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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, Vancouver, 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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  • Data Analytics

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    Data Visualization, Excel, Data Analytics , SQL
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,150
    Class size10
    LocationNew York City, Vancouver, Toronto
    BrainStation's Data Analytics certificate 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$150 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPrep Course is available. It provides introductory material, quizzes and exposure to custom portal.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Data Analytics Online

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    Data Visualization, Excel, Data Analytics , SQL
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,150
    Class size12
    LocationOnline
    BrainStation's Online Data Analytics certificate 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$150 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPrep Course is available. It provides introductory material, quizzes and exposure to custom portal.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Data Science

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    Data Science, Data Structures, Python, Machine Learning
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,150
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationNew York City, Vancouver, Toronto
    BrainStation’s Data Science Certificate Course is an intensive 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$150 + Tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelIntermediate
    Prep WorkPrep Course available. This provides you with introductory material, quizzes and lets you experience our custom-built learning portal.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Data Science Diploma Program

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$14,500
    Class size25
    LocationVancouver, 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 Plans3, 6, 12, or 24 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation. Extended Third Party tuition financing available. Income Share Agreements (ISAs).
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelPrior experience with programming.
    Prep WorkPrep 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 TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science Diploma Program Online

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$14,500
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    Prepare for a career as a Data Scientist. BrainStation's Online Data Science Diploma Program is an immersive, project-based learning experience, designed to transform your skillset and launch a new career in data, delivered completely online. 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 Plans3, 6, 12, or 24 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation. Extended Third Party tuition financing available. Income Share Agreements (ISAs).
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelPrior experience with programming.
    Prep WorkPrep 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 TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science Online

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    Data Structures, Python, Machine Learning
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,150
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    BrainStation’s Data Science certificate 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$150 + Tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelIntermediate
    Prep WorkPrep Course available. This provides you with introductory material, quizzes and lets you experience our custom-built learning portal.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Design Thinking

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    Design
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week5 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,450
    Class size12
    LocationNew York City, 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$150 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Design Thinking Online

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    Design
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week5 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$2,450
    Class size12
    LocationOnline
    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$150 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Digital Marketing

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    Digital Marketing, Growth Hacking, SEO
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,150
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationNew York City, Vancouver, Toronto
    BrainStation’s Digital Marketing certificate course is an intensive 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$150 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPrep Course available. This provides you with introductory material, quizzes and lets you experience our custom-built learning portal.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Digital Marketing Diploma Program

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$14,500
    Class size25
    LocationVancouver, Toronto
    BrainStation's Digital Marketing Diploma Program is designed to transform your skillset, providing hands-on experience with real-world marketing strategy and techniques, to prepare you for a new marketing career. The Digital Marketing Diploma Program is comprehensive and project-based, ensuring you have direct experience with digital marketing strategy, search engine marketing, content development and management, social media marketing, advanced analytics and reporting, and more. Working with Educators from some of the most innovative companies in the world, you will complete projects for each module in the program, allowing you to develop in-depth knowledge of all aspects of a cutting-edge digital marketing strategy. By the end of the program, you will have the skills, experience, and confidence needed to dive into an exciting new career in digital marketing.
    Financing
    Deposit$500
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, 12, or 24 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation. Extended Third Party tuition financing available. Income Share Agreements (ISAs).
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner.
    Prep WorkPrep 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 TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Digital Marketing Online

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,150
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    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$150 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPrep Course available. This provides you with introductory material, quizzes and lets you experience our custom-built learning portal.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • iOS Development Online

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    User Experience Design, iOS, Swift
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,150
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    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. *Course price is dependent on region. Please contact for pricing in your area.
    Financing
    Deposit$150 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.

