Beach Coders Academy
Beach Coders Academy offers 4 week front end web development and UX design courses just minutes from Los Angeles in El Segundo, California. Beach Coders offers small class sizes to maximize learning and prepares students for a career in front end development or further study to become a full stack web developer.
Upon graduation, Beach Coders offers job placement services in partnership with Launch Code. Launch Code places candidates in jobs and apprenticeships to continue learning under the guidance of a mentor. More than 90% of apprentices are hired full-time within 90 days.
Recent Beach Coders Academy Reviews: Rating 4.68
Front End Web Development
Beach Coders offers our premier “Front End Web Development” 30 day coding program. The course is designed to get anyone, regardless of experience, versed in coding and able to functionally create with code. Students will learn a diverse array of language syntax and techniques as well as collaborate with their classmates to build their own portfolio of work that they can take with them upon completion. Time commitment for the course is 30 days, 5 days a week, 3 hours daily with some homework as well.
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Today’s developers need a holistic understanding of the complete life cycle in software development. This immersive covers User Experience (UX), and User Interface (UI) design to give students the skills needed to design any interface from websites to apps and software systems. An absolute must for those seeking design and system flow opportunities in the digital industry.
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I have been a print designer for 20+ years and I have been wanting to take a course in UX for the past two years. I finally did some research and found Beach Coders Academy. I talked to several students including a student who said they left a bad review and from my understanding it was more of a disgruntled student who could not be placed type of situation, but everyone has their own story. I do feel that after speaking with a few other students, the one on one coaching that Beach Coders Academy had, made it that much more appealing. I compared it to General Assembly, which also is a great course but too expensive and the classes don't give you as much one on one. I keep saying this because for me that was a big factor.
My dream for this class was to be able to take my idea for an app I have been sitting on and develop it finally as a project for myself, and finally learn how to develop a UX project from concept to wireframes. The UI was the easy part for me but UX is a totally different discipline and in order to compete in the market I needed to learn UX, speak the language and also create my app.
I highly encourage going into a UX class with a project you want to develop, it makes it more impactful and fun to see it come to life.
The instructors at BCA were able to guide me and inspire me to develop my final project. I am currently collaborating on a new UX project and I am excited to see where my new set of skills will take me. As far as my app, I am testing and refining the UI and building a pitch deck to get it off the ground, that's another thing, James, the founder, walked me through all the steps needed to take my idea to market, I had a ton of questions :). So, grateful.
Their web site is full of hypes. But their curriculum did not teach me anything more than I had already known through various free online tutorials such as Lynda.com. Very disappointing. Since this school is unaccredited, there is no credibility in the job market either. Their claim for a six-figure job just by taking tihis class is totally unrealistic.
I moved from Spain to Los Angeles to attend this course and i would do the same again if I could!
Our professor, Christoph made things super easy to follow and understand, giving us tons of usefull examples and coding along exercises. All classes were recorded so we were able to check everything we learnt on home later.
We were able to creat different apps that I wouldn't expect me to develop and what it's more important, get to love coding, so right now I feel confident enough tos tart developing my own projects
I started this course with very little knowledge of HTML, looking to reinvent myself in a completely different jobmarket. The instruction is fast paced but, Cristoph, amazingly explains everything in a way that makes it easy to understand. The important part of this course is to put in as much time as you can practicing and researching. You'll get exactly what you put into this course with the extra time and effort. "There is no progress without struggle."
Thank you Cristoph and Beach Coders!
I came into this course only knowing the very basics of HTML & CSS. I was really nervous on day 1 but found myself to be excited as days went on. My instructor, Christoph, was super knowledgeable, helpful and taught our class in the best possible way. I really appreciate him squeezing in as much information as possible. You must spend a lot of time practicing on your own outside of class otherwise you may fall behind. I enjoyed this class very much and highly recommend it. I feel that I have learned a lot and I am excited to continue coding and growing to be as good as Christoph one day! :)
The instructor was very knowledgeable and was able to point me in the right direction even after the course was finished.The curriculum was clearly outlined and it was a lot of work but so worth it in the end - I learned a ton! If you spend 1-2 hours outside of class to study then you should be fine - don't procrastinate!
