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Lighthouse Labs

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Lighthouse Labs

Avg Rating:4.45 ( 93 reviews )

Lighthouse Labs is a Canadian bootcamp that teaches web development and data science. The bootcamps have small class sizes, a 1:8 teacher to student ratio, and a mentor 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. 

 Lighthouse Labs is looking for students who want to grow and thrive in an intense learning environment, and have an aptitude for coding. No previous coding education or experience is required. Once accepted, students must complete 70 hours of prep before day one of coding bootcamp. For the Data Science Bootcamp, Lighthouse Labs is looking for students who can thrive in an intense learning environment, and who love data.

Lighthouse Labs has a dedicated career services team which helps students find jobs through networking and employer outreach, as well as resume, portfolio, and interview preparation. Over the past five years, Lighthouse Labs reports that 93% of their job-seeking alumni are employed within 120 days of graduation. Lighthouse Labs has campuses in tech hub spaces like Devhub (Toronto and Vancouver), The Summit (Victoria BC), Spaces (Montreal) and The Edison Building (Calgary), which allow students to be surrounded by startup companies and entrepreneurs while they study. This form of immersion gives students an understanding of how to build their network and strengthen their understanding of the tech space and startup culture. 

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  • Data Science Bootcamp

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    Data Science, Data Visualization, Spark, Data Structures, SQL, Python, Machine Learning
    In PersonFull Time60 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,500
    Class size10
    LocationVancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary
    Our immersive 12-week Data Science Bootcamp will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to launch a career in Data Science. From SQL to Python to Machine Learning and beyond, you’ll learn a mix of programming, mathematical, and applied data skills to help you succeed on the job.
    Financing
    Deposit$1050-$1250
    Financing
    Scholarship$5000 for those affected by COVID-19 in the form of job losses, job minimization or school interruptions. More info: https://www.lighthouselabs.ca/scholarships
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Prep Work40-80 hours
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science Bootcamp (Online)

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$12,500
    Class size10
    LocationOnline
    Our immersive 12-week Data Science Bootcamp will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to launch a career in Data Science. From SQL to Python to Machine Learning and beyond, you’ll learn a mix of programming, mathematical, and applied data skills to help you succeed on the job.
    Financing
    Deposit$1050-$1250
    Financing
    Scholarship$5000 for those affected by COVID-19 in the form of job losses, job minimization or school interruptions. More info: https://www.lighthouselabs.ca/scholarships
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Prep Work40-80 hours
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Intro to Data Analytics

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    Excel, Data Analytics
    In PersonFull Time6 Hours/week6 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,250
    Class size10
    LocationVancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Victoria, Ottawa
    Everyone has data, but is yours helping you make good decisions? From executives to early stage professionals, we all need to learn how to analyze and interpret data. This part-time course will help you get the most out of your existing data for better business decisions.
    Financing
    Deposit$185-$225
    Scholarship$750 for those affected by COVID-19 in the form of job losses, job minimization or school interruptions. More info: https://www.lighthouselabs.ca/scholarships
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkNone
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Intro to Data Analytics (Online)

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    Excel, Data Analytics
    OnlinePart Time6 Hours/week6 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$2,250
    Class size10
    LocationOnline
    Everyone has data, but is yours helping you make good decisions? From executives to early stage professionals, we all need to learn how to analyze and interpret data. This part-time course will help you get the most out of your existing data for better business decisions.
    Financing
    Deposit225
    Scholarship$750 for those affected by COVID-19 in the form of job losses, job minimization or school interruptions. More info: https://www.lighthouselabs.ca/scholarships
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Intro to Front-End with JavaScript

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    HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS
    In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week6 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$1,695
    Class size15
    LocationVancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Victoria, Ottawa
    Learn how to build and style websites and landing pages using HTML, CSS & JavaScript. During this 6 week course you will build your own website from scratch, learn the core principles of responsive design, and leverage JavaScript to make your site dynamic and interactive. If you manage a website, want to build your own website, or work with dev teams building web applications, this course will provide you with a great foundation in front-end web development.
    Financing
    Deposit$157.50 - $169.50
    Refund / Guarantee$850 credit towards bootcamp for completing the Intro program.
    Scholarship$750 for those affected by COVID-19 in the form of job losses, job minimization or school interruptions. More info: https://www.lighthouselabs.ca/scholarships
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Intro to Front-End with JavaScript (Online)

