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BrainStation

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BrainStation offers full-time and part-time courses in data science, design, development, marketing, and product in New York City, Toronto, Chicago, Vancouver, Boston, and through an Online Live platform. BrainStation’s goal is to empower individuals, businesses, and brands to succeed in the digital age by offering diploma programs, certification courses, and training options across the full digital product lifecycle. BrainStation provides a collaborative, project-based learning experience, with curriculum updated on a daily basis to ensure professionals gain the skills and experience needed to succeed in their careers.

BrainStation’s class structure combines engaging, in-person instruction with interactive online content and a hands-on, project-based curriculum. To account for different learning styles and schedules, BrainStation offers a variety of flexible learning options, including Online Live. Powered by Synapse, a data-driven learning platform, Online Live learning lets students attend live lectures, collaborate with fellow professionals, and receive immediate, real-time feedback from instructors – from anywhere in the world. Whether students are looking for career transformation or professional development, BrainStation has a learning option, with full-time diploma programs, part-time certificate courses, and specialized skills training.

Established in 2012, BrainStation has worked with over 350 instructors from the most innovative companies, developing cutting-edge, real-world digital education that has empowered more than 70,000 professionals and some of the largest organizations in the world.

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  • Adobe AEM Sites Authoring

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    In PersonPart Time0 Weeks
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $1,950
    Class size
    8
    Location
    New York City, Boston, Chicago, Vancouver, Toronto
    In BrainStation's Adobe AEM Sites Authoring Training you will learn best practices for how to construct web pages using AEM's powerful web content management tools. Create a digital asset management structure to organize and manage assets across multiple pages of your site. Master authoring at both page-level and site-level, using components and tools to improve efficiency and establish workflow.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans
    3 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    Merit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Advanced Excel for Analysts Training

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    Excel, Data Analytics
    In PersonPart Time0 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $1,950
    Class size
    6
    Location
    New York City, Boston, Chicago, Vancouver, Toronto
    BrainStation's Advanced Excel for Analysts training is designed for those who have mastered basic Excel and are looking to automate simple tasks, summarize data, and learn advanced analytic features, including conditional functions, pivot tables, macros, and dashboarding.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans
    3 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    Merit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Advanced
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Advanced Excel for Analysts Training Online

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    Excel, Data Analytics
    OnlinePart Time0 Weeks
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $1,500
    Class size
    6
    Location
    Online
    BrainStation's Advanced Excel for Analysts training is designed for those who have mastered basic Excel and are looking to automate simple tasks, summarize data, and learn advanced analytic features, including conditional functions, pivot tables, macros, and dashboarding.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans
    3 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    Merit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Advanced
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Agile Training

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    Scrum, Agile
    In PersonPart Time0 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $1,950
    Class size
    6
    Location
    New York City, Boston, Chicago, Vancouver, Toronto
    BrainStation's Agile training course is designed to equip you and your team with the skills to improve your core processes at each stage of the project lifecycle: planning, execution, and delivery. Taught by industry experts, you will master the fundamentals of agile methodology, implementing scrum practices to deliver work in small, consumable increments. Goals and results are continuously evaluated, encouraging adaptability and productivity to maximize value for the customer and your business.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans
    3 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    Merit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Agile Training Online

    Apply
    Scrum, Agile
    OnlinePart Time0 Weeks
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $1,500
    Class size
    6
    Location
    Online
    BrainStation's Agile training course is designed to equip you and your team with the skills to improve your core processes at each stage of the project lifecycle: planning, execution, and delivery. Taught by industry experts, you will master the fundamentals of agile methodology, implementing scrum practices to deliver work in small, consumable increments. Goals and results are continuously evaluated, encouraging adaptability and productivity to maximize value for the customer and your business.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans
    3 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    Merit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Cybersecurity Training

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    Cryptography
    In PersonPart Time
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $1,950
    Class size
    6
    Location
    New York City, Boston, Chicago, Vancouver, Toronto
    BrainStation's Cybersecurity training is designed to equip you and your team with an understanding of security best practices, and how to take the first steps toward progressive security management.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans
    3 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    Merit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prep Work
    Prep Course is available. It provides introductory material, quizzes and exposure to custom portal.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Cybersecurity Training Online

    Apply
    Cryptography
    OnlinePart Time
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $1,950
    Class size
    6
    Location
    Online
    BrainStation's Cybersecurity training is designed to equip you and your team with an understanding of security best practices, and how to take the first steps toward progressive security management.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans
    3 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    Merit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prep Work
    Prep Course is available. It provides introductory material, quizzes and exposure to custom portal.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Data Analytics

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    SQL, Excel, Data Visualization, Data Analytics
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $4,050
    Class size
    10
    Location
    New York City, Boston, Chicago, Vancouver, Toronto
    BrainStation's Data Analytics course is an intensive, collaborative learning experience, designed to help you enhance your professional skills and accelerate your career growth. Led by Instructors with experience in the field, you will learn cutting-edge concepts and techniques, and then apply them immediately, ensuring you have the skills, experience, and confidence to succeed. What You'll Accomplish Gain Data Analytics Experience Master the analytics process to manage databases and conduct high-quality analysis. Build Dashboards and Visualizations Learn how to present data in a clear and engaging way. Develop a Standout Portfolio Work on a portfolio project that demonstrates your new skills. Work with Industry Leaders Get immediate feedback and guidance from Instructors who work in the industry. *Course price is dependent on region. Please contact for pricing in your area.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans
    3 or 6 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    Merit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prep Work
    Prep Course is available. It provides introductory material, quizzes and exposure to custom portal.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Data Analytics Online

    Apply
    SQL, Excel, Data Visualization, Data Analytics
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $2,500
    Class size
    10
    Location
    Online
    BrainStation's Data Analytics course is an intensive, collaborative learning experience, designed to help you enhance your professional skills and accelerate your career growth. Led by Instructors with experience in the field, you will learn cutting-edge concepts and techniques, and then apply them immediately, ensuring you have the skills, experience, and confidence to succeed. What You'll Accomplish Gain Data Analytics Experience Master the analytics process to manage databases and conduct high-quality analysis. Build Dashboards and Visualizations Learn how to present data in a clear and engaging way. Develop a Standout Portfolio Work on a portfolio project that demonstrates your new skills. Work with Industry Leaders Get immediate feedback and guidance from Instructors who work in the industry.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans
    3 or 6 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    Merit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prep Work
    Prep Course is available. It provides introductory material, quizzes and exposure to custom portal.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Data Science

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    Data Science, Python, Machine Learning, Data Structures
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $4,050
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    New York City, Boston, Chicago, Vancouver, Toronto
    BrainStation’s Data Science course is an intensive online learning experience, designed to help working professionals enhance their skills and stay competitive in today’s job market. Led by Instructors with experience in the field, you will learn cutting-edge concepts and techniques, and then apply them immediately. By program’s end, you will have the skills, experience, and confidence to accelerate your career progression. What You'll Accomplish Gain Data Science Experience: Master the analytics process to develop and test hypotheses, and build categorical and numerical data models. Learn How to use Python: Work with Python programming and packages to develop engaging visualizations and more. Develop a Standout Portfolio: Work on a portfolio project that demonstrates your new skills. Work with Industry Leaders:s Get immediate feedback and guidance from Instructors who work in the industry. *Course price is dependent on region. Please contact for pricing in your area.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + Tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans
    3 or 6 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    Women in Development Scholarship, University & College Student Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees, Merit Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Intermediate
    Prep Work
    Prep Course available. This provides you with introductory material, quizzes and lets you experience our custom-built learning portal.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Data Science Diploma Program

