Bov Academy

of Programming and Futuristic Engineering

Advanced

A Comprehensive and Rewarding Web Programming Education: For new and inexperienced programmers, and bootcamp and MOOC graduates with fewer than 3 years of experience

Change your career: Become an Advanced web programmer, earn a starting salary over $80K, AFS Advanced Fullstack (AFS) developer graduates can expect to make over $80K, and Advanced Frontend (AFE) developer graduates can expect to make over $70K. Advanced Fullstack Developer (AFS) and receive a $3,000 graduation bonus. info_outline Graduates from the Advanced frontend and fullstack career paths who pay with the standard payment option will get a $3,000 bonus upon Bov Academy placing the graduate in a job after graduation. We reward you handsomely for graduating from our program. Graduation Bonus

Jake Tom
Jake Tom

Advanced Frontend Developer, first Cohort — February 2017

I have been teaching myself programming for more than a year before signing up. Two months in Bov Academy and I feel we've covered a lot that I had missed — absolutely looking forward to the rest.

Bobby Stewart
Bobby Stewart

Advanced Frontend Developer, first Cohort — February 2017

The Bov Academy program takes "no stone left unturned" approach that clearly outlines, guides, and tests its students patiently through a curriculum that distills down and merges the concepts from a CS program that are most relevant to programming and web development.

Rochell Langam
Rochell Langam

Advanced Frontend Developer, first Cohort — February 2017

I think one can compare Bov Academy to a gem. It's a multi-faceted program because it goes beyond teaching students how to code. Overall, I feel that Bov Academy truly focuses on a student's growth and avoids "mass-producing" developers that one might see in other schools.

Nikia Shaw
Nikia Shaw

Advanced Frontend Developer, first Cohort — February 2017

Bov Academy is the most in-depth, comprehensive program I have ever been a part of — it's like every facet of learning is covered. I need to know all the parts and pieces and how they fit together, which is why I've felt so lost floundering around on my own trying to figure out what to learn next. Bov Academy takes care of all of that.

Nathan Plummer
Nathan Plummer

Advanced Frontend Developer, first Cohort — February 2017

Gaining knowledge is power. Sharing knowledge is divine. Learn, grow, and change the world at Bov Academy.

Jing Ran
Jing Ran

Advanced Frontend Developer, first Cohort — February 2017

Bov Academy proves that as long as I have passion, enough perseverance and determination, it's never too late to become a programmer.

Imanuel Gittens
Imanuel Gittens

Advanced Frontend Developer, first Cohort — February 2017

I signed up for the Bov Academy program early and it was one of the best investments I've ever made. I learned more in the first 6 months than I did in over a year of regular online courses and I continue to learn and practice every day. When I'm finished with this program, I hope to be able to build the front and back end of any web application to work exactly how I want. No more relying on content management systems! :)

Sam Chittenden
Sam Chittenden

Advanced Frontend Developer, first Cohort — February 2017

I can't say enough good things about the Bov Academy program. The quality of the instruction, the attention to detail, and its unique, multi-faceted educational model have far exceeded my expectations. The program, coupled with the dedicated, compassionate, and passionate staff is truly fantastic. I expect to look back on my time at Bov Academy as a pivot point in my life.

Joseph Matembu
Joseph Matembu

Advanced Frontend Developer, first Cohort — February 2017

I like the real world projects at the end of the comprehensive and in-depth course chapters. These projects have significantly improved my skills and confidence. After graduation, I want to contribute my new ninja skills to non-profit and open-source projects that improve humanity.

Melissa Miller
Melissa Miller

Advanced Frontend Developer, first Cohort — February 2017

Since I have been part of the first Bov Academy cohort, I have gained an incredible amount of confidence in what I am able to do as a programmer, even though I am still at the beginning of my long journey. As someone without any prior experience or related education, being confident when it comes to topics that were previously intimidating has been priceless. I am now confident that with time and patience, I will learn anything I need to in order to make my dream career a reality.

Carlos Coves Prieto
Carlos Coves Prieto

Advanced Frontend Developer, first Cohort — February 2017

Bov Academy has led me to master my frontend skills like I would have never thought, and we just covered the basics. I can't wait to reach the advanced stuff.

How the Advanced Program Works

General Prerequisites

Just as graduates of the prestigious universities (Harvard, MIT, Stanford, etc.) are considered the most elite and well-educated, so too are Bov Academy graduates exceptional. However, unlike those universities, who accept only the highest achievers, we accept creative, relentless, and passionate students, no matter their academic achievement, and we train them to become excellent and successful.

To register in our program, you need these main qualifications:

  • Competence: You must be able to confidently solve at least basic algebra problems.
  • Relentlessness (Perseverance): We prefer students who will persevere through our demanding curriculum.
  • Creativity: Your creativity and relentlessness, not intelligence, will help you excel in our program and create pioneering technology and projects to advance humanity.
  • Knowledge of Basic JavaScript, HTML, and CSS (If you are applying to a web programming career path): If you don't already know at least basic HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, take our free Introduction to JavaScript and Modern Web Development prerequisite mini-course. You should be able to complete it within 2–3 weeks. You are eligible for the free course once you pass the brief entrance interview.

