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Start Date None scheduled Cost $4,950 Class size N/A Location Salt Lake CityIn this part-time, full-stack, web development course, you’ll spend 84 hours in synchronous, online sessions learning advanced web development technologies. You’ll learn advanced front-end development, the latest back-end server-side applications, and supporting data stores plus query languages. This course builds upon your existing, foundational full-stack skills and knowledge while adding an array of advanced full stack capabilities.
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Minimum Skill Level Must have completed Helio Training’s Full-stack Web Development Foundational Course or successfully complete code review and interview with a Full-Time Instructor. Placement Test No Interview Yes
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Minimum Skill Level Basic computer skills Placement Test No Interview Yes
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Minimum Skill Level Basic computer skills Placement Test No Interview Yes
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Start Date None scheduled Cost $4,950 Class size N/A Location Salt Lake City14 weeks/98 Total Hours in online sessions, approximately 12 hours of self-study each week Mondays and Wednesdays, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Full-stack web developers are critical members of all development teams. They understand the whole web development picture, which helps them make more informed decisions. In this part-time, full-stack, web development course, you’ll spend 154 hours in synchronous, online sessions learning key technologies that will make you the developer who can create a fully functional, highly usable, and responsive web application from end-to-end. You’ll learn front-end user interface development, the back-end server side applications, and the supporting databases behind the scenes. The skills you gain on this track will advance your career if you’re passionate about learning the industry’s most effective and widely used web development tools.
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Minimum Skill Level N/A Prep Work Provided upon enrollment. Placement Test No Interview Yes Start Date None scheduled Cost $5,100 Class size N/A Location Salt Lake CityIn this full-time course, you’ll spend 240 hours in on-campus sessions exploring the need for testing, how to test, and ultimately automate this workflow to make sure you have all the essential regressions to stand up a solid defense of software. Quality assurance testing for software development is key to any company’s release of reliable useful technology. Testing is a small, but important piece of the software development life cycle. Quality assurance also serves as an entry-point in the competitive tech work space while allowing testers to explore where in development they want their career to go. Quality Assurance (QA) engineers are essential members on software development teams. In any industry, organizations have different preferences for testing their software. Testing and QA roles have become essential to teams frequently delivering quality software. Continuous integration and continuous development are usually coupled with an agile methodology to maintain order among frequent deployment chaos. As continuous integration and deployment become more common, these processes and methodologies are best coupled with an automated testing system. Following agile methodologies, a feature is declared done when it is tested and deployed. Testing is typically the last line of defense before software is released to suer. QA engineers are meaningful employees to any organization that builds software. As users expectations of higher quality software increases, so too does the demand for competent quality assurance engineers in the industry.
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- HTML, Git, Digital Marketing, Design, User Experience Design, CSS, Front End
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Start Date None scheduled Cost $4,500 Class size N/A Location Salt Lake CityUser Interface and User Experience (UI/UX) designers are increasingly needed on all development teams. They don’t just know how to use the tools of digital design and development, they understand the underlying principles of design and user experience. They understand the theory behind social design, usability, interaction, and know how to implement designs using modern tools and software. The UI/UX designer is user-centered and adds value to an organization by designing experiences that users want. They conduct research and produce useful personas, scenarios, and design sketches. They prototype and iterate designs until they produce user interfaces and interactions that are worthy of placement in their professional portfolio. The modern UI/UX developer knows how to achieve great results using Photoshop, Illustrator, CSS, and Sketch. The skills you will gain from this course will help you advance your career in UI/UX and make you an invaluable member of modern development team. Technologies Learned: Photoshop Illustrator CSS User Research and Personas Bootstrap and Frameworks FlexBox Sketch Apple UI Principles Material Design
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Minimum Skill Level N/A Prep Work Pre-work provided upon enrollment. Placement Test No Interview Yes Start Date Rolling Start Date Cost $3,200 Class size N/A Location Salt Lake CityIf you would like to work in the game industry, a Unity certification is an awesome addition to your résumé. Helio Training now offers a game development bootcamp that fully prepares you for Unity Certified Developer Exam, and then teaches you to code all aspects of developing games within Unity. In this 16 week training course, you will learn the fundamentals of Unity including the interface, asset integration, lighting, animation, character control, navigation, AI, deployment, and more. Included as a part of the bootcamp experience, you earn Unity certification as you become a competent C# Unity developer. You’ll learn the fundamentals of variables, functions, loops, arrays lists, events, workflow, gameplay, graphics, physics, and how to leverage the capabilities of the Unity game platform. This program has been designed for beginners. Even if you have no coding experience, you can learn C# and Unity. We’ll start at the beginning and work fast to develop games.
