First Step Coding
With a 6:1 student to instructor ratio, students are taught by experienced industry professionals from MakeSpace and Google; some are also coding bootcamp alumni. Students will be immersed in a hands-on approach to learning – First Step Coding will show brief demos and then give students opportunities to apply new concepts through progressive challenges.
This course is designed for complete beginners. To apply, prospective students will need to fill out an online form and have a quick phone call with the First Step Coding team.
Recent First Step Coding Reviews: Rating 5.0
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Deposit $500 FinancingFinancing plans are available Tuition Plans Payment plans are available Refund / Guarantee Up to $1,500
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First Step Coding Reviews
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- Start to code with First Step Coding!- 1/31/2019Gulnara Khalitova • Data Analyst • Graduate • Course: Bootcamp Prep • Campus: San Francisco
I had a great experience in a Java Script Crash Course through First Step Coding. It's perfect for the aspiring coder. They are very attentive to the needs of their students and they gave great feedback throughout the course. I would certainly recommend this program to anyone interested in coding, with or without coding experience.
Awesome class to learn the basics of coding so you can choose a career in coding or to enhance your coding relationships and coding needs conversations. A " must-do" if you you have any curiosity about coding. First Step Coding teachers make the basics understandable!
- Great Intro to Coding!- 12/19/2018Spencer • Graphic Designer • Student • Course: Bootcamp Prep • Campus: San Francisco
I'm currently in the Bootcamp prep section of First Step Coding and I couldn't be happier with my experience so far. If you're looking to prepare yourself for a coding boot camp or just hoping to test the waters, I can't recommend First Step enough. The teachers are very helpful and the course content covers way more than I could have learned on my own within the same period of time. I personally think its well worth the investment!
- Perfect introductory course- 11/15/2018Kevin Kang • Graduate • Course: Bootcamp Prep • Campus: Boston
This was a great introductory course to the fundamentals of coding. If you are on the fence about spending the money for a Coding Bootcamp, think about doing this program first to see if coding is for you. Another great thing about this program is, if you do learn that coding is something you are interested, they are affiliated with various top bootcamps and will provide credit towards the bootcamp tuition. The instructors are available to answer any coding questions as well as general guidance in regards to Bootcamp selection or the job market.
- First Step Coding: a must for beginners!- 10/11/2018Angela Deen • Graduate • Campus: Online
I recently completed the Intro to Coding in JS course. I was a complete newbie before and now I feel pretty confident in basic coding. The instructors are very knowledgeable and helpful. The class is fast paced with a lot of content, so expect to put in a lot of work and time. The instructor is happy to have weekly 1 on 1 meetings to help with any of the material. I highly recommend attending First Step Coding before attending a boot camp; they teach you the necessary skills to feel confident!
- I learned in this 4-week-course more than I ever did in college during the past four years.- 9/5/2018Vy Nguyen • Student • Course: Bootcamp Prep • Campus: Online
Choosing FSC was one of the best decisions that I have made and the staff was very enthusiastic in facilitating the course and setting me up to take the class. Due to some issues with my F-1 visa, I was not able to travel back to San Francisco from Vietnam in time to attend the course in-person. After discussing my visa issue with Calli, she kindly offered me the option to switch to the live-online course instead.
The online course exceeded my expectations. At first, I was skeptical of its ability to deliver all the knowledge I was seeking and its ability to allow me to interact with other students, since I only meet them through a screen twice a week. However, after the first day, I was hooked. Each day of class we were divided into pairs to complete coding challenges via a tool called repl.it. Through pair-programming I was able to learn how to work with other people and understand that teamwork in the technical or engineering environments is very essential. Additionally, I did not have to worry about getting help whenever I was stuck on a coding challenge or homework problem since every student is welcome to schedule a 1-on-1 meeting with the instructor for up to one hour each week.
- The Place To Get Your Feet Wet- 8/22/2018Ferris • Student • Course: Bootcamp Prep • Campus: Online
The staff is wonderful and incredibly supportive. My instructor was Anna-Brit and she was unendingly patient, kind, and helpful. In or out of class, there was never a question I had that would not get addressed. Even Andy, the founder of the company, was open and available to students -- something that I would have to imagine is a bit of a rarity at other programs. They understand that during this phase of your education you need to have a bit of hand-holding, and while the goal is to get you walking on your own, they're always there for the inevitable stumbles.
In short, if you're curious about programming, but have little to no experience, then this is exactly the place where you need to be. Good luck!
- The place to start your coding journey- 8/8/2018Hasier Pastor • Graduate • Course: Bootcamp Prep • Campus: Online
First Step Coding is a great place to start your programming journey whether you want to attend a coding bootcamp, learn some fundamental programming concepts or just want to see if web development and computer science is something you are passionate about.
I can positively say that the FSC team truly cares about their students and wants them to succeed both academically and personally. I had seen some of the more fundamental concepts in another class so the first part of the course was a revision for me but my instructor Shlomy gave me some resources to study and some harder exercises to work on and we even did a 1 on 1 coding session together. Andy and Kurt (the founder and co-founder) are also always there when you need them and will answer any questions or concerns you may have. I was able to schedule 2 mock interviews with them, which really helped me getting into my bootcamp of choice. Overall, the whole FSC team is always available when you need help and are all both great instructors and people.
In 2 months I went from being a beginner in programming to getting accepted at Rithm School in San Francisco and being able to pursue a field I know I am passionate about and I couldn’t have done it without First Step Coding. Whatever your goal in the class is FSC will give you the necessary resources to keep exploring and moving forward.
Thank you Andy, Kurt, Shlomy, Anna-Brit and Calli, you guys are awesome!