Career Paths and Courses

Each career path provides a complete web-programming education, tailored for a specific career or interest, and takes 4–13 months (depending on the career path) to complete. Our career paths are ideal for:

  • Anyone who wants to pursue a high-earning and rewarding career in web programming (fullstack developer, frontend developer, startup founder, etc.), or any of a number of related programming and web development professions.
  • Developers who want to considerably improve their web development knowledge, programming skills, and problem-solving skills.

Tuition and Courses

Our career paths comprise 9–32 courses, depending on the career path, and they cost between $0 (JavaScript Developer) and $0 (Fullstack Developer). Read more below in the section entitled Register in a Career Path.

The $3,000 Graduation Bonus

Graduates from the Advanced Frontend and Advanced Fullstack career paths who use the standard payment option will get a $3,000 bonus upon being placed in a job by Bov Academy.

Job Placement

We have a department that focuses exclusively on helping our graduates find jobs.

Intern Program

When you graduate, you could work remotely for Bov Academy for up to 3–4 months as a paid intern. Students compete for one of the rewarding internship positions.

Real-World Experience that Boosts Your Expertise, Earning Potential, and Prestige

You will help to build sophisticated real-world applications that serve tens of thousands and millions of people. This experience will boost your earning potential, improve your professional stature, and prepare you for real-world high-paying web programming jobs.

Course Format

Our students take our courses online using our integrated platform.

What You Will Learn

For the list of courses and detailed syllabus for each career path, go to the "Register in a Career Path" section; see the button below.

At Bov Academy, we focus on five core technical skills that each of our graduates will master. These crucial skills follow:

  • Problem-Solving: To become an exemplary web programmer (that is, a developer with the confidence to develop just about any application you have to develop and the expertise to solve the real-world programming challenges you will encounter in your career) you must have outstanding problem-solving skills. Our curriculum focuses heavily on helping you improve your problem-solving skills to become a skilled problem solver.
  • UI Development: To become one of the best developers in the world, you must have the skills and confidence to develop nearly every kind of UI using only HTML and CSS. Indeed, by the time you graduate from Bov Academy, you will become a master UI developer, and you will possess a comprehensive portfolio that exemplifies your outstanding UI development skills.
  • Programming: We expect you to graduate with confidence and expertise in the programming language or languages you need to succeed on your chosen career path. Specifically, if you take our frontend development program, you will learn nearly the entire JavaScript language—every crucial JavaScript concept relevant to frontend development. We expect you to become a confident and formidable JavaScript developer.
  • Domain Proficiency: We help you acquire deep knowledge and proficiency in your area of specialization. If your focus is frontend development, we teach you the tools, techniques, and technologies used by professional, top-level frontend developers and we expect you to be skilled in those technologies and tools.
  • Written Communication: Not only we want you to become an outstanding programmer and UI developer, but we also want you to excel in your career and in life. Accordingly, we teach you crucial fundamentals and other beneficial techniques that will help you markedly improve your written communications skill, a virtue that will reward you in myriad ways and over your lifetime, not just in your web programming career.

Along with these core technical skills, we also focus on helping you become a meticulous and refined developer, and we teach you the intangibles to becoming successful.

Register in a Career Path (2nd Cohort—Feb 14 & Mar 14)

Choose a Career Path

Every career path includes the following:

  • done Review of Code and Other Assignments
  • done Interview Preparation
  • done Help Finding a Job
  • done Evidential Degree info_outline An Evidential Degree proves—with concrete evidence—your skills, capabilities, career path knowledge and accomplishments, grit, and disposition. In the emerging AI-driven rapidly-changing, globally-connected technological world, traditional university degrees don't matter as much for programming careers as they once did; expertise and experience matters most. Bov Academy introduces our pioneering 'Evidential degree': the first ever degree that actually proves one's entire skill set. When you graduate from our program, you will have an impressive body of work so comprehensive and prominent that anyone, including employers, can instantly verify and quantify your expertise. Evidential Degree
  • done One-on-One Mentorship info_outline You may request a mentor up to once every two weeks for 30 minutes each session. In our program, you will rarely need a mentor; typically, you will use our StackOverflow question-and-answer platform to get your questions answered quickly and thoroughly. One-on-One Mentorship
  • done The Ability to Work at Your Own Pace info_outline Our students in the same cohort get to work at their own pace, as long as they don't fall more than two months behind the leaders. Work at Your Own Pace
  • done Lessons and Exercises on How to Develop Meticulous, Refined UIs
  • done Opportunity to Publish Professional Articles info_outline You will write many high-quality articles, some of which we will publish in our revolutionary Encyclopedia project launching next year. Publish Professional Articles
  • doneInstructions and Hands-On Practice in Comprehensive Problem-Solving and Programming Challenges
  • done Opportunity to Build Professional, Real-World Projects for Assignments
  • done Paid Internships Available Upon Graduation
  • done Training with New and Proven Methodologies that will Help You Remember and Master the Concepts
  • done Use of Our Unique Stack-Overflow-Style Question-and-Answer Platform
  • doneClear and Comprehensive Custom Courses
  • doneRigorous Training to Become Exceptional and Successful (Not Just to Get a Quick Job)
  • done Our Book, The Proven Secrets to Success (Not in Career Paths 1 and 2)
  • done Our Course on Writing Skillfully, Persuasively, and Powerfully for the Digital Age
  • done Our Course on the Intangibles for a Successful Career