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Minimum Skill Level N/A Placement Test No Interview Yes Start Date None scheduled Cost $9,500 Class size N/A Location Salt Lake CityUnity is one of the best ways to build games, mobile apps, AR (Augmented Reality) / VR (Virtual Reality) solutions, and is used in many other areas of business as well. Our course focuses on building indie games, 2D/3D games, while providing an emphasis on AR/VR projects. This course will help students develop games and solutions that will help them enter the tech industry and other industries that will utilize the Unity engine. In addition, this bootcamp prepares you for the Unity Certified Associate, Unity Certified Developer exam and 3D Artist exam. While developing your indie game in this 13-week training course, you will learn the fundamentals of Unity including the interface, asset integration, lighting, animation, character control, navigation and AI, deployment and much more!
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- MERN Full Stack- 1/28/2020Anmaree Osmond • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Web App Development Immersive • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via GitHub
My experience at Helio was excellent. I took the immersive full-stack course, having absolutely no experience with coding or programming, and in under four months, I am well on my way to becoming a legitimate junior web developer. My classmates were incredible, and we all helped and encouraged one another. Matt, my admissions advisor was helpful from start to finish, checking in to make sure I felt good about what I was learning and that I felt comfortable in the class. Career Services Manager Amy provided training on how to write great resumes and how to prepare for job interviews. She is there long after the course is over to help you find a job. Mentors are available if you need extra help outside of class hours, and they are kind, patient and non-judgmental. The instructors teach, but they also let you struggle to find answers on your own. They understand that this will help students build problem-solving skills that will benefit them in the real world. One thing to be aware of is that you really need to be proactive and take responsibility for your own education. Don't be afraid to ask questions if you don't understand a concept. The teachers and mentors are willing to help, but they need to know if you are struggling. My only suggestion would be for the instructors to check in every few weeks with each student to make sure they are understanding fundamental concepts. Otherwise, those afraid to ask questions may fall behind.
- Lies- 11/21/2019Jordan • Graduate • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via LinkedIn
Hey everyone, this is going to be the most honest and serious review I have ever written here on Google reviews. If you’re looking for a place to learn these types of “boot camps” then I would recommend going back to school to learn it. These boot camps are full of nothing but lies and promises that they try so desperately to cover up. I did take both boot camps for the web dev certificate. The first class was online and the second class was a hybrid of going to class and doing it online. I will say that the instructors knew their stuff from frontend to backend like pros! Both had worked in pretty high up tech companies and businesses so it was nice to hear about their experiences to get us jacked up to learn and get out there to look for a job. Now for the actual people like HR and the higher ups suck at their job like you wouldn’t even imagine. Also when you look over these reviews most of these reviews are from the people that work for Helio not the ones that have gone out and found jobs. Anytime I needed help trying to finish something that HR wanted you to complete to show that you’re “efficient” to get the certification she was absolutely terrible at her job! I will call out this specific person on here. Her name was Amy and she was so mean and just sucked at her job. I would ask for help with certain things so I could progress on getting my certification and all she had to say was “it’s in the work I sent over to you” or “it’s in the powerpoint/presentation I did…” I mean come on now, I am here to learn and hopefully get a certification so I can get out there and get a job! This isn't high school anymore just help the student out and explain things better. I’m not asking for my health but to better understand!
Here’s another very depressing thing as well, with helio they try and suck you in by this six month guarantee bull crap… I have had a few people go out and do several if not a dozen interviews only to be turned down by them for only having this certification. Helio claims they have all these hook ups to getting you job but that was another huge lie! Also you need to understand that this type of market is so washed out, its heavily saturated and if you do complete the course and do get a job don’t expect to get a job making 60k a year. You’ll be lucky to earn half that for the first couple of years...Know that Helio once you are done with the courses they never follow up they never check in to make sure things are going okay. Do you want to know why? Because they go through tutors, instructors and TA like toilet paper. No offense. During the duration of the 1 and 2 courses we went through three TA’s and the last class we didn’t even have a TA to help out till the very end of the course… How pathetic is that? I won’t name the student I have kept in contact with the most after these courses. He was the smartest kid in the class and loved everything there was to know about coding and web development. He went to several job interviews to be only be offered around 15$ an hour! Like I said above this job industry is heavily saturated. I read an article saying for every one tech job there are two graduates… Your best option are not these bootcamps that fill your head with lies but to go finish school or learn for free online like Udemy, Freecodecamp and Youtube. The resources are endless. Good luck and don’t get burned over $9,000!