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    HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS
    OnlinePart Time6 Hours/week6 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$1,695
    Class size10
    LocationOnline
    Learn how to build and style websites and landing pages using HTML, CSS & JavaScript. During this 6 week course you will build your own website from scratch, learn the core principles of responsive design, and leverage JavaScript to make your site dynamic and interactive. If you manage a website, want to build your own website, or work with dev teams building web applications, this course will provide you with a great foundation in front-end web development.
    Financing
    Deposit$157.50 - $169.50
    Refund / Guarantee$850 credit towards bootcamp for completing the Intro program.
    Scholarship$750 for those affected by COVID-19 in the form of job losses, job minimization or school interruptions. More info: https://www.lighthouselabs.ca/scholarships
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Intro to Web Development

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    HTML, Git, Sinatra, CSS, Front End, Ruby
    In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week6 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$1,695
    Class size15
    LocationVancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Victoria, Ottawa
    This course is focused entirely on equipping you with tools that apply directly to professional web development. By the end of 6 weeks, you’ll be creating beautiful apps and understanding web development fundamentals for both front and back end. If you're interested in learning how to code, communicate with your dev team, understand how to create an MVP or gain valuable career skills, this course is for you.
    Financing
    Deposit$157.50 - $169.50
    Refund / Guarantee$850 credit towards bootcamp for completing the Intro program.
    Scholarship$750 for those affected by COVID-19 in the form of job losses, job minimization or school interruptions. More info: https://www.lighthouselabs.ca/scholarships
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Intro to Web Development (Online)

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    HTML, Git, Sinatra, CSS, Front End, Ruby
    OnlinePart Time6 Hours/week6 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$1,695
    Class size10
    LocationOnline
    This course is focused entirely on equipping you with tools that apply directly to professional web development. By the end of 6 weeks, you’ll be creating beautiful apps and understanding web development fundamentals for both front and back end. If you're interested in learning how to code, communicate with your dev team, understand how to create an MVP or gain valuable career skills, this course is for you.
    Financing
    Deposit$157.50 - $169.50
    Scholarship$750 for those affected by COVID-19 in the form of job losses, job minimization or school interruptions. More info: https://www.lighthouselabs.ca/scholarships
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Web Development Bootcamp

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    MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, Sinatra, jQuery, Rails, CSS, Express.js, React.js, Node.js, Front End, Ruby, SQL
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,500
    Class size15
    LocationVancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Victoria, Ottawa
    Lighthouse Labs will take you from coding hobbyist to professional developer in 12 weeks, and be the launchpad for your career. Operating out of Canada's most dynamic tech hubs, Lighthouse Labs combines a mentor community of 80+ full-time developers with an agile curriculum that emphasizes hands-on experience. Over 75% of your time at Lighthouse Labs will be focused on building actual, functional software. They have a 1:8 student to teacher ratio to help keep you on track and you’ll have access to mentors from different backgrounds, 12 hours a day, five days a week. This has allowed them to achieve the ultimate result: more than 1,500 students graduated into amazing careers as developers.
    Financing
    Deposit$987.50-1,250
    Financing
    Desjardins for Ottawa and Montreal and Alberta Student Aid for Calgary.
    Scholarship$5000 for those affected by COVID-19 in the form of job losses, job minimization or school interruptions. More info: https://www.lighthouselabs.ca/scholarships
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBasic Computer Knowledge.
    Prep Work70 hours.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Web Development Bootcamp (Online)

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    MongoDB, HTML, Git, Sinatra, Rails, CSS, Express.js, React.js, Node.js, Front End, Ruby, SQL
    OnlineFull Time60 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,500
    Class size20
    LocationOnline
    Lighthouse Labs will take you from coding hobbyist to professional developer in 12 weeks, and be the launchpad for your career. Operating out of Canada's most dynamic tech hubs, Lighthouse Labs combines a mentor community of 80+ full-time developers with an agile curriculum that emphasizes hands-on experience. Over 75% of your time at Lighthouse Labs will be focused on building actual, functional software. They have a 1:8 student to teacher ratio to help keep you on track and you’ll have access to mentors from different backgrounds, 12 hours a day, five days a week. This has allowed them to achieve the ultimate result: more than 1,500 students graduated into amazing careers as developers.
    Financing
    Deposit$987.50-1,250
    Financing
    Desjardins for Ottawa and Montreal and Alberta Student Aid for Calgary.
    Scholarship$5000 for those affected by COVID-19 in the form of job losses, job minimization or school interruptions. More info: https://www.lighthouselabs.ca/scholarships
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBasic Computer Knowledge.
    Prep Work70 Hours.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Changed my life
    - 7/19/2019
    Raman Singh • iOS Developer • Graduate
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    Went to Lighthouse labs for iOS development Bootcamp in April 2018. Bootcamp finished around third week of June. Got hired first week of july.  

