Code Platoon is a unique coding bootcamp unlike any other we’ve seen before. Based in downtown Chicago, Code Platoon is a coding bootcamp that is exclusive to the military, veterans, and military spouses and their families. Code Platoon is a non-profit that is dedicated to the education of our United States Military forces and their families. Through the help of generous donors and partnerships with major tech initiatives and firms, Code Platoon is able to provide coding education to thousands of US troops and their loved ones. If you or a loved one are a proud member of the United States Military services and are looking to make a career change and learn the practical skills of the tech industry, look no further than Code Platoon.
The web development program at Code Platoon lasts for 14 weeks at a time. Code Platoon’s remote program is also on the same schedule.
Upon graduation from the program, all students are eligible for a 3 to 6 month programming internship with Code Platoon’s corporate sponsors. This is a major perk that not all coding bootcamps offer. In addition to this opportunity, Code Platoon offers an exclusive network of alumni that have gone on to obtain jobs at major tech companies across the globe. Graduates of Code Platoon’s program have reported a median salary of $65,000 within 6 months of graduation and a salary of over $100,000 within 2 years of graduation.
Code Platoon’s goal is to reduce their tuition to almost nothing to avoid placing a financial burden on anyone that wishes to join the bootcamp’s ranks. Regular tuition for the Chicago campus program is $15,500. The median scholarship amount that attendees of Code Platoon usually earn is $12,500. Thus, the total out of pocket cost for most Code Platoon attendees is only $3,000. Additionally, Code Platoon offers a variety of specific in house scholarships. Opportunities include the CP Veteran and Military spouse scholarship which covers up to $12,500 of tuition, a Women in Technology Full Scholarship which covers the entire cost of tuition for one female veteran per cohort, a Transgender Veteran Scholarship which covers the entire cost of one transgender veteran per cohort, and a Remote Attendance scholarship which covers the entire remote learning tuition cost for two veterans and one military spouse per cohort. Code Platoon are also partnered with the NMFA (National Military Family Association) to offer additional partial scholarships to attendees of both the Chicago and Remote programs. Code Platoon also proudly accepts the GI Bill.