7 Austin Coding Bootcamps and Schools You Should Know

Kelly O'Halloran
February 3, 2020
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Software programming is all the rage. But for those of us who don’t have a four-year computer science degree in our back pocket, finding an entry point into the field is nigh-on impossible.

Thanks to coding bootcamps, individuals with a burning desire to become developers can lean on three- to six-month courses as opposed to full-blown CS programs. While bootcamps throughout the country have earned their fair share of criticism, their educational model has powered on, proving itself a nice alternate to a modern CS education.

Austin Coding Bootcamps to Know

  • The Coding Boot Camp at UT Austin
  • General Assembly
  • Hack Reactor
  • Austin Coding Academy
  • Galvanize
  • Austin Community College

If you’re interested in joining the field, here are seven Austin coding bootcamps and schools to check out.


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Flatiron School

Duration: 5 months full-time and 10 months part-time

Price: $15,000

Flatiron School’s online coding bootcamp covers a broad range of core topics related to software engineering. Throughout the course of the program, students will learn the fundamentals of HTML5 and CSS, Ruby, JavaScript, SQL, Sinatra, React, Redux and more. Upon completion of the course, students are individually paired with a career coach, who helps them build their job search portfolio and develop strong interview skills. 


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Duration: 12 weeks full-time and 24 weeks part-time

Price: $10,000

The first coding school to be backed by an accredited university in Texas, The Coding Boot Camp at UT Austin has two on-site programs available. For those who can commit full time, the 12-week course meets Mondays through Fridays from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Its 24-week, part-time program meets on two week nights from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Both formats follow the same curriculum, building skills in JavaScript, browser-based technologies, development, PHP, databases, server side development and quality assurance.


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Duration: 12 weeks, full time, online courses available

Price: $13,950

General Assembly offers a variety of courses available online and in person with part- and full-time options. Its full-time, 12-week, immersive web development program begins with programming fundamentals and the basics of computing, networks and data structures. From there, students learn the basics of product development, front-end web development, back-end web development and how to collaborate on software programming within a team setting.


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Duration: 12 weeks, full time with remote options available

Price: $17,980

Although the time spent on site for Hack Reactor’s immersive program is set at 12 weeks, Hack Reactor offers a 60- to 90-hour prep course that students take individually to build the necessary foundations before applying to the bootcamp. Once accepted into Hack Reactor’s program, students gain access to a self-study pre-course that’s about 80 hours of material, covering HTML, CSS and JavaScript. The 12-week program then reviews fundamentals of CS, full stack JavaScript, how to design an application from scratch and ends with job search prep.


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Duration: 10 weeks

Price: $2,990 per course

Austin Coding Academy offers introductory, intermediate and advanced level courses with a 10:1 student/instructor ratio, as well as remote options. Scheduled twice a week in the evenings, the classes include Intro to Web, JavaScript Full Stack (intermediate and advanced), C# and .NET Full Stack (intermediate and advanced), and Web Design (intermediate and advanced). Courses provide students the opportunity to build problem-solving apps, gain dev team experience, enhance their presentation and critical thinking skills, learn new languages quickly and work in professional processes modeled by real dev teams.


galvanize austin
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Duration: 24 weeks, full-time

Price: $17,850

Galvanize’s web development curriculum is spread across four quarters. Throughout the program, students will build their own client-side app using an agile workflow, collaborate with a team on server-side applications and construct a single-page application that is both client- and server-side. Students will also learn how to calculate the Big-O notation of functions and how to prep for a live skills technical interview.


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Duration: 24 weeks, part-time

Price: $7,200

Austin Community College’s Web Software Developer Bootcamp covers HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Node.js, Express.js, MongoDB, React.js, SQL, React.js., and Git, among other languages. Throughout the course, students work on real-life projects, build web apps from scratch and learn code management skills, version management, and testing and deployment processes. The course is offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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