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We Can Code IT

Courses: Cleveland In-Person Coding Bootcamp, Columbus FlexCode™ Coding Bootcamp, Columbus Fullstack JavaScript In-Person Bootcamp, Columbus In-Person Bootcamp, Pre-Bootcamp

Locations

Cleveland, Columbus

About We Can Code IT

We Can Code IT is a full-stack software development bootcamp with campuses in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, offering a 14-week in-person program, and a 16-week online and in-person program called FlexCode. The Cleveland in-person program has a focus on... Read More

We Can Code IT prepares students for software development careers with their Career Difference program, which helps students with career development from day one.

Founded by 20-year software engineering veteran Mel McGee, We Can Code IT's mission is to promote diversity and inclusion in technology. They offer grants that are applied towards tuition if you are a member of an underrepresented group in tech.

We offer up to $2k in scholarships and grants through our low-income grant and diversity grant. We have also extended our diversity grant to include individuals apart of the LGBTQ+ community and U.S. veterans.

We've extended our low-income grant to include displaced workers affected by COVID-19. We also have loan options through HFLA of Northeast Ohio and SkillsFund.

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Courses

Cleveland In-Person Coding Bootcamp

  • Cost: $13,900
  • Duration: 14 weeks
Locations: Cleveland
Course Description:

You’ll learn the most in-demand skills in the U.S., specialized based on the demands of each campus’ region. Most importantly, know that you’ll learn languages and techniques that will soundly start you as a software developer, skills that will stay with you through your career, enabling you to specialize as you desire throughout.

You’ll experience:
- Short and engaging lectures followed by both group and individual active learning exercises.
- Teachers and mentors at your disposal when you have questions.
- Visuals for conceptualization.
- Additional web-based home assignments.
- Conceptual as well as practical insight.
- Shrinking down general concepts into real-world problems.
- Class workshops - working with other students, discussing questions with them, finding group solutions.
- Pair programming to learn and share with classmates.

We Can Code IT prepares students for software development careers with their Career Difference program, which helps students with career development from day one.

Career Services:
- Understanding Your Path
- Resume Building
- LinkedIn w/ Headshot
- Messaging
- Interviewing
- Campus Events/Speakers
- Employer Events
- Mock Interviews
- Group & Individual Work

Subjects: C#, CSS, HTML, ASP.NET, MVC, Test-Driven Development (TDD), .NET, JavaScript

Columbus FlexCode™ Coding Bootcamp

  • Cost: $13,900
  • Duration: 16 weeks
Locations: Columbus
Course Description:

FlexCode™ is an innovative solution to the traditional coding bootcamp model for people with a full-time job or family responsibilities. This 16-week program offers a combination of online and in-person classes for greater flexibility, lower expenses, and a more effective learning model.

How does FlexCode™ work?
- Meet your cohort and facilitators – we start with an in-person weekend + 1 day orientation
- Gain full access to online learning modules with 20-25 hours/week of foundational material (360 online hours available, of which 187 are required)
- Work on team assignments during in-person classroom meetings 2 weekends/month for 16 weeks (128 required in-person hours)
- Stay supported with 1-on-1 weekly remote pair-programming sessions with a seasoned developer plus online group sessions with your cohort and remote community assistance
- Get empowered with online career training & homework plus 1-on-1 weekly meetings with your Student Success Coach
- Continue your education with post-bootcamp training options to help you maintain and improve your skills with individualized career plans

Career Services:
- Understanding Your Path
- Resume-Building
- LinkedIn Profile with Headshot
- Communication & Messaging
- Interviewing
- Career & Employer Events
- Mock Interviews
- Group & Individual Support
- Final Projects

Subjects: Git, jQuery, MVC, Test-Driven Development (TDD), Java, SQL, JavaScript, Spring MVC

Columbus Fullstack JavaScript In-Person Bootcamp

  • Cost: $13,900
  • Duration: 14 weeks
Locations: Columbus
Course Description:

You’ll learn the most in-demand skills in the U.S., specialized based on the demands of each campus’ region. Most importantly, know that you’ll learn languages and techniques that will soundly start you as a software developer, skills that will stay with you through your career, enabling you to specialize as you desire throughout.

You’ll experience:
- Short and engaging lectures followed by both group and individual active learning exercises.
- Teachers and mentors at your disposal when you have questions.
- Visuals for conceptualization.
- Additional web-based home assignments.
- Conceptual as well as practical insight.
- Shrinking down general concepts into real-world problems.
- Class workshops - working with other students, discussing questions with them, finding group solutions.
- Pair programming to learn and share with classmates.

We Can Code IT prepares students for software development careers with their Career Difference program, which helps students with career development from day one.

