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TrueCoders is a full-stack software development Bootcamp that offers an intensive full-time 9-week schedule or a self-paced schedule. The full-time 9-week schedule is a live online course, while the self-paced version allows students the ability to take the course when it is convenient for them. The self-paced schedule is a great option for students who need to retain their full-time jobs but still want a career change. Students of either schedule have the ability to receive unlimited one-on-one support from instructors and career services. 

TrueCoders offers 2 different courses: Full-Stack Software Engineering and Full-Stack Web Development. The software engineering course covers C#, .NET Core, the ASP.NET MVC framework, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, relational databases like SQL, WebKit-based debuggers, and basic working knowledge of networking and file permissions. The web development course covers, Node.JS, Express.JS, React.JS, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, relational databases like SQL, hosting web applications using Heroku and GitHub pages, FlexBox design, and Webpack bundling. TrueCoders also specializes in source control and students will receive in-depth instruction on git CLI and GitHub in either class. 

TrueCoders aims to provide new coders with the tools needed to find a position in the digital job market including marketable skills, career navigation, and a support community. TrueCoders is meant for career switchers and those with no prior programming experience who wish to enter the tech industry. The application process for both classes begins by scheduling an interview online. A member of their staff will soon follow up with a call. 

Before graduation, TrueCoders prepares their students for the job market by improving their resumes, helping them create networking opportunities, and hosting practice interviews. TrueCoders also focuses on communication skills and teaches students how to leverage connections they may have in the tech industry (including fellow students). After graduation, the TrueCoders placement team works with graduates to make introductions, set up interviews, coaching before interviews sending out job applications.

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  • Full-Stack Software Engineering Day Course

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$3,900
    Class size60
    LocationOnline
    The Full-Stack Software Engineering Day Course offers an intensive Full-Time 9-week course that's brought to you live-online. These courses are delivered live-online by our instructors, Monday-Friday, from 9 AM - 3 PM CT. You'll be able to interact with your classmates and instructors in real-time. Both courses cover Git and Github, C#, .NET, Java, the ASP.NET Core MVC framework, SQL, WebKit based debuggers, and networking/file permissions. TrueCoders aims to provide new developers with the tools needed to launch their careers in Software Engineering! TrueCoders is for anyone with no prior programming experience or those who want to make a switch in careers. The application process for both classes begins by scheduling a call with an Enrollment Advisor at https://truecoders.io/contact/. During the call, they will provide you with all the information needed to decide whether TrueCoders is for you! Career services cover vital information such as resume building, creating your brand on Linked-In, professional networking, gaining experience, and what it takes to land that first job in your new career! You'll be able to schedule 1:1 time with our Career Service Professionals that will guide you toward your dream career. Apart from the curriculum and career services, TrueCoders is a community of developers that strive to help each other grow in their journey of becoming the best software developers they can be!
    Financing
    DepositNo deposit needed
    Financing
    Skills Fund financing available. ISA available through TradeUp
    Tuition PlansWe offer a discounted upfront payment of $3,900, a deferred education loan through SkillsFund (Ascent) with a 5 - 7 month grace period before you start paying, and an ISA option where you pay nothing you are until hired in a job making over $30,000.
    Refund / GuaranteeYou have 1 week after the class starts to receive a refund.
    ScholarshipNone at the time of writing this
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBasic computer skills, prior self-learning is a plus but not a requirement.
    Prep WorkWe have a prep class that students may join every Friday leading up to their course start date, once they enroll.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Full-Stack Software Engineering FLEX Course

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,900
    Class size60
    LocationOnline
    The Full-Stack Web Development FLEX Course offers a self-paced course that's brought to you online. The Flex Course is designed for students who want to take the course at their own speed with the support of comprehensive video content and 1 on 1 Instructor availability. Students can schedule as many of these appointments as they like. What the Flex Course contains: - The curriculum comes fully loaded with Lecture Documentation, Lecture Videos, Exercises, Exercise Videos, Quizzes, Quiz Recap Videos and Real World Based Projects. - 2 weekly labs sessions: A Friday Day Lab and a Friday Night Lab to accommodate for any schedule. - the TrueCoders Community Discord Server, where instructors and students interact with projects and exercises they are working on (as well as meetup and have fun) - Curriculum Coverage: Git and Github, C#, .NET Framework, Javascript, HTML, CSS, SQL. This curriculum aims to provide you with the skills to launch a new career in Web Development! TrueCoders is for anyone with no prior programming experience or those who want to make a switch in careers. The application process for both classes begins by scheduling a call with an Enrollment Advisor at https://truecoders.io/contact/. During the call, they will provide you with all the information needed to decide whether TrueCoders is for you! Career services cover vital information such as resume building, creating your brand on Linked-In, professional networking, gaining experience, and what it takes to land that first job in your new career! You'll be able to schedule 1:1 time with our Career Service Professionals that will guide you toward your dream career. Apart from the curriculum and career services, TrueCoders is a community of developers that strive to help each other grow in their journey of becoming the best software developers they can be!
    Financing
    DepositNo deposit needed
    Financing
    SkillsFund Financing available.  ISA available through TradeUp
    Tuition PlansWe offer a discounted upfront payment of $3,900, a deferred education loan through SkillsFund (Ascent) with a 5 - 7 month grace period before you start paying, and an ISA option where you pay nothing you are until hired in a job making over $30,000.
    Refund / GuaranteeYou have one week from when the class starts to receive a refund.
    ScholarshipNo scholarship available at the time of writing this
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBasic computer skills, prior self-learning is a plus but not a requirement
    Prep WorkWe have a prep class every Friday leading up to the class start date that you may join, once you enroll.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Full-Stack Web Development Day Course

