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Software Engineering
in Houston

Become a professional developer — and don't pay tuition for our Houston coding bootcamp until you are earning income. We just need a $500 deposit (see details).

As a result of COVID-19, all on-campus courses are temporarily being delivered via remote instruction as of March 16 — including courses that commence in the next few weeks. We are monitoring guidance from relevant government authorities and expect to re-open on-campus instruction as it becomes safe for our students and staff. Learn more.

Upcoming

Program Dates

Houston

Oct 5, 2020 - Jan 29, 2021

Closing Soon -

Houston

Nov 16, 2020 - Mar 12, 2021

Open -

Houston

Jan 4, 2021 - Apr 16, 2021

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Awarded Best Coding Bootcamp for Q1 2020 by Career Karma

We’re honored and grateful that we’re a top ranked Coding Bootcamp by Career Karma for Q1 2020, a leading authority in the bootcamp community of students. These awards were granted based on reviews from our alumni who’ve transformed their careers through our software engineering program.

Ranked the #1 coding bootcamp by Course Report

Course Report takes many factors into consideration – alumni and student reviews, transparency around job placements, financing options, and commitment to diversity, just to name a few. We are proud to be recognized as #1 on this prestigious list.

Start you career as a software engineering in Houston

Flatiron School brings together seasoned instructors, a modern curriculum, verified Jobs Reports, and an inclusive student community that fuels an authentic and open learning environment. Learn what makes us different here — or schedule a chat with admissions.

15 Weeks to a New Career

With Flatiron School, you’ll learn full-stack development with both Ruby on Rails and Javascript. Our unique rigorous, modern curriculum trains you to think and build like a seasoned developer.

The WeWork Classroom

Studying in our WeWork campuses, you’ll learn to code while becoming a part of the dynamic WeWork community of start-ups, entrepreneurs, and students. Plus, enjoy WeWork’s amenities: high-speed WiFi, 24/7 building access, and conference rooms — plus fruit water and micro-brewed coffee.

Successful Graduates

Our proven job search framework features 1:1 sessions with a dedicated career coach, a robust employer pipeline, résumé review, interview prep, and more. We’re committed to helping you secure a career in software engineering — with our Money-Back Guarantee (see details).

What you'll learn: full-stack web development

Over 15 intense weeks on campus at Flatiron School, you’ll think and build like a software engineer. In each three-week module, you’ll develop key skills that build upon one another through interactive labs, lectures, and close collaboration — shipping code and showcasing your expertise through comprehensive Portfolio Projects.

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Object-Oriented Programming

Get comfortable with object-oriented programming and Object Relational Mappers.

SQL

Dive into the fundamentals of programming, starting with SQL.

Ruby

Work with two Ruby tools, mastering the fundamentals of web programming.

Sinatra

You’ll be exposed to design patterns in web applications and introduces architectural patterns, template rendering, and application environments.

Product Management

Create complex, functional web applications from scratch to build your own databases and integrate front-end design skills.

JavaScript

Gain a thorough understanding of JavaScript and functional programming — crucial for front-end developers.

React

Learn to build productive, scalable front-ends with React.

Redux

Create slick, functional, reactive code with Redux as a state manager.

Group Projects

At the conclusion of each program module, you’ll build advanced portfolio projects on a team to demonstrate both your new technical skills and your creativity.

Solo Projects

After completing four curriculum modules focused on group projects, collaborate with your instructors to conceive a solo project and spend three weeks building it. You’ll receive plenty of instructor feedback along the way while diving deep into the various advanced technologies and/or techniques needed to bring your concept to life.

Career Support

Our Career Coaching team helped more than 1,200 students launch careers as software engineers. Before you graduate, you’ll work 1:1 with a dedicated Career Coach to develop your employer pipeline, conduct outreach, review and refine your online presence, and prepare for interviews.

Alumni Community

For Flatiron School alumni, the journey doesn’t stop at graduation. You’ll join an active network of successful software engineers and the WeWork global community. You’ll network, connect, and collaborate with Flatiron School grads with access to our events and network wherever you go.

Navigate tech's top opportunities with the help of our Career Coaching team

After many years working with passionate students and helping them land fulfilling careers in tech, we’ve got a keen understanding of what goes into getting that first developer job.

Individual career coaching

During your job search, you’ll meet weekly with your dedicated Career Coach. Coaches help with everything from résumé review to interview prep, and help you tell your story to land your first job.

Money-back guarantee

Change careers with confidence thanks to our Money-Back Guarantee. If you graduate, follow our job-search process, and don’t secure a job offer within 6 months of your job search start date, we’ll refund your tuition in full (see terms).

Vast employer network

We’ve built relationships with hiring managers at top companies across the world, creating a robust employer pipeline for Flatiron School grads. Our Employer Partnerships team is constantly advocating for our grads and helping you get in the door.

Proven job-search framework

Through 1-on-1 guidance from our Career Coaching team and our tried-and-true job-search framework, you’ll gain the skills and support you need to launch your career.

Your day at Flatiron School

Every day is unique at Flatiron School, and our curriculum team and instructors develop new lessons that build off past cohorts. But structured, consistent learning is also crucial to student success. Below is an example of what you can expect on a daily basis in a Flatiron School classroom.

9 a.m.

9 a.m.

Student-led discussion

Your day begins with an open discussion when you can ask questions, review new skills, and program materials from the day before to ensure you’re up to speed.