Career Path 1: JavaScript Developer

As a typical JavaScript Developer, you will use mostly JavaScript, HTML, CSS and other web technologies and libraries to work on small to large websites and applications, depending on the size of the company (or the company's clients). You will work mostly in collaboration with experienced frontend or fullstack developers.

Choose this Career Path If Any of the Following Applies to You

  • You want to ease into modern web development and programming.
  • You don't know yet which web programming area you want to specialize in, but you want to learn the important beginning to advanced pure web development concepts (HTML, CSS, Sass, JavaScript, Accessibility, Software Development Principles, Responsive Design, etc.).
  • You want to learn the important web development concepts and you are not sure yet whether you want to become a UI/UX developer (Path 2), a frontend developer (Path 3), a backend developer (Path 4), or a fullstack developer (Path 5).
  • You want to learn to code properly, to build real-world apps (not trivial projects), to become technologically adept, to boost your critical thinking, or to contribute meaningfully to your company’s IT department.
  • You want to work as a proficient JavaScript developer.
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What You Will Learn

You will learn most of the JavaScript language, problem-solving, in-depth UI development, skillful written communication, and how to use nearly every facet of the web development technology ecosystem (mastering a professional IDE and other tools, HTML, CSS, Sass, Accessibility, Git, the command line, important internet and web protocols, etc.) for building sophisticated JavaScript web applications.

You will also learn essential math for web programming that will help to improve your problem-solving skills, and much more. See the list of courses below for more.

  • Course 1: Command Line for Web Developers

  • Course 2: Git and GitHub, Part 1

  • Course 3: Communicating Powerfully and Effectively for Success in the Digital Age

  • Course 4: Intro to JavaScript

  • Course 5: Intro to UI Web Development

  • Course 6A: Mastering the IDE: WebStorm

  • Course 6B: Mastering the Programming Editor: Sublime Text

  • Course 7: Math for Web Developers, Part 1

  • Course 9: Mastering UI Web Development

  • Course 10: Becoming a JavaScript Expert

  • Course 11: Math for Web Developers, Part 2

  • Course 12: Advanced JavaScript

  • Course 2000: Intangibles for a Successful Career

Projects You Will Build

In addition to completing more than a dozen complex projects (many of which will be used in the real world), you will also develop at least one sophisticated real-world web application that could define your entire career.

What You Will Be Able to Do After You Graduate

You will know how to develop sophisticated UIs without the need for frameworks like Bootstrap (you will develop your own UI framework similar to Bootstrap), and how to build modern web applications with JavaScript (including the new version of JavaScript), jQuery, HTML, CSS, and other frontend technologies.

You will also know how to build complete frontend JavaScript applications swiftly and confidently, without the need for frameworks like React.js or Angular; and your JavaScript proficiency and web programming knowledge will enable you to quickly learn and use any frontend technologies, including popular and common frameworks.

Jobs You May Qualify For: JavaScript Developer, JavaScript Engineer, jQuery Developer, UI Developer

Range of Salary for JavaScript Developers: $45,000 – $70,000

Firms in big cities such as San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and London pay considerably more than firms in smaller cities and villages, hence the wide salary range.

Salary Sources: Glassdoor.com and Salarytalk.org

Total Time to Graduate

4 to 6 months (recommended study time: 3–4 hours a day)

Payment Options

  • Standard Payment
  • Monthly Payment
  • Student Loan (Get the Details)

    Apply for a Student Loan with our Partner, Pave

    Bov Academy has partnered with Pave, a company that specializes in offering loans to students of programming academies like Bov Academy.

    • How Much You Can Borrow? You can borrow $3,000 to $25,000.
    • What Can You Use the Funds For? You can use the funds to pay your career path fee and to cover any related expenses, including purchase of a computer and living expenses, to name two.
    • What Are the Payment Terms? You may repay your loan in 2 or 3 years. The interest rate is fixed, at 6% to 17%, depending on your qualifications.
    • What Are the Eligibility Requirements?
      • You must be enrolled in Bov Academy.
      • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
      • You must be at least 18 years of age.
      • You must have a U.S. bank account.
      • You must have a credit score of 660 or higher.
    Apply now for the student loan.

  • Pay-After-Secure-Job (requires a 30% down payment and financial aid application) This option is available only for Career Paths 3, 4, and 5.
  • Fully Paid Scholarship (requires financial aid application—need-based only)

When Does this Career Path Begin?

