The next cycle will launch in September 2018 and run until July 2019. The application form will open in May 2018.

Click here for the Access Code 5.0 Interest Form →

Please fill out the Interest Form to receive updates about the program and an announcement when the application is available. This form should take you less than five minutes to complete.

 
 

The Access Code 5.0 program will have a total of 144 students across 4 cohorts of 36 students each. Each cohort will focus on a different programming language: web development, iOS, and Android. 

Full Stack Web

 

5.1 Cohort

36 Students

Full Stack Web

5.2 Cohort

36 Students

iOS (Swift)

5.3 Cohort

36 Students

Android

5.4 Cohort

36 Students

 
 
 

Need: C4Q’s mission is to create pathways to the middle class through technology. Applicants may demonstrate need if they are unemployed/underemployed, or are currently receiving public benefits such as unemployment insurance, Medicaid, subsidized housing, nutrition or income support.

Potential: We're looking for dedicated and passionate individuals with demonstrated potential to succeed in the intense 80+ hour a week Access Code program. No coding experience is required, but applicants should expect to give it their all throughout the 9-month program, including participation during all scheduled classes, workshops, and program events.

Diversity: We highly encourage women, underrepresented minorities, and those without college degrees to apply. 


 
 

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for Access Code, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Young Adult (18+)
  • Committed to working as a full-stack or mobile developer after graduating Access Code
  • Annual salary of no more than $45,000
  • Resident of the New York metropolitan area
  • Eligible to work in the United States
  • Able to participate for all scheduled program classes, workshops, and program events, for the full duration of the program (September 2018 through July 2019)
 
 
 
 

The program requires full commitment and dedication for success. We offer a daytime program as well as a nights and weekend schedule. Both demand over 80+ hours of work in and out of class per week.

 
 
 
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daytime program

  • Monday through Friday from 10AM to 6PM
    • Technical learning and office hours
  • Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7PM - 10PM
    • Workshops and lectures
  • With an additional 30+ hours dedicated to out-of-class
    work per week
 
 
 
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nights and weekends program

  • Monday through Wed evenings from 7PM to 10PM
    • Technical learning and office hours
  • Saturday and Sundays from 10AM - 6PM
    • Office hours, workshops, and non-technical learning
  • With an additional 40+ hours dedicated to out-of-class
    work per week
 
 

There are no upfront costs or tuition for the program.

We aim to remove barriers to learning to code. We provide laptops, a 24/7 space for learning, and other critical resources needed to succeed.

Each participant’s costs are in part funded by our generous community of funders and partners—including Google, Robin Hood, Blackstone, and other tech companies and organizations that believe in our mission. 

We also have a ‘Pay It Forward' commitment where all participants commit to giving a percentage of future earnings back to C4Q. We ask that all participants to commit to paying 12% of their gross annual salaries for 36 months upon getting a tech job. Your success is our success — only participants who have gotten tech jobs above $60,000 will be expected to contribute.

Pay It Forward ensures that your brother, sister, cousin, neighbor, or friend has the same opportunity to transform their lives.

 

 

 
 

The rigorous application process identifies individuals that are ready to commit to learning and to succeeding in the program.


 
 
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1. Attend an Info Session

We'll be hosting info sessions so you can learn more about the program and ask our staff or alumni questions before applying.

 
 
 
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2. Submit your application

Fill out our online application with your background info and questions via the C4Q website. With the application stage, we are looking to identify candidates that fit our target demographic, are committed to learning, and demonstrate passion for building a new career in technology.

 
 
 
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3. Interview and Testing Day

Select candidates from the applicant pool will be invited to an in-person interview and problem solving session led by engineers, experts, and other volunteers from our community. It's an opportunity for us to get to know you better and for you to get to know us. We'll ask questions about your application, and give you an understanding of what skills you'll need to be successful in the course.

 
 
 
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4. Attend the 2-day Coding Workshop

We'll invite select candidates to participate in a 2-day sample coding workshop. The workshop recreates the class environment and structure to give you an understanding of the intensity of the program and type of learning environment. There will be pre-and post-workshop assessments to help understand how much you've learned over the course of the workshop.

 
 
 
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5. [Select Candidates] Bridge

The final selection step for certain candidates will be our 1 month Bridge program, where we will simulate the first Unit of Access Code for those with exceptional potential but requiring more technical preparation prior to the launch of Access Code. Those that demonstrate growth, proficiency, and the commitment required to succeed in the program will be accepted into Access Code.

 
 
 
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Selection and participant notification

Our team takes a holistic approach to selecting participants for Access Code. We're looking for talented individuals who demonstrate the potential to be successful in not just Access Code, but in the tech industry. The program kicks off in September 2018.

 
 

The next cycle will launch in September 2018 and run until July 2019. The application form will open in May 2018.

Click here for the Access Code 5.0 Interest Form

Please fill out the Interest Form to receive updates about the program and an announcement when the application is available. This form should take you less than five minutes to complete.