10 a.m.

10 a.m.

Lecture

Learn key concepts from your expert instructor through interactive exercises and collaborative discussion.

1 p.m.

1 p.m.

Pair-programming exercises

Work together with a partner to build your strategic and tactical coding skills and learn from one another.

4 p.m.

4 p.m.

Labs & mini projects

Self-led labs let you explore your own coding projects based on the material from lecture. Learn from professors, then immediately put what you learned into action. Making things is the best way to learn things.

6 p.m.

6 p.m.

Homework

You’ll end the day reviewing concepts and strategizing the next steps in your personal projects.

Where our graduates work

Logo: Facebook
Logo: Apple
Logo: Google
Logo: Microsoft
Logo: NASA
Logo: Etsy
Logo: Kickstarter
Logo: New York Times
Logo: Spotify
Logo: IBM

Meet your instructors

Great teachers inspire us to connect to topics on a profound level and to practice lifelong learning. Experience as a developer alone doesn’t necessarily make an effective teacher — that’s why we’re passionate about finding not only great engineers, but deeply committed and experienced teachers.

S.J. Jeannie Kim
Senior Education Manager

Jeannie's experiences span valuation analysis and investment management as well as teaching, curriculum design, and school foundation. She combines her professional experience to create the best educational experience for both students and teachers on campus.

Joshua Miles
Software Engineering Lead Instructor

Josh was a founding teacher for the Houston campus. He began programming as a child and worked as a full-stack developer at Source prior to joining the Flatiron School. Josh continually innovates curriculum delivery in Houston.

Vidhi Sharma
Software Engineering Lead Instructor

Vidhi has a masters in computer science from the University of Houston. Prior to becoming a teacher, she worked as an IoT and Java developer. Vidhi loves and celebrates how students change their lives daily at the Flatiron School.

Find the right tuition plan for you

You'll be able to choose from 3 different payment options

Pay upfront

Make an initial deposit of $500 to secure your seat, then pay the remainder of your tuition in one lump sum before class begins.

$15,000

$500 deposit

Maximum tuition under this plan: $15,000

Pay with a loan

Dedicated to making our programs more accessible, we offer financing options through Skills Fund and Climb, two accelerated learning financing companies. Available only to those who qualify.

$15,000

plus interest

$500 deposit

Maximum tuition under this plan: $15,000 plus interest

Pay only after you're getting paid

Defer your tuition with the Flatiron School Income Share Agreement (ISA). After you make a deposit, the remainder of your tuition is paid once you've left the program and are getting paid at least a minimum income.

Join a Live Accelerated course

Program Dates
Cohort Start DateStatus
Oct 5, 2020Jan 29, 2021Closing Soon
Nov 16, 2020Mar 12, 2021Open
Jan 4, 2021Apr 16, 2021Open

What the application process looks like

Aptitude for software engineering stems from an innate curiosity about the world and how people interact with it. We don’t admit students, we craft a class: a lawyer, journalist, and pro athlete will approach solutions differently, creating a richer learning environment for everyone involved. All you need is passion and an open mind.

Step 1 → Apply

Submit your application. Share a bit about yourself and what’s driving you to start a career.

Step 2 → Admissions interview

Speak with an Admissions representative in a non-technical interview. This is an opportunity for us to get to know each other a little better. Nothing technical — just a friendly conversation.

What do we look for in a Flatiron School student?

Step 3 → Technical review

The technical review assesses your basic grip of coding and how it interacts with us in our daily lives. Demonstrate interest by completing steps on Learn.co, our learning platform.

Step 4 → Admissions decision

Receive your acceptance decision from Admissions. This usually happens within 4 business days.

Step 5 → Prework

If accepted, you'll begin course pre-work to prepare for the first day of class.

Frequently asked questions

You can also view our main FAQ page.

What is the schedule like for On-Campus programs at Flatiron School?

Students are required to be on campus Monday–Friday from 9 a.m.–6 p.m. During these hours, you'll be working on projects, lectures, and assignments. In addition to the required hours, most students need to invest additional time on nights and weekends to complete the work and fully understand the material. You should expect to invest at least 60 hours a week in the program.

Our campuses are generally open to students 24 hours a day and 7 days a week (except holidays), and we often find our students working hard at all hours to finish homework and projects. Students find it extremely difficult to have any other commitments during their studies, such as a part-time job.

What kind of scholarships does Flatiron School have? 

You can check out our currently available initiatives on our Scholarships and Diversity Initiatives page.

How do I know I’m learning? What happens if I fall behind?

Our modular structure means you’ll know that you’re gaining the competencies needed to become a software engineer. Because our curriculum builds cumulatively, instructors assess students at the end of each module to ensure students have a strong understanding of the concepts before moving forward to the next module. Reviews and check-ins occur throughout the program to ensure students have touchpoints with instructors and can ask questions in a one-to-one setting. If you don’t pass an end-of-module project or assessment on the second try, you may have the opportunity to repeat the full module at no extra cost. You can repeat a module once; if you don’t pass the second time through, you will be dismissed from the program. If you are dismissed from the program, you may be eligible for a refund. Refunds are issued based on the applicable refund policy as outlined in our catalog.

How long does it take to graduate?

On-Campus students typically graduate in 3 1/2 months. Online students can graduate anywhere between 5 and 15 months, depending on the program you choose.

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