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New York Code and Design Academy

Courses: Evening Javascript Intensive, Evening UX Design Intensive, Software Engineering Intensive, UIUX Design 101, UX Design Intensive, Web Development 100, Web Development Intensive

Locations

NYC, Philadelphia

About New York Code and Design Academy

The New York Code + Design Academy offers full-time and part-time courses in web development across the United States.

NYCDA combines classroom instruction from experienced software developers and UX designers with a supportive community to take your... Read More

If you want to do more than learn to code—if you want to truly become a code and design professional—you need more than just a book. You need the advice and support of people who are currently working in the field. That’s what NYCDA is here for. Let’s get to work.

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Courses

Evening Javascript Intensive

  • Cost: $10,000
  • Duration: 24 weeks
Locations: NYC, Philadelphia
Course Description:

Learn how to code and design web and mobile applications professionally in one immersive, project-based course. This 24-week, part-time intensive program transforms beginner students into entry level full stack web developers. We will guide you through this life-changing experience as you learn to use fundamental programming languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and emerging technologies such as Node.js, Express.js and React.JS. Not only will you obtain the tools needed to become a competitive web developer, we also provide career counseling and resources to help secure that next big opportunity. If you’re looking for a rigorous level of study that can help change your career, this is the class for you!

Subjects: CSS, HTML, jQuery, Command Line, React.js, Algorithms, Node.js, Database Design, Express.js, JavaScript

Evening UX Design Intensive

  • Cost: $10,000
  • Duration: 20 weeks
Locations: NYC
Course Description:

The part-time version of our User Experience Design Intensive. In this 20-week, hands on learning experience, students are brought through User Interface & User Experience Design industry best practices from the ground up. Through real-world projects and design sprints, students will learn Information Architecture, Interaction Design, Interface Design, and Usability Testing. After learning trade tools like Sketch & InVision, you'll have a complete professional UX Design portfolio. This course will meet two nights per week from 6:30-9:30 PM, and one weekend day every other week from 10 AM - 4 PM.

Subjects: CSS, HTML, Sketch, Project Management, UX Testing, UI Design, UX, UX Design

Software Engineering Intensive

  • Cost: $15,000
  • Duration: 14 weeks
Locations: NYC, Philadelphia
Course Description:

We call it intense for a reason. Over 14 weeks, you'll touch on the basics of HTML and CSS before immersing yourself in the world of software engineering with tools like JavaScript and Ruby on Rails. Along the way, you'll learn UX design fundamentals that will take your portfolio to the next level, and project management skills that keep you and your team on track. Designed to jumpstart your career, this program meets 5 days per week and requires 15-20 hours of self-guided project work outside of the classroom each week. We recommend that you clear your calendar and prepare yourself to be immersed in this transformational experience.

Subjects: CSS, HTML, jQuery, Ruby, AJAX, Ruby on Rails, Algorithms, Database Design, JavaScript, UX, Data Structures

UIUX Design 101

  • Cost: $999
  • Duration: 8 weeks
Locations: NYC, Philadelphia
Course Description:

During this 8-week, hands-on learning experience, we’ll bring you through User Interface & User Experience design from the ground up. You will begin to see and understand smart, functional design and from there, learn the necessary tools to optimize a user's experience. With our open environment, you will have a friendly and engaging learning experience that will help prepare you to be a competitive designer. Enter the world with a fresh understanding of design!

Subjects: Sketch, UX Testing, UI Design, UX, UX Design

UX Design Intensive

  • Cost: $15,000
  • Duration: 12 weeks
Locations: NYC, Philadelphia
Course Description:

During this 12-week, hands on learning experience, students are brought through User Interface & User Experience Design industry best practices from the ground up. Through 4 full client-based projects, students will learn Information Architecture, Interaction Design, Interface Design, and Usability Testing. After learning trade tools like Sketch & InVision, you'll have a complete professional UX Design portfolio.

Subjects: CSS, HTML, Sketch, Project Management, UX Testing, UI Design, UX, UX Design

Web Development 100

  • Cost: $999
  • Duration: 8 weeks
Locations: NYC, Philadelphia
Course Description:

Want to learn some new skills or how to better communicate with software developers? WD100 is an 8 week evening course designed for beginners where students will learn the fundamentals of web development through an integrated curriculum covering HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Build rich, dynamic websites in a supportive, community-driven classroom and receive a certificate of completion upon graduation. Web Development 100 will teach you the difference between the front end and the back end and the importance of UI/UX Design. Explore these specialties further by bundling this course with one of our intermediate level 8 week classes*: Front End 101 or UIUX Design 101. *Classes may vary by location.

