Epicodus is a coding bootcamp that focuses on collaboration and inclusivity. Students work together in pairs and teams almost every day, and a diversity, equity, and inclusion approach is a core part of the program design.
Epicodus offers part- and full-time... Read More courses online and in-person in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington. Students learn everything they need to know to get a job as a web developer by learning Ruby, Rails and React or C#, .NET and React. More important than any particular skill, students learn how to think like a programmer, write good code, and pick up new languages and technologies in this fast-changing industry.
Epicodus's classes also includes job search preparation for students. Career advisors meet one-on-one with every student to review resumes and cover letters, practice interviewing, and even go over job applications in class. After completing the coursework, students are placed in hand-selected internships with tech companies at no extra cost, allowing them to begin their job search with coding experience already on their resumes.
Each track begins with a 3-week Introduction to Programming course to learn the fundamentals of programming. After completing this course, you'll be able to build basic web pages and understand programming fundamentals.
After completing the in-class portion of the program, you'll spend five weeks (or 150 hours) at an internship with a tech company.
After completing the in-class portion of the program, you'll spend five weeks at an internship with a tech company. As part of Epicodus, local companies host students as full-time interns. It's a chance for students to learn about how development works in the real world, and a chance for companies to work with talented developers in the making. Internships are included at no additional cost to students.
C# and React (Part-Time)
Duration: 40 weeks
Locations:Online, Portland, Seattle
We offer our full certificate program in a part-time format. This track covers the same material as the full-time program.
Our part-time program starts with 40 weeks of class from 6-9pm Pacific Mondays to Wednesdays and 9am-5pm Sundays. Afterwards, we’ll support you in preparing for and securing yourself an internship; you'll put in 80 hours of preparation and at least 150 hours at your internship, on a schedule of your choosing.
Each track begins with an Introduction to Programming course to learn the fundamentals of programming. After completing this course, you'll be able to build basic web pages and understand programming fundamentals.
Intro to Programming (part-time evening)
Duration: 6 weeks
Locations:Online, Portland, Seattle
This course is for absolute beginners to learn the fundamentals of programming. After completing this course, you'll be able to build basic webpages and understand programming fundamentals. No coding experience is required, but computer proficiency is necessary.
Here's some of what we'll cover:
* HTML and CSS: the presentation and styling languages of the web
* Git: the tool programmers use to track their code
* Command line: the tool programmers use to interact with their computers
* Markdown: a simple language for documents
* Bootstrap: a framework for easily creating good-looking websites
Our focus is to prepare you for a career in the growing tech industry. Learning to code is a valuable skill that employers are constantly searching for in web development and design careers.
Each track begins with a 5-week Introduction to Programming course for beginners to learn the fundamentals of programming. After completing this course, you'll be able to build basic web pages and understand programming fundamentals. No coding experience is required, but computer proficiency is necessary.
Finally, you'll spend five weeks at an internship with a tech company. As part of Epicodus, local companies host students as full-time interns. It's a chance for students to learn about how development works in the real world, and a chance for companies to work with talented developers in the making. Internships are included at no additional cost to students.
The curriculum was well thought out and the instructors were friendly and knowledgeable. It was a very supportive environment that really prepared me for the amazing job I got afterwards. Totally worth the time and cash investment. I'd definitely do it... Read More again.
This bootcamp was, at least in the beginning, perfectly fine! We were learning a decent amount and enjoying it. However, we'd all been told we'd be set up with an internship at the end of the course and then were told that wouldn't be the case and never... Read More was. Concerns were met with gaslighting in which we were told that WE (the entire class and a few beneath us as well) were in the wrong, even though we all remembered being told the same thing. The last section was also not at all updated and unusable.
Overall, the program worked, and I'm happy with where I ended up. Along the way there were a few bumps. I loved getting to work with a wide variety of people, but at times it felt like groups were composed of people that were poorly suited to one another,... Read More when the gap in programming affinity was too wide. Despite any friction, this was an excellent use of 6 months, and if I had to relive this time, I'd still choose to spend it learning here.
Epicodus is much more affordable than other bootcamps I was looking at. I like that it offers C# and I think the pacing of the material was almost perfect. I really appreciated having internships at the end of the program and that the culture is inclusive.... Read More I would've liked to have covered more material in the C# portion of the program, I feel as though it was a little slow paced and repetitive, whereas the React portion felt crammed with too much new material on top of Career Services assignments and capstones. Overall though, I feel liked I learned a lot through their curriculum and that Career Services helped better prepare me for job interviews and applications. I would absolute recommend this bootcamp to friends, especially those who have some experience with programming as it will probably benefit them in the long run.
