Learn Web Development and Become a Software Engineer in 28 Weeks
Fullstack Academy’s Part-Time Coding Bootcamp, Flex Software Engineering Immersive
Fullstack Academy is one of the most challenging educational experiences you’ll ever have.
Our part-time coding bootcamp curriculum is built to:
- Expose you to pair programming and team projects
- Give you a leg up in the working world
Combine all that with top-notch career counseling and you’ll graduate with the tech skills and career know-how to land your next position and build the career you want.
The Fullstack Academy Experience
Top-Rated Part-Time Coding Bootcamp
Fullstack Academy is a highly rated coding school in the US, and our student reviews reflect that.
Our graduates get hired by amazing companies like Google and Amazon.
Work with passionate programmers who love to teach. From large open-source libraries to quantum computer simulators, they’ve hacked it all.
The Fastest-Growing Cities in Tech
Spend three intensive months in New York City or Chicago, ranked the #1 and #2 fastest-growing tech hubs in America.
Real-World Coding Tools
You will use popular developer tools like Git, Github, Bash, Sublime, and Chrome Dev Tools.
Culture of Collaboration
Work with other students who are considerate, understanding, and generally pleasant to be around.
How it Works
Fullstack Academy's part-time coding bootcamp is divided into 3 phases.
In this phase, all students rise to the same technical level before the start of the on-campus immersive.
Part-time 15-30 hrs, depending on skill level
Min. 4 weeks to complete
Regular timed assessments
Rolling start each Friday. Materials available once deposit & SEA submitted
Videos, workshops, projects
Experienced industry mentor
HTML & CSS
Web development environment
Intro to front-end vs. back-end development
This is one of the most intense phases of the program, when you will be working three days a week. You will study:
1. Front-end development
User expectations of Web and Mobile Applications have significantly increased in the last 10 years, and the sophistication of front-end development has increased to match it. You will study HTML5 and advanced CSS, and go beyond with modern technologies like React.
2. Back-end development
You will master data persistence by building your own SQL database engine, learning about popular SQL databases like Postgres, and how to integrate these into your applications.
At this point, you will have a solid understanding of the core technologies taught in the immersive program. It is now time to put that knowledge to use by building fully functional web applications from scratch. You will continue to work three days a week during this phase while you deepen your knowledge by solving real-world problems and learning best practices.
1. Guided team project
You will work in a group of 3-4 students to build an e-commerce site and will build all the components of a web application from the ground up — including the front-end, back-end and database.
2. Personal project
You will come up with an idea for a web or mobile application, and build it from scratch. You will take design considerations into account, like user experience and information architecture. You will learn new technologies or libraries in order to complete this project, which will help you "learn how to learn" new areas in software development.
3. Capstone project
You will work with a team of students to come up with an ambitious idea for an app, and build it out over 2 weeks. This will be the most impressive project in your portfolio, and will demonstrate your full understanding of software development and industry best-practices.
Students will need to make an initial deposit at enrollment with the remaining balance due one week prior to the first day of the cohort.
Fullstack Academy is committed to making tech education more accessible, so we’re reducing the enrollment deposit to $99* (normally $2,000) for a limited time. Get started on your journey before the deposit increases!
Tuition will increase for all cohorts with classes starting in 2023. To lock in the current tuition rate, pay your deposit in full and enroll in a cohort that begins in 2022.
You can pay your tuition upfront through self-pay, employer pay or government assistance.
Enrollment Deposit -
Tuition During Program - $17,381
Total Tuition - $17,480**
**Tuition will increase to $19,910 for all cohorts with classes starting in 2023. To lock in the current tuition rate, pay your deposit in full and enroll in a cohort that begins in 2022.
Keep in mind that Fullstack Academy does not endorse, recommend, or promote any particular lender. The payment choice is at the discretion of you, the student. If you decide to use a personal loan, make sure to choose the option that works best for you.
Personal loans may also be available through your personal financial institution.
VET TEC and VRRAP funding can be used to pay for some Fullstack programs. Check with your local VA office to see if you are eligible.
*Offer eligibility: Upon admittance into the program, pay the $99 deposit in full prior to the enrollment date.
Learn more about each of these ways to finance your bootcamp education.
Build a Portfolio of Apps
By the time you graduate from the Flex Engineering Immersive, you’ll have four projects in your software engineering portfolio, including a group e-commerce website, a personal hackathon project and your final team capstone project. All your code will be on Github and built with real-world libraries and methodologies, which will be impressive to future employers.
You’ll get a full bootcamp experience with your classmates and instructors through a mix of live lectures, workshops, and team projects.
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|Mon/Wed 6:40pm–9:40pm ET|
Sat 9am–1pm ET
Tues/Thurs 6:40pm–9:40pm ET
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Sat 9am–1pm ET
Tues/Thurs 6:40pm–9:40pm ET
|Workshops & Lectures||Projects & Career Success|
New York Flex Immersive Admissions Process
Our admissions process is one of the most rigorous in the industry—and you only get two attempts. So here are the four steps you’ll need to successfully pass admissions at Fullstack New York.
