When you’re starting out in tech, figuring out what job to go after and what skills to learn can feel like a huge obstacle. Don’t go it alone!
Our one-of-a-kind digital skill training program will teach you all the core skills every aspiring technologist needs to know and make sure you’re set up for success in the flexible, creative, and lucrative career of your dreams.
The program is divided into 3 distinct phases, each designed to give you exactly what you need when you need it. Scroll down for a description of each phase.
PHASE 1: BUILD YOUR FOUNDATION
Kick things off with a solid foundation in web coding languages, and industry best practices.
BY THE END OF PHASE 1:
You will leave this phase with a built-from-scratch personal portfolio website to use on the job search. It will include three professional quality web projects to show off.
PHASE 2: LEVEL UP
CUSTOMIZE YOUR PATH WITH A PRO!
Now it's time to specialize! Work with your dedicated Career Counselor to customize your learning track to meet your personal goals.
STEP 1: MEET WITH A CAREER COUNSELOR
You've got a firm foundation. Check. What now? Get coaching from our expert career counselors to set you on the right track!
STEP 2: CREATE YOUR OWN LEARNING PATH!
Now that you've met with your career counselor, you're all set to create your own custom path. Take as many classes as you like to build a tech career tailored to your dreams!
BY THE END OF PHASE 2:
You'll have an impressive portfolio of projects and will be ready to work with paying clients.
PHASE 3: GO PRO
PUT YOUR NEW SKILLS TO WORK FOR YOU
Now that you have the skills you need, it’s all about applying them in the real world! In this phase, you’ll work with your Career Counselor to decide what success looks like for you, whether that’s freelancing, remote work or landing a traditional 9-to-5.
LEARN FREELANCE & BUSINESS
Freelancing is the path to the career of your dreams. Whether you're just wanting to build up a portfolio for a regular 9-to-5 or be your own boss, this phase has everything you need to hit the ground running.
LAND YOUR FIRST CLIENT
You now know how to write project proposals, create invoices and price your work. You're ready for your first client. Nervous? No worries! Sync up with your mentor & slay those freelancing fears.
GET THE FULL-TIME TECH JOB
Want a regular 9-to-5? Get a leg up with tech-specific interviewing techniques, and job search tips and tricks. PLUS discover the ins and outs of remote work to make yourself the most competitive candidate you can be.
BY THE END OF PHASE 3:
You will have built a healthy, stable group of freelance clients (making thousands of dollars a month) or have landed a full-time job.
Got a to-do list a mile long? We get it. There's no need to rush through your courses. The following estimates assume you work 1-2 hours a day on your work, but each student can work at their a pace that fits their lifestyle & unique situation.
STAY ON TRACK? 5–8 HOURS A WEEK.
The Break Into Tech course package is designed with you in mind: a hard-working person with a job and a life (which may or may not include kids, appointments, errands, and/or last-minute emergencies). All of your classes will be 100% self-paced and are structured so that you can stay on track in just an hour a day.
START MAKING MONEY? 90 DAYS OR LESS.
Life doesn't stop when you're learning, and neither should making money. As early as Phase 1, you will learn how to freelance with your new skills. You’ll start making your money back in 90 days or less, WHILE you learn to code, and your earning potential will continue to grow with each additional class you take!
COMPLETE THE PROGRAM? 9–12 MONTHS.
Most students take 9–12 months to complete the Break Into Tech course package. If you have a lot of time to devote you can work faster, but we recommend estimating at least 6 months to allow plenty of time for skill retention, freelance work, and milestone projects.
FIND A NEW JOB? ASAP.
Phase 3 of the Break Into Tech program is about one thing only: helping you to launch a new career you love. In a recent alumni survey, 69% of Skillcrush students reported landing a new job or increasing their income within only a few months of completing the program, and many reported getting hired before they finished!
GROW ALONG A COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU? FOR A LIFETIME.
