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Code Fellows

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Code Fellows

Avg Rating:4.25 ( 132 reviews )

Code Fellows offers full and part-time software development, ops and cybersecurity courses online and in-person from their Seattle, Washington location. Since their first cohort in 2013, Code Fellows has taught over 1,400 graduates and iterated on their curriculum and format to ensure students receive the most industry-relevant training as effectively and efficiently as possible. Students are immersed in their learning with daily lectures, pair programming, weekly presentations from full-time instructional staff who are professionals in the industry, one-week project sprints, and more. Code Fellows graduates work at Amazon, Microsoft, Zillow, Expedia, XBOX, NIKE, Amazon, Starbucks, Nordstrom, and over 700 other companies.

The modular style of the Code Fellows program allows students to test into the course level that is most appropriate for their current skill level. In addition, the modular class structure allows students to choose the schedule and timing that meets their needs. Technologists with some experience can test into intermediate or advanced-level courses, while beginners can build their experience from the ground up, starting with an introductory course. Code Fellows also offers courses that run nights and weekends, both in-person or online to accommodate students who plan to continue working while going to school.

Code Fellows’ has several options at the advanced 400 level that run 10-weeks for full-time courses and 20 weeks for part-time courses. These include a Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript, Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Python, Code 401: Advanced Software Development in ASP.NET Core, Code 401: Advanced Software Development for Mobile Applications, Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Java with SpringMVC & Android, and Ops 401: Cybersecurity Engineering.

Code Fellows is committed to breaking down systemic barriers and ensuring all people are treated with respect and dignity. Whether Black American, Native American, Hispanic American, career changer, recent college graduate, woman, military veteran, unemployed or underemployed, or a code school student looking to join a better program, Code Fellows wants to help these individuals find a rewarding new career in tech. Through The Scholarship Fund, individuals that come from these backgrounds are able to apply for scholarships that cover up to 70 percent of tuition. In addition, one full-ride scholarship is granted to a Black American in every cohort.

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  • Code 102: Intro to Software Development (Full-Time)

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    HTML, Git, JavaScript, CSS, Front End, GitHub
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week1 Week
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$1,000
    Class size30
    LocationOnline, Seattle
    Not sure where or how to start learning software development? Or maybe you’re discouraged by the confusing interfaces, unclear error messages, and unexplained concepts of online coding tutorials. Just want a little help ramping up for Code 201? If you’re ready to get unstuck and move beyond the concepts covered in Code 101, come work with experienced developers who can help guide you through your learning. Join us for Code 102! You’ll blast through preparations for Code 201, while getting a tour of the tools and techniques of modern developers. Learn more: https://www.codefellows.org/courses/code-102/intro-to-software-development/
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Code 102: Intro to Software Development (Part-Time)

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    HTML, Git, JavaScript, CSS, Front End, GitHub
    In PersonPart Time20 Hours/week2 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$1,000
    Class size30
    LocationOnline, Seattle
    Not sure where or how to start learning software development? Or maybe you’re discouraged by the confusing interfaces, unclear error messages, and unexplained concepts of online coding tutorials. Just want a little help ramping up for Code 201? If you’re ready to get unstuck and move beyond the concepts covered in Code 101, come work with experienced developers who can help guide you through your learning. Join us for Code 102! You’ll blast through preparations for Code 201, while getting a tour of the tools and techniques of modern developers. Learn more: https://www.codefellows.org/courses/code-102/intro-to-software-development/
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Code 102: Intro to Software Development (Self-Paced)

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    HTML, Git, JavaScript, CSS, Front End, GitHub
    OnlinePart Time10 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$1,000
    Class size30
    LocationOnline, Seattle
    Not sure where or how to start learning software development? Or maybe you’re discouraged by the confusing interfaces, unclear error messages, and unexplained concepts of online coding tutorials. Just want a little help ramping up for Code 201? If you’re ready to get unstuck and move beyond the concepts covered in Code 101, come work with experienced developers who can help guide you through your learning. Join us for Code 102! You’ll blast through preparations for Code 201, while getting a tour of the tools and techniques of modern developers. Learn more: https://www.codefellows.org/courses/code-102/intro-to-software-development/
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Code 201: Foundations of Software Development (Full-Time)