    Apply
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$3,900
    Class size60
    LocationOnline
    The Full-Stack Web Development Day Course offers an intensive Full-Time 9-week course that's brought to you online. These courses are delivered live-online by our instructors, Monday-Friday, from 9 AM - 3 PM CT. You'll be able to interact with your classmates and instructors in real-time. Both the Day and Night course cover Git and Github, Javascript, React, HTML, CSS, Ruby, SQL, WebKit based debuggers, and networking/file permissions. This curriculum aims to provide you with the skills to launch a new career in Web Development! TrueCoders is for anyone with no prior programming experience or those who want to make a switch in careers. The application process for both classes begins by scheduling a call with an Enrollment Advisor at https://truecoders.io/contact/. During the call, they will provide you with all the information needed to decide whether TrueCoders is for you! Career services cover vital information such as resume building, creating your brand on Linked-In, professional networking, gaining experience, and what it takes to land that first job in your new career! You'll be able to schedule 1:1 time with our Career Service Professionals that will guide you toward your dream career. Apart from the curriculum and career services, TrueCoders is a community of developers that strive to help each other grow in their journey of becoming the best software developers they can be!
    Financing
    DepositNo deposit needed
    Financing
    SkillsFund Financing available. ISA available through TradeUp
    Tuition PlansWe offer a discounted upfront payment of $3,900, a deferred education loan through SkillsFund (Ascent) with a 5 - 7 month grace period before you start paying, and an ISA option where you pay nothing you are until hired in a job making over $30,000.
    Refund / GuaranteeYou have one week from when the class starts to receive a refund
    ScholarshipNo scholarship available at the time of writing this
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBasic Computer Skills, prior self-learning is a plus but is not a requirement
    Prep WorkWe have a prep class every Friday leading up to the class start date that you may join, once you enroll.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Full-Stack Web Development FLEX Course

    Apply
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,900
    Class size60
    LocationOnline
    The Full-Stack Web Development FLEX Course offers a self-paced course that's brought to you online. The Flex Course is designed for students who want to take the course at their own speed with the support of comprehensive video content and 1 on 1 Instructor availability. Students can schedule as many of these appointments as they like. What the Flex Course contains: - The curriculum comes fully loaded with Lecture Documentation, Lecture Videos, Exercises, Exercise Videos, Quizzes, Quiz Recap Videos and Real World Based Projects. - 2 weekly labs sessions: A Friday Day Lab and a Friday Night Lab to accommodate for any schedule. - the TrueCoders Community Discord Server, where instructors and students interact with projects and exercises they are working on (as well as meetup and have fun) - Curriculum Coverage: Git and Github, React, Node.js, Express, Javascript, HTML, CSS, SQL. This curriculum aims to provide you with the skills to launch a new career in Web Development! TrueCoders is for anyone with no prior programming experience or those who want to make a switch in careers. The application process for both classes begins by scheduling a call with an Enrollment Advisor at https://truecoders.io/contact/. During the call, they will provide you with all the information needed to decide whether TrueCoders is for you! Career services cover vital information such as resume building, creating your brand on Linked-In, professional networking, gaining experience, and what it takes to land that first job in your new career! You'll be able to schedule 1:1 time with our Career Service Professionals that will guide you toward your dream career. Apart from the curriculum and career services, TrueCoders is a community of developers that strive to help each other grow in their journey of becoming the best software developers they can be!
    Financing
    DepositNo deposit needed
    Financing
    SkillsFund Financing available. ISA available though TradeUp
    Tuition PlansWe offer a discounted upfront payment of $3,900, a deferred education loan through SkillsFund (Ascent) with a 5 - 7 month grace period before you start paying, and an ISA option where you pay nothing you are until hired in a job making over $30,000.
    Refund / GuaranteeYou have one week from when the class starts to receive a refund
    ScholarshipNo scholarship available at the time of writing this.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBasic computer skills, prior self-learning is a plus but not a requirement
    Prep WorkWe have a prep class every Friday leading up to the class start date that you may join, once you enroll.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • TrueCoders
    - 11/7/2019
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    Timothy Tidwell • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    This is a great program providing assistance until you are hired as a developer! The community you can build within this class is amazing. Great atmosphere! Really is a good place to get your foot in the door as a developer no matter the age!

