Orange County Code School is a 12 week full stack immersive bootcamp located in Orange County, California with 5 star reviews, 100% job placement, and 540+ hours of hands-on coding with industry recognized expert instructors.
Guest speakers from the largest local technology companies come to support and advise students on a career in software development, these have included Oracle, Allergan, Toyota Racing, Core Logic, SendGrid, Surfline, GigaSavvy, GitHub, Sony Interactive Entertainment PlayStation, and more.
Become a full-stack software developer in 12 weeks.
Full stack developers can work with all layers of the modern software stack; including front-ends, back-ends, and various data stores. They ca...Read more
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I really loved building Legos as a kid.
So in early 2017, I decided to take the plunge and leave my job working in marketing and digital media to become a web developer. I was really intimidated at the beginning -- there were a couple of guys in the class that were getting the material almost immediately. But after spending some time working through programming principles with OCCS I was able to be confident in my abilities. The best thing about OCCS is that they don't just give you the answers -- after years of traditional schools I was accustomed to getting answers to questions I had -- and they taught me HOW to get the answers myself. It was a philosophical shift for me, but one that made me the developer I am today. It pushes me to constantly learn new technologies -- which I am...Read more
When I first started my journey into being a web developer I was completely wet behind the ears. I knew people who had coded and heard lots about how Coders make good money, but had no idea what I was getting into. I self-started by taking a few free online courses and quickly realized I wanted the high paced boot camp experience and needed one-on-one time with a seasoned instructor. I needed to make the choice to quit my job and enter a bootcamp, or continue in my current career. After graduating with a BS in Political Science I became a part-time high school teacher, which was essentially a default career. Teaching quickly became a struggle since I wasn't making great money and I started losing the passion for teaching. Managing a rowdy classroom and spending long nights grading paper...Read more
Before this, I was working on a lot of different jobs and I couldn't really decide what I wanted to do. However, I would always like the idea of coming into work wearing comfortable clothes and working on something artistic as much as it is technical. OCCS really gave me the tools and knowledge to not only continue learning after I completed the program but also to write code using best practices. I had known nothing before this except for messing around with some styling on a few blogs but I quickly found out that it was so much more. The best part of learning here is what happens after you graduate, with Ron's instruction I was really confident by the time I had an interview for potential job openings. A month after graduating I landed a great job in sunny San Diego, where I have bu...Read more
I had written 0 lines of code before I came to this school and I walked out with a job in hand doing full stack development.
It was a fantastic experience for me.
Whatever you might expect you should expect to write a lot of code. 9am on day 1 Ron walked and and simply said "Ok, you're going to write a lot of code in the next 3 months, let's get started", and off we went.
I found the instructors to be super knowledgable and super helpful, they always got me to think about my code and a new way. I was always intimidated to write code but they helped me be ok with knowing that the c...Read more
I went to OCCS straight out of high school after falling in love with programming during my senior project. My girlfriend found out about it while looking into hack reactor and encouraged me to apply. The same day I got a call fro Ron and eventually I was accepted! I moved from Northern California down to Irvine for the 12 weeks of the camp and I couldn't recommend it more. I was not the best student in high school but OCCS really helped me develop my passion fro coding into a career I can be proud of! At 19 and with no college experience whatsoever, I landed a job working at a startup in SF where I am a vital team member and have done all the server-side programming for several major features! This bootcamp will change your life for the better and if you want to get right into the wor...Read more
After graduating from college in 2013 with a science degree, I worked for a few years as a teacher, which was fun and a great experience, but didn't afford me the lifestyle or job satisfaction that I wanted out of my career. I happened to run into a friend from high school at a party who mentioned that he was currently working as a web developer after dropping out of his computer science program at Berkeley to attend a coding bootcamp. That encounter got me thinking about a career change, which got me Googling bootcamps in my area, and that is how I heard of OCCS. After having a conversation with my girlfriend and parents about my big plans, I applied to the bootcamp, went to the interview where I met Ron, and got accepted into the program.
The main regret I have is not having prepare...
Prior to going to Orange County Code School I had been interested in a career as a computer programmer but just could never find the time to teach myself to code. I had no college education and the thought of going to school part time for a computer science degree was pretty daunting. I had a family member who knew someone that had gone through a code school and found a job afterward so about a year after first receiving that suggestion I jumped into action and began researching “programming bootcamps”. I came across OCCS and after talking to Mike and Ron decided it would be a good fit. I went into the course with essentially zero programming experience and was fairly anxious as to whether I would be able to do it or not.
It’s probably important to mention that Ron is not there to ...Read more
Before I attended OCCS I was working as a manager at a retail store. I was not making very much money and the work was not very satisfying. I heard about OCCS from a friend of a friend who works in the software industry and he assured me that the best way to start a career as a Software Developer is to attend a bootcamp-style school and he told me about OCCS. I went to a meetup they were having the following weekend to get a feel for it, and see how it is. I was a little nervous, but decided to attend.
OCCS has a rigorous three months of coursework. They teach all of the latest technologies and skills required to be successful as a Web Developer. The instructors are there to teach and challenge you to be the best you can. They teach you everything you need to know, and also gi...Read more
One of my concerns when first this program was the cost of going back to school, its something you want to make sure will pay off. I took this opportunity at Orange County Code School and after a year later I am in a Software Development career and it has been an incredible change. Even though I currently develop iOS applications the strategies are geared to make you think like a programmer; you learn the terms and immediately put them into practice in coding and designing applications. It is an intensive course, if you put in the effort you easily move into a software development career.
