Full Stack Development Pathway

Combine courses into our Full Stack Development Pathway that covers strong CS fundamentals, builds a strong engineering IQ, and give you a nice full stack technical portfolio.

Full Stack Development Program

About Our Full Stack Development Pathway

Qwasar’s Full Stack Development Pathway combines courses in front-end and back-end development, as well as strong fundamentals in data structures and algorithms. Our comprehensive, elite set of courses are entirely project-based, meaning learners develop a strong technical portfolio as well as desired hard and soft skills required for full stack developer jobs in industry.

Our focus is training learners to Silicon Valley standards, and in developing a breadth and depth of technical skills that other programs don’t. No other pathway offers strong Computer Science fundamentals in C, which are vital for succeeding in technical interviews.

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Find the Program Option that Works For You

Full-time and part-time and flexible pathway options available remotely.

Part-time Professional Flex​

12-24 months

Monthly Sat. meetings

Study on a part-time basis with somewhat flexible options on course meetings. No project deadlines.


Start dates:

13 July 2024

14 Sept 2024

Intensive Bootcamps - Part Time

12-24 months

Tues/Thurs meetings

Study part-time in a highly structured intensive bootcamp. Attendance is required and projects have deadlines.


Start dates:

9 July 2024

10 Sept 2024

Intensive Bootcamps - Full Time​

9-12 months

Mon – Fri meetings

Study in a highly structured intensive bootcamp. Attendance is required and projects have deadlines.


Start dates:

9 July 2024

10 Sept 2024

  • Join a specific cohort
  • Virtual meetings 1-3x per day
  • Learn in a community
  • 100% hands-on learning
  • Accountability & motivation

  • Stack courses back to back
  • OR take breaks between courses
  • Duration estimates are based on back-to-back courses

Set Yourself on a Path for Top Full Stack Jobs

Companies are pretty clear about what they want in their candidates.

You should be asking the question, “How does our curriculum align with the job description of companies I want to work for one day?”

Here’s a list of companies or types or companies looking for candidates with the specific skill set and experience that aligns with this program’s curriculum:

  • Financial industry – Capital One, Discover, JP Morgan Chase, etc.
  • Tech: Airbnb, Stripe, Blend, Twilio, etc.
  • Consulting: Deloitte, PwC, McKinsey, Accenture, etc.
  • Retail: Nike, Lululemon, Lowes, Home Depot, etc.

Languages and Tools

Languages and tools covered throughout the full stack developer Pathway:

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Javascript
HTML
CSS
node js
SQL
python
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react
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Full Stack Development Pathway Courses

Courses and programs that make up the Full Stack Pathway include:

Introductory to Intermediate C Programming

This course focuses on software engineering principles, as well as strong fundamentals in data structures and algorithms. Learners will cover fundamental computer programming concepts including arrays, strings, algorithms, pointers, hash data structures, and software architecture. This course gives you a solid foundation in computer programming fundamentals!

Intermediate Full Stack Development

This course focuses on front-end and back-end development, as well as strong fundamentals in data structures and algorithms. Learners will focus on front-end and back-end languages including Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Javascript, HTML, CSS, Typescript, React, PostgreSQL, PHP, REST APIs, and Liquid. Our projects include a focus on databases, intermediate object-oriented design, relational databases, and deploying to the cloud.

Option 1: Intermediate React.JS

This course focuses solely on programming in React. Learners will develop intermediate programming skills in React.js before moving to larger projects. In the second half of the course, learners will deal with state management, component lifecycles, routing, performance optimization, testing, type checking, and using React for backend programming.

Option 2: Intermediate Full Stack Java

Our Intermediate Java course focuses on developing solid capabilities and confidence in using Java and Spring to develop enterprise-level applications. The course starts with Java basics, covers UML and object-oriented design, before moving to more advanced projects that require garbage collection, memory management, ORM, MVCs, security best practices, and tuning performance.

YOUR LEARNING JOURNEY

Learning Top Skills is Tough

Learning skills is like learning a sport, a musical instrument, or cooking: it takes time, learning by doing, trial and error, and lots of practice. NBA players don’t get good by watching lectures or videos. Skills-based learning at Qwasar is TOUGH.

DO NOT GIVE UP
The key to our Pathways is to not give up. No matter how difficult the problem is in front of you, do not give up. Great engineers do not give up but instead apply structured problem solving.

EARN AN ELITE CERTIFICATE
After your hard work and upon completing the program, learners will earn a certificate from Qwasar Silicon Valley for the Elite Full Stack Developer Certificate.

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How Learning Works

What you will be doing throughout the courses.

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PROJECTS

Each course has a series of projects to complete that last 1 day to up to 3 months. These are problems and challenges to build software based on certain requirements and restrictions.

One example of a project would be to build a task-management software with tags, permissions, and a basic user interface.

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EXERCISES

Each course also has coding exercises to complete. These are accessed through our software and your code is auto-graded to ensure it is up to speed and functioning. This is part of the learning process. We have over 800 exercises in our library with thousands of test cases!

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ROLE PLAY

We use role play to develop soft skills such as job negotiations or conflict resolution. We also use role play in technical interview practice where participants will both be the interviewee and the interviewer. This dual-sided perspective is unique to our courses & helps build better interviewees.