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    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $15,000
    Class size
    25
    Location
    Vancouver, Toronto
    Prepare for a career as a Data Scientist. BrainStation's Data Science Diploma Program is an immersive, project-based learning experience, designed to transform your skillset and launch a new career in data. The program's curriculum is challenging, comprehensive, and constantly updated, ensuring you are always learning the most in-demand data science skills, techniques, and tools. Led by Educators with experience in the field, you will develop and work on real-world data problems, building a standout portfolio of completed projects. By program's end, you will have the skills, experience, and confidence needed to dive into a career in data. Preparing You for Your Career Build Your Portfolio As part of the program, you will build an impressive portfolio of completed projects, showcasing the skills you have developed. Prepare for Interviews To get you ready for the interview process, you will be interviewed by a Hiring Manager and a Data Scientist, and provided with feedback. You will have the chance to build meaningful connections, with visits to local tech companies, and complimentary access to meetups, networking events, and career fairs.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.
    Tuition Plans
    3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.
    Scholarship
    Merit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Prior experience with programming.
    Prep Work
    Prep Course is required to be completed prior to acceptance. The prep course ensures that students enter with the minimum expected understanding while assessing student readiness.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • Data Science Online

    Apply
    Python, Machine Learning, Data Structures
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $2,500
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Online
    BrainStation’s Data Science course is an intensive online learning experience, designed to help working professionals enhance their skills and stay competitive in today’s job market. Led by Instructors with experience in the field, you will learn cutting-edge concepts and techniques, and then apply them immediately. By program’s end, you will have the skills, experience, and confidence to accelerate your career progression. What You'll Accomplish Gain Data Science Experience: Master the analytics process to develop and test hypotheses, and build categorical and numerical data models. Learn How to use Python: Work with Python programming and packages to develop engaging visualizations and more. Develop a Standout Portfolio: Work on a portfolio project that demonstrates your new skills. Work with Industry Leaders:s Get immediate feedback and guidance from Instructors who work in the industry.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + Tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans
    3 or 6 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    Women in Development Scholarship, University & College Student Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees, Merit Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Intermediate
    Prep Work
    Prep Course available. This provides you with introductory material, quizzes and lets you experience our custom-built learning portal.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Data Strategy Training

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    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $1,950
    Class size
    10
    Location
    New York City, Boston, Chicago, Vancouver, Toronto
    In BrainStation's Data Strategy Course you will develop and apply data strategies, using data as a discipline to improve core processes and support business goals. Inform strategic problem solving with data to develop and communicate insights that improve outcomes and empowers decision makers. Explore how technologies such as Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence can be leveraged to transform organizational strategy and expand the possibilities of data.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans
    3 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    Merit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Design Thinking Training

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    Design
    In PersonPart Time0 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $1,950
    Class size
    12
    Location
    New York City, Boston, Chicago, Vancouver, Toronto
    BrainStation's Design Thinking course is a collaborative, hands-on learning experience, meant to provide a comprehensive understanding of the design thinking process. Taught by industry experts with real-world experience, you will learn how to adopt a design thinking mindset, allowing for an iterative, user-centric approach to problem-solving.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans
    3 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    Merit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Design Thinking Training Online

    Apply
    Design
    OnlinePart Time0 Weeks
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $1,500
    Class size
    12
    Location
    Online
    BrainStation's Design Thinking course is a collaborative, hands-on learning experience, meant to provide a comprehensive understanding of the design thinking process. Taught by industry experts with real-world experience, you will learn how to adopt a design thinking mindset, allowing for an iterative, user-centric approach to problem-solving.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans
    3 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    Merit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Digital Marketing

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    Digital Marketing, Growth Hacking, SEO
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $4,050
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    New York City, Boston, Chicago, Vancouver, Toronto
    BrainStation’s Digital Marketing course is an intensive online learning experience, designed to help working professionals enhance their skills and stay competitive in today’s job market. Led by Instructors with experience in the field, you will learn cutting-edge concepts and techniques, and then apply them immediately. By program’s end, you will have the skills, experience, and confidence to accelerate your career progression. What You'll Accomplish Gain Digital Marketing Experience: Build and develop a full digital marketing strategy, including social media, search, and email marketing. Learn Social and Search Marketing: Understand SEO and SEM best practices, and how to leverage social media for effective, targeted campaigns. Develop a Standout Portfolio: Work on a portfolio project that demonstrates your new skills. Work with Industry Leaders: Get immediate feedback and guidance from Instructors who work in the industry. *Course price is dependent on region. Please contact for pricing in your area.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans
    3 or 6 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    University & College Student Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees, Merit Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prep Work
    Prep Course available. This provides you with introductory material, quizzes and lets you experience our custom-built learning portal.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Digital Marketing Online

    Apply
    Digital Marketing
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $2,500
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Online
    BrainStation’s Digital Marketing course is an intensive online learning experience, designed to help working professionals enhance their skills and stay competitive in today’s job market. Led by Instructors with experience in the field, you will learn cutting-edge concepts and techniques, and then apply them immediately. By program’s end, you will have the skills, experience, and confidence to accelerate your career progression. What You'll Accomplish Gain Digital Marketing Experience: Build and develop a full digital marketing strategy, including social media, search, and email marketing. Learn Social and Search Marketing: Understand SEO and SEM best practices, and how to leverage social media for effective, targeted campaigns. Develop a Standout Portfolio: Work on a portfolio project that demonstrates your new skills. Work with Industry Leaders: Get immediate feedback and guidance from Instructors who work in the industry.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans
    3 or 6 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    University & College Student Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees, Merit Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prep Work
    Prep Course available. This provides you with introductory material, quizzes and lets you experience our custom-built learning portal.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Google Ads Training

    Apply
    Digital Marketing
    In PersonPart Time0 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $1,950
    Class size
    6
    Location
    New York City, Boston, Chicago, Vancouver, Toronto
    BrainStation’s Google AdWords training is an intensive course designed to equip individuals with proficient marketing skills on the AdWords platform. Taught by Instructors who are experts in the field, you and your team will not only master fundamental skills within the AdWords platform, but gain experience analyzing returns and optimizing campaigns.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans
    3 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    Merit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Google Ads Training Online

    Apply
    Digital Marketing
    OnlinePart Time0 Weeks
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $1,500
    Class size
    6
    Location
    Online
    BrainStation’s Google AdWords training is an intensive course designed to equip individuals with proficient marketing skills on the AdWords platform. Taught by Instructors who are experts in the field, you and your team will not only master fundamental skills within the AdWords platform, but gain experience analyzing returns and optimizing campaigns.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans
    3 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    Merit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Google Analytics Training

    Apply
    Digital Marketing
    In PersonPart Time0 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $1,950
    Class size
    6
    Location
    New York City, Boston, Chicago, Vancouver, Toronto
    BrainStation’s Google Analytics training equips you and your team with the skill set to target audiences and develop data-driven online strategies. One of the world’s most widely used platforms, Google Analytics allows you to measure performance, track user interaction, and create reports, simplifying decision making and planning.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans
    3 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    Merit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Google Analytics Training Online

    Apply
    Digital Marketing
    OnlinePart Time0 Weeks
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $1,500
    Class size
    6
    Location
    Online
    BrainStation’s Google Analytics training equips you and your team with the skill set to target audiences and develop data-driven online strategies. One of the world’s most widely used platforms, Google Analytics allows you to measure performance, track user interaction, and create reports, simplifying decision making and planning.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans
    3 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    Merit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Introduction to Cloud Computing Training

