C4Q teaches coding and professional skills to talented adults from diverse and low-income backgrounds.

Our 10-month program prepares individuals for software engineering jobs at companies like Kickstarter, Capital One, and IBM. Graduates have gone from making $18,000 to over $85,000 a year on average.

The application deadline for this current cycle is closed.


How is C4Q Access Code different from other programs?

Economic mobility

All Access Code participants come from low-income backgrounds. Graduates have gained jobs at leading tech companies and tripled their annual income from $18,000 to over $85,000 on average.

Diverse and inclusive

We aim to create a diverse tech community that's representative of NYC. Cohorts are at least 50% women, 50% underrepresented minorities, 50% immigrants, and 60% do not have college degrees. 


Pay It Forward Commitment

We aim to remove barriers to learning to code. We provide laptops, a 24/7 space for learning, and other resources needed to succeed. The program has no upfront costs. Instead, all participants commit to paying a percentage of their future earnings back to C4Q upon securing a job in the tech industry.

Focus on In-Demand Skills

Access Code teaches the fundamentals of programming across Android, iOS, and web development to ensure up-to-date skills and knowledge. The curriculum is built by our Brain Trust of industry leaders.


We teach computer programming but the curriculum also includes entrepreneurship, professional skills, and career readiness. 


The course requires full-time commitment and absolute dedication, with 80+ hours of course work, in and out of class. To fit different needs, we provide both daytime and nights/weekends schedules.


What Will I Learn?

Over the course of 10-months, expect to spend over eighty hours each week learning to code. From collaborating in hackathons to launching products at Demo Day, Access Code is fully immersive, and designed to train industry ready developers. 



Technical Skills

  • Master the fundamentals of programming
  • Build and publish a mobile app
  • Learn best practices and how to use top industry tools

professional skills

  • Learn about product development, venture capital, and entrepreneurial concepts from industry experts
  • Expand your network by meeting startup founders and technologists

Career Readiness

  • Build your resume and portfolio
  • Pitch your app at Demo Day
  • Prepare for technical interviews and join the tech sector

Build Real-world Innovative Projects

Access Code developers work collaboratively in teams and master industry tools. By utilizing technical skills, product development, and UI/UX training, every Access Code graduate ships real world products during the course of the program.


Student capstone Projects


Graduates are Hired at Leading Companies


Meet a Few of Our Graduates

Our students represent the potential of our community and come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Through our rigorous selection process, we find the best talent to become the next leaders in tech.

To learn about how to hire our talented grads and join our hiring network, check out our hiring page.


Built and Taught by Industry Experts

From student selection to curriculum development to class instruction, Access Code is led by professionals and experts from tech companies and startups. In addition to our teaching staff, we rely on the expertise of our network of volunteers and mentors to make sure everyone is prepared for a job.

Teach a workshop. Mentor a student. Share your knowledge. Help us grow the tech community by becoming a volunteer.


Industry Ready Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed by our Brain Trust of leading technologists and senior engineers from the best tech companies. We ensure that all graduates are equipped with the most up-to-date and in-demand skills.


The application deadline for this current cycle is closed.