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Code Fellows

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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
  • So So
    - 2/9/2016
    Anonymous • Graduate
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    I recently went through their Code 301 course.  Could have received the same education through Tree house or Code Academy though and saved a lot of $.  

    Response From: Brook Riggio of Code Fellows
    Title: VP of Education
    Wednesday, Mar 09 2016
    Thanks for sharing your honest feedback about the Code 301 course. I'm sorry that you didn't receive the value you were expecting in this course. 

    At Code Fellows, we love Treehouse and Codecademy, and frequently recommend those resources to our students before, during, and after our courses. Our students often tell us that they learn more deeply when they have in-person help when they are stuck, can tackle projects with pair programming, partake in live code reviews, and receive personalized instruction. 

    For those considering studying online, we highly recommend also attending in-person meetups and taking time to connect with and learn from software developers who have been in the industry for a while. Previous Code Fellows students are also welcome to come back and use our coworking space. 

    We wish you the best in your ongoing learning journey. If you'd like to come in and talk about any other concerns you had about your time at Code Fellows, please let us know! 
  • Anonymous • Sofware Engineer • Graduate
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    I attended one of the last full stack javascript accelerator programs before it turned into '401'. I think it's basically the same, but the course was slightly shorter and cost less money. I never attended the prereq courses.

    I think the program was absolutely awesome for me. I learned a ton, and got a great job about 5 weeks after graduation. Plus I use what I learned all the time with my new job as a software engineer. Our instructor Tyler was top notch, and I really think the curriculum was an optimized way to learn.

    I have to admit that the Code Fellows I attended may be significantly different than the one that exists now. The courses, cost, and enrollment numbers are all different now from my understanding. It sounds like they are trying to increase tuition and enrollment across the board. I think it's fine to do that, but I wonder if that hurts the general rigor and selectivity of the school. I noticed they no longer have the job guarantee. I think that's a little sad, since I know I would not have attended without it. I still think that it's a great program that was absolutely key in my professional development. My teacher was awesome and I was lucky enough to be part of a cohort with some extremely talented peers. 

    If you're doing it right, you will be working for the knowledge that the course provides and not the certificate. My company didn't recognize Code Fellows at all, but they certainly saw that I was technically competant during my interview process. I can't attribute everything to CF. I taught myself javascript for 7 months prior to enrolling, but I would say I learned the most job relevant JS during the Code Fellows months.

    Overall, I'd say that if you are genuinely interested in computers and will work your arse off, then this is a great place to fulfill your potential. However, if you are approaching this like getting a generic college degree so you can have a piece of paper that says you are qualified, then you got it all wrong. You have to work hard to make this work. Code Fellows is only one piece of the puzzle.    

       

     

    Response From: Brook Riggio of Code Fellows
    Title: VP of Education
    Wednesday, Mar 09 2016
    Thanks for your review! We're glad to be a part of your ongoing journey. The new program is modular for this very reason. It's awesome when programmers can jump straight into our advanced courses. While some students opt for Code 201 and 301 to get up to speed, we love that there are so many quality resources available for developers who are ready to dive into JavaScript development. Congrats on your new job and feel free to stop back by the campus to say hello!
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    Right now it seems like the main goal of this company is to make a profit, and not actually turn out top notch programmers. They've split up their classes now, and are making a total of 20k off of students who go through the whole course. Their scholarships are miniscule. The TA's are usually students who finished the course before and don't actually know what they're talking about. Apparently the job gaurantee has gone away, and they didn't bother to notify any of their 401 students. 

    I had a great 201 and 301 experience, but will not be taking the 401 (the course that really matters). The teachers in the 201 and 301 were fantastic, and there were a few TA's (that have since left on to bigger and better things) that were great as well. But for 12k, you expect that to translate into the 401...it doesn't. 

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    - 1/10/2016
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    Codefellows broke up their development accelerator, which means you'll have to complete several courses (i.e CF201, CF301 and a 401) before you can specailise in either Javascript, Python or iOS. This also means higher course fees and a longer time out of the market. There was a lot of emphasis on getting you to move on to the next course, which meant it was hard to fail and you might not get honest feedback. In 201, the instructors and TAs were former students with no industry/teaching experience and modifying the syllabus from previous batches. Also, their programs are catered for locals, with international students receiving limited support. 

    If these do not bother you, then CF is a reasonable place to get you where you have to be in terms of web development foundations. 

  • Anonymous • Graduate
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    My experience was with the Python Dev Accelerator out of Seattle. Here are my thoughts.

