This is a review on the online “Coding Bootcamp” from UCF. It really should be called “Web Development Bootcamp.” It says “Web Development” on their website https://bootcamp.ce.ucf.edu/coding/ but I did not see this page when signing up for the class. This program was a referral to me from a family member and I talked with a recruiter for the class over the phone. I told her what I was looking for (mostly interested in C++ or other low-level programming) but she did not make it clear that it was a web development program. After a little over a month with the six-month program and realizing the direction of it, I wrote a dissatisifed email to the program director asking to be removed with a refund and was told I was not within the 2-week cancellation period so nothing could be done for a refund. I dropped the course still and tried to salvage my investment by speaking with the Career Director to see if I could use their Career Services (helping you set up self-marketing and networking to find work) for IT in general and was told “as a matter of policy, I am unable to work with students who do not complete the program.” This was a complete waste of $10,000 which is especially crippling when I am still trying to even start a career.
If you are looking to start in web development and make web pages this may be a good choice for you. Personally it’s not what I wanted to do. The main reason for the low review is that the bootcamp staff seems to care more about taking your money and keeping it than they are concerned about helping you start a career. Now I have a $10,000 student debt and no job to pay it off. For this reason I will never recommend UCF’s programs to anyone.