What is The Iron Yard?


The Iron Yard is a technology education company that offers full-time and part-time web development courses in person, online and through corporate training programs across the U.S. Our passionate team strives to create real, lasting change for people, companies and communities by equipping a diverse workforce with 21st century digital skills. Since we launched in 2013, we’ve prepared thousands of students for careers in technology.

What do you teach? What courses do you offer?


We offer a variety of courses in web development, both online and in person. Whether you want to begin learning the basics of web development, learn how to build a website, level-up and prepare to launch a completely new career, we have courses for you. View a complete list of our locations and the courses they offer.

Where are your campuses located?


We have campuses in 15 cities across the U.S. - view a complete list here. We are headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina. Our graduates have gone on to work at companies located in cities across the country and abroad.

How much do your courses cost?


We offer a variety of course formats - from introductory online courses to instructor-led immersive courses - and tuition differs for each course. View an overview of tuition, financing options and scholarships here.

Do you offer courses for kids under the age of 18?


Yes! We believe in investing in the local tech economy means investing in educating the next generation. Our local campus teams provide free kids classes regularly. Contact the location nearest you to find out more about local kids classes.

Do you offer part-time courses?


Yes, we offer several part-time courses, including our Web Development Basics and Interactive Web Development courses. View a full listing of our courses.

Do you offer courses online?


We offer several courses online, including our free online introductory courses. View a full listing of our courses.

Do I need to know much about programming to take your courses?


We offer a variety of courses so you can find the perfect one for you, whether you want to change your career, learn to build a basic site or build interactive web apps. Many of our courses are specifically designed for beginners who have no prior experience with code.

Can I hire The Iron Yard to train my employees?


Yes. We’ve worked with hundreds of employees in dozens of companies through our Corporate Training programs. View an overview of our Corporate Training program.

What companies do you work with?


We work with dozens of companies through our Corporate Training programs, as part of our local Advisory Boards and as hiring partners. Some of the companies we've worked with include IBM Design, Microsoft, GitHub, Amazon and AT&T, just to name a few.

Is this a full-stack program?


The definition of a “full-stack” varies widely across the industry (and among individual professionals). While some people argue that a true full-stack developer is rare, most professionals agree that it’s unfair to call a graduate of a code school a “true” full-stack developer. Even if they’ve been exposed to the concepts, the label is a misnomer because they lack experience building and scaling various types of web applications.

Our curriculum covers full-stack concepts, comprised of front-end and back-end programming fundamentals. Graduates of our Web Development Career Path are fully-qualified, junior-level, professional developers. They have specialized in either front-end or back-end technologies, but are fully equipped to understand and contribute in a full-stack development setting.

I'm writing a story and want to talk to someone at The Iron Yard. Who do I contact?


We’re happy to chat! Please email us at press@theironyard.com, or find additional information on our press page.

We often write about our thoughts on education on our blog.

What are the hardware requirements for the Web Development Career Path?


Computer:

  • Manufacturer: Apple
  • Type: Laptop
  • Operating system: At least OS X El Capitan
  • RAM: At least 4 GB
  • Processor: At least 1.4 Ghz
  • Hard drive space: At least 128 GB

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