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Where to study coding in Johannesburg

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Gauteng is known for its hard work and getting things done. Don’t knock back on Friday at 2 – that’s a Cape Town thing. Besides industriousness, there are also great places to study coding in Johannesburg. Whether you’re interested in software engineering or web development, you’re bound to find a course that suits your pocket and your schedule. We’ve listed six awesome places to study coding in 2019.


  1. WeThinkCode

This non-profit organisation has a unique vision involving no teachers or classes; students learn via a peer-to-peer problem solving environment. The two-year course is sponsored by companies looking to support the development of local tech in the digital economy, which means there are no tuition fees. The aim of the program is to teach students how to solve problems using coding as their tool.

Anyone can apply provided you’re between the ages of 17 and 35, and you’re able to study full-time for two years at one of their campuses, situated in Cape Town or Johannesburg (at 84 Albertina Sisulu Street, Johannesburg CBD). No prior education or coding experience is required. To get into their course, you have to pass their online application process. Successful applicants are invited to participate in a selection bootcamp and then ultimately onto the full-time course.


  1. HyperionDev

HyperionDev offers part-time or full-time 3 month intensive classroom learning experiences in Web Development or Software Engineering. In the Software Engineering course, you’ll master Python and Java and learn to apply important computer science, data science and software engineering principles. The Web Developer course teaches you to build your own dynamic, data-driven web applications. You’ll learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Node.js, MongoDB, Express and React. Basically, you’ll cover back-end, front-end and full-stack web development.

Courses take place at their Cape Town or Johannesburg venues (all courses are also offered online) and include job search support and career coaching. During the course you’ll learn to write industry-quality code with the help of your own mentor. You’ll attend physical classes, while work will be submitted to an online platform.


  1. Code College

Located in Woodmead, Code College offers a wide variety of short and longer courses. There are two categories of courses – ‘short courses’ and ‘Full Stack Web Coding Bootcamps’. They also offer a variety of coding courses for kids, including Scratch, MBot Robotics and Python for kids. Their short courses cover JavaScript, .Net, Java, Android, Python, and more. Many of the courses take place over five days and include an online component.


  1. Incus Data

This institution, located in Centurion, offer a number of programming courses, both virtually and in their physical classrooms. Programming courses include the following: Java, .Net, C and C++, Web Development, Object Oriented courses, as well as other programming courses (e.g. Perl, SQL, Linux, etc.).They also have a variety of one-day technology seminars in JEE, Web Services, Mobile Application Technology and Coding Ethics. You can view their full training schedule here.


  1. Leading Edge

Leading Edge operates from Sandton. The institution offers a variety of short courses in programming and IT. Part-time and full-time study is available. In-person, instruction-led tuition, as well as online training, is offered. Courses include web design as well as programming (HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, Flash and others). There is also training in databases, such as SQL and MySQL.


  1. Damelin

Damelin, which has campuses throughout South Africa, offers both university-level and Further Education and Training (FET) qualifications. They offer a Bachelor of Commerce in Information Management, which takes place over 3 years, full-time. You can choose a career in one of a number of fields, such as Software Development, Database Analysis, E-commerce Management, etc.


In conclusion, if you’re keen to study coding in Johannesburg, we’ve listed some excellent options. HyperionDev, particularly, offers industry-specific courses in a stimulating environment. If you want to change careers in 2019, check out one of these courses. Remember, few industries offer job security like a career in coding. This is a result of the global tech skills gap, and the ever-growing demand for industry expert coders. Let us know if there are any other tech courses in Johannesburg you’d recommend in the comments below.