  • Best experience
    - 11/7/2019
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    Wahome Mwai • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I learned more than I would have in my college. Great class and communitty, I'll miss these guys.

  • Birmingham,AL
    - 11/7/2019
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    Nathanial McCay • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    They are a short 10 week program that make sure you learn the necessary requirements to get in the coding field and make you feel at home in the process. They will also work with recruiters and employers to get you a job.

  • Great School
    - 11/7/2019
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    Hunter Elam • Software Dev • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Speedy-Program that covers a large variety of skills and brings out talent and techinques in everyone in the classroom. Equall treatment across all boards when dealing with TrueCoders they really want you to learn code and how to be proffessional and to help YOU get a JOB!

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    Truly a lifechanging course to go through. The teachers are pleasant and knowledgable, the environment is friendly and encouraging, and ultimately goes by in a breeze.

    Not to say the coursework is easy mind you, no the course is one of the most difficult I've ever gone through, but the teachers are there with you every step of the way.

     

    10/10 would recommend to someone who even has a slight interest in coding, computers, or technology.

  • TrueCoders
    - 8/6/2019
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    KaDarius • Quality Assurance Engineer • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Before starting at TrueCoders, I was in a sales role where I felt my talents weren't being nurtured or appreciated. After hearing about TrueCoders, I dove headfirst into one of the best decisions I've made thus far in life. Although challenging and at times somewhat impossible, progressing through the course not only taught me a new skill but also a different way of thinking in terms of tackling a difficult problem. 

    IT is a beautiful world in its own that many people who could and would be perfect in it never quite get to experience. TrueCoders molds you and grooms you into a quality programmer that can easily become an asset to any team in any space.

    If you're intimidated by large classrooms or dread the thought of moving through semester after semester hoping you land a job in your field; TrueCoders can help! Software companies NEED bodies right now. There's no lack of jobs in the space, and tech is constantly growing in this field. It was my best decision to date, and I am grateful to all those involved in my development. 

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    After leaving academia, I floated in a bizarre purgatory between two realms: "What I Know I Don't Want to Do" and "What Next?" I strung together a series of gig economy and tutoring part-time jobs, and dreamed of one day being able to use the term "full-time employee." I was bored with my current non-trajectory, desirous of a dynamic career, and hungry for a challenge.

    Enter TrueCoders, right around when I was considering beginning my own, one-woman math tutoring endeavour. I had seen ads for tech bootcamps before, in cities like San Francisco, Austin, and New York -- all horrendously out of geographical reach and out of price range for someone with neither money nor experience to her name. Still, the idea of being a woman in software development intrigued me. I read stories of women who had left their jobs as teachers, librarians, academics -- all to enter the field of technology. They'd taken the leap, so why couldn't I? When I heard through trusted word of mouth about TrueCoders' high job placement rate and their devotion to sending their graduates into tech jobs (and not just jobs), I put on my best "Struggling Millennial" business casual outfit and went to meet with Daniel Walsh.

    A year later, and here I am, one of those women with one of those origin stories. After six weeks of an intensive 8-week course, I had studied, clawed, and fought my way to C# competency, enough that a local company offered me a highly-paid internship position. I repeat: I interviewed with two amazing companies weeks before I had even completed the course, and that was enough to place me where I am today: a full-time employee for the same company, writing code, problem-solving, and destroying bugs. I get to tell people I work in tech, which -- let me tell you -- always feels good. I get to ride along in a field that is always changing and will never bore me, and I get to contribute my skills to software that serves a public good. TrueCoders, in essence, both returned to me my zest for life, and helped me to convert my imagination to reality.

    But if you're reading this review, I'm betting that you couldn't care less about my ego. Let me tell you what makes TrueCoders a great launching point for your switch into tech:

    • Small classes and individual attention. My class felt particularly special, as we were composed of overachievers who expected nothing but the best of ourselves. The instructor at the time, Cody Winton, recognized this and encouraged our unending thirst for improvement. 

