What Makes Us Different

We are much more than
a school or certificate program.

Want to know what makes us different?

College CS Degree

Holistic education,
predominatly not skills-based

For top-tier high
school students

4 years long

Schedule depends
on class availability

$153K

Student responsibility (loans) -
pays regardless of job outcome

Not job-focused

No stipend

Holistic, skills-based
education for software development

For anyone

40 weeks long

Weekdays 9:00am - 6:00pm
(or 7am - 10pm if you want
to work longer)

2.5% to 21% of first three years' salary

Financed by Learners Guild
- repayment
hinges on successful
student employment

Job-focused

Up to $1500/month stipend

Bootcamp

Quick 'finishing school'

Has a degree,
looking to brush up

10-12 weeks long

Put life on hold,
work 7 days a week,
around the clock

$13K

Student responsibility (loans) -
pays regardless of job outcome

Job-focused

No stipend

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Adults shouldn't be taught like children

We give feedback, not grades. We favor collaboration over competition.

Coding is a team sport

It takes diverse perspectives and experiences to create the software the world needs.

Learning is lifelong

Technology is constantly changing; it’s not what you know today, but what you can learn tomorrow.

Your Path to Becoming a Web Developer

At Learners Guild, technical development is divided into sequential learning phases. You can progress through the program as fast as you’d like, but each phase is a maximum of eight (8) weeks long. In each phase you acquire new skills, put them into practice and then demonstrate your proficiency as you interview for the next phase. The interviews are structured like tech job interviews, so by the time you make it through program, you’ll gain the confidence you need to land that first job.

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Phase 1 Programming Fundamentals Coding challenge and interview
Phase 2 Web Development Fundamentals Coding challenge and interview
Phase 3 Full Stack Projects Coding challenge and interview
Phase 4 Apprenticeship
Phase 5 Career Prep

Phases 1 and 2 build foundational skills similar to a bootcamp; Phases 3 and 4 apply those skills on practice and live deployment projects under the apprenticeship of a professional software developer. Phase 5 focuses on career prep, gaining the specific skills and practices needed to be competitive in the job market.

Phase Focus
Bootcamp
Programming Fundamentals Get solid on the basics. You will mostly work individually and self-paced. Focus is on foundational skills, mastery and independent problem solving skills.
Web Development Fundamentals
Apprenticeship
Full Stack Projects Put your skills into practice. Start pair programming, working on weekly project cycles. Focus is on full stack skills application, working in team and shipping code.
Apprenticeship Real world coding. Now you are working on a team with a professional developer. Focus is on gaining experience with real world problem solving, larger code bases and live users.
Career
Career Prep Launching your career. Getting ready to enter the job market. Focus is on networking, job prospecting, technical interview practice, resume and online presence development, nailing that first job offer.