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Nashville Software School

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Nashville Software School

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Nashville Software School (NSS) is a nonprofit vocational school in Nashville that prepares adults for careers in technical fields like software development, UI/UX design, and data science. Nashville Software School is a place where a person with aptitude, motivation, and commitment can learn a new craft or build on their existing skills. NSS is committed to growing diversity in technology by opening the door to underrepresented groups in tech irrespective of their economic situation. By providing a hands-on, project and team-based learning environment that mirrors the real-world environment, graduates leave with knowledge that is applicable on the first day of their job.

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  • Analytics Jumpstart

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    Data Visualization, Data Analytics , SQL, Python
    In PersonPart Time12 Hours/week3 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$650
    Class size25
    LocationNashville
    Have you started exploring data on your own but want to find out if you’re on the right track? Are you considering a career change and want to see what working on an analytics project is like? Would basic knowledge of analytics and tools like using Python in a Jupyter Notebook be helpful in your current career? If you are looking for an in-person introduction to data analytics and want to demystify analytics and data science, the Data Analytics Jumpstart was created for you.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkNo
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Data Science Bootcamp

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    Data Science, Git, R, Data Visualization, SQL, Python, Machine Learning
    In PersonPart Time15 Hours/week39 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$12,500
    Class size25
    LocationNashville
    The Data Science Bootcamp is an intensive, part-time evening program designed to prepare highly motivated adult learners with prior academic or professional experience in statistics, quantitative research, and/or software engineering for a job as a Data Scientist, Data Analyst, Data Engineer or related position. Data Science lies at the intersection of statistics/quantitative analysis, business acumen/domain expertise, and programming/“hacking” skills. The bootcamp focuses on hands-on training in software engineering skills required to do data science as well as applying the necessary stats/math/analytical skills against real world problems drawn from a wide range of problem domains. We believe that the Nashville area has an untapped supply of latent talent for data analytical work. But, that talent needs access to accelerated, focused, real-world training. We’ve designed the Data Science Bootcamp to help address this need.
    Financing
    DepositSee school website for details
    Financing
    SkillsFund, Climb Credit, and GI Bill
    Tuition PlansNashville Tech Opportunity Tuition and Payment Plans Available - see school website for details
    ScholarshipScholarship included with Nashville Tech Opportunity Tuition - see Yschool website for details
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelStudents will be expected to demonstrate prior training in and/or experience applying the math skills relevant to data science. In particular we will be looking for students with training in statistics/probability.
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Front-End Web Designer/Developer Bootcamp

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    HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, User Experience Design, CSS, React.js, Node.js, Front End
    In PersonFull Time35 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$12,500
    Class size25
    LocationNashville
    Our Front-End Web Designer/Developer Bootcamp is a specialized version of our Web Developer Bootcamp. This six-month full-time bootcamp will train you to work across the entire spectrum of front-end design and development. You will be trained in User Experience (UX) design, User Interface (UI) design and the implementation of those designs into working code in the browser (front-end development).
    Financing
    DepositSee school website for details
    Financing
    SkillsFund, Climb Credit, and GI Bill
    Tuition PlansNashville Tech Opportunity Tuition and Payment Plans Available - see school website for details
    ScholarshipScholarship included with Nashville Tech Opportunity Tuition
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Full-Time Data Analytics Bootcamp

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    Data Visualization, Data Structures, Business Intelligence, SQL, Python
    In PersonFull Time35 Hours/week15 Weeks
    Start Date January 19, 2021
    Cost$7,500
    Class size25
    LocationNashville
    The Data Analytics Bootcamp prepares students for careers in analytics and business intelligence, including jobs such as data analyst, business analyst, research analyst, and marketing analyst. Students will learn how to apply statistical reasoning through hands-on training in the most widely-used tools, including Excel, Python, SQL, Tableau, and Power BI. Using real data from local companies in a variety of problem domains, such as healthcare, financial services, digital marketing, supply chain, and retail, students will gain practical experience in all stages of the analytics workflow. You will also learn to present your findings via presentations and storytelling, building reports, and creating dashboards.
    Financing
    DepositSee school website for details
    Financing
    SkillsFund, Climb Credit, and GI Bill
    Tuition PlansNashville Tech Opportunity Tuition and Payment Plans Available - see school website for details
    ScholarshipNashville Tech Opportunity Tuition includes a scholarship - see school website for details
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
    More Start Dates
    January 19, 2021 - Nashville Apply by November 19, 2020
  • Full Time Web Developer Bootcamp, C# and .Net