Familiarize yourself with
Submit your application
- On our website
- Takes 15 mins
Directions sent after application submission
- 30 min coding assessment
Based on your assessment score
- You may be asked to complete an online 60-minute interview
- Behavioral as well as Technical
To get a job in tech, you’ll need more than just the right technical skills. You’ll need to understand the industry, how to network, and how to differentiate yourself as a candidate. Our career counselors will work with you both during our program, starting in Senior Phase, and afterward throughout your job search.
Portfolio of Apps
The projects you build will create an amazing portfolio that showcases your skills and experience.
We’ll help you write a software engineering profile that will really stand out from the crowd (including demo videos of your applications).
Employers want to see a strong Github profile—and that is exactly what you will have by the end of the program.
You’ll work with our Career Success Team to craft an elegant resume that shows off your skills as a fullstack software engineer.
We’ll help you get ready for technical interviews by doing practice interviews and working through dozens of sample technical questions.
And we’ll introduce you to our hiring partners at top technology firms to find opportunities that might be a good fit.
Our graduates get hired by industry leaders:
Fullstack grads make up an network of 3,700+ tech professionals around the country.
A word of advice to older prospective students like myself. You may be frustrated where you are right now but afraid to make the leap, to quit your job, to spend your savings on a bootcamp, to take three months to learn, to work 80 hours a week. I promise it’s worth it.
Front-End Engineer, Amazon
Fullstack Academy is, by all measures, the best investment I have made to date, and I would wholeheartedly recommend it to anybody considering it, especially those with little to no prior programming knowledge. I will note, however, that hard, consistent, and dedicated individual work is a must if you want to make the most out of the Fullstack Academy investment.
Software Engineer, Google
The instructors are always available for one-on-one help and will take the time to guide you through questions and problems. Their level of engagement in each student's learning process is what sets Fullstack apart.
Software Engineer, RUN
Within 4 weeks, I received 2 job offers at companies I was really excited about. During my interviews, both companies were pleasantly surprised by how knowledgeable and capable a bootcamp grad could be. Truly, I owe it all to Fullstack Academy's education and preparation.
Full-Stack Developer, PreparedHealth
If you want to build a career in software development, Fullstack offers you the best launchpad. With a combination of thorough admissions, a carefully crafted curriculum and educational structure, and top-notch instructors, Fullstack’s program takes passionate students with a base of programming skills and makes them into professional software engineers. We know what it takes from a professional, personal, and mental level to be a top performer.
What about Ruby on Rails? Why are other schools teaching Rails?
When we first discovered Rails, in 2005, developers were coming from an age where PHP back-end sites were getting increasingly complex and were becoming difficult to manage and scale. Rails excelled in this world, where the goal was still to develop HTML/CSS-centric web interfaces with heavy back-ends. Rails consolidated many best practices in back-end web development and made it easier for developers to build large sites in an organized way.
Unfortunately, we aren’t currently able to accept tuition assistance payments from the new GI Bill (though we’re working hard on changing this). In the meantime, all veterans should visit our friends at Operation Code, where you can find more information and ways to help support the cause. Veterans also automatically qualify for a $1,000 scholarship at Fullstack.
There are a great number of online resources available to learn how to code. They are particularly useful for learning the basics, since the concepts are not quite as complex and the problems/errors encountered are relatively easily to solve on your own. However, self-driven learning becomes more difficult as you get into the intermediate and advanced areas of coding. You can easily get stuck, you don’t have strong commitment methods or expert feedback, and you have to develop your own path of instruction (difficult for a beginner to do).
If you’ve done Codecademy, Code School, and/or Team Treehouse and built some small projects, and you’re looking to take your programming career to the next level, attending Fullstack is a proven, fast way to achieve your goals.
Once accepted, you have the option to join any cohort beginning within 6 months of your acceptance date. Essentially, you have the freedom to apply whenever you feel comfortable approaching coding challenges. However, regarding deadlines, we recommend applying at least 6–8 weeks before the on-campus start date of your desired cohort. This allows us 2–3 weeks to conduct the application process and accounts for the 4-week mandatory Foundations pre-work.
However, most cohorts begin filling up about one month before the Foundations pre-work begins. With this in mind, the best time to apply is 2 (or ideally 3) months before your desired cohort's on-campus (or remote) start date.
It’s also important to consider your readiness for the admissions process. If starting from a pure beginner level, we’ve often seen it take students 3–5+ months of study to get to admissions standards. If you’re not accepted during your first application attempt, there is a 2-month waiting period before you’ll be able to apply a second time.
Most importantly, you’ll need to bring an open, well-rested, and hungry mind ready for learning. We highly recommend using a Mac, but students have also had success using Linux (e.g., Ubuntu).
We're happy to answer any other questions you might have about Fullstack. Please ask them here, and we’ll get back to you with the details you need.