Subjects: CSS, Git, HTML, jQuery, Command Line, JavaScript

Web Development Intensive

  • Cost: $15,000
  • Duration: 12 weeks
Locations: Philadelphia
Course Description:

Learn how to code and design web and mobile responsive applications professionally in one immersive, project-based course. This 12-week, full-time intensive program transforms beginner students into entry level full stack web developers.

NYCDA will guide you through this life-changing experience as you learn to use fundamental programming languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Ruby on Rails. The New York Code + Design Academy will not only teach you these essential tools, but also provide career counseling and resources which include professional career development seminars conducted by working tech professionals in order to help you secure that next big opportunity. If you’re looking for a rigorous level of study that can help change your career, this is the class for you!

Subjects: CSS, Git, HTML, jQuery, PostgreSQL, Command Line, Responsive Design, Ruby, Web Services, Ruby on Rails, Algorithms, Database Design, JavaScript

New York Code and Design Academy Reviews

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4.18/5

(22 reviews)
    5/1/2020
  • Tom Morse-Brown | designer
  • Web Development 100
  • Graduated: 2019

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"A good overview of HTML and CSS but not delivered well."

Initially, I liked the step by step, week on week approach. The videos were good and led me through nicely. The presentation and branding is good and that's important to me. It was nice having a pro on hand to ask questions each week but I often didn't... Read More

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    10/12/2019
  • Mohamed Rashad
  • Software Engineering Intensive
  • Graduated: 2018

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"android developer"

I gain more experience so I'm gain more money by udacity course android basics Nonodegree , and I'm working little time as freelance and gain more money finally I'm working now in international company and I'm using all topics that i was learned from... Read More

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    11/5/2018
  • Karl Rodulfo | Front End Developer
  • Software Engineering Intensive
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Best Decision"

I am graduate of the Software Engineering Intensive June 2018 program. Because of this program, I was able to successfully pivot careers and get a Front End Engineer position a month after completion with zero past coding experience.

What I love most about... Read More

My success coach, Sam Lubin, was very much invested in our learning and post-program success. Sam provided critical feedback on my resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and portfolios. Perhaps most importantly, he sat down with me to do mock interviews which really, really prepared me for real-life interviews (so much so that in real interviews, I was even being asked the same questions that he prepped me for). He was such an invaluable resource - even providing answers to questions such as, "what should I wear to this interview," or, "how should I reply to this recruiter." I attribute a lot of my post-program success -- getting and nailing interviews -- because of his assistance.


My instructor, Michael Lawrence, was a fantastic teacher. He is a self-taught programmer, so he provided a number of helpful insights on processes to best learn. Moreover, he taught us many things off curriculum that you probably wouldn't be able to learn otherwise on your own. He made programming very accessible and his teaching style really helped me nail down the technical part of coding.

The program itself was very regimented and project-focused, which was a really great way to for me to learn and develop my skills as a programmer. If you really dedicate your time and effort, you will walk away with a really great portfolio of projects which will help you land that next career.

I wish I would've done this sooner. I was reluctant at first to make the foray into an intimidating and new industry, but NYCDA really made it possible.

tldr; Recommend. 10/10. A++. Would do again.

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    10/30/2018
  • Zee PC
  • Software Engineering Intensive
  • Graduated: 2018

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"One of the best decisions I've made"

When I decided to do a career change and learn web development, choosing from the various bootcamps and programs in NYC was a bit daunting. Choosing NYCDA was the best choice I've ever made. Being accepted to the fellowship was huge and I was determined... Read More

One of the many things I love about the school is the support you receive from all the alumni, staff, instructors and teaching assistants. Everyone is always available for advice, help or just to chat. You never ever feel like just one more student or just a number.

Remember, a bootcamp is just a place to gain the foundations you need to become a developer. Whatever YOU put into it is what you'll get out. If you choose NYCDA you are doing more than just learning "how to learn", you are receiving a lot of support from everyone at the school and you will be part of a caring community.

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    9/10/2018
  • Anonymous | Designer
  • Graduated: 2018

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"TLDR: Don’t enroll in UX programs at NYCDA, they are great sales people but awful teachers."

I recently withdrew early from the UX immersive program. I have never been more disappointed with an experience at a school, which is why I felt compelled to write this, even after receiving a full refund. Keep in mind that I left a good high paying job... Read More

I feel like the school actually lied to me about the nature of the program, such as material that would be covered, and the way in which it would be conducted. I was told this program was a very competitive program, that would have me ready for a UX career in three months. I currently work as a designer in fashion, so I felt like an intense program for a few months would be a good investment. I was told that I would be in class with other professionals looking to transition their careers, and candidates were rigorously screened due to the intense nature of the program. I considered this important as I knew these programs entail a large amount of group work. I was also told that there would be a foundations program to get everyone up to speed. However most students weren’t “up to speed” and the class began on a very very basic introductory level. It seems that my foundations program wasn’t even reviewed by anyone at the school, and my teacher, Jimmy Chandler wasn’t even sure what was covered in this program we all had to complete before day 1.