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    HTML, Git, JavaScript, Design, CSS, Front End, MVC, Agile, REST, GitHub
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$5,000
    Class size30
    LocationOnline, Seattle
    Build a strong software development foundation and learn how to use HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and various libraries to create fully-functional web apps. This course guides students toward developing a well-rounded foundation of skills necessary for modern web development. These skills include HTML, CSS, and JavaScript coding; utilizing Git workflow processes, project organization, designing with wireframing and employing introductory Agile development methods. This course includes a career coaching curriculum to get you ready for your job search. The course totals 160 hours, including lectures, lab, coworking, and collaborative projects. Learn more: https://www.codefellows.org/courses/code-201/foundations-of-software-development/
    Financing
    Deposit500
    Financing
    Lending partners available, including Skills Fund and Climb
    ScholarshipScholarships Available: https://www.codefellows.org/scholarship-fund/
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkCode 102: https://www.codefellows.org/courses/code-102/intro-to-software-development/ or equivalent
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Code 201: Foundations of Software Development (Part-Time)

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    HTML, Git, JavaScript, Design, CSS, Front End, MVC, Agile, GitHub
    In PersonPart Time20 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$5,000
    Class size30
    LocationOnline, Seattle
    Build a strong software development foundation and learn how to use HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and various libraries to create fully-functional web apps. This course guides students toward developing a well-rounded foundation of skills necessary for modern web development. These skills include HTML, CSS, and JavaScript coding; utilizing Git workflow processes, project organization, designing with wireframing and employing introductory Agile development methods. This course includes a career coaching curriculum to get you ready for your job search. The course totals 160 hours, including lectures, lab, coworking, and collaborative projects. Learn more: https://www.codefellows.org/courses/code-201/foundations-of-software-development/
    Financing
    Deposit500
    Financing
    Lending partners available, including Skills Fund and Climb
    ScholarshipScholarships Available: https://www.codefellows.org/scholarship-fund/
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkCode 102: https://www.codefellows.org/courses/code-102/intro-to-software-development/ or equivalent
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Code 301: Intermediate Software Development (Full-Time)

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    HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, Design, User Experience Design, CSS, Express.js, Data Structures, Algorithms, Front End, Scrum, MVC, Agile, REST, SQL, GitHub
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$5,000
    Class size30
    LocationOnline, Seattle
    Becoming a well-rounded developer is much more than learning language syntax. In this intensive course, you will study the common core of software development, including MVC architecture, object-oriented and functional programming, and computer science fundamentals such as basic data structures and algorithms. Come learn how to create and launch web apps in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, with the help of third-party APIs and libraries from around the web. This course includes a career coaching curriculum to get you ready for your job search. The course totals 160 hours, including lectures, lab, coworking, and collaborative projects. Learn more: https://www.codefellows.org/courses/code-301/intermediate-software-development/
    Financing
    Deposit500
    Financing
    Lending partners available, including Skills Fund and Climb
    ScholarshipScholarships Available: https://www.codefellows.org/scholarship-fund/
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelIntermediate
    Prep WorkCode 201 https://www.codefellows.org/courses/code-201/foundations-of-software-development/ or equivalent experience
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Code 301: Intermediate Software Development (Part-Time)

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    HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, Design, User Experience Design, CSS, Express.js, Data Structures, Algorithms, Front End, Scrum, MVC, Agile, REST, SQL, GitHub
    In PersonPart Time20 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$5,000
    Class size30
    LocationOnline, Seattle
    Becoming a well-rounded developer is much more than learning language syntax. In this intensive course, you will study the common core of software development, including MVC architecture, object-oriented and functional programming, and computer science fundamentals such as basic data structures and algorithms. Come learn how to create and launch web apps in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, with the help of third-party APIs and libraries from around the web. This course includes a career coaching curriculum to get you ready for your job search. The course totals 160 hours, including lectures, lab, coworking, and collaborative projects. Learn more: https://www.codefellows.org/courses/code-301/intermediate-software-development/
    Financing
    Deposit500
    Financing
    Lending partners available, including Skills Fund and Climb
    ScholarshipScholarships Available: https://www.codefellows.org/scholarship-fund/
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelIntermediate
    Prep WorkCode 201 https://www.codefellows.org/courses/code-201/foundations-of-software-development/ or equivalent experience
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in ASP.NET Core

