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Lighthouse Labs

Average Rating4.38
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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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  • Anonymous
    Intro to Web Development • Vancouver
    Apr 26, 2016
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    Why are there so many good reviews?

    I get that some people have been happy with their decision to go to lighthouse, but i’m pretty shocked that lighthouse has close to 5 stars. Who is writing all these perfect reviews? I’m sure a lot of people are happy with their decision to take this course, but I know plenty of others who are not. And it’s not because they didn’t work hard enough because believe me, pretty much everyone in my cohort worked their *** off. The reality is that two months of coding just can't make you a...

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  • Anonymous
    Junior Developer Analyst • Graduate • Vancouver
    Apr 13, 2016
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    Lighthouse Labs Alumni

    For someone who really wanted to get into a more Tech focused Development role, I found this to be a great option to pursue. I had minor instruction on basic programming fundamentals prior to this course. Originally wasn't too excited about tech but developed a love for the limitless possibilities and practicality of the skills. Lighthouse Labs definitely helps to foster that focus on building things while learning along the way and sharing a space with startup companies using similar technol...
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  • Anonymous
    Student • Toronto
    Mar 30, 2016
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    Get some more coding experience first

    As someone with very little coding experience going into this bootcamp, I don't think I got as much out of it as others. Most of the people who did well either had engineering backgrounds or spent quite a bit of time coding before starting the bootcamp. I'm not saying it's impossible to do well without that background, but it will probably be a bit of an uphill battle. Plus, there is A LOT to learn after bootcamp to get yourself ready for technical interviews. I don't understand why lighth...

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  • Jason
    Jason
    Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Vancouver
    Mar 29, 2016
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    My Experiance

    Light House Labs is a scam... In the 8 weeks they cover very little as far as material and what they do cover they race throgh. They are very rude and inconsiderate. Your treated as if your lucky to be there and its an honor for you to pay they money.. They staff are paid $35k/year and promise that after you graduate you will make hundreds of thousands... Its a royal joke! Be very careful!!!

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    Rebecca of Lighthouse Labs

    Marketing Manager

    Apr 22, 2016

    Hi Jason,

    We wanted to take the time to respond to you personally. We are really sorry that this is the impression or experience you've had with us, and would love to hear more about it. All of us at Lighthouse are highly dedicated to our students success, and we do our very best to make no claims about our program being easy (it is a very difficult program). It is true that we do cover a great deal of material in a short amount of time, the true goal of the intensity of the program is to make sure that our graduates are absolutely prepared for the workforce. We try to make that expectation crystal clear in every interaction with prospective students from our website, our admissions process, and face-to-face interactions with any of our staff member. We get validation of this approach through the constant feedback we receive from our students who appreciate being pushed out of their comfort zone.

    We’ve setup a rigorous admissions process, which consists (at minimum) of an hour long face-to-face interview dedicated to setting the expectations of how intensive our program is, and evaluating the applicant's passion for coding, their grit, and their ability to handle a program this intensive. We do our best to only accept applicants we believe can succeed, and we have a generous refund policy in case they someone needs to withdraw. If this was not the case from either experience or expectation perspectives- we’d want to hear about it.

    In regards to our staff, so far anyone who has come through our program have attested to how much our staff care about student success: we all put 150% into making the experience as personal as possible. We encourage students to provide daily feedback, and we work really hard to action that feedback. We've never claimed you will make hundreds of thousands of dollars on graduation – we recently published our Student Outcomes Report, which shares our student outcomes data with the intention of being more transparent.

    We are always open to feedback, if you have gone through our program, you likely know us all well and are welcome to reach out to any of us, or the Education team via Slack, give us a call or shoot me a line to hello@lighthouselabs.ca

    Best,
    Rebecca

  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Vancouver
    Aug 26, 2015
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    Awesome coding bootcamp

    My overall Lighthouse Labs experience was awesome. Unlike most other reviewers here, I came to LHL with a programming background. At the beginning I wasn't too sure if LHL will be the right choice for me to update myself with the current web technologies. After I done my research for their alumni, talked to the head instructor, and saw the curriculum I was then convinced that this is the right place for me to update my web skills.

      The teach...
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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Vancouver
    Aug 25, 2015
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    An exposure to many things; better organisation and execution of curriculum needed

    + If one works hard, one shall be impressed with the projects one produces. Lighthouse does offer an environment for that.

    + One certainly is given an exposure to multiple prominent tools, frameworks etc. e.g. Sinatra, Rails and Node.

    - Often the purpose or utility of the exercises / assignments was unclear; often, the assignments provided no useful knowledge / skills towards the projects; so many assignments feel of no use at the end.

    + There were some excell...

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  • Anonymous
    Dev Op's • Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Vancouver
    Aug 14, 2015
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    Web Development

    Lighthouse Labs gave me the problem solving skills and basics to be able to work at any job. This program is boss.

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  • Shannon McDonald
    Shannon McDonald
    Web Developer • Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Vancouver
    Aug 13, 2015
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    Learn to love going to work.

    When I signed up for Lighthouse, I was looking for a way to get out of the career direction I was heading down and quickly acquire a new set of marketable skills. The program more than delivered on that front - I found my niche in web development, and I'm happier with my current job than I ever though I could be at work. The fantastic instructors are well supported by an increasingly impressive roster of TAs and mentors, and the curriculum seems to be consistently evolving.  Atten...

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  • Anonymous
    Web Developer • Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Vancouver
    Aug 11, 2015
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    Web Cohort June 2015

    It was a great experience with LighthouseLabs, really knowledgeable people who enjoy teaching . It helped me realize that I am capable of programming and learning  at a higher level.

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  • SooJeen
    SooJeen
    Software Developer • Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Toronto
    Jul 11, 2015
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    Best Bootcamp

    Let's start with the instructors and TA's. They are working developers. They are there because they love the field of coding and development and want to help others learn and grow. Get to know your TA's, ask about their work and learn from their life experience.

    The curriculum is great. It is carefully crafted to teach the principles of programming and give you a familiarity with the frameworks and tools that you'll be using in your day to day work. The ...

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  • Erica
    Erica
    Web Developer • Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Vancouver
    Jun 11, 2015
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    Great School!

    I expected a lot going into this course, and I was not disappointed! Not only is the course amazing, but the community is amazing -- It is welcoming and active, and I quickly felt right at home. As an Alumni, they do a very good job of keeping me in the loop and in the community -- I still feel supported by all of the staff, teachers, and TAs.

    The curriculum is challenging, and you should expect to be busy, but it is manageable.

    The job support is great t...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • iOS Development Bootcamp • Vancouver
    Jun 04, 2015
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    Awesome

    Although I wouldn't suggest going in with no coding experience. Its really tough and time consuming even for the people who have comp sci degrees. The TAs are awesome and support from career services is excellent. 

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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. 100 Lighthouse Labs alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Lighthouse Labs and rate their overall experience a 4.38 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 100 reviews of Lighthouse Labs on Course Report! Lighthouse Labs alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Lighthouse Labs and rate their overall experience a 4.38 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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