Coding bootcamps are intensive, accelerated, technical training programs that teach students from all backgrounds and experience levels how to develop websites, apps, and software 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 fulltime and parttime bootcamps.
What makes the Deep Dive Coding Bootcamps unique?
We offer a variety of modern web programming and software development bootcamps. You’ll learn the fundamentals of modern web development and learn to code and build sites and apps so you can get a great job or build those apps you’ve been thinking about. Each bootcamp teaches different skills, but they’re all focused on teaching you in-demand skills when it comes to web and 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 Coding Bootcamps are a much better value than the national average cost of $11,450 for coding bootcamps.
What will I need for the 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. Beyond that, you’ll need to be ready to be immersed in the science and art of web development and programming.
Will I receive a certificate after I complete the bootcamp?
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 you work to show to a potential employer.
Will I receive college credit for my class?
No, this is a non-credit program. However, certificates are awarded for successful completion and with your certificate you can received credit for prior learning from CNM’s School of Business and Information Technology. Visit the bootcamp pages to learn more information.
How often is the curriculum updated?
New trends and technologies are always changing, and we want to make sure that you’re always learning the latest, relevant information. All our bootcamps are improved from one class to the next.
What is the instructor to student ratio?
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.
Am I guaranteed a job?
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 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 getting a job after bootcamp.
So what’s the job market really like for programmers?
Software development/web development/programming jobs are projected to grow at about a over the coming decade, which is much faster than overall job growth. According to employers and recruiters we talk to and survey in Albuquerque and elsewhere. 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.
What are typical salaries for an entry-level programmer?
We keep track of salary levels for both Albuquerque and nationally. Learn more.
Do you provide help finding a job?
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.
Am I too old or too young to be a Deep Dive Coder?
We seriously doubt it. We would like you to be at least out of high school because you won’t have enough hours in the day to attend both high school and our program at the same time. While it may currently be true that techies’ ages often skew to the younger side, more and more employers are realizing that a mix of age, ability, energy and experience make great teams. Learn more.
What can I do to prepare for the Deep Dive Coding Bootcamp? Is there required prework?
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.
Can I attend Deep Dive Coding Bootcamp if I already attend CNM or UNM?
The full-time bootcamp schedule is all day Monday through Thursday and 1⁄2 day on 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.
Can the class be cancelled because of low enrollment?
While not expected and it hasn’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. As per CNM policy, if you pay with a check or money order you must provide your Social Security Number to get a check refund.
How do I register?
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. You’ll receive a 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.
Is there a test required to get in?
No, 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.
Can I use my financial aid to pay for the bootcamp, or are scholarships available?
Unfortunately, no. Non-credit programs are not eligible for financial aid, Pell grants, or scholarships. We do, however, partner with several organizations that can help offset some of all of the cost of tuition and/or other expenses for those students who qualify. Learn more.
Are any discounts available?
No, not at this time.
Are funding resources available if I’m unemployed or was laid off?
You may be eligible for assistance, especially if you are a New Mexico resident. Learn more.
Are any other funding resources available?
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.
Can I come see the facility before I enroll?
If you would like to see our facility, please contact us to arrange a visit.
Can students get bus passes?
Yes, Deep Dive Coding Bootcamp students can get bus passes. Learn more.
Is parking available for students?
Yes, students will receive free parking passes for the duration of the class. Learn more.