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.
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