Most frequent questions and answers

Coding bootcamps are intensive, accelerated, technical training programs that teach students from all backgrounds and experience levels how to develop websites, apps, software, data science models, IoT devices, and digital media products with the biggest impact and relevance to current market needs. Coding bootcamps are designed for speed and high-impact in a project based learning environment. Students graduate from coding bootcamps with a portfolio, an online presence, and the confidence and skills necessary for a new tech career.

We offer a variety of fulltime and part time technology  bootcamps.  Each bootcamp teaches different skills, but they’re all focused on teaching you in-demand skills when it comes to software development. We’ll help you prepare for a job as a developer and work with our extensive network in Albuquerque or wherever you may want to launch your coding career. Being associated with Central New Mexico Community College allows us to offer resources to our students, such as professional development and coaching, that may not be offered by other coding bootcamps. Plus, Deep Dive is a much better value than the national average cost of $13,584 for coding bootcamps.

Your desire to become a programmer; your hard work and enthusiasm; and your eagerness to learn in pairs and as part of a team. You will need a laptop with an up-to-date operating system and some basic skills. Reliable internet access is also required. Beyond that, you’ll need to be ready to be immersed in the science and art of technology.

After successful completion of a bootcamp, you will receive a certificate of completion from CNM Ingenuity. As a non-credit program, your certificate of completion is not a degree. However, it is documentation you can show employers to let them know that you have successfully completed the bootcamp and have the skills to do the job. You’ll also receive a digital credential, issued using blockchain technology. Deep Dive Coding is one of the first training programs in the country, and the first in New Mexico, to offer these digital credentials. More importantly, you’ll leave with a portfolio of your work to show to a potential employer.

No, this is a non-credit program. However, certificates are awarded for successful completion and with your certificate you can receive credit for prior learning from CNM’s School of Business and Information Technology. Learn more here about non-credit to credit options.

New trends and technologies are always changing, and we want to make sure that you’re always learning the latest, most relevant information. We do our best to always upgrade to the latest, stable versions of technology tools. All of our bootcamps are improved from one cohort to the next, and updated at least on a quarterly basis. 

The instructor to student ratio is low for all our bootcamps, to make sure our students get plenty of personal assistance, as well as different perspectives from various instructor backgrounds.

Your hard work and coding skills gained through the bootcamps will best determine the jobs you’re offered once you graduate; of course, coders are in high demand here in Albuquerque and elsewhere, so your prospects will be great and we’ll do everything we can to promote you. As a graduate, you’ll be ultimately responsible for finding the job that’s right for you, whether as an employee or as a contractor if you decide to start your own software development company as many of our graduates have done. During your program we’ll actively promote you to our partner employers and through our extensive networks, to make sure lots of people know about you and your hacktastic skills. We are in constant touch with companies who are eager, sometimes even rather desperate to hire programmers. Since ultimately you will be the one persuading employers to hire you, you’ll also need to develop your professional, personal and digital brands, and we’ll help you there as well. Learn more about outcomes you can expect after bootcamp.

Software development, web development, IoT, data science, and digital media jobs are projected to grow over the coming decade, at a rate that is much faster than overall job growth. Through our ongoing conversations, we find many of Albuquerque’s top companies are planning to hire more programmers, including entry-level coders, for the foreseeable future. Other cities are equally short of programmers to fill available jobs. learn more about getting a job after bootcamp.

In the end it’s up to you to sell yourself to an employer, but we’ll help and prepare you as much as we can. We bring in guest speakers who give our students great advice and will share their experience about how they got started in the industry. We also host an employer demo day during the last week of the bootcamp, where we invite employers to come meet our students and to see a demo of the capstone projects. We are often informed about job opportunities, which we share with current and past students. We also provide career coaching, and work with you to plan your career goals. Finally, we encourage entrepreneurship in all CNM Ingenuity programs, and we can connect you with resources to start your own business if you’ve got an interest in doing so.

There is no age limit for our bootcamps, however we’re preparing individuals for the workforce and the bootcamp schedules don’t work with typical school summer breaks, so a high school diploma or equivalent is recommended. The average age of our graduates is 33, and we’ve had students ages 17-67. We meet everyone from recent high school graduates, to career changers, to seasoned tech veterans who want to update their skills. As long as you love technology, are proficient with a computer, have the passion to commit to becoming a developer, and plan to get a tech job, (or make some other great use of your new skills), you’ll fit right in at Deep Dive.