    Apply
    In PersonPart Time
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $1,950
    Class size
    6
    Location
    New York City, Boston, Chicago, Vancouver, Toronto
    Expected to grow to $411 billion by 2020, Cloud technologies have become an integral component of business operations, from small businesses to global enterprises. BrainStation's Introduction to Cloud Computing training is designed to equip you and your team with the knowledge to apply and leverage this technology.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans
    3 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    Merit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prep Work
    Prep Course is available. It provides introductory material, quizzes and exposure to custom portal.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Introduction to Cloud Computing Training Online

    Apply
    OnlinePart Time
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $1,950
    Class size
    6
    Location
    Online
    Expected to grow to $411 billion by 2020, Cloud technologies have become an integral component of business operations, from small businesses to global enterprises. BrainStation's Introduction to Cloud Computing training is designed to equip you and your team with the knowledge to apply and leverage this technology.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans
    3 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    Merit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prep Work
    Prep Course is available. It provides introductory material, quizzes and exposure to custom portal.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • iOS Development

    Apply
    User Experience Design, iOS, Swift
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $2,900
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Online
    BrainStation’s iOS Development course is an intensive online learning experience, designed to help working professionals enhance their skills and stay competitive in today’s job market. Led by Instructors with experience in the field, you will learn cutting-edge concepts and techniques, and then apply them immediately. By program’s end, you will have the skills, experience, and confidence to accelerate your career progression. What You'll Accomplish Gain iOS Development Experience: Learn to program using Swift, Apple's programming language for iOS applications. Improve App Usability: Add interactivity to applications and build sleek user interfaces. Develop a Standout Portfolio: Work on a portfolio project that demonstrates your new skills. Work with Industry Leaders: Get immediate feedback and guidance from Instructors who work in the industry.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans
    3 or 6 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    Women in Development Scholarship, University & College Student Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees, Merit Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Recommended experience with variables, control flow, functions, data structures and objects; May be suitable for beginners
    Prep Work
    Prep Course available. This provides you with introductory material, quizzes and lets you experience our custom-built learning portal.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • iOS Development Online

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    User Experience Design, iOS, Swift
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $1,500
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Online
    BrainStation’s iOS Development course is an intensive online learning experience, designed to help working professionals enhance their skills and stay competitive in today’s job market. Led by Instructors with experience in the field, you will learn cutting-edge concepts and techniques, and then apply them immediately. By program’s end, you will have the skills, experience, and confidence to accelerate your career progression. What You'll Accomplish Gain iOS Development Experience: Learn to program using Swift, Apple's programming language for iOS applications. Improve App Usability: Add interactivity to applications and build sleek user interfaces. Develop a Standout Portfolio: Work on a portfolio project that demonstrates your new skills. Work with Industry Leaders: Get immediate feedback and guidance from Instructors who work in the industry.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans
    3 or 6 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    Women in Development Scholarship, University & College Student Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees, Merit Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Recommended experience with variables, control flow, functions, data structures and objects; May be suitable for beginners
    Prep Work
    Prep Course available. This provides you with introductory material, quizzes and lets you experience our custom-built learning portal.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Machine Learning Certificate Course

    Apply
    Machine Learning
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $3,150
    Class size
    6
    Location
    New York City, Boston, Chicago, Vancouver, Toronto
    In BrainStation's Machine Learning course you will gain a comprehensive understanding of how machine learning works to bring a technical perspective to the workplace, learn to apply machine learning concepts to the real-world business problems your organization faces and to use real data and select the relevant model to create portfolio projects, and learn how to leverage these frameworks and tools to make decisions.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans
    3 or 6 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    Merit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Advanced
    Prep Work
    Prep Course is available. It provides introductory material, quizzes and exposure to custom portal.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Machine Learning Certificate Course Online

    Apply
    Machine Learning
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $2,500
    Class size
    6
    Location
    Online
    In BrainStation's Machine Learning course you will gain a comprehensive understanding of how machine learning works to bring a technical perspective to the workplace, learn to apply machine learning concepts to the real-world business problems your organization faces and to use real data and select the relevant model to create portfolio projects, and learn how to leverage these frameworks and tools to make decisions.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans
    3 or 6 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    Merit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Advanced
    Prep Work
    Prep Course is available. It provides introductory material, quizzes and exposure to custom portal.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Product Management

    Apply
    Design, Product Management, Scrum, Agile
    In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week5 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $4,050
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    New York City, Boston, Chicago, Vancouver, Toronto
    BrainStation's Product Management course is an intensive, collaborative learning experience, designed to help you enhance your professional skills and accelerate your career growth. Led by Instructors with experience in the field, you will learn cutting-edge concepts and techniques, and then apply them immediately, ensuring you have the skills, experience, and confidence to succeed. What You'll Accomplish Gain Product Management Experience Learn product management concepts to identify problems worth solving, craft value propositions, and more. Understand MVP and Scrum Learn the concepts behind Minimum Viable Product and Scrum, the most commonly used Agile process. Develop a Standout Portfolio Work on a portfolio project that demonstrates your new skills. Work with Industry Leaders Get immediate feedback and guidance from Instructors who work in the industry. *Course price is dependent on region. Please contact for pricing in your area.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans
    3 or 6 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    Merit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prep Work
    Prep Course is available. It provides introductory material, quizzes and exposure to custom portal.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Product Management Online

    Apply
    Digital Marketing, Design, Product Management, Growth Hacking
    OnlinePart Time6 Hours/week5 Weeks
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $2,500
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Online
    BrainStation's Product Management course is an intensive, collaborative learning experience, designed to help you enhance your professional skills and accelerate your career growth. Led by Instructors with experience in the field, you will learn cutting-edge concepts and techniques, and then apply them immediately, ensuring you have the skills, experience, and confidence to succeed. What You'll Accomplish Gain Product Management Experience Learn product management concepts to identify problems worth solving, craft value propositions, and more. Understand MVP and Scrum Learn the concepts behind Minimum Viable Product and Scrum, the most commonly used Agile process. Develop a Standout Portfolio Work on a portfolio project that demonstrates your new skills. Work with Industry Leaders Get immediate feedback and guidance from Instructors who work in the industry.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans
    3 or 6 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    Merit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prep Work
    Prep Course is available. It provides introductory material, quizzes and exposure to custom portal.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Python for Data Science Training

    Apply
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $1,950
    Class size
    6
    Location
    New York City, Boston, Chicago, Vancouver, Toronto
    BrainStation's Python for Data Science training is designed to provide individuals with the Python programming fundamentals needed for a career in data. One of the most widely used programming languages, Python is the language of choice among Back-End Developers, Data Scientists, and Machine Learning Engineers. Taught by industry experts, you will cover core Python concepts, including essential libraries, dictionaries, and lists, allowing you to learn more advanced data science and machine learning topics.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans
    3 or 6 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    Merit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Advanced
    Prep Work
    Prep Course is available. It provides introductory material, quizzes and exposure to custom portal.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Python for Data Science Training Online

    Apply
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $1,500
    Class size
    6
    Location
    Online
    BrainStation's Python for Data Science training is designed to provide individuals with the Python programming fundamentals needed for a career in data. One of the most widely used programming languages, Python is the language of choice among Back-End Developers, Data Scientists, and Machine Learning Engineers. Taught by industry experts, you will cover core Python concepts, including essential libraries, dictionaries, and lists, allowing you to learn more advanced data science and machine learning topics.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Scholarship
    Merit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Advanced
    Prep Work
    Prep Course is available. It provides introductory material, quizzes and exposure to custom portal.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Search Engine Marketing Course

