Arkansas Coding Academy
Arkansas Coding Academy offers a 3-month bootcamp in Android Development in Conway, Arkansas. The program covers the building blocks of Java and Android OS. ACA wants to provide individuals with the skills and mentorship to succeed in the technology industry, and create a talent pipeline from classroom to workforce.
ACA will help students find jobs, and has a number of partnerships with various employers. ACA may also provide childcare and transportation expenses for eligible students.
The bootcamp is a collaborative effort between the University of Central Arkansas, the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and other business partners.
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Their Android course was way overpriced ($6,000) and was unorganized with poor instruction. It looks like a bargain compared to other code schools. However, the course is really just a recruitment scam for an app development company called Metova. You pay your own money for the chance for them to see if you have the natural ability to be hired as a coder. Very little code learning actually takes place. The other "partners" listed on the website are essentially nonexistent and have little interest in the academy. They are only there for namesake. The teacher was a Metova employee and only concentrated on the students who sat close to him and hogged his attention instead of regularly getting off of the couch and walking around to see what we were working on or if we needed anything. Whe you learn to code, a lot of the time, you don't even know whether or not you need help since everything is so foreign. Feedback about lab assignments was rarely given, only a completion grade. In his defense,15 students per one teacher is not a good model, especially at such a high price tag. You are not allowed to leave the premises, and the classroom is too small for that many people. It's not a good environment. Career assistance is almost nonexistent. The director spends most of her time trying to recruit prospective students into paying for an overpriced broken program rather than fixing problems with the course and marketing from the ground up. I also noticed from pictures online that the incoming classes are receiving PC computers instead of MacBook Air computers like we received but the course cost is still the same $6K. Another cost cutting measure. More than half of the Android graduates are NOT employed in a coding career and it has been nearly 6 months after graduation. Spend your money on something inexpensive like Udacity and and don't waste your time and money on this course.