Benefits Of Coding Bootcamps

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Many people believe that college is the only option after high school to obtain a higher education. However, there has been an increased number of alternatives in the recent years. Alternative college programs, such as coding bootcamps, better emphasize the important aspects of an education than colleges by having lower costs, lower time commitment, and more hands-on experience, and by allowing students to get a head start on career options. Although bootcamps may have many advantages over college, coding bootcamps only offer a degree in one area of study. Therefore these bootcamps are specifically for people who are interested in coding, not any other degree.
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The length of one bootcamp class is typically eight to twelve weeks, in which beginners in coding become experts. The time commitment for college is much longer than eight to twelve weeks. For instance, "Associate degrees typically take two years, while a bachelor’s degree in computer science takes four or more years" (Shawn Drost and Michele Farquharson). This reveals that bootcamps waste no time in teaching their students and as soon as they are finished they channel them back out into the workforce. The main reason a person goes to college is because they want to earn a degree to be able to obtain a job. However, they do not actually start working for four or more years, while bootcamp students can start working in 8 to 12 weeks. The downside to this is that bootcamps are not offered for every discipline, which means these coding bootcamps are not for everyone. Another way bootcamps save students time is by offering the courses online so students are able to fit it into their schedule. This saves them time because the students would not need to travel to and from the bootcamp center or change their normal schedules to conform with the bootcamps. By not demanding as much time as colleges, bootcamps better emphasize the fact that receiving an education does not require four plus years of a person 's …show more content…
In a typical class at a bootcamp center, students normally work in groups or individually on a coding project, through which the instructors give them practical instructions. On the other hand, the instruction format in colleges is "Lecture-based with some hands- on programming" (Shawn Drost and Michele Farquharson). This indicates that bootcamps help develop career skills. Those who are visual learners benefit from bootcamps because hands-on experience allows them to see what they are learning as it is being taught. Although there is a lot of information to learn in a short period of time, the hands-on experience helps students retain and quickly learn this information. They are not just looking at it in a textbook, but are actively doing it each day. For example, a person who plays soccer everyday, would not step onto the field one day and forget how to play. Therefore, the hands-on experience better emphasizes the important quality of preparing students for their

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