SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) --Dozens of people in San Francisco started an intense kind of boot camp Monday that's designed to get them a job in the tech industry.
Students at Hack Reactor are getting an orientation before beginning the 12 week course. People between the ages of 17 and 50 will spent at least 11 hours a day, six days a week, learning to write computer code, which is the basic language for all software.
Organizers say the intensity is what sets them apart from a 4 year college.
"In a very real way, when people graduate from a university, they can't build a website, but when they graduate from this, they can", said Anthony Phillips, CEO of Hack Reactor.
Student Emily Dong said, "It seems like Hack Reactor covers a lot of the modern tools you'd actually use on the job. And I don't really have four years to go back to school or the money to do that."
Tuition is more than $17,000. The program claims that 99 percent of the graduates will get job offers in just weeks after graduation.