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Code Fellows

Avg Rating:4.25 ( 131 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

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    Pros: 
    Always surrounded by brilliant people 
    Ever changing curriculum to keep up with industry trends 
    Fast-paced learning environment

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    Transitioning locations is/was a little rough 
    A bit on the expensive side

    Overall, I really enjoyed my experience there and continued working as a TA after graduating, which really helped concrete the new skills learned.

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    I came to Code Fellows knowing some Python related mostly to data science and making text adventure console games. I expected to learn about Web Development and at the end feel proficient enough to build my own sites and understand the modern web better. I got a whole lot more out of it than that, the instructors I had were absolutely top notch and so knowledgeable, I feel like I learned so much information in such a short time I'm still surprised at the things I can accomplish now. Truly a fantastic school with fantastically dedicated staff.
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    I just graduated from Code Fellows, in Seattle WA. 6 months ago, I barely knew what a boolean was. Now, I'm a Full Stack JavaScript Developer. I learned so much during my time at Code Fellows, that I really don't know where to start with this review, other than to say, if you are looking for a bootcamp to attend, you owe it to yourself to check out Code Fellows. It's difficult, rewarding, and well worth the time and money. 
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    It was time for a career change and I knew I wanted to get into software but the impostor syndrome was a blocker; I never thought I could learn it without going to a 4 year university. I attended an info session and learned that this is a real technologist institute, with a large, dedicated instructional team. The leaders of this organization are well connected at the Big Four and they have a profound understanding of what they're looking for in candidates these days. The game has changed and CodeFellows is leading the charge... in March 2020 I did not know what a boolean was. By August 14th, I was on a team presenting presenting our first collaboration on a Full-Stack Application built with React, MongoDB, Socket.io, and many other exciting, contemporary technologies.

    If you're brave and willing, these folks will take good care of you and help you discover, then channel your inner software engineer. After you've learned the skills, it's not over! They'll almost hold your hand and teach you how to secure gainful employment in your software area of interest, through every step of the process.

    I've done my research and I have not yet encountered a coding school that does it all. They're even pandemic-proof! The level of support and aiding technologies available to students did not diminish catastrophically when COVID-19 hit. These folks pulled it together and were able to continue the same great curriculum and tutoring with few limitations... other schools nearly went out of business!

    Got some solid experience and serious work ethic, but feel obsolete? Looking to change your mind, and consequently your life for the better?

    Join Code Fellows with a simple phone call and stop delaying your success. 

    Worth every penny!
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    In a day and age where everyone is offering services to teach you how to code and how to get a job in the Tech industry, many prospective students are wary. But let me tell you that at Code Fellows, they work to prepare you for the actual environment you will be put in in the tech industry.  I came here without knowing anything about code and I left being able to write full stack applications in a variety of frameworks and languages, customized to what employers are actually looking to hire. 

    As a student who also dealt with a transition to remote learning, the choices made by code fellows to encourage a campus and collaborative, even in a remote environment, has been impressive. The online campus always have student and staff around working on various things and you can always see someone you recognize from another class. 

    This has been a great experience and I highly value my time here. I would not have chosen any other bootcamp to prepare me for the new tech environment. 
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    Before I decided to take courses at Code Fellows, I read so many reviews about each bootcamp. Finally I chose Code Fellows and I started my first course in August 2019. I just recently graduated with a certificate in ASP.NET Core C# in December 2019. The whole curriculum was very intense yet it was very rewarding. Here is why I love Code Fellows:

    • I love the curriculum! The curriculum includes in-class lectures, labs, code challenges, reading assignments, pair-programming sessions, guest speeches, networking events, and career development sessions.
    • Code Fellows follows industry standards throughout the curriculum and teaches students to do everything with a proper way that aligns with the industry standards. For example, students have lots of opportunities to pair with each other and do group projects together. With that, students at Code Fellows develop better communication skills and teamwork skills to work with others and can better read and understand other people's codes.
    • They have awesome instructors and staffs! I absolutely love the culture at Code Fellows. It is a very welcoming community. Everyone is so friendly and the instructors really care about the students. At Code Fellows, you can ask anybody for help if you have any questions or need anything. All the TAs, instructors, and even campus directors and principals make themselves available for the students if you want to talk or ask for any advice regarding the curriculum, interview preparation, or career development.
    • Code Fellows teaches students how to "learn". Learning is a never-ending thing, especially if you work in the tech industry. Code Fellows not only teaches students how to write codes but also trains us how to think and learn on our own. When I started my first course, I did not know how to read documentations and I did not know how to find a solution on my own. However, throughout the courses, as I learned more and more about coding, I started to develop my problem-solving skills. Therefore, in my last course at Code Fellows, my teammates and I were able to build a mobile app within one week. The point is we did not learn how to build a mobile app in the class, we learned it all by ourselves!
    • Comparing to a CS degree, a bootcamp is relatively shorter and cheaper. However, at Code Fellows, the curriculum teaches you all you need to know as a software developer. Students graduated from here know how to read/write codes, build full web apps (front-end and back-end), debugging, write unit tests to apps, and understand data structures and algorithms. Additionally, since this is an intense program, in order to successfully pass the courses, students develop excellent time management skills, problem-solving skills, communication skills, and become more self-disciplined and self-driven.
    • Last but not least! Throughout the curriculum, every week there is a guest speaker on the campus to talk about numerous topics related to the tech industry. This helps student be familiar with the tech industry and learn something new from the professionals. In the last course of the curriculum, there are career development sessions that help students prepare for job searching after graduated. We review each others' resumes and do mock interviews to practice our public speaking skills. I found this very useful as I received so many feedback from my classmates and the campus director.

