THE BREAK INTO TECH BLUEPRINT

LEARN ALL THE SKILLS YOU NEED TO LAND THE JOB


Learn the tech skills & money-making strategies to make a more lucrative, flexible, and creatively fulfilling career your new reality.

Absolutely no prior experience in tech required.


Here's What You'll Get in the Break Into Tech Blueprint

Gaining a new skill is one of life’s great joys, and it’s even more fun if you don’t go it alone. We’ve spent thousands of hours making sure that Skillcrush is the engaging, one-stop shop for everything you need in order to realize your career goals.

SKILL TRAINING

Gain the super-marketable technical skills you need to work as a professional designer or developer.

GUIDANCE & SUPPORT

Every class is taught by an expert instructor who is there to help you learn—and learn fast. No email ever goes unanswered, and you can ask questions in real time via weekly live chats.

COMMUNITY

First and foremost, Skillcrush is a learning community where you will meet and network with thousands of other tech workers who are making a living all over the world.

PRACTICAL CAREER COACHING

As soon as you enroll you’ll be matched up with a dedicated career counselor who will meet with you monthly to customize the curriculum to your specific career and life goals.

LIFETIME ACCESS

Once you enroll you'll have lifetime access to all your Skillcrush program material, which means you’ll have access to your classes and material forever. You never have to worry that you’re falling behind, and you can return to the program material as often as you like.

Here’s Everything You’ll Learn to Transform Your Career 

You’re here because you need a change, but your time is precious. That’s why our team of experts and industry professionals has designed a streamlined and tightly structured curriculum to teach you exactly what you need to know, in as little as one hour a day.


PHASE ONE

Gain the Foundational Tech Skills Every Forward-Thinking Professional Needs to Know

HTML & CSS

GIT & GITHUB

BUILD & LAUNCH A WEBSITE

Kick things off with a solid foundation in common coding languages, and industry best practices. In this phase you’ll:  

  • Code & launch websites using HTML and CSS, the two coding languages that power every single website in the world.
  • Start using Git, the version control software used by every major tech company, to track your projects, giving you one of the most important skills a professional technologist must know.
  • Code and launch your very own personal portfolio—from scratch.



BY THE END OF PHASE 1: You will leave this phase with a built-from-scratch personal portfolio website and a solid foundation in web development and professional workflow best practices.


PHASE TWO

Level Up Your Skills to Make Money Like the Boss You Were Born to Be

VISUAL DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS

BRANDING

VISUAL DESIGN PROFESSIONAL

 

RESPONSIVE WEB DEVELOPMENT

JAVASCRIPT

INTRODUCTION TO WORDPRESS

WORDPRESS BEST PRACTICES

 

RUBY  

 

SINATRA & ACTIVERECORD  

 

RUBY ON RAILS  

 

It’s always good to be well rounded, but the real money is made by those who specialize. Many people describe this as being T-shaped—you know a little bit about a lot of things and then go deep in one discipline.  

In this phase, you’ll work with your dedicated Career Counselor to pick your desired specialization and customize your learning track to meet your goals. In the process, you’ll:  


  • Discover the tech job or job path that will keep you motivated and excited to learn more for years to come
  • Master the core technical skills of your chosen path, and put them into practice building a portfolio of projects
  • Rapidly improve your technical skills in your chosen area of expertise, so that you can compete with anyone, even someone with years of experience 
  • Land your very first paying client! There’s nothing more motivating than seeing a return on your investment of time and money, which is why you’re going to get out there right away.

 

Depending on your chosen learning path, you’ll also learn:

  

  • The branding, identity, and visual design skills to kick ass as a Visual Designer
  • The JavaScript & Responsive Web Development skills every Front End Designer is required to know
  • The WordPress skills that will allow you to make thousands of dollars as a WordPress Developer  


 

BY THE END OF PHASE 2: You'll have added an impressive collection of professional-quality projects to your existing portfolio, and have the skills you need to land higher-paying client projects. 


PHASE THREE:

Turn Your New Skills Into Cold Hard Cash

INTRO TO FREELANCING

BUILDING A FREELANCE BUSINESS

POLISH YOUR CAREER MATERIALS

You’ve been working hard to learn new skills, and now it’s time for those skills to work for you. Whether you’re looking to supplement your current income, gain the kind of flexibility that only comes from being your own boss, or land a new full-time tech job, we’ve got you covered.  