Epicodus taught me the most updated and relevant information on each language and framework. I still find myself going back for information from the curriculum now because there is a lot of really useful information in there! This bootcamp provided me... Read More with the structure I needed to sit down and spend time everyday to learn how to code. Pair programming was useful because that it allowed me to work with many different types of people and to learn and grow together. The content is challenging so be sure you are ready to commit. You get out what you put in! Ultimately I highly recommend this bootcamp to anyone who is considering one. It's very thorough and the instructors are awesome!
The curriculum, career services and instructors are fantastic! I was nervous going into it but they set me at ease. The pair programming is a great approach and above everything else they offer an internship at the end. Would do it all over if I had to... Read More choose again!
"The Quality does not equal the price, and they just raised tuition"
The quality of Epicodus does not meet their current asking price for tuition, nor their updated one. Career services are severely lacking for example. In one instance of our cohort the career services, people were asked about networking and they told... Read More us they didn't have any good feedback since they didn't really enjoy it themselves. It was super cringe when it happened. We've also been told by students they've asked to come back and speak that they received no help from them during the job hunt. Basically don't come here expecting career services. After that, the material feels really beta testy. Spelling and grammar mistakes feel pretty regular. They do fix them fairly quickly when they are reported though so there's that. We've also had instances of poorly worded projects. In one instance a project told us to write a test with an example that would pass the test with the way that they worded it. Again, not very helpful and confusing. Also, one of the other rubric items was interpreted in different ways because it was described with what I call "weasel words". Phrases are ill-defined when you're working with data. What do they consider a phrase? How many? It was unclear. We also couldn't get a response from any instructors that day because they were all offline. Which leads to one of my other issues about Instructors being hit or miss. For example, rather than giving us coding examples in the morning, they were giving us Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion examples. They had difficulty answering questions on DEI on a couple of occasions. We were also denied our pleas to proctor examples early on. I'm actually at the point where I wish I had dropped when I could get a refund, but I'm now stuck with the course or taking on a loan for a course that I don't actually feel fulfill's its advertising of what they offer. This was also odd compared to what students said in other cohorts where they did get proper walkthroughs. So it really sounds like you get a different experience depending on if you get Cathy or Shawn, who sound wonderful. There was also recently a presentation from some prior students where one didn't get a proper internship either. They basically were an employee so it would seem that Epicodus might not be properly vetting their internship either. So let's review: Material can be problematic and unclear, Instructors can be hit or miss, projects can be poorly written, you're held to an attendance standard the instructors themselves don't hold themselves to, career services doesn't have the experience it needs to operate properly, and the internship could land you in a positon where you're really just unpaid labor for someone because they didn't properly vet it.
"Full-time coding bootcamp plus internship is a great program."
I took C# and React course from 2019 to 2020. I self-taught programming for 1.5 years before I joined Epicodus, so the pace of the curriculum was not crazy to me. Overall, I'm satisfied with my experience at Epicodus including morning standup w/ whiteboarding,... Read More pair-programming, interacting with the upper and lower cohorts, and internship. If you ask me that 6 months was enough to become a Software Engineer, the answer is no, but Epicodus also taught me how to learn, so I could keep learning with peers even after graduating from Epicodus.
I decided to transition to software development at the beginning of 2020 and Epicodus was a critical component of this career change. Enrollment at a coding bootcamp fully immersed me in the field and it was my privilege to learn alongside inspiring,... Read More dedicated individuals who share a passion for personal growth. Collaboration is the center of the Epicodus pair-programming format and my cohort became a tight-knit group as we spent months debugging, designing, and testing together. They handled the transition to remote learning tremendously. The instructors and career services team do a wonderful job of guiding you through the work while also encouraging independent learning. I built projects I'm proud of and came away with so much knowledge. The internship component was a key reason why I chose Epicodus over several other bootcamps, and having a line of practical experience really helped out my resume. Job hunting was still a rough few months afterwards, but I had the tools, support, and time I needed to succeed. After all that work… I’m officially a software engineer! And I hope you’re able to take the same chance for yourself 💕