Redwood Code Academy
To apply candidates should fill out an online questionnaire, schedule a visit to the Redwood campus to meet with a mentor, attend a beginner workshop, and participate in a final interview.
Upon completion of the curriculum, Redwood Code Academy provides students with career guidance including resume prep, optimization of LinkedIn and Github profiles, mock job interviews, and introductions to local recruiters and employers in Redwood's hiring network.
Recent Redwood Code Academy Reviews: Rating 4.55
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In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
Start Date None scheduled Cost $13,500 Class size 12 Location IrvineStudents will learn the fundamentals of full-stack development, work in teams to build a portfolio and gain necessary skills. The program is broken up into: Software Fundamentals, Web apps and front-end development Full-stack .NET and SQL Starter Portfolio Project Capstone Portfolio Project Interview and Industry Prep
Deposit 250 FinancingWe have partnered with SkillsFund to provide student loans
Minimum Skill Level N/A Placement Test Yes Interview Yes
In PersonPart Time24 Weeks
Deposit 250 FinancingWe have partnered with SkillsFund to provide financing
Minimum Skill Level N/A Placement Test No Interview Yes
Redwood Code Academy Reviews
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- Great program.- 10/28/2020Andrew Tan • Graduate • Campus: Orange County • Verified via LinkedIn
- Very supportive instructors- 10/23/2020Marlon J • Programming • Graduate • Campus: Orange County • Verified via LinkedInUnlike most programming schools where they teach you, give you a project to complete, then leave you all alone to find a job, the instructors at Redwood Code Academy are very supportive. They teach more than coding. We also learn about Agile methodologies, project collaboration, and data structure. The Career Coding Fastlane team taught us how to navigate around the IT industry by helping us prepare our CVs and programming portfolios. They also helped us set up professional LinkedIn profiles to help us find jobs easily.
- he teachers are all programmers- 10/15/2020Vincent E • Software development • Graduate • Campus: Orange County • Verified via LinkedInYou may think 12 weeks is a very short time for a full-stack software development course, but it’s actually the right length. The teachers are all programmers with decades of industry experience, and they do a good job of explaining coding concepts and relating them to whatever is trending nowadays. I really appreciate the module on AWS. In fact, I am thinking about getting the AWS certification.
- My knowledge of SQL and C# helped me- 10/9/2020Sharmaine B • Recruitment Software • Campus: Orange County • Verified via LinkedInI was at a career crossroads last year. I had grown sick and tired of doing HR, but deep inside, I knew there were things that I could still fix in HR processes. After taking the full-stack course, I applied for a job in a Silicon Valley company that does recruitment software. My knowledge of SQL and C# helped me land the job easily.
- We helped develop an app- 10/1/2020Wendel J • Developer • Graduate • Campus: Orange County • Verified via LinkedInWhat I like most about Redwood Code Academy is that the lessons are easy to understand and are applied to real-life problems. While we get a solid foundation in programming theories, I find that it’s easy to relate them to real situations. For our final project, we helped develop an app for a startup that makes it easier for people to buy food online.
- The learning modules are easy to understand- 9/25/2020Isaac D • Graduate • Campus: Orange County • Verified via LinkedInBefore coming to Redwood Code Academy, I checked out different coding schools and asked for recommendations from friends who changed careers to software development. While they had mixed opinions about other coding academies, I only heard positive reviews for Redwood, which convinced me that this was the right place for me. The learning modules are easy to understand and were created for people who had very little programing experience.
- Great Instructors/ continuing support- 7/15/2020Vince K • Back-End Developer • Graduate • Course: Part Time - Full Stack • Campus: Irvine • Verified via GitHub*My honest/ bias review*
I was skeptical that Redwood Code Academy couldn't deliver what it promised—the software engineering job I wanted—after only three months. It, very easy to see all these advertisements and get this feeling. It took me 7 1/2 months to land my first position but that is based on each individual and how fast they learn to apply these technologies to real-world applications. After my time, in the first 3 months, I still felt uneasy about my job readiness due to my lack of knowledge. I then spoke to the owner, he gladly told me to sit in with the part-time class. That was the final piece to my success...the FT class was too much info all at one, also the pace was too fast for me, going back to this is based off personal opinion, others in my cohort were perfectly fine. Too really make the most of it, my best way of letting things sink in was when studying on my off days was too only study for 3-4 hrs and stop after that. Overwhelming yourself on all this information is a quite honestly a waste and most likely you will forget a portion of it. Remember to take a break and exercise, Coding isn't your entire life.
I had worked in IT, and had never coded prior to 2019 - my background was mainly focused on troubleshooting hardware/ software applications. Redwood Code Academy distinguishes itself from coding boot camps by its commitment to its students—they believe that no matter your background, you can succeed in tech by learning to view the inevitable mental blocks that arise while coding as opportunities for growth and pushing through them—instead of viewing them as indications that you’re “just not a tech person”. By pushing through those mental blocks, I gained confidence in my own abilities as an engineer that is as valuable (or more) as the knowledge of various technologies I came away with. If you love solving problems and are drawn to making a difference in technology, but unsure how to break into the industry, look no further than Redwood Code Academy.