Once you sign up for the Break Into Tech course package you have LIFETIME ACCESS, which means you can come back to the material as often as you like. You’ll also have forever access to our Alumni community, which means that your fellow students will be there for you no matter what comes up!
READY TO LEARN MORE? DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS
For a complete list of classes and find out just what you can expect when you’re getting started on your new career path!
BUILT-IN CHECK-INS AND OFFICE HOURS TO GET YOU UNSTUCK
DEDICATED CAREER COUNSELORS
MAKE SURE YOU’RE LEARNING THE RIGHT SKILLS FOR YOU
VIBRANT STUDENT COMMUNITY
A COMMUNITY OF FELLOW STUDENTS IN A THRIVING ONLINE CLASSROOM
Go ahead and complete every single class—a library of 15 courses (and counting), 500 videos, and over 100 challenges—and return to the material time and again, absolutely FREE. Need to brush up on a past course? Not to worry! You'll have LIFETIME access to it.
Engaging, interactive lessons that help you grasp concepts quickly.
Regular assessments & milestone projects ensure that your skills are ready for prime time.
A growing portfolio of real, built-from-scratch projects for you to display.
Learn what it takes to be “job ready” and get expert advice from Skillcrush:
65+ Ultimate Guides to everything you’ve ever wanted to know about coding, freelancing, applying for tech jobs, making more money, and working remotely.
30+ Master Classes from real experts working in tech, such as freelancers, full-timers, and business founders.
Exclusive career path resources with projects, articles, mockups, practice tasks, and all the inside info you need to build a portfolio, get organized, find a job, and do the job.
Dozens of professional quality code and design samples, plus downloadable cheatsheets for everything you learn!
A weekly job listings email pointing you to the best new careers in tech.
Access to regular expert webinars from Skillcrush staff and alumni.
LIFETIME ACCESS TO ALL PROGRAM MATERIALS
Once you enroll in The Break Into Tech course package, you have LIFETIME ACCESS to all of the course material, which means you can return to it as often as you like.
YOU’RE TIRED OF RESEARCHING & READY TO GET TO WORK
"Analysis paralysis" is real—and infuriating. Stop wasting time researching coding programs and get started TODAY.
YOU WORK FULL TIME
Ready for a major career change but don’t have the time or money to quit your job and enroll in a full-time bootcamp? Yeah, no kidding!
YOU’VE EVER WONDERED IF YOU’VE GOT THE “GOODS”
Have you have ever felt intimidated or out of your league while learning to code? We won’t let that happen! You can absolutely do this!
YOU WANT FLEXIBILITY & JOB SECURITY
Sometimes it can feel like a flexible career and lifelong job security is too much to ask, but we’re here to tell you it’s not. You can have it all!
YOU DON’T WANT TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL
Between student loans and the logistical headache, going back to school isn’t worth it. You know what you should do instead? Learn on your own time, at your own pace.
FLEX TIME, FREE TIME, ANYTIME
“This may not be everyone’s idea of their future career – but my dream literally has come true and is really working. Now that I have tech skills, I do work flexible hours from home as a freelancer. Plus I also recently landed my first ‘proper’ job in 7 years as a junior web developer, which also allows me to work from home for most of the week... So now, I work from home, earn a decent wage, spend time with my children, code (which I love), and continue to learn. Thank you, Skillcrush!”
ANTONIA CRONIN | WEB DEVELOPER
DESIGN YOUR OWN SUCCESS
“About 2 months after I started the course (maybe less?), I applied for a job in tech doing software support that includes some CSS and HTML for a client website redesign. Because I could demonstrate interest and skill in coding, I was able to apply for the job, which required some interest or involvement in tech. It’s amazing to me that I was actually able to change careers pretty quickly, successfully, and relatively inexpensively… My quality of life has vastly improved.”
JESSICA ROWSHANDEL | SOFTWARE SUPPORT
Sign up for your personalized learning program right now! If you’re not completely satisfied within the first 30 days of your program, we’ll give you a full refund.
