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Lighthouse Labs

Average Rating4.37
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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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  • Christopher
    Christopher
    Software Engineer • Graduate
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    Jan 30, 2017
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    A Most Adult Decision. A Most Excellent Decision!

    I was working a dead end job, dreading each day, and unable to decide how to break out of my situation. After a lot of research, visiting campuses and speaking with employees, graduates and others in the industry, I narrowed down my choices to two major bootcamps in Toronto. 

    After visiting the prospective campuses, the decision to attend Lighthouse Labs (LHL) was pretty simple. LHL ensures each student has the basic skills to succeed via testing prior to accepta...

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  • Gus Woltmann
    Gus Woltmann
    Graduate • Calgary
    Dec 24, 2023
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    Excellent

    Go for it! Prior to taking this course, I had zero exposure to coding and had only observed the use of a terminal without hands-on experience. This bootcamp is dynamic and demanding! Each day brings a new challenge with a fresh topic and material to dive into. The routine typically kicks off with some reading and a couple of exercises, followed by engaging lectures. There's ample time for hands-on work, and several afternoons each week feature additional lectures to reinforce learning.
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  • Matthew Breden
    Matthew Breden
    CTO @ SmarterQueue • Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Vancouver
    Aug 04, 2020
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    Extremely practical curriculum

    Attended the Web Bootcamp in 2016. Course and teachers were excellent. I have been a fulltime web developer since gruaduating and use the knowledge I gained from LHL daily.

    I have since recommended another person to sign up, which he did and also loved. He graduated and has been developing for 2 years now.

    Would do again in a heartbeat.
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  • Raman Singh
    Raman Singh
    iOS Developer • Graduate • iOS Development Bootcamp • Vancouver
    Jul 19, 2019
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    Changed my life

    Went to Lighthouse labs for iOS development Bootcamp in April 2018. Bootcamp finished around third week of June. Got hired first week of july.  

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    Sarah of Lighthouse Labs

    Community Operations Manager

    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
  • Danny Fekete
    Danny Fekete
    Junior Developer • Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Toronto
    May 23, 2019
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    Proud Survivor

    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...

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  • Ryan Hunt
    Ryan Hunt
    Graduate • Victoria
    Jul 24, 2018
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    Intro to Front-End with JavaScript

    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.

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  • Eric
    Eric
    Application Developer • Graduate • iOS Development Bootcamp • Toronto
    Apr 20, 2018
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    Best iOS Bootcamp

    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.

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  • Sarah
    Sarah
    Support Developer • Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Vancouver
    Feb 09, 2018
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    Launched my career!

    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 th...

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  • CTham
    CTham
    Software engineer • Graduate • Victoria
    Feb 09, 2018
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    Learnt how to learn

    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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  • Johnnie
    Johnnie
    Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Victoria
    Feb 09, 2018
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    LHL Remote Program

    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.

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  • Charles
    Charles
    iOS Developer • Graduate • iOS Development Bootcamp • Toronto
    Jul 31, 2017
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    Lighthouse Labs really sticks out of the crowd

    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 minu...

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  • Ghazaleh
    Ghazaleh
    web developer • Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Toronto
    Jul 28, 2017
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    It is a great experience

    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 ...

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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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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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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.

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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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