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First Step Coding

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First Step Coding offers an 8-week, part-time full-stack development course in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and online. Designed to help people figure out if they want a career in coding, students will learn the fundamentals of JavaScript, HTML, & CSS. The course starts with in-person (or online) core training lasting 4 weeks, followed by 3 weeks of front-end web-development (online). The course concludes with 1-week of mock interviews and bootc...

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  • William Fuentes
    Structural Engineer • Graduate • Bootcamp Prep • San Francisco
    Jul 23, 2018
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    FSC: A Great Way to Start

    I am a structural engineer trying to switch to software sales engineering. I was looking for a course that could teach me the basics in a quick and efficient way. I couldn't have asked for more from an introductory course to front end development. The curriculum developed by Andy provides a strong foundation for continuing education and personal development. The knowledge acquired from this bootcamp is helpful in determining if computer science is the right field for you...

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  • Shannon C.
    Student • Bootcamp Prep • San Francisco
    May 14, 2018
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    Extremely helpful and engaging

    The course, teachers, curriculum and entire atmosphere of this course was amazing. I could not recommend the bootcamp prep course enough, and I really feel like the instructors and masterminds behind this course care about your future path to becoming a programmer/developer.

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  • Matthew Doering
    Merchant Service Underwriter • Graduate • Online
    May 10, 2018
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    FirstStep coding is truly the first step!

    FirstStep coding was an amazing class and truly teaches you the fundamentals of JavaScript.

    They have a large amount of training materials and a large amount of support. You will get everything you put into this class and more.  Here are just some of the things you will learn in the intro to JavaScript course. You will learn about syntax, variables, objects, arrays, booelns, if/else statements, for loops, and a large amount of fundamental functions that will be the building block o...

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  • Riley Alsman
    Graduate • New York City
    Apr 08, 2018
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    In person makes all the difference

    I came into this course with almost zero prior experience with Javascript or coding in general. The curriculum at FSC provided all the fundamentals of  Javascript that I needed before applying to Bootcamps as well as strategies for approaching problem-solving for interviews and coding challenges. The instructors at FSC were amazing and willing to go above and beyond to provide help understanding the course material and helped me to prepare for and to get into Hack Reactor!!! I would defini...

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  • Arthur Hovanesian
    Teacher • Student • Bootcamp Prep • San Francisco
    Feb 22, 2018
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    Best decision I made all year

    I wrote my first line of code ever about 3 months ago on the first day of class; last week, I got accepted into Hack Reactor, one of the top coding bootcamps in San Francisco. That says a lot about First Step's bootcamp prep program, if I can go from zero to not just code literate, but ready for an intensive bootcamp experience in just 8 weeks. My classmates included people trying to quit their jobs and transition into a tech job (me--high school teacher for 4 years) as well as people who ...
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  • Alejandro Biancucci
    Graduate • Bootcamp Prep • Online
    Feb 07, 2018
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    FSC is Great!!

    FSC is a great online bootcamp prep that helped to shape the fundamentals of programming. Prior to enrolling in the online course, I had very little experience coding. Thanks to the program curriculum and the whole FSC staff I was able to expand my programming knowledge and skill, and now I feel more confident and prepared for the current programming bootcamp I am attending. I definitely recommend starting a programming journey through FSC. 
    Keep doing what you're doing, guys!!

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  • Victoria F.
    Bootcamp Prep • New York City
    Dec 19, 2017
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    Great jumpstart into coding

    I am a 25-year old Solutions Architect who works with developers all day, but with no background in coding. I've been thinking about getting into coding for a while now, but I didn't want to commit financially to an immersive bootcamp, nor quit my full-time job. Most bootcamps also typically require some background in Javascript, and I didn't know how much of a background was needed, nor the best way to teach myself JS. After some researching, I found out about FSC's course which was...

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  • Casey Rothberg
    Independent Researcher • Graduate • Online
    Dec 19, 2017
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    First Step Coding made learning JavaScript simple and fun!

    I attended the 4-week online Introduction to JavaScript course. I normally stay away from online courses because it can be easy to lose motivation and I like direct interaction with the instructor. However, this is not your usual online course. It is a live, virtual classroom. Therefore, each Monday and Wednesday night from 6 to 9, my professor and five classmates would all login to the virtual classroom through Zoom, so it was as if we were all in the same room. Our professor, Shlom...

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  • Peggy
    Recruitment Director • Student • Online
    Dec 16, 2017
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    Fun course with easy to understand content reinforced by practice and teacher support

    The course was really great. I wanted to see if coding would be a good fit for me. The course content included demonstrations followed by practice which made it easier to internalize the content. Plus there were office hours during the course and open access to teachers even after the course was over.  The teacher was supportive, easy to follow, and really funny too. And they offered office hours outside of class time. It was a really good introduction to coding. I’m so glad I took the cou...

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  • James
    Graduate • Bootcamp Prep • New York City
    Dec 15, 2017
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    Great Course!

    I took this course in June 2017, and it was the perfect introduction to coding. 

    My instructor Kurt explained the fundamentals clearly and was always available before and after class to provide extra help. 

    My favorite part about this class is that it focused less on syntax and more on the problem solving approach needed to start tackling coding problems. I also enjoyed the emphasis they put on pair programming. This was definitely a skill that carried over to my bootca...

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    Calli Rothberg of First Step Coding

    Student Success Manager

    Dec 18, 2017

    Thanks James! Congrats on graduating from Fullstack Academy this Winter, we're excited to see what you do next!
  • Kelsey
    Civil Engineer • Graduate • Bootcamp Prep • Online
    Dec 13, 2017
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    Awesome collaborative coding course!

    My experience with First Step Coding was exactly what I was looking for. I took the online class that was offered twice a week during the evening, which was perfect for me since I work full time. The virtual classes ran very smoothly via video conferencing, allowing me to ask questions and work directly with the teacher and the other students. I especially loved the collaborative aspect of coding with a partner during class and on assignments. The curriculum was the perfect speed for someo...

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  • Teresa
    Commercial Loan Underwriter • Graduate • Bootcamp Prep • Online
    Dec 07, 2017
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    Fun and Interesting Class

    I completed the 4-week online course, Intro to Coding. I am considering changing careers from finance to tech, and this class has inspired me to continue learning coding. I have taken programming classes in the past, but forgot a lot of it since college. This was a perfect refresher, plus I learned more than I was expecting to. The online class definitely requires a lot of time, especially if you also work full time, but if you do all the homework, it helps a lot during class. The in...

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Published July 30, 2018
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How much does First Step Coding cost?

First Step Coding costs around $1,999. On the lower end, some First Step Coding courses like Introduction to Coding in JavaScript cost $999.

What courses does First Step Coding teach?

First Step Coding offers courses like Bootcamp Prep, Introduction to Coding in JavaScript.

Where does First Step Coding have campuses?

First Step Coding has in-person campuses in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, San Jose and Silicon Valley. First Step Coding also has a remote classroom so students can learn online.

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