The Catalyst Program is a full-time, online commitment. Catalyst students learn in a cohort of up to 10 other students. Each cohort has a dedicated instructor who is available for remote troubleshooting through Slack. The instructor will also host a daily webinar check-in.
For students who need less guidance, the Covalence Full Stack Atomic bootcamp is independent and self-guided. Lectures are delivered v...Read more
Covalence offers a 9-week immersive, online coding bootcamp. As a Catalyst student, you'll learn the essentials of front-end, back-end, and database development, and focus on technologies like Java...Read more
|Start Date||Rolling Dates|
|Class Size||10 students|
|Commitment||40 hours in class/wk|
Covalence's instructors are undoubtedly what secures their program's reputation as a five-star boot camp experience and sets them apart from other programs. My instructors, Will and Jio, were enthusiastic about my learning experience and always ready to provide the help I required. They were willing to come in before class, stay after class, and even offered assistance on weekends if needed. This is not to mention that the entire Covalence community of instructors and students was only "a click away" 24/7 on...Read more
This was a career change for me and getting another 4-year bachelor’s degree in computer programming was a ridiculous and expensive pipe dream for me. Like with any career change, I needed something that could prepare me to become a software developer. I came across Covalence thru a Google search via the Course Report website and signed up for the January 2017 Nashville Full Stack Software Bootcamp that lasted 10 weeks. The location of the class was at the Refinery inside Houston Station, which was a nice safe environment with decent parking. Most students in the class were sailing the same unemployed ship as I was, so people were motivated to succeed in the course in order to get a job.
I went in knowing nothing about how to code a website or a...Read more
The Nashville class was held at the Refinery business center, which provided a nice friendly and relaxed, yet professional work environment. Relaxed, yet professional really sums up the vibes of the entire course. The instructors and the students all like to have some fun, make jokes, take a small break to show each other a video, etc., but it never took away from the fact that we were all there primarily because we are enthusiastic about and determined to learn how to code. Also worth noting: Covalence runs a community Slack channel so we could all message each other with problems we ran into (and the occasional meme).
What stuck out most about the curriculum most to me is how intensive it it. You will be building front end websites with HTML, CSS...
Update: 4 months later and I got a job working as a full time web developer. Read more
The material in this program is good. They go over it with an online video everyday during the lecture part of the day and you are given an assignment in the afternoon for a “lab”. That is the basic structure of the class. You are pretty much left to struggle through it unless you ask the TA or instructor for help. Everyone seems to go at a different pace. Some people get it easier than others of course, and once someone gets behind some people seem to stay that way. It is EXTREMELY fast paced. ***ALERT**** The week before our projects were due, our instructor missed the whole week and no-one knew why. Until someone in class spots the instagram profile posts with him at HQ in BHAM teaching another class! So basically a week of all of the students paying for an unavailable instructor to ...Read more
I was in the very first course in the Fall of 2015, and it took me a long time to determine whether or not it was something I should do. I was already learning web development on my own, but I wanted to get up to speed quickly in order to start my career as a software developer.
It was around this time that I discovered Covalence, and I vetted them as best as I could at the time (I didn't have the luxury of student reviews that all of you do!). After meeting with several prospective students and the instructor, I finally came to the conclusion to take the course, and I am very glad that I did as it has completely changed my life and its trajectory.
The coursework – while not extremely rigorous in nature – was very, very fast-paced, and so you may find yourself falling behind. Tha...Read more
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