Frequently Asked Questions

What courses does BeachCoders offer?

Our focus is Front End Web Development and UX Design. Our curriculum provides anyone with little or no experience the knowledge to code basic applications for web development and basic apps. We also offer in-house Corporate training programs. All of our course tracks provide graduates with the skills for today’s work environment in web, software development and related creative workflows. You can view our detailed program overview HERE.

Why is BeachCoders so much more Affordable than other schools?

Most bootcamps require students to commit large sums of time and money to learn everything in one concentrated sprint. BeachCoders® puts the student first by offering stand-alone professional courses in each subject focus. The courses can be combined and attended as desired within a person’s schedule and budget. We’ve found this to be far more effective for tech education success.

How Long are the Courses?

BeachCoders® programs are 4 weeks long and meet on weekdays for all sessions. We offer mornings, evenings (as available), and flexible afternoon or evenings for one-on-one sessions. You can view our detailed program overview or Call Us today and let us know how we can best serve you.

Do I need any previous experience?

The founding purpose of BeachCoders® is to attract, engage and educate people with little or no previous experience to learn coding. Coding can be a pathway to a new career or an avenue to pursue a creative passion. Computer coding is a language and a way of thinking that once mastered opens doors. At BeachCoders® we are committed to advancing your goals no matter your skill level. (Caveat – Students are expected to have basic computer operational experience such as handling files, copying, pasting, posting, operating a web browser and a basic understanding of how files are organized on a computer) Our programs covers the basic computer science information that will prepare anyone to develop websites, software or go on to become a professional full stack developer.

Do I need a High School Diploma?

Anyone can participate in our program provided they have the basic aptitude and attitude for success. Formal high school or college credentials will be weighed by employers more than by BeachCoders®.

What certification do I get upon completion?

Graduates of BeachCoders® Academy will receive an official certificate of completion after successful fulfillment of the course requirements.

Can you help me find a job after I graduate?

BeachCoders® grads can participate in job placement assistance offered by our partnership affiliations with non-profit job placement agencies and tech recruiting companies.

Do I need to provide my own laptop?

Yes. BeachCoders® programs requires that work is done both in the classroom and at home. A laptop computer with the following is required:
Windows 10 or greater, OR Mac OS X  Sierra 10.10 or greater
2.5 GHz processor or greater
4 GB RAM minimum
120 GB HDD
wi-fi enabled

What software will I need?

Any software downloads will be recommended and directed by course instructors. We currently use Slack messaging and recommend new students sign up prior to enrollment for a free account.

Where are you located?

BeachCoders® main campus is located at 1101 N. Aviation Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 . Specifics on course rooms and times will be provided upon registration.

Do You Have a Program for Kids?

BeachCoders® has a web coding program for kids ages 8-12 that delivers our professional training foundations in a fun format suitable for younger people, but valuable for their growth and learning. Information about the course can be found  HERE

Our Current Courses

CODEWAVE™ Our critically acclaimed course, Codewave™ is designed for beginners and for those with some experience to get firmly versed in HTML, CSS and Javascript frameworks. While a beginner can handle it, this course is immersive and an industry professional-level course. Students completing this course will gain skills comparable to a ‘Junior Web Developer’ and can pursue a company role as such or do freelance web dev work.

 

 

ULTIMATE-UX™ BeachCoder’s famed User Experience Design track is great for those who don’t code and want to have in-demand tech skills and this course functions very well as a companion to CODEWAVE™CODEWAVE.JS or CODEWAVE.DS

 

 

CODEWAVE.JS™ Our advanced front-end web dev track, Codewave.JS covers skills in advanced javascript including writing API’s and database integration. Students completing this track will emerge as ‘Full-Stack’ web devs. Students would need the requisite skills from their own previous experience or have completed Codewave prior to enrolling in Codewave.JS

 

 

CODEWAVE.DS™ BeachCoders® comprehensive computer-science immersive in data structures, algorithm development, and blockchain development. Students completing this track will gain broad based computer science skills that will enable them to develop algorithms and data structures related to advanced web applications and decentralized apps for Blockchain. Students would need the requisite skills from their own previous experience or have completed Codewave prior to enrolling in Codewave.DS.

 

 

 

Most of our graduates will use the skills garnered at BeachCoders to enhance their existing skill set in their businesses, school, work or jobs or to completely shift their career into Coding or UX design. No matter the need, BeachCoders provides massive value and the experience necessary for success in today’s world. Additionally, we have industry partnerships with private companies and recruiting agencies who can assist you in getting a job after graduation!

 

Our Core Philosophy

Cultivate an environment of inclusion so anyone interested or involved feels welcome.

Keep classes small numbered for maximum engagement.

Provide connectivity with people and opportunities in the industry.

BeachCoders® seeks to become a nexus where companies, entrepreneurs, and innovators
meet, discover and grow with our student talent.