I was assured that the course would start to speed up, but it actually slowed down after my teacher gave his very basic introduction slides to UX. He progressively lectured less and less. His two hour slide presentation, became a 45 minute slide presentation, and one day he had some allergies and just put on a video for an hour. The rest of the day we were meant to work in groups, but we didn’t have much work to do at all, so after finishing our work we would try to learn on our own or just socialize. Although there often wasn’t much to do, Jimmy required us to stay the whole day for a fifteen minute wrap up at the end of the day. This entailed everyone to go around the room and say what they learned that day, it only took fifteen minutes because we struggled to think of anything. At $15,000 for a three month program, I was effectively paying $250 a day. When I signed up for this program Jason Poole, an advisor from the school, told me this full time program was a great deal because I was effectively paying less per hour for the instructor’s time. They also had an evening program that was less expensive, but also less hours. I have an email from him where he breaks down the price per hour of instruction in each program. However my teacher didn’t actively teach most of the day. He regularly took meetings during the day, left with saying nothing, ate his lunch during class time, or just blankly stared at his computer.

Furthermore Jason Poole advised me that html and css would be integrated into our program. However, on receiving my syllabus I saw it was only a few days in week 9. Upon arriving to class Jimmy Chandler advised us that he actually moved it to the last week of class because he had a conference he would be missing class for, and would be having someone else teach a workshop. The average job in UX requires knowledge of html and css, so I was extremely disappointed that this would only be a small part of the program at the very end. My success coach advised me to learn on my own through tutorials, which I immediately began. I don’t expect a school to teach you everything, but when something is promised in a sales pitch….. is this allowed? Who is policing NYCDA and other bootcamps to follow through on the promises that they make students.

While nothing is a guarantee and I was clear that NYCDA wasn’t a staffing agency, they also didn’t seem to have much in terms of career/job resources. My success coach was a former student, who worked in theater and as a tutor, but didn’t seem to have any professional experience at all. Every week we had to do a lengthy assignment where we filled out paperwork regarding our personality, career goals, and did research on the industry. All were templates he gave us were things pulled from the internet. I didn’t receive any feedback on these assignments. Their slack job channel seemed full of internships. I had no idea how I was going to take the little that we were learning, and materialize it into skills that would elevate my career.

I filled out a formal complaint, and spoke with several advisors at the school. Everyone seemed sympathetic to me, but no one knew how to make the situation better. They didn’t have resources to get another more competent teacher in quickly, and it didn’t seem that Jimmy Chandler was going to suddenly become more knowledgeable. Finally someone from a remote office in Florida emailed me and asked me to call them. She said if I left that very day I could have all of my money back, but if I stayed I would be obligated to pay the full $15,000 as I was past the drop date. They wanted me out and fast. So I took my money and I left.

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    5/29/2018
  • Anonymous | Wishful Developer
  • Web Development Intensive
  • Graduated: 2017

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"Avoid. There are much better ways to spend your money"

I graduated from the November 2017 Fulltime Web Development Intensive cohort in New York and found it extremely disappointing and did not feel anywhere ready or qualified to find a job in the field. The application process was ridiculously easy compared... Read More

The curriculum of primarily Ruby on Rails is outdated by probably 3 years, which in tech is a lifetime. The industry and job market mostly requires Javascript or some expertise in it. You only learn the basics for 1 to 2 weeks here. The more ambitious students in my cohort were learning Javascript and its different frameworks (mostly React) concurrently with Ruby and Rails. That's great but still why not just teach Javascript? They do have a part-time Javscript and React course oddly enough.

They also recently raised the tuition without changing the curriculum.

The instructor, Cam Crews, was very knowledgeable and helpful and you can learn a lot from him if you were inquisitive and had an idea what you wanted to do. But probably 95% of this course is learning on your own and asking questions if you have any idea of what to ask.

Career services is virtually nonexistent. They decided to outsource career services to a site called Boost (getboost.io) which is a virtual career coach. Outside of that you meet with career services or outcomes basically just 2 or 3 times over 12 weeks and all they really care about is if you're completing your projects (it does not take a lot to complete projects and graduate). After graduation they follow up with you but it's more or less just stuff like reviewing your resume and portfolio. These are things that should have been done while we were taking the course, not after. There was zero career or interview preparation provided during the course. And they make it clear that they do not help find jobs.