Response From: Matt Brown of Helio TrainingTitle: AdmissionsFriday, Jan 24 2020Jordan,
Your feedback is appreciated. However, the entire story has not been told and much of what your review purports to be true is very inaccurate. In an effort to be transparent and fair, the following bullet points will directly address your comments:
- We do not have an HR department; it is assumed that by "HR" you mean Career Services.
- Amy is the Career Services manager. She is fair and direct but has not been referred to as "mean" by anyone else who's taken a course from Helio. Contrary to the claims made in your review, documentation shows that communication between you and Amy was at all times professional, courteous, and considerate on her part.
- Career Services offers three incredibly valuable workshops, which are a part of the course. Attending and completing these workshops is a requirement to be considered a graduate from Helio Training. You attended none of these in person and did not follow through on the assignments.
- Career Services worked with you numerous times on your resume, which was both unprofessional and not up to par with tech industry expectations. Documentation shows you failed to make suggested edits despite several attempts to aid you in this process.
- You failed to complete any of the Career Services assignments, each of which is designed to help students achieve success in finding a job. These missed assignments include developing/strengthening your online profile--primarily LinkedIn and Slack, completing suggested edits on resumes, mock interviews with industry professionals, attending relevant meet-ups, and providing a report on the minimum required amount of submitted job applications per week.
- In reference to the Tuition Reimbursement Guarantee (TRG): You signed a document that outlined the required steps that you, as a student, must complete in order to qualify for the TRG. Many of these requirements were outlined previously, namely working with Career Services on your resume, attending all workshops, applying to a minimum number of jobs per week and submitting a tracking summary, participating in various exercises designed to prepare students for interviews and employment in the industry. You failed to do these things and therefore did not qualify for the TRG.
- You assert that you knew "a few people" who did "several if not a dozen interviews" but did not get job offers. Nowhere in our process or communication do we promise a set number of interviews before guaranteeing employment. We do, however, communicate to each student multiple times over their respective course(s) that they may need to apply and interview many times before receiving an offer. This process is affected by many variables--the student's previous work history, strength of resume, relevant experience, Certification of Proficiency, preparation for interviews and more. Without completing the steps and working with Career Services in earnest, the number of submitted applications and interviews is likely to greatly exceed the number of applications and interviews one would participate in were they to follow the path laid out by Career Services. We have documentation to support this.
- You assert that the job market is "washed out" and that making $60k a year is unrealistic. There are multiple job sites that successfully argue against your claim, showing that hundreds of jobs exist along the Wasatch Front at any given time, with thousands available across the country. Furthermore, our average graduate starts at approximately $60k a year; this information is documented and verified.
- You state that Helio never checks up on students after completing a course; this is inaccurate. We publically state that students are welcome to retake or shadow a course for a year after completing their original course, and we have processes in place to assist students seeking Proficiency well after their course has ended. This is made aware to all students and many take advantage of these offerings, to their benefit.
- You claim an article you read states there is one tech job per two graduates, but you neither cite the article nor expand upon the details. A quick google search can show evidence contrary to your claim. We also show that in 2019 over 80% of Helio graduates who completed a course in the same year have a job in the industry.
In addition to the information above, we have documentation showing that on several occasions you called into class from your car while traveling. Any chance at success will be slim if students are not present for class, are unable to participate fully in class, and/or do not complete the recommended and required tasks offered by Career Services and instructors. We have documentation that shows the vast majority of students who do these things end up graduating from Helio and successfully join the tech industry.
We understand that the outcome you received did not reflect the outcome you desired, but documentation shows that your claims are neither factual and do not appear to have been delivered in good faith. We welcome feedback and strive to improve when opportunities present themselves. If you would like to reach out to us or come by the campus and discuss what options we may have for you, please let us know.
- Keeping the Dream Alive- 7/8/2019Michael Corey • Course: Full-Stack Web App Development Immersive • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via GitHub
I chose Helio because they demonstrated that they would be there for their student beyond the duration of the course. The opportunity to shadow a future class to further solidify one's knowledge and understanding seemed like a great way to support students that really wanted to stick with it but may have struggled through the class. So like they say if at first, you don't succeed try try again! So I was sold and enrolled ready to take on the challenge.
Knowing fully well that this course was going to be a challenge before I signed up I was ready to work hard and persist. I continued to struggle through the troubles I was encountering with understanding the material. Asking some questions but also trying to do what I could to discover the answer on my own. One regret I have is not asking more questions when I found myself stuck and could not seem to find the answer.
My biggest obstacle was my own self-doubt. When things got hard and I felt stuck for all too long I found myself questioning my ability to really grasp and pick up the material we were going over. Thankfully I am persistent and determined. I started to work through some of the confidence issues I was having with a few small wins that showed me I was starting to understand.