    Finally, for the time I was at Code Fellows, I developed a strong bond with my cohort-mates. We studied together, struggled together, and then we found the solution together. We supported each other and we kept each other accountable. I really love the culture at Code Fellows that everyone was friendly and willing to help others.

    If you are considering joining a bootcamp, be prepared that it is not going to be easy. The curriculum was intense and not easy as all. However, at the end everything was worth it. Just keep doing it and never give up, you will eventually get there. Be positive and enjoy the process, it may be hard and you may struggle along the way, but trust yourself, you know more than you think you do!
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    Michael Goseco • Technical Analyst • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I entered Code Fellows with no knowledge or expectations. I was desperately overdue for a career change in order to provide for myself and my family. My last experience with coding education was left far behind - a year of college Computer Science back in 2001. After a long period of self discovery, I finally knew that this was the career that I not only wanted to do, but had to do. It was all or nothing now. College was no longer an option, given tuition being the grotesque beast it is now compared to then. Thankfully, I was in the midst of a dawn where coding boot camps were finally getting the respect and recognition they deserve, even by the biggest names in tech. And I was fortunate enough to have a friend who recommended Code Fellows highly.

    I couldn't be more grateful for the experience I had there. We began by learning the fundamentals of web development, using the latest tools in HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. As we progressed, we learned more about server side development and API integration. It was such a sense of accomplishment the first time learned how to pull down data to tell the weather, or render a google map with search results; all on our own websites built from scratch. In the final, advanced course, I chose to learn ASP.NET Core, which added even greater depth and power to how we developed our web apps. Our instructors and TAs throughout this curriculum were excellent in helping us all understand the material, and we eager to answer any questions we had. I can honestly say I am amazed at the amount of material I learned in my relatively short time there, and to know that it's just the tip of the iceburg.

    I should also mention that during this entire time we were also learning skills to help up break into the industry. Whiteboard questions were almost a daily exercise, with a final one-on-one whiteboard with an instructor being necessary to graduate, and rightfully so. They also brought in guest speakers every week from different fields to share their personal experiences on their work life, where they started, and how they got there. We were taught how best to market ourselves to employers, to network and make connections, to know our worth as developers. I'll never forget how they explained the average time for a graduate to land their first job is 9 months. If you already have a degree of any kind or pervious experince then that time is significantly shorter, as many of my own classmates have proven already. But true to their word, after a great deal of effort, I got my first offer just before Christmas, almost exactly 9 months after graduating.

    I would highly recommend Code Fellows to anyone looking to start a career in programming. I still stay in touch with the community on Slack just to hear the chatter, events, and all the improvements they've made after my time. Not only do you get a degree's worth of technical education, but also the knowledge to prepare you for the job hunt, and give you that edge needed to get that first big offer.

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    Matt Wojciakowski • Content Developer, Cloud & AI • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Attending Code Fellows was a game-changer for my career. There are lots of technical training resources out there, but the staff at Code Fellows understands where the rubber meets the road.

    By that, I mean both:
    1) How to meet students, new or seasoned, where they're at in their learning and technical ability; and
    2) Understanding the quickly changing opportunities and needs of the technical industry. 

    My experience at Code Fellows set me up to be 'job-ready' and able to jump into a major tech company with some skills that were both needed, and that my more experienced colleagues had not yet learned, allowing start offering value straight-away as I gradually got up to speed with the specifics of my new job.

    There is a requirement to do some independent (online) learning in order to be admitted to a non-intro Code Fellows course... so there is some natural filtering before classes begin. The actual course-time always seemed well-spent... offering a very high level of challenge, fast pace, and individualized support. Much of the work is collaborative -- another aspect that was very well-suited in preparing me for the jobs I transitioned to. 

    I can't sing my praises loud enough -- Code Fellows was a FANTASTIC experience that changed my life, transitioned me into a new career (after completing graduate school and working for 8.5 years in a completely different industry), and lead me into a new network of friends and colleagues.