    Pros:

    • Our instructor Cris was amazingly helpful; he works incredibly hard
    • The average student out of my Dev Accelerator was quite capable and talented; at least for my class, it was relatively high caliber
    • I got lucky and got a job that I really enjoy. I think I'm one of 7 out of 16 with a permanent position six months after starting
    • The curriculum that Cris created was good. It was a nice blend of working with up-to-date libraries while also developing CS fundamentals

    Cons:

    • Codefellows has gotten more expensive (12k for final program now and 20k for the full course; used to be 12k for the full course)
    • The 9 month job guarantee has quietly gone away
    • Each Codefellows Dev Accelerator (it's now called 401) is a one-man-show; single instructor classes despite each class being 100-200k in gross revenue
    • While there is some friendly job support via Gina, it really isn't enough. Many people were struggling to find good skill/career-building activities to pick up afterwards
    • The graduation statistics currently at codefellows.org/student-success-stories (which previously lived at codefellows.org/alumni-stats) haven't been updated properly in about 2 years. Average graduate salaries have gone down and job search times have gone up, and the histograms on this page are exactly the same that were there 2 years ago. As of writing this review they still cherry-pick update this page, which I find dishonest
    • The cost per unit time is on-par with high-profile bootcamps, including Hack Reactor and Galvanize. Those programs might have more comprehensive job and career support
    • Cris is worth whatever money he got. The value that Code Fellows adds is not worth it. Overall the program feels overpriced from a service-value perspective
  • Highly Recommend
    - 12/21/2015
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    I've taken two classes with Code Fellows thus far and have really enjoyed both. The learning atmosphere from my classmates to the instructors were always available to assist any time that I had a question. 

    Not only did I learn a lot of new things, I also have the experience of collaboration with other coders working on a project as well as a small portfolio of projects built up for when I go to seek a job.

    This pace of learning is a great choice if you're just looking to get out there and do right away. You can only learn so much by reading in a book, so I really like that Code Fellows focuses on real world applications and practices.

  • J M • Implementation Specialist • Graduate
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    It covers HTML, CSS, Javascript and using a Javascript Library (jquery). It's pretty quick overall. In theory it sounded great, and it was at night which made it approachable. I'm actually reviewing the previous iteration of this class, that was also a heck of a lot cheaper.

    The class started off pretty strong, but suffered from some serious structural issues going forward. It seemed to be a section of their full-time class that had been stretched over a longer period of time. My professor seemed incredibly intelligent, but in such a crowded class he came across a little overwhelmed. I think the group size (130+ participants) If anyone was to ask questions it felt out of place, there was interaction but always felt forced...like it was really just meant to be a lecture. While I'm certain the professor knew the material very well, he approached the class in a way that almost made him seem like he was the one who didn't do his homework. The whole thing felt a little unprepared.

    Great guy, odd class. I guess it did the job, in the most quick and dirty sort of way but I'm not sure I'd be interested in spending more on something full-time. 

  • iOS Track
    - 12/16/2015
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    My experience at Code Fellows has been great!  I came into the program with very little programming knowledge or experience, and I will be leaving feeling pretty ready to contribute as a developer wherever I land a job.  I have gotten plenty of help with the job placement, and have been very grateful for the feedback on social media, resumes, etc.

  • Clare • FullStack Developer • Graduate
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    In a matter of 8 weeks, we covered a full MEAN stack, starting with node.js and Express.js. My teacher was Tyler who focused on teaching us test driven development, and donated a class per week to covering common whiteboarding questions.  In addition to practicing relevant code during the week, Tyler took the time to 'pull back the hood' and explain vairous behind the scene functions that we woudl otherwise not see happening. When we started covering Angular.js and MongoDB again we were developing using TDD, and learning how to build the most efficient stack based on the size of the project. Additionally, we had weekly projects focused on building servers and stacks with a team of 3 to 4 people, designed to build up our GitHub repos and teach us how to work on dev teams. The curriculum was challenging but fair, at times it seems rather rushed due to the time constraints in the class, however the teacher, TAs and staff were readily available when I needed them. There was also a day every week that was focused on career development from designing a resume, answering interview questions and negotiating salary. Overall this was helpful, but seemed a bit excessive for the limited class time we had to learn JavaScript.  

    The curriculum is in the middle of a refactor to make the course 10 weeks instead of 8. I think this is going to make the course even better than it was when I took it, since there is still a lot of material that gets brushed over. After graduating the class, I was able to land a job as a FullStack dev within a month of graduating. I did feel perpared to join a team after taking Code Fellows and have had similar reviews from my manager. 

  • Anonymous • Software Developer • Graduate
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    I had a great experience with Code Fellows. I found the subject matter and the curriculum to be fascinating and more exciting than I had imagined. I graduated from the Full-Stack JavaScript track, and they definitely covered the technologies that employers are currently looking for. 

    I do think the course could have been a little more challenging, and that there could have been more feedback provided as far as code styling/elegance is concerned.  I did graduate before they restructured their program, so perhaps that has changed. I believe it has a longer duration now, which is a huge plus.

    After several months I was able to find employment at a small startup where im abel to work with the full stack and Im loving it. 

  • Anonymous • Student
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    This is a very thourough, immersive bootcamp style course.
    It is exhausting, but very educational. The environment is very inclusive and the students have very diverse backgrounds. Comfortable environment.
    40 hours a week, plus tons of homework. Two project weeks.

    Be prepared for this class. Do the pre-week and as much self study as you can.

    Not for the weak of heart.

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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