Next Session (2nd Cohort) Begins February 14 & March 14, 2017

Tuition

$0

Career Path 2: Advanced UI/UX Developer

As an advanced UI/UX developer, you will build sophisticated user interface using frontend tools and web programming technologies, and you will create the entire experiences for web, mobile, and desktop applications. You will also use digital design tools to construct wireframes, design refined UIs, and create interactive prototypes.

Choose this Career Path If Any of the Following Applies to You

  • You have a good pair of eyes for user interface and user experience design, and you want to design and develop rich, delightful experiences for web and mobile apps, using design and prototyping tools for the digital design and web development technologies, such as Sketch (digital design app), Photoshop, JavaScript, CSS, and HTML.
  • You are a designer and want to do more than design; you want to build the interactive UIs and experiences and create delightful modern and futuristic experiences using JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, and other frontend development technologies and prototyping tools
  • Read More

What You Will Learn

You will learn everything in Career Path 1 (Advanced JavaScript Developer) plus just about everything you need to know as a qualified UI/UX developer, including how to prototype and layout applications using both design tools and sophisticated prototyping tools, how to develop prototypes using the right libraries and frameworks (even pure JavaScript), how to develop frontend applications, and much much more.

  • Course 1: Command Line for Web Developers

  • Course 2: Git and GitHub, Part 1

  • Course 3: Communicating Powerfully and Effectively for Success in the Digital Age

  • Course 4: Intro to JavaScript

  • Course 5: Intro to UI Web Development

  • Course 6A: Mastering the IDE: WebStorm

  • Course 6B: Mastering the Programming Editor: Sublime Text

  • Course 7: Math for Web Developers, Part 1

  • Course 8: Intro to UI/UX Design: Creating Winnable Interfaces and Experiences

  • Course 9: Mastering UI Web Development

  • Course 10: Becoming a JavaScript Expert

  • Course 8B: Mastering UI/UX Design: Creating Compelling Experiences

  • Course 19: UI Development: Advanced and Beyond

  • Course 2000: Intangibles for a Successful Career

Projects You Build

In addition to completing more than a dozen complex projects (many of which will be used in the real world), you will also develop at least one sophisticated real-world web application that may define your entire career.

What You Will Be Able to Do After You Graduate

You will be able to design and develop user interfaces and user experiences for all sorts of web apps, and even for some mobile apps, using professional tools and technologies. You will be able to develop modern frontend applications (though not with a frontend framework like Backbone or Angular). You will be able to build complete frontend applications on your own and competently implement user interfaces designed by others.

You will also know how to build complete frontend JavaScript applications swiftly and confidently, without the need for frameworks like React.js or Angular; and your JavaScript proficiency and web programming knowledge will enable you to quickly learn and use any frontend technologies, including popular and common frameworks.

Jobs You May Qualify For: UI Developer, UI/UX Developer, JavaScript Developer
Range of Salary for UI/UX Developers $45,000 – $90,000

Firms in big cities such as San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and London pay considerably more than firms in smaller cities and villages, hence the wide salary range.

Salary Sources: Glassdoor.com and Salarytalk.org

Total Time to Graduate

4 to 6 months (recommended study time: 3–4 hours a day)

When Does this Career Path Begin?

Next Session (2nd Cohort) Starts March 14, 2017

Payment Options

  • Standard Payment
  • Monthly Payment
  • Student Loan (Get the Details)

    Apply for a Student Loan with our Partner, Pave

    Bov Academy has partnered with Pave, a company that specializes in offering loans to students of programming academies like Bov Academy.

    • How Much You Can Borrow? You can borrow $3,000 to $25,000.
    • What Can You Use the Funds For? You can use the funds to pay your career path fee and to cover any related expenses, including purchase of a computer and living expenses, to name two.
    • What Are the Payment Terms? You may repay your loan in 2 or 3 years. The interest rate is fixed, at 6% to 17%, depending on your qualifications.
    • What Are the Eligibility Requirements?
      • You must be enrolled in Bov Academy.
      • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
      • You must be at least 18 years of age.
      • You must have a U.S. bank account.
      • You must have a credit score of 660 or higher.
    Apply now for the student loan.

  • Pay-After-Secure-Job (requires a 30% down payment and financial aid application) This option is available only for Career Paths 3, 4, and 5.
  • Fully Paid Scholarship (requires financial aid application—need-based only)

Tuition

$0

Career Path 3: Advanced Frontend Developer

As a frontend developer, you will develop the frontend of applications using JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS; the latest libraries and fronted frameworks; and other technologies and tools. Often, you will work with designers and backend developers to build complete web applications. Many frontend developers make as much some doctors do; indeed, they are among the highest paid and most sought after developers.

Overall, being a frontend developer is financially and experientially rewarding; not just because of the high pay and job security, but also because end users use and enjoy your work every day—sometimes millions or even hundreds of millions of users, depending on the company you work for or the applications you build. What contentment, what gratification, what glee!