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    Git, C#, .NET, ASP.NET, Design, Data Structures, Algorithms, Scrum, MVC, Agile, REST, SQL, Cloud Computing, GitHub
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,000
    Class size30
    LocationOnline, Seattle
    Learn to write clean, well-tested, advanced C# code using industry-standard software engineering patterns and Microsoft's new ASP.NET Core framework. You will use Visual Studio Community Edition to create ASP.NET MVC Core applications and work with Azure to deploy applications onto a live server within the cloud. The course focuses on fundamental computer science concepts like object-oriented programming, advanced data structures and algorithms, and the foundations of Microsoft’s ASP.NET Core Framework. Students will progressively build projects from start to finish following industry best practices and standard agile methodology. This course includes a career coaching curriculum to get you ready for your job search, plus job search assistance after graduation. The course totals 400 hours, including lectures, lab, coworking, and collaborative projects. Learn more: https://www.codefellows.org/courses/code-401/advanced-software-development-in-asp-net-core/
    Financing
    Deposit500
    Financing
    Lending partners available, including Skills Fund and Climb
    ScholarshipScholarships Available: https://www.codefellows.org/scholarship-fund/
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelIntermediate to Advanced
    Prep WorkCode 301: https://www.codefellows.org/courses/code-301/intermediate-software-development/ or equivalent experience
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript (Full-Time)

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,000
    Class size30
    LocationOnline, Seattle
    Build full-stack web applications with server-side Node.js and modern, client-side, front-end libraries and frameworks, including React. Throughout this intensive course, you will study data structures and algorithms, professional software development techniques, and established industry best practices as you advance your skills in full-stack JavaScript. This course includes a career coaching curriculum to get you ready for your job search, plus job search assistance after graduation. The course totals 400 hours, including lectures, lab, coworking, and collaborative projects. Learn more: https://www.codefellows.org/courses/code-401/advanced-software-development-in-full-stack-javascript/
    Financing
    Deposit500
    Financing
    Lending partners available, including Skills Fund and Climb
    ScholarshipScholarships Available: https://www.codefellows.org/scholarship-fund/
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelIntermediate to Advanced
    Prep WorkCode 301: https://www.codefellows.org/courses/code-301/intermediate-software-development/ or equivalent experience
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript (Part-Time)

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,000
    Class size30
    LocationOnline, Seattle
    Build full-stack web applications with server-side Node.js and modern, client-side, front-end libraries and frameworks, including React. Throughout this intensive course, you will study data structures and algorithms, professional software development techniques, and established industry best practices as you advance your skills in full-stack JavaScript. This course includes a career coaching curriculum to get you ready for your job search, plus job search assistance after graduation. The course totals 400 hours, including lectures, lab, coworking, and collaborative projects. Learn more: https://www.codefellows.org/courses/code-401/advanced-software-development-in-full-stack-javascript/
    Financing
    Deposit500
    Financing
    Lending partners available, including Skills Fund and Climb
    ScholarshipScholarships Available: https://www.codefellows.org/scholarship-fund/
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelIntermediate to Advanced
    Prep WorkCode 301: https://www.codefellows.org/courses/code-301/intermediate-software-development/ or equivalent experience
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Java with SpringMVC & Android

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    Git, Mobile, Data Structures, Algorithms, Android, Java, Front End, Scrum, MVC, Agile, Cloud Computing, GitHub
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,000
    Class size30
    LocationOnline, Seattle
    Learn to write clean, crystal-clear, well-tested, advanced Java code using industry-standard software engineering patterns while building servers with SpringMVC and mobile apps with Android. In this course, you will use IntelliJ IDEA and Android Studio to create Java applications. You will deploy the applications to a scalable cloud server platform, install your Android applications onto your phone, and have the apps communicate with AWS services like DynamoDB, Cognito, Pinpoint and Lambda using AWS Amplify. The course focuses on fundamental computer science concepts such as object-oriented programming, advanced data structures and algorithms, Big O asymptotic analysis, and the structure of statically typed languages. This course includes a career coaching curriculum to get you ready for your job search, plus job search assistance after graduation. The course totals 400 hours, including lectures, lab, coworking, and collaborative projects. Learn more: https://www.codefellows.org/courses/code-401/advanced-software-development-in-java-with-springmvc-and-android/
    Financing
    Deposit500
    Financing
    Lending partners available, including Skills Fund and Climb
    ScholarshipScholarships Available: https://www.codefellows.org/scholarship-fund/
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelIntermediate to Advanced
    Prep WorkCode 301: https://www.codefellows.org/courses/code-301/intermediate-software-development/ or equivalent experience
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Python (Full-Time)