    Response From: Sarah of Lighthouse Labs
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    Tuesday, Sep 03 2019
    Hi Raman, 

    Thanks for the review! It's always great to see employment success stories, thanks for sharing. 

    -The Lighthouse Labs Team
  • Proud Survivor
    - 5/23/2019
    Danny Fekete • Junior Developer • Graduate
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    I graduated from Lighthouse Labs' Web Development bootcamp in 2018 and would eagerly recommend it to anyone looking for a solid start in programming and/or building web applications.  My experience coming in was limited to a little tooling around in HTML and some very basic programming decades ago---nearly everything I encountered was essentially new to me (I'd been working as a technology teacher for six years prior to enrollment, so I was comfortable with the hardware, but was more of an advanced user than a developer in any sense).

    As a former teacher, I was surprised and gratified to find Lighthouse's curriculum and instruction model exemplary: from my own experience, facilitating self-directed learning is extremely easy to do badly, and Lighthouse did it very well.  The daily lectures were typically good primers (their usefulness ultimately varied: many of the teachers were very good, but some moved too quickly for us, or meandered into more advanced areas before we felt comfortable with the fundamentals), but the actual daily dockets were where we solidified our basic skills, and the circulating mentors were usually quite good at scaffolding our development rather than dragging us to the correct answers.  By the time we reached the final assignment, I felt confident enough in my new skills to actually experience excitement (as well as the expected terror) at the prospect of being responsible for building something from my own imagination.

    Students completed the daily work at different paces.  I tended to work slowly, and spent between eleven and thirteen hours on site, most days.  I occasionally enjoyed the satisfaction of solving assignments and puzzles in the moment, but usually, it was only later, when returning to a skill or pattern in future assignments, did I discover I already knew the necessary approach.  The experience was exhausting, but ultimately and repeatedly validating.

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    I'm amazed by just how much I got out of this relatively short class. After 6 weeks of coursework and lectures, I feel like my comfort with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript has grown by leaps and bounds. I had great instructors and the coursework has mostly really well thought-out.

  • Best iOS Bootcamp
    - 4/20/2018
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    A very intense and demanding bootcamp, but probably also one of the best learning experiences that I have ever had. The material is current, with a good mix of theory and practical assignments. The intructors and mentors were very knowledgeable, approachable, and helpful, and the people in career services were truly amazing.

  • Sarah • Support Developer • Graduate
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    Like with anything you do in life, you're going to get out of this course exactly what you put into it. The hours can be long, the self-doubt can be high, but at the end of the day, you get to spend 10 weeks immersing yourself in as much knowledge as you can soak in. Are you going to be an expert developer at the end of the program? No. That's not the intention. The intention is to get you to a place where you can confidently apply for your first Jr. Developer role (or maybe a hybrid if that's your thing). You're going to network with industry professionals, be part of an amazing crew of alumni, and have more opportunities than you know what to do with - as long as you're willing to seek them out.

  • CTham • Software engineer • Graduate
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    Its been nearly 2 years since graduating from lighthouse labs. We learnt mainly ruby on rails then. I have not touched Ruby on rails since, but what I took away from this bootcamp was learning how to learning. Learning how to ask the right questions, this skill has helped me in every development job I had.
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    The curriculum is amazing and I absolutely learned everything I hoped to and more. Doing the remote program does feel like you're a bit 2nd class to the in-person cohorts. Particularly in terms of the hiring and job seeking support. I'm still seeking my first position after finishing the program and I haven't felt as supported as I thought I would be. Remote means you have to take a lot into your own charge. Keep that in mind if you're considering a remote program.

  • Charles • iOS Developer • Graduate
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    To be honest Lighthouse Labs wasn't in my radar when looking at coding bootcamps in Toronto. I went to each of the better known bootcamps first, and after all my initial meetings to inquire about the program, I was told that it was an "interview" and they were "impressed" by me, and said I will receive a $ discount for their respective bootcamp programs. However, Lighthouse Labs was different. After my initial meeting with them, they proceeded to give me a GRE-like test which I had 15 minutes to fill out to see if I was a good fit for the program.

    In that moment, Lighthouse Labs stuck out to me and I could tell they really care about their students. I passed the test and decided to enroll in their bootcamp. Their instructors were extremely helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, supportive and fun to be around. There was never a single moment I felt like I wasn't important, even upper management knew about the students and chatted with them frequently. There is a great family-like vibe that this school emits, even when I was struggling my instructors, and peers were there to help me out. Lighthouse Labs gives you a prep course and the curriculum is up to date and exciting yet challenging in a great way. You need to put in the work. There's plenty of external and internal events that you can attend and get connections to industry people. 

