We offer technical training for individuals and teams. Our courses focus on the introductory level, but we have partnerships with a select group of coding schools that offer advanced options. Through these partnerships, all First Step Coding alumni can redeem up to $1,500 in tuition credits toward many of these programs. In some cases, this makes First Step Coding effectively FREE! You can check out our list of partners below and find more details on the partners page.
Rithm School was founded by three top instructors from Galvanize and General Assembly who joined together around a commonly held set of beliefs for an ideal learning environment:
Small class sizes. They maintain a 1:4 ratio of teachers to students to keep a very close connection to every student.
Quality student experiences and outcomes are more important than rapid scaling. It's very clear from speaking with the founders that they care about student outcomes more than any quick business wins.
Rithm School's immersive program lasts four months, with the final month dedicated entirely to career support via Outco.
First Step Coding graduates who enroll at Rithm School will receive a $1,500 credit toward their tuition.
Flatiron School's online web developer program takes everything they’ve learned over years of honing the NYC in-person bootcamp and brings it online. In their program, you’ll collaborate with students and instructors across the world, get hands-on with professional developer tools, and build the skills (and portfolio) you’ll need to become a Web Developer.
They have a great program and stand behind it with a guaranteed job model, which is why they have dedicated career services and a 98% job placement rate to help ensure you find a good job coming out of their program.
First Step Coding alumni who attend Flatiron School's Online Web Developer Program will receive a $1,500 credit toward their tuition. No credit is offered for their in-person program.
BOSTON, PHILADELPHIA, ONLINE
Launch Academy offers a 10-week immersive program for becoming a full-stack software engineer. You'll learn through a challenge-based curriculum with an emphasis on pair programming. The abundance of pairing stations we saw on their campus made it clear they practice what they preach. It also makes sense when you notice their VP of Engineering came from Pivotal Labs, a company renowned for their influence on software engineering practices.
Based on their educational model and high placement rate, we're confident you'll be in good hands when you join Launch Academy. First Step Coding's course is not a required precursor, but it can certainly help you start their program with a leg up and give you a taste of learning through a challenge-based curriculum.
First Step Coding alumni who attend one of Launch Academy's in-person programs will receive a $1,500 credit toward their tuition. Launch Academy also offers a $500 credit toward their online program exclusively for First Step Coding alumni.
SAN FRANCISCO, NEW YORK
App Academy offers a 12-week program for becoming a web developer. App Academy was one of the first bootcamps to offer a "success-based" tuition model, and their tuition is currently 22% of your first year's salary.
Since App Academy started 4 years ago, over 1,700 graduates have been placed at top tech companies.
First Step Coding alumni who enroll at App Academy will receive a $500 credit toward their tuition at App Academy.
AUSTIN, BOULDER, DENVER, PHOENIX, SAN FRANCISCO, SEATTLE
Perhaps most unique about Galvanize is their "integration of education and industry." What this really means is that they're a co-working space in addition to a coding school. They lease out a portion of their space to local companies (often startups), so this facilitates a lot of casual collisions between companies between freshly training software engineers and companies looking to hire.
First Step Coding alumni who attend one of Galvanize's immersive programs will receive a $1,500 credit toward their tuition at any of the participating locations listed above.
Redwood Code Academy covers full stack software development, with a focus on web application, but also includes mobile applications, desktop applications and cloud services. The Academy focuses on real world skills training by helping students learn the fundamentals of full stack development, work in teams to build a portfolio and gain the skills necessary to interview and land that dream job. Full-time and part-time courses with financing options are available.
First Step Coding alumni who enroll at Redwood Code Academy will receive a $1,500 credit toward their tuition.
BOSTON, NEW YORK
Startup Institute hosts immersive programs with concentrations in web development, web design, digital marketing, and sales. Their programs feature a unique crossover component where you collaborate with students across the four disciplines. SI also offers extensive career support, and many graduates say the network growth from this program might the greatest value.
First Step Coding alumni who enroll at Startup Institute will receive a $1,500 credit toward their tuition.
Coding Bootcamp to Career Path
Learning to Code Opens Doors
- Find new job opportunities at exciting companies
- Build cool products you actually enjoy working on
- Earn a high salary
A Bootcamp IS A Major INVESTMENT
- Bootcamps last 3-9 months and cost $10k - $25k
- It's a full-time commitment, so you'll forfeit wages while you learn
- Landing your first coding job often takes 3-6 months after your training
You Should Fully Explore Coding Before you Commit
- Some people find they love coding
- Others decide it's not for them
- Bootcamps can provide a tremendous value, but they are not all created equally
WE CAN HELP YOU TAKE THE FIRST STEP
- Become code literate in just 4 weeks
- Classes are during evenings, so you don't have to quit your day job
- We'll help you select and apply to the bootcamp that makes the most sense for you
We Do Things Differently.
Our classes are capped at just 12 students, and we maintain a 5:1 or better ratio of students to teachers. Hands-on pair programming exercises make up the bulk of class time.
Real Alumni Reviews
"I had been contemplating a career change from business to software development for a while. Before committing to a full-time bootcamp, I wanted to make sure that I would enjoy coding as a full-time job. FSC's twice-weekly evening classes fit into my schedule and needs perfectly.
I had a blast in class! I loved that the majority of time was spent pair-programming. Coding is hard, so being able to work with another person helped my understanding of concepts through another person's eyes. Kurt, our instructor was also kind and incredibly patient.
Most importantly, I learned the fundamentals well enough to be able to apply to some top bootcamps. I got into my first choice and will be starting in the fall. I couldn't have done it without FSC!"
Accepted at Flatiron School
Kurt explained the fundamentals clearly, and was always available before and after class to provide extra help. The best part about this course was how it focused less on syntax and more on the problem solving approach needed to start tackling coding challenges. Before taking this class I was very new to coding. After completing the course I was accepted into 3 bootcamps. This course delivers what it promises and then some."
Accepted at Fullstack Academy
I highly recommend First Step Coding to anybody who wants to start coding confidently. It was a fantastic, incredibly helpful course taught by great people!
"Designed for those with zero experience in computer programming— over the course of the 4 weeks FSC provides a clear, organized, and straightforward introduction on the basics.
FSC is unique as an introductory course in its immersive and networking-based class model. With FSC you dive in from day one — working both with peers and teachers while getting the chance to tour and network with people at several bootcamps."
Accepted at Hack Reactor
(3% acceptance rate)
"Lucky to have discovered First Step Coding’s 4-week Bootcamp Prep. I immediately felt I was in a team environment. The course structure is organized and includes visits by guest speakers from various bootcamps. Andy and Michael complement each other well in teaching style. They are excited to introduce you to coding and are genuinely supportive of you taking this skillset as far as you want to go."
Accepted at General Assembly
"I was interested in a career change, but I did not have any coding experience. Without giving up my day job, I participated in First Step Coding. The program brought me from a total novice to a confident, amateur developer. I’m now motivated to pursue additional training and a full-time career as a developer."
Accepted at App Academy
(<5% acceptance rate)
Accepted at Galvanize Data Science
“It was an amazing 1 month class. I came in knowing a little coding, but I feel that this class gave me the confidence and skills that I needed to start applying to bootcamps. With the help of this class I was able to get into both Learners Guild and Dev Bootcamp. The speakers and coding challenges were extremely valuable, specifically the MVC and API introductions. I feel that this class is an asset to anyone thinking of a career or bootcamp in coding."
Accepted at Learners Guild
Accepted at Dev Bootcamp