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Code Fellows

 

Software + Web Development

Information Technology

Ops + Cybersecurity

MentorWorks Education Capital, Inc. partners with a wide array of schools to provide students funding for education via Income Share Agreements (ISAs) – an income-driven alternative to traditional loans and debt. Learn more about MentorWorks, ISAs or check for ISA availability.

About Code Fellows

Information below provided by Code Fellows, (2020). MentorWorks Education Capital, Inc. (MentorWorks) is not a representative of Code Fellows and this listing does not constitute a recommendation, endorsement, or accreditation. Code Fellows is not a representative or an affiliate of MentorWorks or Blue Ridge Bank, N.A. References on this website to Code Fellows do not guarantee ISA eligibility or serve as financial advice. You should carefully consider your choice of educational program and seek advice from a qualified advisor.

Code Fellows is a technical skills training academy in the Pacific Northwest that offers full- and part-time software development, ops and cybersecurity courses online and in-person from their Seattle, Washington location. Code Fellows guides people from all backgrounds to change their lives through fast-paced, career-focused education. Since their first cohort in 2013, Code Fellows has taught over 1,400 graduates and iterated on their curriculum and format to ensure students receive the most industry-relevant training as effectively and efficiently as possible. Code Fellows shapes passionate learners with immersive training to meet industry needs and improve diversity. Students are immersed in their learning with daily lectures, pair programming, weekly presentations from full-time instructional staff who are seasoned industry professionals, one-week project sprints, and more. Code Fellows graduates work at Amazon, Microsoft, Zillow, Expedia, XBOX, NIKE, Amazon, Starbucks, Nordstrom, and over 800 other companies.

The modular style of the Code Fellows program allows students to test into the course level that is most appropriate for their current skill level. In addition, the modular class structure allows students to choose the schedule and timing that meets their needs.

Code Fellows believes everyone should have the opportunity to succeed. Code Fellows offers scholarships to help individuals who come from underserved and underrepresented backgrounds find rewarding careers in tech. They are committed to breaking down systemic barriers and ensuring all people are treated with respect and dignity. They are united with their staff, students, alumni, and partners in the fight against systemic racism and injustice.

Code Fellows supports both domestic and international licensing partners through its Powered by Code Fellows program. Code Fellows also offers a tutoring program and platform to both students and non-students, technical instructor certification, and corporate training.

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

  • Code 101: Exploring Software Development
  • Code 201: Foundations of Software Development
  • Code 301: Intermediate Software Development
  • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript
  • Code 401:Advanced Software Development in Python
  • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in ASP.NET Core

OPS AND CYBERSECURITY

  • Ops 101: Explore Ethical Hacking & Cybersecurity Careers
  • Ops 102: Intro to Computer Operations
  • Ops 201: Foundations of Computer Operations
  • Ops 301: Networking & Systems Administration
  • Ops 401: Cybersecurity Engineering

School-reported Student Data

Job Seekers with Employment in Desired Field: 93%

Median Salary for Full-Time Roles: $72,500

Top 10 Job Titles

  • Software Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Software Developer
  • iOS Developer
  • Front End Developer
  • Software Development Engineer
  • Front-end Web Developer
  • Full Stack Developer
  • JavaScript Developer
  • Developer

APPLICATION PROCESS

Step 1: The Application
If you’re ready to submit your application for a course, simply send a message via the website and include:

  • Name of the course you want to apply for
  • Start and end dates
  • Track (Daytime or Nights & Weekends)

Code Fellows will respond with a link for you to set up a phone call with an Admissions Advisor. This link will include a few questions to help get a better understanding of your experience and goals. Once you hit submit, your phone call will be booked with the Admissions Advisor who will call you at your preferred time and date.

Step 2: The Phone Interview
The initial phone interview is a 15-30 minute conversation where you can learn more about the courses we offer.

For the phone interview, be prepared to discuss:

  • Your background
  • Any previous experience with coding (including online tutorials)
  • Why you are interested in Code Fellows
  • What you hope to get out of the experience
  • Your long term goals

Step 3: Pre-work and The Entrance Test
If you’re applying to a 201 course, you’ll have the option to either test-in to 201 or join us for a 102 prep course in a structured classroom setting.