In this phase, you’ll once again work hand-in-hand 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, and plan your curriculum accordingly. You’ll also:

  

  • Get your entire freelancing house in order, so that you know you’re always putting your most professional foot forward. That means preparing everything you’ll need, including a business & marketing plan, project proposals, invoicing templates, client contracts, an accounting system, and much more.
  • Practice the “snowball technique” for pricing your work, so that you can build up to a $50...$60...$70,000 salary faster than you ever thought possible.
  • Set up repeatable systems that allow you to get a steady stream of clients & make more money.
  • Rapidly grow your pipeline of potential clients to make sure you always have more work to do.


Plus, you’ll learn:  


  • How to position yourself on LinkedIn and other social media platforms, such that recruiters come find you. 
  • How to create a resume and cover letter that will make you irresistible to hiring managers, and how to approach interviews from a learning mentality to maximize the return on your time spent job hunting.
  • The best tech-specific interview techniques, so you’ll always be prepared for any job-interview whiteboard or code-pairing exercise.



BY THE END OF PHASE 3: You will have built up a healthy, stable group of freelance clients, be ready to make thousands of dollars a month, and be interviewing for your dream remote and/or full-time job.

Download the Break Into Tech Blueprint Syllabus

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Accelerate your learning—and earning—through the power of personalized career coaching

9 Monthly Career Coaching Sessions, Included with Enrollment

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. At Skillcrush, you will not be alone!

Your dedicated career counselor will be there for you throughout your Skillcrush journey. You will meet monthly to discuss your career goals, make sure you’re set up for success, and navigate any potential bumps in the road.

Risk Free, 30-Day Money Back Guarantee

The Break Into Tech Blueprint will change your life. That said, we want you to feel protected, which is why if you’re not completely satisfied with the program within the first 30 days of enrolling, we’ll give you your money back.

That’s right, we’ll refund you the full enrollment fee even if you’ve already completed all the classes. You have absolutely nothing to lose, and a lot to gain.  

CHOOSE THE PLAN THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU

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$149

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Here’s What to Expect When You Enroll—1, 3, and 9 Months From Now

Enrollment for the Break Into Tech Blueprint closes on May 7, 2018!

Read on to find out what to expect on your first day at Skillcrush and in the coming months as you work through the entire Break Into Tech Blueprint program.  

  • Get Oriented & Connect with Your Instructors

    Day 1

    The very first thing that will happen when you enroll is that you'll go through our Orientation. The Orientation is a super simple, five-lesson class that will get you acquainted with the Skillcrush learning platform, teach you how to connect with your Skillcrush instructor, and make sure you have everything in place to get busy changing your career.

  • Hit The Ground Running Learning To Design & Code

    Week 1



    Your job your first week is to take all your motivation & energy and hit the books HARD. You'll begin with your Phase 1 classes learning HTML, CSS & Web Design. You'll also get acquainted with all your classmates and start building some awesome projects.

  • Start Making Money

    90 Days

    Life doesn't stop when you're learning, and neither should making money. During Phase 1, you'll start freelancing 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 complete!

  • Complete The Program

    9 Months

    Most students take 9-12 months to complete The Break Into Tech Blueprint. If you have a lot of time to devote you can work faster, but we see that our most successful students devote at least 6 months to allow plenty of time for skill retention, freelance work, and milestone projects.

  • Land a job

    ASAP

    Phase 3 of The Break Into Tech Blueprint 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!

Here’s What To Expect When You Enroll—1, 3, And 9 Months From Now

Enrollment for The Break Into Tech Blueprint closes on May 7, 2018!

Read on to find out what to expect on your first day at Skillcrush, and in the coming months as you work through the entire Break Into Tech Blueprint program.  

Day 1 GET ORIENTED & CONNECT WITH YOUR INSTRUCTORS The very first thing that will happen when you enroll is that you'll go through our Orientation. The Orientation is a super simple, five-lesson class that will get you acquainted with the Skillcrush learning platform, teach you how to connect with your Skillcrush instructor, and make sure you have everything in place to get busy changing your career.


Week 1 HIT THE GROUND RUNNING LEARNING TO DESIGN & CODE Your job your first week is to take all your motivation & energy and hit the books HARD. You'll begin with your Phase 1 classes learning HTML, CSS & Web Design. You'll also get acquainted with all your classmates and start building some awesome projects.


