The Iron Yard Academy’s Charleston campus graduated their first cohort of Software Engineers on June 20th. Two classes, one studying Front End Engineering and the other Ruby on Rails Engineering, sprinted through intensive 12-week courses consisting of advanced lectures, lab time, one-on-one mentorship and lots of late nights coding.
With no coding experience required, though, how far can a three-month course take students? Far enough to launch a career, get a job, or start a company. Students spend the final two weeks of their project-based curriculum building a robust application for over 80 hours each week, tackling everything from concept to deployment. That capstone project serves as proof that they are ready to work as a professional and solve programming problems for companies and clients.