Helio Training is an independent institution, but borrows from Neumont University’s experience in successfully training students to succeed in the tech industry. Courses at Helio Training are not eligible for college credit.
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In PersonPart Time12 Hours/week22 Weeks
Deposit $100 Financing Refund / Guarantee We have a Tuition Reimbursement Guarantee for those who qualify: receive a job offer in tech within 6 months of graduation or your tuition will be refunded in full. Scholarship $500-$1000 for qualifying students.
Minimum Skill Level Basic computer skills Placement Test No Interview Yes
In PersonFull Time45 Hours/week13 Weeks
Deposit $100 Financing Refund / Guarantee Tuition Reimbursement Guarantee available to those who qualify. Scholarship $500-$1000 for qualifying students.
Minimum Skill Level Basic computer skills Placement Test No Interview Yes
- HTML, Git, Digital Marketing, Design, User Experience Design, CSS, Front End
In PersonPart Time9 Hours/week14 Weeks
Start Date None scheduled Cost $5,100 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 a modern development team. Technologies Learned: UI and UX principles Design Systems CSS within a Framework User Research and Personas Component-based systems Prototyping Figma or Sketch Apple UI Principles Material Design The course is held over a 14-week period. Classes are held Monday through Wednesday from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Deposit 100 Financing Scholarship $500 for qualifying students
Minimum Skill Level N/A Prep Work Pre-work provided upon enrollment. Placement Test No Interview Yes
Helio Training Reviews
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- Full Stack Web Development- 11/25/2017Mike Greene • Student • Course: Full Stack Web Development ONLINE • Campus: Salt Lake City
- Great Bootcamp- 11/22/2017Dakota Ruller • HTML & CSS developer • Student • Course: Full-Stack Web App Development After-Hours (Career Changer) • Campus: Salt Lake City
- S. Perry • Student • Campus: Salt Lake City
I participated in the full-time 'immersive' class at Helio and found the class to be very beneficial in jump-starting my new career as a developer. The course is structured well and includes some of the latest technologies to get you started quickly in the industry. The syllabus is always being considered and revised to keep up to date with the demands of the market, which you can take advantage of up to a year after you graduate.
The instructors at Helio are knowledgeable and cover more than just the how-to of coding, they also spend time discussing career services, how to write your resume for a job in tech, and even assist with mock-interviews.
I would definitely recommend Helio to anyone interested in learning how to be a developer.
- Full Stack Part time- 9/20/2017Teresa Walatka • Jr. Developer • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Web App Development After-Hours (Career Changer) • Campus: Salt Lake City
- This is a great education- 5/18/2017James • Developer • Student • Course: Full-Stack Web App Development Immersive • Campus: Salt Lake City
- Student, Full Time, Full Stack- 5/10/2017Bradley Hain • Principal Quality Assurance Engineer • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Web App Development Immersive • Campus: Salt Lake City
- Full Time Full Stack Course- 3/23/2017Tanner • Student • Course: Full-Stack Web App Development Immersive • Campus: Salt Lake City
As far as career services go they have a full time person who works with Neumont students and Helio students to help with resumes, linkedin, job searching and anything you could ask for as far as finding a new job and they are very helpful.
Overall it has been a challenging, fun and worthwhile experience and I would recommend it to anyone willing to put in the work!
- Super Course! Helio Training for the Win!- 2/1/2017Scott • Senior CVD Process Owner/Systems Engineer • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Web App Development After-Hours (Career Changer) • Campus: Salt Lake City
- After Hours Course 1- 4/28/2020Anonymous • StudentI've never written a review that was less than positive for any company - but feel like my experience might be helpful when someone is considering which bootcamp to attend.
I did not have a good experience with Helio - and count the $5k I used to take the first class a loss.
For context: I took the full -Stack web development after hours course in 2019 (It's taken me awhile to get up the nerve to post a review)
Here are some of the main issues that kind ruined the experience for me:
2. ENROLLMENT: I did my research when looking at companies, and Helio's after hours class was a candidate, but I didn't commit until I talked to the enrollment counselor. Looking back, I feel mislead by what was told to me that tipped me off in the direction of going with Helio. He stated that there was a set curriculum for each course that all instructors follow (not the case for my class) and that Helio was connected with an "adult learning" company so the pedagogy would work well for those working full time and taking the class after hours. There are so many online courses for free, but I wanted a structured environment where I could work with others.