Regardless of which method you choose, both will conclude with an entrance test designed to test for comprehension. During your phone interview your Admissions Advisor will discuss all relevant timelines as it pertains to your entrance test due date.

This is the end of the 201 application process. If you are applying to a 301 course you will need to either pass the entrance exam for this course or successfully complete the 201 course that precedes this course.

Step 4: The Final Interview
If you are testing directly into a 401 course, the final step is a technical interview. At this point, you’ll get a chance to explain the code you submitted. You may also be quizzed on the stack you’re applying to and your skillset to make sure that you’re ready for the intensity and advanced level of the course ahead.

 

Tuition

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

  • Code 101: Exploring Software Development – $1,000
  • Code 201: Foundations of Software Development – $5,000
  • Code 301: Intermediate Software Development – $5,000
  • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript – $12,000
  • Code 401:Advanced Software Development in Python – $12,000
  • Code 401: Advanced Software Development in ASP.NET Core – $12,000

OPS AND CYBERSECURITY

  • Ops 101: Explore Ethical Hacking & Cybersecurity Careers – $99*
  • Ops 102: Intro to Computer Operations – $1,000
  • Ops 201: Foundations of Computer Operations – $5,000
  • Ops 301: Networking & Systems Administration – $5,000
  • Ops 401: Cybersecurity Engineering – $12,000

* Financial aid unavailable for this course.

Financial Aid

Income Share Agreement

You may be eligible to pay for tuition through the MentorWorks Income Share Agreement (ISA) program. With an ISA, a student has his or her education supported by an investor, in return for a contract to pay a specified percentage of income for a fixed period of time after graduation.

  • ISA payments adjust according to levels of income
  • Monthly payments are calculated by applying the student’s income share rate to their total monthly earned income
  • ISA obligations can be ended earlier by making early payments as listed in an early payment schedule

Check ISA availability at this or another school.

Income Share Agreements may be issued by Blue Ridge Bank, N.A.

 

Code Fellows also offers several Scholarship options for individuals who have financial need.

ISAs may be issued by Blue Ridge Bank, N.A.

What We Do at MentorWorks & How We Help Students

 

THE MENTORWORKS MISSION

Our mission is to open pathways to education and careers for students and candidates who may not have had the financial or social capital to do it on their own.

 

MENTORWORKS FUND & SUPPORT MODEL

Which Students We Fund

  • College juniors & seniors and Master’s degree / post-graduate students
  • Trainees in boot-camp, professional or trade certificate programs
  • Aspiring career-changers & experienced professionals facing unemployment

How We Support Job Candidates

  • Talent Accelerator Platform (TAP) – comprehensive, personalized job search & career coaching program
  • MW Labs Experience – experiential learning opportunities to propose solutions to hiring employers
  • Employer Engagement – live virtual events with employers, mentoring sessions and practice interviews

What Income Share Agreements Are & How They Compare to Loans

 

WHAT IS AN ISA?

ISAs are a flexible alternative to loans. Basically, students pay an affordable percentage of their future income for a set period of time, up to a maximum cap, without accruing interest.

HOW PAYMENT WORKS

  • Students do not pay until they find a job and reach the minimum income threshold
  • The payments adjust according to levels of the student’s income
  • Monthly payments are calculated by applying the income share rate to the total monthly earned income
  • ISA obligations can be ended earlier by making early payments as listed in the early payment schedule

ISA vs. STUDENT LOAN COMPARISON

Income Share Agreements     VS.       PLUS/Private Loans
Interest does not accrue or capitalize. Interest accrues and capitalizes.
Your credit score does not affect the terms of your ISA. Your credit score may affect the terms of your loan and could impact your eligibility.
Monthly payments are based on a percentage of your income. You pay a fixed amount each month, regardless of your income.
Payments don’t start until you make above the minimum salary level in your ISA contract. You make payments, even if you are not making an income.
You only make ISA payments within a specific timeframe, usually 5-7 years. After that your obligation is over. Loan payment term can extend indefinitely until you pay off the principal and interest.
You know the maximum amount you’ll pay, no matter what. Interest is capitalized, so the final payoff amount can increase over the life of the loan if you do not make minimum monthly payments.