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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
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Vancouver
    Mar 06, 2015
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    Get your ass kicked in the most fun way possible

    I had zero web development experience before joining LHL but found the teaching style extremely approachable. Instructors are technically very expert, and actually good at communicating that expertise. TAs are plentiful and friendly. Everyone teaching has actual experience developing in the field and the emphasis is definitely on getting things done. There's only 90 mins of lecture a day, to explain fundamental theoretical concepts, but most of the time is devoted to actually building ...

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  • Garry
    Garry
    Web Developer • Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Vancouver
    Mar 05, 2015
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    Web Development

    Lighthouse Labs was a great experience. It was intense, challenging, and equally worthwhile. The skills I've learned while at Lighthouse Labs have allowed me to change how I look at situations, identify a problem, and engineer a solution for that problem. 

    The instructors were tough, but fair. They're always willing to come and help. They will help us not to give us the answer, but to help us look at our problem in a new way that allows us to realize or find the...

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  • Regan Perkins
    Regan Perkins
    Web Developer • Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Vancouver
    Mar 02, 2015
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    The best way to jump into a new career

    I was part of the November 2014 cohort. Making the desicion to join Lighthouse Labs was one of the hardest and ultimetly one of the best decisions I have ever made.

    The teachers at Lighthouse are amazing, smart and patient as are the assistents (there are always a few working and they where a big help to me). Beyond learning to code (which you will) the community of teachers, students and mentors is an invaluable benifit of attending Lighthouse Labs.

    Having graduat...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Vancouver
    Mar 01, 2015
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    Fantastic course!

    I worked for a few years in research and was looking for new challenges. I had completed a couple of online courses that made me realize that programming is really fun but these were of course not enough to start a new career. Having already spent a few years at university, I didn't really see myself doing it again but I came across Lighthouse Labs by chance. Within a week, I had applied, gone for an interview, been accepted and decided to join the program. Of course I was wo...

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  • Anonymous
    Student • Web Development Bootcamp • Vancouver
    Feb 24, 2015
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    Total Life Changer

    I attended Lighthouse Labs January 2014 cohort. As someone who worked in healthcare for almost 10 years with very little coding experience, but a desire to get into the tech industry, I had no idea where to start. Do I try internet tutorials? Do I know what online tutorials to choose? Do I have the disipline to learn this stuff myself and put in 16 hour days to learn it?

    Going to Lighthouse was honestly one of the best and hardest things I have ever done. The program in Vanc...

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  • Anonymous
    Software Developer • Graduate • Vancouver
    Feb 22, 2015
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    A+, number one best

    July web alumni here, and I can say that Lighthouse Labs changed my life. My primary goal with Lighthouse Labs was to get into the Vancouver startup scene as a developer, and I greatly succeeded at that. I have a software engineering undergrad degree from McGill and had two years of corporate tech industry experience, so I knew I could do well if I worked hard. I worked my ass off on both coding and networking from week 1 day 1 until week 9 Demo Day, and it pa...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Vancouver
    Jan 15, 2015
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    Awesome course!

    I was in the September 2014 web dev Cohort and had a great time building my skill set and exploring the world of web development.

    I was hesitant at first, as I knew little about coding before enroling; but I know an opportunity when I see one. A gaurenteed job after 2 months of hard work is more than worth it, especially when the alternative is a 4 year computer science course, which costs far more and does not gaurentee a job. I'm now coding professionally in vanco...

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  • Amber Spencer
    Amber Spencer
    Web Developer • Graduate • Vancouver
    Oct 03, 2014
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    Former Student Review

    I am a former student of Lighthouse Labs, I joined their June 2014 cohort. I had a non-technical background in business development and marketing with very minimal coding or technical experience. I can honestly say it was one of the best decisions I ever made. I learned more practical and immediately applicable skills in two months than I learned in three years at university. It was extremely challenging and pushed my limits – exactly what I was looking for! 

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  • Emily
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    Student • Vancouver
    Aug 09, 2023
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    Do Not Go

    It's sort of a scam. I know a lot of people use the web to research programs so I thought I would post. There is no real job support after you graduate, except for 'career advising', which is basically someone with no job experience in tech telling you to make a bright linkedin profile and keep track of the jobs you apply for using excel. The name of the program doesn't really hold cache with any companies, so putting it on a resume won't get you anywhere. The projects you make are cooki...
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  • John
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    Graduate • Toronto
    Mar 24, 2023
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    Junior Web Developer

    I highly recommend that you avoid this bootcamp. The workload is demanding and also everything is remote so you get help from people all over the world and a lot of them are not good mentors. You can get kicked out of the program at any given notice and I seen people getting kicked out for barely doing anything. Also prepare for a lot of stress from the “staff members” that are supposed to be there to assist you whenever you need help. 
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  • Steven Herbet
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    Graduate • Ottawa
    Aug 21, 2022
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    Avoid

    The education provided has unfortunately lowered in quality. LHL has been known for their decent course content. Due to the pandemic and for the foreseeable future, they've shifted over to an online approach. This resulted in their course curriculum being outsourced to a variety of sources such as YouTube videos, Wikipedia, and general research you have to do on your own. 

    The help provided is outsourced, many of the mentors are from India where they are being paid a lower wage. <...
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  • Karen
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    Graduate • Web Development Bootcamp • Toronto
    Jul 18, 2019
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    one of the best decision

    Most students have no prior programming background and yet everyone turns out to be able to finish their final project or even get a job. The curriculum is more well rounded compare to other bootcamps I've researched and they continue to update the curriculum to fit industry standard. Some instructors' style of teaching is more interesting but overall they are all very helpful. Mentors there make a great difference, most of them are patience and passionate! Career service is very helpful a...

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    Sarah of Lighthouse Labs

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    Jul 18, 2019

    Hello,

    Sarah from Lighthouse Labs here. Thanks for your review! It’s great to hear you appreciated the updated curriculum; staying up to date to provide relevant training is important for us at Lighthouse Labs. Stay connected with our Career Services team during your job search; we’re here to support you every step of the way.

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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4.3
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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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