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Portland Code School

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Portland Code School

Avg Rating:2.5 ( 4 reviews )

As of October 2015, Portland Code School is no longer operating.

Portland Code School offers programs for novices and code hobbyists looking to enrich their skillset. Students will learn from experienced programmers and develop the skills necessary to join leading tech companies. Portland Code School offers a variety of part-time classes in a variety of disciplines including: Ruby on Rails, Full Stack JavaScript, PCS Primer, WordPress for Small Business Owners, BackBoneJS, AngularJS, and HTML, CSS, & jQuery. Portland Code School works directly with a growing network of local employers interested in recruiting top talent.

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    • Advanced Front End

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      HTML, JavaScript, SQL, jQuery, CSS
      In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week3 Weeks
      Start Date
      None scheduled
      Cost
      $495
      Class size
      N/A
      Location
      Portland
      Ready to go beyond the basics? This class is for people who have some Front End Design and Development experience and want learn technologies and techniques used by practicing Front End Web Developers. By the end of this course, you will have created several interactive, state-of the art websites – using local and backend data storage – to add to your portfolio. You will also meet local developers and tour local tech companies as part of the class.
      Financing
      Deposit
      N/A
      Financing
      Available through Climb Credit
      Getting in
      Minimum Skill Level
      Students must have some experience in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
      Placement Test
      No
      Interview
      No
    • Full Stack Javascript

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      MongoDB, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js
      In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week17 Weeks
      Start Date
      None scheduled
      Cost
      $4,995
      Class size
      N/A
      Location
      Portland
      Get over 500 hours of hands-on experience! For 13 weeks, 8 hours a day, you will learn how to BUILD FULL-STACK WEB APPLICATIONS WITH JAVASCRIPT in a collaborative classroom environment. Get real experience from expert instructors – and your peers – learning both front-end and back-end applications of JavaScript, including popular libraries and frameworks such as jQuery and Angular.js, as well as back-end technologies such as Node.js. Every web application needs JavaScript, and the demand for JavaScript developers is only growing!
      Financing
      Deposit
      N/A
      Financing
      Available through Climb Credit
      Getting in
      Minimum Skill Level
      Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and Git/GitHub.
      Placement Test
      No
      Interview
      Yes
    • Full Stack JavaScript (Evening class, part-time)

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      JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js
      In PersonPart Time12 Hours/week17 Weeks
      Start Date
      None scheduled
      Cost
      $4,995
      Class size
      N/A
      Location
      Portland
      This course is designed to help students learn how to build web applications and interactive website features from scratch using JavaScript as the primary language. Students will learn both front-end and back-end applications of JavaScript (including jQuery, BackboneJS, and NodeJS). Every web application needs JavaScript, so it’s an extremely powerful language to know, and the demand for JavaScript frameworks such as BackboneJS is only growing.
      Financing
      Deposit
      N/A
      Financing
      Available through Climb Credit
      Getting in
      Minimum Skill Level
      N/A
      Placement Test
      No
      Interview
      No
    • UX Design

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      User Experience Design
      In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week3 Weeks
      Start Date
      None scheduled
      Cost
      $995
      Class size
      N/A
      Location
      Portland
      This course is a four-week introduction to the process and profession of user experience (UX) design. Pulling in expert UX professionals as guest speakers, you will get the newest and most useful information from the people who do it every day.
      Financing
      Deposit
      N/A
      Getting in
      Minimum Skill Level
      N/A
      Placement Test
      No
      Interview
      No
    • Web Development with JavaScript and Ruby on Rails

