Over the last 4 years, the Iron Yard has led the code school industry in preparing students for careers as software developers. The industry as a whole is still young and its leaders face the challenge of a nascent market, as well as the demands facing all institutions in the higher education marketplace.

In considering the current environment, the board of The Iron Yard has made the difficult decision to cease operations at all campuses after teaching out remaining summer cohorts. We will finish out summer classes completely, including career support.

While our journey is coming to an end, we will always take pride in the thousands of people our staff helped to launch new careers.

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Built on strong public-private partnerships and one of the largest and busiest airports in the country, Charlotte has attracted a young, educated and talented workforce ready to tackle the world’s biggest problems through innovative and collaborative efforts. Our coding courses are preparing developers who are up to the challenge.

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Get involved with Charlotte events

We’d love to meet you! We regularly host free crash courses, meetups and other events that are open to the community. View our list of upcoming events or contact us for a schedule.

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Whether you’re just getting started or you’re ready to launch a new career, we have a course for you.

Web Development Basics

2 weeks // Part time

Our part-time course that will help you build fundamental web development skills.


Includes

  • Guided instruction in person
  • Curriculum crafted by The Iron Yard
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Web Development Career Path

12 weeks // Full time

Ready to change your career? Go from zero to junior web developer in a time frame that suits your schedule.


Includes

  • Full-time, expert instructors and mentors
  • Proven career support and employer relationships
  • Career-focused, customizable curriculum
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Interactive Web Development

8 weeks // Part time

Learn the basics of logic and programming and build functional, interactive web apps from scratch.


Includes

  • Guided instruction in person
  • Core concepts of programming, libraries and tools
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Programs available in front-end engineering and back-end engineering.

Try coding for free

Have a couple hours? Get your feet wet and try your hand at some code.

Meet our Charlotte team

Michelle Gruening

Campus Director

Michelle Gruening

Campus Director

A graduate from Clemson University and native of the South, Michelle has always enjoyed taking adventures and meeting new people. After a 7+ year career in the events industry, she looked for her next big adventure and challenge - in came The Iron Yard!

Luke Segars

Instructor

Luke Segars

Instructor

Luke earned both his bachelors and masters in computer science, but has also been an avid side project enthusiast since graduating. During grad school he taught a course for budding computer scientists and realized how accessible and fun coding could be for others and has been excited about it ever since.

Oliver Short

Student Engagement Manager

Oliver Short

Student Engagement Manager

Oliver is a graduate of the The Iron Yard Raleigh’s iOS course and is originally from Durham, NC. When he’s not writing Swift code or on campus in Charlotte, Oliver can usually be found at at the nearest brewery, basketball court, or sizable body of water.

Ben Sterrett

Instructor

Ben Sterrett

Instructor

Ben is coming to The Iron Yard after a 6 year tenure in the web application development scene. Mostly recently a Tech Team Lead in a .NET development shop, Ben has experience working with mentoring and developing teams of developers. Ben has also worked on Java, node.js, and Ruby on Rails.

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