Is Coding Temple The Right Fit For Me?
Entering a coding bootcamp is intensive which is why it’s important to ensure that the one you choose is the right fit for you. You’ve decided that you want to join a coding bootcamp because you want to learn to code or maybe you’re making a career change. Whatever the reason may be, the next step is finding which one is the best fit for you. How do you know which coding bootcamp to choose though? We recommend taking a tour of the campus and coming prepared with questions before finalizing. Unsure of what you should be asking? We’ve got you covered.
Here are some important questions you should ask:
What is the day-to-day work environment like?
Our students usually get in around 9am and will spend the majority of the morning in class learning the topic of the week. Around noon, they’ll go on break for lunch where they’ll spend about an hour grabbing food together, playing a game of ping pong, watching TV, or just relaxing. Afterwards, they’ll go back to class where the instructors will continue covering the lesson and answering questions. Our students are free to leave for the day once they feel that they’ve got the hang of things but most, if not all, of our students tend to stick around.
What is the class size like?
At Coding Temple we keep classes small for one main reason; our students. Our student’s individual needs are our #1 priority and we want to ensure that they are walking out each day having a clear understanding the topic of the day/week. We have found that capping our classes at a 5:1 student to teacher ratio insures individualized attention. Everyone learns at a different pace and if you’re in a room full of 20+ of your peers it is easy to get lost in the chaos.
All work and no play?
All work and no play?! Never. Completing a coding bootcamp in 10 weeks is rigorous and while it’s important that you’ve attained all the knowledge, it’s also important to give your brain a break. At Coding Temple our students often take breaks by grabbing a snack, playing a game of ping pong, watching TV, or relaxing on our gigantic bean bag!
Is it a traditional classroom setting?
It is similar to a traditional classroom setting but our students are free to step out of the classroom if they feel the need to take a break or clear their head.
Can I reach my instructor outside of class if I feel that I’m struggling?
We want to ensure that our students are comprehending the course material which is why classes are only Monday-Thursday and we host office hours on Fridays. Office hours are provided so that the students can come in to get individualized attention and help with any questions they may have from the lessons taught in the week prior.
Is the bootcamp full or part time and is it offline/online?
At Coding Temple, we offer full time and part time courses both during the day and the evening. Coding Temple remains an offline hands-on bootcamp. We believe this is the only way to achieve individualized attention, hands-on training and peer programming all while building an individualized portfolio.
What happens after I complete the bootcamp?
Students that complete the 10-week intensive program will walk away with a portfolio. The portfolio will contain multiple projects along with a capstone application which they will present to future employers.
What do I receive upon graduating?
Our main priority is our students and we want to see every single one of our students succeed in their career path. Full career resources are provided for students until they have received a job position. We help students by providing job guidance, resume editing, mock interviews, and mentorship. After we have helped place our students in their new roles, we maintain contact with our alumni to check in on how they’re doing and send along any new opportunities.
Hopefully you’re feeling a little more prepared to start your coding bootcamp journey, and we hope you have a better understanding of what we’re all about at Coding Temple. Interested in taking a tour of our campus? Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at (773) 328-8471. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have!