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Become a software engineer

Learn the skills needed to start a career in software engineering. Reinvent your future at your own pace, online or on-campus.

Prepare yourself to work for some of the most influential companies in the world.

Proven, industry-aligned curriculum

If accountability, a set schedule, and dedicated classmates match your learning style, we suggest learning full-time. But if you have a packed schedule and flexibility is what matters most to you, we recommend choosing our part-time program.

No matter which pace you pick, you’ll learn our tried-and-true coding curriculum proven to help students land coding jobs and start promising software engineering careers.

What you’ll learn

Front-End Development

After diving into the fundamentals of programming, you’ll get comfortable with creating UIs and style webpages, including JavaScript and ReactJS.

What you’ll learn

Front-End Web Applications

You’ll learn two key Ruby frameworks, first mastering the fundamentals of web programming with Sinatra before learning how to build incredible apps with Rails

What you’ll learn

Back-End Development

You’ll gain a thorough understanding of Ruby basics before getting comfortable with object-oriented programming and storing information in databases using SQL and Object Relational Mappers.

What you’ll learn

Back-End Web APIs

First, you’ll learn Rails — an object-oriented, Ruby framework — before using it to create their own JSON API along with productive, scalable front-ends with React and Redux, creating slick, functional, reactive code.

What you’ll do

Projects

After completing four curriculum modules focused on group projects, you’ll work with instructors to come up with project concepts and spend dedicated time building truly sophisticated applications. You’ll receive plenty of instructor feedback along the way while diving deep into various advanced technologies needed to bring your concepts to life.

An Exceptional Learning Experience

Flatiron School remains committed to helping our students succeed, land incredible jobs, and make the biggest impact possible. We’re also proud and honored to be recognized with several industry awards.

One software engineering program, multiple ways to learn

What learning pace works best for you: full-time or at your own pace? We all have different learning styles and schedules — our structured full-time pace is the learning fast-track while our part-time program is designed for students planning to learn at a more flexible pace.

Full-Time

You’ll learn software engineering skills on a fixed schedule: roughly 8 hours a day, Monday through Friday, for 15 weeks. You will interact with students and instructors, learning both collaboratively and solo.

  • 15 weeks long
  • Daily touchpoints with your cohort, group work with instructor help, paired with programming sessions, lab time with instructional staff, and community support.
  • Best for students who want to learn in live lectures, keep a structured schedule, or who enjoy learning in a community with other students.
  • Available in-person and online
  • Also known as our Live program.

Part-Time

You’ll learn software engineering skills on your own schedule over 40 weeks. You will have access to study groups and one-on-one instructor sessions.

  • 40 weeks long. Set your own hours.
  • Mostly recorded lectures, with optional live weekly lectures and office hours, weekly check-ins with instructors, chat with classmates and instructors via Slack.
  • Best for working professionals that need to fit classes into their already-busy schedule.
  • Available online only
  • Also known as our Flex program.

Pick a start date that fits your schedule

Course Dates
Start Date Pace Length Location Courses Status
June 27, 2022 Full-Time 15 weeks Online Software Engineering Closing Soon Apply
June 27, 2022 Part-Time 40 weeks Online Software Engineering Closing Soon Apply
June 27, 2022 Full-Time 15 weeks New York City Software Engineering Closing Soon Apply
June 27, 2022 Full-Time 15 weeks Denver Software Engineering Closing Soon Apply
July 18, 2022 Full-Time 15 weeks Online Software Engineering Open Apply
July 18, 2022 Full-Time 15 weeks New York City Software Engineering Open Apply
July 18, 2022 Part-Time 40 weeks Online Software Engineering Open Apply
August 8, 2022 Full-Time 15 weeks Online Software Engineering Open Apply
August 8, 2022 Full-Time 15 weeks New York City Software Engineering Open Apply
August 8, 2022 Full-Time 15 weeks Denver Software Engineering Open Apply
August 8, 2022 Part-Time 40 weeks Online Software Engineering Open Apply
August 29, 2022 Full-Time 15 weeks Online Software Engineering Open Apply
August 29, 2022 Full-Time 15 weeks New York City Software Engineering Open Apply
August 29, 2022 Part-Time 40 weeks Online Software Engineering Open Apply
September 19, 2022 Full-Time 15 weeks Online Software Engineering Open Apply
September 19, 2022 Full-Time 15 weeks New York City Software Engineering Open Apply
September 19, 2022 Full-Time 15 weeks Denver Software Engineering Open Apply
September 19, 2022 Part-Time 40 weeks Online Software Engineering Open Apply

