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Lighthouse Labs

Average Rating4.37
99 Reviews
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Lighthouse Labs is a Canadian online bootcamp that teaches web development and data science. The bootcamps have small class sizes and on-demand mentorship from a community of over 40 full-time developers. The web development program covers JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, Node.JS, software architecture, and responsive design, as well as computer science and software engineering concepts. The Data Science bootcamp teaches Python, SQL, machine learning, and deep learning. Lig...
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  • adam
    Junior Dev • Graduate • iOS Development Bootcamp • Toronto
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    Aug 03, 2022
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    Is coding bootcamp for you?

    I came to this review site before quitting my job and doing this bootcamp, so I thought it would be nice to come full circle and leave a review after starting my career in tech. Overall, the bootcamp is great - you learn a lot in a short amount of time. I would recommend a bootcamp if you are in a hurry to change careers. That being said, LHL is not responsible for the overarching job market / economic climate. When I graduated every tech giant was doing mass layoffs. Bear that in mind b...
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  • Lliam McBean
    Lliam McBean
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Calgary
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    Nov 25, 2021
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    Do not do Career Services

    The curriculum provided by lighthouse is great. They do a good job of going over legacy code bases like EJS, all the way through to modern frameworks like React. The instructors are very knowledgable and you come out with a good base understanding of industry knowledge.

    That being said, DO NOT DO CAREER SERVICES. My expectation of career services going into bootcamp was to get some help spreading my resume, even to just know more about what companies and positions I should be appl...
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  • Armin P
    Armin P
    Full stack engineer • Student • Online
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    May 21, 2021
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    Life changer!

    If you have even think about taking the bootcamp, the I would say take it for sure!!

    I have graduated from LHL in March 2021. I've  accepted  one month after as a Full stack engineer with a really good salary. I am writing you to express my gratitude and raise my hat for LHL.
    I have a master's in computer science and I have been in many courses and programs during last 10 years. I've been always scared of coding even though I got my masters in this. The way LHL teach coding is ...
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  • Marshé Hutchinson
    Database Administrator • Student • Data Science Bootcamp (Online) • Online
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    Apr 26, 2020
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    Great class

    I learned the fundamentals of python and R. The course was very informative and the exercises were useful.
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  • Kate Day
    Kate Day
    Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Calgary
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    Aug 12, 2019
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    Web Development Bootcamp

    Do it!! Before this course, I had never seen a line of code and I had seen a terminal used but never used it myself. This is a bootcamp and it is intense! Everyday is something different! A new topic and material to cover. You get your day started with reading and a couple exercises then the lecture starts. You have more time to work on it and a few days a week there's an afternoon lecture to go along with it. 

     

    They throw a lot of basics and topics at you so you under...

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    Sarah of Lighthouse Labs

    Community Operations Manager

    Sep 19, 2019

    Hi Kate! Thanks for sharing your experience. It's great to hear you thrived in the Bootcamp environment and enjoyed the time you had with the mentors. Come and visit, or catch up with us at a Demo Day anytime! 
  • Rachel
    Rachel
    Developer • Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Toronto
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    Jul 22, 2019
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    Developer

    I had little to no experience in coding prior to joining LHL but graduated with enough knowledge and experience to change the course of my career. I can now write my own full stack applications from scratch and have become more aware of what technologies are available to learn. It is a wonderful way to challenge and fully immerse yourself in learning with the goal of getting your foot in the door with a development career.

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    Sarah of Lighthouse Labs

    Community Operations Manager

    Sep 03, 2019

    Hi there, 

    thanks for sharing your review. It's great to hear you're doing so well after Bootcamp and enjoyed the experience. Stay in touch and come back for alumni hours anytime. 
  • Michael Witkowsky
    Michael Witkowsky
    Jr Front End Developer • Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Toronto
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    Jul 18, 2019
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    Change in a few weeks

    Lighthouse labs have a special effect on people. It takes what you knew as your limit, destroys it, and don't let you build a new one for a few weeks, not until you have learned everything they have to taught.

    And all that with an imense support from the teachers, mentors, and staff.

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    Sarah of Lighthouse Labs

    Community Operations Manager

    Sep 03, 2019

    Hi Michael, 

    We're always trying to push our students to become the best programmers they can be. It's great to know the environment was a good fit for you! Thanks for sharing your review and experience. 

    -The Lighthouse Labs Team
  • Rachel
    Rachel
    Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Vancouver
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    May 27, 2019
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    The best place to learn coding

    I graduated from Lighthouse Labs' Vancouver Web Development Bootcamp in April 2019, and really couldn't rave enough about the program.

    Coming from some basic coding knowledge (I had taken one of the part-time introductory coding classes that Lighthouse offers), I found the bootcamp to be a difficult yet supportive and rewarding experience.

    With tons of mentor support, awesome teachers and a curriculum that's regularly updated, it's clear that Lighthouse cares a lot abou...