Day 90 START MAKING MONEY Life doesn't stop when you're learning, and neither should making money. During Phase 1, you'll start freelancing 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 complete!


9 Months COMPLETE THE PROGRAM Most students take 9-12 months to complete the Break Into Tech Blueprint. If you have a lot of time to devote you can work faster, but we see that our most successful students devote at least 6 months to allow plenty of time for skill retention, freelance work, and milestone projects.


ASAP LAND A JOB Phase 3 of the Break Into Tech Blueprint 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!

The Value of Your Skillcrush Education—Understanding Your Return on Investment 

One of the single best investments you can make is in yourself. When you enroll in The Break Into Tech Blueprint, you are doing just that: investing in your skills, knowledge, and future earning potential.

At Skillcrush, you will learn the skills you need to break into a high-paying, flexible career in technology. What would it mean to you to make an extra $5–10,000 this year? What if you did that next year too? And the year after?


AVERAGE SALARIES IN TECH

WEB DESIGNER $61,000

WEB DEVELOPER $76,000

FRONT END DEVELOPER $92,000

VISUAL DESIGNER $87,000

WORDPRESS DEVELOPER

 $85,000

Let’s Review—Here’s Everything You Get When You Enroll

12 skill & career training classes, featuring over 500 “learning hours” to make sure that you learn all of the skills you need to break into tech


5 milestone projects & activities to build your portfolio


3 professional skill assessments to ensure that your skills are professional grade


9 monthly career counseling sessions


24/7 email & chat support


30 master classes taught by industry experts


Hundreds of downloadable code samples, design files, and printable cheat sheets


25+ client proposal, resume, invoicing, project management templates

PLUS...


Lifetime membership to the Skillcrush alumni community


Lifetime access to program material

Start Your Career in Tech Today

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The Break into Tech Blueprint Will Change Your Life— Read Stories of Our Successful Students

Our business is making sure you have to the skills you need to succeed: financially, creatively, and personally. Below, read stories of students whose careers—and lives—were forever improved because they enrolled in Skillcrush.


“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

“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


“I like how I don't have a boss blowing down my neck 9-5 making sure that I'll do my work. I like how I can do my work when it fits with my general workflow (sometimes that's late at night). It also gives me the freedom to price myself, continuing to build my self-confidence to stand up for my worth.”

LILY MONTEMAYOR | FREELANCE DESIGNER


Skillcrush helped me supercharge my graphic design skill set! What makes Skillcrush special is the supportive community of classmates, instructors and mentors. They answered all my questions about projects, class material and even gave career advice! I highly recommend Skillcrush to anyone who is interested in a career in tech!

ANN MARIE MAPP | DESIGNER

Thank you Skillcrush! As of today I am my own boss. :) Couldn't have done it without your support! *grateful* 

ALEXANDRA EMTORP | WEB DEVELOPER


“Since the Skillcrush Blueprint, I dived head first into web development. I'm still in my full time job and working freelance building websites. I landed my first client only a few months out of the blueprint and 6 months later I'm well into my third! I'm also applying to Front-End Developer jobs, and just the fact that I feel skilled enough and confident enough to apply to them is amazing. I think that's probably my favorite takeaway from Skillcrush. CONFIDENCE! Tech skills are all well and good but skills alone are nothing if you aren't confident enough to put them to use. That's what sets Skillcrush apart from other online learning. Under a year since the blueprint I shifted from "I want/am trying to be a web developer" to "I am a kick-ass web developer!"

BRIANNA HAYLEY


"I recently started another job too: I work on a business management team for a software company, assisting lots of different businesses as clients. My salary doubled, I have full benefits, and I work remotely with no commute." 

CHELLI JOHNSON | VISUAL DESIGNER

“I was a lab technician at a dentistry [office], and, by the end of my Blueprint, I received a job offer at a printing and advertising company in my hometown.” 

BIANCA BLOW | VISUAL DESIGNER


I had my first client during my first Skillcrush blueprint. It has been a little over a year that I finished my first Skillcrush blueprint and I have two long-term freelance contracts that are keeping me very busy. I am getting so much work that I have had to turn projects away. The best part about my new career as a Full Stack Developer is that I set my own schedule while making good money. Actually, I make better money now with less work than I have in my previous jobs. It really is the best way for me to have the work/life balance that I need. Skillcrush helped to give me the foundation I needed to get started in a career I truly enjoy. Thank you! 

