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Skillcrush

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Skillcrush is a woman-owned, independent, online coding & design school founded in 2012. Skillcrush offers both free and paid programs, including the self-paced Break Into Tech + Job Guarantee program, which prepares students for entry-level positions in front end development and design. Skillcrush is on a mission to empower career changers — with a special focus on women and BIPOC — with the technical skills they need to transition into higher-earning, more fulfi...
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  • Greg Brethen
    Greg Brethen
    Student • (2) Front End Developer Track (Break Into Tech + Get Hired Program) • Online
    Apr 25, 2016
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    Very thorough!

    Ruby on Rails Developer Blueprint.

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  • Gregg
    Gregg
    Student • Visual Designer Blueprint • Online
    Apr 25, 2016
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    Skillcrush

    Front End Responsive developer course
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  • Anonymous
    Mar 08, 2016
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    Don't waste your money

    Prior to signing up for Skillcrush's Web Development Blueprint, I'd taken a few courses on Codecademy and Code School, along with knowing basic coding needed for customizing Tumblr/Myspace/ Livejournal back in the day. I already had a pretty good hang of HTML/CSS and breezed through a month's worth of lessons in a week or two. When it came time to actually learn something new, I found Skillcrush's videos and lessons lacking in information, definitely not enough to make me a skilled web cod...

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  • Anonymous
    Digital Marketing Specialist • Front End Developer Blueprint • Online
    Feb 13, 2016
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    Don't waste your $$

    Just do CodeAcademy. It's free and you can now get support for $20 a month.

    This course started out okay for me but if you need techinical help, like with your account it takes DAYS for anyone to back to you. The actual interface that they use for you to do challenges in all parts of the course are messy and confusing.

    The lessons themselves aren't explained very well, especially the Javascript portion. I got through the css and html okay but I pretty much had to drop o...

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  • Anonymous
    Student • (2) Front End Developer Track (Break Into Tech + Get Hired Program) • Online
    Jan 28, 2016
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    Ruby On Rails Blueprint

    I signed up for the Ruby on Rails blueprint eager to learn. Adda has a great personality and I enjoy her short videos.

    However, my overall experience has been frustrating. It can take more than 48 hours to receive a response to a question (if at all). Daily lessons are emailed and students are encouraged to communicate  and post their work in Mightybell. For the past several classes I am the only student posting to Mightybell.  There is rarely any feedback and I've spent most of ...

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  • Camie
    Camie
    Graduate • (2) Front End Developer Track (Break Into Tech + Get Hired Program) • Online
    Dec 29, 2015
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    Ruby on Rails Web Developer Course

    This online course consists of videos, reading materials, beautiful hand-outs and cheat sheets, and hands-on coding, and research links. The course (aka Blueprint) is divided into three sections. The course begins wiith learning the Ruby language using the terminal. The next month brings Ruby to the web, using Sinatra, Active Record, and Postgresql db. Test-driven development is introduced, along with more Ruby gems. The apps are deployed to Heroku. In the final month s...

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  • Becky Bair
    Becky Bair
    Student • (2) Front End Developer Track (Break Into Tech + Get Hired Program) • Online
    Dec 21, 2015
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    Ruby on Rails

    I love this class - very helpful and informative for learning the basics of Ruby and Ruby on Rails.  I would recommend this class to anyone!

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  • Aleia
    Aleia
    Graduate • Front End Developer Blueprint • Online
    Oct 13, 2015
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    Skillcrush is A-MAZING for DIY learners looking for a little more structure.

    Skillcrush teaches you how to learn. So if you want to be force fed tech skills, you can't expect to do so for an hour-a-day. You can't expect to become a developer without going above and beyond and practicing everything you learn in the tutorial a ton. If you want to spend 3 months in a class and become a full-fledged developer do these (1) quit your job, (2) spend $12,000-15,000+ on an immersive course + housing, and (3) devote 60 hours+ week coding. Skillcrush is for DIY learne...

