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Kenzie Academy

Indianapolis, Online

Kenzie Academy

Avg Rating:4.78 ( 56 reviews )

Kenzie Academy is a college alternative that offers a 1-year, full-time, project-based course in Software Engineering and UX Engineering online or in Indianapolis, Indiana. Students in the Software Engineering program will learn will learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, and Python/Django and graduate as junior full-stack web developers. The UX program covers website design and research and front end coding. The curriculum was created by industry practitioners and designed to parallel today’s workplace. With the aim of mimicking a real career in technology, Kenzie students begin every day with a standup, work in virtual teams, and receive one-on-one mentorship. Beyond technical skills, Kenzie also teaches students the practical knowledge needed to thrive in today’s modern workforce. Designed around the modern student, Kenzie Academy is a college alternative that teaches learners of all ages – with little or no experience – the digital skills that lead directly to a new career in technology.

Kenzie Academy’s program is open to anyone interested in tech with no programming experience required. Prospective students should be familiar with web browsers and search engines and comfortable with symbolic reasoning. Kenzie is looking for people with the right attitude and aptitude for success.

With employer partners throughout the country, Kenzie directly connects graduates to in-demand jobs. Kenzie aims for graduates to leave with the knowledge and confidence to succeed, changing their opportunities, and the full trajectory of their careers.

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  • SOFTWARE ENGINEERING IN PERSON (9 MONTHS)

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    MySQL, HTML, Git, JavaScript, DevOps, React.js, Data Structures, Algorithms, Node.js, Front End, Scrum, Agile
    In PersonFull Time30 Hours/week36 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$24,000
    Class size150
    LocationIndianapolis
    The Software Engineer track is designed to train our students to become skilled coders, while also equipping them with core computer science concepts, critical for advancement towards senior roles over time. The foundation of our curriculum includes learning the necessary coding skills as well as a sufficient understanding of how computers and systems work in order to architect, build, and maintain complex applications. Kenzie students who completed the Full-Stack Web Developer Track are eligible to apply for the Software Engineer Track. Students learn core computer science concepts and enterprise programming languages such as Java or equivalent.
    Financing
    Deposit100
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    We offer Full ISA and Half ISA financing options, along with pay-in-full and payment plans
    Tuition PlansMonthly Plans, ISAs, and Full Payment plans available
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    Minimum Skill LevelStudents passing our cultural and technical assessment
    Prep Workhttps://online.kenzie.academy/
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • SOFTWARE ENGINEERING ONLINE (9 MONTHS)

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    HTML, Git, JavaScript, Django, CSS, DevOps, React.js, Data Structures, Algorithms, Node.js, Front End, Agile
    OnlineFull Time30 Hours/week36 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$20,000
    Class size150
    LocationOnline
    The Software Engineer track is designed to train our students to become skilled coders, while also equipping them with core computer science concepts, critical for advancement towards senior roles over time. The foundation of our curriculum includes learning the necessary coding skills as well as a sufficient understanding of how computers and systems work in order to architect, build, and maintain complex applications.
    Financing
    Deposit100
    Financing
    Full ISA and Half ISA available, along with Pay-In-Full or monthly payment plans
    Tuition PlansMonthly Plans, ISAs, and Full Payment plans available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Levelwe accept students with little to no coding experience
    Prep Workonline.kenzie.academy
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • UX DESIGN CAREER PROGRAM IN PERSON (6 MONTHS)

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    Design, Product Management, User Experience Design
    In PersonPart Time18 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$10,900
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationIndianapolis
    Built for working professionals to get the skills they need to further their careers while keeping their day job. The emphasis is on developing proficiency in user experience design, while providing a basic introduction to research, visual design, copywriting, project management, and presentation. Graduates of this program will have the skills needed to be an entry-level User Experience (UX) Designer. A UX Designer's role is directly involved in the process of making a product useful, usable and enjoyable for its users. Through the program, students create a portfolio of individual and team projects that can be shown to future, potential employers. Students also learn to communicate effectively in an interview and professional setting.
    Financing
    Deposit$500
    Financing
    1-year or 2-year payment plan
    Tuition PlansPay-in-full, 1-year monthly payment plan at $867/month, or 2-year monthly payment plan at $433/month with $500 down
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level1-year of professional experience or a college degree
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • UX DESIGN CAREER PROGRAM ONLINE (6 MONTHS)