    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Development Scholarship, University & College Student Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees, Merit Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelRecommended experience with variables, control flow, functions, data structures and objects; May be suitable for beginners
    Prep WorkPrep Course available. This provides you with introductory material, quizzes and lets you experience our custom-built learning portal.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Machine Learning

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    Machine Learning
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,150
    Class size6
    LocationNew York City, Vancouver, Toronto
    In BrainStation's Machine Learning certificate 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. *Course price is dependent on region. Please contact for pricing in your area.
    Financing
    Deposit$150 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelAdvanced
    Prep WorkPrep Course is available. It provides introductory material, quizzes and exposure to custom portal.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Machine Learning Online

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    Machine Learning
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,150
    Class size10
    LocationOnline
    In BrainStation's online Machine Learning certificate 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$150 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelAdvanced
    Prep WorkPrep Course is available. It provides introductory material, quizzes and exposure to custom portal.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Product Management

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    Design, Product Management, Scrum, Agile
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,150
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationNew York City, 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$150 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPrep Course is available. It provides introductory material, quizzes and exposure to custom portal.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Product Management Online

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    Digital Marketing, Design, Product Management, Growth Hacking
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,150
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    BrainStation's Online 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$150 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans3 or 6 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipMerit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPrep Course is available. It provides introductory material, quizzes and exposure to custom portal.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Python Programming

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    Data Science, Data Visualization, Data Structures, Algorithms, Python
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week5 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,450
    Class size6
    LocationNew York City, 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$150 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelAdvanced
    Prep WorkPrep Course is available. It provides introductory material, quizzes and exposure to custom portal.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Python Programming Online

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    Data Science, Data Visualization, Data Structures, Algorithms, Python
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week5 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,450
    Class size6
    LocationOnline
    BrainStation's online Python Programming course 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$150 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition PlansFinancing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelAdvanced
    Prep WorkPrep Course is available. It provides introductory material, quizzes and exposure to custom portal.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Search Engine Marketing

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    Digital Marketing, SEO
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,150
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationNew York City, Vancouver, Toronto
    BrainStation’s Search Engine Marketing certificate course is an intensive 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$150 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPrep Course available. This provides you with introductory material, quizzes and lets you experience our custom-built learning portal.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Search Engine Marketing Online

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    Digital Marketing, SEO
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,150
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    BrainStation’s Online 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$150 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPrep Course available. This provides you with introductory material, quizzes and lets you experience our custom-built learning portal.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Social Media Marketing

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    Digital Marketing, Design, Growth Hacking
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week5 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,450
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationNew York City, Vancouver, Toronto, 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$150 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation.
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPrep Course is available. It provides introductory material, quizzes and exposure to custom portal.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Social Media Marketing Online

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    Digital Marketing, Design, Growth Hacking
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week5 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,450
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    BrainStation's Online 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$150 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation.
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPrep Course is available. It provides introductory material, quizzes and exposure to custom portal.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • 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 size10
    LocationNew York City, 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$150 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities

    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPrep Course is available. It provides introductory material, quizzes and exposure to custom portal.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • User Experience Design Diploma

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    Design, User Experience Design
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$14,500
    Class size25
    LocationVancouver, 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 Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation. Extended Third Party tuition financing available. Income Share Agreements (ISAs).
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner.
    Prep WorkPrep 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 TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • User Experience Design Online

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    Design, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,150
    Class size10
    LocationOnline
    BrainStation’s Online 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$150 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities

    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPrep Course is available. It provides introductory material, quizzes and exposure to custom portal.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • 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 sizeN/A
    LocationNew York City, Vancouver, Toronto
    BrainStation’s User Interface Design course is an intensive 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$150 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPrep Course available. This provides you with introductory material, quizzes and lets you experience our custom-built learning portal.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • User Interface Design Online

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    Design, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,150
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    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$150 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPrep Course available. This provides you with introductory material, quizzes and lets you experience our custom-built learning portal.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Web Development

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    HTML, JavaScript, Mobile, CSS
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,150
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationNew York City, 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$150
    Financing
    Available

    ScholarshipWomen in Development Scholarship, University & College Student Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees, Merit Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Web Development Diploma Program

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    MySQL, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, DevOps, Express.js, React.js, Data Structures, Algorithms, Node.js, Front End, Agile, REST, SQL
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$14,500
    Class size25
    LocationVancouver, 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. *Course price is dependent on region. Please contact us for pricing in your area.
    Financing
    Deposit$500
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.

