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Full Stack Software Development

Learn the most popular languages for making websites, web apps, games, animations, and mobile applications. In this track you'll learn front-end and back-end software development, some of today's most versatile and sought-after skills.

What is Software Development?

(and why do we teach it?)

The World’s Top Programming Languages

These languages and frameworks are in the top technologies used, with JavaScript being the world’s most-used programming language, with nearly 70% of the world’s developers using JS in their work according to Stack Overflow.

Design Engaging, Responsive Front-Ends

Discover the power of JavaScript: a language used by nearly every website on the internet to display, animate, and make webpages come to life.

Use Node.js/Express.js to Build Powerful Back-Ends

Learn how to collect and process data using Node.js/Express.js – and also how to manage databases with SQL.

Tap Into The Tech Scene

As the most in-demand language for small to mid-level companies, Node.js/Express.js and Javascript powers the thriving start-up scene, with new jobs opportunities arising daily.

Program Overview

In the Classroom

Part-time, evening classes work around your schedule so you can begin your career transition while continuing to support yourself. Led by instructors who work as professional software developers, classes focus on in-depth, practical projects that prepare you for success in your new career.

Outside of Class

Students are expected to utilize their e-textbook, unlimited tutoring, and organized group study sessions to practice course material outside of class – part of our flipped classroom approach. By studying outside of class, students can use class time to build their projects and get feedback from their instructor.

Job Readiness

Austin Coding Academy’s Full Stack software Development Track is designed to take students from no experience to job ready in under a year. After graduating, students continue to receive support in finding their first job from our Job Placement Course, Director of Job Placement, and various hiring partners.

Course Structure
Pre-Class: Guided 2-Week Prep Course

(Highly Recommended for Enrolled Students)

This course is fully designed to ensure our students are 100% prepared to code on the first day. If you would like a chance to work through your pre-work with an instructor, please attend our FREE Prep Course prior to the first day of Web 101 (choose the prep course date prior to your cohort beginning)! Pre-work is due before class starts so begin as soon as you can!

  • Foundations of HTML & CSS
  • Guided coding exercises & interactive hands-on elements
  • Step by step guide on how to set up coding environment
  • End Goal: We are building a landing page to prepare for Web 101!
2 weeks

Whether you came from our last Learn to Code (link learn to code event page) event or are taking your first steps in coding, this course is guided by an actual web developer who will be your instructor for the 2 week event! We will build a website on our very first day that you can share with friends and family. Let’s get to coding!

Web 101: Intro to Software Development

In Web 101, we start you from the ground up...you’ll learn HTML & CSS to help you build the foundation you need to understand the basics and segway into Javascript. You’ll build a portfolio site, cool landing pages, and even a browser-based game!

  • HTML5 + all new HTML5 APIs
  • CSS3 + Animations and Transitions
  • Version Control Software - Git
  • Responsive Web Design
  • JavaScript Basics & DOM Manipulation
  • Input Control and Form Submissions
8 weeks

JS 211: JavaScript Language Basics

This is when we get into programming properly. Through vanilla JavaScript and Node.js, you’ll solve problems like a developer. How would you build an app to manage your dodgeball team’s roster and keep track of the players’ skill levels?

  • Immersion in Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Build Unit Testing + Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Master Callbacks and Functional Programming
  • Interact with remote APIs and manipulate data
8 weeks

JS 311: Back-End JavaScript

Databases, Authentication, and Hosting, Oh My! In this course you’ll learn all the back-end tools you need to build the behind-the-scenes functionality for web applications. Build projects that can Create, Read, Update, and Delete their data, using MySQL, Node.js, Express.js, and Google Cloud.

  • Shape your own SQL Database
  • Serve Express.js routes
  • Harness the power of Node.js
  • MVC - Model, View, Controller
  • Deploy your own Node Modules
  • Learn to host, deploy and manage your web applications
8 weeks

JS 411: Javascript Front-End

React and Redux are the hotness in the industry. Created and maintained by Facebook, React.js is a library focused on beautiful user interfaces to display information from those robust databases and APIs you learned in previous courses. In this course you’ll also build your capstone project, showing off all the skills you have!

  • Build web apps with React
  • Maintain app state with Redux
  • Build Production grade Apps with Webpack
  • Handle Client-Side Routing
  • Expand your knowledge of Git
  • Deep-Dive into HTTPS protocol
8 weeks

Job 501: Job Placement Course

  • Technical interview prep
  • White-boarding practice and feedback
  • Portfolio support
  • Resume building
  • Networking opportunities and strategies
  • Job-finding strategies
4 weeks

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Job Assistance

of our graduates are employed as software developers within 6 months.


The average salary for a software developer in Texas.

Graduate Job-Ready
Practical Curriculum

Our courses are designed to teach you relevant skills through practical application. Learn in-demand technologies by building real-life projects with feedback from professional developers.

Director of Job Assistance

Receive one-on-one attention from our Director of Job Assistance, who provides resume feedback, sets up interviews and events with companies, helps with applying, and more.

Job Assistance Course

Hone your online presence, resume, and interview skills in our 4-week job assistance course. This course is led by both a professional developer and a recruiter and is free to all Austin Coding Academy graduates.

Hiring Partnerships

Austin Coding Academy maintains working relationships with a host of local companies that depend on our graduates to fill open software development positions.

Student Outcomes
Luke Stenis
Analytics Implementation Engineer
@ Pluralsight
About Luke  
Lillian Situ
Software Engineer
@ data.world
About Lillian  
Greg Swan
Web Application Developer
@ OpenSymmetry
About Greg  

Our Graduates Are Working At

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