I completed the course getting proficiency before graduation and after taking a week to celebrate I was back on the computer to continue learning and start feeling like more of a master. I still struggled with somethings and after a few months going on my own learning journey, I found myself taking Helio up on that opportunity to shadow a class. It was not until I returned to the class that I realized just how much I had learned the first time around. It is easy to forget about how much you learned because there is so much to keep learning. It was when I started to help others and work on teaching them what I learned when I really started to see just how great of an education Helio had provided. So thankful for the opportunity to shadow that is helping me step into the light and keep my dream alive.
- Full Stack / Full Time Web Development Bootcamp- 4/24/2019Karlee W • Business Analyst • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
I attended the Full Stack/Full Time Web Dev Bootcamp at the Draper Helio Campus in the Fall of 2018.
Before we begin, you need to know a just a few things about me.
In a bootcamp setting like Helio, every student joins with different levels of understanding in regards to Computer Science and Web Development. I had none- of either. My background was in people management, sales and marketing. I was a basic ‘user’ with no prior exposure to the complex world of Computer Science or technical trades. I chose to attend a web dev bootcamp not because I absolutely knew I wanted to be a programmer but because I knew I needed to upskill myself in an environment of accountability with someone being a ‘sherpa’ to me in this big new world. I also knew this would be a challenge and having an in person resource 45 hours a week would give me ZERO excuses to fail.
My learning can be broken down into two basic components. What I learned about myself and what I learned about Web Development.
What I learned about Web Dev:
What I learned about myself:
I can do hard things. Attending Helio has given me credibility with myself and the confidence I need to continually progress as a person who values technical skill sets. During the bootcamp, I was always totally out of my element. This is GOOD NEWS! Growth only happens in the pain and the constant feeling of never really being sure about what I was doing and sorta just rolling with it is good for anyone to experience. Lastly, I walked away with a deep sense of pride in what I had accomplished. I was more proud of myself for finishing Helio with proficiency than a 4 year degree and many other professional experiences that I had previously held on high. Also, my problem solving skills significantly improved.
Advice to Future Students:
Watch CS05 Lectures on YouTube for context about what you are doing.
Do the pre-work they assign, multiple times.
Take time to prepare yourself. While I do not suggest online training as a replacement for the bootcamp experience, it will serve as good context for what to expect when you do enter the bootcamp so you can ask better questions for clarity.
Learn how to learn.
Learn how to read documentation.
You likely will want to give up many times- don’t do it. If you are open, you will NEVER regret this experience for many reasons listed above.
This will be challenging. Breakdowns and freakouts are expected. Just when you think you understand something, a new element and level to understanding that thing will make you feel completely inadequate again. This is normal learn to enjoy it. In a sick way, I actually crave this now that I am graduated...time to upskill!!!!
Advice to Helio:
Questions? My least favorite part. Questions? Huh… of course I have questions. About pretty much everything..where to even start?!?!?
Advice: Instead of waiting for the class to ask questions, it would be nice to have instructors check for knowledge to expose those black holes.
Continue the lectures, and afternoon coding sessions. Also continue to review content multiple times for understanding.
Continue to be supportive of your students! I cannot thank you all enough for your patience and support. The personal connection I had with everyone (instructors, career services and even the president of Helio) will not be forgotten. Special shout out to Wes and Tanner in Draper. Yall are Tops and I appreciate you so much!
Make sure that students are aware of all the different career paths in tech. Programming might not be for everyone but being technically literate surely is!
Keep the class sizes small. So great for 1:1 understanding and attention.
- Helio is an awesome place to learn.- 1/9/2019Gabriel Elias Faudoa • Student • Course: Full-Stack Web App Development Immersive • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via LinkedIn
Helio is an awesome place to learn. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Be prepared to put in work though as this is not a passive learning environment, you will have to put in plenty of time to actually learn how to code as it is not simple memorization. Pricing is great compared to other bootcamps!
- Best decision of my life!!- 8/30/2018Corey Bernsdorff • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Web App Development Immersive • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via LinkedIn
After fiddling around with a free online code school, a friend put me on to Helio Training. I got so lucky! There are several bootcamps in the SLC area, but from the research I've done, none compares to Helio Training. I initially signed up for the After Hours Fullstack course, but soon found myself without a job on a Friday. I called Matt up and he got me into the Fullstack Immersive course the following Monday.
The admissions dept ROCKS! It's been a thrill of a ride learning all the tech, peeling back the onion and looking behind the curtain, understanding how all the parts and pieces of the computing world interact. I was so excited to come to class everyday. When I went home, all I could think about was coding. I could never have learned and been exposed to all that I have been on my own.