Choose this Career Path If

  • You want one of the most exciting, satisfying, highly paid, rewarding, and always in demand web developer positions that requires you to work mostly with JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, and a heap of frontend tools and technologies.
  • You want to develop the part of modern applications that end users see and use, the frontend.
  • You want to develop web, desktop, and mobile applications using web technologies.
  • You want to become a fullstack developer. This career path is the first half of Career Path 5 (Advanced Fullstack Developer).
  • Read More

What You will Learn

As you will see in the when you click the Show Courses button below, Bov Academy's Advanced Frontend Developer career path provides perhaps the most comprehensive education in frontend development in the world. You will learn how to master a professional programming editor; almost the entire JavaScript language, HTML, and CSS; design patterns; JavaScript testing; responsive design; computer science math for web programmers; how to solve become a proficient problem solver; the art of programming and frontend development and programming; UI/UX design; in-depth UI development; accessibility; skillful written communication; React.js or Ember.js in depth; how to architect frontend applications; software development principles; Git, GitHub, and the command line; how to build sophisticated pure JavaScript applications; how to build real-world applications; and much more.

  • Course 1: Command Line for Web Developers

  • Course 2: Git and GitHub, Part 1

  • Course 3: Communicating Powerfully and Effectively for Success in the Digital Age

  • Course 4: Intro to JavaScript

  • Course 5: Intro to UI Web Development

  • Course 6A: Mastering the IDE: WebStorm

  • Course 6B: Mastering the Programming Editor: Sublime Text

  • Course 7: Math for Web Developers, Part 1

  • Course 8: Mastering UI/UX Design: Creating Winnable Interfaces and Experiences

  • Course 9: Mastering UI Web Development

  • Course 10: Becoming a JavaScript Expert

  • Course 11: Math for Web Developers, Part 2

  • Course 12: Advanced JavaScript

  • Course 13A: The Art of Programming, Part 1

  • Course 13B: The Art of Programming, Part 2

  • Course 14: Building High Performance JavaScript Web Applications

  • Course 15: Architecting Frontend Web Applications, Part 1

  • Course 16: Frontend Framework: React.js in Depth *

  • Course 17: Frontend Framework: Ember.js in Depth *

  • Course 18: Deploying, Production, and Post Production

  • Course 1000: Grit and the Secrets to Success

  • Course 2000: Intangibles for a Successful Career

  • Course 5000: Doing the Extraordinary: Building and Launching Your Pinnacle Project

* You get to choose between Course 16 and Course 17.

Projects You Build

In addition to more than two dozen complex projects (many of which will be used in the real world), you will also develop at least two sophisticated real-world web apps that will be used to solve real problems.

What You Will Be Able to Do After You Graduate

You will be able to design and develop user interfaces and user experiences for all sorts of web apps, and even for some mobile apps, using professional tools and technologies. You will be able to develop modern frontend applications (though you won't learn a frontend framework like Backbone or Angular). You will be able to build complete frontend applications on your own and competently implement user interfaces designed by others.

You will also know how to build complete frontend JavaScript applications swiftly and confidently, without the need for frameworks like React.js or Angular; and your JavaScript proficiency and web programming knowledge will enable you to quickly learn and use any frontend technologies, including popular and common frameworks.

Jobs You May Qualify For: JavaScript Frontend Developer, Frontend Engineer, JavaScript Developer, UI/UX Developer

Range of Salary for UI/UX Developers: $60,000–$120,0000

Firms in big cities such as San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and London pay considerably more than firms in smaller cities and villages, hence the wide salary range.

Salary Sources: Glassdoor.com and Salarytalk.org

Total Time to Graduate

6 to 8 months (recommended study time: 3–5 hours a day)

When Does this Career Path Begin?

Next Session (2nd Cohort) Starts February 14 & March 14, 2017

Payment Options

  • Standard Payment (get $3,000 bonus when you graduate)
  • Monthly Payment
  • Student Loan (Get the Details)

    Apply for a Student Loan with our Partner, Pave

    Bov Academy has partnered with Pave, a company that specializes in offering loans to students of programming academies like Bov Academy.

    • How Much You Can Borrow? You can borrow $3,000 to $25,000.
    • What Can You Use the Funds For? You can use the funds to pay your career path fee and to cover any related expenses, including purchase of a computer and living expenses, to name two.
    • What Are the Payment Terms? You may repay your loan in 2 or 3 years. The interest rate is fixed, at 6% to 17%, depending on your qualifications.
    • What Are the Eligibility Requirements?
      • You must be enrolled in Bov Academy.
      • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
      • You must be at least 18 years of age.
      • You must have a U.S. bank account.
      • You must have a credit score of 660 or higher.
    Apply now for the student loan.

  • Pay-After-Secure-Job (requires a 30% down payment and financial aid application)
  • Fully Paid Scholarship (requires financial aid application—need-based only)

Tuition

$0

Career Path 4: Backend Developer

As a backend developer, you will develop the backend of web and mobile applications, even desktop applications, using web application frameworks, libraries, protocols, and a manageable number of other backend technologies. Often, you will work directly with frontend developers and database administrators, or you yourself will work with the database. You will rarely, if ever, work with designers, unless you are working for a small company or for yourself. You will create APIs, work directly with the database, create user authentication, implement proprietary algorithms and strategies, implement security measures for the web app and user data, fix all sorts of familiar and unfamiliar bugs, and much more.

