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About We Can Code IT

Location: Online, Cleveland, Columbus

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.

Courses

C# In-Person Bootcamp

Cost: $13,900
Duration: 14 weeks
Locations: Cleveland
In-person Only
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

Financing is available through SkillsFund, as well as multiple financing options, including grants and scholarships through our website!

Subjects:
C#, CSS, Git, HTML, Github, Scrum, Software Quality Assurance (SQA), Agile, .NET, React.js, SQL, JavaScript, Front-End Web Development, REST

Full-Time Nationwide Remote Coding Bootcamp

Cost: $14,899
Duration: 14 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Full-time Nationwide Remote Online Java Full Stack Coding Bootcamp. By working in a simulated remote work environment as a full-stack Java software developer, you will emerge from the We Can Code IT Coding Bootcamp with skills to start a remote (or in-person) career in web development, software development, software test-engineer, QA, and related highly-stable, and high-paying fields! The benefit of our unique collaborative approach, the Korda Method of training, is that you have a natural head start over other graduates as you’ll be completing projects as if you were working in the field! Build Your Future With We Can Code IT Throughout your software development education, you’ll learn job skills that will last a lifetime. Your student success coach will work with you to discover your strengths, learn your passion, and communicate these to employers through resume-building, Linked In networking, interviewing skills, personal branding, and more! SOFTWARE & WEB DEVELOPMENT LANGUAGES Learn modern implementations of Java, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Object-Oriented programming, APIs, REST along with supporting languages and tools! REMOTE SOFTWARE TEAM SKILLS Our expert GitHub trained educators will guide you through Git and GitHub to share your code and project status with teams. You’ll learn to use tools like Slack to communicate with your team and share ideas. Online conferencing with recorded workshops will allow you to see your teammates and instructors easily. Google Jam Board will help you ideate together. Other pair-programming tools, and remote sharing tools will be utilized so that you have a full understanding of how best to collaborate with teams online. . AGILE PRACTICES Test-driven development, pair-programming, and Scrum are at the heart of our working paradigm. Clean coding practices start in week one. Unlike other colleges or coding bootcamps, we teach you the best techniques so that you develop solid software development practices that will put you ahead of the pack, and last a lifetime! PORTFOLIO BUILDING Develop your software and web skills while working on problems and projects, ultimately giving you a portfolio of work! CAREER SERVICES We help over 90% of our career-seeking graduates start new careers within 6 months of graduation!

Financing is available through SkillsFund, as well as multiple financing options, including grants and scholarships through our website!

Subjects:
CSS, Git, HTML, Github, MVC, Scrum, Software Quality Assurance (SQA), Agile, Java, React.js, JavaScript, REST

Java In-Person Coding Bootcamp

Cost: $13,900
Duration: 14 weeks
Locations: Columbus
In-person Only
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

Financing is available through SkillsFund, as well as multiple financing options, including grants and scholarships through our website!

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

Part-time Nationwide Remote Coding Bootcamp

Cost: $14,899
Duration: 22 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Part-time Nationwide Remote Online Java Full Stack Coding Bootcamp. We've perfected the part-time program since 2015 to meet the needs of non-traditional students who have jobs, families, and obligations outside of school but still want to change careers quickly! Part asynchronous through our award-winning curriculum's learning modules, and part synchronous via real-time online "code jams" where you build projects with your teams every other weekend, you'll learn to build full-stack software and web applications over the course of 22-weeks! By working in a simulated remote work environment as a full-stack Java software developer, you will emerge from the We Can Code IT Coding Bootcamp with skills to start a remote (or in-person) career in web development, software development, software test-engineer, QA, and related highly-stable, and high-paying fields! The benefit of our unique collaborative approach, the Korda Method of training, is that you have a natural head start over other graduates as you’ll be completing projects as if you were working in the field! Build Your Future With We Can Code IT Throughout your software development education, you’ll learn job skills that will last a lifetime. Your student success coach will work with you to discover your strengths, learn your passion, and communicate these to employers through resume-building, Linked In networking, interviewing skills, personal branding, and more! SOFTWARE & WEB DEVELOPMENT LANGUAGES Learn modern implementations of Java, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Object-Oriented programming, APIs, REST along with supporting languages and tools! REMOTE SOFTWARE TEAM SKILLS Our expert GitHub trained educators will guide you through Git and GitHub to share your code and project status with teams. You’ll learn to use tools like Slack to communicate with your team and share ideas. Online conferencing with recorded workshops will allow you to see your teammates and instructors easily. Google Jam Board will help you ideate together. Other pair-programming tools, and remote sharing tools will be utilized so that you have a full understanding of how best to collaborate with teams online. . AGILE PRACTICES Test-driven development, pair-programming, and Scrum are at the heart of our working paradigm. Clean coding practices start in week one. Unlike other colleges or coding bootcamps, we teach you the best techniques so that you develop solid software development practices that will put you ahead of the pack, and last a lifetime! PORTFOLIO BUILDING Develop your software and web skills while working on problems and projects, ultimately giving you a portfolio of work! CAREER SERVICES We help over 90% of our career-seeking graduates start new careers within 6 months of graduation!

Financing is available through SkillsFund, as well as multiple financing options, including grants and scholarships through our website!

Subjects:
CSS, Git, HTML, Github, Product Mgmt, MVC, Scrum, Agile, Java, React.js, SQL, JavaScript, Front-End Web Development, REST

Pre-Bootcamp

Cost: $1,500
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Pre-bootcamp offers 27 hours of bootcamp preparation and is perfect for those interested in technology, but who might fit into any of the following situations:

- You’re interested in tech, but are looking to gain more confidence before a full-stack bootcamp
- You want or need more experience before joining a coding bootcamp program
- You aren’t sure if coding is right for you and want to test it out.
- Have the ability to log into Zoom for a remote/online session.

Full scholarships are available.

Duration: A series of 9 evening sessions, during the last two weeks of the month from 6-9PM

We Can Code IT Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.6/5 (46 reviews)

Zachary Tabler
Graduated: 2021

10/5/2021

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"An Amazing Experience at We Can Code It!"

I recently graduated from We Can Code it in September of this year (2021) and had a great experience. Before We Can Code It, I had relatively zero coding experience. I tried learning myself on Free Code Camp before thinking there had to be an accelerated... Read More

Anonymous
Software Developer | Graduated: 2021

8/3/2021

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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

Adeline Davis
Web Developer | Graduated: 2019

7/30/2021

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Columbus FlexCode™ Coding Bootcamp

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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

Aaron Barclay
Graduated: 2017

7/30/2021

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Columbus Fullstack JavaScript In-Person Bootcamp

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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

Jonelle Lancaster
Software Developer | Graduated: 2019

7/22/2021

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Columbus FlexCode™ Coding Bootcamp

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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

Josh Yang
Software Developer | Graduated: 2020

10/2/2020

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Cleveland In-Person Coding Bootcamp

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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.

Alex G
Graduated: 2019

2/18/2020

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Columbus In-Person Bootcamp

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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.

Isadora Elwyn
Graduated: 2018

10/21/2019

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Columbus FlexCode™ Coding Bootcamp

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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

Jessica Wright
Graduated: 2019

10/18/2019

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Columbus In-Person Bootcamp

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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

Anonymous
Graduated: 2019

9/26/2019

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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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