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,000
    Class size30
    LocationOnline, Seattle
    Learn the language used at NASA, Instagram, Dropbox, and other companies large and small – as you build professional-grade apps in Python. Throughout this intensive course, you will study professional software development techniques and practices as you advance your skills in Python. This course includes a career coaching curriculum to get you ready for your job search, plus job search assistance after graduation. The course totals 400 hours, including lectures, lab, coworking, and collaborative projects. Learn more: https://www.codefellows.org/courses/code-401/advanced-software-development-in-python/
    Financing
    Deposit500
    Financing
    Lending partners available, including Skills Fund and Climb
    ScholarshipScholarships Available: https://www.codefellows.org/scholarship-fund/
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelIntermediate to Advanced
    Prep WorkCode 301: https://www.codefellows.org/courses/code-301/intermediate-software-development/ or equivalent experience
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Python (Part-Time)

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,000
    Class size30
    LocationOnline, Seattle
    Learn the language used at NASA, Instagram, Dropbox, and other companies large and small – as you build professional-grade apps in Python. Throughout this intensive course, you will study professional software development techniques and practices as you advance your skills in Python. This course includes a career coaching curriculum to get you ready for your job search, plus job search assistance after graduation. The course totals 400 hours, including lectures, lab, coworking, and collaborative projects. Learn more: https://www.codefellows.org/courses/code-401/advanced-software-development-in-python/
    Financing
    Deposit500
    Financing
    Lending partners available, including Skills Fund and Climb
    ScholarshipScholarships Available: https://www.codefellows.org/scholarship-fund/
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelIntermediate to Advanced
    Prep WorkCode 301: https://www.codefellows.org/courses/code-301/intermediate-software-development/ or equivalent experience
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Ops 101: Explore Cybersecurity

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    Growth Hacking, Mobile Security, Ethical Hacking, Network Security
    In PersonFull Time8 Hours/week0 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$99
    Class size50
    LocationOnline, Seattle
    Considering a career in cybersecurity? Start here! In this one-day workshop, you will experience the all-new Code Fellows cybersecurity program, learn how to protect yourself against cybercrime, and explore various cybersecurity career paths.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkNone
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Ops 102: Intro to Computer Operations (Full-Time)

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    Growth Hacking, Mobile Security, Ethical Hacking, Network Security
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week1 Week
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$1,000
    Class size30
    LocationOnline, Seattle
    Curious about how computers work? Ever wonder how technology professionals build physical computers, upgrade components, configure virtual machines? Join us for Ops 102! You’ll blast through preparations for Ops 201, while getting a tour of the tools and techniques of modern IT professionals at the single computer level. Learn more: https://www.codefellows.org/courses/ops-102/intro-to-computer-operations/
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkOps 101: https://www.codefellows.org/courses/ops-101/explore-cybersecurity/ or equivalent exposure to basic IT systems
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Ops 102: Intro to Computer Operations (Part-Time)

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    Growth Hacking, Mobile Security, Ethical Hacking, Network Security
    In PersonPart Time20 Hours/week2 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$1,000
    Class size30
    LocationOnline, Seattle
    Curious about how computers work? Ever wonder how technology professionals build physical computers, upgrade components, configure virtual machines? Join us for Ops 102! You’ll blast through preparations for Ops 201, while getting a tour of the tools and techniques of modern IT professionals at the single computer level. Learn more: https://www.codefellows.org/courses/ops-102/intro-to-computer-operations/
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkOps 101: https://www.codefellows.org/courses/ops-101/explore-cybersecurity/ or equivalent exposure to basic IT systems
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Ops 201: Foundations of Computer Operations

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$5,000
    Class size30
    LocationOnline, Seattle
    Learn to support technology operations by resolving issues with hardware, software, and virtual or cloud systems. In this hands-on course, you will deploy and troubleshoot Windows and Linux operating systems in various virtual and cloud environments. Key skills such as customer service, knowledge and process documentation, system shell proficiency, performance monitoring, system process management, issue handling, backup/imaging/recovery tools, and software application installation, maintenance, and removal will be practiced. The course focuses on practical systems support and troubleshooting. Students will utilize issue tracking systems and the ITIL service management framework to communicate, resolve, and document issues and incidents. Students will also study how endpoints interact with the greater IT infrastructure, exploring concepts such as network protocols, Wi-Fi, and server-based user identity support. This course includes a career coaching curriculum to get you ready for your job search. The course totals 160 hours, including lectures, lab, coworking, and collaborative projects. Learn more: https://www.codefellows.org/courses/ops-201/foundations-of-computer-operations/
    Financing
    Deposit500
    Financing
    Lending partners available, including Skills Fund and Climb
    ScholarshipScholarships Available: https://www.codefellows.org/scholarship-fund/
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkOps 102: https://www.codefellows.org/courses/ops-102/intro-to-computer-operations/ or equivalent
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Ops 301: Networking and Systems Administration

