For Students

What’s a day in the life?

NewForce is full-time, meaning you’ll be in a classroom in our downtown Huntington location with your cohort every weekday from 9am-4pm for six months. You’ll have two instructors in the classroom with you full-time, ready to answer any and all of your questions. Some days will be lab days. An instructor will live-code a new concept on a projector in the morning and then you’ll have a chance to apply that concept in your own project after lunch. Every week or two, you’ll work on a week-long team project to apply everything you’ve learned up to that point.

Curriculum

The NewForce curriculum is fast-paced and immersive. Through this full-time program, you’ll learn something new every day and solve real-world problems with your teammates. Our curriculum is all open source online and constantly updated based on employer feedback to ensure that you’re ready to contribute on day one of your software development jobs.

The NewForce curriculum is fast-paced and immersive. You’ll learn something new every day and solve real-world problems with your teammates. Our curriculum is all open source online and constantly updated based on employer feedback to ensure that you’re ready to contribute on day one of your software development jobs.

The program is divided into two halves. The first three months of the course focus on front-end web development-- HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and the JavaScript framework React. The second three months of the program focus on server-side development in C#/.NET. You’ll learn how to interact with databases using SQL, how to build an API, and how to build full-stack web applications in .NET Core.

We don’t have tests or grades. You’ll build around ten team-based projects throughout the program, which you can add to your portfolio to show off to employers. You’ll also design, plan, and build two solo capstone projects on topics that matter to you.

The tech industry is constantly changing. The biggest skill you’ll take away from NewForce isn’t any particular technology or tool-- it’s the ability to learn quickly and apply what you’ve learned.

Community

If you ask any NewForce alumni, they’ll tell you that the best part of NewForce was the community they found here. We work hard to foster a collaborative classroom environment where students can lean on each other for support. It’s not unusual to see students playing games, chatting about their family, or pulling out musical instruments at lunch or on breaks. We care about our students and alumni as whole people, not just as developers. We’ll do whatever it takes to make sure you feel welcome and ready to learn.

Seriously consider NewForce if you...

✔︎ are a problem-solver
✔︎ can work through challenges and don’t give up easily
✔︎ are curious, creative, and love learning new skills
✔︎ can work under pressure and take constructive feedback
✔︎ can work well on a team and like helping others succeed
✔︎ teach yourself new skills and like to learn
✔︎ have coding experience but want to have what it takes to get hired at a tech company
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