Code Louisville @ BU

Every 90 days, there are about 100 unfilled junior software development opportunities open in the greater Louisville area, and those numbers are growing fast! If you are interested in pursuing a technology related career (specifically a position as a software developer), Code Lou @ BU is the program for you!

  • Gain access to the Code Louisville curriculum through Treehouse
  • Build an online portfolio of code that can be shared with employers
  • Meet once a week for two hours for 11-12 weeks and invest 10-20 hours per week practicing your skills
  • Receive a Code Louisville certificate upon completion of the course curriculum

Spring 2021 Program Information*

To register, please visit our Registration page

*All Spring 2021 courses will be held virtually via Zoom

Choose your Code Lou @ BU path:


Front-End Web Development

If you are interested in learning the basic coding languages that produce websites and web applications, this 12-week front-end web development course will get you started on this professional pathway. Learn HTML, CSS and JavaScript for a website or Web Application.

  • 11 Mondays / Feb. 15 - Apr. 26 / 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Orientation: Monday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m.
  • Pre-Work: Jan. 26 - Feb. 15     
  • Final projects due: May 3
  • Cost: $449 tuition + $150 Treehouse License fee (Alumni Discounted price: $381.65 tuition + $150 license fee)
  • Instructor: Marc MacCaferri
  • Registration deadline: Jan. 20 at noon

Program Structure:

  1. Complete 20 - 30 hours of pre-work issued before your course begins. The pre-work consists of courses through Treehouse (our online learning partner) covering HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Pre-work must be completed between the orientation and day of the first class.
  2. Complete the 11 weeks of course meet-ups and final project. 
  3. Once Front End Web Development is complete, you will have the option to continue to develop your skills with the follow up courses. Email for information on the follow up courses.


C# is an elegant and type-safe object-oriented language that enables developers to build a variety of secure and robust applications that run on the .NET Framework. C# is the most popular programming language in the Microsoft ecosystem of products. You can use C# to create Windows client applications, XML Web services, distributed components, client-server applications, database applications, and much, much more. Employers in Louisville who employ C# developers include: Humana, Revature, Appriss, Genscape, CGB Enterprises, Thorntons LLC, and others.

Front-End Web Development is recommended, but not required, as a prerequisite for this course.

  • 11 Mondays / Feb. 15 - Apr. 26 / 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Final projects due: May 3     
  • Cost: $449 tuition + $150 Treehouse License fee (Alumni Discounted price: $381.65 tuition + $150 license fee)
  • Instructor: Steve England
  • Registration deadline: Feb. 8 at noon

Follow Up Courses

The following three courses are offered to students who have completed Front End Web Development, either through Bellarmine’s Code Lou @ BU program or Code Louisville. If you believe you have the programming experience to skip the Front End Web Development option, please email and your portfolio or samples of your work can be reviewed to advance to one of these follow up courses.

Fullstack JavaScript

  • 11 Tuesdays / Feb. 16 - Apr. 27 / 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Final projects due: May 4     
  • Cost: $349 tuition + $150 Treehouse License fee (Alumni Discounted price: $296.65 tuition + $150 license fee)
  • Instructor: Jordin Marshall
  • Registration deadline: Feb. 8     


  • 11 Wednesdays / Feb. 17 – Apr. 28 (no class Nov. 25) / 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Final projects due: May 5     
  • Cost: $349 tuition + $150 Treehouse License fee (Alumni Discounted price: $296.65 tuition + $150 license fee)
  • Instructor: Pavan Yadlapalli
  • Registration deadline: Feb. 8 


  • 11 Thursdays / Feb. 18 - Apr. 29 / 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Final projects due: May 6     
  • Cost: $349 tuition + $150 Treehouse License fee (Alumni Discounted price: $296.65 tuition + $150 license fee)
  • Instructor: Jordin Marshall
  • Registration deadline: Feb. 8

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need any special equipment?
You will need a laptop (Windows, Mac, or Linux is okay) and access to the internet.

How much time is needed?
At least 15-20 hours of time is required each week working through the online courses, completing coding challenges, and developing your project. Code Louisville's curriculum moves very fast and grasping all the concepts may take multiple reviews of the videos and building practice apps to ensure your understanding of it. Ultimately, you will get as much value out of the program as you choose to put in.

Will this help me become a programmer?
Yes! Programming is a valuable skill that can be used in every industry. Knowledge of coding can elevate your career or establish a brand new career for you. Code Louisville's goal is to teach you everything you need to be a junior-level developer.

Will Code Louisville @ BU help me get a job?
We will help you learn the skills to get yourself a job! And don’t forget Bellarmine Alumni have career services for life! Set up an appointment with a career advisor to update your resume and launch your job search by emailing

What certification will I have after completing Code Louisville?
You will receive a certificate of completion from Code Louisville that is recognized and valued among Louisville-based tech companies. However, there are no well-recognized national industry certifications that will guarantee that you are “certified” as a software developer. This is a “show me” industry, and the projects that you build in your online portfolio by the end of each course will serve as your proof of the skills you have mastered through the program.

What about college degrees?
Software development knowledge can apply to just about any industry so if you already have a degree—even in a non-technical major—that's great, it will certainly help!

If you have any additional questions, please contact us at or 502.272.6161.

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