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    Digital Marketing, SEO
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $3,150
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    New York City, Boston, Chicago, Vancouver, Toronto
    BrainStation’s Search Engine Marketing course is an intensive online learning experience, designed to help working professionals enhance their skills and stay competitive in today’s job market. Led by Instructors with experience in the field, you will learn cutting-edge concepts and techniques, and then apply them immediately. By program’s end, you will have the skills, experience, and confidence to accelerate your career progression. What You'll Accomplish Gain Search Engine Marketing Experience: You will build and develop a comprehensive SEM plan for a brand of your choosing, using SEO and PPC strategies. Learn How to Increase Web Traffic: Create and measure targeted search marketing ad campaigns that drive traffic and lead generation. Develop a Standout Portfolio: Work on a portfolio project that demonstrates your new skills. Work with Industry Leaders: Get immediate feedback and guidance from Instructors who work in the industry.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans
    3 or 6 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    University & College Student Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees, Merit Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prep Work
    Prep Course available. This provides you with introductory material, quizzes and lets you experience our custom-built learning portal.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Search Engine Marketing Course Online

    Apply
    Digital Marketing, SEO
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $2,500
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Online
    BrainStation’s Search Engine Marketing course is an intensive online learning experience, designed to help working professionals enhance their skills and stay competitive in today’s job market. Led by Instructors with experience in the field, you will learn cutting-edge concepts and techniques, and then apply them immediately. By program’s end, you will have the skills, experience, and confidence to accelerate your career progression. What You'll Accomplish Gain Search Engine Marketing Experience: You will build and develop a comprehensive SEM plan for a brand of your choosing, using SEO and PPC strategies. Learn How to Increase Web Traffic: Create and measure targeted search marketing ad campaigns that drive traffic and lead generation. Develop a Standout Portfolio: Work on a portfolio project that demonstrates your new skills. Work with Industry Leaders: Get immediate feedback and guidance from Instructors who work in the industry.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans
    3 or 6 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    University & College Student Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees, Merit Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prep Work
    Prep Course available. This provides you with introductory material, quizzes and lets you experience our custom-built learning portal.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • SEO Training

    Apply
    Digital Marketing, SEO
    In PersonPart Time0 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $1,950
    Class size
    6
    Location
    New York City, Boston, Chicago, Vancouver, Toronto
    BrainStation’s Search Engine Optimization training provides foundational understanding in how search engines work and how to get started improving your SEO, before discussing advanced strategies to work towards ranking in the top three listings for your most impactful searches.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans
    3 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    Merit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • SEO Training Online

    Apply
    Digital Marketing, SEO
    OnlinePart Time
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $1,500
    Class size
    6
    Location
    Online
    BrainStation’s Search Engine Optimization training provides foundational understanding in how search engines work and how to get started improving your SEO, before discussing advanced strategies to work towards ranking in the top three listings for your most impactful searches.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans
    3 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    Merit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Social Media Marketing

    Apply
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $1,950
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Online, New York City, Boston, Chicago, Vancouver, Toronto
    BrainStation's Social Media Marketing course is an intensive, collaborative learning experience, designed to help you enhance your professional skills and accelerate your career growth. Led by Instructors with experience in the field, you will learn cutting-edge concepts and techniques, and then apply them immediately, ensuring you have the skills, experience, and confidence to succeed. What You'll Accomplish Gain Experience Creating Social Media Strategies Develop metric driven social campaigns to accelerate business goals. Build Campaigns within Social Tools Get experience working with social management tools to effectively build and measure campaigns. Optimize Campaigns Take a data-driven approach to social media marketing. Work with Industry Leaders and get immediate feedback and guidance from Instructors who work in the industry.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 CAD + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans
    3 or 6 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation.
    Scholarship
    Merit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prep Work
    Prep Course is available. It provides introductory material, quizzes and exposure to custom portal.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Social Media Marketing Online

    Apply
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $1,500
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Online
    BrainStation's Social Media Marketing course is an intensive, collaborative learning experience, designed to help you enhance your professional skills and accelerate your career growth. Led by Instructors with experience in the field, you will learn cutting-edge concepts and techniques, and then apply them immediately, ensuring you have the skills, experience, and confidence to succeed. What You'll Accomplish Gain Experience Creating Social Media Strategies Develop metric driven social campaigns to accelerate business goals. Build Campaigns within Social Tools Get experience working with social management tools to effectively build and measure campaigns. Optimize Campaigns Take a data-driven approach to social media marketing. Work with Industry Leaders and get immediate feedback and guidance from Instructors who work in the industry.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 CAD + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans
    3 or 6 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation.
    Scholarship
    Merit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prep Work
    Prep Course is available. It provides introductory material, quizzes and exposure to custom portal.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • User Experience Design

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    Design, User Experience Design
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $3,150
    Class size
    10
    Location
    New York City, Boston, Chicago, Vancouver, Toronto
    BrainStation’s User Experience Design course is an intensive, collaborative learning experience, designed to help you enhance your professional skills and accelerate your career growth. Led by Instructors with experience in the field, you will learn cutting-edge concepts and techniques, and then apply them immediately, ensuring you have the skills, experience, and confidence to succeed. What You'll Accomplish Gain UX Design Experience Learn how to design web pages with the user’s needs in mind, including information architecture, sketching, and more. Start Prototyping Turn ideas into clickable wireframes, then test the functionality of your designs. Develop a Standout Portfolio Work on a portfolio project that demonstrates your new skills. Work with Industry Leaders Get immediate feedback and guidance from Instructors who work in the industry. *Course price is dependent on region. Please contact for pricing in your area.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans
    3 or 6 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    Merit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prep Work
    Prep Course is available. It provides introductory material, quizzes and exposure to custom portal.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • User Experience Design Diploma

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    Design, User Experience Design
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $15,000
    Class size
    25
    Location
    Vancouver, Toronto
    BrainStation's User Experience Design Diploma Program is an immersive, project-based learning experience, designed to transform your skillset and launch a new career in design. The program's curriculum is challenging, comprehensive, and constantly updated, ensuring you are always learning cutting-edge UX/UI design concepts, skills, and tools. Led by Educators with experience in the field, you will develop and work on a fully realized mobile app, in the process building a portfolio of completed projects. By program's end, you will have the skills, experience, and confidence needed to dive into a career in UX design. Prepare for a career as a UX Designer Build Your Portfolio As part of the program, you will build an impressive portfolio of completed projects, showcasing the skills you have developed. Prepare for Interviews To get you ready for the interview process, you will be interviewed by a Hiring Manager and a UX/UI Designer, and provided with feedback. You will have the chance to build meaningful connections, with visits to local tech companies, and complimentary access to meetups, networking events, and career fairs.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.
    Tuition Plans
    3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.
    Scholarship
    Merit Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner.
    Prep Work
    Prep Course is required to be completed prior to acceptance. The prep course ensures that students enter with the minimum expected understanding while assessing student readiness.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • User Experience Design Online

    Apply
    Design, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $2,500
    Class size
    10
    Location
    Online
    BrainStation’s User Experience Design course is an intensive, collaborative learning experience, designed to help you enhance your professional skills and accelerate your career growth. Led by Instructors with experience in the field, you will learn cutting-edge concepts and techniques, and then apply them immediately, ensuring you have the skills, experience, and confidence to succeed. What You'll Accomplish Gain UX Design Experience Learn how to design web pages with the user’s needs in mind, including information architecture, sketching, and more. Start Prototyping Turn ideas into clickable wireframes, then test the functionality of your designs. Develop a Standout Portfolio Work on a portfolio project that demonstrates your new skills. Work with Industry Leaders Get immediate feedback and guidance from Instructors who work in the industry.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans
    3 or 6 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    Merit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prep Work
    Prep Course is available. It provides introductory material, quizzes and exposure to custom portal.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • User Interface Design