The staff, instructors, and class mentors were fabulous. The expert help you recieve from the career services dept is without equal. Dave, the president of Helio Training, is on the sidelines cheering you on. He always wants to know how you are doing, what they can do better and is always willing to listen to your concerns. Everyone involved really wants you to succeed.
However, you have to do your part by coming to class committed, ready to learn and meet the checkpoints they have outlined for you, so that you can succeed. If you aren't willing to do that, you are shooting yourself in the foot and wasting your money. It was a great experience bonding with the class and making friendships that will last for years to come. Change your life and become a part of the HELIO family today!!
- Like eating vegetables...- 7/12/2018Zachary Haynie • Security Guard, aspiring Web Developer • Student • Course: Full-Stack Web App Development Immersive • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via LinkedIn
This course may not be the most pleasant at all times (more on this later), but if you make the plunge, and you commit and work hard it'll be one of the best things you do.
The title of this post sums it up pretty well. Boot camps inherently will not be 100% pleasant. You're jamming everything together in a very short span to learn things.
As for myself, I'm a current student that's doing really well in class. I've dedicated a lot of time into researching languages and finding out what's going on behind the hood. If I could get one thing across it'd be that try to learn the best methods that help you learn on your own.
If you come to Helio and expect to learn with no effort on your own part you will be dissapointed. If you come to Helio and expect to learn while missing half the days that class are held you will be dissapointed, and should re-examine yourself. Basically, they can't plug in a chip and teach you whatever you're coming for.
I'll be honest with you now, you cannot expect to know everything after this bootcamp. Anyone who tells you that you can learn everything about web development without years of experience is wrong. You need to work, you need to get serious, this is like learning another language (which it is).
A couple of recommendations for anyone joining:
- Attendance - How would you learn without being there? (Seems like a basic point but honestly, you won't do well if you don't show up)
- Proactive Action - Have the confidence to push forwards yourself. The teacher will help you through guided learning, but you should be pushing the boundaries yourself. If you're ahead of the rest of the class, push forwards further as your teacher can't just abandon everyone else in the class.
- Realistic Expectations - If you're a veteran in the industry and join a class with people trying to break in, you can't expect the entire class to cater to you. If you want an awesome career but only go into their part time class, or only put in half the effort, you'll be dissapointed. You pay for what you get for, and if you want the best, you need the advanced course in tandem with the part time (or just take the immersive).
- Don't Give Up, but Don't Let Up - It will be stressfull. Relax and realize others have done this before, you'll make it. Try you best, realize you're still growing, and don't give up!
Don't rob yourself of future opportunities. If you work hard, and have a level head, you'll do great here. We're all human, and all the employees I've met here want you to succeed.
Is Helio perfect? No. Is it always pleasant? Not always. Could it be the best thing for you? You're damn right.
Just like eating vegetables.
- You get Twice out what you put in.- 7/12/2018Shane Thomas Reeve • Front end UI Software Engineer • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Web App Development Immersive • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via LinkedIn
I attended Helio from Fed - May 2018. I was in the full stack immersive class. The class provides all the information on all the current technologies that are being used in the Salt Lake Area. Our instructor went through all of the coding languages that we were learning quickly and provided several placed to learn more and improve skill. In class, we were given the basics and expected to put in time after hours to dig deeper and improve our skills. We spent the first 8 weeks learning the current stack being used and the last 5 weeks are spent creating projects for our portfolio. During the last five weeks, we are allowed to customize our learning by asking what we are looking for in order to complete our project. The career assistance was amazing and gave great advice on how to write a resume, dos and don'ts of interviews, and mock interviews. Great place to learn to code and had an amazing experience but you get out what you put in and takes work but well worth it.
- Full Stack - Part Time Evenings- 6/15/2018Jessica Haight • Operations Manager • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Web App Development After-Hours • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via LinkedIn
I have had such a great experience with Helio! When I first walked through the doors, I knew next to nothing about web development. Upon receiving my certification of proficiency, not only do I feel competent in the skills I've learned but I am able to incorporate my skills at a new job I've recently started.
The instructors are great and the space was friendly. I would highly recommend Helio to anyone interested in a web dev bootcamp.
- Recent bootcamp grad- 6/6/2018Melissa K Conn • Student • Course: Full-Stack Web App Development After-Hours • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via GitHub
When I first started the part-time full stack course I knew very little about html/css and had basic computer skills. It was A LOT of information to cover in 14 weeks and you do need to study outside of class, with that said I was able to challenge myself to learn something completely different, become a better learner, and learn the latest programming languages and applications. You definitely get what you put in. I couldn't have done it without the support from the mentors, instructors, and staff!