Career Services:
- Understanding Your Path
- Resume Building
- LinkedIn w/ Headshot
- Messaging
- Interviewing
- Campus Events/Speakers
- Employer Events
- Mock Interviews
- Group & Individual Work

Subjects: CSS, Git, HTML, Test-Driven Development (TDD), Agile, React.js, Node.js, JavaScript

Columbus In-Person Bootcamp

  • Cost: $13,900
  • Duration: 14 weeks
Locations: Columbus
Course Description:

You’ll learn the most in-demand skills in the U.S., specialized based on the demands of each campus’ region. Most importantly, know that you’ll learn languages and techniques that will soundly start you as a software developer, skills that will stay with you through your career, enabling you to specialize as you desire throughout.

You’ll experience:
- Short and engaging lectures followed by both group and individual active learning exercises.
- Teachers and mentors at your disposal when you have questions.
- Visuals for conceptualization.
- Additional web-based home assignments.
- Conceptual as well as practical insight.
- Shrinking down general concepts into real-world problems.
- Class workshops - working with other students, discussing questions with them, finding group solutions.
- Pair programming to learn and share with classmates.

We Can Code IT prepares students for software development careers with their Career Difference program, which helps students with career development from day one.

Career Services:
- Understanding Your Path
- Resume Building
- LinkedIn w/ Headshot
- Messaging
- Interviewing
- Campus Events/Speakers
- Employer Events
- Mock Interviews
- Group & Individual Work

Subjects: CSS, Git, HTML, jQuery, Test-Driven Development (TDD), Java, JavaScript, Spring MVC

Pre-Bootcamp

  • Cost: Free
Locations: Cleveland, Columbus
Course Description:

This is a free course that teaches the basic foundations of computational thinking. In this course, students get hands-on coding experience and are able to test out software development to see if they'd be a good fit for our full-time bootcamp courses. In addition, upon completing the full Pre-Bootcamp course Cleveland residents living in low-income neighborhoods may be eligible for a grant that can be applied to cover half the tuition cost of our full-time bootcamp.

Duration: A series of 9 evening sessions (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings for 3 weeks).

We Can Code IT Reviews

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4.59/5

(45 reviews)
    8/3/2021
  • Anonymous | Software Developer
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Great Instructors"

This is a great investment in yourself. I had a lot of fun in the bootcamp and met some really great people in the process. I took the online course and while it was a challenge at first the experience was 100% worth it. The instructors are legit and... Read More

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    7/30/2021
  • Adeline Davis | Web Developer
  • Columbus FlexCode™ Coding Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Good bang for your buck"

I learned how to be a developer in a program similar to how my job actually turned out to be. I learned the language skills, but more importantly I learned how to think like a dev and how to problem solve business logic. Then I found a good comminity... Read More

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    7/30/2021
  • Aaron Barclay
  • Columbus Fullstack JavaScript In-Person Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2017

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"Basic cirriculum, big gamble"

I had only basic html experience going in. I found the weekly projects too easy. I was not prepared for the coding tests I encountered in job interviews. The school also vastly oversold our salary expectations for the central Ohio job market. At the end... Read More

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    7/22/2021
  • Jonelle Lancaster | Software Developer
  • Columbus FlexCode™ Coding Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Fantastic"

One of the best decisions I have made. I went to WCCI (fall 2019) and graduated December 2019. I was working as a software developer by February 2020 for an amazing startup in Columbus Ohio. I am so glad I made the change when I did. My previous industry... Read More

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    10/2/2020
  • Josh Yang | Software Developer
  • Cleveland In-Person Coding Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"If you want to jump into the world of coding, here's a great place to do it"

I started We Can Code IT knowing little to nothing about web development, coding, or networking. For me, jumping into the boot camp was a blind leap into the depths of the unknown. I made the decision to leave my safe and familiar customer service job... Read More

We Can Code IT is surprisingly thoughtful. I expected a high intensity and moderately intimidating environment where the instructors and students were all business and the weakest links would be left behind. This couldn't be farther from the truth. All students, regardless of their experience or how quickly they learn, are given a great deal of nurture and support by the instructors and staff. Every morning and every afternoon, the instructors check in with each student as a group to get a handle on how they're feeling, what they're enjoying about the program, and what things they need help with. As a heavy introvert with an innate fear of the spotlight, this scared me for about a week before my classmates became familiar faces and the fear of public speaking disappeared. We Can Code IT also provides an emotional roadmap for what students generally feel during the course, and the instructors try their best to let the students know that what they're feeling is natural and that they are capable of incredible things if they set their mind to it.

We Can Code IT also has a career services component that teaches you everything you need to know about applying for a job as a developer. A multitude of topics are covered, like interview etiquette, networking, how to search for jobs, how to write a good resume, and how to sell yourself (all things that I had absolutely no idea how to do beforehand). You learn the do's and don'ts, you build confidence, and by the time you graduate, you feel ready to take the next step in your career. Frankly, some aspects of the career services experience were uncomfortable and nerve-wracking (mock interviews and reaching out to strangers on LinkedIn to name a couple), and to my detriment I avoided them. Taking this next huge step in your life is meant to be scary, but I think I could have used a little more positive affirmation over being nudged off of a 10 meter diving board. That being said, finally making that jump isn't anywhere as bad as I made it out to be and I wish I took more advantage of the things WCCI had to offer, like the opportunity to schedule as many one on one meetings with career services as you think you need.

