Everything has a beginning.

All of the world’s greatest athletes, artists, leaders, and musicians were all novices at one time. But the common thread that runs throughout their professional lives is they all received the right training to be successful. All the best athletes had coaches throughout their time playing, and every great musician was first taught to play their instrument.

At Zip Code Wilmington, we may not be teaching you how to hit a home run or play the violin, but what we are doing is getting you prepared for a well paying job in a competitive field, in 12 weeks.

The first step in starting anything is collecting what you need. Getting the training your need is essential to getting the job you’re looking for tomorrow.

How we do it

Our classes run from 9am – 5pm, 5 days a week, for 12 intense weeks. At our facility in downtown Wilmington, Delaware, we have a facility that’s open 24/7, and designed specifically to be conducive to helping our coders learn.

A lot of the work is collaborative, and much of it is done in pairs and and small-groups. This was done with the intention of mirroring the kind of working environments our students can expect to encounter when they enter the workforce. In fact, for the students who qualify, our intensive 12 week program is followed by a 26 week paid internship that will expose them immediately into their career.

In our classes you’ll learn the basics of computational thinking, everything there is to know about the Java coding language, the different tools you’ll use like JUnit, Maven/Ant and Git. No less important, our students will also learn about common coding frameworks

Why Java matters

Java matters in more ways than one. In addition to being the preferred language of the financial services industry, Java is also one of the most in-demand programming languages

According to BLS.gov, the job outlook for software developers is expected to grow 22% through 2022. That’s a stark contrast when compared to traditional occupations in law and healthcare which are expected to grow at a modest 10% through 2022.

Software developers are in such high demand they’re one of the only position in America whose unemployment rate is lower than 2.7%.