It's no secret that Utah is a growing tech hub that has no plans of slowing down. With tech companies popping up on a regular basis in cities like Provo, Lehi, and Salt Lake, there is no shortage of jobs. Some of the hottest tech jobs in Utah currently are web development, app development, and of course digital marketing. The best part? There is no shortage of jobs in these fields.
So this means colleges are getting slammed with people wanting to get a tech-related degree to snag one of these jobs right? Not really. In fact, more and more Utah residents are saying no to the expensive $20,000+ university tuition and joining what are commonly known as "bootcamps".
Typically these bootcamps are after hour programs, allowing those taking the course to keep their day job or go to college. However, some do offer "full-time" training, meaning you are learning all day on a 9am-5pm schedule. These courses range anywhere from 6 weeks to 12 weeks. The deal gets even sweeter when you find that graduates of these bootcamps are landing the same jobs as 4-year graduates from major universities. Not a bad deal.
So what options are there? Let's take a look at some of the hottest tech bootcamps in Utah.
DevMountain offers both after hours and full-time courses in Provo and Salt lake City. You have the option of learning web development or iOS development. Students are expected to commit 40+ hours a week for the full-time class and 20-30 hours for the after hours course. Tuition costs for the 12-week courses range between $3,900-$7,900 depending on the course.
Learn more at DevMounta.in
Market Campus is the first of it's kind. Rather than coding, the bootcamp focuses 100% on digital marketing. The 9-week after hours course is located in downtown Provo and offers in depth digital marketing training from industry experts. Tuition for the course is $2,300. Whether you are looking to land a job with an agency (which Market Campus will help with) or learn marketing for your own websites, Market Campus will teach you everything you need to dominate online.
Learn more at MarketCampus.com
DevPoint Labs, located in Salt Lake City, is an 11-week coding and entrepreneur course. Currently the only course available is a full-time web development course. However, there will soon be courses available teaching front-end development as well as iOS development. The program offers a mix of lectures, group projects, and hackathons. Tuition for the 11-week web development course is $8,500.
Coding Campus, located in downtown Provo, offers both full-time and part-time courses that teach web development. Their full-time course is 9 weeks long and their after hours course is 18 weeks long. Both courses are available either in-person or online. Tuition is $7,000 regardless of whether you are taking the course full-time or after hours.
Learn more at CodingCamp.us