- Student- 6/5/2018Sterling Nak • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Web App Development Immersive • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via LinkedIn
Last Month I had the privilege of graduating at Helio Training. I came here with no coding exerience and I left the school with more exerience then I ever dreamed i would. Helio Training has an amazing staff from the teachers, to the mentors, to the Career Advisor, to the President of Helio Training. There is no mistake that this has been a journey but it was worth it.
- Dissapointed- 4/30/2018Blu • Student • Course: Full-Stack Web App Development Immersive • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via GitHub
If I could turn back time, I think I would have chosen the bootcamp in my home state of Colorado instead of coming out to Utah for this bootcamp. There are issue that this bootcamp has to address starting with misleading things I was told during the initial phone conversations I had with an advisor. I was told that this bootcamp had connections and networks in Denver, that they are connected to Neumont University and have access to their alumni network and career services, however that was not true and I found out too late. As far as instruction, it is good, but you have to spend a lot of time on ypur own to study. I also notice that the mentor and teacher are not available to me as much as I would have liked, and they have expected me to use other resources like google to find the answer. The mentor also does not know everything and so there is difficulty in that as well because I am not able to progress in my project and ask questions because I will not recieve an answer. I am quite dissapointed in this experience. It was cheaper and more affordable than the bootcamps in Denver, but I would have loved to go to Turing or Galvanize instead and pay more because they have more networks in Denver. I would not recommend this to out of state students simply because they don't have a strong network.
Response From: David of Helio TrainingTitle: PresidentTuesday, May 01 2018Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are always open to receiving feedback from our students. We wish your experience was different and are disheartened to hear otherwise. We are still hopeful that we can help your transition into the development field. Our current locations are only inside of Utah and we are working to expand our network to whatever areas our students want to end up. With Neumont College of Computer Science being our sister organization, we do have alumni in many areas of the country that can be a great networking source for our graduates. We are dedicated and working hard expand our network.
One of our main intentions is to teach our students the basics of development and
also teach them how to learn on their own. Web development is always changing and will continue to do so in the future. Our hope is that our graduates gain some great skills but also know how to become self-sufficient and research then solve their own problems. We have retake and shadowing policies in place and will allow our students to retake the same course or shadow the same course for up to a year after completion.
- Doubled My Income After 13 Weeks- 4/26/2018Teresa B. Chavez • Support & Implementation Specialist • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Web App Development Immersive • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via LinkedIn
My experience at Helio Training has been great from the first point of contact with Admissions. They answered every question I had, from which program would be best for me, to finance options to help pay for the bootcamp.
I tried to learn to code on my own, and I could only get so far until I realized the true value in going to a bootcamp. Having a live intstructor and a class mentor, who were very knowledgable and available to answer our questions when we needed them was what I needed to break through. They understand that some of us come from zero knowledge, and I never felt stupid for getting help during the course. We went over a lot of content at a rapid pace, and I was able to complete a full stack application for final projects by the end, but I still have a way to go to really round out my skiils as a developer. One of my biggest takeaways from the program is learning how to learn on my own, and now that my co-hort is over, I feel confident taking deeper dives into the stack we learned, and even moving forward learning other programming languages.
Career Services presented great workshops to help build our resumes, create our network on linkedIn, and prepare for interviews. They had us starting to apply for jobs way earlier than I felt comfortable with, but just do what they say, and trust their process. If you have any concerns, talk to the staff, and they will work with you at whatever level you are comfortable with. We did mock interviews, which I initially didn't want to do, but it was one of the most helpful parts of the process for me. We got helpful feedback on our performance and practice for the technical part of the interview.
I made some great friendships in class, and Helio is still there, encouraging those who are still completing proficiency or are still in the job hunt, to use the downtown facility to continue developing until we find a job. You also have a year to shadow or re-take a class if you need more time to get it.
As it has been said in other reviews, you get out of this what you put in to it, so show up, participate, make mistakes, engage your fellow students, and learn to love the process. It is very challenging, but very rewarding if you stick with it.
Helio's Full Stack Web Development bootcamp is for anyone, of any age, who wants to level up in life.
- Rewarding experience led by awesome people- 4/25/2018James Sakurai • Junior Web Developer • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Web App Development Immersive • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via LinkedIn
During my time at Helio Training I was challenged daily and learned many new skills. My instructor Wes is very knowledgeable and was always willing to help with any questions that I had. I really enjoyed the structure of the class time split evenly between lecture and time to work on your own with help available to you if you get stuck. Career Services was very helpful in preparing me for interviews and making sure my resume looked great. Amy also is available for job support after graduation. I am very glad I chose to attend this school and would recommend it highly to anyone.