    Tuition Plans3, 6, 12, or 24 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation. Extended Third Party tuition financing available. Income Share Agreements (ISAs)
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelPrior experience with HTML & CSS recommended.
    Prep WorkPrep 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 TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Web Development Diploma Program Online

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    MySQL, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, DevOps, Express.js, React.js, Data Structures, Algorithms, Node.js, Front End, Agile, REST, SQL
    OnlineFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$14,500
    Class size25
    LocationOnline
    The BrainStation Online Web Development Diploma Program introduces you to all of the skills and technologies required to produce a modern web application, taught completely online. 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 Plans3, 6, 12, or 24 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation. Extended Third Party tuition financing available. Income Share Agreements (ISAs)
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelPrior experience with HTML & CSS recommended.
    Prep WorkPrep 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 TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Web Development Online

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    HTML, JavaScript, Mobile, CSS
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$3,150
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    BrainStation's Online Web Development certificate 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$150 + tax
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.

    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation.
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo

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  • $500 BrainStation Scholarship

    Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive BrainStation scholarship for $500 off tuition!

    Eligibility

    This scholarship cannot be combined with other offers.

    Qualifying Courses

    • Web Development Diploma Program Online (Online)
    • Data Science Diploma Program Online (Online)
    • Digital Marketing Diploma Program (Vancouver)
    • Digital Marketing Diploma Program (Toronto)
    • Web Development Diploma Program (Toronto)
    • User Experience Design Diploma (Toronto)
    • Data Science Diploma Program (Toronto)
    • Web Development Diploma Program (Vancouver)
    • Data Science Diploma Program (Vancouver)
    • User Experience Design Diploma (Vancouver)

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  • Billin Yu  User Photo
    Billin Yu • UI/UX Designer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    It’s been 8 months since I graduated from BrainStation full-time UX design bootcamp. It was an amazing experience which turned me to a designer as I wished. I’m now a UI/UX designer in a development agency and having fun. I got the job offer in week 9 - big shoutout to my instructor Brad who helped me with the performance check during the interview process as well as my TA Uzair who helped refurbish my resume and cover letter completely.

    A bit of my background: Before joining the program, I was working as a 3D artist in a VR studio, then quit coz it’s crap. Then I was home tutoring high-school kids for half a year, then stopped coz it’s frustrating (I was making good money out of it but not my thing). I wanted to be a designer doing some cool shit, but never had a job opportunity to get started. I sent my resume and portfolio to a bunch of companies in Vancouver, got responses, got tests, got interviews, but never got the position. I realized leaving the industry for a couple of months (when I was tutoring) made my sense dull and skills rusty - I need a place where I could sharpen everything again and get my thunder back.

    I’m gonna share some reasons I joined BrainStation and how the results ended up. If you have a similar situation and consider whether to join the program or not, my story may help you.

