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San Diego Code School

Courses: Software Development Apprenticeship, +-6 more.
Software Development Apprenticeship

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San Diego, +-6 more.
San Diego.

About San Diego Code School

SDCS offers a year-long California Division of Industrial Relations/Department of Apprenticeships Registered Software Development Program in San Diego. Students are hired as apprentices and get paid to learn software development. After the first few months... Read More

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Courses

Software Development Apprenticeship

  • Duration: 48 weeks
Locations: San Diego
Course Description:

There is no tuition for our program. Students dont pay any fees, loans, ISA, or any other costs. We pay students and certify that they complete the program at the end.

San Diego Code School Reviews

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4.6/5

(10 reviews)
    2/17/2020
  • Anonymous
  • FULL-STACK WEB DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Bogus...basically a scam"

This place isn't a bootcamp...it's just a place to hang out and study. There's no help or support except from students. The whole time I was there the entire campus was constantly complaining about how awful and disappointing it was. People just sitting... Read More

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Official Response from San Diego Code School

We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts about your experience. I am sorry you had to deal with complaints. I understand that is not helpful when you are learning to code. We believe in our innovative model of a... Read More

    2/2/2020
  • Hannah Clack
  • FULL-STACK WEB DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
  • Graduated: 2019

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"A boost into the tech field"

This school is awesome, the student population is small and close knit. Sdcs taught me Programming and industry related job skills. If your serious about making a career out of coding, I highly suggest sdcs. If you just want dabble around for fun, I don't... Read More

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Official Response from San Diego Code School

Thanks for leaving us feedback. We are excited to hear you gained a lot of industry knowledge and have been able to translate that into a new career. Congrats!

    1/15/2020
  • Anonymous
  • FULL-STACK WEB DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Got me back into tech"

I have a background in computer science, but hadn't worked in the field for a long time, so I needed to refresh my tech skills before re-joining the workforce. Initially I studied on my own through online courses, but realized an in person learning environment... Read More

I appreciated that the course was self-paced which meant from the start I could quickly review what I was familiar with, like basic programming concepts, database design, and Javascript, but take more time to learn material new to me, like Redux, Express, Node, and APIs. I appreciated the blend of learning and coding projects so that I could immediately practice what I learned. You also end up with a portfolio of project work that is great during the job hunt. The 4 week group project gave me real-life experience that was invaluable in transitioning into my job - our team of four experienced an Agile project, with daily standups, grooming sessions, sprints, Git workflow, PR reviews, etc...that are critical to my current success as a software engineer.

The other students were great and the environment encourages collaboration and learning from one another. On Day 1 you might be asking tons of questions, but pretty soon you start answering others' questions, which just helps solidify what you are learning. We pair programmed every Saturday morning, which is amazing practice for whiteboarding/coding interviews. We also mob programmed every Sunday, which helps you learn to work with a variety of people who have different competencies and also pushes you to communicate technically effectively.

I landed a job while I was still at SDCS, so I didn't take part in the post-course job services, but I know that Michael will support anyone's career search fully, as long as you are putting in the effort. And Margaret makes sure everything runs smoothly and that students stay on track. Michael and Margaret are people I hope to stay in contact with indefinitely.

All in all, my time at SDCS absolutely helped me launch myself back into software engineering. I highly recommend it.

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    12/23/2019
  • Henry
  • FULL-STACK WEB DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Gave me what I needed to make a positive life change and start a new career."

I had a great experience at SDCS. I came into the program with little to no experience. Its a large amount of work though the amount that you are learning is giant. It is a program where you can get out of it what you put into it. You aren't spoon fed... Read More

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    7/8/2019
  • Austin Gray | Software Developer
  • Graduated: 2019

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"SDCS gave me job hunting advice that proved to be the difference in landing my first programming job."

At a San Diego tech meetup, I heard about a free program offered by SDCS that provided guidance for people searching for an entry level programming position. I learned programming at a different code school that lacked career services, so I was excited... Read More

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    6/28/2019
  • Frank | Student
  • FULL-STACK WEB DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Will give you a strong foundation in web development essentials, highly recommended"

I started off by learning to code on my own at home. And while that gave me a good base of knowledge, I knew that I needed to put myself in a good learning environment in order to take my skills to the next level. SDCS was the answer to my problem. This... Read More

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    4/2/2019
  • Andrew Paulino | software dev
  • FULL-STACK WEB DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Will change your life!"

Honestly this program was pretty life altering since being a HS student I didn't have much drive or determination or really knew what I was going to do. But after attending this course I learned a lot about coding in general which has helped shaped what... Read More

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    3/31/2019
  • Samuel | Remote Technical Consultant
  • FULL-STACK WEB DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Immersive, challenging, financially rewarding."

*UPDATE---- I recently began a career at Red Hat, and am now ALREADY making over 150% more than I was before. Thank you SDCS!*

Why is San Diego Code School (SDCS) the best code camp in San Diego? The cutting technology stack you will learn, the access... Read More

The passion of the faculty is genuine. It's in the moments when you encounter adversity (trust me there is plenty, this curriculum isn't sugar coated) when you realize how important it is to have instructors that care about your success. It's not a job to them. It's a mission. Personally, I started this school with minimum exposure to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. It was once magic to me to simply change the colors of text on a screen. By the end of this school, I was creating full-stack applications that had responsive layouts, integrated databases, login and authentication functionality, automated tests, and were deployed on the internet all while using Agile methods.

It used to be overwhelming to contemplate where to even begin when it came to learn how to code. Now, I feel empowered to say I have a new set of skills as well as a newfound confidence in being able to learn additional things on my own, after having finished my education at SDCS. Truth be told, anyone can teach themselves to code. The information is readily available on the internet. But this just makes things so much easier! Being lead by industry professionals that mentor you, telling you what is useful to learn/implement, and perhaps most importantly- what is not, is an invaluable resource that will jumpstart a rewarding and fulfilling career. If you are thinking about a code school, I can't recommend SDCS enough! They have changed my life and I will forever be grateful to them!

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    3/25/2019
  • Yahshemi | Web Develper
  • FULL-STACK WEB DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
  • Graduated: 2019

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"I've learned more in my journey to becoming a web developer than at any other point in life."

Learning how to code truly challenges you to understand how it is you learn. It helps you to develop problem solving, and critical thinking skills. My journey to becoming a web developer has taken some time, but I've be fortunate to be able to work with... Read More

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    3/20/2019
  • Lydia
  • FULL-STACK WEB DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Challenging and you will learn a lot!"

Hi everyone. I recently graduated from the San Diego Code School. Before attended SDCS I was an absolute beginner and had no experience in coding at all. After I finish the program I'm able to build a full stack web application. The curriculum focuses... Read More

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San Diego Code School's average rating is 4.6 out of 5.0 based on 10 review(s).

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