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$5,000
    Class size30
    LocationOnline, Seattle
    Gain hands-on Systems Administrator skills in this exciting course that follows the journey of the fictional Globex Corporation as it grows from a startup to a multinational enterprise with fully-functional network and information systems. As their new corporate systems administrator, get ready to upgrade obsolete systems and design new networks in this fast-paced learning environment that mirrors critical on-the-job scenarios designed to prepare you for real-world Ops challenges. The course integrates practical network and systems administration operations such as network design and troubleshooting, server deployment and configuration, user identity management, scripting & automation, and system health monitoring with professional exercises in change management and project planning in a simulated on-the-job narrative. This course includes a career coaching curriculum to get you ready for your job search. The course totals 160 hours, including lectures, lab, coworking, and collaborative projects. Learn more: https://www.codefellows.org/courses/ops-301/networking-and-systems-administration/
    Financing
    Deposit500
    Financing
    Lending partners available, including Skills Fund and Climb
    ScholarshipScholarships Available: https://www.codefellows.org/scholarship-fund/
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelIntermediate
    Prep WorkOps 201 https://www.codefellows.org/courses/ops-201/foundations-of-computer-operations/ or equivalent experience
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Ops 401: Cybersecurity Engineering

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,000
    Class size30
    LocationOnline, Seattle
    Ready to kickstart your exciting career in cyber ops? In this intensive course, delve into critical cyber processes like risk assessment, data encryption, network security, threat modeling, code analysis, vulnerability scanning, and incident response. Gain valuable ethical hacker skills in penetration testing, and show off your awesome new abilities in two resume-enhancing projects! Designed to prepare you for today’s most in-demand security skills, this hands-on course emphasizes practical cyber operations including both offensive and defensive roles. Students will gain cutting-edge cyber ops skills by analyzing and exploiting systems vulnerabilities, implementing defenses against common threats, and using cyber toolkits such as Kali Linux and Metasploit. Vulnerability scanning tools such as Nessus are utilized, as well as security monitoring tools such as Splunk. This course includes a career coaching curriculum to get you ready for your job search, plus job search assistance after graduation. The course totals 400 hours, including lectures, lab, coworking, and collaborative projects. Learn more: https://www.codefellows.org/courses/ops-401/cybersecurity-engineering/
    Financing
    Deposit500
    Financing
    Lending partners available, including Skills Fund and Climb
    ScholarshipScholarships Available: https://www.codefellows.org/scholarship-fund/
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelIntermediate to Advanced
    Prep WorkOps 301: https://www.codefellows.org/courses/ops-301/networking-and-systems-administration/ or equivalent experience
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Mike • Senior Technical Support Engineer • Student
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    I completed the entirety of the full stack JavaScript courses at Code Fellows in August. 

    I immediately began applying for jobs all around Seattle that fit my skill set, entry, junior, and otherwise. 

    Companies would not even give me the time of day because I do not have a BA. I even utilized some high-level internal referrals at several companies and would not even get a look.

    As a result I ended up taking essentially the same job I had before code fellows and am $20,000 poorer as a result.

    The coursework is great. I think if you have a BA it is a great and worthwhile investment. However, if you don't have that BA, avoid at all costs. It's simply not worth it.

    Additionally, they do not provide nearly enough follow-up job search support for the sheer amount of money you throw at them.

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    I'm a musician, an Army veteran and recently got my BS in audio engineering. When I entered the corporate world, I couldn't find anything that seemed like a good fit for me. I was in a dead-end job when someone sent me a couple links for Code Fellows. When I contacted Code Fellows I really felt like I was talking to a 'real' local person and was immediately comfortable and knew I would fit in. They helped me get set up with the GI Bill and before I knew it, I was on my way. I was excited and the Army really taught me the patience and willingness to work hard and fight through any challenges. My instructor Adam and classmates at Code Fellows were a great support as well. It was a really good feeling to know we were all in it together and wanted to help each other succeed. Code Fellows has given me the opportunity to create a better life for me and my family.