3. KEY CARD: I was unable to get into the building for the class for three weeks. This was very frustrating and had resorted to waiting outside the front doors of the building hoping someone would let me in before the class began. I emailed (and have copies of all the emails mentioned) to ask for a key card after the instructor and the instructors assistant were unable to provide one after two weeks. I was told it was going to come soon, and still waited another week for access to the building. It's a small but rather crucial thing to be able to get to the classroom, and I didn't appreciate feeling like it was a bit of a wild goose chase to get in.
4. OVERPROMISING and UNDERDELIVERING: While I could tell that all the students in the class were working hard - there was a dramatic and very clear difference between what was being taught and where the class was at. I was told over and over again that this was normal and expected, but it got to a point that, when told to 'work with a partner' the room fell silent because no-one knew how to do what was being asked. After I called and talked with the leadership at Helio several times, a person was sent into the classroom to ask how it was going (with the instructor gone). The feeling in the room was palpably tense and there was ALOT that people had to say, none of it positive. The Person sent in did a great job hearing all the comments, but then NOTHING changed in the actual class. Really disappointing. On the outset, it was expected that everyone do 20 hours a week outside of class (which I know not everyone did, But even when I DID put in all that extra time, it was impossible to keep up) I feel like Helio should either decrease what they are promising students will learn, or standardize the lessons so every class learns the same things and they get a better sense for pacing. There were also different "homework assignments" being given by the assistant and the instructor and there didn't seem to be any way to figure out which ones do do.
5. PRESSURE to INVEST MORE: From the beginning, I was asked to sign up (and pay for) two classes. The after Hours 1 and 2 together are 10K. I chose to take the first class (5K) and see if it worked for me before investing more. When I was unhappy with my experience, I was told several times that I could "Retake" the class for free. That was reassuring, as I thought I could just deal with a crappy situation first time around, and take the class again in the fall.
6. DECEPTION about REPEAT POLICY: However, when I asked to repeat the class halfway through the first one (knowing I would need the chance to revisit the curriculum before moving onto advanced material) I was told I had to pay for the second class (ANOTHER 5k) before I was allowed to take the first one over again. I have IN WRITING from the people at Helio that this was NOT in the fine print. However, on the phone it was a different story and by this point I was so thoroughly frustrated with the company I didn't know if I wanted to spent any more time interacting with them.
From the beginning, I was clear and consistent in my communication with Helio, and I feel that I didn't receive clarity or consistency in return. I made multiple calls and probably spoke with every person on the team at some point (first to get my key card for the building, then when classmates started dropping out of the class because of curriculum mismatch, I spoke with several people in the company).
After I was told I couldn't retake the class (which is one of their big selling points, at least when I enrolled) I asked for a refund and was denied (also another selling point.)
I would recommend Helio continue what they are trying to do, but clean up their act with how they treat students/customers. I would ask for integrity in what they promise and suggest that anyone looking to take a bootcamp consider what I've experienced. I know that many learning programs have their pro's and con's (that's actually my line of work, structuring and administering educational material) and even with a wide berth, this company failed to deliver.
I would still appreciate a refund.
- One Year Assessment- 6/20/2019Anonymous • Front End Developer • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Web App Development Immersive • Campus: Salt Lake City
I am writing this review one year after attending Helio Training. Many of the reviews that have been written on this bootcamp seem to come from people who have recently gotten out or are still attenting. I wanted to give this review to describe the challenges, the ups and downs, pros and cons, and how Helio prepared or underprepared me for the real world in web development.
As for the career serive, it is and was helpful to me. I was able to get my resume fixed up, and had some connections made. I do wish however that the career services did more follow up and have more connections for grads to get onto. Perhaps, an apprenticeship approach may be better suited for Helio, because many of the grads are obviously under qualified for many of the jobs available in Utah and beyond.
The instruction I recieved from Helio was disorganized. There was a curriculum laid out on paper, however it was not followed in those orders and became a bit disorganized. The classes were not started in a timely manner, and topics would pivot. The instructor was very smart and well versed in web development, but seemed to lack the passion and enthusiasm that could have really helped other students and myself. When building our projects, we were not given adequate guidance. I do wish that they could have done some group projects based on a concept we learned and build on top of those concepts in the later weeks so that the learning can be better solidifed. Projects are so important to presenting your knowledge to potential employers, so an improvement in that process should be a bigger priority for Helio.
