Operation Level Up Military Career Skills Program

A coding bootcamp specifically designed for active duty service members who want a career in tech upon completing their transition to civilian life.

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Operation Level Up: Your Path Into Tech

In partnership with the Department of Defense SkillBridge and local Transition Assistance programs at several major installations, we offer Operation Level Up, a Military Career Skills Program offered exclusively to military members from all branches who are in their last six months of active-duty service.

If that’s you, this program will prepare you for a career in software engineering as you transition into civilian life. You’ll become a job-ready software engineer.

Learn How to Apply

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Program Overview

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Job-Ready by Graduation

Learn from experienced instructors who teach 5 days a week.

Transition & Career Services

Get individual out-processing and career support to ensure a smooth transition.

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In-Demand Skills

Spend 700 hours learning the most in-demand tech skills.

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Learn Together Online

Build community as you learn in a synchronous environment, 100% online.

“This program felt like something completely new…It was a huge challenge, but what I got out of it was being able to start at nothing and then come out with an understanding of what I’m talking about. That’s been huge for me.”

Paul Devlin
Junior Full-Stack Developer at Booz Allen Hamilton
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What You’ll Learn in 18 Weeks

Dive into what you’ll learn during your Operation Level Up program.

  • JavaScript Foundations
  • HTML and CSS
  • DOM
  • Express
  • Node

You’ll acquire a solid programming foundation and toolbox from which you’ll build additional skills in the following weeks. You’ll learn how to write functions, loops, conditionals, and higher-order functions and implement data structures.

  • React
  • Data Structures
  • Full-Stack Apps

You’ll be able to build full-stack applications using Nodes JS, Express, Postgres DB, and ReactJS. You also will learn HTML, CSS, Browser APIs, Package management, SQL, Web protocols, RESTFul conventions, and relational databases.

  • Agile Development
  • Service-Oriented Architecture
  • Design Patterns
  • Clean Code

You’ll be able to build production-level applications and will learn how to refactor code along common design patterns. You’ll also dive deeper into Agile methodologies.

  • Unit and Integration Testing
  • Continuous Integration and Deployment
  • Professional-Quality GitHub Repos
  • Mock Interviews
  • Job Search Preparation and Networking Strategy

You’ll complete your time in the program by solving a problem for an outside stakeholder utilizing the Agile workflow for your own role in the team. This exercise simulates real-world software engineering.

How to Use Your VET TEC VA Benefits

Committed to supporting transitioning military service members who wish to access a coding bootcamp education, Operation Level Up is eligible for funding through the Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC) program.

Learn How to Use VET TEC

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Who’s eligible?

Eligibility Requirements

Learn about program eligibility and admissions requirements.

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