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Course Catalog

 

Administrative Policies

 

Admissions

Entrance Requirements

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
  • Applicants must posses at least a High School Diploma, or General Education Diploma (GED)

Application Process

  1. All applicants must complete a pre-screening aptitude test, [More Content regarding test selected]
  2. Applicants who obtain a passing score on the pre-screening test must complete the Untapped Code Academy Application. The application contains questions about educational and career backgrounds, motivations for attending the academy, as well as biographical data. The application has no formal weight in the applicant’s eventual admissions score, but gives more information about the applicant, shows a level of commitment, and helps to contextualize the interview that takes place later on.
  3. Applicants that meet the minimum requirements for admission to the program, obtain a satisfactory score on the pre-screening aptitude test, and complete the application are invited to interview in person with the admissions team (comprised of founders, instructors and staff, in some combination)
  • The interview is intended to reveal a student’s level of motivation and background knowledge of programming. Questions are focused on work ethic, creativity, collaboration, and personal growth.
  • During the interview process, candidates will complete an on-site, aptitude test which mirrors the online pre-screen assessment, and is used to verify and validate the candidates technical aptitude.
  • Applicants will be informed of their acceptance or non-acceptance to Untapped Code Academy within 2 weeks of the interview.

NOTES:

  • The pre-screening test can be taken at any time.
  • Applications MUST be turned in 8 weeks before the published date of the session applied for
  • Interviews will begin 6 weeks before the published date of the session applied for.
  • Candidates will be informed 2 weeks after their interview OR 2 weeks prior to published date of the session applied for of their status, whichever comes soonest
  • Accepted candidates have 5 calendar days to commit to attendance and pay the initial fee.
  • Applicants may be waitlisted if qualified applicants remain once all spots are offered. Waitlisted candidates can be contacted to fill vacated seats in the program

Enrollment Requirements

  • Proof of High School Diploma or GED
  • Admissions application.
  • Pass pre-screening aptitude test.
  • Selection following application interview and on-site aptitude test.

Academy Calendar (2020)

Winter Academy

Enrollment Applications Due – Jan 1st

Admissions Interviews Begin – Dec 1st

Admissions Process Concludes – Jan 3rd

Classes Begin – Jan 13th

Classes Conclude – April 17th

Holidays – MLK and Presidents Day

 

Payment & Refund

Payment of Tuition

  • Books and supplies required for the Program are included in the total tuition cost, as represented above. All students are provided with a laptop, books, and other necessary supplies to use during the program. Paid software licenses required as part of the program are provided by Untapped Code Academy. Laptops provided to students for the program are property of Untapped Code Academy and must be returned upon termination, withdrawal, or graduation.
  • Tuition and Fee charges are subject to change at the school’s discretion. Any Tuition or Fee increases will become effective for the school term following student notification of the increase. If any check tendered by student in payment of any Tuition and Fees is returned by the school’s bank unpaid, for any reason, a return check fee in the amount of thirty dollars ($30.00) will then be due and payable from student to school.

Financial Assistance

Untapped Code Academy does not offer financial aid, and is not accredited by any state or federal agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, students are not eligible for state or federal financial aid programs.

 

Payment Options

Upfront tuition paid directly to Untapped Code Academy

 

Refund Policy

Our refund policy is in accordance with Ohio Administrative Code section 3332-1-10.1.  There are two (2) academic terms for this program that is 14 calendar weeks in total length.  Refunds for tuition and refundable fees shall be made in accordance with following provisions as established by Ohio Administrative Code section 3332-1-10:

 

(1) A student who withdraws before the first class and after the 5-day cancellation period shall be obligated for the registration fee.

(2) A student who starts class and withdraws before the academic term is 15% completed will be obligated for 25% of the tuition and refundable fees plus the registration fee.

(3) A student who starts class and withdraws after the academic term is 15% but before the academic term is 25% completed will be obligated for 50% of the tuition and refundable fees plus the registration fee.

(4) A student who starts class and withdraws after the academic term is 25% complete but before the academic term is 40% completed will be obligated for 75% of the tuition and refundable fees plus the registration fee.

(5) A student who starts class and withdraws after the academic term is 40% completed will not be entitled to a refund of the tuition and fees

 

Fees and Tuition

Registration Fee: $120.00

Tuition: $5,000 per term

Total Program Cost: $10,120

 

Academic Policies

 

Grading Policy

  • Exercises are assigned almost every day, and solutions must be submitted by midnight of the day after they are assigned in order to receive credit. Submitted solutions are graded on a 3-point scale as follows:
  • Incomplete (0 points) – Assignment not turned in, or a good faith attempt was not made
  • Attempted (1 point) – “Tried but failed.” An honest attempt was made at completing the assignment, but it does not show comprehension of the material
  • Passed (2 points) – The assignment has been completed, and student has demonstrated a substantial understanding of the material. All concepts will not have been mastered, but an understanding of the material at moderate complexity has been shown.
  • Mastered (3 points) – The completed assignment shows complete understanding of the material and associated best practices

**The program is administered using a pass/fail grading system. The average score on all assigned exercises must be 2.0 points or higher to earn a passing grade, and anything below 2.0 is failing.**

 

Transfer of Credit

  • As a 14 week accelerated program, Untapped Code Academy does not accept transfer credits.

