Change your career in Chicago

The school of the future has flexible payment options. With a refundable deposit, you can learn software engineering or data science now, and pay the balance once you get hired (see details). Or, you can learn UX/UI Design through our partners at Chicago's leading design bootcamp, Designation. Join thousands of students who have chosen to reinvent their careers and invest in their future by becoming a software engineer, data scientist, or UX/UI designer.

Our Chicago campus

Located in central Chicago, our River North Campus, home to both Flatiron School and Designation, is an accessible and inspiring location to change your career — and a perfect place to immerse yourself in Chicago’s emerging tech scene.

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WeWork Community

Studying at Flatiron School, you’ll join the WeWork community — a global network of startups, entrepreneurs, innovators, and people pursuing their passions.

Proven Job Placements

We’re committed to helping you secure a career. Our proven job search framework features 1:1 sessions with a dedicated Career Coach and a robust employer pipeline. Learn about our job placements here.

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Chicago's Tech Scene

Chicago has become a major player in the tech startup ecosystem. The city is already home to local tech titans like Braintree, Grubhub, Facebook, Google and Uptake.

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Our Chicago courses

Our full-time Career Change courses are designed for anyone looking to reinvent their career. Whether you want a full-time, in-person course or something online, our modernized and comprehensive programs ensure you're qualified to get a job upon graduation.

  • Deferred Tuition
  • 15 Weeks

Software Engineering

Our flagship program. Since 2012, we’ve been teaching students full-stack Javascript and Ruby and helping them launch careers as web developers at companies including VividSeats, Visibly, and many more.

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  • Deferred Tuition
  • 15 Weeks

Data Science

At Flatiron School Chicago, we’re more than just a data science program. We bring together passionate instructors, uncompromising education, verified job placements, and an inclusive student community to fuel an authentic and open learning environment.

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  • 24 Weeks

UX/UI Design

Learn the visual, technical, and client service skills essential to launch a successful career as a UX or UI designer.

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Where our grads work

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Meet the team

Mandy Yoh
Chicago Campus Director

With Mandy’s combined background in tech, education, and nonprofits, she brings a depth of knowledge to the campus as she develops and drives the strategic vision for the school. Her passion fuels Flatiron School’s efforts to equip Chicagoans with the tech skills needed to make meaningful changes.

Michelle Peska
Community Lead

As the Community Lead at Flatiron School Chicago, Michelle helps people change their lives, whether it’s through a career change or learning a new skill set. With her desire to help others and her passion for the city of Chicago, she loves helping career-changers find their new strengths in technology.

Derick Castillo
Software Engineering Coach

Derick serves as Software Engineering Coach for Flatiron School's Chicago campus, combining his passion for people and helping others. Having completed the program in Flatiron School New York, he brings a unique perspective to the team, and spends most of his time supporting students.

Join us on campus

Chicago Campus Tours

We’re excited to show you our state-of-the-art campus. You’ll see our classrooms, meet an instructor, and have a 1:1 with a member of our staff.

Building Art with Code Workshop

In this workshop, we will learn how to create generative art using Javascript. In this brief primer workshop, we'll use the p5JS library to draw recursive trees.

The Science Behind Netflix Recommendations: Workshop

Over 80% of the TV shows and movies we watch on Netflix are being discovered through its recommendation system. Join Flatiron School to explore the algorithm, data science, and machine learning behind how Netflix curates these recommendations, and learn how you can gain the skills to write your very own algorithms.

Coding & Data Science Bootcamp Prep

Ready to start your journey in tech? Getting ready for your technical interview with Flatiron School? Join us for a 1:1 study session with our software engineer and data science instructors and coaches. Come ready to start working on the bootcamp prep course, and we'll provide the snacks

Where we're located

Located just blocks away from the Chicago River, our campus is an inspiring location to learn – and a perfect springboard for a career in tech. Working in WeWork’s dynamic River North location, you’re surrounded by instructors and colleagues who support and challenge you.

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Chicago Campus

515 N State Street
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 500-4049
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This location is approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education’s Private Business Vocational School Division. Flatiron School is not accredited.