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      HTML, JavaScript, SQL, Rails, CSS, Ruby
      In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week17 Weeks
      Start Date
      None scheduled
      Cost
      $4,995
      Class size
      6
      Location
      Portland
      This course is designed to help students learn a broad range of technologies used in web development while building a series of applications and web sites. In this 18 week class, students build a series of increasingly interesting and intricate projects that result in useful scripts, mobile web sites, and hybrid mobile applications. Students work individually, in pairs, and on teams, practicing the techniques used by professional developers on the job. The class finishes with complex capstone projects that students show off to technology company managers and recruiters at our student showcase and open house events. We cover the entire mobile web development ecosystem in one integrated class.
      Financing
      Deposit
      N/A
      Financing
      Available through Climb Credit
      Getting in
      Minimum Skill Level
      1) A GitHub account with a couple of repositories showing your code, 2) A published web site or two that incorporate HTML, CSS and some simple JavaScript, and 3) A passing grade on our entrance exam.
      Placement Test
      No
      Interview
      No
    • Web Foundations Series

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      HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS
      In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week7 Weeks
      Start Date
      None scheduled
      Cost
      $990
      Class size
      N/A
      Location
      Portland
      Get your very first taste of tech! This two part program is for people who are ready to explore the field of web development and learn some of the industry standard skills and tools. Take the Primer Basic to get your toes wet, or take the whole series to springboard farther into the exciting world of code! Primer Basic - In the first class you will learn the very basics of building websites in a fun, collaborative environment using HTML, CSS and GitHub. This class assumes students have little or no experience with web technologies. Primer Pro - create interactive and responsive websites for small businesses using advanced tools such as JavaScript/jQuery and Bootstrap. Students also get the opportunity to experience an exclusive tour of one of Portland's leading tech companies. This second class helps you understand the world of coding as a professional web developer before entering our advanced, career-track classes (such as Full Stack JavaScript).
      Financing
      Deposit
      N/A
      Financing
      Available through Climb Credit
      Getting in
      Minimum Skill Level
      Beginner
      Placement Test
      No
      Interview
      No

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      I took a rather expensive class here last year. Curriculum seemed pretty good, teacher was knowledgeable - but it had a very 'puppy mill' (except for coders) vibe to it. Classroom was very rustic, and the entire class was taught via projector. I would have expected more flexibility for people who chose a part-time class. 

      I did not think the quality was bad, i just think the quality was bad for the price. They seemed very poorly organized; and seemed to lean very heavily on the teacher, and the community at PCS. PCS itself would arange tours, and send out job notices. 

      I was not suprised to see they have shuttered, as they were never licensed to operate in the state. I dont know what their current status is, but I consider that a coutionary tale - these code schools are very popular right now, do your research, and compare and contrast the experience to some of the online courses that are far cheaper, and far more flexible. 

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      I took a rather expensive class here last year. Curriculum seemed pretty good, teacher was knowledgeable - but it had a very 'puppy mill' (except for coders) vibe to it. Classroom was very rustic, and the entire class was taught via projector. I would have expected more flexibility for people who chose a part-time class. 

      I did not think the quality was bad, i just think the quality was bad for the price. They seemed very poorly organized; and seemed to lean very heavily on the teacher, and the community at PCS. PCS itself would arange tours, and send out job notices. 

      I was not suprised to see they have shuttered, as they were never licensed to operate in the state. I dont know what their current status is, but I consider that a coutionary tale - these code schools are very popular right now, do your research, and compare and contrast the experience to some of the online courses that are far cheaper, and far more flexible. 

    • Amazing!
      - 8/6/2015
      Stacy Fabian • Configuration Developer • Graduate
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      I don't normally write reviews but after I happened upon the previous review I just had to share my amazing experience.

      I chose Portland Code School because of the atmosphere, including management. The team members here do so much to make your education experience and postgraduate placement a success. Getting an entire industry to see the benefits of this alternative education style is hard work but Portland Code School's community engagement and connections give graduates a name they are proud to carry and that helps them find jobs. I would recommend the style of technical education PCS give to anyone looking to try out this industry for fully move into it. 

       

       

    • Unprofessional
      - 12/17/2014
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      This school has issues. Went to an open house, the Asst Mgr walked around cleaning, hardly talked to any potential students, not friendly at all. The school told potential students it would communicate with all applicants on a certain Monday, , still by Thursday no update, no communication whatsoever. Spoke with some other potential students, similar experiences. Amateur hour at PCS.