    I’m a layman. I need a place to teach me both practices and theories. I tried counting on myself to learn the skillset and toolkit of UX design, but it was frustrating coz I literally didn’t know where to start! To learn software first? Or read books? Or do a small project? UX is such a giant shit blackhole and could almost suck everything in: business analysis, research, information architecture, UI design, interaction design, visual design, content writing, or even front-end if you wanna be entitled as ‘full-stack designer’ (fascinating) - whatever you can possibly associate with product development. Yeah UX design is such a sugarcoated beast, sounds high-end, easy-going, user-friendly, but in reality quite intimidating and could bite your head off - if you dive in blindly without fair guidance. As a 3D modeler before, I did know Adobe Suite, but in terms of the current tools of UI/UX design such as Sketch, InVision, Principle, etc., I’m a total outsider. Fortunately, during the pre-course, I learned the essentials of Sketch and InVision from the step-by-step tutorials; then throughout the next 10 weeks, I was improving my hard skills considerably by working on the weekly homework and capstone project. The instructor and TA would teach us tips every now and then to quicken our speed of work. As for theories, I did know user-centered design and some relevant approaches such as user stories, usability testing, but they were too scattered in my mind and never systematically came into shape as a ‘UX tree’ or ‘UX umbrella’. What BrainStation does is breaking down the whole UX topic to 10 smaller ones - each topic per week. Each week we focused on one topic and did homework around it to deepen our understanding. Meanwhile, we could update our capstone project by adopting the new stuff learned this week. The weekly basis is fast indeed, even crazy (using one week to investigate UI design, are you kidding, that’s even a job title!), but come on, this is a bootcamp and we only have 10 weeks. This curriculum is brilliant in my opinion (and PPT is well-done): it takes care of all epics of UX design such as research, IA, UI design, etc. - which should be mastered more or less as a UX-er; but in reality, we could (and should) leverage our advantages and choose to specialize in one or a few directions. Taking myself as an example, I’m more interested and better at visual stuff than research, IA or business whatever, so I actually put more weight on the chapters of UI and visual design but honestly much less on certain sections (I got 55/100 once in one of my assignments, shame… ).

    I’m lazy. Yes if nobody pulls me up, I could stay in bed for whole day. I tried saving money and studied on my own - and wonderfully, I slept in till 11 am, opened my laptop reluctantly, and lost morale in one hour. You know what’s so good after I joined the program? I COULDN’T SLACK OFF! Yeah I was busy like shit: class from 9 to 5, homework stacking up, capstone project crying for feed, workshops awaiting, portfolio pending - gosh, don’t ever underestimate ‘FULL-TIME’ training (this is not a joke). Frankly, the workload is immense - I was working in the evening, during the weekend, sometimes burning night oil. It’s not only because I myself wanted to work harder, but once I saw my classmates working their asses off, how could I sit still and enjoy the couch potato time? Most importantly, we paid to learn, so the only way not wasting the money is - work hard!! It’s painstaking, but it will pay off. Everyone in my cohort was progressing so much - I’ve seen people who made stunning interfaces in the end even having zero design background at the very beginning.  

    I’m an introvert. I bet you all know socializing is as important as swimming when you’re in the job-hunting vortex. Sadly, I’m afraid of socializing and terrible at selling stuff. ESL is a reason but it’s more about my personality. I desperately needed a community at that moment where I could find a comfort zone with like-minded people. And yes BrainStation is like that for me. Amazingly, our cohort had 12 folks, and we teamed up differently for multiple projects, so everyone had a chance to work with each other. Every Friday, we went to a bar to grab beers after class. At the night of graduation, we barbecued and sang karaoke like a bunch of weirdos! People are professional at school but could be so wild afterward! The instructors are also super approaching (yeah they joined our beer too) and other staff are quite helpful (just ask them if you need a favor.) Besides, we have tech-talks, workshops, and presentations every week, so don’t worry, you’ll be pushed under the spotlight and try your best to entertain the audience! In summary, if you’re like me, not good at networking, then at least you will have your cohort and the staff, which will become your own community and, it’s still growing.

    Last but not least, I bet the tuition is a big concern to most of us and I admit it’s not a small amount indeed. I was jobless and broke from the moment I gave up on tutoring, so yeah I thought about this a lot. So I tried two options to make it less unaffordable: firstly, applying for the scholarship. Do ask the staff what kind of scholarship you are eligible for; secondly, there’s an installment option to pay off the debt in 12 months (and I chose this). Good news is you can use the tuition for tax return, yeah! And once you land on a new job after graduation, I suppose you won’t mind this educational investment. (The common salary of junior UI/UX designer in BC is 40k-50k)

    In conclusion, this was my happiest training experience, maybe because I finally found what I like to do. I hope my story could help you in any way. Good luck and keep it up!

