Welcome to Covalence
Learning anything new is daunting, but you have to start. You've got to pick up that instrument, press the gas pedal, take the plunge, or in this case, write the code. The easiest way to do that with us is Covalence+. Watch it, try it, break it, try again, and rely on us – we're here to keep you going.
Keep learning by actually building real projects. Put in the time and the reps. Progress over perfection. Iterate through our best-in-class curriculum with the support of our friendly developer community and industry-leading instant A.I. assistance, built right into our learning platform.
If you finish our curriculum, build our assignments, and follow our advice, you'll be equipped with the tools of the trade, you'll know how to use them, and you'll be able to tackle anything that comes your way with that toolbelt and a team ring-side ready to help you see it through.
The first thing you should know about us...
We don’t follow a standard. We set it.
Learn and work anywhere.
At Covalence, we've been developing developers since 2015. We've been 100% remote since 2018.
We didn’t haphazardly throw together a Zoom meeting because of COVID in 2020 and still charge you for student housing (even though you weren't allowed on campus).
Instead, we focus on what matters most to you: perfecting our learning platform, continuously refining our curriculum, and personalizing each student’s educational experience to maximize your potential outcome.
No standardized tests here.
No pay-to-play admissions scandals, either.
Because at Covalence, you aren’t competing against your fellow students.
We need you to show up, do the work, master the material, and be receptive to feedback. Because that’s the job of a software developer – and that’s what we’re here to teach you.
Keep calm and code.
Learning anything new is hard, but it can feel impossible when you’re struggling alone with no one to answer that “stupid question."
(#1: There are no stupid questions.) But when doubt creeps in, you quit before you even get started. That’s why we’re here.
Not to win you over with phony marketing gimmicks like job guarantees, but to be the friend, mentor, and coach – the real person – in your corner that can answer your questions, alleviate your doubts, and build your confidence as you build your portfolio even if we’re worlds apart.
Skeptical? We get it.
So don't take our word for it. Take theirs:
Starting Covalence was something I was nervous about at first. I had no coding experience whatsoever before Covalence and was somewhat blindly jumping in. The pre-work had me hooked from the beginning. Tic tac toe was a huge challenge early on, but learning how to find solutions and think critically really gave me a rewarding feeling. After that, things with the program got harder on paper, but easier on the mind. Once you have the confidence in yourself, and the team at Covalence behind your back, it is hard to not succeed. The job hunting process was made much easier by the final project at Covalence. Having a full stack application to show off made landing interviews easy work.
I really enjoyed my time at Covalence. The videos were very well done, and the labs did a good job of assessing my knowledge of the material. I can’t say enough good things about the instructors. They let me know (literally every day) they were available for any questions I had. They made sure I knew the fundamentals and were positive and encouraging when I was having difficulty with some concept. They were instrumental in helping me set expectations for implementing features in projects, completing projects, and all throughout the job search experience. I felt I was well prepared for searching for jobs, and was hired within a few months.
Becoming a developer was something I had wanted to do for quite some time, but was unsure of how to get there. Having already gotten a degree in accounting, I didn't feel like going back to college was the right choice for me at this time, both for financial reasons and the time investment required. Luckily, a friend recommended Covalence to me and it sounded like the right option. Overall, I would definitely recommend the program to someone who is looking for a way to transition into the software engineering world, especially if they already have a passion for it. I'm not sure I would have ever gotten to this point on my own and for that I am very grateful for Covalence.
Covalence was, in a word: Awesome. It was the most empowering feeling to look back on what I had a accomplished over the past 3 months. Coding is hard, it just is. It takes work, especially if you’re like me and had never read a line of code before. I was constantly at the edge of my abilities. But, now that I’ve been through it, I have a much stronger mental resolve. My long-term goal is to be an iOS engineer and, thanks to everyone at Covalence, I know that what I want isn’t out of reach.
Covalence has been an invaluable and well-rounded learning experience for me. I consider myself tech-savvy, but not a gadget geek by any means, and Covalence had a great mix of easy-to-follow video lectures and labs, while also challenging me to find my own answers as I progressed through the curriculum. It became evident that this was their intention: you can’t always have the answers provided to you, so you as the developer need to go out and find them sometimes. I felt like I wasn’t simply being taught to be a developer, I was learning on my own how to be a developer.
Covalence's Catalyst program is one of the best investments I've made in my education and career. That may be a bold statement, but I'll explain why in just a moment. As someone who spent over 6 years in the mechanical engineering industry followed by a season in entrepreneurship, Covalence made the most sense for me after a post-pandemic career change.
If you do not have software experience and you want to learn how to code, this is the program for you! If you have experience and want to continue your learning, this program is for you. The full time program is a lot of work...you have to put in the time and the effort to learn. The content and course work builds upon itself seamlessly, and the instructors are there for you every step of the way.
Joining Covalence to learn how to code is one of the best decisions I've ever made. I was in retail/food service for 10+ years before deciding to learn how to code, and Covalence was exactly what I needed. The way they have their courses set up build perfectly to teach you what you need to know. The people they have teaching and meeting up with you are super helpful and knowledgeable. I would absolutely recommend Covalence to anyone interested in coding!
Covalence was one of the best choices I've made for my career. They provided training and insight into cutting edge tools for web-based software development. The instruction was excellent, and I could tell they really care about their students. They also have a vibrant online community on Discord, where instructors, fellow students, and alumni can help each other solve problems and learn, or even just chat. I was very impressed, and their Catalyst course was critical in helping me land my first job in web development. I can't recommend Covalence highly enough.
The Covalence Advantage
Learn from a real-world curriculum.
There are plenty of colleges that’ll waste your time & take your money. We’ll teach you employable skills to land a job so that you can afford to pay off your student loans, and you can tell us all about the powerhouse of the cell.
Get by with a little help...
...from our friends. Whether you’re looking for #bootcamp-help or want to add to our cat collection in #pets-of-covalence, our community is always here for you – at your lowest and your highest points on this journey. We’ll help you through it, one day at a time.
Write software – from day one.
At Covalence, you learn by actually building real projects in real development environments. Not to pass a class, but to truly understand a concept. It’s more work for us this way, but it yields better long-term results for you.
Receive personal feedback.
From real people - and A.I. There’s not just one way to do something with software, but software doesn’t always understand that. People do, and we’re here to help you truly understand why and how something does (or doesn't) work. Our A.I. assistant is pretty damn good, though – and it can provide nearly-instant feedback on all of your labs, too.
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