Attendance & Tardiness

  • Student attendance is evaluated by instructors each morning during attendance taking. Regular and timely class attendance is expected. It is the policy that all students are in the classroom during their scheduled classroom hours. Students are expected to report to class as scheduled, on time, and prepared to start work. Students are also expected to remain in class for their entire classroom schedule, except when required to leave on authorized business or for pre-approved absences. Late arrival, early departure, or other absences from scheduled hours are disruptive and should be avoided. It is the responsibility of the student to account for their schedule. If a student is ill, unable to arrive on time for personal reasons, or expects to be absent for an extended period of time, the student is to email their instructor before their designated start time and relay the reason as to the illness or the estimated time and reason for later arrival.
  • Lateness to any scheduled class will be considered tardy and two tardies will constitute one absence. Students who miss or cut class for more than one hour of any scheduled class period will be considered absent.
  • Students are granted no more than 3 unexcused absences or 3 excused absences which work was not made up for. If a student is close to achieving unsatisfactory attendance at any point, the student will receive verbal notice. Students with 6 absences will be administratively withdrawn from the program. If a student has missed 6 or more days due to special circumstances and would like to appeal the decision to be withdrawn from the program, Untapped Code Academy will review the appeal on a case-by-case basis.

Make-up Policy

  • Students have the opportunity to make up the class hours that they miss. It is the student’s responsibility to inquire about any assigned work that may have been missed during the student’s absence. All assigned exercises are expected to be completed, even those assigned during an absence.

Graduation Requirements

  • All portions of the program must be completed consecutively during a single 14-week period. To be considered a successful graduate of this program, the student must attain an average passing grade in all courses and be in good administrative standing with regards to attendance and payment of tuition.

Credentials Awarded

  • Upon successful completion of graduation requirements, the student will be issued a Certificate in the State of Ohio.

College Credit Disclaimer

  • The granting of any college credit to students who participated in and/or complete a program at Untapped Code Academy is solely at the discretion of the institution of higher education that the student may opt to subsequently attend. Segments completed are unlikely to count as transfer credit to another institution.

Withdrawal Policy & Administrative Withdrawal

  • Withdrawal occurs when the student gives written notice of withdrawal to the Campus Director. The Student can mail; hand deliver or email the cancellation. The written notice of cancellation, if sent by mail, is effective on the postmark date, properly addressed with prepaid postage. Withdrawal notices are to be addressed to the campus in which you are attending, with attention to: Mike Bausano
  • Untapped Code Academy has the authority to administratively withdraw students from programs. Such withdrawals can be enforced at the discretion of the school for a variety of reasons including unsatisfactory work, attendance or disciplinary issues. Upon withdrawal, students may not reenter the same program and must reapply to Untapped Code Academy.

Grievance Procedure / Appeal Process

  • When a student believes his or her failure of the program was unfair, the student may use the following process described herein to seek resolution of the matter. The burden of proving a claim of an unfair failure (e.g. discrimination, unjust treatment, or errors in calculation) rests with the student. Pass/fails are awarded or changed only by the program instructor or through this appeal process. The parties should make every effort to achieve consensus and to resolve conflicts at the lowest level and as quickly as possible.
  • The student must direct an appeal in writing to the program instructor involved within 30 days after the failure is made available to the student. The appeal must include evidence of unfair evaluation the student believes is relevant. Once the time limit has expired, an appeal will not be taken forward unless the student could not reasonably have known about the alleged injustice within that time; in that case the student must appeal within 30 days of discovering the alleged injustice. It is the responsibility of all parties to make every effort to resolve their differences between themselves and informally.
  • The parties may decide to expedite the appeal procedure by consulting the Campus Director for an informal resolution. If they decide to consult the Campus Director, the Campus Director’s decision may not be appealed and shall be final and binding.