Choose this Career Path If any of the Following Applies to You

  • You want to develop the backend of web applications, while making an upper-middle-class salary and using the latest web technologies.
  • You prefer to write code to solve problems, not build or design user UIs and UIs.
  • You are design-challenged or you simply prefer working with pure code over the tediousness of working with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS to craft user interfaces and build interactive applications.
  • You want to develop web, desktop, and mobile applications using web technologies.
  • You want to develop your own startup one day, but you don’t want to deal with the seemingly endless and ever-changing frontend technologies that you have to learn and keep up with.
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What You will Learn

You will learn a career of backend technologies and libraries, including Node.js, MongoDB (or PostgreSQL), Express.js, real-time communication, and much more). You will even learn math for web programmers, requisite algorithms, data structures, problem-solving, and how to succeed as a backend developer.

  • Course 1: Command Line for Web Developers

  • Course 2: Git and GitHub, Part 1

  • Course 3: Communicating Powerfully and Effectively for Success in the Digital Age

  • Course 4: Intro to JavaScript

  • Course 6A: Mastering the IDE: WebStorm

  • Course 6B: Mastering the Programming Editor: Sublime Text

  • Course 7: Math for Web Developers, Part 1

  • Course 10: Becoming a JavaScript Expert

  • Course 11: Math for Web Developers, Part 2

  • Course 12: Advanced JavaScript

  • Course 13A: The Art of Programming, Part 1

  • Course 13B: The Art of Programming, Part 2

  • Course 19: Advanced Problem-Solving, Algorithms, and Data Structures

  • Course 20: Introduction to JavaScript Backend Development

  • Course 21: Mastering JavaScript Web Application Development

  • Course 22: Introduction to Databases and Database Admin

  • Course 23: Art of Backend Development

  • Course 24: Introduction to DevOps

  • Course 25: MongoDB In Depth: Beginner to Advanced and Beyond *

  • Course 26: PostgreSQL In Depth: Beginner to Advanced and Beyond *

  • Course 27: Building and Deploying a Sophisticated Web Application

  • Course 1000: Grit and the Secrets to Success

  • Course 2000: Intangibles for a Successful Career

  • Course 5000: Doing the Extraordinary: Building and Launching Your Pinnacle Project

* You get to choose between Course 25 and Course 26.

Projects You Build

In addition to completing more than a half dozen complex projects (many of which will be used in the real world), you will build the complete backend of at least two major web applications and work with a frontend developer student to build a major web application. For your final assignment, you will get the opportunity to do something extraordinary.

What You Will Be Able to Do After You Graduate

In addition to having a complete understanding of how the full ecosystem of modern web apps work and are developed, you will also be able to develop complex backend solutions for modern applications—not just for web apps, but also for mobile and desktop apps. You will have the capacity to work confidently with common databases (with expertise in MongoDB or PostgreSQL), implement APIs, create custom user authentication (including OAuth), implement security measures, deploy apps to your own hosting solutions, institute backend testing, use Amazon cloud-based hosting architectures, implement complex algorithms (including popular search algorithms), and much more.

Jobs You May Qualify For: JavaScript Backend Developer, Backend Engineer, Backend Developer

Range of Salary for Backend Developers: $60,000–$150,0000

Firms in big cities such as San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and London pay considerably more than firms in smaller cities and villages, hence the wide salary range.

Salary Sources: Glassdoor.com and Salarytalk.org

Total Time to Graduate

4 to 6 months (recommended study time: 3–4 hours a day)

When Does this Career Path Begin?

April 28, 2017

Payment Options

  • Standard Payment (get $3,000 bonus when you graduate)
  • Monthly Payment
  • Student Loan (Get the Details)

    Apply for a Student Loan with our Partner, Pave

    Bov Academy has partnered with Pave, a company that specializes in offering loans to students of programming academies like Bov Academy.

    • How Much You Can Borrow? You can borrow $3,000 to $25,000.
    • What Can You Use the Funds For? You can use the funds to pay your career path fee and to cover any related expenses, including purchase of a computer and living expenses, to name two.
    • What Are the Payment Terms? You may repay your loan in 2 or 3 years. The interest rate is fixed, at 6% to 17%, depending on your qualifications.
    • What Are the Eligibility Requirements?
      • You must be enrolled in Bov Academy.
      • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
      • You must be at least 18 years of age.
      • You must have a U.S. bank account.
      • You must have a credit score of 660 or higher.
    Apply now for the student loan.