After Helio and a year later, I realize that all the tools I need to learn are online. I spent a couple hundred dollars on codecademy and there are many paths in there to choose from ,I chose web development and data science path, and I actually have learned more from codecademy than Helio and it was $9,900.00 cheaper than Helio. So if you are considering changing careers and going into web dev, I would strongly suggest codecademy first, before considering a bootcamp.
So would I recommend Helio? They have amazing reviews, and mostly positive comments, but the positive comments are from people who come out fresh from the bootcamp, I urge you to do more research and be more realistic. Finding a first dev job will suck, ALOT. Learning to code will take alot of time and energy, you will have to make a lifestyle change to get this information burned into your brain and Helio cannot teach you that. Can you learn these things on your own? Yes you can. Can you find a job on your own without a bootcamp? Yes you can. Can a bootcamp help? Depends. Helio and other bootcamps may add value because of the career service and people that may hold you accountable. You also work with people who are in the same boat as you. Helio also offers tuition reimbursement if you are not able to find a dev role in 6 months after graduation, however that comes with stipulations, so I would ask about that prior to joining.
With all that being said, my final note is, just do your own research and come up with your own conclusion, ask many questions and don't feel pressured to join. It is your money at the end of the day and it is your life.
- Great Bootcamp!- 2/6/2018Anonymous • Technical Operations Manager • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Web App Development After-Hours (Career Changer) • Campus: Salt Lake City
In my journey to learn how to code and implement these "ideas" we all have...Helio Training was the right choice! I wasn't sure where I wanted to begin my journey but I wanted to be certain the time I did allocate to this new endeavor was done the right way.
I really enjoyed the classes from the beginning. Although, I can't emphasize how important the pre-work is to get done as you jump right into React after the initial week or two of HTML and CSS.
I was able to create some connections with peers in the class where we continue to meet, learn, and work on projects together...I plan on continuing with the "shadowing" that's available for 12 months after you graduate from your class/cohort.
- Not impressed at all- 7/12/2017Anonymous • Sr. Developer • Student • Course: Full-Stack Web App Development Immersive • Campus: Salt Lake City
Our company hired some awesome Neumont grads a few years ago, so maybe I went into the class with unrealistically high expectations. As a whole, I've been very disappointed with my "boot camp" skills-upgrade experience.
First, a few things I liked. The instructors were nice guys, I liked the actual facility, and the course outline/syllabus is spot-on with what I was looking for.
My complaints. Despite the instructor being super nice, he really struggled to manage the classroom and cover the content in the syllabus. He definitely did not have the "deep industry experience" I was led to expect. This is false advertising, plain and simple. The instructor did not have significant industry experience, and struggled to explain some basic concepts. It was awkward and I felt a little bad for him.
Helio needs to figure out their classroom technology situation. This is such a fundamental part of their business, I'm surprised it hadn't been thought through. I used a Mac that I bought through them and it constantly had problems staying on their wireless network, crashing, and the display panel was damaged before I bought it. I let the instructor know about the problems and he said there wasn't much he could do to help me because he's "not a network or hardware guy". So I spent the majority of my classroom time without network/internet access. Rediculous.
Alot of time was spent talking about how great the Helio program is. It got really tacky. We were actually pushed to post lots of positive reviews on social media, and they basically told us what we should say in our posts (you'll notice the same recurring points in all the 5-star reviews...not a coincidence). If they spent more time developing a quality product, genuine good reviews would follow.
Finally, the area around their building is sketchy. Lots of panhandlers and shady characters. After dark I felt totally unsafe walking near their offices. To the north it's pretty nice, but one block to the south is not safe at all after sundown.
If I could do it over again, I would avoid Helio.
Response From: David of Helio TrainingTitle: Director of OperationsFriday, Oct 13 2017Thank you for sharing your experience with Helio. It's disheartening to hear that you had continued problems with your Mac and our network. That is an issue we are working on and continually improving. We do our best to hire instructors with industry experience for all of our bootcamps. Although instructors occasionally mention reviews, our intent is not to come across as tacky. We'll reconsider this practice based on your feedback. And finally, as for location, it's unfortunate you felt unsafe here. We love the convenience of our downtown location and are hopeful that Salt Lake City will make progress finding a more permanent living situation for our city's homeless. Thank you for taking the time to leave thoughtful and helpful feedback. Best of luck in your future endeavors!