- Student- 4/13/2018Zachary Merris • Student • Student • Course: Full-Stack Web App Development Immersive • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via LinkedIn
I honestly wish I could talk to anyone conisdering a software bootcamp (in Utah) and suggest this program. The structure is set up in such a way that it strikes a perfect balance between instruction and hands-on learning. The staff, from instructors, to admissions advisors, to career services personnel, Helio knows what to teach you and how to teach it.
- Full Stack Developer Part Time Course- 3/6/2018Blake • Software Engineer • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
I initially started the course during January 2017. Because of life circumstances and work I had to drop the course but Helio was right there to help me out. They allow you to retake the course within the first year of taking it and I was able to start up again in November 2017.
By the end of the course I felt fairly comfortable with my ability to create a full stack application from start to finish. The pacing was fast (but you don't go into a bootcamp thinking otherwise) but very manageable. The instructors were awesome and approachable and very helpful when anyone was stuck. I am happy that I took the course through Helio and grateful that they are great people to work with and understand that sometimes life just gets in the way.
I have not taken advantage of the Job Assistance but from what I saw it was excellent. I wasn't currently in the market for a job but if I was I would certainly be leveraging their career services as well.
- Point Your Life in a New Direction- 9/20/2017Douglas Soule • Junior Web Developer • Graduate • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via LinkedIn
I finished Helio's fulltime fullstack bootcamp and could not have been happier with my experience. I had struggled for a few years after not having a good college experience and really wanted an opportunity other than a 4-year degree and 50k+ in student debt. When I found Helio it ended up being a perfect fit. Weston helped me complete my application in January and continued to follow up atleast once every two weeks to make sure I was not having any trouble with pre-work and had not further questions. Day to day class is arranged in 1-2 hour blocks of lectures/examples/discussion followed by a 15ish minute break. If anyone had to miss a day due to any reason, the instructor was excellent at working the class schedule to accomadate that and keep everyone moving forward and learning. After 12/13 weeks we had a showcase that compared class projects of Helio Students to that of Neumont College students, this highlighted how a 13 week bootcamp puts you at roughly the same level of job readiness. Tyler Garlick is the head instructor and was my classes teacher. Tyler is not only on top of what is going on today in industry, but he knows what is going on tomorrow. Career services is excellent for those with little to no experience job searching in a professional enviornment. Jeremiah helped me set up my LinkedIn page and resume for maximum effectiveness aswell as pointing me in the direction of recruiters. The more you talk to and use jeremiah the bigger help he is, if you never talk to him or listen to him, he will not be able to help you. At graduation Helio invited recruiters and hiring companaies to view our project showcases and give us an opportunity to talk to them about jobs.
- Full-Stack Web Application Development Review- 9/12/2017John • Software Engineer • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Web App Development After-Hours • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via LinkedIn
My experience with Helio Training has not only been a transformative one, but, one that has opened my eyes to the possibilities that exist in the world of technology and software development. Having taken the course, I am now proud to say I have successfully applied the material I have learned to advance my career and find meaningful employment in a fast-paced and innovative technology company. The instructors are of an incredibly high caliber and deliver instruction in creative, effective, and understandable ways. The instructors and mentors never are always highly available and enthusiastic when assisting students, working with the students on solving the issue at hand. Ultimately, my experience with Helio Training has been nothing short of incredible - I would, without hesitation, recommend Helio Training to anyone wanting to add pursue a new, challenging, and meaningful opportunity in life.
- UI/UX Design- 7/30/2019Antonio • Graduate • Course: UI/UX Design - Online • Campus: Salt Lake City
Wanted to take an in-person course to learn more about UI and UX. Ended up being an online course. Class outline and expectations were never clear. Instructor had excuses for coming in late all the time and/or moving the class to be online. It felt as though he didn't plan classes ahead of time and would just wing it. Very disorganized. I don't feel like I learned much than what I knew before. I ended up going out of my way to teach myself how to use certain programs and learn UI/UX. Total waste of time and money.