  • Remil • Software Engineer • Graduate
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    I was living in LA, planning to use my GI Bill funds to attend a code school that was advertising approval for GI Bill funds, turned out they weren't actually approved. I found out Code Fellows was approved, got in touch with them and it has worked out great. After my time in the Air Force, I became a day trader but wanted something more, there's no community aspect in that industry. In the coding world, it's all about community, it's awesome to be in such a supportive environment. The discipline I learned in the Air Force really helped me understand the time, rigor and dedication needed to code. The instructors at Code Fellows are dedicated and put in a lot of hard work to help you succeed - Brian is awesome. If it weren't for Code Fellows and their approval to accept GI Bill Funds, I probably wouldn't have had the opportunity to do this. Now I will be able to find a career doing what I enjoy most - coding!

  • Yana Radenska • Graduate
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    I just finished the 401 Full Stack JavaScript class (having also taken 201 and 301 at Code Fellows). My experience has been phenomenal the entire way through. The staff and TAs are dedicated to student success, both in terms of the technical curriculum (web development) and preparation for entering the job market. Code Fellows instructors are not only experts in the field, they are also deeply attuned to how people learn to code, what works and what doesn't, and what students need from instructors to do their best work. Both of the instructors I had genuinely cared about each and every student and their progress. They also shared invaluable knowledge of the many aspects of what it is like to work as a web developer.

    The staff and instructors are constantly working to keep the curriculum relevant to current industry practices and making connections and deepening relationships with area companies that hire web developers. Code Fellows also places a big emphasis on using educational strategies that work, and despite already doing a phenomenal job in this area, they continue to strive to be even better in this area. They very much value and use student input to help improve their courses.

    It is hard work to get through these classes, but Code Fellows gives you all the tools to do well assuming you are willing to invest the effort and time. For me personally, Code Fellows not only gave me the focus to learn what I needed to learn to become an entry level web developer, but additionally their dedicated and passionate staff made me love coding more than I thought possible. 

  • Jacob Isenberg • Student
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    After graduating with a 4-year degree in the sciences, I got a great job at the Fred Hutch here in Seattle. It's a company with a mission that I care about, but I had ambitions to contribute more than allowed by my current role - I needed more skilled training.  So thankfully with the support of my manager, I started searching for code schools that offer night courses, so I could keep working during the day. 

    I was referred to Code Fellows by a friend, and after reading about their courses, career development and their great reviews I knew Code Fellows was right for me. I'd been teaching myself how to code using online resources but wanted to work with other people to improve my collaborative coding skill-sets. Code Fellows provided the educational structure and instructional resources in a teamwork-oriented environment that helped me succeed. It took a ton of hard work and dedication, and now I'm graduating and ready to find a new career as a software developer. Thanks to Scott and Duncan for everything they did to help us get through it all - they're great instructors. Code Fellows is an excellent school and I highly recommend it!

  • Kenneth • Graduate
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    I’m an Army Veteran, and after doing my service, I wanted to get into a career where I could create stuff as well as have a more flexible schedule. I was trying to teach myself how to code, using Code Academy, Team Treehouse,  and other websites. Then after attending a Code Fellows 101 in NYC taught by Brook, I knew this was the school for me, so I decided to relocate to Seattle and attend the school full-time since they took the G.I Bill.  Mindy and Maggi in Admissions were great and helped me get the GI Bill funds and the Code Fellows Diversity Scholarship for their 401 course.

    I did very well and I think why I did well came down to a few things:

    1.  I wasn't afraid to ask questions

    2. I eliminated social media (a lot of students get distracted by social media)

    The discipline instilled from my military experience really helped me meet the deadlines for projects and assignments, which was critical to my success. The Instructor, Duncan, and one of the TAs, Judy, were awesome and very tough on grading. Our final project was very cool (if I say so myself) our small team used a Raspberry PI with voice and facial recognition technology to build a security system - the Code Fellows CEO said it was in his top three favorite demos of all time! I highly recommend Code Fellows! They have helped me succeed in getting the skills, knowledge and confidence to go out and get a great coding job!