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    Design, User Experience Design
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $3,150
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    New York City, Boston, Chicago, Vancouver, Toronto
    BrainStation’s User Interface Design course is an intensive online learning experience, designed to help working professionals enhance their skills and stay competitive in today’s job market. Led by Instructors with experience in the field, you will learn cutting-edge concepts and techniques, and then apply them immediately. By program’s end, you will have the skills, experience, and confidence to accelerate your career progression. What You'll Accomplish Gain User Interface Design Experience: Understand the principles of print and screen design, and learn the anatomy of typeface and its impact on design aesthetics. Learn Interaction Design and Prototyping: Bring your screens to life and create beautiful end-to-end experiences. Develop a Standout Portfolio: Work on a portfolio project that demonstrates your new skills. Work with Industry Leaders: Get immediate feedback and guidance from Instructors who work in the industry.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans
    3 or 6 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    University & College Student Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees, Merit Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prep Work
    Prep Course available. This provides you with introductory material, quizzes and lets you experience our custom-built learning portal.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • User Interface Design Online

    Apply
    Design, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $2,500
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Online
    BrainStation’s User Interface Design course is an intensive online learning experience, designed to help working professionals enhance their skills and stay competitive in today’s job market. Led by Instructors with experience in the field, you will learn cutting-edge concepts and techniques, and then apply them immediately. By program’s end, you will have the skills, experience, and confidence to accelerate your career progression. What You'll Accomplish Gain User Interface Design Experience: Understand the principles of print and screen design, and learn the anatomy of typeface and its impact on design aesthetics. Learn Interaction Design and Prototyping: Bring your screens to life and create beautiful end-to-end experiences. Develop a Standout Portfolio: Work on a portfolio project that demonstrates your new skills. Work with Industry Leaders: Get immediate feedback and guidance from Instructors who work in the industry.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans
    3 or 6 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    University & College Student Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees, Merit Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Prep Work
    Prep Course available. This provides you with introductory material, quizzes and lets you experience our custom-built learning portal.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Web Accessibility Training

    Apply
    Design
    In PersonPart Time0 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $950
    Class size
    6
    Location
    New York City, Boston, Chicago, Vancouver, Toronto
    BrainStation's Web Accessibility training is designed to equip you and your team with an understanding of digital accessibility requirements and the tools to address the needs of a growing, yet underserved, market segment. Accessible web design is a business imperative from both a financial and regulatory perspective. Taught by industry experts, you will learn how implementing accessibility initiatives can create social, technical, and financial benefits for your organization.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans
    3 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    Merit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Web Accessibility Training Online

    Apply
    Design
    OnlinePart Time0 Weeks
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $950
    Class size
    6
    Location
    Online
    BrainStation's Web Accessibility training is designed to equip you and your team with an understanding of digital accessibility requirements and the tools to address the needs of a growing, yet underserved, market segment. Accessible web design is a business imperative from both a financial and regulatory perspective. Taught by industry experts, you will learn how implementing accessibility initiatives can create social, technical, and financial benefits for your organization.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans
    3 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    Scholarship
    Merit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Web Development

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    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $3,150
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    New York City, Boston, Chicago, Vancouver, Toronto
    This web development course is for complete beginners who want to build beautiful websites from scratch that scale across all devices including smartphones and tablets. Learn web development skills that will help you clearly communicate your ideas to all stakeholders to authentically manage a technical team. Learn HTML, CCS, jQuery and more to start your journey to becoming a freelancer or build your business for the web.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500
    Financing
    Available
    Scholarship
    Women in Development Scholarship, University & College Student Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees, Merit Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Web Development Diploma Program

    Apply
    MySQL, HTML, Git, JavaScript, SQL, jQuery, CSS, DevOps, Express.js, React.js, Data Structures, Algorithms, Node.js, Front End, Agile, REST
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $15,000
    Class size
    25
    Location
    Vancouver, Toronto
    The BrainStation Web Development Diploma Program introduces you to all of the skills and technologies required to produce a modern web application. The 12 week program focuses on project-based learning, creating an environment where students spend the majority of the time working on projects and assignments. Over the duration of the course you will learn how to build a complete software solution for the modern web through iterative lessons and labs that build on each other. The program focuses on JavaScript, utilizing the NodeJS runtime, to help you develop a firm grasp of programming concepts. You will also be introduced to ReactJS for building dynamic client side User Interfaces, and JavaScript based ORM’s for database management. The goal is to empower you to become full-stack Web Developer with an in-depth understand of how software for the web is built. Along the way you will also be introduced to the fundamentals of computing and auxiliary topics covering modern technology discussions challenging our current world. Prepare for a career as a Web Developer Build Your Portfolio As part of the program, you will build an impressive portfolio of completed projects, showcasing the skills you have developed. Prepare for Interviews To get you ready for the interview process, you will be interviewed by a hiring manager and a web developer, and provided with feedback. You will have the chance to build meaningful connections, with visits to local tech companies, and complimentary access to meetups, networking events, and career fairs.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $500
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.
    Tuition Plans
    3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.
    Scholarship
    Merit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Prior experience with HTML & CSS recommended.
    Prep Work
    Prep Course is required to be completed prior to acceptance. The prep course ensures that students enter with the minimum expected understanding while assessing student readiness.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes

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  • Anonymous • Junior Full Stack Developer • Graduate
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    I attended BrainStation for the full time web development course in the Summer 2017 cohort.

    Overall, I have nothing but great things to say about the course, its instructors and the people I met throughout my ten weeks there. I personally had dabbled in development before taking the course (not web), and I certainly still found the course challenging and fulfilling. From my own experience and from others, I believe that to get the most out of the WDFT course, you should have at least some beginner understanding of programming/logic/development. The course moves very fast, and concepts and content get stacked upon itself very quickly as the final weeks close in.

    I believe that what you learn in those 10 weeks would be the equivalent of a self-taught learner spending 4-5x longer on the same content. Also bear in mind that upon completion, you earn a certification, have more networking opportunities, and have an up-to-date record on what technologies are being used at that very moment (as frameworks, languages and services become deprecated rapidly, all the time).

  • Anonymous • Communications Coordinator • Graduate
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    I recently completed Brainstation's Digital Marketing (part-time) program this summer, and was pleased with the learnings I took away from the course. Coming from a Communications background, and having dug a little into digital in my own spare time, this program was a great refresher about the general scope of digital marketing - from SEO/SEM, social media best practices, Google Analytics/Adwords, content creation, and generating ad campaigns. That being said, if you're looking for a deeper dive into SEO/SEM, I would recommend looking into their SEO-specific program as what's touched on in the DIgital Marketing course is very high level.

    Beyond the course material, Brainstation has an unbelievable network of educators that lead their various programs, and I was fortunate to be instructed by Emily and Britt. They were able to integrate their professional experiences into the course material, bringing knowledge from both the corporate and freelance worlds.

    If you don't already follow Brainstation on Instagram (@brainstationyvr), you're quite possibly missing out on one of Vancouver's most aesthetically pleasing interior design spots. Brainstation recently relocated their Vancouver HQ from Yaletown to downtown Vancouver, and so the facility sports fresh white walls, and minimal finishings. It's also within walking distance of a multitude of shops and great lunch spots.

    The Brainstation community is welcoming, and their customer service is on point! If communicating via email, you can expect a response within 24 hours, not to mention follow-up emails to ensure your questions/learning goals (if you've enrolled in a class) are being met.

    In short, if you're looking for a quick refresher on all-things-digital (without diving too deeply into any given area), this is the course for you. And beyond the actual lecture slides and course materials, it's a great place to meet likeminded students/industry professionals. (Make sure to check out their available scholarships too if the course prices are a bit steep for you!)