The curriculum is intelligently laid out. The different modules all build off of one another without putting too much stress on the students. Every step of the way, I was learning something new and fun. WCCI also provides extra instruction time Wednesday afternoons immediately after the instructional period, which helped me learn the things I was struggling with. By the last third of the cohort, I felt like I had a solid grip on web development fundamentals and had nothing but excitement for my future.

Then covid happened.

With a little bit more than a month left in the cohort, a somber and uncomfortable meeting was had on the last day that I would go to the WCCI campus explaining that classes would be indefinitely moved to virtual instruction. All interactions with WCCI staff and students, including lectures and team work sessions, would take place by video call from home. This caused a great deal of unrest and stress with some of the students, myself included. I personally learn much better in person, as my brain kind of turns off some switches when I'm staring at a computer screen. To that end, I'm thankful that we only had half of a module left to finish by the time we made the transition. Through no fault of the program itself, this period of time is where I remember the least amount of information, and my confidence in the material I learned is substantially lower. A silver lining to virtual instruction, however, is that while the pandemic is still going on, most places of employment, including the office where I currently work, are also virtual. Learning how to use the technologies to stay connected and productive with your fellow coders is an extremely valuable skill these days, and potential employers will see the potential behind hiring a developer who already knows the hoops you need to jump through to work from home. In retrospect, it was very helpful that we transitioned to virtual when we did, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Overall, I highly recommend We Can Code IT if you're ready to put in the effort. It's a program that requires a lot of learning and unlearning, but they give you all the resources and help you need. Coding-wise, I feel like WCCI covered all the bases I need for my career future. In addition, everything I learned outside of coding has made me more confident in my ability to make big changes in my life and take initiative, two things I desperately needed. We Can Code IT was a positive experience for me, and I hope it's a positive experience for you too.

Just a brief word of advice: don't forget your semicolons and make sure everything's capitalized correctly.

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    2/18/2020
  • Alex G
  • Columbus In-Person Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2019

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"It's what it says on the tin"

WCCI greatly exceeded my expectations. The instructors are clearly passionate about clean code and helping us learn. They are very, very good at what they do, always nudging us towards a clearer understanding of concepts rather than just giving us the... Read More

Ben taught test-driven design (TDD), which is not only a valuable body of skills but a rare one. Since graduation I’ve observed that TDD is often little more than a buzzword at many companies. But I came out of the program knowing unit testing and integration testing like the back of my hand, and it makes the code all the more maintainable and easier to read. (TDD just happened to tip the scales in my favor when I got my first job out of boot camp. The onsite technical evaluation was literally two hours of Jest testing as I solved a kata for the proctor. Two hours!) The career guidance is priceless—you just can’t find that kind of local information on the internet, and working with Lacey to polish my resume and prepare for interviews was an absolute joy.

One thing I should add is that the program is very much oriented towards learning by doing, and the emphasis was on building high-quality, clean apps as quickly as possible. This came at the expense of say formal knowledge testing or theory, which are by no means trivial; I say this because of the 100+ positions I applied for, quite a few employers grilled me on Java theory and object-oriented theory. This is something to be aware if you plan to apply to companies known for quizzing applicants on theory, and there certainly are plenty of those around town. JP Morgan Chase is one of them. I wouldn't say this is a shortcoming of the program, but a recruiter from one consultancy downtown said that in his experience, WCCI grads are strong on practice, weak on theory.

Anyway, the environment at WCCI is supportive, and the expert curation and guidance make this place worth every penny. I also made friends with my classmates, which was especially important since I had moved to Ohio two months before taking the course.

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    10/21/2019
  • Isadora Elwyn
  • Columbus FlexCode™ Coding Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2018

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"A Transformative Experience"

When I came to WeCanCodeIT, I was at a crossroads in my life.
I'd been working in a low-level tech job for a couple years, but knew I wanted to get into development at some point. I started looking around at local bootcamps and really connected with WCCI's... Read More

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    10/18/2019
  • Jessica Wright
  • Columbus In-Person Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Worth every minute, effort and penny. I love what I do!"

After working in people-heavy roles in the nonprofit sector for a decade, I was ready to make a switch to a career that allowed me to be an introverted thinker. I was drawn to We Can Code IT's commitment to diversifying the tech sector. Leaving a career,... Read More

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    9/26/2019
  • Anonymous
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Career Changing experience"

I attended We Can Code Flexcode program in 2019. I had been trying to get into an IT program for a while but with a family to support, I could not afford to quit employment. This program allowed me to remain employed and take care of my family while going... Read More

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    9/26/2019
  • Anonymous
  • Graduated: 2019

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"I had an amazing experience at We Can Code It and would highly recommend it to anyone that wants to enter the tech industry."

I had an amazing experience at We Can Code It. I did the in-person, 14 week, full-stack web development course. It was a challenging but very rewarding experience where I was able to collaborate on a wide variety of projects with other students learning... Read More

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We Can Code IT's average rating is 4.59 out of 5.0 based on 45 review(s).

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