- UI/UX DESIGN- 7/23/2019Hayden Couch • Graduate • Course: UI/UX Design - Online • Campus: Salt Lake CityAbsolute SCAM - would give zero stars if I could - do not enroll at Helio, go anywhere else. I took their "ux design" "course" and it could not have been more unorganized - the instructor could not have been more scatterbrained & would come to class with no agenda or cancel class moving it to an online lecture. This is copy & pasted from the description of the course on their website: "In this course, you will gain an understanding of the theory behind social design, usability, and interaction. Additionally, you’ll learn how to implement designs using modern tools and software. You’ll learn by doing as you conduct research and produce useful personas, scenarios, and design sketches in this part-time course. Then, you’ll prototype and iterate your designs until you produce user interfaces and interactions that are worthy of placement in your professional portfolio. " I or anyone else who took this course will tell you that this is an absolute lie. Nothing promised was ever done in class - I am no closer to being a ux designer than I was before. The only thing taught by the instructor to us was HTML & Bootstrap - which was literally not even in the description of the class when I signed up (and not to mention, would just be a nice extra thing to know as a ux designer - the ux design process was never taught in this class) So much time & money was wasted - me and my classmates have all gone to the president David Preece & explained the situation in full detail & have all received the same canned response. David could not care any less - he's gotten his money, so he's happy. "No refunds, you can take the course again" - not to mention, the instructor is still working at Helio teaching multiple courses, so they're obviously satisfied with his work. Please just save yourself from this - you would get just as much - if not more - out of watching YouTube tutorials & doing free online courses to try & learn how to be a UX designer. I'm disgusted at how little we were taught in this course & I can't believe how much money was scammed out of all of us.
- Fast pace course- 1/9/2019Shane jacobson • Student • Campus: Salt Lake City
If you really are hungry to learn then I suggest Helio's full time 3 month course. The course is intense but with the immersive approach you learn so much. They really focus on teaching you how to learn and advance in coding. They have a full time job services instructor that helps you prepare your resume and find the job that works for you. It is definitely a course where you will get out of it what you put into it.
- Student- 1/9/2019Austin Peterson • Programmer • Student • Course: Full-Stack Web App Development Immersive • Campus: Salt Lake City
- Student- 1/9/2019Laura Coombs • Student • Course: Full-Stack Web App Development Immersive • Campus: Salt Lake City
Helio is one of the best decisions that I have ever made. I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to attend here. The schools sole focus is the students. The course curriculum is built to force you to grow and progress. I have never been so challenged in my life. It is frustrating and it is hard but the teachers and mentors and advisors all believe in the process and they believe in the students. No matter how hard it gets. I have learned more than I ever thought possible and I have grown more than I knew I could. Go talk to them. Check it out :)
- Helio can be a GREAT fit for you!- 11/14/2018Daniel Zimmerman • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Web App Development Immersive • Campus: Salt Lake City
Helio Training provided a great atmosphere for learning full-stack web development. I picked Helio based on the culture of the faculty and their guarantee of a job within 6 months. I really enjoyed the staff, mentors, and the director of academics. He helped to expose us to lots of the current best practices and trends in web development technology to help us to be valuable in the industry. Much of the time spent at Helio was working in a group atmosphere and trying to build out a group project. I loved the group I was in!
Helio is a great fit for you if you are the type that can go out and research and self learn. It really depends a lot on your preferred learning style and your drive and passion to be successful. Some people like a more structured learning environment, while others like the freedom to explore and learn for themselves. The good thing at Helio, is they have different instructors for whatever fits your schedule or style. They have great instructors for the immersive and after-hours class. When choosing, I would ask about the teaching style of the instructor of the course you will take to make sure it matches with the way you learn and your expectations.
Helio also has built-in career-service workshops that are super helpful for making your resume stand out and preparing you for interviews. I was able to do two mock interviews with an employee at PluralSight who gave me great feedback and helped boost my confidence. I really appreciated that!
One challenge that I faced that many bootcampers face at any bootcamp is landing that first job after the bootcamp is over. I had expectations that it would be a relatively smooth transition in a job and that the industry was really seeking out graduates from bootcamps, however, many companies in the industry are not at the point. There was a real struggle to land that first job (91 applications over 2 1/2 months), but eventually I did and I'm so happy I made this choice. Thanks Helio Training!
- My Helio Family- 8/30/2018William Cottam • Software Engineer • Graduate
As I was researching bootcamps in the Salt Lake area, I stumbled upon an ad from Helio Training. After looking into their bootcamp further and meeting with Matt from Admissions, I felt like it would be a good fit for me and my family. The 13 weeks I spent at the bootcamp was a crazy roller coaster of emotions, but in the end, I am so grateful to the administration and staff for the way they conducted themselves. It is not an easy 13 weeks, but I promise if you come willing to work hard and put your heart into it, it is so worth it. The education I received at Helio Training has put me on a path to not only help my family, but also all those around us. The staff at Helio care and I thank them for that! You won't regret becoming part of the Helio family.