  • Thomas Martinez • Graduate
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    Code Fellows rocks. I'm an Air Force veteran, four years in active duty, building jet engines.  After deciding I didn't want the smell of jet fuel on me at all times, and after graduating from college and deciding not to pursue a law degree, I found myself at Code Fellows.  I took Scott's night-time 201 course (Scott is an awesome instructor), and with Gi Bill funds and a Code Fellows Diversity Scholarship was ultimately able to quit my job to take Duncan's 401 (Duncan is also a fantastic instructor, and I had an exceptional TA to help me too, Judy).  I had a great experience.  It was very hard, but I excelled. I think the combination of the discipline I learned from sports (I'm a powerlifter) and the military, the self-learning I did through Coursera prior to starting the 201, combined with my willingness to ask for help when getting stuck, and to work with anyone in collaboration (I enjoy pair programming) all helped me excel.  Now I'm ready for a coding job!  I highly recommend the school, but be prepared to work hard, collaboratively with other students, if you decide to enroll.  Also, any amount of pre-course self-learning will help you immensely. Learning how to use Git and work at the command line ahead of time will help dramatically in your success.

  • Jaren Escueta • Student
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    I was living in Alaska, trying to figure out how to launch a new career, when I found out about Code Fellows. After testing into the 301 intermediate course, I packed up and moved to Seattle - and haven't looked back! One of the most helpful aspects is Career Development where we learn how to polish our online brand, market ourselves to potential employers, and figure out the 'why' that drives our decision making. I've already got an apprenticeship position lined up, where I'll be using the skills I picked up at Code Fellows after I graduate. It hasn't been easy, but it has been worth it. The instruction is very high-quality, the campus has a friendly and collaborative atmosphere, and the team made me feel at home. It's not perfect, but is there really such a thing? Code Fellows is definitely one of the top-tier coding schools in the nation, and the teachers and staff all celebrate the success of students that come through. But success doesn't happen without hard work, and as others have already expressed below, you will work your butt off to make it happen.
    Even as the start date for my first developer position draws near, I know I would be happy to come back and take another 401 or 501 course. You never stop learning with this job.
  • Chris • Developer • Graduate
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    Overall Experience: Truly a great program, that teaches all the key tools needed for getting started on the JavaScript stack. From the get go, had a great time learning the material, enjoyed really digging into all the different topics, met some great people as well! Your mileage may vary, but if you go with a positive mindset and really try to learn the material, you'll find many helpful people. We were even able to get professionals in the field to come in and give talks/demonstrations on various topics from whiteboarding, AGILE development, etc. Code Fellows really does care about your professional development, but be prepared to work HARD! It's very easy to fall behind because of the amount of information coming to you, but you'll find that it all starts clicking and the topics become easier to absorb. I think it speaks volumes when a graduating clas decides to hold a meetup to help each other with the job hunt and to do lightning talks on topics that help each other (algorithms and data structures, development, design methods, etc.).

    Curriculum: You start on JavaScript and you end in JavaScript. That's great because for bootcamps, you really want to keep hammering your skills in a few areas (limited time so master the important stuff). Since JavaScript is still the dominant web language out there, this is key. What's also great is the instructors are constantly keeping track of the latest developments in JavaScript/tech world and are updating the curriculum constantly. This is valuable for such a fast changing field like web development. I really appreciate the project weeks we have at the end of 201/301 and mid-401/end-401. You get some nice portfolio pieces and really get to learn how to code within a group of people.

    Instructors: Extremely knowledgable. The head instructor, Marty, was formerly in the field as a developer and has a lot of understanding of professional development. This is extremely valuable to have when it comes to considering a code camp since professional experience says a lot and you start adopting best practices fast. Because of this, the other instructors also produce professional work and teach in a clear and concise manner. They are really cool people and I still keep in touch today.

    Job Assistance: Super good. They brought in recruiters on the last day of 401 and we got to show off our projects. I managed to even snag an interview and ultimately an offer from a Fortune 500 company in the area ;). They bring in professionals who are currently in the field every week (during 401 class) who give talks on job hunting and how to present oneself, and even tackling white boarding. There are also a lot of job recruiters who connect with Code Fellows and contacts that are interested in CF grads. The administration also helps us with resume, cover letter writing, etc. as an ongoing process for those looking. Don't give up!

  • Jacob Hillman • IT Specialist • Graduate
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    The skills and resources Code Fellows taught got me a great job with promotion potential in the industry where I want to be working. It wasn't easy, but it was well worth the investment.

    Background:

    I took three courses from Code Fellows at the Portland Campus during their transition to the current curriculum in late 2015:

    --Unix and Git for Everyone (now essentially Code 101); 

    --Foundations I (a mix of Code 100 & 201); and

    --Code 201. 

    All the courses I took were nights/weekends, as I was employed full-time.