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    Anita C • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I completed the 10-week part-time digital marketing certificate course via online live. 

    I absolutely enjoyed this course taught by Larissa Hildebrandt. 

    Online: I definitely appreciated having this option available to learn from anywhere... esp at home. Even though it's online, the program requires your attendance and for your camera to be on at all times. This definitely kept me accountable and alert during the entire class duration (3 hours with a break). Having the camera on felt weird at first, but I think it adds to the class as it feels like you are sitting with other students even if you aren't. As an introvert, I still felt shy but that went away after the first couple classes. I loved the ability of still being able to work in groups. The platform used is Zoom and it worked flawlessly. The instructor was able to send us into breakout rooms and bring us back when needed. I would highly recommend having a second screen or using zoom on your ipad. I took me a class or so to figure out my set-up but all good. 

    Platforms: The platform used to learn was Synapse. All the Google slides were provided a week prior. It was easy to follow along with the instructor as she was going through the slides. There isn't an option to be able to take notes and I found this a bit difficult to have everything on the screen at once. My solution was noted above-- having zoom on my ipad and using my computer to take notes. The web conferencing platform used was Zoom (described above). The slides are not downloadable and the sessions are not recorded (due to copyright). Slack was used for communication during and between classes. We had a channel just for our group and I found this helpful. 

    Content: The course covered a lot and covered everything that was promised. I have read a lot of different things about digital marketing in the past couple years and I really liked that I can learn all the most current and correct info all-in-one. I feel like the content was very solid and thorough. It has propelled me in the right direction to continue. I usually have lots of questions but I barely had any cause everythng was answered. 

    Instructor: Larissa is a really great instructor! She also works as a digital marketer and it was so helpful that she gave us real-life glimpses into different aspects of digital marketing. She is clearly an expert in her field and was able to give us industry-related expertise. She is very knowledgable and if she didn't have the answer to a question, she always followed up on Slack. There was great follow-up between classes and I felt well supported throughout. After our final project, I received really usefull feedback from Larissa about how to improve on my digital strategy for my business. 

    Overall impression: I would highly recommend this course for anyone who works full-time and would like to propel their career. Being able to take a great course, at home, and being held accountable each week is definitely what I needed to keep me on track. 

     

     

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    Colin Li • Product Owner • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I took the 10 week Product Management course via Online Live and it was awesome! The Brainstation team made it easy to learn online and provided the flexibility for me to take this course anywhere, the course material was super relevant to my role and I could implement my learnings at work every day as a product owner. My instructor was super knowledgeable and provided such relevant industry knowledge and expertise. I'd recommend Brainstation for anyone looking to upskill their tech skills or trying to kickstart their career in tech. 

  • Thiago Gonçalves Pinto  User Photo
    Thiago Gonçalves Pinto • Data Scientist • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Like me, most of my classmates were looking for a big carrer change. In my case, I looked around at many institution and Brainstation caught my eye not only with they content, but also with their Carrer transformation Program.

    After completing the course, I can resume it like in a few words:

    1) It is a intense program. They overload you with content about everything regarding Data Science

    2) You will loose a few weekend on their projects. You have to deliver assignments over the corse and they do take some effort

    3) You will need to keep studing afer hours to keep up with everything

    In my opinion, those feedbacks mean that the course is worth taking. I don't regret going throught it. Actually I highlly recomend it.

    At the end of the program, there is a final project that we need to present to an audiance. By the time I was presenting it I realized how much I have learn in 3 months and it was mind-blowing.

  • Data Analytics
    - 12/19/2019
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    Steven Eng • Manager, Pricing • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Raymond and Lauren (who are amazing instructors by the way - personable, patient, supportive, and they clearly care about their students) led us through a 10-week journey through advanced excel formulas and techniques, SQL, tableau, and data visualizations.  Classes and content were delivered via lectures but plenty of time was allocated during class to understand and practice the concepts using real-world examples.  If you are brand new to the content then it might feel a bit intense but the instructors were always willing to help and support you outside of classroom hours.  
    If you are looking to develop your data analysis and visualization skills with a recognized institution then I highly recommend the Data Analytics course offered at Brain Station.  Hopefully, you end up with Raymond & Lauren as your instructors!