SIGN UP AND GET STARTED TODAY!
Q: WILL I REALLY BE "JOB READY" AFTER COMPLETING THIS PROGRAM?
A: Yes, absolutely! That's the whole idea of the program: to get you job ready. That said, getting to "job ready" takes commitment, hard work, and going outside of your comfort zone. And as much as we may want to do those things for you, we can't! But if you're ready to hold up your end of the bargain, to work hard, to take risks, and to GO FOR IT, then we promise to do everything in our power to make sure that you start making money with your skills ASAP.
Q: ARE THERE ANY OTHER COSTS I SHOULD BE AWARE OF?
A: Yes, there are some incidental costs that will come up along the way such as software and hosting. We work hard to provide you with free, low-cost, or discounted options whenever possible, but you should expect to spend another $100-250 over the course of your 9-month program.
Q: HOW DOES THE COST COMPARE TO SIMILAR ONLINE PROGRAMS?
A: As far as we know, there is no other online tech learning program out there like this one! No one else offers everything we do in one convenient package, nor do they create a personalized program specifically for each individual student and their career goals. However, you’re welcome to compare us against other online programs and bootcamps that charge thousands of dollars for half the value you get with us. We don’t mind. :)
Q: WHAT IF I NEED TO TAKE A BREAK? CAN I PAUSE THE PROGRAM?
A: Absolutely! We understand life gets in the way sometimes. Maybe you have a big work project or a long overdue vacation coming up? Not to worry. Just put your plan on pause for up to 3 months and resume when you’re ready.
Q: WHAT IF I GET BEHIND? WILL MY CLASSES STILL BE AVAILABLE TO ME?
A: Of course! Once you enroll in The Break Into Tech course package, you have LIFETIME ACCESS to all of the course material, which means you can return to it as often as you like.
And remember your classes are entirely self-paced. While we recommend trying to keep pace with the daily lessons to maintain your momentum, we 100% support you in going through the material at the pace that feels right to YOU.
Q: WHAT KIND OF COMPUTER OR SOFTWARE DO I NEED TO ENROLL?
A: Nothing fancy! You just need a computer with access to the web and a quiet place to work. You should be able to stream videos and download/upload materials like photos and documents. We’ll introduce you to all the software or apps you need as you go through each course, and there are free versions or trials available for both Mac and Windows. Particularly for visual design courses, you'll want to make sure your system supports Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) . You can check the specs you need here.
Q: I'M WORRIED I'M TOO OLD TO MAKE A CAREER CHANGE. IS IT TRUE?
A: No way! Rest assured that if you have this question you are in GOOD company: it's literally the most common concern we hear from our students. You are absolutely not too old to make a career change, no matter WHAT your age is.
The truth of the matter is... code doesn't know how old you are! We totally understand that feeling "too old" can be a challenge and we're more than happy to talk you through your concerns and brainstorm ways to make you feel more comfortable.
Q: I WORK FULL TIME. WILL I BE ABLE TO FIT CLASSES INTO MY BUSY SCHEDULE?
A: Yes, absolutely. We recommend setting aside a minimum of 1-2 hours per day to engage with the course materials, your classmates, and your instructors (and to keep your momentum going!). That said, our goal is to create a program of study that works for you and your schedule, so let us know how much time you have to devote to it and we’ll tailor the program to your needs.
Q: WHY WOULD I PAY WHEN I CAN GET THESE CLASSES ONLINE FOR FREE?
A: The good news is that you CAN start learning tech online for free. But the bad news (and the honest truth) is that the quality and structure of those free tech classes are simply lacking. The content is not as clear, accurate, rigorous, relevant, or up-to-date as paid courses are. This is simply because free classes are often compiled by one or two people in their free time, while our curriculum is designed by a team of top subject matter experts, instructional design professionals, and learning experts. We make sure the classes we give you are of the highest quality, current, and aligned with today’s job market.