Program Repeat

  • A student may repeat the Program to replace a failing grade or withdrawal. A student can retake the Program within a period of one year, as long as it is still being offered and has available space. A student may enroll him or herself once into the Program for which the student has not been dismissed for violation of the Student Conduct, set forth in this School Catalog, or received Administrative Withdrawal at the discretion of Untapped Code Academy. The following conditions apply:
    • When the Program is repeated, the grade and clock hours of the first enrollment no longer count towards general graduation requirements and are excluded from the student’s clock hours completed, courses passed, and average score on all assigned exercises.
    • When the Program repetition results in a passing grade, the grade and clock hours of this repetition count towards general graduation requirements and are included in the student’s clock hours completed, courses passed, and average score on all assigned exercises.

Termination Policy

  • The Enrollment Agreement may be canceled within five (5) calendar days after the date of signing provided that the school is notified of the cancellation in writing. If such cancellation is made, the school will promptly refund, in full, all Tuition and Fees paid pursuant to the Enrollment Agreement. the refund shall be made no later than thirty (30) days after cancellation. This provision shall not apply if the student has already started the Program.

Complaint or Grievance Procedure

  • All student complaints should be first directed to the school personnel involved via email. If no resolution is forthcoming, or a student is uncomfortable approaching the school personnel involved, a written complaint shall be submitted via email to the director of the school. Complaints will receive a response via email within seven business days.
  • Whether or not the problem or complaint has been resolved to his/her satisfaction by the school, the student has the right to file a complaint with the State Board of the campus location in which they’re enrolled, in addition to or in lieu of Untapped Code Academy. Complaints will receive a response via email within seven business days:
    • State of Ohio: Executive Director, State Board of Career Colleges and Schools, 30 East Broad Street, Suite 2481, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, Phone 614-466-2752; toll free 877-275-4219.

Student Conduct

  • Students enrolled at Untapped Code Academy are expected to behave in a professional manner that shows respect for instructors and colleagues. Students are also expected to complete and submit all in-class and homework assignments in a timely fashion.
  • Students may be dismissed for disruptive behavior, insubordination, violation of safety rules, or any behavior that impedes the education or safety of other students. Examples of disruptive behavior include, but are not limited to, cheating, aggression towards other students/instructors/staff, vulgar language, and destroying school property. Any use of drugs, narcotics or other controlled substances or any evidence of intoxication during school hours is grounds for dismissal.

Sexual Assault and Harassment Victims Bill of Rights

  • Survivors will be notified of their options to notify law enforcement.
  • The accuser and the accused must have the same opportunity to have others present evidence about the alleged violations.
  • Both parties will be informed of the outcome of any disciplinary proceeding.
  • Survivors will be notified of available counseling services
  • Survivors will be notified of options for changing academic and living situations.

Course Outline – Practical Development

Our 14 week Practical Development course teaches you the skills you need not just to be able to code, but to get a JOB coding.  It will focus on development aspects that are in demand by employers, and the teamwork and self-starting characteristics that they look for.  Finally we’ll spend some time preparing you for interviews and getting started in your new career.

 

Semester 1

Week 1: Fundamental concepts in software engineering

  • Basic and advanced data structures
  • Thinking like an engineer
  • Using JavaScript

Week 2 – 6: Full Stack JavaScript

Week 2

  • Algorithms
  • Asynchronous JavaScript
  • js
  • js
  • MVC Backend
  • Databases & SQL
  • Object Relational Mappers
  • Postgres Databases
  • Postgres Schema Design

Week 3

  • Internet Deep Dive (HTTP, DNS etc)
  • Web Crawling with Node.js
  • Single Page Application with Ajax
  • Advanced Promises
  • MVC JavaScript + Advanced Express
  • Intro to ReactJS

Week 4

  • Test Driven Development
  • Webpack
  • Advanced ReactJS
  • Fullstack Projects using ReactJS
  • io
  • Applied JS (Hardware Hacking w/ JS)
  • Mid-Semester 1 Checkpoint

Week 5

  • Intro to Redux
  • ReactJS with Redux
  • Advanced Functional Programming
  • Fullstack Projects using ReactJS

Week 6

  • Testing in ReactJS
  • Advanced Projects
  • Sessions, Authentication, Cookies
  • Intro to Deployment
  • Semester 1 Checkpoint
  • Semester 1 Final Project

 

Semester 2

Week 7-14: Projects, Practical Application, and Post Graduation Employment Prep

Week 7

  • Review Week
  • Preparation for Projects
  • Preparing Portfolio Enrichment Piece

Week 8, 9

  • eCommerce Team Project
  • Agile Project Management
  • Advanced Git with Teams
  • Deployment
  • Technical Interview Prep
  • Portfolio Enrichment Piece

Week 10

  • Personal Project
  • Technical Interview Prep
  • Portfolio Enrichment Piece

Week 11, 12, 13

  • Immersive Capstone Project
  • Agile Project
  • Technical Interview Prep

Week 14

  • Onsite interviews with prospective employers
  • Interview Prep workshops