  • Erika Del Carmen Fuchs  User Photo
    Erika Del Carmen Fuchs • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I am still processing and learning after having completed a 1-week accelerated in-person Product Management course at BrainStation. I am so glad I took it as it was enriching and worth it in ways I didn’t even expect! I mean, who knew I would become so interested in Marketing as a result of taking this course.

    I had had some exposure to Product Management concepts and aspects of it in my work already, but it really made a difference to my confidence and knowledge depth to take the course with other professionals, and taught by an instructor with a long trajectory in both larger well-known tech companies as well as startups. While some of the course was lecture-style, much of it was interactive and hands-on with teamwork and roleplaying with classmates from a variety of roles in small and large organizations (including product managers). I appreciated and learned from these immersive parts the most, as I got to apply the concepts with other team members by building an MVP (minimum viable product) pitch deck for a real-life problem. We even had to present the pitch at two different stages – and got really useful feedback!

    I had some surprise learnings – I gained a deeper understanding and newfound appreciation of marketing, which including an introduction to product marketing. I liked digging deeper into how market research is carried out, why it’s so vital, to understanding a problem space and people's needs, and how it can differ from or overlap with user research. 

    As someone with a rich and diverse professional background, what I most appreciated was BOTH gaining new super-relevant skills AND seeing my existing critical thinking and design thinking abilities from a different perspective. I now better understand how I can leverage and build on these to ask the right kind of questions of users, colleagues and leaders, define problem spaces, make better and faster decisions, and work to build human-centered solutions that improve people’s lives. I loved having other classmates that work in different parts of tech, from a variety of different functions and disciplines. It made the discussions and teamwork even richer, and more applicable to different scenarios that come up in a product management role, or other role where this highly cross-functional skillset is essential! I would recommend this course to both seasoned professionals looking to pivot or enhance their careers or those in earlier stages of their careers.

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    Michael • Product Designer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    It's intense, but it's worth it if you value growth.

    I'll be honest, this course was fast-paced and intense. I moved to Vancouver from Edmonton to take this course, and keeping up with the course content after doing such a big move was incredibly difficult for me. There were so many late nights, and so many times I called my sister to ask for emotional support.

    But, it was all worth it. Whereas I used to feel like an imposter, as an economist trying to shift into the creative industry, I now feel an incredible sense of competency after taking this course.

    Plus, the professors really do care about us. They have good hearts, and they provide a lot of support.

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    BrainStation was definitely the right choice for me. I felt as though they gave me excellent support throughout the program - from great instructors to helpful career support The whole staff at BrainStation does a great job of making you feel welcomed into their work environment. 

    The curriculum is fast paced but well rounded. I felt that if I showed up, applied myself during classes and worked diligently on assignments the workload was very manageable. 

    Considering it's only 12 weeks I don't think I could expect anything more from a bootcamp. I feel as though I my career success is in my own hands, as long as I continue working diligently. I definitely couldn't have said that before I went to BrainStation, so overall the course gave me every opportunity to succeed that I could have asked for.

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    Lisa Culbert • Counsel, Legal Design & Operations • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Mike Lake led us through a comprehensive overview of data analytics in a 10-week, 3-hour/evening web-based learning program covering data analysis, databases, data visualization and data communication skills. He taught with a view to all abilities and gave countless real-life use-case examples which made the lessons easier to engage with. As someone who works in a non-traditional data field (law), I was able to explore how working with datasets can be used to supplement and improve upon the way we communicate information (by using more numbers and visuals in exchange for less text). Especially enjoyed learning the Tableau program. I did find the web-cast format challenging given the difficulty of certain lessons and labs. I would consider trying an in-person learning experience for future courses with BrainStation. 