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GAMIFICATION

Our system is gamified, meaning that you will earn and spend “Qpoints.” As you complete peer code reviews, you earn points and as you submit your projects for review, you will spend Qpoints.

What Sets Us Apart

Silicon Valley Standards

We train to standards set by Silicon Valley for full stack developers. This means the level is much higher than that of bootcamps, and higher than that of CS degrees. Your specialty is being an elite developer at a world-renown level.

Technical Skills & Knowledge

Thanks to the depth and breadth of our curricula, you acquire a level of technical skills and knowledge that learners in other programs or bootcamps simply never acquire.

Strong Back-end Skills

The vast majority of bootcamps don’t cover data structures or algorithms. CS degrees don’t cover hands-on application of theory or actually developing software architecture. We cover both and your strong back-end skills and experience with databases, data structures, and algorithms will set you apart from other candidates.

Depth of Technical Portfolio

Learners develop a technical portfolio that has depth and shows the extent of their technical skills and ability to handle databases, deployments, and development. Neither bootcamps nor CS degrees offer this.

Why Qwasar

Why pay more, study less, and then spend 6-12 months trying to find a job (at a bootcamp or CS degree), when you could pay less, study more, and give yourself a much higher chance of gaining employment at (or before) graduation?

Unlike others, our learning model is backed by significant learning science and the learning experience is rooted in learning by doing and in a learning community.

Our employment rates are within 2 months of graduating, not 6 or 12, and most learners gain employment before they finish the curriculum.

We’re way cheaper than other options, and offer flexible learning opportunities.

We list some of the reasons why you should consider Qwasar:

  • Train to Silicon Valley standards
  • MUCH greater depth of fundamentals, data structures, algorithms
  • Freedom and flexibility in learning – i.e. time to learn what you don’t understand
  • Hugely diverse and welcoming learning community
  • Depth and breadth of languages, technical skills, and frameworks covered
  • Extensive technical interview, resume, and profile training/resources
  • Industry-leading coding and learning management platform
  • Access to alumni network for referrals to jobs
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Real Employer Partnerships and High Employment Rates

Qwasar works directly with employers and hiring partners who recruit from our programs. Partners include LinkedIn, Capgemini, Workday, Claris, Accenture, Crowdstrike, and more.

Many employers have reached out to us to recruit directly from our programs. Qwasar is recognized in industry for its superior programs, curriculum, and graduates, and as a result, our learners often have significantly better opportunities for recruitment into jobs, internships, and apprenticeships compared to bootcamp grads.

As of June 2022, our programs have a 95% employment rate for learners who finish the program, with most learners gaining employment before they finish the program. The employment rate is calculated within 6 weeks of graduation, NOT 6-12 months after graduation.

What to Expect

At Qwasar, you are responsible for your learning, just as you would be responsible for your work in a job. Problem-based learning involves finding, trying, and building solutions. With no single source of truth and no answers provided, it’s up to you to figure out how to make your code work, when and how to ask for help, and how to successfully build software in a team.

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Join us for a session on what learning is like at Qwasar. Sign up to learn more about our program options and how each cohort works:

Join an Outstanding Learning Community!

Joining Qwasar is about joining a learning community. Learning on your own is hard, watching online videos can be boring, and sharing your learning journey (and certainly lots of jokes) with others is important.

 

Our platform and Discord chat, as well as our program meetings, are all about building and participating in the community. Depending on your Course and Course Option, you will have access to:

  • Group debugging sessions
  • Small group sessions
  • Virtual coworking rooms
  • Sophisticated peer code review system
  • Coding collaboration workshops and pair programming
  • Our lively Discord online chat (with a tech news section and a meme section)

Transitioning Careers? Join the Club!

Qwasar is home to quite a few career switchers. We have people who are or were: baristas, retail associates, medical assistants, accountants, professional musicians, biomedical researchers, teachers, finance directors, IT support professionals, network engineers, mechanical engineers, college students in non-technical fields, business analysts, writers, translators, and more.

We also have career returners and veterans in the community.

Chances are high that you’ve got transferable skills. Here’s an example we put together for people transitioning from accounting:

A 6-Step Guide on How to Transition From Accounting to Tech

Check Job Descriptions: Our Curriculum Aligns to Employer Demands

Our curriculum is based on what employers are looking for in full stack developers.
Other programs don’t cover the minimal level required by Tier 1 tech companies.

Here’s how we stack up:

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Bootcamps

CS Degree

Hands-on experience designing and implementing software architecture, able to contribute to architecture discussions

X (architecture provided)

Limited

Good at structured problem solving to efficiently debug code and to anticipate potential problems

X (debugging not required)

X (debugging not required)

Ability to translate project description into technical specifications while asking clarifying questions and handling ambiguity

X (ambiguity eliminated)

Limited

Experience with the software development lifecycle, i.e. built multiple full stack applications from scratch

X

X

Proven experience with front-end development (HTML, CSS, Javascript, React, Ruby on Rails, Typescript, AWS Amplify, etc.)

Limited

Depends by student

Proven experience with backend development, databases, and database design (Ruby, Java, Python, Go, SQL, etc.)

X

X

Habituated to collaborating to solve problems, pair programming, and communicating in-person and remotely

Limited

X

Experience building websites, webpages, web applications, mobile-friendly applications, etc.

Limited

Limited

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Qwasar vs. Others

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