  • Pay-After-Secure-Job (requires a 30% down payment and financial aid application)
  • Fully Paid Scholarship (requires financial aid application—need-based only)

Tuition

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Career Path 5: Advanced Fullstack Developer

As a typical fullstack developer, you will develop complete web applications (the frontend and backend) on a small team. Or, if you are on a large team, you will likely work on one or more aspects (front or backend, for example, or help with both) of large applications. You may develop the frontend using modern frameworks like React.js, Angular.js, and Ember.js, and build custom algorithms and eCommerce solutions, create APIs and RESTful services (for both web apps and mobile apps), and deploy and manage server and database infrastructure, as well as turn designs and wireframes into real-world frontend applications.

Choose this Career Path If any of the Following Applies to You

  • You want a high-paying job working on **all aspects** of the web development pipeline, moving seamlessly from creating JavaScript, HTML, and CSS user interfaces to complex algorithms and database and user authentication code on the backend.
  • You want to develop a startup on your own from scratch.
  • You like to operate solo and prefer to build complete applications on your own; you want to develop complete modern applications—the frontend (including design UI/UX design) and the backend (including database)—that work on all platforms and devices.
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What You will Learn

You will learn everything noted in Career Path 3 (Advanced Frontend Developer) and Career Path 4 (Advanced Backend Developer); indeed, this career path (Career Path 5: Advanced Fullstack Developer) comprises everything from Career Paths 3 and 4.

  • Course 1: Command Line for Web Developers

  • Course 2: Git and GitHub, Part 1

  • Course 3: Communicating Powerfully and Effectively for Success in the Digital Age

  • Course 4: Intro to JavaScript

  • Course 5: Intro to UI Web Development

  • Course 6A: Mastering the IDE: WebStorm

  • Course 6B: Mastering the Programming Editor: Sublime Text

  • Course 7: Math for Web Developers, Part 1

  • Course 8: Mastering UI/UX Design: Creating Winnable Interfaces and Experiences

  • Course 9: Mastering UI Web Development

  • Course 10: Becoming a JavaScript Expert

  • Course 11: Math for Web Developers, Part 2

  • Course 12: Advanced JavaScript

  • Course 13A: The Art of Programming, Part 1

  • Course 13B: The Art of Programming, Part 2

  • Course 14: Building High Performance JavaScript Web Applications

  • Course 15: Architecting Frontend Web Applications, Part 1

  • Course 16: Frontend Framework: React.js in Depth *

  • Course 17: Frontend Framework: Ember.js in Depth *

  • Course 18: Deploying, Production, and Post Production

  • Course 19: Advanced Problem-Solving, Algorithms, and Data Structures

  • Course 20: Introduction to JavaScript Backend Development

  • Course 21: Mastering JavaScript Web Application Development

  • Course 22: Introduction to Databases and Database Admin

  • Course 23: Art of Backend Development

  • Course 24: Introduction to DevOps

  • Course 25: MongoDB In Depth: Beginner to Advanced and Beyond *

  • Course 26: PostgreSQL In Depth: Beginner to Advanced and Beyond *

  • Course 27: Building and Deploying a Sophisticated Web Application

  • Course 1000: Grit and the Secrets to Success

  • Course 2000: Intangibles for a Successful Career

  • Course 5000: Doing the Extraordinary: Building and Launching Your Pinnacle Project

* You get to choose between Courses 16 and 17, and also between courses 25 and 26.

Projects You Build

In addition to completing more than three dozen complex projects (many of which will be used in the real world), you will build three significant web application that will be used to solve real problems. For your final assignment, you will get the opportunity to do something extraordinary.

What You Will Be Able to Do After You Graduate

You will be so comprehensively educated, so completely prepared for jobs, and so qualified and proficient, that you will be both envied and respected by your colleagues and both appreciated and well compensated by your employer. You will learn what you need to know as a qualified Fullstack JavaScript Developer.

In fact, you will have a masterful command of JavaScript, Node.js, Express.js, one of the major frontend frameworks (either React or Ember), jQuery, algorithms, accessibility, web app architecture, server infrastructure, UI/UX Development, HTML and CSS, Sass, solving programming challenges, software development principles, and experience with some other related web technologies, and more. We estimate that you will learn significantly more than most professional fullstack JavaScript developers know. You will even learn math for web developers, problem-solving skills, effective communication, intangibles for success, and how to succeed in your career and in life in general.

Read the What You Will Be Able to Do After You Graduate sections under Career Paths 3 and 4 for more. Remember, the Advanced Fullstack Developer career path encompasses Career Paths 3 and 4.

Jobs You May Qualify For: Fullstack JavaScript Developer, JavaScript Engineer, Node.js Developer, Frontend Developer, UI/UX Engineer, Angular (or React) Developer, MongoDB (or PostgreSQL) Developer

Range of Salary for Backend Developers: $65,000–$165,0000

Firms in big cities such as San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and London pay considerably more than firms in smaller cities and villages, hence the wide salary range.

Salary Sources: Glassdoor.com and Salarytalk.org

Total Time to Graduate

11 to 13 months (recommended study time: 3–4 hours a day)

When Does this Career Path Begin?

February 14, 2017

Payment Options

  • Standard Payment (get $3,000 bonus when you graduate)
  • Monthly Payment
  • Student Loan (Get the Details)

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    Bov Academy has partnered with Pave, a company that specializes in offering loans to students of programming academies like Bov Academy.

