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Paris, Silicon Valley

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2 Campuses

Paris

96, bd. Bessières , Paris, 75017

Students who are selected to enroll in the 42 program can complete the program requirements over a period of 3 to 5 years, at their own pace.

Course Details

Interview
Yes
Minimum Skill Level
Beginner
Placement Test
Yes

Silicon Valley

6600 Dumbarton Circle, Fremont, CA 94555

42 Starfleet Academy is all 21 levels of the 42 program squeezed into 12 months where students work 50-70 hours a week - it's intensive, but it's good. 42 trains you for the digital world. You need 21st-century skills and to be prepared for the workplace today, so we've brought the workplace inside a school. 42 has no teachers, courses, or classes, because the workplace doesn't have them. Instead, we use project-based and problem-based learning along with peer-correction (like code review) to foster a tight-knit learning environment. Students learn soft skills, creativity, problem-solving, collaboration, communication, and how to work in teams. They have to give and receive correction, defend their code, and adhere to Norms. With 42 Starfleet Academy, students control when they learn and how they learn. Starfleeters have a set curriculum they must follow and complete in 12 months. The program is designed to develop strong, well-founded software engineers, particularly those who want to work at top-level tech companies. The program is intense but students form a tight-knit community with other Starfleeters. Our system is gamified through experience points, levels, and correction points. Our curriculum is skills or mastery-based, meaning you don't advance to the next level until you've displayed mastery of the skills for the level that you're on. Your software has to work and if it doesn't, you have to go back and fix it, because that's what you do in the real world. Admissions is based on merit: we don't ask for GPAs, test scores, degrees, essays, or references. You have to survive Intensive Basic Training which is a 28-day intensive coding challenge that takes place on campus. It's an intensive learning process with 12-15 hour days, but you don't need to have any priori coding experience to do well. We do not guarantee employment and we do not do job placement because 42 is about training for the real world, and in the real world, you need to learn the art of the job application process. However, 42 has strong relationships with employers and companies in the area and already has internship and hiring programs with companies specifically for 42 students. We do not provide visas and do not provide any assistance with visas. This program began in January 2018, so we don't have any graduates yet.

Course Details

Contingency Fee
None
Deposit
$0. Dorms have a deposit of $42 or $84.
Financing
Our programs are free. We have special programs and opportunities with companies for stipends and income that aims to help with living costs.
Payment Plan
None - our school is free.
Rebate
None
Scholarship
Our programs are free. We have special programs and opportunities with companies for stipends and income that aims to help with living costs.
Minimum Skill Level
None
Placement Test
Yes
Prep Work
None for Basic Training. Basic Training is our admissions process, so we count that as the "placement test." You must pass Basic Training in order to make it into 42 as a student to become a Starfleeter.

Intensive Basic Training is an immersive coding experience. It's the admissions process for 42 Silicon Valley. This 28-day intensive session is designed to push students, create a learning community, and develop basic coding skills. Every day, 7 days a week, students must complete coding challenges and exercises. They are released at 8:42am daily and are due at 11:42pm. There are no teachers, courses, or classes. Students don't attend lectures. Instead, you code. Our program is designed to reflect the real-world life of a software engineer: you have projects, you work individually and in teams, and your superiors don't necessarily know the answer to your question. Instead, you use the people around you and the resources available on the internet to figure out, test, and improve solutions. Many students say Basic Training was a great life experience. Other say they learned more in 1 week of Basic Training than they did in 4 years of college. The goal of Intensive Basic Training is to prepare you for 42, provide an opportunity to students to see if you like to code and thus a career as a software engineer, and to serve as the admissions process for the school. We like using C. It is not a bootcamp and do not expect to get a job at the end. This is just the beginning :) 42 Silicon Valley runs 4-8 Basic Training sessions per year. They are all free.

Course Details

Contingency Fee
None
Deposit
$0 because the program is free. $42 for dorms if applicable.
Financing
None - the program is free.
Payment Plan
None - the program is free.
Rebate
None
Scholarship
None - the program is free.
Minimum Skill Level
None
Prep Work
None required. Intensive Basic Training is the "prep work" and the "placement test" for our full 42 program and for 42 Starfleet Academy.
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The 42 program is a self-paced program that ranges from 1-5 years for completion. Students at 42 Silicon Valley tend to spend 7-15 months at 42 before finding jobs or gaining internships and thus they tend to leave before finishing level 21. Students at the Paris campus tend to stay longer but don't live on campus. 42 trains you for the digital world. You need 21st-century skills and to be prepared for the workplace today, so we've brought the workplace inside a school. 42 has no teachers, courses, or classes, because the workplace doesn't have them. Instead, we use project-based and problem-based learning along with peer-correction (like code review) to foster a tight-knit learning environment. Students learn soft skills, creativity, problem-solving, collaboration, communication, and how to work in teams. They have to give and receive correction, defend their code, and adhere to Norms. At 42 students control what they learn, when they learn, and how they learn. Our system is gamified through experience points, levels, and correction points. Our curriculum is skills or mastery-based, meaning you don't advance to the next level until you've displayed mastery of the skills for the level that you're on. Your software has to work and if it doesn't, you have to go back and fix it, because that's what you do in the real world. Admissions is based on merit: we don't ask for GPAs, test scores, degrees, essays, or references. You have to survive Intensive Basic Training which is a 28-day intensive coding challenge that takes place on campus. It's an intensive learning process with 12-15 hour days, but you don't need to have any priori coding experience to do well. 99% of students level 10 or above are employed or interning who want to have a job - some want to pursue more levels. We do not guarantee employment and we do not do job placement because 42 is about training for the real world, and in the real world, you need to learn the art of the job application process. However, 42 has strong relationships with employers and companies in the area and already has internship and hiring programs with companies specifically for 42 students. We do not provide visas and do not provide any assistance with visas. We count graduation as students who finish level 21 - only students are counted as alumni whenever they get employed or intern, so we have alumni before we have graduates.

Course Details

Contingency Fee
None.
Deposit
For the program, $0. Our dorms have a $84 deposit requirement.
Financing
Our school is free. We have programs and partnerships with companies that help with living costs but require commitment from students.
Payment Plan
None because our school is free.
Rebate
None.
Scholarship
Our school is free. We have programs and partnerships with companies that help with living costs but require commitment from students.
Minimum Skill Level
None
Placement Test
Yes
Prep Work
Complete Intensive Basic Training - it's our admissions process. 28 days of coding challenges, entirely based on merit. We count that as the "placement test."
Rolling Start Date
0

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Rolling Start Date
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