  • Anonymous • Student
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    I took the full-time web development course and I have had a very bad experience for various reasons:

    1) the teacher is generally ill-prepared for class, and he rushes through concepts without clearly explaining them

    2) When you ask for help, instead of giving a clear answer, the teacher will give you 10% of the answer, tell you to go off and figure it out yourself, and then punish you or asking him a question in your assignment grade which is demoralizing 

    3) There are not very many resources available for students to self-study 

    4) This course has been a huge waste of money and time

    Response From: BrainStation of BrainStation
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    Wednesday, Dec 05 2018
    Hi there, 

    We’re sorry to hear that your experience with BrainStation was anything less than excellent. At BrainStation, student feedback is important, which is why we urge students to complete the Instructor feedback forms at multiple intervals throughout the course. This is to ensure that our education team has an indication if they are moving too quickly through topics, and can adapt their pace to student needs. 

    With regards to the pace of the course, our full-time Web Development diploma program is designed to give students the skills they need to step into a role as a junior full-stack developer right after graduation. The program is immersive, covering a great deal of material, and training students so that they can perform as a developer in a workplace environment. Often, these environments require self sufficiency, which is why we encourage our students to do extra practice and work outside of class to really hone their skills. The course is challenging, but we believe that this is the best way to prepare students for the real world. 

    Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly at contact@brainstation.io so that our team can try to help improve your overall experience. 

  • Anonymous
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    Took an accelerated, 4-day full time, product management course and have to say it was relatively disappointing considering the cost. I'd recommend instead to take an online course if you have the discipline.

    Pros:

    • Great instructor: Knowledgeable, friendly, easy to work with.
    • Cool space, unfortunately highly underutilized. 

    Cons:

    • Very pricey: Full price = $2250 or $563/day
    • Curriculum was far too overpacked to do much more than review slides and lecture
    • Little meaningful practice of the content
    • No prep work/homework so lots of time wasted in class
    • No accreditation
    • Lack of attention to details

    If I were to sum up my experience, it was a very expensive 6.5 hours daily, with about 4 hours of that being review of slides in a very rushed fashion. The instructor had to skip some sections of content to keep up.

    The instructor was great, really knowledgeable and did what he could to deliver as much value as possible in the 4 days.

    Unfortunately, the curriculum is far too packed for this format and allows for almost no time to actually practice anything in a meaningful way. Our final projects were very hastily put together with little feedback and definitely not something you would want to add to a portfolio. All we really had time for was reviewing slides, and doing rushed exercises.

    Given that there is no accreditation, I felt my money would have been better spent on a bunch of really good books, an online course and investing some time to meet with other product managers for coffee.

    As a side note, the space, administration and introductions of the course were rather unwelcoming. At one point the school was actually being rented out for a private hair styling event during our course and we were sequestered in our classrooms for a day. Considering the price it seemed there was a general lack of care for students and that it was more of a money grab. I shared most this feedback on our course wrap up, but never heard back.

    Response From: BrainStation of BrainStation
    Title: Student Experience Team
    Wednesday, Dec 05 2018
    Hey there, 

    Thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed the Instructor of your Product Management course. At BrainStation we always strive to provide the best learning experience and our Instructors are a large part of that. 

    Our Accelerated course formats are the fastest-paced course options designed for students who would like to accelerate their learning. We offer our courses through a number of delivery options to suit the needs and learning styles of many students, and recommend that prospective students to speak with a Learning Advisor to determine which format is best for them. 

    Our main concern is student success – which is why we have an awesome Education Experience team working with our Instructors and students every step of the way. We encourage our students to reach out to our team with any concerns throughout the duration of the course and try to make changes to accommodate the needs of each student. 

    Don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly at contact@brainstation.io so that our team can try to help improve your overall experience. 
  • Anonymous • Sales & Marketing
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    "Just wanted to give some feedback for the Digital marketing course. I don't know where you found this guy, but Josh is hands down the best educator I have had, in anything. Always keeps the class engaging, makes it exciting from 6:30-9:30pm on a work night, extremely knowledgeable, great communicator, makes everyone feel comfortable for a very diverse group, hilarious, empowering, and made Thursday nights at Brainstation something to really look forward to. I think I speak for a lot of people in the class. Like I said, BS Toronto couldn't have found a better guy to lead this course. Kudos to Michelina and Hailey too, they were super great supplementary educators and kept the 10-weeks fresh and experiential. Thanks to the whole team for the great experience."

  • Anonymous • Business Development Manager • Graduate
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    Let's be honest. Tech is sexy today and that is where most jobs are available. Tech jobs pay well too. That is where organizations such as Brainstation are looking to cash in. To be completely fair, here are my two cents on brainstation:

    - Most teachers are excellent. They know their topics and teach very well.

    - The courses won't challenge you. I took product management and the actual meat of the entire 10 week course was week 7 to week 9. Week 10 is reserved for presentations so that doesn't really count. Week 1 to 6 was spent talking about some really simple stuff. All of this  information is available on the internet

    - There is a lot of False Advertising. For example their ads say "Become a Product Manager". This is how they advertise their product management course for example. Having worked with  a lot of product managers in my own companym I can tell with confidence that Brainstation's PM course will not make you a PM. It's a part-time "get your feet wet" course and that's all that is. 

     

     

    Response From: BrainStation of BrainStation
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    Wednesday, Dec 05 2018
    Hi there, 

    You’re definitely correct that technology-related jobs are in high-demand right now. That’s why at BrainStation we aim to provide our students with the most industry relevant and in-demand skills. 

    We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed your Instructor – we pride ourselves on providing Instructors who are leaders in their industry and experts in their field. 

    Our part-time certificate courses are aimed at giving professionals the tools and knowledge on a subject to move forward in their careers. The course is an excellent first step toward learning about the product management field, and many professionals utilize this course as a means to improve interdepartmental communication, improve their project and product management skills, and gain knowledge of management frameworks like Agile methodologies that can be applied in their field. 

    We do also offer full-time diploma programs for those looking to completely transform their career.

    Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly at contact@brainstation.io so that a member of our team can try to help improve your overall experience. 
  • Anonymous • UX Designer • Student
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    Went well above my expectations! Lots of hands-on work and the instructor did a good job of articulating un-common concepts like Agile and design thinking. Pace could've been a little faster to fit in all the content in one day.

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    I have just finished the 10 week Digital Marketing course at BrainStation, and I'm really happy with what I have learned. I wanted to take the course to further deepen my knowledge in digital marketing (notably through social media) as I had been playing around with my own online business. This course made me realize that there are so many layers to a proper digital marketing strategy, and learning from educators that work in the field was so valuable to me. 

    My favourite thing about the course was to be able to have amazing teachers - ones that were always open to communication and to help whenever we needed. We were constantly able to ask questions and create discussions from there, also we were always connected through slack (everyone was very responsive). I have now a larger network of people that are interested in similar things, and I have already done some additional digital marketing work for Toronto based companies. 

    I would recommend this course to anyone that needs a refresher or basic knowledge on how to build a digital marketing strategy! I look forward to keeping in touch with the people I have met and keeping a relationship with BrainStation (as they always have amazing events).

     

  • Anonymous • Graduate
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    I have taken the Web Development Immersive - fall 2016, course.  I have enjoyed the course a lot.  I liked the speed and the structure of the program very much.  Every week they were focusing on a new topic and everyday was full of intense materials.  The best part was, they gave new lessons for 2-3 hours then we had time to do an assignment ourselves.  It was like hands-on training.  When I listened to the lecture, everything seemed straight forward but when I started doing the assignment, then I realized, I had tons of questions.  TAs were the best, they were always there to help you out.  It was fun to learn a lot of materials in a short time.  