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    My instrutor Paul Pittman is very experienced, passionate, and wise. The best part of this course is Paul would share his real-worklife experience on UX design so I would get to taste how this field works. I’ve gotta say taking this course at Brainstation is very different than taking any other courses at institutions because the interactivity and disucssion during class. The problems solving challenges given in the cass keeps my brain running. 

    Taking this course motivates me to use the other side of the brain (which I hardly use) .. I have been in the graphic designer field for very long and all I have been working is transforming information into beautiful graphics. The UX thinking is a new challenge for me because I need to think logically all the time, and need to find out potential problems and solutions on all possible situations that will occur.  

     

    On the last class Paul gave a very good advice  that UX designers need to be a leader who can’t be shy, and have excellent communication. He also inspired us how to introduce UX design into our workplace in a practical ways. In this course, the technical / academic parts of this course is just foundation; however, the thinking and altitude, and character buildling is the key is a life-time learning process.  Hence, this course is a great reminder and a great motivation to move you to the next level.

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    The BrainStation family has been a tremendous part of my life in the very short amount of time I had the pleasure of being with them. In mere twelve weeks I went from having no knowledge of web development and programming, to being incredibly confident with HTML, CSS, SASS, JavaScript, React, Node.js, Express, MySQL, and Sequelize, as part of our curriculum. In addition to this official tech stack, my peers and instructors helped me in learning MongoDB, and how to use aspects of the AWS & Heroku cloud infrastructures to deploy my projects.

    I could never have achieved this on my own, and even if I somehow managed to do it, I would have completely missed out on the quality of education and the opportunities that BrainStation afforded me. Because BrainStation does not simply show you how to code — we were tested with whiteboarding sessions twice per week, and completed our assignments in the agile development method - the industry standard. Additionally, we participated in cross-disciplinary hackathons, toured offices of top tech companies in Vancouver, and regularly had them pay visits to our classroom to deliver lectures on their work. We also had regular career planning talks, lectures, etc; and last but certainly not least, we had our Demo Day with dedicated for industry recruiters and the who's who of the tech scene in Vancouver.

    I must admit that before I signed up for BrainStation, I was concerned if it was as good as it sounds. I was especially concerned about the quality of education that I would receive. But as I came to find out: every single person I dealt with during my time at BrainStation, from admissions, to admin, to career support, is nothing but extremely professional and knowledgable about what they are doing. The teaching staff especially blew me away at how fantastic they are at their jobs. I can confidently say that my main instructor at BrainStation is amongst my top 3 teachers/professors I have ever had, and the TAs are better than any TA I have had at UBC.

    I simply cannot recommend the Web Development Diploma Program at BrainStation enough.

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    Simply amazing.
    at first, I didn't know which Bootcamp to go to, but after researching I realize that BrainStation offers pretty much best in the field. After this 12 week program, I have learned everything I need, and all the TAs and the educator helped me so much so that I won't fell behind. Career Success sessions also helped me with my resume and storytelling skill. Besides those, there is so many more amazing practice interview questions and many more other. benefits. But one thing I enjoy the most is the atmosphere at BrainStation, everything is so friendly and it made me felt like I was part of a big family. I would wake up every morning wanting to go.
    I would highly recommend BrainStation to everyone out there looking for a Bootcamp to go!

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    Fantastic experience!

    When I first found Brainstation, I was for sure a bit skeptical coming from trying different MOOC's, that often seemed lacking. However quickly I began to see the quality of the content, the highly knowledgeable instructors and the ease of use with the Synapse learning portal. I did the online version of the program for the convenience and ended up moving across the country from BC to Toronto during the program and I was still able to keep up and continue my growth during a busy move. The instructors were amazing and went above and beyond to make sure they were putting the students in the best situation to succeed and were always extremely helpful, answering questions regarding the content, the industry and ways to improve. Parin and Nishant were very knowledgeable and a delight to learn from and very accommodating to students of all skill levels. 

    I highly recommend this program and Brainstation in general! Absolutely will be back for more!

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