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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!

  • Romina Caraba-Thampi  User Photo
    Romina Caraba-Thampi • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I have recently just completed the Diploma for Data Science in Toronto. 

    The course was very well structured, covered a range of programming languages needed for the Data Science jobs, the assignments were great as they pushed me to apply the material learnt throughout the week and at the end we had to present a capstone. 

    The capstone project for the DS program is introduced halfway through the program. It is up to the student to choose a topic and a project. The instructors held one-on-one meeting with the students to help us with our progress and provide any help as needed.

    The instructors were on point, with even teaching assistants to help throughout the course. It was a great experience learning from industry experts, getting real-life examples and learning how to apply it ourselves.

    The program pushed us to go to tech meetup and tech events (tickets were covered by the school), and it was a great way to learn how to network and make connections.

    Beside learning about programming languages and concepts, we also learnt how to give a presentation, how to get better at public speaking, how to network, how to make an impression.
    After the program ended, we got extra material to work through to help us get a job. As I finished last week's batch, I already have a meeting with a company's CEO for a potential position at their company.

    Brainstation community has been very supportive, helpful and understanding in the course of the 12 weeks. Best part? Their support does not end with the 12 weeks, but rather continues with job search, resume and cover letter. At the end, they even divided us into groups to make sure we stay in contact and keep each other motivated to continue growth and learning.

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    Omar • Talent Acquisition Specialist • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    I just completed the Full-Time Web Dev bootcamp at BrainStation and had a great experience. Over the past couple of years I've tried to come home after a full time job and do some self learning and to be honest I got pretty far. It's hard to maintain that momentum though and after a while I began to get overwhelmed by not just the material but by the sheer number of hours I had to put in on top of doing my work.

    Enrolling at the bootcamp gave me the time to think solely about the material. The instructors were awesome in guiding me towards the right resources, being available to answer any questions, helping out with issues in my assignments/personal projects, and even just showing me what I didn't even know existed yet! 

    I'm back at my job that I left before BrainStation where I work as a technical recruiter. I have more knowledge and understanding of the field, technologies, and methodologies that I've been talking about with candidates and hiring managers for the past few years! I also have a few awesome side projects that I've been working on, including one that's being used by the marketing team at work :)

    Honestly, there's a lot of self motivated learning required not just here but at any bootcamp. But with the right attitude, a solid plan, and great googling ability (:p) completing the web dev program at BrainStation could be the start of a great new chapter in your story.

  • Vanin Ferrall  User Photo
    Vanin Ferrall • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    I am surprised with how much I was able to learn in 12 weeks. The class was challenging. We learned skills that I feel are practical and applicable. I found that having some backround in statistics as well as some recreational coding experience really helped in the adjustment to the fast-paced learning environment. I would absolutely recommend this program to those who want to shift their career to working with data. 

    I found that the career assistance and guidance in the program to be particularly valuable. 

    The instructers were always willing to help and offer guidance throughout the course.

  • Parvaneh Z  User Photo
    Parvaneh Z • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    As a recent graduate, I would recommend this program to anyone who is interested in creating modern web applications and developing custom APIs using frameworks, such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, and Node. This 12-week program is indeed intensive and challenging. It is designed for those who are extremely passionate about learning and developing their skills.

    I personally enjoyed every single day of classes led by excellent educators, especially the lead educator, Jonathan Bluks. What helped me the most was the highly organized teaching plan. It was easy for me to be prepared for each class by following weekly schedules, including lectures, labs, demos, quizzes, white-boardings, and projects. It was also great that I had the opportunity to participate in pair-programming, collaborative, and hackathon projects. In addition to all these positive factors, the building, located near the Waterfront Station, with its unique, bright and inspiring design full of lovely plants helped me to stay motivated, commute easily, enjoy my lunch break by the water, study well, and achieve my goals. 

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    Mikko • Recreation & Wellness Coordinator • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I've taken both their Digital Marketing and SEO. Their Digital Marketing was outstanding. The instructor was informative from a personal and professional level. She was keen on making sure we were all in the right direction. My group was struggling to find a focus in our project, but we all managed thanks to her guidance. 

    Similar experience with my SEO instructor. He was keen on making sure I was doing fine and actually doing things properly. He gave constructive feedback that helped me navigate around my organization's problems.

    If I could have them as instructors for the other 2 courses I want to learn, I would. They were phenomenal. I'm sure the other students felt the same way too.

    I feel more confident and ready after being mentored by them on these courses. Looking forward to taking more!

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    Ivan Rickard Liow • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    So I just recently graduated from the UX Design program in Vancouver, and what can I say, what a fantastic experience! To start, the campus was gorgeous, well-lit, and had lots of natural light. The BrainStation staff were always super approachable and really friendly. It's located at a great spot in Downtown Vancouver, so lots of good food options, and really accessbible by Canada Line.

