How to become a coder when you have a full-time job

Written by Sarah Kuta

These days, it feels like everyone has some form of a “side gig,” a money-making project or job they pursue outside of their normal 9-to-5 work week.

But instead of a side hustle that brought in a few dollars here and there, what if you focused your extra time and attention on making plans for the long run through a Beginner Part-Time Coding Bootcamp?

If you’re curious about how to become a coder when you already have a full-time job, here’s what you need to know.

You don’t have to quit your job

You might assume that in order to go back to school and switch careers, you need to first quit your day job. Not so fast.

You can keep your job and revolutionize your resume all at the same time. We offer an online part-time coding bootcamp through Tech Elevator that will turn you into a full-stack software engineer in just 30 weeks.

Plus, we offer some pretty unique financial options if you’re worried about money. You can pay your tuition up front, apply for a scholarship, or pay no tuition until you get a higher-paying job later through an Income Share Agreement. It’s an investment, but one that will pay for itself many times over after you start your new job in software engineering.

You won’t miss being in a classroom

We get it — you’re busy. That’s why we designed a part-time, fully remote, live online coding bootcamp.

If the words “fully remote” conjure up images of badly produced recorded videos of lecturers in an empty classroom, don’t fret. That’s so not what we’re about. In our virtual classroom, you’ll follow along from the comfort of your home and interact with our world-class faculty and your peers on a regular basis.

You won’t have to pay for parking, tolls, gas, going out for lunch, or new clothes — you can learn JavaScript right from your living room or home office, or wherever you can get online.

The schedule is flexible

Plan on spending approximately 19 hours per week in class and working on your own time. This includes 12 hours of in-class time and approximately 7 hours of self-study and projects. Your instructors and the rest of our team are here to support you every step of the way.

You’ll complete the program in 30 weeks, which really flies by once you get started working on growing your knowledge and diving into projects with your classmates.

We’ll help you find a new job

Chances are, you’re looking for new career opportunities in software engineering. You don’t have to go it alone.

The program includes a week with our dedicated Career Services team, a group of industry pros who will help you become more confident during job interviews, build your online brand and portfolio, and teach you how to negotiate for higher pay and better benefits.

On top of that, through our extensive network of partners and graduates, you’ll get unparalleled access to people who work at companies around the globe. And if you love the company you work for today and don’t plan on leaving, you’ll still be able to leverage your new software engineering skillset into a promotion or a new position.

You don’t need any coding experience to get started

This beginner program does not require any coding experience. Learn more about the part-time program to get started!

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Not sure if a bootcamp is your next step? Sign up for an info session or schedule a 1:1 Q&A with an advisor to learn about our programming.