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  • Erin
    Erin
    Graduate • Wordpress Developer Blueprint • Online
    Sep 01, 2015
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    Great idea, lacking in execution.

    I already do website maintenance (html/css) in my career, but I wanted to step it up and add to my skills so I could branch out. I thought the Web Development blueprint would be an easy and affordable way to advance. I liked that it was flexible and I could do the lessons as I pleased. I was wrong. While the lessons are laid out nicely, clean, and seem short, they are not completely useful. They contain very short video lessons--I'm talking 3 minutes or less--and&nb...

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  • Anonymous
    Student • Wordpress Developer Blueprint • Online
    Aug 26, 2015
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    Wasn't so helpful

    Skillcrush was my first introduction to coding and I loved how it was designed for women and encouraged a community of females coders, but I didn't find the material to be thorough enough for an absolute beginner.  I ended up taking forever to get through the Skillcrush stuff because the video lessons were brief and didn't make much sense to me. All in all, I thought it was a waste of money because I ended up taking other non-Skillcrush courses to help me get through Skillcrus...

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  • Christine Oskison
    Christine Oskison
    Graduate • Freelance Business Building Blueprint • Online
    Jun 04, 2015
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    Fantastic support, program, and community!

    When I began the Skillcrush Web Design Blueprint (Sept. 2014), I had no prior experience in web design or development.  I had been looking for a course that was geared toward women - for the design style and also communication.  I enjoyed the teaching style, 1:1 weekly office hours, community and support so much that I signed up for my 2nd Skillcrush Blueprint, Freelance WordPress Developer, Jan 2015.    

    Through these blueprints I learned the f...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Wordpress Developer Blueprint • Online
    May 22, 2015
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    Not worth it.

    I really wanted to like Skillcrush. The course seemed like it would teach a lot of things for the money, and I liked their spirit of female empowerment. Unfortunately it was mostly just a lot of hype, and hardly taught enough to make it worthwhile. Here is a breakdown of what they advertise, versus what you actually get:

    “Practical Training That Fits Your Schedule”: The classes can be completed at your own pace. It can certainly be done in less than an hour each day, ...

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Skillcrush Alumni Reviews Summary

Based on 400+ Skillcrush alumni reviews on Course Report, the school is highly regarded for its comprehensive and self-paced online courses in web development and design. Students consistently praise the engaging curriculum, supportive instructors, and the responsive feedback system. One reviewer says "Skillcrush creates a welcoming and empowering space for women looking to break into tech. The inclusive atmosphere and tailored support make it an ideal choice for women seeking a career change." However, a few reviews suggest that the program's self-paced nature might not suit those who prefer a more structured learning environment.
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How much does Skillcrush cost?

Skillcrush costs around $2,999. On the lower end, some Skillcrush courses like (2) Front End Developer Track (Break Into Tech + Get Hired Program) cost $2,499.

Where does Skillcrush have campuses?

Skillcrush teaches students Online in a remote classroom.

Is Skillcrush worth it?

Skillcrush hasn't shared alumni outcomes yet, but one way to determine if a bootcamp is worth it is by reading alumni reviews. 437 Skillcrush alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Skillcrush on Course Report - you should start there!

Is Skillcrush legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 437 Skillcrush alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Skillcrush and rate their overall experience a 4.81 out of 5.

Does Skillcrush offer scholarships or accept the GI Bill?

Right now, it doesn't look like Skillcrush offers scholarships or accepts the GI Bill. We're always adding to the list of schools that do offer Exclusive Course Report Scholarships and a list of the bootcamps that accept the GI Bill.

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You can read 437 reviews of Skillcrush on Course Report! Skillcrush alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Skillcrush and rate their overall experience a 4.81 out of 5.

Is Skillcrush accredited?

While bootcamps must be approved to operate, accreditation is relatively rare. Skillcrush doesn't yet share information about their accreditation status.

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