    In terms of the how I found the experience, I would say having done a "bootcamp" at Lighthouse Labs for Web Development gave me a leg up in terms of how exhausting it is to learn so much information in a compressed amount of time. In my opinion, to get the most out of any "bootcamp", you really need to commit 118% of your life to it for the duration; I didn't really feel like I had much cognitive capacity to think about what was going in other aspects of my life. Finding that balance so you don't go crazy is extremely important, so maintaining some physical activity and getting enough sleep is crucial (admittedly, I went from working out 3x a week to 1x at best).

    In terms of how the academic work was structured, you will have lots of projects non-stop through the program that build upon each other like lego. Also, these projects often support what you will work on in the subsequent stage of your Capstone project (which is ultimately what you'll be showing on Demo Day). 

    Coming out of the program, I definitely felt very prepared to handle a role as a (Junior) Product / UX-UI Designer, and highly recommend looking at BrainStation for your digital skills training needs

    Feel free to hit me up on LinkedIn if you have any questions :) [https://www.linkedin.com/in/ivanrickardliow/]

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    The course is comprehensive, fully loaded, educator-led and an excellent deep dive into Data Science, Machine Learning, Python, and the many toolkits and techniques required to start a Data Science career. 

    However, it is important to note that this is course designed for highly motivated students who are prepared to dedicate themselves 120% to the course content, challenges, and tough weekly assignments for the entire period. The educators were very knowledgeable and were extremely capable in switching between highly academic subjects to real world worked examples. Daily Python code-alongs and challenges kept all students fluid in the learning by doing, and learning by making mistakes. The course material was well structured, building up the knowledge over time. An unexpected bonus was that our student cohort was quite diverse but became tight-knit during the three months and this led to additional knowledge sharing and problem solving approaches amongst us. 

    BrainStation's overall approach was multi-dimensional and holistic.... we learned Data Science, but this was also complemented with learning to present our technical results, visits to other Tech firms and even a 1-day internal hackathon to help us understand how to work with UX/UI designers and Web developers. I feel capable to take on any new Data Science challenges in the next phase of my career. 

    I would recommend the course to anyone who seriously intends to transition to a Data Science career. Full accessibility to experienced educators and technical environments always beats any number of hours of online videos.

     

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    Arshad Kazi • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    My experience at BrainStation has been life changing and eye-opening to say the least. I went in to the program with little to no knowledge about how to code. My experience with coding dates back to the HTML only days and Geocities where I taught myself a little bit of coding during that time and that's it. 

    After going through the program it blows my mind every time I think about how much I have been able to learn in such a short time. The program is structured just right where each week's lesson is applied in the weekly 'sprints' of each project. I was part of the full-time Full Stack Web Development dimploma program from Spring 2019.

    Let's talk about the pros first...

    I did a campus tour at each BootCamp in the area and the one thing that attracted me to BrainStation is the fact that it is part of Konrad Group, one of big tech consulting firms in the GTA. They teach all the best practices and coding policies also used by their coders so you can be sure that you are learning the industry best practices in the process. 

    The instructors and TA's are absolutely phenomenal, with a wealth of knowledge from the industry. The assistant instructor is an actual Konrad Group employee and the main instructor comes with decades of coding experience in several languages. The TA's are from previous cohorts who have been through what the current cohort is going through. 

    What I specially liked was that the material was always current, considering how quickly the coding world evolves. 

    Now lets talk about the cons...

    During our cohort, they missed out on some key teaching points that, from our tech tours seemed to be important for a Junior Web Dev.

    • How to Test Code
    • Deeper knowledge about Database
    • How to Deploy your project
    • Working in a group and cross-team environment

    We got a brief lesson about how to use Database, Deploy code, work in a group (second last project), and work with the other departments just like the real world. They definitely need to spend a few more days on the ones mentioned above, but then again there is only so much time in the 12-weeks.

    Some words of advice...

    Don't worry too much about HTML and CSS. They are pretty easy, but definitely try to understand Functions and For Loops as much as you can before your program starts. That is the basic of any JS framework. As long as you understand those two things, you will be fine. The course is jam packed and will go by faster than you can take it all on. Don't worry if you are not really able to understand the nitty gritty of the material. Just try to grasp the key concepts and spend the rest of your free time if you have any on what you didn't get. Otherwise, you will fall behind. Missing even 1-day is a lot.

    Go in knowing that you will be MIA from your friends and family for the next 3 months of the program. You might have a handful of weekends to yourself but otherwise you will just be too busy with each sprint.

    Otherwise all I can say is that you will come out of it loving the program and becoming really good friends with your classmates. You are taking a huge leap in making going through a Career Transformation and spending this kind of money on the program. I for one do not have any regrets. It is scary but exciting at the same time. 

    BrainStation has a great staff on hand during and after the program where they will do what they can to help find a job. They have a big group of alumni as well as well. The frameworks they teach are current so you won't feel out of place when you are done the program. 

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    I've always had an interest in website design and development, and I've had the opportunity to develop basic skills in my career. However, our tech needs had become greater and I knew I needed some more hands-on education, but with a full-time job, it was difficult to find the right kind of training. BrainStation was the best decision I ever made. Their part-time program made it easy to attend the classes after work once a week, and their support was incredible throughout the whole process. Each week felt very intense, and we learned a lot despite it being a part-time program - way more than just the basic skills. It was hard to believe that by the end of 10 weeks I was able to code a full website from scratch, but I did and loved every minute of it! 