  • 201 with Scott
    - 9/18/2019
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    Jason Hiskey • Software Developer at Microsoft • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    My 201 experience was amazing at Code Fellows. Scott did an amazing job of taking a group of students with a broad range of technical abilities and forming them into a cohesive unit. He was able to very sucessfully assess all of the different students and individually help them. 

  • Learned a ton
    - 8/8/2019
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    Ray • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I went through the 201, 301, and 401 Code Fellows courses from Sept 2018 to Feb 2019. 

    My 201 and 301 courses were very well structured, and were taught by two of the best (imo) instructors with industry experience that were there at the time.  The classes and work were long, typical of a coding boot camp style. the student to instructor size was very good (20-30), with each class having an assistant instructor and at least two Teacher Assistants (TAs).

    My main critiques are the job assistance and the Python 401 class.  The Python 401 curriculum seemed less focused with topics from working with data sets in Jupyter Notebooks, DevOps type work with AWS, and Web Development with three different frameworks (Flask and Django, and a day in React) juggling both front and back end topics.  Sure we got exposed to a lot of different types of potential software jobs and technologies, but by the end of it I felt ready for none.  To top it off, our main instructor left with 2 weeks left in the course, which left a pretty bad taste in my mouth.  Between the 9 people in our class, I think only 1 person ended up landing a software developer job, but in Javascript.

    The job assistant part after graduating was also poor in my opinion.  The Director of Customer Relations had left with no replacement at some point while I was there, and all of the mock interviews, mentors, networking events from partnering companies ceased to exist when I left.

    Overall its a great curriculum and the first 2/3 of my experience there was great.  I'd do it again if I had the chance, but would follow the instructors that I had in my 201 and 301.

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    Code Fellows changed my life following a period of long term unemployment.

    The staff and instructional team are outstanding. Course material is challenging regardless of skill level. It begins with an introduction to basic web technologies -- HTML, CSS, and Javascript. This is followed with an intermediate course that delves into practical skill sets including REST APIs, web frameworks, and design patterns.The experience culminates in a Full Stack Development course. A Student may choose Javascript, Python, Java, and C#. The exposure to modern tools and concepts is extraordinary. Algorithms and Data Structures are emphasized heavily in order to prepare for technical interviews. Students are also exposed to Cloud Infrastructure, Test Driven Development, and even Data Science -- dependent on which course they choose.  There is a balance between lecture and hands-on labs. Students have the opportunity
    to truly explore and develop their own projects.

    Pair programming and team projects are essential to the curiculum -- this is an opportunity to connect with so many extraordinary people. The Student body at Code Fellows comes from all walks of life. Diversity is greatly valued by this school. This school accepts the GI Bill creating a large representation of military veterans. There are a great many inspiring stories learned by coding together.

    The true value in this school is what happens after the course is finished. The struggle for employment is very real. The Career Services staff is highly motivated to help all graduates find permenant positions. Instructors made time for me to assist with interview preparation and additional lecture at no cost. Graduates are allowed to work on campus free of charge -- it is an amazing environment to work in.
    I recieved so much positive encouragement from everyone. I landed a position at Microsoft because of my experiences at Code Fellows.

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    Glen Pham • Software Engineer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    The junior/entry level job market for developers is EXTREMELY oversaturated. There are 17 coding boot camps in Seattle, each churning out Web Developers by the dozens every month to compete for the few and scarce entry level/junior positions. Sure, anyone can learn to code, but will you be good enough to compete in a highly competitive market? It's far from impossible to find a job afterwards, just be prepared to lower your expectations and raise your technical skills higher as the technical bar has been raised for junior devs. It took me a year to find a job and I had to practice and teach myself to become a mid-level developer. 

    For Codefellows specifically, they will teach you the basics of programming. Instructors are hit or miss, some good, some just mediocre. The curriculum was decent, it builds on top of things you learned previously but a lot of the lectures I didn't find very useful. 

    If I could go back in time I wouldn't have gone through Code Fellows, and would of went the self taught route. There are tons of quality courses online that you can take and learn everything you need. Save your $$$, and teach yourself. 

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    Gregor Richardson • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    The material we covered was modern and relevant, providing a realistic introduction to Javascript development in 2018. It gave me the confidence and hands on exposure to begin seriously understanding coding for the first time in my life. Additionally, the great classmates I met were an unexpected bonus. Many were very serious students coming from a variety of backgrounds and we learned a tremendous amount from each other. I have no doubts we'll be valuable industry contacts for each other in the future. The biggest disappointment I faced was our instructor was a recent bootcamp grad and although the instructor was a nice person and did indeed know much more than us students, there was a very obvious lack of real-world experience and gaps in knowledge that limited the range of context that was provided alongside the material. I still got my money's worth, but I also know students in other cohorts may have received a slightly more nuanced instruction than I did.

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%

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