I looked at the Chubb link that you provided. Seems like a good deal. Make sure though, that they do not spend 90% of their time on HTML (easy to learn and therefore easy to teach). Also, get names/phone numbers of former students (school should provide this) - and call them up and see how they felt about the school - and also how their job search went along.
Note: Don't just rely on the placement figures that Chubb provides in their sales pitch. You gotta do your homework on this one. Go sit in on one or two sessions before signing up. Meet with and talk to the students.
The reason you need to do some research on this is that there seems to be alot
of "ripoff" 18 month computer schools out there that promise $60K/yr as a website developer. I refer you to www.jobcircle.com
(look for discussion area link on left side of page). I realize it's a crying wall - but you can get some insight of what not to do.
If Chubb is going to teach you Java, Servlets
- and I mean really, really teach you - then go for it. This is the heart and soul of Java today - surprisingly there is no certification exam for EJB or Servlets. Getting back to Chubb; the EJB should be an entire class unto itself - not just tacked onto the end of a 6 week Java class. The same applies to the Servlet part.
Also, ask to see sample EJB and Servlet projects that the students completed. If Chubb refuses to provide this - then walk away.
Just my two cents.
[This message has been edited by John Coxey (edited December 25, 2000).]