    • How Much You Can Borrow? You can borrow $3,000 to $25,000.
    • What Can You Use the Funds For? You can use the funds to pay your career path fee and to cover any related expenses, including purchase of a computer and living expenses, to name two.
    • What Are the Payment Terms? You may repay your loan in 2 or 3 years. The interest rate is fixed, at 6% to 17%, depending on your qualifications.
    • What Are the Eligibility Requirements?
      • You must be enrolled in Bov Academy.
      • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
      • You must be at least 18 years of age.
      • You must have a U.S. bank account.
      • You must have a credit score of 660 or higher.
    Apply now for the student loan.

  • Pay-After-Secure-Job (requires a 30% down payment and financial aid application)
  • Fully Paid Scholarship (requires financial aid application—need-based only)

Tuition

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How We Compare to Boot Camps and CS info_outline Programs

We Train You to Become Successful and Exceptional

Programming boot camps sell you a crash course designed merely to help you find a job quickly. We go much further; we train you to become exceptionally confident, skilled, and successful. Ruminate on the following, a list that demonstrates the unique benefits of being a student in our program:

  • We provide perhaps the most comprehensive and rigorous web programming curriculum available.
  • The new and proven teaching methodologies we use help you remember and master the concepts you learn.
  • We give you real-world consequential projects to build, and you can benefit from one or more of these project for months and years after you graduate. These projects are part of our mission and the revolutionary program we are building to advance all of humanity technologically and intellectually.
  • We train and equip you with the resources, virtues, and intangible skills you need to succeed in and beyond your career path.
  • We Teach you the “secrets” (that is, well established and rarely practiced skills, techniques, and strategies) to success so that you may be well-equipped to pursue your most ambitious goals.
  • We push you to do more than you think you can do.

You Don’t Just Learn; You Innovate and Build Pioneering Technology to Advance Humanity

At most post-secondary educational institutions, students learn, graduate, and go on to find work. At Bov Academy, our students learn while building innovative real-world projects and technology to solve real problems, and students can benefit (that is, from the prestige and perhaps even from residual income or financial windfall) from some of these very projects and work on them for years after graduation.

Indeed, our mission at Bov Academy is to help you become exceptional and successful and to help advance humanity.

Our Students Acquire Exceptional Web Programming and Problem-Solving Skills

We provide relentless lessons and project assignments that help our students become skilled problem-solvers. In our web programming career paths, for example, our students take our Math for Web Developers course, a unique, well-researched, and comprehensive course that first helps students sharpen their logic and technical reasoning with dozens of algebraic and similar problems, and then push students further with relevant essential problem-solving and computer science problems. Moreover, students take six programming courses that require abundant problem-solving, and they create real-world programming solutions to scores of programming challenges, including their own utility library like Lodash.

For each programming language we teach (e.g., JavaScript), our students learn most of the programming language and thus graduate as near expert status in the respective programming language.

No programming boot camp that we are aware of has as comprehensive and as meticulous a problem-solving and programming curriculum as we do. Consider for example that while other programs and boot camps teach their students to use a frontend framework like React.js and utility libraries, our students develop such technologies from scratch.

Our Graduates Become Masters of User Interface Development

To become a skilled developer, you must have the skills and confidence to develop nearly every kind of UI using only HTML and CSS. Most developers don't have the skills to develop sophisticated UIs without a UI library (like Bootstrap, for example).

We don’t even teach our students how to use Bootstrap; rather, we teach them how to develop their own UI library like Bootstrap, and we push them to develop sophisticated UIs from early in the program and all throughout the program. Indeed, by the time you graduate from Bov Academy, you will become a master UI developer, and you will possess confidence and skills in UI development that most developers need many years to achieve.

In addition, we train our students to develop refined and compelling web experiences, something you won’t learn at most other programs, not even at some of the best universities.

Our Students Learn to Write Skillfully and to Publish Impressive Technical Articles

Bov Academy’s students work on their written communication skills while working on nearly every non-programming assignment and continually whenever they communicate throughout our platform. We know that writing, particularly instructional and business communication writing, will endure as one of the most valued, specialized, and respected human skills, even as AI comes to dominate in nearly every field of expertise (including writing).

But we don’t just teach you how to write well; by publishing your outstanding technical works, we help you build prestige and admiration in your area of expertise. And we also give graduates other opportunities to benefit from their published written works.

We are confident our written communications course is one of the most well-researched, innovative, and comprehensive courses available for improving your written communication skills.

You Graduate with a Laudable Portfolio (Including Real-World Apps and Significant Accomplishments)

By graduation, all Bov Academy students will have excellent portfolios filled with high-quality published technical articles, real-world web applications, a consequential project that advances humanity, and more.

Even graduates from Stanford, Harvard, and MIT don't create as many consequential, real-world projects as graduates from Bov Academy create; graduates from other programs, as far as we know, don't have as many of their works published as Bov Academy’s graduates do.