    For a beginner, who has no programming background, this course might be challenging but if you can keep up with the assignments and ask away questions to TAs or peers, it's doable. 

    It was also great to see that, BrainStation tried to keep up with the latest technology.  My batch was first to learn about React.  Also, every Friday, they had different speakers to give insight about various topics such as algorithms, background about how internet works, networking, how computer works, etc.  Someone coming from a non-Computer Sc. background, these topics are crucial that they know.  

    Overall, it was fun experience for me and I have learnt a lot.  The best part was, BrainStation taught me how to teach myself.  They have introduced a lot of topics, that they didn’t have time to teach but it’s an opportunity for me to continue to learn myself and keep working on my projects to add on my portfolio.

     

  • Anonymous
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    I was registered for a UI Course in Vancouver Campus. On the first day, 4 hours before the class time, I received an email saying that the course got cancelled for this cohort and asking me to move the start date to the next season.

    The institution offered me a refund but it was a very negative and frustating experience.

    Response From: BrainStation of BrainStation
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    Wednesday, Dec 05 2018
    Hi there, 

    We’re sorry that you experienced a cancellation and hope it didn’t cause too much inconvenience. This is an extremely rare occurrence, and the BrainStation team does everything in our power to avoid it. 

    In this situation, we would always provide a refund to all of our students, but would reserve a spot for you in the next cohort if you were still interested. We hope that you still decided to take the UI Design Course with us, as it’s an excellent course that gives you the tools and skills to design beautiful interfaces. 

  • Anonymous • GP • Graduate
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    I came to BrainStation with a background in finance and my goal was to get a better understanding of how teams within digital businesses (Design, Marketing, Operation, Engineering) work together to bring ideas to market. The hands on experience I got being guided by top industry professionals in modelling my own market opportunity and finding product market fit was top notch. 

    By the end of the class I felt more confident in my abilities to speak the language of digital and better evaluate digital businesses. 

    Another really interesting aspect of the course were the students I got to work with. They came from a variety of backgrounds which made for a dynamic environment with many view points and opinions. Also made for an interesting group of student presentations. Highly recommened this course as an intro to how the digital product development process. 

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    I took BrainStation's Data Analytics course as a way to further my analytical skills for my current role. I use Excel often but had no experience working with larger data sets, and wanted to upgrade my skills to be able to do more complex analysis.

    I came out of the course with an understanding of some complex tools (SQL, Tableau) as well as with hands-on experience doing analysis of a variety of different data sets. The instructors were very attentive and there was enough time in class to work through problems with their assistance. The pace does move quite quickly, but there is enough support in and outside of class if you need it. Highly recommend this course!

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    Signed up as a part of my company's effort in learning more about Google Analytics. The company spent roughly $2.5K to send 7-8 people to the 7-hour course on Sunday. 

    In the first 30 minutes, it was clear that both instructors have not prepared at all to host the session :

    • No structure
    • Reading from slides
    • No structured approach to explaning material
    • Lack of rehearsal for the class

    In about an hour, I realized that we are already a section behind and instructors did not think of sticking to the agenda up until the moment it was lunch time and we were nowhere near the expected point in agenda. 

    There was a huge gap between the audience and instructors, no interactions and on occasions when "students" would ask questions, answers were never 100% satisfying - as if we are paying someone who is only "good enough" to teach us. 

    My advice : before thinking of signing up for one of these 1-day bootcamps, I definitely recommend searching for available online materials ( especially if this is a Google Analytics/Ad Words/Digital Marketing) as this will be a more structured approach to learning rather than sitting in a classroom where instructors aren't 100% or even 75% confident about the topics covered. 

    Most common words used during the session : 

    • I think this is how its done
    • I'm not too sure because I'm not a developer
    • I think that's what it used to be
    • Not sure why they do it that way
    • Need to look it up during the break

    Question to Outbrain : HOW DO YOU SELECT INSTRUCTORS? 

    Do you ever look past their resume and have any other ways to see how fit are they to host sessions that cost 300$ per head?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Response From: BrainStation of BrainStation
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    Wednesday, Dec 05 2018
    Hi there, 

    Thanks for providing your feedback on the Google Analytics Workshop. To answer your question on how we select instructors, our Education Experience team hires professionals and industry leaders from some of the most innovative organizations in the world. 

    We only select professionals with real-world experience in the field they will be teaching, to ensure that our students are receiving relevant insights from someone who understands the industry. Additionally, we welcome instructor feedback from our students, and provide anonymous feedback opportunities periodically throughout our courses.

    We actually no longer offer the workshop that you attended, and have launched a brand new Google Analytics Training Course this fall. 

    If you have any questions or would like to discuss your experience further, please don’t hesitate to reach out directly to our team at contact@brainstation.io.
  • Anonymous
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    I did the web development immersive program. The group started off on the wrong note as there were way too many students, the ratio we were promised was incorrect. 

    There was a lot of great topics covered in the lectures, but it was presented too quickly for most, and once you fell behind you stayed behind. Brainstation offered little to no support for anyone who was struggling. I had reached out for assistance on several occasions to multiple instructors and was ignored or put off for the most part. The one time I was spoken to it was in an aggressive manner, it was strongly suggested that I was the problem, not the program. 

    There were many times that the group was promised something that was never delivered. The portal we were getting our lessons from was a work in progress, often you could not access the lessons and they kept modifying the website. It felt like we were the test rats for the new platform. Everything felt very disorganized, and the cohorts took second place to any corporate event that took place in the space. 

     

    Response From: BrainStation of BrainStation
    Title: Student Experience Team
    Wednesday, Dec 05 2018
    Hi there, 

    We appreciate your feedback and are sorry that you felt that you weren’t supported enough during the program. At BrainStation we encourage students to book one-on-one time with Instructors, work with their peers and ask questions to ensure they are getting the best learning experience possible. 

    Our Student Experience team offers a career support program to full-time graduates looking to pursue a role in web development, which includes mock interviews, tech company tours, networking events and even resume-building workshops. This career support is ongoing, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at contact@brainstation.io for more information on the program.
  • Anonymous • Systems Analyst • Applicant
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    I signed up for the part-time class in NYC.

    They cancelled the class 4 business days before the start date of the class.

    Or as they put it "Unfortunately we've had to delay the start of our part-time courses, and we don't have an official start date posted yet."

    I couldn't sign up with another institution due to the fact that all fall classes had passed their admission deadlines. 

    Didn't receive any type of accommodation for the inconvenience they caused (like a discount on a future course or something of that nature).

    They provided me with a refund but the waste of time and effort, not to mention how unprofessional this was, forced me to write this review. 

     

     

     

    Response From: BrainStation of BrainStation
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    Thursday, Dec 06 2018
    Hi there, 

    We appreciate you leaving a review, and apologize that your class was cancelled. This is a very rare occurrence for us and not something that we take lightly. Unfortunately, there are rare instances when this is unavoidable, and our Learning Advisor team always provides a full refund to students, saves a spot in the next cohort if you would still like to take the class, and also offers a Learning Credit for future events, panel discussions, or workshops.

    Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly at contact@brainstation.io so that a member of our team can discuss your experience further. 
  • Anonymous
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    For the amount of money paid for this course, the quality of teaching was really underwhelming. Industry experts are awesome but that doesn't make them good educators. Brainstation needs to do a better job of training and equipping the industry experts to teach an effective class. I walked away feeling very disappointed and without a goog grasp of Digital Marketing, and I know many/most in my class felt the same. For the final presentations reps from the companies we were presenting on were supposed to be there but only 1 showed up. They announced a winner but didn't explain why the rest of us didn't win which would have been an idea learning opportunity that was missed. There's a lot of potential here but Braintstation really needs to step up it's game if it wants to be a leader in this space. There aren't really any substantial perks for alumni who have spent thousands of dollars for these courses. I definitely wouldn't recommend to a friend.