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  • Emma Skillings Capet
    Emma Skillings Capet
    Junior Software Developer • Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Montreal
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    May 16, 2019
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    The Best Bootcamp!

    I enrolled in the Web Development Bootcamp at Lighthouse Labs with very little prior coding knowledge (I had completed a couple code academy courses in CSS and HTML) and I came out the other end a Full Stack Web Developer! I loved the learning environment, and I don't think I would have made it through without the encouragement and expertise of my teachers and mentors. And at the end they even helped me find a job! A 10/10 learning experience that I would highly recommend to anyone looking...

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  • Tiffany D
    Tiffany D
    Front-End Web Developer • Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Montreal
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    May 13, 2019
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    An overall great experience!

    I would highly recommend the Web Development Bootcamp with Lighthouse Labs. From the instructors to the mentors to the support staff, it really seemed like their main focus was ensuring the student's had the best experience possible. I felt supported throughout the entire bootcamp and there was constant reassurance when things got tough (which they did & will - this is not a simple program. It definitly requires a lot of work and dedication). 

    One aspect I really like about t...

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  • Thomas Hulsmans
    Digital Marketing Developer • Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Calgary
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    Apr 24, 2019
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    Full Stack Developer - 10 week bootcamp - Calgary

    Its tough work but my god is it worth it, I graduated less than a week and a half ago and with the help of their career services (shoutout to Kat!) took me outta retail and into a 60k/yr position with a company I can grow at. I know this is gonna sound like one of those ads but honestly if your feeling stuck in your position or need a change of pace, this is a quick, fast-track path to do so. Anyone could benefit from the bootcamp in some way!

     

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  • Erin
    Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Vancouver
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    Mar 27, 2019
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    Honestly one of the best thing I've ever done.

    School never really worked for me - I was often bored, often distracted, and when high school ended Computer Science was definitely not in the cards. But I always enjoyed coding and dealing with technologies. 15 years later after a few career changes the idea of a bootcamp came up and I asked around a bunch and landed on Lighthouse as having one of the best reputations and...man...I'm so glad. Those 10 weeks were some of the most challenging but ultimately most rewarding of my life. I met ...

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Lighthouse Labs Alumni Outcomes

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Employment Rate
91%
Graduation Rate
53,280
Median Salary
Of the students who enroll at Lighthouse Labs, 91% graduated. 75% of graduates were job-seeking and N/A of job-seeking graduates found in-field employment after 180 days and report a median income of $53,280. Below is the 180 Day Employment Breakdown for 345 graduates included in this report:
180 Day Employment Breakdown
DescriptionPercentage
Full Time, In-Field EmployeeN/A
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract positionN/A
Short-term contract, part-time position, freelanceN/A
Employed out-of-fieldN/A
Notes and Caveats
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* These outcomes are not audited by Course Report. In some cases, data is audited by a third party.

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Updated October 25, 2023
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Nat Davis
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Updated October 18, 2023
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Updated September 28, 2023
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Lighthouse Labs Alumni Reviews Summary

Based on 90+ Lighthouse Labs alumni reviews on Course Report, alumni appreciate the bootcamps for their in-depth coverage of web development and data science, emphasizing practical skills and small class sizes with personalized mentorship. One student noted that "The curriculum is great, covering modern frameworks and providing a strong industry knowledge base." However, some reviews suggest room for improvement in career services, noting a need for more proactive job placement assistance.
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4.2
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Lighthouse Labs is accredited and in full compliance with PTIB, EQA and is registered as a Private Career College.
FAQs

How much does Lighthouse Labs cost?

Lighthouse Labs costs around $14,000. On the lower end, some Lighthouse Labs courses like Intro to Web Development cost $1,750.

What courses does Lighthouse Labs teach?

Lighthouse Labs offers courses like Cyber Security Bootcamp, Data Analytics Bootcamp, Data Science Bootcamp, Intro to Data Analytics and 4 more.

Where does Lighthouse Labs have campuses?

Lighthouse Labs teaches students Online in a remote classroom.

Is Lighthouse Labs worth it?

The data says yes! In 2019, Lighthouse Labs reported a 91% graduation rate, a median salary of $53,280, and N/A of Lighthouse Labs alumni are employed.

Is Lighthouse Labs legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 99 Lighthouse Labs alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Lighthouse Labs and rate their overall experience a 4.37 out of 5.

Does Lighthouse Labs offer scholarships or accept the GI Bill?

Right now, it doesn't look like Lighthouse Labs offers scholarships or accepts the GI Bill. We're always adding to the list of schools that do offer Exclusive Course Report Scholarships and a list of the bootcamps that accept the GI Bill.

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You can read 99 reviews of Lighthouse Labs on Course Report! Lighthouse Labs alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Lighthouse Labs and rate their overall experience a 4.37 out of 5.

Is Lighthouse Labs accredited?

Lighthouse Labs is accredited and in full compliance with PTIB, EQA and is registered as a Private Career College.

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