In partnership with ThriveDX, the College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPaCE) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) offers a Software Development Bootcamp to transform learners with little or no experience into ready-to-hire developers in less than one year. This comprehensive curriculum teaches the most updated skills, provides hands-on experience that employers look for, and is taught by instructors who are leading professionals in the industry.
Learners utilize cutting-edge materials to practice real-world scenarios and develop the critical thinking necessary to succeed as coders or software developers. The immersive learning environment is designed for learners with a non-technical background to gain hands-on experience that can qualify them for entry-level positions.
No previous experience in software development or coding is necessary. Learners can start from scratch, learn the basics, and progress to in-depth training topics. At the end of each program, ThriveDX provides comprehensive Career Services for assistance in job and internship placements. Upon completion of the program, graduates could be eligible to pursue many different roles in the tech industry, including Software Developer, Software Engineer, MERN Stack Developer, Front-End Developer, Web Developer, Application Engineer, Software Programmer, Python Developer, and Back-End Developer.
This program is presented in partnership with a third-party provider and is not taught by California State University, Long Beach faculty. The course is not offered for academic credit and is not degree-eligible.
Web Accessibility Best Practices
User Interface Design
Agile Software Methodology
Node.js and Express
API Best Practices
React Web Applications
SQL and NoSQL
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Learners of any professional background who have a strong affinity for technical solutions
Those who enjoy aspects of conceptual and visual design
People who enjoy puzzles
Learners must pass all courses with a 70% or better (with the opportunity to re-submit projects along the way).
Before enrolling, students should have:
A reliable machine that is less than 10 years old
A typing speed of 30 WPM or better
Basic knowledge of using computers
Knowledge of basic math including algebra
SQL and Databases
Statistics and Probability
Advanced SQL Programming
Frequently Asked Questions
The Software Development Bootcamp offers live, virtual classroom sessions led by expert instructors.
Yes. Our Software Development Bootcamp is provided on a virtual platform where learners participate in live classroom and Q&A sessions.
Courses begin on a rolling basis.
There are no certifications or prerequisites required to enroll. We welcome all professional backgrounds.
The Software Development Bootcamp is 400 in-class hours, including the 30-hour Introductory Course.
This is a non-credit, certificate-based program and cannot be applied to other degree programs.
Tuition is $15,820 for the Software Development Bootcamp, not including the $180 for the Introductory Course. Program costs, fees, and deposits may be subject to change.
No. This program is designed for anyone committed to life-long learning, whether you’re currently pursuing a degree or looking for ways to add to your professional credentials.
This program was designed for working professionals with flexible evening and weekend course schedules available.
ThriveDX is our valued partner in innovative continuing education. Their digital, professional training brings more than two decades of world-renowned knowledge transfer expertise directly to our learners.