Each student is required to complete prework before starting each bootcamp. We will send you the prework instructions for the bootcamp you choose. The sooner you start and the more time you spend on your prework, the more prepared you’ll be for the start of the bootcamp.
The full-time bootcamp schedule is all day Monday through Friday for 10-12 weeks, so you can’t participate at the same time as your CNM or UNM classes unless you attend a parttime bootcamp. Learn more.
While not expected and it asn’t happened yet, in the case of low enrollment the course may be rescheduled. If the class is not rescheduled within 2 weeks of the original planned start date, tuition will be refunded (or you may request a transfer to a later course). If we have to cancel your course, you can request a full refund of your tuition or transfer to another course of your choice, space permitting. If this happens, we will notify you at least two weeks before the class is scheduled to begin.
Start by filling out an online application. There is no obligation if you apply, it’s just the first step for us to get to know you. We’ll contact you to discuss your application and to make sure you’re a good fit for the bootcamp. If you’re accepted, we’ll discuss how and when you plan to pay your deposit/tuition or whether you’re working with one of our funding partners. You’ll receive an online registration form to review, fill out, sign and return. Once we have that, you’ll be contacted by the CNM Cashier’s Office to initiate your payment. Please note that the registration form contains lots of information on mutual expectations for you and for us, so read it carefully and ask if you have any questions. It’s a blueprint for having a fun, successful bootcamp for all participants.
Not always, but a conversation with us will be required to make sure you have good computer skills, have the right attitude to succeed in an intensive program, and that you understand what you’re getting yourself into. We’ll set up a time to have that conversation after you apply. An assessment is required for the Data Science bootcamp.

Unfortunately, no. Non-credit programs are not eligible for financial aid, Pell grants, or traditional CNM scholarships. We do, however, partner with several organizations that can help offset some or all of the cost of tuition and/or other expenses for those students who qualify. Learn more.

Deep Dive alumni may qualify for a discount on a second bootcamp or course. Contact us to learn more.

You may be eligible for assistance, especially if you are a New Mexico resident. Learn more.

There are a lot of resources available to help cover some or all of the tuition and/or other expenses, especially if you’re currently living in a low income household. Learn more.

If you would like to see our facility, please contact us to arrange a visit.

Yes, Deep Dive Coding Bootcamp students can get free bus passes. 

Yes, students will receive free parking passes for the duration of the class. 

Deep Dive Coding does not specifically offer any training for K-12 students. However, we do offer periodic events and there are also many community resources available. Below you will find a list of organizations and programs available to youth in the Albuquerque area.

Local resources for children for learning how to code:

  • Be Greater Than Average
    Engineering, robotics, and other STEAM summer camps for kids.
  • Cultivating Coders
    Bringing coding opportunities to inner-city neighborhoods, Native American reservations and isolated rural communities.
  • Girls Who Code
    Code Clubs for girls grades 6-12.
  • Open Source Kids
    Teaches computer science, electronics, and robotics to kids in New Mexico.
  • Parent’s College
    Math and coding workshops for the entire family.
  • Coder Dojo
    CoderDojo is a global volunteer-led community of free programming workshops for young people between 7 and 17.

Every December during Computer Science Education Week, Deep Dive Coding in partnernship with the CNM College of Business and Information Technology host Hour of Code events at many different CNM locations. This is a great introduction to coding for children. Check out the Deep Dive Coding website in November for more information.

Since the STEMulus Center is quite small and classes are in session M-F from 8am-5pm we are unable to conduct tours/field trips for large groups. Instead we encourage you to check out Demo Day rehearsal presentations. These occur 1 week before our students complete the course and its an opportunity to see the projects that students have been working on for the previous 10-12 weeks. Space is limited so please contact us for more information.

Deep Dive tuition increases go into effect on 7/1/2024. Programs beginning on or after 7/1/2024 will reflect updated tuition pricing. Click “Tuition Increase” to learn more.  


Deep Dive tuition increases go into effect on 7/1/2024. Programs beginning on or after 7/1/2024 will reflect updated tuition pricing. Review those increases here.  

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