We're looking for talented individuals looking to transform their passion and hustle into a love of programming.

Applications for the Access Code 4.0 cycle are now closed. The 10-month program will launch in September 2017 and run until June 2018.


Access Code Cohorts

The Access Code 4.0 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


4.1 Cohort

36 Students

Full Stack Web

4.2 Cohort

36 Students

iOS (Swift)

4.3 Cohort

36 Students


4.4 Cohort

36 Students


What We Look for in Students

We're looking for dedicated and passionate individuals with demonstrate potential to succeed in the intense program. No coding experience is required but you should expect to give it your all throughout the 10-month program.


Eligibility Criteria

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

  • Young Adults (18+)
  • Strong desire to learn to code and get a tech job
  • Annual salary no more than $45,000
  • No background in coding required
  • Resident of the New York metropolitan area
  • Eligible to work in the United States
  • Able to participate for the full length of the program

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


Intensive & Rigorous

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.


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

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

Pay it Forward Commitment

There are no upfront costs or tuition for the program. 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 that believe in our community mission.

We have a ‘Pay It Forward Commitment’ where all participants commit to giving a percentage of future earnings back to C4Q to help pay for the next class. As part of ‘Pay it Forward’ we ask that all participants to commit to paying 12% of their gross annual salaries for three years upon getting a tech job. We want to ensure that your brother, sister, cousin, neighbor, or friend has the same opportunity to transform their lives.

Your success is our success — only participants who have gotten tech jobs will be expected to contribute.


Application Process

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


1. Submit your application

Fill out an application with background info and questions via the C4Q website. We'll be hosting info sessions if you want to learn more about the program and ask questions before applying. With the application stage, we are looking to identify candidates that fit our target demographic and are committed to learning.


2. Interview and logic tests

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.


3. Attend a workshop

We'll invite select candidates to participate in a sample workshop. This part recreates the class environment and structure to give you an understanding of the intensity of the program and type of learning environment you'll be in over 10-months. There will be a pre and post assessment to help understand how much you've learned over the course of the workshop.


4. 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 characteristics needed to be successful in this type of intensive program. The program kicks off in August of 2017. 


The application deadline for this current cycle is closed.