Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of the program?

Both of our programs are $6,500; cost includes a laptop, books, and any software costs you might incur.


What are my payment options?

Check out our tuition page to find out more about your specific options.


Are there any tuition discounts available?

Yes! We offer a $500 tuition discount to women, members of minority groups, first responders and military veterans.


What is the daily schedule of classes?

The schedule for the full-time boot camp classes are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The schedule for the part-time courses are Tuesday through Thursday from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm. There is also up to two Saturdays a month throughout the course.


What is the length of the program?

The full-time boot camp program is three (3) months long.

The part-time course is six (6) months long.


What technology is necessary for class work?

Students receive a laptop to complete assignments and must have access to reliable internet access outside of class.


What prerequisites and/or education background is required for the program?

Potential students must be 18 years of age and hold a high school diploma or GED. Outside of that, there are no special prerequisites or educational background required for the program. Students must possess the desire and willingness to learn, as well as a natural curiosity and passion for technology and development. Students must also complete ArCA’s interview process and be admitted no later than the Wednesday prior to the course’s start date.


Can students work during the session?

Student success is our main priority, so students should strongly consider the rigors of class and homework assignments when making a decision to work while in the program. The recommendation is to postpone employment while the program is in session.

In our part-time program, our students have the freedom to work during the day in order to attend courses at night.

What can a student expect upon completions of the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a certificate of completion, an updated résumé, and portfolio, help with the job search as well as recommendations from the ArCA staff.


Is job placement available?

There is no formal job placement component to the program. Students bear the responsibility of applying and interviewing for jobs. However, ArCA’s network of community partners and knowledge of hiring practices will make that job search easier. Students will have the tools to search for jobs, interview well, and get hired.

Career support services include résumé writing, portfolio design, connections to local community partners to assist with the job search and recommendations from the Program Director and instructors.


Is college credit available for the program?

ArCA courses are noncredit, workplace competencies; therefore, the courses do not qualify for college credit.


What is the application process?

Check out the “How to Apply” section to find out what happens after you submit your online application.

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