Final thoughts: They only care about your money. Do not be fooled by the sales pitch. Research the industry and job postings for what skills and languages are in demand then find an appropriate bootcamp.

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Official Response from New York Code and Design Academy

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. It's reviews like this that allow us to continuously improve as a school.

Since November 2017, we've made some major changes across the entire organization, many of which in response to the issues pointed... Read More

To start, we've extended the curriculum by two weeks, making our Software Engineering Intensive program 14 weeks, and have made the application/admission process much more rigorous to match the intensity of the new curriculum. The 1-2 weeks of basics have been moved into a self-paced prep-course, allowing more time in the 14 weeks of in class to focus on harder topics in computer science, Javascript, Ruby on Rails etc.

It's true, much of the industry relies on Javascript, but that doesn't mean Ruby on Rails is outdated. It's a more mature framework, but so are frameworks like .NET, Wordpress, Django, and others. Whatever you learn in your bootcamp, you WILL have to learn something new in your career. That said, we've extended the Javascript portion of our curriculum to make the balance between Javascript and Ruby on Rails more even, and that's entirely by design. Again, you'll constantly be learning new languages and framework in a career as a software developer, and the curriculum is designed to train students how to learn, read documentation, and build that level of comfort when it comes to switching between languages and frameworks. Learning one tool for 14 weeks won't give you that.

Much of the course is learning on your own, because that's also the nature of the industry. That doesn't mean we give students a set of slides and let them struggle. It also doesn't mean that we'll hold every student's hand and walk them through exactly what they need to do to complete an assignment or project. It's a balance.

For a time, we did try bringing in a partner to assist with career services. Shortly after launching that program, we saw that most students weren't taking advantage of the services being offered, and those that did felt underserved, so we ended it and brought career services entirely back in-house. In the new extended Software Engineering Intensive course, much of the career prep is integrated into the curriculum as assignments required for graduation. On top of the required assignments, each class is assigned a dedicated success coach that holds workshops in class, and meets 1-on-1 with students regularly throughout the program. We absolutely do help with job placement, but that doesn't mean we can get the job for you, and we're not shy to tell you that. We work with students on interviewing, networking, employer outreach, and beyond, but it's up to the student to learn the skills, complete the required assignments, and polish up their portfolio.

We did recently raise tuition in conjunction with the extended course curriculum. We don't only care about your money. That's most evident through our deferred tuition financing model. You don't make us a single payment until you're getting paid. No deposit, no installments, nothing, until you're earning money.

    5/24/2018
  • Anonymous | Front end dev
  • Web Development Intensive
  • Graduated: 2017

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"Intense but very rewarding"

It was very fast paced and the concepts learned weren’t really practiced because of this . I think more emphasis on problem solving and googling for solutions would have been nice

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    2/22/2018
  • Anonymous
  • Web Development Intensive
  • Graduated: 2017

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"Mixed Bag"

My experience with NYCDA was mostly positive. I had been studying code on my own, and realized I needed a boost, so I sought out coding bootcamps. Most were extremely cost prohibitive, but NYCDA offered an Income Share Agreement: That is, you only start... Read More

The quality of the instruction was so much higher than I could have imagined. Our teacher was fantastic. He was extremely intelligent, organized, caring and focused. You could tell that he had prepared each lesson thoroughly, which is very important when you are cramming a week worth of learning into a single day. The cohort learned rapidly in a really safe environment. Simultaneously, a success coach would check in with our progress and offer valuable encouragement and advice. They continue to be resources for everyone in the class.

I expected the company to be interested in finding work for all of the graduates, but this is NYCDAs biggest weakness. There was only one person working as a liaison between the students and companies hiring in our community, and he isn't effective. None of our cohort has been hired yet, partially due to being mislead by this liaison.

If you want to rapidly build web development skills, NYCDA is an amazing choice. But it isn't anywhere near as effective as other coding bootcamps at getting you a job.

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    2/22/2018
  • George Dong
  • Web Development Intensive
  • Graduated: 2017

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"Got a key to new view"

I attended this course with the motivation of some new opportunities. I met professionally excellent staff there. They were expert, patient, and kind. They didn't just let you what it is. They let you know how to know what it is. It's like they gave a... Read More

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    2/22/2018
  • Anonymous
  • Web Development Intensive
  • Graduated: 2017

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"Huge learning experience"

The pros of being a student at New York Code + Design Academy is that you're constantly learning something new everyday. Also a huge plus is that you get to be in a friendly environment where people are willing to help out at any time. The con about being... Read More

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New York Code and Design Academy's average rating is 4.18 out of 5.0 based on 22 review(s).

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