    As a college graduate with some graduate training, I found the Code Fellows instructors and staff very accessible and personable; but most importantly they were enthusiastic about going the extra mile to help their students succeed. The courses are very challenging (but doable), so their willingness to provide guidance, feedback and mentorship off-hours (the instructors for my courses have other full-time employment) was indispensible for my classmates and I.

    My IT background was in OS/Networking with no coding experience, but I was working in electronics maintenance at a regional medical center (thanks, Great Recession!) when I decided to improve my skillset to be more competitive in the job market. Code Fellows stood out to me because they had local, resident courses; their website is well designed, easy to navigate, and has informative, plain language content; but, most importantly, they offered both day AND night/weekend courses (which isn't common). ...I needed to keep my day job, so I could keep my house. 

    Curriculum:

    The coursework is accessible and well presented. The format is generally: See (lecture & examples); Walk-through (guided self/team work); Do (home/group work). Or, for fellow military: Crawl, Walk, Run.

    Early assignments were pretty easy, but with the 'stacked module' approach our assignments grew immediately and continually more sophisticated. New assignments built on and expanded previous work. This is cool because you get a lot of reinforcement; it's difficult because you have to stay on the ball and caught up.

    A word about the pre-work and homework: It was difficult. The prework made my life during the course MUCH easier. People who struggle completing reading assignments and homework will have a very hard time in Code Fellows courses. I had to dedicate 2-3 hours out-of-class for every hour in class. It was worth it!

    Outcomes:

    I didn't take the full curriculum because I was obligated to stay at my previous employer for another couple years. Job Assistance is, understandably, only available to students in the higher courses.

    My personal outcome is that I was selected for a developmental IT position with the US Forest Service, in a unit that has developed and implemented data acquisition and analysis software and a relational database available for public access. My training with Code Fellows was the deciding factor for being selected for this position.

    Not only was the Code Fellows training instrumental for being hired, but it also gave me a very strong foundation for beginning to learn Java and Python, which are required for my duties.

    I'm very excited to be begining a new chapter in my professional life, and thankfull to Code Fellows for providing me the keys to unlock!

  • Do recommend!
    - 11/12/2016
    Kate • Software Developer • Graduate
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    Prior to attending the 201 (Beginning JavaScript), 301 (Intermediate JavaScript), and 401 (Advanced JavaScript) courses at the Portland location I was wrapping up a decade-long series of jobs that left me feeling unfulfilled and unchallenged. I wanted to improve my skills so that I could provide my extended design and development services to a broader range of freelance clients and projects.

    Despite feeling throughout the 4.5 months of instruction that I was struggling to keep up, the support from the teaching staff and my peers was unparallelled. Once I graduated and began my job hunt it was clear that, while I didn't know everything there was to know about JavaScript, I had a firm foundation to build on, my in-class experiences provided a wide array of applicable examples for interviews and, and all of that stress and worry about breaking into the development world paid off in the end since I ended up landing a software development role a month and a half after graduation.

    If you're serious about getting into development, I highly recommend this program!

  • Mike • Software Engineer • Graduate
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    I took the JavaScript Dev Accelerator last year before it changed to the 401 course. It was a lot of work and if you're not willing to completely go for it and immerse yourself then you're not going to succeed, but if you can handle a crazy workload and are really ready for a change then it can be the right course for you.

    I don't know about other courses, but everyone I know from CF ( I dont' talk to everyone from the class ) is working in the tech industry. We did JavaScript, so  I can't speak to other classes. 

    It is for profit and it would be better if it was part of a community college program I think, but that said the teaching staff really cares and wants you to succeed. I don't want to sugar coat it, you will likely have a bunch of interviews before you get a job, but if you keep at it, there are jobs out there and plenty of them will give you a shot and if you can complete their code challenges then you can get the job.

    I think the harsh reviews here are too harsh, but the positive can also be too positive. There will be a lot of hard work and nothing is perfect, but I am happy working in tech now and I know my friends from my CF cohort are too. 

Code Fellows Outcomes

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100%
Graduation Rate
98%
Employed
$72,500
Median Salary

Of the students who enroll at Code Fellows, 100% graduated. 96% of graduates were job-seeking and 98% of job-seeking graduates found in-field employment after 180 days and report a median income of $72,500. Below is the 180 Day Employment Breakdown for 1096 graduates included in this report:

180 Day Employment Breakdown:

Full Time, In-Field Employee
81.7%
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position
12.1%
Short-term contract, part-time position, freelance
4.0%
Employed out-of-field
5.1%

Notes & Caveats:

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