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    The Beginner Coding Bootcamp Experience

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    • Top coding bootcamp since 2012
    • JavaScript-based, live online instruction
    • 1-on-1 career coaching
    • NEW! Generative AI learning unit

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    Top-Rated Curriculum + Beginner-Friendly Pathways. Transform Your Career with Fullstack Academy.

    Top-Rated Coding Bootcamp

    Fullstack Academy is a highly-rated coding school in the US, and our student reviews reflect that.

    Dedicated Career Coaching

    Get hired with the support of professional career coaching designed to optimize your interpersonal skills and build the ideal software engineering career for you.

    Industry-Experienced Instructors

    Learn from passionate programmers with tech industry experience. From large open-source libraries to quantum computer simulators, they’ve programmed it all.

    In-Demand Curriculum

    Graduate job-ready with a rigorous curriculum built by working tech practitioners and industry-experienced professionals.

    Real-World Coding Tools

    Use popular developer tools like Git, GitHub, VS Code, and Chrome Dev Tools. Plus, you’ll get access to a free generative AI elective course featuring tools like ChatGPT and Bing AI.

    Culture of Collaboration

    Work with others to improve your code and learn how to present it at the same time.

    What You'll Learn

    Fullstack Academy web development bootcamps utilize utilizes an in-demand, JavaScript-based core curriculum.

    You’ll also learn how to apply generative AI in web development using ChatGPT, Bing AI, and more with a free elective course.

    • Foundations On-Ramp

      The Software Engineering Immersive begins with a comprehensive Foundations on-ramp to support both intermediate and beginner coders. Designed to help all students reach a uniform skill level, Foundations covers the basic tenets of programming to prepare for the core curriculum—which moves through more advanced, specialized JavaScript concepts at a rapid bootcamp pace.

      Foundational Software Engineering Curriculum

      • HTML and CSS

      • Introduction to JavaScript programming

      • Advanced JavaScript including closure, prototypical inheritance, and recursion

      • Web development environment and industry-standard tools

      Foundations On-Ramp Features

      • Supports learners of all skill levels

      • Student-centered, inquiry-based learning in teams

      • Instructor-facilitated, live online classroom format

      • Immersive digital learning tools

      • At the end of this unit, you will complete a project to apply your skills

    • You’ll study HTML5, CSS, and advanced CSS—and go beyond with fundamental Javascript concepts.


      • HTML5

      • CSS

      • JavaScript

      • Git and GitHub


      • Web Interface and Design - You’ll learn how content and imagery are best displayed on a website.
      • Front-End Framework - You’ll start to understand pre-written modules and their primary use cases in web development.


      • Pair Programming - Working with a fellow student, you’ll each use your newfound knowledge to write and optimize front-end code. This helps you build real-world experience and prepare for technical coding interviews.
    • You’ll apply your JavaScript skills with the amazing ecosystem of libraries that have made JavaScript the industry standard of web engineering. We’ll also teach you to use APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) to connect to vast amounts of data to power your web applications.


      • JavaScript

      • JavaScript APIs

      • React, React Router, and React Hooks

      • Redux


      • Test-Driven Development (TDD) - Particularly relevant in JavaScript development, the TDD methodology allows developers to test new code before writing it—preserving its former iteration in case of incompatibilities or errors.


      • Prototyping - Throughout bootcamp, you’ll begin each project by scoping, researching, and beginning to build full stack web applications—touching on every stage of a typical, real-world prototype development process.
    • You’ll master data organization and storage by working with SQL relational databases and learn how to integrate them into your applications. Then, it’s time to start building your own full stack application!


      • JavaScript

      • SQL


      • Full Stack Capstone Project - You will work with a team of students to come up with an ambitious idea for an app, and start building it out. This will be the most impressive project in your portfolio and will demonstrate your full understanding of software development and industry best practices.
      • Full Stack Project Pitching - After formulating your own idea for a web or mobile application, you’ll pitch it to the class. Taking market, design, and utility considerations into account, you’ll understand through your pitch process how development projects come to fruition in real-world scenarios.


      • Portfolio Development - As you complete your full stack web development projects, all your code will be housed in GitHub to demonstrate your technical prowess and creativity to potential employers.
      • Career Coaching - Fullstack Academy Career Coaches are your one-stop professional development resource. They’ll work with you on core aspects of the job search–from interview preparation to resume optimization–throughout the final stages of your bootcamp experience and beyond.

    Software Engineering Immersive Tools and Technologies

    Chrome Dev Tools
    JavaScript ES6
    React Hooks
    Git and GitHub
    Command Line
    Graphical User Interface

    Why Learn to Code?

    Whether you’re changing careers or looking to upskill in a current one, learning to code can be a rewarding investment in your future. Here are some of the most common, impactful, and practical reasons our beginner students decide to learn coding:

    Increase Earning Potential

    Entry-level software engineers in the US earn an average salary of $91,524 (Glassdoor).