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Join the 5000+ grads who have landed jobs in tech

As the job market changes, we’ve continued to provide students with career coaching support relevant for today’s job search challenges.

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.

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.

Meet your new community

Effective learning comes from connecting with people who are learning and teaching it. Since 2012, we’ve brought together passionate, experienced instructors and driven students to achieve incredible outcomes and careers.

What the application process looks like

Our application process is five steps from when you apply to when you begin preparing for class. After you apply, a member of our Admissions team will reach out to chat about your goals, and then you’ll be given some questions to assess how you approach problems and solutions. After that, you’ll receive your admissions decision.

How to Apply

Find the right tuition plan for you

We have 3 easy ways you can pay for tuition.

  • Pay upfront
  • Pay with a loan
  • NEW! Pay in installments – Pay in 12 monthly installments, with no interest

Ready to start a career in tech?

Frequently Asked Questions

On-campus programs are held full-time and you are expected to be on campus for each day of class. The online program uses the same curriculum, but gives you the added flexibility of studying from home.

No matter which program you sign up for, you can still visit campus to connect with fellow students and alumni, find quiet places to study and work, and attend networking and workshop events.

Coding bootcamps offer a lot of things. They offer an opportunity to learn the skills you need to launch a career at a relatively affordable and fast pace.

What’s required of you is to find the right bootcamp. Find a place that teaches in a way that fits your learning style, meets your price point and schedule, and focuses on the languages and skills that align with your career ambitions. If you do your research and find the right place for you, then attending the right bootcamp is definitely the right choice.

In sum, if your goal is to learn software engineering skills and to start a coding career, then the answer is an unequivocal ‘yes’ — good bootcamps are worth it.

Learn more about whether coding bootcamps are worth it for you.

In many ways, coding bootcamps definitely do work, and there’s a lot of proof behind that statement.

But it’s better to first ask yourself, “What do I want to get out of attending a coding bootcamp?” Asking yourself what your goals and ambitions are is how you’ll know if a bootcamp would work for you.

Some people want to just become acquainted with code, which is great, but a full-time bootcamp might not be the best route if you’re looking for a basic understanding of coding.

If your goal is to learn to become a software engineer, then yes, coding bootcamps do work.

While they vary with each course and each school, online coding bootcamps are short-term and often rigorous training programs to help students learn the programming languages and development skills they need to become professional software engineers.

We don’t require you to have prior coding experience to apply for the software engineering program. Our admissions requirements are being at least 18 years old, having a high school diploma or a GED, having a native or bilingual fluency in English, and completing the admissions process.

Before joining your cohort on Day 1, you will have to complete 40 hours of pre-work to learn the basics of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript so you are prepared to get started straight away.

Our software engineering program offers a full-stack web development experience. This means that you’ll learn to think and build like a software engineer by engaging with both front-end and back-end programming languages. The core languages taught in the software engineering program are HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, Ruby, and Rails.

The Flatiron School Career Services team exists to help get you hired. We do this in two ways:

  • Empowering stand-out job-seekers to learn to be no-brainer hires → this is what your Career Coach does!
  • Building a nationwide network of hiring partners → this is what the Employer Partnerships team does!

You will have an initial meeting with your career coach during the program to get acquainted with the process. Once you’ve graduated from the program you’ll work with your Career Coach on how to maximize your opportunities and efforts for landing a job. It is important to note that, like with our course, you must come prepared and committed. Your Coaches will help you to get organized and prepare you for interviews, but it is up to you to do the heavy lifting as well.

If you would like to connect with a member of our team, please simply schedule a chat with one of our admissions representatives.