Orange County Code School changed my life. Before the program I was working as a bartender and making pretty good money, but new I wanted something more. After much research, I chose to attend OCCS and am glad I did! Ron and Zane are a wealth of knowledge with years of industry experience and tons of connections. The program takes you from 0-60. I had little to no knowledge of programming when I began and within one month of graduating had multiple job offers. I took a job as a developer and now have a career I am proud of. There were lost of ups and downs and frustrations in learning to code, but the instructors were there to help and push us to be the best programmers possible. I highly recommend this program!
I attended OCCS during the Nov2015 - Feb2016 cohort, and within a month of graduating, I have landed my first ever development position at a great company in Orange County. Previously I have held positions mostly focused on customer service, so I knew making the professional pivot into software/web development was going to be tough, which is why I signed up for the class. Going into the course, I had made up my mind that the next job I take was going to be as a developer, and after completing the 3 month course I was confident I would find something quickly. I really feel like I am finally in the career path I have always wanted, not just working a job, and I have OCCS to thank for that.
If you have any interest in web development I highly recommend you attend Orange County Code School. Ron is very knowledgeable in many technologies. He's been working as a developer for many years. OCCS will get you ready for an entry level job in web development with skills that employers are looking for.
One downside of a coding bootcamp is that there is so much to learn that I highly recommend studying at home. That's not to say you don't learn at OCCS, just that there is so much to learn it's impossible to cover everything in class.
My name is Alex Sewell and I am a proud graduate of Orange County Code School. I have waited a few months after graduating to write this review because I wanted to provide the best feedback possible.
In short, graduating from OCCS and taking a coding bootcamp has changed my life. It has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. If you believe you are the right person to be a developer and have the ability to do this, do it! If you don’t, find anyway you can to make it happen. You won’t regret it.
Six months ago I decided to make a change in my life. I was currently finishing up my fourth year at community college. I was pursuing a degree in business with a focus in entrepreneurship, and I greatly disliked school. Every time I was there I felt like I didn’t fit it...Read more
Normally, I don’t review places, but when something comes along that alters your life, you write about it. I am going to assume if you’re reading these reviews you are on the fence, so let me give you my experience from start to finish.
Pre Code School
Besides education, my job experience was limited to digital marketing. Part of my job was interacting with developers and I thought it was cool that they could turn ideas into a reality. I started prac...Read more
I am a graduate of the 2nd cohort which took place between Aug 2015 and Oct 2015
First and foremost, Ron is an excellent instructor and his experience in the field massively increases his effectiveness as a software development instructor. He emphasized learning how to learn and reading documentation. There was a combination of visual learning (Showed code blocks with helpful diagrams and explanations) and reading to help build a foundation for more advanced topics. I benefited most from the code challenges that were posted on GitHub as well as asking a question or two whenever I was stuck on a challenge. The time spent in class is precious so make sure to take advantage of every hour spent in that room(s).
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My long story:
I studied Finance( mostly on my own time) though out high school along with Internships at companies such as Wells Fargo and Farmers Insurance(which I got through school, but was very hard to get). Although, I am a creative. Finance didn't allow me to be visionary and solve ingenious problems. After reading many many articles about becoming a software developer, I denied my job offer that I received after my internship from Wells Fargo and decided to end my journey in Finance.
So my new journey began as proceeding to college for a Computer Science degree. I was still finishing up my last couple months of school at that time. I finished all my college apps, was aware of all the classes to take, and was ready! Only to find out that there was something much better..
I remember the first time I came across code during a client's online marketing campaign.
Just minor tweaks, and luckily I did not have to be involved in building their web application.
Well, you know that familiar "what if" feeling?
Yeah, that feeling stayed with me for years as I powered through a promising career in marketing.
Eventually I started to teach myself the basics of web development, mostly inspired by the lure of the start-up tech scene.
And during one of the many meetup's I met Ron and I guess you could say the rest is history; except it's not.
Teaching yourself to code takes tenacity, strong will, and of course passion. And yet, after months on end of
taking online courses (you know the ones with artful storylines that have nothing to do with code), I still did...
Do you want to learn how to code? Look no further because Orange County Code School is the place to attend. Like you, I had done research on the coding bootcamps in the area and in the end, chose to attend OCCS. So why OCCS? I liked that we were going to learn the MEAN stack and we were going to be taught by Ron-- who has years of coding experience and tech industry knowledge.
This is the best place in SoCal to learn how to code.
I finished the first cohort a month ago, but during those 3 months I've learned more than I ever thought possible.
First, the instructor, Ron, is stellar. He is an experienced industry professional, one of the smartest people I've ever met, and he is great at getting you to learn. He's taught us everything from how to truly use our computers (via the terminal) to how to access API's and make web apps using the data.
I had no prior experience with coding before I attended OCCS, so I didn't know what to expect. The instructor, Ron, provided books and other tools to assure the students to learn how to code. Ron has 15+ years of experience and the knowledge, so I felt comfortable knowing I'm being taught by an expert. Throughout the course, I completed 3 main projects with each one showcasing the new coding knowledge I had learned. Ryan (OCCS's Managing Partner) provided high level CIO's, speakers, and multiple other attendees to join the students presentations! Ryan and Ron also helped with our resumes and line up multiple job interviews. I had two interviews within the first week of completing the course (I know other students had the same or more)! I've heard that other coding schools (around this...Read more
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