Programming. This is the modern day trades. Everything is working on being automated, and programming is the pathway to that. While it might be the modern day trade, it’s definitely a whole lot more difficult than the trades as well — at least mentally — as it requires learning an insane amount of complex logic and in ways that we aren’t often used to thinking in.
So, how do you learn how to program? That’s the question that everyone is asking, and most people answer with, literally, a million dollar answer — they say you need to go to school and complete a reputable Computer Science degree, putting you tens of thousands, if not well into the hundreds of thousands in debt. However, you don’t need to go to school at all — there are plenty of coding bootcamp schools in the New York City area that offer the same education, and for substantially less!
Not sure what they are? Here are the top coding bootcamp schools in NYC.
General Assembly is an immersive 12-week programming course. They take you from nothing, teach you basic concepts, and then to both front-end and back-end skills, and then finally, to skills that you would need to work on a product. You’ll actually work on a team at the end of the course to create a faux “product”, applying all of the skills that you learned throughout the course.
The cost is around $11,500, with 25% required up front.
Maybe you don’t necessarily want to learn how to program for the Web. Maybe you’d rather focus on working on massive and popular mobile platforms like iOS. That’s what MakeSchool Summer Academy is all about. They’ll take you through an 8-week course where you’ll learn how to create apps for the iPhone and iPad using Swift. As the bootcamp name implies, this is a summer course that happens on a yearly basis.
You’ll not only learn how to use Swift, but Git and Xcode as well. The price is a little easier to swallow at MakeSchool, with it only costing participants $6,000.
Fullstack Academy actually starts off with a four week foundational course so that you’re fully prepared for the immersive and intense 13-week session. This one sits at a little over $15,000, but there are plenty of options for scholarships and aid based on income needs and demographics.
This one also sits at around $15,000 in tuition cost; however, there are scholarships and grants available for those that meet different demographic and financial requirements.
This one is probably the cheapest option in terms of Web Development, with tuition sitting at just $10,000. It only requires a meager $500 to register, though you’ll have to come up with the rest before your start date.
As you can see, there are a lot of excellent coding bootcamp schools in NYC. These are five of the best where you’ll actually learn marketable skills for the programming world. There are plenty other options in NYC, but these are easily some of the best available right now.
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