This ain’t your momma’s online college course. We focus on your personal results and success instead of catering to cohorts.
Full-time. Part-time. Somewhere in between? You choose. We’ll be here for you, because what works for one doesn’t work for everyone.
You’ll learn the same tools and techniques that are used in software jobs today. Not used-to-use tech from 20 years ago.
From lab reviews to 1:1 sessions, our Catalyst student-to-instructor relationship is unmatched. Enroll in a course, find a lifelong coach.
Average? Anything but.
Let's both agree to not settle for average anymore.
Our Catalyst program specializes in training software developers with a niche focus in modern websites and web applications. As a Catalyst student, you’ll receive the absolute best that we have to offer as an educational provider – from personalized coaching and mentoring (during and after the program) to a full suite of comprehensive curriculum and supportive services.
The Catalyst Experience
This program is one-of-a-kind. It’s more than a curriculum and better than your run-of-the-mill bootcamp or college course.
Here’s what you won’t experience:
You won’t find yourself starting with 10, 20, or 30 other students all competing for the same instructor’s or TA’s time (that graduated one month before you started), and you don’t have to be in any particular location (we’re fully remote). You won’t be quizzed on arbitrary knowledge you can Google. You won’t be graded on technicalities that you’re still learning. You won’t “fail” out if you fall behind. You won’t find yourself struggling alone.
Here’s what you will experience:
You’ll pick your start date, and wherever you may be, whenever you’ve finished our super-simple admissions process, you’ll start. As a student, you’ll join daily office hours with your instructor, and you’ll see who else is currently in the same section of the curriculum as you (study buddies!). You’ll be able to schedule 1:1 coaching sessions with your instructor, and you’ll receive personalized, private code reviews for each major lab assignment from your instructor. You’ll be pushed, challenged, and (sometimes) frustrated as you inevitably struggle, but we’ll still be here to help – from start to finish (which is a job, not a certificate).
We expect a lot from our students. We treat you like an adult, not a child. We’re not going to coddle you. You don’t get points for showing up and doing the bare minimum – you have to do the work. You also don’t “get good grades” for perfection. Instead, you’ll get real experience as a budding software developer. Build your portfolio. Showcase your creativity, your work ethic, and your interests. Let us (and future employers) know who you are through what you do. If you’re signing up for our Catalyst program, you’re signing up for what will likely be the most rigorous educational experience of your life. It can be overwhelming at times, but that’s why we’re here – to help you through it.
It’s our job to make sure you land your next one. If you’re up for it, let’s catalyze your career change, together.
Lectures. Labs. Repeat.
You’ll have several activities and labs to complete in order to prove your mastery of this material. It’s challenging but fun – get ready to work!
Foundations, not frameworks.
Modern web development changes daily. No one can keep up with everything, but we can build up your foundational knowledge base so you’re prepared for anything.
Novice? No matter.
We curate our curriculum with beginners in mind. Everything builds on top of previous topics, so you can go from module one to done.
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Cat dad to Lunatic (no, really) & Co., The One With Ubuntu, and the “Always Green!” Lab Review Queue.
Learn about all the necessary onboarding info you’ll need to quickly set up all the programs and processes we use while you’re enrolled at Covalence. As you're getting started, we’ll also give you some insight into how you can get help when you need it, and what resources are available to you as a Catalyst student.
Intro to Bootstrap, the Document Object Model (DOM), and jQuery
Building with the Fundamentals of React
Building your own server & API with Node.js and Express
All of the above ... now with TypeScript
Add a relational database, 3rd-party APIs, & user authentication
A front-end and back-end is only as good as the data that it's showing – or retrieving from other services – so we'll teach you how to set up and manage your own relational databases with MySQL, along with some basic ETL protocols and stored procedure techniques to make your life a little easier. Our speciality isn't in database management, so this introduction is intended for web developers that need to set up Full Stack applications – or work in a team that manages their own. You'll also learn how to send transactional emails with Mailgun, process payments with Stripe, and control access to your applications with user authentication protocols.
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