Career Changer



Welcome to SC Codes!

This is the perfect place to start if you’re interested in gaining the foundational skills needed to transition into a tech career!

First thing’s first – We’re so excited you’ve found us and we can’t wait to get to know you! We’ll start by sharing a little about us before diving in.

SC Codes is a learning platform that gives all South Carolina residents free access to code education. No strings attached. What makes us so special is our high-quality, custom-built curriculum and our amazing network of mentors – all available with just a few clicks of your mouse.

Our goal is to equip you with the necessary technical skills needed to move onto the next steps in your career-changing journey. These next steps may include further education, fellowship/internship, or an entry-level software developer position.

Below, you’ll find a few suggestions on where to go from here and how to get the most out of your experience with us

Expected Outcomes 


Pre-learning outcomes:

    • Understanding of how to access & navigate the SC Codes library of courses
    • Understanding of how to successfully take an SC Codes course
    • Understanding of how to get help with a course if you become stuck
    • Understanding of what pathway & courses to take to achieve your career goals

Learning outcomes: 

    • Learners will be prepared for entry-level interviews into software development roles 
    • Learners will be able to create and maintain web sites & simple web applications 
    • Learners will understand how to pivot their unique talents into new career opportunities

Where to begin

We recommend all new SC Codes learners start here! This course will ensure you know how to navigate the learning platform, ask for help, and get the most out of your courses. You’ll also be introduced to the best ways to connect with a mentor.

Frontend web development is the practice of converting data to a graphical interface, through the use of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, so that users can view and interact with that data. In other words, frontend developers are responsible for the look and feel of a site.

Backend Development is also known as server-side development. It is everything that the users don’t see and contains behind-the-scenes activities that occur when performing any action on a website. It focuses primarily on databases, backend logic, APIs, and Servers.


Suggested Resources

We’ve compiled a list of our favorite resources for career-changers. These resources may include videos, blog posts, articles, podcasts and more. We also love when learners share the resources they’ve found value in, so please reach out if there’s a resource you’d like to share with others. And check back here frequently for additions and updates!

Career Changer YouTube Playlist

Blog: My Code Story

Create your profile on GitHub!

Video: Frontend vs Backend Development

JavaScript 30

Hang Out With Us

We would love to get to know you more through a virtual course, our monthly info session, or Slack. If you’re not familiar with Slack, it’s an easy to use (and free) messaging app that the SC Codes team and learners use as our primary communication tool. It’s also a very widely used app in the tech industry!

Join us on Slack!

Connect with a Mentor

Keep an eye on our Event Calendar or follow us on social media to stay in the know!