     

    • Peer and instructor support. My classmates were interested in helping one another both inside and out of the classroom, some of them forming study groups after class. The level of caring for one another's success still stands out as unique in my long history of learning. However, Cody was also extremely willing to provide help one-on-one, and was never judgmental toward my struggles. The current instructors, Chip Elmer and Brandon Dowds, are genuinely patient, compassionate, and highly effective teachers, and will work tirelessly with you to fill in your knowledge gaps as you go. 

     

    • Job-hunting support. From Week 1, Daniel was there to ask us the kinds of companies we were interested in and the salary ranges we were looking for, and to provide us with resume templates. These resumes were reviewed and offered suggestions for improvement, and I learned how to market myself more efficiently. As we broadened our developer skills, Daniel began sending off our resumes to local companies and getting us interviews (!). I sat with him for a couple of mock interviews until I was ready to embark on the real thing. Additionally, throughout the course, he would give us tips for presenting ourselves: getting business cards, social networking on LinkedIn, and actively asking for informational calls. There were also multiple occasions on which representatives from various companies came to speak to the class and meet us, facilitating our network-building.

     

    • Evolutionary. The course belongs to everyone in it, and both the instructors and Daniel are receptive (and responsive!) to feedback. Suggestions for how the course is run or for what kind of material is taught is never treated as arrogant or unwelcome. TrueCoders is adaptable and constantly evolving to meet students' needs, as they simultaneously keep an eye on the demands of the Birmingham tech market. They want you to graduate with the skills you need to enter the labor force as soon as possible.

     

    • Outside interest. The need for skilled tech workers in Birmingham is high, and TrueCoders attracts a great deal of interest from companies in need of developers and support. TC is also wanted and welcomed by the local community for what it provides; for instance, I can remember a couple of occasions on which we were paid surprise visits by businesses, or by their free food samples! 

     

    • Community. Long after you've graduated from TrueCoders, you are remembered by your classmates and instructors alike. I have never passed up an opportunity to return to TC to meet (or attempt to assist) new students, catch up with old classmates, and chat with Daniel. Once you've graduated, there will always be a place for you. The giveback is also ongoing, as it's in everyone's best interest that you enjoy what you're doing. If you don't, you will be helped by TrueCoders in finding another job.

     

    It's my hope that this review has been helpful -- and hopefully even a little inspiring -- to you. Now, kick off your shoes and jump in. Life waits for no one, so why wait for life?

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    At TrueCoders I went on a journey that took me from minor and various jobs in the service industry, without a degree, to ending up as a developer working in industry and working on a handful of side projects with the skillsets that I developed during my course. 
    This course was fast paced, but with wonderful instruction and a strong curriculum that sets you up for success. My favorite part of what I learned in the course was I got comfortable solving problems in this world and through the course I got the fundamentals to teach myself and learn more in the tech world. 

    You couldnt ask to be around better people than at TrueCoders. They are dedicated to every students success, and work very hard to best position their students for success.

    I met wonderful people at my time at TrueCoders, and learned so much. This 8 week course is fast paced, but if you put effort into it - you can definitely achieve! 

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    TrueCoders gave me more than what I expected. I've was hired on at FIS here in Birmingham as Software Engineer. Job interview also is a big part and they'll teach you every step. YOU'LL NEVER BE DISAPPOINTED!

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    I went through the 8 week dev course, and was hired on at BBVA at graduation. I wish I could go through the course again just for fun. Daniel is a great guy and keeps everything fun
  • Web Developer
    - 6/28/2019
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    Carlton Gannett • Web Developer @ Healthgrades.com • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    TRUECODERS IS AWESOME and will change your life

    After going to the developer accelerator track I got a job making 60k+ a year without a college degree. They will help you and coach you through the whole process of finding a job. What's great about TrueCoders is the instructors: They are right there for when you don't understand something or you are missing something. Getting that push here and there when you aren't getting it will dramatically speed up your ability to learn programming and get a job.

    IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PROGRAMMING OF ANY SORT  AND ARE THINKING ABOUT SIGNING UP - DO IT

  • Great Course
    - 8/5/2021
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    Super happy I made the right choice in attending TrueCoders after feeling like I was going nowhere with my last job. TrueCoders has a well-designed curriculum with good instructors, amazing one on one assistance and I can't forget about Denise with Job Placement. In my class, Whit did a great job of not only teaching but also guiding the students who came from a broad level of prior competence. Not only did I learn a lot during the classes about C#, SQL, and full-stack development, but I now have much in the way of resources and projects to use as reference going forward. The class was offered online and that all went well - better than I could have imagined. Thank you Whit and TrueCoders.

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