    Response From: BrainStation of BrainStation
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    Tuesday, Dec 11 2018
    Hi there, 

    We appreciate your feedback. 

    The reason that all of our instructors are industry professionals working in the field they are teaching is to ensure that our students are gaining the most relevant skills and real-world insights possible. All instructors are vetted and go through an extensive hiring process to ensure that they are the right fit for the subject matter and can bring a unique industry perspective to the classroom. 

    Please don’t hesitate to reach out to contact@brainstation.io so that a member of our team can try to improve what appears to be a negative experience with our course. 

  • Anonymous • Academic Operations & Digital Media Manager • Graduate
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    As someone who has just recently stepped into the world of product management, BrainStation's 10-week long part-time course kicked things into high gear for me. Starting from the basic fundamentals of what it is to work in the industry, I found very quickly that so much of what I had done and have been doing in my role as Academic Operations & Digital Media Manager at an e-learning start up was translatable.

    The course content is well put together, practical and current with a hands-on approach in mind. I'm holding these class resources dearly now as I venture into new projects at work, searching for ways to apply the material. For me, this was the best part of the entire 10-week course; the fact that I could turn around and use what I had been learning in the class the next day at work. The course covers a lot of ground and touches on all aspects of being a product manager from market research to user experience to pricing.

    The instructors in the course were fantastic as well. Industry professionals who have the experience and stories to make the material incredibly relatable and contextual for the class. Their feedback, never-ending patience, and passion for the industry made the 10 weeks fly by!

  • Anonymous • Marketing Manager • Student
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    The product management course at BrainStation is a must-take for anyone looking to transition into a more product-focused role. The small class size makes it easy for students to dive deeper into the material and have meaningful discussions with each other. I really appreciate how the students all come from diverse industries as well. The instructor is super approachable and spends time answering your questions, while providing relevant anectotes from his experience as a product manager.

    The course content is also really impressive, although I wish we had more than 10 weeks to go over it all. There's a lot to absorb, so I recommend that after class, you take the time to review and really understand the concepts. The material touches upon all aspects of product management, and explains how different business functions interact with each another. As a marketer at a tech startup, it was crucial for me to understand how product marketing fits in the product manegement discipline.  

    Lastly, the final project allows students to build their own product from start to finish. Thinking critically about the features you're building and the problems you're solving for really trains you to think like a product manager. I'd recommend this class to anyone. 

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    The curriculum is a work in progress.  Things we were supposed to learn were never covered and not replaced by anything else.  We were promised files containing the solutions to many of the challenges, but many were never delivered.  The deployment lessons we were promised near the end of the course still haven’t been added to the online portal.  

    Some of the challenges used starter code provided by other people from Konrad Group which didn’t work and actually prevented us from completing the challenges.  Even the code written by our lead instructor Rares was frequently wrong because he didn’t take the time to check his work before giving it to us to work with.  This is not the right way to teach!  Spending hours trying to figure out where I went wrong only to eventually find out it was the source code (which we weren’t supposed to touch) that was wrong, was a colossal waste of time and incredibly discouraging.  Rares just shrugs this off like the quality of the information we are given shouldn’t matter.

    The lead instructor was mainly unavailable, across the street working for the parent company, taking meetings, or even teaching a different class while we did without.  That’s double-dipping, and Brainstation should know better.

    The TAs tried to be helpful, but it wasn’t enough.  One had the attention span of a gnat, one was too busy babysitting the girls who were flirting with him (for hours on end), and the third didn’t have the training to be able to answer even the most basic questions.  The teacher was rarely in the mood to answer questions.  Waiting for 45mins+ for someone to be available to answer a question was the usual.

    The pacing of the course is uneven.  We raced through HTML, CSS and Javascript, then pretty much stopped dead while the teacher was teaching the other class.  Each lesson was dictated at lighting speed so most of the students didn’t even try to keep up.  We just had to teach ourselves via Google after our teacher or TA stopped talking.  They have no presentation skills.

    Most weeks there is a “guest speaker”.  I put that in quotes because every single speaker worked for Konrad Group, so they weren’t really guests.  One week they brought a female developer all the way from the Costa Rica office to talk about being a woman in tech.  They couldn’t find a female developer in Toronto?  Hmm.  The single freelancing talk was taught by our lead instructor who told us he only worked freelance long enough to build up a portfolio and get a job.  The company doesn’t know anyone who actually chooses to work freelance?

    The website used to brag about the classroom being in the midst of industry professionals.  It isn’t.  It’s across the street in an old building they haven’t finished repairing yet.  There is no heat, the floor shakes like the building is falling down, the plumbing isn’t hooked up right, and the brick walls are held up by wooden shims.  But the design has won awards!  LOL

    There is zero job search support.  Only a couple job ads were posted on the Slack channel before it became a ghost town.  These were not for companies that Brainstation has any connection with, but just ads somebody saw.  The interview preparation consisted of a slide deck prepared by Konrad Group for their own hiring purposes.  We were promised a copy but never got it.  There were mock interviews conducted by Konrad Group which consisted of, “Show me your project,” and “What is…” (simple questions of general programming knowledge which we hadn’t actually been taught).  Useless.

    Konrad Group/Brainstation exists in a bubble.  They don’t bring in other companies to speak, they talk about themselves exclusively, and they don’t care if we get hired by anyone other than them (as TAs or interns, never as web devs).

    The consensus among the grads from my cohort is that we were ripped off.  An immersive course is better than nothing, and better than studying on your own, but for $8000, we did not get our money’s worth.

    Response From: BrainStation of BrainStation
    Title: Student Experience Team
    Tuesday, Dec 11 2018
    Hi there, 

    We appreciate your feedback. There have been changes made to our full-time programs over the years. We are constantly iterating and improving content with the help of some of the most innovative organizations in the world, and our full-time Web Development program is now a designated diploma program designed to give students the real-world programming and development skills they need to be successful in the field. 

    Our full-time diploma programs are immersive, challenging, and fast-paced to replicate the experience of working in a professional web development setting. Our educators and TA’s are there to offer support, extra help, guidance, and real-world insights to students - ultimately preparing them for a career in development. 

    The full-time programs do bring in guest speakers, but they come from a range of organizations–just last week there were three guest speakers brought in from IBM. The full-time programs try to bring in professionals from innovative technology companies, and many of these organizations host tech tours for the students as well. 

    Our career support program is a chance for full-time students to get help with resumes, cover letters, attend networking events, present their projects to hiring partners, and participate in mock-interviews. Career support is ongoing, so don’t hesitate to reach out to our student experience team at contact@brainstation.io to see how we can offer continued support. We would also like to hear from you to talk more about your experience and to help improve it. 
  • Great experience
    - 6/19/2018
    Amy C
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    I enrolled in BrainStation Data Science part time course to learn Python. It was a great experience. Instructor Colin and Ahmed were very resourceful and helpful. 

    Course material covers a broad area of Python. I found the first three classes are a bit challenging since I had no expericence in Programming, and most of my classmates had some computer science background. After some crushing learning time by my own, I was more comfortable in the next couple of classes. 

    The pratices are beyond the course mateirals, which will encourage the students to learn by themselves during their spare time. It could be hard in the beginning, but if you are motivated, and keep learning, it should be ok in the end. 

    I'm a bit older than most of my classmates, who were in their early 20s, which on positive side gave me a lot of energy.

    I would suggest this course to someone who has some degree of programming knowledge. 

Thanks!