Redwood Code Academy has had the success they've had not only because of the top-notch education but because of all the other services they provide that are essential for junior developers when diving into the journey of job hunting. That includes building your portfolio, interviewing practice (including whiteboarding!), resume building, growing your social media presence (in the right places), and the importance of networking. My instructor and now friend Abdul went above and beyond in prepping me to become the developer I am today! A+++
Choosing to put thousands of dollars into something is a big decision, so I hope every person thinking of joining a boot camp does their research. I went to a few free sessions to see if it was right for me, please do this for every campus you check out, it is crucial the environment, and instructors suits your needs. I'm happy, I chose Redwood Code Academy.
- student- 4/19/2020Y. Pan • Campus: Orange County • Verified via LinkedInI attended the onsite boot camp training on 2019. It was a great place to learn programming. The school has a very good balanced curriculum. Over there you will learn most hottest programming technology in current market. You will also learn fundamental programming knowledge. The training is fast pace but instructor and instructor assistant are always available to help you understand and resolve problems you might have. They also teach you in job searching, which I found it is very helpful for me, I was able to find my job within 2 months after graduation.
- **BEWARE OF MISLEADING INFORMATION**- 4/14/2020Steve M • Graduate • Campus: Orange County • Verified via LinkedInIf it wasn't for the instructors, my review would be lower.
I'm not usually one to write a review, but due to current revelations of others and their disappointing reviews of Redwood Code Academy, I feel that I need to join them by writing my own to inform future students.
At the time I started looking into joining a coding bootcamp, RCA was under different ownership. The information listed on the website was of the previous ownership's tract record and accolades, and it was the reason I chose RCA. Under the new ownership, RCA doesn't have the reputation or abilities it is trying to portray by keeping old information (including the testimonials) on the website and in the 2019 Syllabus.
Weeks 1 - 6 was too much information for the time allotted and it wasn't even the same as listed in the Syllabus when I signed up.
Weeks 7 - 12 was a course created for a high-school AP class which we didn't fully complete by the end of week 12. It was suggested that we finish the lesson on our own. Our "hack-a-thon" was a joke due to the last-minute addition of AWS (Amazon Web Services). We had one-hour of AWS instruction the day prior to the hack-a-thon event.
Week 13 (job assistance week), this is where RCA fell short. We prepared our resumes as promised, but after that, help was non-existent. I had no in-person technical interview practice, no mock phone interview practice, no strong network of alumni and industry veterans ready to assist and support, and I met with one local recruiter who didn't work with the supporting employers listed on the website. In addition, the companies the recruiter did work with didn't have positions or paid internships available for newly graduated students. Finally, there were, and still, no regularly scheduled meetups and events to help graduates network with each other and hiring managers.
Overall, my biggest complaint with RCA is the lack of "TRUE" job support. If you want an unpaid internship offer rather than a true job placement, there were some. Plus, if you were lucky with the unpaid internship, you might get hired at minimum wage.
The takeaway for this review is... DON'T waste your money with RCA and find a bootcamp that cares more about your outcome than their income. Because a good review is worth more than bad hustler.
- Full Stack Web Developer Program- 6/5/2019Sebastian • Full Stack Developer • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Immersion • Campus: Irvine • Verified via GitHub
If you find yourself frustrated with your self-learning journey in programming (i.e. progressing slower than you'd like, not having all the answers to your question), then Redwood is definitely for you. Their full stack developer bootcamp is very thorough in preparing you for a junior web developer position. What you get out of the program is all dependent on what you put in, but Redwood definitely provides the resources for you to push yourself. Paul Epps is an amazing instructor and Senior Dev with 20+ years of experience. He can answer any questions regarding programming or the career path, and makes himself available before class to walk you through any topics you are struggling with. Karim also works full time to help you in your job search full time, providing feedback on every step of the process and helping you find leads wherever they are. The TA also put in a lot of extra hours to ensure no one fell behind the rest of the class.
I thought the job search would take months, but it took me two weeks of job hunting to land my first dev job under the tutelage of Redwood (It sounds ludicrous but somehow it happened). You definitely need to devote yourself to the program if you want to get the results you're expecting, but Redwood gives you an abundance of opportunities to grow as a developer.
- Thank you Redwood!- 4/2/2019Heather • Web Developer • Student • Course: Full Stack Immersion • Campus: Irvine • Verified via LinkedIn
Before attending Redwood, I visited various coding bootcamps in the OC area. Instantly, I felt Redwood was the right fit because from day one, I never felt like a number or just another student. Redwood was also the only program in the area that offered a C# / .NET back end curriculum and allowed me to learn the complete full stack throughout the program instead of choosing between front or back end halfway through the program. Before choosing Redwood I reached out to alumni and was very happy with their outcomes and feedback which also set Redwood apart from other schools.
My instructors were AMAZING! Each of them had a unique style of teaching that allowed me to learn so many languages in such a quick time. If I ever felt lost or unsure they were willing to give me extra lessons and spend time with me after class to make sure I was absorbing new concepts. Most importantly, they cared about my success. Their success was my success and they were willing to give as much advice and mentorship to help give me the confidence I needed to finish the program.
The program and the job hunt both require hard work and persistence. Because of the support of the Redwood staff, I successfully completed the program and within a month of my job search began receiving job offers. I now work as a web developer and couldn't be happier with my decision.
Overall I am grateful that I placed my career in the right hands. I am confident if you give Redwood a chance and believe in yourself, work hard and make the sacrifice, you will be successful.
Thank you Redwood!!!