Classroom Experience

What’s it like inside the classrooms of The Coding Boot Camp, The Data Science and Visualization Boot Camp, and The Cybersecurity Boot Camp at UC San Diego Extension? Our programs are intensive and immersive, combining compelling lectures with individual and collaborative team exercises. 

Strategic homework assignments give students hands-on practice on the lessons learned in class, allowing them to fine-tune their skills. We believe that applying your skills on projects is pivotal to mastering new material. In class, students not only receive a dynamic learning experience, they gain insight into a “day in the life” of a full-stack developer, data scientist or cybersecurity professional.

To provide extensive support, classes are held in an intimate setting with a low instructor to student ratio and dedicated TAs.

Having recently graduated, I can say that the boot camp assisted and played a role in fully transforming my outside interest in tech and innovation into a full-on career in the field. I had aspirations for a long time before taking the course, but it was ultimately the step that I NEEDED to take to advance myself.

-David, 2017 Grad

It’s the digital age—so everything you need for our programs can be done via laptop. This eliminates the need for extra expenses on books, and you’ll know that you are gaining applied knowledge by working directly in the systems you are learning. You’ll also simulate a professional work environment by solving real-world problems with your peers. Our programs are structured into three main groups:


Instructors lead class discussions and cover the history, background, and use of a new concept or technology.

Lab Work

You’ll put the curriculum into action, working individually and in teams to complete timed, in-class exercises and projects.

Portfolio Projects

Your portfolio is the culmination of all of your hard work—showing employers that you have the skills for the job. You’ll create a strong portfolio of projects that proves your knowledge across a vast array of technologies.

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