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Software Engineering Career Track Prep Course

Learn the foundational web development skills — HTML, CSS, and JavaScript — you need for the coding career you want.

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Software engineering prep in no time

Get ready for the Springboard Data Science Career Track fast. In just four to six weeks, learn the core tools and foundational concepts you’ll need.

By the end of this course you will:

  • Develop introductory software engineering basics in CSS, HTML, and Javascript

  • Develop a software engineering mindset and foundation through small, hands-on exercises.

  • Try out the Springboard experience — projects, mentorship and more

  • Confidently tackle the Springboard Software Engineering Career Track Technical Skills Survey and determine whether a software engineering career is right for you

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What you’ll learn in this software engineering prep course

In this prep course, you’ll learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and complete exercises or quizzes that will prepare you for the Technical Skills Survey (TSS). Once you pass the TSS, you’ll have the option to enroll in the Software Engineering Career Track bootcamp.


2: CSS

3: JavaScript

4: Technical Skills Survey

5: Exercises and Quizzes

6: Congratulations

Topic 1: HTML

In this opening unit, you’ll learn how to build well-designed web pages using HTML. 

  • Learn HTML basics, such as adding text elements and links to a web page

  • Understand how to add more robust HTML pages using tables and forms

  • Submit your first coding exercises

How you’ll learn in this software engineering prep course

This course mirrors the Springboard Software Engineering Career Track, so you’ll see how a results-focused approach sets you up for the career you want.

Prep with expert curriculum

Learn from Colt Steele, the world’s leading coding instructor, who has helped design this custom program to accelerate your prep.

Learn online, not alone

You’ll meet with your mentor weekly. They work in the industry and will give you feedback on projects, answer questions, and give you insight into what it’s really like to be a coder.

Grow your skill with hands-on learning

The best way to learn is to do. You’ll apply new skills throughout the course working on exercises and completing quizzes created and curated by industry experts.

  • Personalized guidance to move you forward

    Build skills faster with an industry expert in your corner.

  • Accountability at every step

    Weekly calls with your mentor mean blockers will be removed and you’ll stay on track.

  • Industry insight on call

    Your mentor is a window into the industry and will provide guidance and an insider's perspective.

Mentor: Lahiru G

Software Engineer

Mentor: Eddy Sayar

Software Engineer

Mentor: Roy Zheng

Sr. Software Engineer

Mentor: Jessica McElroy

Software Engineer


  • No prior coding experience is required

  • All professional and educational backgrounds welcome

  • Must have a Mac or PC and an internet connection


Cohorts begin every Monday. Complete the course in four to six weeks or approximately 60 hours.

One-time payment

Receive a tuition credit of $490 if you apply and are accepted into the Software Engineering Career Track bootcamp.

What’s included in the tuition:

  • Curriculum created by educators and experts in Python and data science with proprietary learning content, practice exercises, quizzes, and projects

  • Six weekly sessions (30 minutes each) with your expert mentor, including review of exercises and your final project, plus a dedicated student advisor and student operations support

  • Lifetime access to the curriculum and practice exercises

  • Preferential application review and admissions fast-tracking for the Springboard Data Science Career Track upon successful course completion

Already have coding experience?

Become a software engineer backed by the Springboard Job Guarantee with our Software Engineering Career Track bootcamp.

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