software development, application development, software testing and maintenance, project management, and others. Students may apply credits earned in the certificate program toward a graduate degree.

    Education partner

    Illinois Institute of Technology

    Cost information

    Discounted to $1200 per course from $4725 per course for TechReady Illinois

    Level

    Advanced

    Track

    Software development
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    Program duration

    32 weeks

    Hours per week

    15

    Available date

    January 11 - if interested in an earlier start date, email [email protected]

    Program prerequisites

    Admission to a graduate certificate program is limited to those who qualify as non-degree graduate students who hold a bachelor's degree with a grade-point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or higher. The bachelor’s degree should be in information technology, computer science, or a related field, including having taken courses equivalent to those listed in the pre-requisites section.

    A GRE score is not required.

    Program courses

    Requires completion of three of six courses

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    Graduate Certificate in Distributed and Cloud Computing

    The Certificate in Distributed and Cloud Computing is intended for students who are interested in learning about distributed systems and how they are applied to real world problems, as well as how emerging cloud computing technologies can be used to implement some of the world’s most popular services and applications.

    Education partner

    Illinois Institute of Technology

    Cost information

    Discounted to $1200 per course from $4725 per course for TechReady Illinois

    Level

    Intermediate

    Track

    Cloud computing
    Software development
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    Program duration

    32 weeks

    Hours per week

    15 hours per week

    Available date

    January 11 - if interested in an earlier start date, email [email protected]

    Program prerequisites

    Admission to a graduate certificate program is limited to those who qualify as non-degree graduate students who hold a bachelor's degree with a grade-point average of 2.5/4.0 or higher.

    Prerequisite courses are listed where they apply.

    A GRE score is not required.

    Program courses

    Students must complete three of five courses to receive the certificate

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    Graduate Certificate in Software Engineering

    The Certificate in Software Engineering is intended for students who want to increase their knowledge and skills in software design, development, and maintenance.

    Education partner

    Illinois Institute of Technology

    Cost information

    Discounted to $1200 per course from $4725 per course for TechReady Illinois

    Level

    Advanced

    Track

    Software development
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    Program duration

    32 weeks

    Hours per week

    15

    Available date

    January 11 - if interested in an earlier start date, email [email protected]

    Program prerequisites

    Admission to a graduate certificate program is limited to those who qualify as non-degree graduate students who hold a bachelor's degree with a grade-point average of 2.5/4.0 or higher.

    A GRE score is not required.

    Program courses

    This requires the completion of three courses:

    • CS 487 Software Engineering I
    • CS 521 Object-Oriented Analysis and Design
    • CS 587 Software Engineering Management
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    Introduction to Python 3 Programming

    This course will show you how to create basic programming structures including decisions and loops. Then you will move on to more advanced topics such as object-oriented programming with classes and exceptions. In addition, you will explore unique Python data structures such as tuples and dictionaries. You will even learn how to create Python programs with graphic elements that range from simple circles and squares to graphical user interface (GUI) objects like buttons and labels.

    Education partner

    University of Illinois Springfield

    Cost information

    $115

    Level

    Foundational

    Track

    Software development
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    Program duration

    6 weeks

    Hours per week

    4

    Available date

    Instructor-Led: December 9, January 13, and February 10 Self-Paced: Start Anytime

    Key skills

    Python

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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 

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    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 

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    Two-hour online assessment with Catalyte

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    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

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    Two-hour online assessment with Catalyte

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