All-in-all it was a great course that opened my eyes to what programming really is and where it could take me.
I just finished the August 2016 "bootcamp."
The course provides a very surface-level overview of some of the technologies you need to learn to to get a job as a front end developer, but it is NOT the same caliber nor does it go to the same depth as some other coding bootcamps (such as Codesmith). Most importantly -- there is NO emphasis placed on learning how to solve problems, which is perhaps the most important skill a developer can have.
The program accepts everyone and has no prerequisites, which sounds nice and inclusive, but in retrospect should have been a red flag -- the class ends up teaching to the person in the room who knows the least. If that's you, you're in luck. If it's not, you are twiddling your thumbs.
I wouldn't characterize the program as a complete waste, but there are DEFINITELY better options out there in terms of value for what you'll learn. I would recommend exploring some of the free or affordable meetups available through Codesmith / Build With Code and Learn to Code LA. For the price, you definitely get more value for the money going through the programs offered online by Treehouse and others.
Response From: James of Beach Coders Academy
I went into this with zero web or tech skills which had prevented me in the past from moving forward with my curiosity about UX Design.
With encouragement and an individualized program, I not only gained a good understanding of UX, but a solid start on my portfolio and some confidence to move forward after I graduated.
Beach Coders cares about the future of its students. How you apply what you learned there to your job, career, or any area of your life is taken into serious consideration and is something I especially appreciated. For anyone out there looking for a program that cares about each person as an individual, I encourage him/her to enroll (and perhaps fullfill some curiosity and conquer some fears, like I did).
The course lived up to my expectations and beyond even though I consider myself an experienced web specialist. It's impossible to have a complete knowledge of all the nuances of web development so I took the course as a personal refresher and to get a guage of some of the newer technologies and review some best practices. This class is beneficial to even those who have more advanced technical knowledge of web development and I highly recommend it.
I took the course and found it to be a great experience. The instructor was passionate and made it fun! Even though it was a lot of content in just 4 weeks, by the end of the course I had absolutely no doubts at all. Super professional content, I felt everything we covered was on the cutting edge of front end development. I absolutely recommend it!
I took beach coder's front end web development course in June 2016 and it was absolutely amazing. I learned so much in the 4 weeks of being there that I now feel 100% confident as a web developer. As a matter of fact, I can safely say that this course reignited my passion for coding. The instructor was so passionate and knowledgeable about web development, that he actually made it a fun experience. Plus what I liked the most is that the instructor was there for us everyday to help us out personally and to answer any of our questions. Thanks Beach Coders! I highly recommend this course!
Coming into this program felt very intimidating and overwhelming at first. However, from day one, the lessons were great and very easy to understand, thanks to the friendliness and assistance of our instructor. Despite the course being four weeks, I learned so much and I feel comfortable with using the skills I developed and being able to apply these skills in the future. Thanks, Beach Coders!
I took the course in June 2016. The course is structured well and the instructor was very helpfull. I had a strong computer science background and still found all the information very useful. The classes are interactive and fun. The small tips and tricks that are needed to push front end web devlopment to the next level are very usefull. Had a lovely experience and would definately recommend this to all the people out there who have inclnation to web development!
This course was great since I was a beginner. I had signed up for online courses, but I wanted to get a solid foundation. It was nice to come in and have an instructor face-to-face instructor to learn the basics. It was a small class environment, and it was nice to be able to ask questions as the class was in progress. The class met everyday, except weekends, for four weeks. It was less daunting than I initially thought, and after taking this course I feel confident with moving forward with my coding skills. The instructor was great and knowledgeable. It was great to have him work through what we'd be learning, and then given an exercise to practice the new skills. The instructor would also provide third party resources that were invaluable, whether it was being able to practice our coding skills or areas to help us when we stumble. Great course.