    The instructor was amazing - he was clearly experienced in both the subject matter and how to teach, and made every topic feel approachable. He intuitively seemed to understand what concepts the class needed more time on, and was able to be flexible, sometimes introducing concepts typically outside the scope of the course when we seemed ready to try a more advanced topic. Having support not just during class but also available online in between classes made it feel like we had way more class time than we actually did. 

    The campus was located in the heart of the Toronto tech scene, so it felt like there were constant references to real-world examples of what companies were doing right down the street, which was super cool. 

    BrainStation also made it really easy to find a way to not only find a class to fit with my busy work schedule, but also the scholarship opportunities made it possible for me to attend and learn a new school that may have otherwise been out of reach. 

    I truly can't recommend BrainStation enough - I'm confident that any class you took there would result in a new skill set you can be sure to use in the tech industry today!

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    Vanessa Turpin • Digital Marketing Manager • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I just finished the User Experience Design course at Brainstation. I decided to pursue this course beause after 5 years of working in the digital marketing sector, I was ready to learn new skills that could lead to new career opportunities. I had heard good things from friends and colleagues who had studied at Brainstation- so I decided to take the plunge!

    I signed up to take the course online part-time, so I could study outside of my full-time job. The course was short but intense, and I learned a lot. From designing a sites information architecture, to wireframing, prototyping and user testing- I now feel ready to explore the job market with the skills I learned in this course.

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    Daeryun Meyers • UI | UX | Graphic Designer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    This might have been one of the more intense learning environments I have encountered. Having said that, I appreciate how immersive and all-encompassing the curriculum was. There may have been a bit too much content in a small period of time. But it gave me a chance to see how the wide industry looks, works and how it will affect my life. Now I am utilizing the tools given to create an insightful plan of attack.
    The course allowed me to showcase my strengths and make a realistic plan for where I aim to guide my career. The faculty and course instructors, as well, were very sensitive to where I had difficulty and supported me throughout the program in order to finish successfully.

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    Callum Upfield • UX Designer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    BrainStation was one of the best experiences of my life. It introduced me to the tech industry in such a fantastic way. I hit the ground running and have been set on an incredibly positive trajectory of which I never before thought possible.

    A bit of background on me: I took the full time User Experience Design Course at BrainStation Vancouver back in June 2018. Leading up to the course I was working as a photographer, lost at where my career was heading and flirting with the idea of moving into the tech industry. I wanted to stay creative so UX seemed a logical option and the appeal of launching a new career from a fast paced bootcamp was huge. Too good to be true surely? For traditional teaching methods, sure. For the educational wizards at BrainStation, no they’ve got it nailed. The moment I first walked into BrainStation I knew it was the place for me - I attended their intro to UX workshop which helped me understand what UX was and if it would be something of interest to me. I also experiencing a Demo Day to see how previous students managed (highly recommend!) and seeing what is possible in 10 weeks was astounding. The professional nature of the students, educators and environment helped me confirm my decision that BrainStation was the one.

    So I started the course. I had no prior design experience and we didn’t ease into things, diving into the deep end on the first week with a design sprint. Incredibly challenging, incredibly rewarding the growth and progress I saw in a week 1 was noticeable. This continued week on week, with the syllabus combining learning new material in lectures and applying it immediately in design challenges and week long projects. Oh and we were introduced to the mother of all projects - Capstone. Capstone would be the pinnacle of all we learnt during the course, allowing us to show future employers what we’re capable of. During the 10 weeks I felt myself moving from sketching anxiety to being confident in calling myself a designer. The course content has clearly been iterated upon multiple times to give students the perfect platform for a successful career in UX, whether it’s hard or soft skills for post bootcamp life and this really shows. In summary the full time UX programme at BrainStation has prepared me incredibly well for real life UX work. I feel like I even have more current UX knowledge than some of my now colleagues that have been in the industry for years. 

    The people of BrainStation are the main reason for making the whole experience so memorable. They exude positivity and do everything in their power to get you on the best track possible. I was fortunate enough to have Brad and Uzi as my educators and they really are perfect examples of an educator, tech or otherwise. Their enthusiasm is infectious and they were so knowledgeable and supportive during the entire experience. The post course support is also great and the team is always there to help with any queries in the period after - shout out to Teddy for that one! 

    So where am I now? Since finishing the course I moved back to the UK and I set about building my portfolio and getting my first UX role. 2 months after the course finished I landed my first role in a tech startup and I now have 6 months of experience. A rapid transformation especially compared to traditional education methods. A role won’t fall into your lap though - listen hard and do everything you can during the course and after to make yourself employable as possible. It’s not an easy role to break into with a lot of juniors out there looking for first jobs so do everything to make yourself stand out.

    I haven’t gone into specifics too much in this review, so please reach out to me on LinkedIn if you have any questions regarding anything BrainStation or UX and I’d be more than happy to help.

    Pro tip: don’t overthink Demo Day. Just go out there, do your thing and have fun!

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