REBECA GODIN


I completed the Skillcrush blueprint last year, and it has given me the confidence to leave my job and pursue a full-time engineer position! The instructors and student community were so supportive and friendly, a huge advantage compared to other online learning programs!

LISA HUANG | FOUNDER AT FOODANDCHAATTER

Skillcrush makes the barriers of entry to tech tiny. The tuition is low, and even then, monthly financing plans are low. If you fall off track, you can take the course over again. If you forget something, everything is saved. Google may be a developer's best friend, but Skillcrush is a developer's really cool aunt.

KELSEY FECHO | FREELANCE WEB DEVELOPER


To sum up my experience in a few words, joining Skillcrush was like joining a family :) Everyone has been supportive through thick and thin.

Deciding to make the transition from a business background to a tech career in my early twenties, alongside my Master's, has been a challenging and an exciting journey so far. I can vouch for the fact that it wouldn't have been the same without the Skillcrush community; and I'd like to thank everyone at Skillcrush for the amazing support during the most difficult phase of my life.

ALLAN PATEL


Your videos, articles, and blogs really changed my thoughts about programming and what I thought of myself. Now I've made a complete 180 and I'm on track to achieve my life goals in the next 5-10 years. I don't know how to thank you more. I am so grateful for what you've done for me, thank you so much.

LAURA GONZALES

I just wanted to send a quick email thanking you for the Skillcrush Blueprint. It was exactly what I was looking for in order to start my career in tech. Within a month of completing the Blueprint and after sending out resumes and cover letters, I received an offer for a Web Designer role in Downtown Seattle at a marketing firm.

RYAN SPROUSE


The confidence my Skillcrush Blueprint gave me to "start before I was ready" made all the difference in the world. Feeling like I have endless options for how to move forward in my career through tech, allowing me to spend more time with my 5 young kids, travel to see my family that's spread all over the world, all while pursuing things I'm truly passionate about AND making a healthy income, is all thanks to my Skillcrush Blueprint!  

ÉILIS CASSIDY-WETZSTEIN


Skillcrush has given me the ability to get past my imposter syndrome and start looking for that remote job. Thanks for all the support.

SUZANNE FLEURBAAIJ | WEB DESIGNER

Because of Skillcrush, I have a little more freedom in my life. They've given me the tech skills I needed to start my journey in freelancing and becoming my own boss! 

CLAIRE KIRBY


While learning @skillcrush I was diagnosed with a tumor. However, I was able to continue at my own pace during my good days. I don't have a 9 to 5 and currently can't have one due to my bad days. But I'm able to keep myself afloat with my "side hustle income" by working with clients on my good days. I judge myself relentlessly but I'm still moving forward, no matter how slowly, with my new career in tech.

CAROLINE DIKIBO


Adda, your site is awesome. I tried to learn how to code years ago on my own, and I got the gist, but I didn't really understand what I was doing in the way I do now. Since I've been taking your blueprints, I realize it doesn't have to be as complicated as I originally made it. You have a way of simplifying everything, to make a seemingly daunting task much more approachable and manageable. Knowing the "what" is key to learning, but knowing the "why" is key to understanding, and you provide both those things in an effortless, fun and approachable way. Thanks for all you do!

DIEDRE FOX

Skillcrush has given me the skills and the confidence I needed to quit my full time job and jump into self employment. I left in March and have been working from home remotely with clients all over the country. I did the course and am so happy I made the choice I did. I get to be home with my babies and work doing something that doesn't feel like a dead end job. There's so many opportunities open for me now. I'm so glad I invested in myself and made this jump!

CHANTELLE ROBERTS | CREATIVE DIRECTOR AT EXCELLED DESIGNS

Looking For More Information? Get Answers To Your Top Questions

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?

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. Since you have Lifetime Access to all the material, we’ll be right here waiting for you when you get back!

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: WHAT IF I GET BEHIND? WILL MY CLASSES STILL BE AVAILABLE TO ME?

A: There’s absolutely no “behind” at Skillcrush. You’ll have LIFETIME access to all of the course in The Break Into Tech Blueprint courses and projects, so you can review anything anytime you like. 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: WHY SHOULD I PAY TO LEARN TO CODE WHEN I CAN LEARN 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.

Start Your Career in Tech Today  

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