Skills Courses
Develop new skills through fun, hands-on projects in a fast-paced, community-driven environment.
10 Weeks
4-6 Hour Commitment / Week
In-Person & Online for Spring 2022
Spring applications will open in January 2022
Skills Courses
Node Lite - intro to data science
Node - data science
Envision - data visualization in D3.js
Source Lite - intro to software development
Source - software development
Convert - intro to digital marketing
Wireframe - intro to website & app design
Vector - intro to graphic design
Not sure which course is right for you?
Learn more about our fall offerings below and get ready to learn a new skills in just 10 weeks from anywhere.
Interested in software development and building beautiful web applications?
Wireframe will teach you how to design beautiful apps in the growing field of user experience (UX) design. Learn more →

Source - will teach you React, a Javascript framework used to make modern web apps. This course is perfect for those who know the basics of how to code. Learn more →

Source Lite - is a great place to start if you've never coded before. Learn more →
Interested in the art of understanding, manipulating, and visualizing data?
Our Node series is offered at three levels, perfect for beginners and advanced data scientists alike.

If you have some coding experience, Node will help you to solidify the fundamentals of data science and learn how to build powerful machine learning models to gain insights from data. Learn more →

Never coded before? Node Lite is perfect for beginners and no prior computer science knowledge is required. Learn more →

If you already a data science pro and want to learn show off your work you'll love Envision. This course teaches D3.js, an advanced framework for data visualization. We assume you already have some experience working with data and code. Learn more →
Interested in creative, media, and design careers?
Convert will teach you how to find new audiences, launch marketing campaigns, and create loyal customers. Learn more →

Vector will teach you how to create stunning graphics and develop your eye for design. Learn more →

Get notified when applications open!
Level up your tech skills in just 10 weeks. Applications for Spring 2022 Skills Courses will open in January 2022.
Learn software engineering, digital marketing, data science, or user experience (UX). Then go rock a high-impact, exciting paid internship. Learn more →
Put your new skills to use on mini projects that benefit your community. Learn more →
You provide the idea, we'll provide personalized mentorship, resources, access to our alumni network.

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Once you've completed one Skills Course, hop right into the next and expand your toolkit!
What happens after you complete a course?
Completing a skills course is the most popular way to join Forge (750+ college students sign up each year!) and it unlocks many avenues of opportunity -

You can think of this as "choose your own adventure". Each student's experience at Forge is unique. There isn't a formula and there's no right or wrong - and we like it that way. Skills courses don't have to be your starting point, but they are the most common way to get involved because it helps to build the foundational knowledge and skillset to take your learning to the next level.

Fall 2021 Schedule

All of our courses meet twice a week: once as a group for a 2 hour workshop, and once in a smaller lab for more personalized training and support.

Fall courses start the week of September 12 and continue weekly for 10 weeks.