Learn how to research, build, and deploy cloud-enabled software applications, while navigating the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and collaborating in Agile Scrum teams.
Learn to Code in Kenzie Academy's Software Engineering Program
Enroll in a program designed for Amazon employees, now available to Kenzie learners.
Kenzie Academy and Amazon Technical Academy co-developed the Software Engineering Program with Specialization in Backend Java program. This online program prepares you to enter the field of software engineering and pursue a career path as a software development engineer at Amazon, other big tech companies, and startups.
What You’ll Learn
Projects with Real-World Relevance
Complete mastery-based projects based on problems encountered in business application development. You’ll design software systems to solve complex problems.
Flexible Learning Plan
Kenzie Academy is learner-centered, which means you’re given the flexibility to shape your own online learning experience by customizing a schedule with your advisor.
The Learning Experience
This program offers instructional team-facilitated sessions and independent learning opportunities such as topic sessions, Q&A’s, project-based activities, assessments, and more.
Amazon Software Development Engineer (SDE)
You may qualify for a role at Amazon. Although we cannot guarantee you a job at Amazon, we will equip you with the skills and mindset to be successful in the job searching process.
The program covers engineer-specific job skills development, along with interview prep, mentoring, mock interviews, practice problems, and how to talk about algorithms.
- Length: 12 months
- Next Start Dates: July 2022
- Tuition: $20,000
- Hours: 30-40 hours per week
- Program Location: Online, available to U.S. and international learners
- Computer Requirements: View our computer requirements here
- Sample Schedule: The sample schedule here is an example of what your schedule could look like; however, we’ll work with you to make one that works best for you.
Benefits of Kenzie vs Other Bootcamps
Amazon Technical Academy
Amazon Technical Academy began as an internal training program designed to help non-technical Amazon employees upskill into technical careers. Now, Kenzie Academy is working directly with Amazon to offer Amazon Technical Academy training to the general public to help all learners like you gain software engineering knowledge and skills, so you can advance in the tech field as a software development engineer.
Apply Your Academic Credits Toward a Degree at SNHU
You may be eligible to apply your certificate toward a degree program at Southern New Hampshire University. This is an opportunity to pursue a bachelor’s degree without starting from scratch. Explore a degree like SNHU’s bachelor’s in computer science and speak to your admissions counselor to learn more.
Partner with our Career Services and Employer Engagement Team
Kenzie’s Career Services and Employer Engagement team will walk you through career-readiness training covering interview prep, resume reviews, and more. You’ll partner with an advisor who will offer personalized career guidance, help connect you with employer partners, and advise you on your job search. Our goal is for you to gain the tools to become a confident and excellent candidate.
Software Engineering Certificate Details
Specialize in Java:
Java is one of the most widely used programming languages for developing applications to solve business problems. It’s well-documented, which equips you with access to resources to leverage problem solving. Java’s wide usage suggests that there are, and will likely continue to be, many career opportunities for Java developers.
Master Software Engineering:
Learn to develop, build, and maintain computer systems, databases, and applications. You can expect to use systemic, disciplined, and measurable approaches to find efficient solutions to a problem for companies or clients. As you gain experience, you can pursue roles like Java backend developer, DevOps engineer, solutions architect, scrum master, and business analyst.
Accomplish Program Goals:
Curriculum is based on these goals guided by each module: syntax and logic, edge cases and testing, code efficiency, writing code readability and reusability, systems architecture, usability, security, real-world experience, and career readiness. Our Academic team of advisors, facilitators, coaches, and evaluators will help you reach these goals throughout the program.
FOUNDATIONS AND PROGRAM CURRICULUM (36 Total Credits)
In this course, learners learn about API Design considerations, more advanced DynamoDB features, and new Java fundamentals including developing and implementing functionalities to execute code asynchronously. By the end of the course, learners will be able to use DynamoDB scan to find and filter data, use JSON Serialization to transform Java objects to and from the text-based JSON format, and build a mental model of how Trees and Graphs work and why they’re used. Enrollment in the Software Engineering – Backend Development certificate program required.
In this course, Java Concepts 8, and the subsequent course, Java Concepts 9, learners are prepared for the critical transition from learner to a working Software Engineer by completing a Capstone Project. The Capstone Project prepares learners for this transition through exposure to similar expectations and environments similar to real on-the-job training. Throughout the Capstone Projects, learners will work independently to assist in learning what is needed to deliver results, develop previously-defined functionality, and perform and receive multiple evaluations from peers and instructional staff. The Capstone Project is a group project spreading out the responsibility and provides learners with the opportunity to work collaboratively and hold each other accountable within an Agile environment. Enrollment in the Software Engineering – Backend Development certificate program required.
Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely not! We’re looking for self-starters who are curious about technology and like working with diverse groups of people. Our learners are driven problem-solvers who can handle when things get tough and who enjoy being part of a collaborative tech community. Kenzie is open to all applicants with a good attitude, eagerness to learn, ability to adapt, and enthusiasm for gaining new knowledge and skills.
Our courses are offered 100% online only to provide you with flexibility and the ability to self-pace your learning according to your schedule.
The number of hours you can work depends on how efficiently you manage your time, and how much time you need to put into your coursework. Every learner learns at a different pace, and our advisors can work with you to plan your schedule so you can better balance work and learning. We recognize that many of our learners need a job and income while attending Kenzie. Therefore, we intentionally designed this online program to accommodate the work and busy schedules of our learners.
Prospective learners must meet the following criteria:
- High school diploma or equivalent
- 18 years or older
- Fluent in English
You’ll earn a Software Engineering – Backend Development Certificate. The Software Engineering program is not a degree program. There is a growing list of employers today that no longer require degrees for developers and other tech adjacent roles. By earning your certificate, you’ll save time and money by only learning the skills that are relevant to a job in the field of software engineering.
Upcoming Start Dates:
- July 2022
Apply now to speak with an Admissions Counselor to determine the best time for you to start!