    Refine and Strengthen Existing Skills

    Learning to code increases your logic and reasoning skills, while also providing an outlet for creativity and problem-solving.

    Break Into Tech

    Coding skills and the learning methodology used to acquire them often translate into those required to succeed in other tech areas—opening doors to a wide range of career opportunities.

    Why Choose a Beginner Coding Bootcamp at Fullstack Academy?

    Fullstack Academy is one of the longest-running and most reputable tech bootcamp providers in the nation. Founded in 2012, we’ve helped over 10,000+ students launch fulfilling tech careers with our proven combination of industry-experienced instruction, impressive outcomes, and in-demand curricula.

    Coding students of all starting skill levels choose our web development bootcamps to rapidly ramp up their skill set and receive everything they need to launch a successful career in software engineering. For coding beginners, Fullstack Academy Software Engineering Immersives offer the added benefit of a comprehensive introduction to code, a rigorous core curriculum, and dedicated career coaching—all in one, accelerated part-time or full-time bootcamp program.

    Choose Your Beginner Coding Bootcamp Experience

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    Part-Time Coding Bootcamp

    • Online
    • Part-Time
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    Full-Time Coding Bootcamp

    • Online
    • Full-Time
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    Part-Time Grace Hopper Program Coding Bootcamp

    • Online
    • Part-Time
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    The Grace Hopper Program Coding Bootcamp

    • Online
    • Full-Time

    Beginner Web Development Bootcamp Return on Investment (ROI)

    Throughout bootcamp, you’ll program alongside a partner. Together, you’ll assume defined roles to solve programming challenges and double-check each other’s work.

    In addition, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for jobs like web developer, software developer, and software engineer is expected to increase by 10%-28% over the next decade. That’s at least twice as much as the average 10-year growth for all occupations, which stands at 5%—making now an excellent time to launch a career in the field.

    Beginner Coding Myths and Realities

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    You need a computer science degree to launch a career as a software engineer.

    Some employers still require a 4-year degree (at least on paper), but many do not—and that number is expected to rise alongside increased access to specialized tech training programs. View our impressive bootcamp outcomes to learn more about employment rates for Fullstack Academy web development graduates.
    Self-teaching is the only way to learn how to code.

    Self-teaching is an integral part of the process, which is why it’s built into our active learning approach to beginner coding. However, bootcamp programs offer collaboration, technical and career support, and real-world engineering tools in addition to self-learning.

    Essentially, we teach students how to learn coding, so they can build upon that skill throughout their career. Explore the curriculum here.

    Coding bootcamps only prepare you for a career in web development.

    While the majority of our students are aspiring software engineers, there are numerous applications for coding skills within the tech industry and beyond.

    Browse our coding careers blog post to get an idea of the different directions coding skills can take your career.

    Coding careers and coding skills are no longer in-demand in the job market.
    According to multiple reputable sources including the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for software engineers and other professional coding jobs is expected to increase by 10%-28% over the next decade. That’s at least twice as much as the average 10-year growth for all occupations, which stands at 5%.
    The tech industry is always changing, so tech jobs offer little job security.
    Big Tech layoffs come and go; they dominate headlines, but the demand for skilled talent persists regardless.

    Coding jobs are also not limited to the tech sector, because companies of all sizes and industries increasingly employ their own, in-house software engineers. Discover our student stories to learn more about where past graduates have been hired.

    Prepare for a Career in Coding

    Upon graduation and for a full year beyond, you’ll opt into Career Success to receive the guidance and tools you’ll need to power your job search and land the ideal web developer role for you.

    Portfolio of Apps

    The projects and prototypes you build throughout bootcamp come together to form a comprehensive coding portfolio.

    LinkedIn Profile

    We’ll help you write and optimize a profile to jumpstart the networking process and demo your web applications for employer visibility.

    GitHub Profile

    Tech employers across the board 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 effective resume that shows off your skills as a full stack software engineer.

    Our career coaches will also help you prepare for standard and technical interviews with group sessions, events, presentations, and more!

    Learn more about career success events at Fullstack Academy with this virtual workshop on Navigating a Career Change.

    Beginner Coding for Women and Non-Binary Students

    The Grace Hopper Program at Fullstack Academy aims to help close the enduring gender gap in tech with comprehensive, live online coding bootcamp learning. Our Software Engineering Immersive, designed for all backgrounds and skill levels, emphasizes practical JavaScript programming, individualized support, and a culture of transparency.

    Following the same curriculum as the top-rated Fullstack Academy Software Engineering Immersive, Grace Hopper Program students are differentiated (not defined) by a gender-allied learning experience. We believe this experience — along with the community that fosters it — plays a vital role in overcoming imposter syndrome, closing opportunity gaps, and increasing representation in tech to power a better future.

    Discover the Grace Hopper Program for women and non-binary students.


    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.

    Alexia Young

    Alexia Young

    Full-Stack Developer, PreparedHealth

    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.

    Andrew Ash

    Andrew Ash

    Front-End Engineer, Amazon