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    Design, Product Management, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time18 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$10,900
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Built for working professionals to get the skills they need to further their careers while keeping their day job. The emphasis is on developing proficiency in user experience design, while providing a basic introduction to research, visual design, copywriting, project management, and presentation. Graduates of this program will have the skills needed to be an entry-level User Experience (UX) Designer. A UX Designer's role is directly involved in the process of making a product useful, usable and enjoyable for its users. Through the program, students create a portfolio of individual and team projects that can be shown to future, potential employers. Students also learn to communicate effectively in an interview and professional setting.
    Financing
    Deposit500
    Financing
    We offer ISA, Pay-in-full, or payment plans at $2,150/month
    Tuition PlansPay-in-full, 1-year monthly payment plan available at $867/month, or 2-year monthly payment plan available at $433/month with $500 down
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level1-year professional experience or college degree
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Shaquon Kelley • Student
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    I'm a SE student here at Kenzie Academy. I've been here for 8 months now and my experience here has been amazing. It's literally a dream come true that an opportunity like this would open up right here in the heart of Indy. Indy is my hometown but when I found out about Kenzie I was in Bloomington, IN trying to get back into school. To do that it would have taken me 2 years to transfer into the school I wanted to. After a year of trying that option out I started to look for other options. I knew from my college experience before and from my own research that coding and software development was a growing field so I looked up coding bootcamps in Indiana. Little did I know 4 months before that Kenzie Academy was starting up. Let's get this clear Kenzie is NOT a bootcamp and it's unlike any other school I've been to (I attended 2 other schools in Indiana before attending here). This school ended up being the answer to what I needed in life at that time. I needed a community of intelligent hardworking people, I needed a jump start to my career, I needed something close to home and lastly I needed another chance in life. This school gave me all of that and so much more. So far I have gained a Front-end SE certificate from this school and I'm on my way to getting the full stack cert next. The school is growing I highly recommend you join the new force in tech right here at home in the midwest! And for anyone not in able to attend on campus they have a bolstering online pathway as well. I just want to say thank you to Kenzie Academy for helping me achieve my dreams. It really means a lot to me. 

  • Patrick Hanson • Student • Student
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    Starting Kenzie Academy has been one of the better career/life decisions I have made. I needed something to jumpstart my career and Kenzie has definitely given me the tools to do that. I feel confident that with the education and assistance provided by Kenzie Academy, I should be able to find a job using my new skills.

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    I enrolled in Kenzie Academy's Full Stack Web Development course 4 months ago. Since then, I have learned a robust amount of in-depth knowledge that more than keeps me occupied! I have been self-taught for many years, but nothing beats the amazing instructors at Kenzie Academy. For awhile, I was far ahead and needed some extra work. One quick question to the instructors led me to be sufficiently challenged and my thirst for learning reinvigorated!

     

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    Coming in with no experience in any type of web design, or development, it goes without saying that it seems intimidating up front. However, a very informative and in-depth curriculum, dedicated on-site instructors, and amazing learning environment make for an enjoyable, not to mention practical, learning experience. 

    The program cultivates creativity, community, and a judgement-free zone, no matter your level of experience with web development, designed to make sure that you personally thrive and are ready for the work force. 

    10/10 would recommend. 

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    Kenzie Academy is a great place to be and great place to learn, prior to attending Kenzie I was a Paramedic with 6 years in the public safety industry.  Traditional college was not an option for me.  Kenzie Academy's education track puts you in the right direction for a blossoming career in the tech industry.  The curriculum is tough but the instructors and staff are available around the clock and extremely informative. The staff at Kenzie has many years in the industry with lots of connections for guest speakers and potential job opportunities in the future.  Do not pass this opportunity up!

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    Kenzie Academy is a great place for learning in a non-traditional environment. The staff and other students are readily available to assist with any issues. The school is structured to ensure the success of every student.  If you are looking for an opportunity in the Tech field, I highly recommend Kenzie Academy.  There are many opportunities to communicate with industry leaders and a vast network of contacts within the industry to expand learning beyond the in-house staff.  The school is also flexible, allowing students to work remotely.
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    - 2/28/2018
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    I love this School so much, I was welcomed with opened arms and have been given personalized help and coaching the resources and networking oppertunitys here are top notch. It is a very good working enviroment and a very big stepping stone into the WorkForce for up and coming programmers and new to the business world. I grade it a 10 outa 10

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    5 Instructor stars for: Sharmin Kent and Angela Knezevich


    I attended Kenzie Academy for the Digital Marketing (DM) Program. If you look on their website, the DM program is no where to be found. I'd list this is the #1 red flag. There are no student testimonials from the DM program. of which there were 4 cohorts.

    The first instructor, Sharmin, was excellent. She gave lots of time to teaching and encouraging students despite any challenges outside of the course they might be facing. 

    It was soon revealed that only Sharmin cared about students' wellbeing, job placement, and career advancement. The second block ruined the entire program. We were chastised for not using cameras and were threatened with being kicked out of the program. We were told Kenzie is not a democracy; Kenzie was simulating a work environment for our benefit. Guess what? At my job I have never been told to turn my camera on - this includes during the pandemic.

    I am stuck paying back 13% of my income for 24 months. There was zero job support. What do I mean? 

    I used strategies from a $200 course to land my first DM job - not Kenzie Academy. The portfolio of projects was never looked at by any interviewer even if I brought the assignments with me. 

    We were given no instruction how to to interview. By this I mean, what kinds of questions for DM would be asked? How would be prove our job related skills? Most employers don't want to hear about coursework, they want to know how you're using Google Analytics, PPC, SEO, and content strategy to give % return to a business. We had no such use cases.

    One Kenzie employee (yes, only one) sent job postings to our Slack channel. Those jobs were high level, not suitable for a 6 month boot camp graduate. I worked an 8-5 and then had Kenzie 6-9...then filled out job applications for weeks. Hundreds. With no guidance.

    I am not the only Kenzie student with this experience.

    To this day I cannot verify how many DM students were successfully placed in DM jobs. Supposedly there is a partner network, I have yet to hear of any DM student being hired by said partner program.

    Although the DM program is defunct, I can assure you Buyer Beware.


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