    Lighthouse Labs career support is incredible. I know that's one of the big reasons a lot of people join the program, for me it was a bow that tied the great gift together. I've never felt so supported in finding a job, from fixing up my resume to interview prep to office hours at local companies, it was great. (I hope the Universities' career counsellors are taking notes)

    I ended up receieving a few job offers and accepting one before my bootcamp ended. Since then I moved up in the position and then took another job offer and learned even more. I feel really comfortable and confident in today's day and age when having technical skills is such an asset. These skills I learned helped me follow my passions and get paid for it. 

    I encourage anyone in Toronto who wants to add a technical skill set or to change careers to attend Lighthouse Labs, you won't regret it. It gave me more value than my 4 year University degree.

  • Ghazaleh • web developer • Graduate
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    My background is in electrical engineering and I attended lighthouse labs web development bootcamp. It is highly intensive and at the same time. highly awarding. The first week I felt overwhelmed but I talked to one of our mentors who was a Lighthouse alumni as well and after that chat, I felt much better and felt that others have the same feeling and I am not the only one who feels under pressure. That made me more confident and I continued my practice to the last minutes of the bootcamp and even after my graduation. 

    It is 9 weeks (8 weeks have classes and the last week is only for finishing the final project). Every day have 2 hr of class in the morning and 1 hr in the afternoon, the rest of the time you will code on your own and get help from mentors. There are 2 main projects which you'll do in groups: final and midterm project, others are individual projects which each of them is aimed to teach you some language or frame work.

    After finishing the final project, there is a demo day which some employers come and see what you've done and that is a great opportunity to be hired by them. However, hiring is seasonal so don't worry if you don't get many interviews after your graduations, they will come to you after a month or so. I personally graduated at a time which was not many hirings so it was hard to get an interview and interview processes were slow but I got a job in 2.5 months.

    lighthouse labs introduces you to companies and let them hire you for 3-4 month as a contract developer for monthly 2000$ (obviously if you want they do so otherwise you are able to find a job on your own! ) and then after that period, the company usually hires that person as a full time or 1 year contract developer. that is a way that makes it easier for you to get your first job and add a line to your resume.

    A good thing about lighthouse was that we used to learn the most part on our own and in this way, I learnt how to teach myself how to code which is a vital skill set for a developer since there are new frameworks and even programming languages introduced to the community every year. Thus, a developer should be able to learn new skills in a short time and on his/her own. That is the best thing you will learn in lighthouse labs.

  • Raymond • Graduate
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    I had a very good experience at Lighthouse Labs, and believe it was worth the price of admission for myself. Having a strong background in programming going into the bootcamp, it was not too intensive, however, it gives you an opprotunity to add intensity depending on how determined you are to learn and improve. This meant adding my own stretch goals and milestones for some projects, and Lighthouse Labs allows you to be surrounded by experienced developers that can assist you along the way.

    The curriculum is very well setup, as it allows you to complete a project a week using a new framework/technology every week. The first week is basic Javascript fundamentals, and following that, you learn to make a backend tinyURL clone using nodeJS and an express server, then a twitter clone with jQuery/AJAX on the front end and mongoDB, then a midterm project using PostgreSQL, followed by a slack clone using websockets and ReactJS, and finally an Amazon clone using Ruby on Rails, with a final project built in whatever stack you want to use. You will learn a lot and get your foot into many different doors of web development, and how far you go is dependant on yourself.

    Career services was not as good as it was hyped to be, but I am willing to give them the benefit of the doubt on it being bad timming, as the cohort after mine recieved a lot more job opprotunities.

    Overall, it was a great experience, and I made a lot of great friends in the process while learning a lot.

  • Kim • Jr. Dev • Graduate
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    I did the 8 week web dev bootcamp. It was tough but worth it. I highly reccomend it to anyone serious and I mean geniunely serious about becoming a developer. It is a great way to get your foot in the door. It teaches you more than just how to code but how to learn quickly and efficiently. Covers all the techinical jargon to get you through an interview and this will be embedded in your brain for eons. Also the ability to figure out a code base will become second nature. It is however, not for the faint of heart. You aint got grit, forget about it. But if you wanna haul butt for eight weeks and get a jr dev position then this is the start of your journey. Would do a again if I have access to a time machine. 

  • Mike Conlin • Software Developer • Graduate
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    I took it when they still had a rails focus, and really excelled in the environment. You get as much out of it as you are willing to put in; if you really apply yourself you will learn a tremendous amount in a very short time.

    It does not prepare you amazingly for the working world, but is effective in helping you learn how to teach yourself, and covers the basics in a clear and easy to understand way. You need to be prepared to continue working hard once you graduate and start working, as that is when the true learning begins.

Lighthouse Labs Outcomes

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91%
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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:

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