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    HTML, Git, C#, JavaScript, .NET, ASP.NET, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Front End, SQL
    In PersonFull Time35 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date November 9, 2020
    Cost$12,500
    Class size27
    LocationNashville
    The Web Developer Bootcamp is a 6-month, full-time program. The curriculum teaches the skills and technologies required to become a full-stack software developer. The core technologies that students use in this course are the three standard languages of the web: HTML, CSS and JavaScript. This course prepares students to work and build the full-stack code associated with websites, web apps and hybrid mobile applications. - Program with C# language and the .NET stack - HTML, CSS, JavaScript - Web application development and design - Application deployment and management - Skills necessary to join a development team as a junior developer
    Financing
    DepositSee school website for details
    Financing
    SkillsFund, Climb Credit, and GI Bill
    Tuition PlansNashville Tech Opportunity Tuition - see school website for details
    ScholarshipScholarship included with Nashville Tech Opportunity Tuition - see school website for details
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
    More Start Dates
    November 9, 2020 - Nashville Apply by August 31, 2020
    February 15, 2021 - Nashville Apply by December 15, 2020
  • Full-Time Web Developer Bootcamp, Python and Django

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    HTML, Git, JavaScript, Django, CSS, React.js, Front End, SQL, Python
    In PersonFull Time35 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date January 4, 2021
    Cost$12,500
    Class size27
    LocationNashville
    The Web Developer Bootcamp is a six-month, full-time program. The curriculum teaches the skills and technologies required to become a full-stack software developer. For most of our students this course is also their introduction to programming. The core technologies that students use in this course are the three standard languages of the web: HTML, CSS and JavaScript. This course prepares students to work and build the front-end code associated with websites, web apps and hybrid mobile applications. - Program with Python and the Django framework - HTML, CSS and Javascript - Web application development and design - Application deployment and management - Skills necessary to join a development team as a junior developer
    Financing
    DepositSee school website for details
    Financing
    SkillsFund, Climb Credit, and GI Bill
    Tuition PlansNashville Tech Opportunity Tuition and Payment Plans Available - see school website for details
    ScholarshipScholarship included with Nashville Tech Opportunity Tuition - see school website for details
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
    More Start Dates
    January 4, 2021 - Nashville Apply by October 26, 2020
  • Part-Time Data Analytics Bootcamp

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    Start Date January 12, 2021
    Cost$7,500
    Class size25
    LocationNashville
    The Data Analytics Bootcamp prepares students for careers in analytics and business intelligence, including jobs such as data analyst, business analyst, research analyst, and marketing analyst. Students will learn how to apply statistical reasoning through hands-on training in the most widely-used tools, including Excel, Python, SQL, Tableau, and Power BI. Using real data from local companies in a variety of problem domains, such as healthcare, financial services, digital marketing, supply chain, and retail, students will gain practical experience in all stages of the analytics workflow. You will also learn to present your findings via presentations and storytelling, building reports, and creating dashboards.
    Financing
    DepositSee school website for details
    Financing
    Skills Fund & Climb Credit
    GI Bill
    Tuition PlansNashville Tech Opportunity Tuition and Payment Plans Available - see school website for details
    ScholarshipNashville Tech Opportunity Tuition includes a scholarship - see school website for details
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
    More Start Dates
    January 12, 2021 - Nashville Apply by November 10, 2020
  • Part-Time Web Developer Bootcamp, C# And .NET

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    HTML, Git, C#, JavaScript, .NET, ASP.NET, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Front End, SQL
    In PersonPart Time15 Hours/week52 Weeks
    Start Date January 4, 2021
    Cost$12,500
    Class size25
    LocationNashville
    The Web Developer Bootcamp is a 12-month, evening and weekend program. The curriculum teaches the skills and technologies required to become a full-stack software developer. The core technologies that students use in this course are the three standard languages of the web: HTML, CSS and JavaScript. This course prepares students to work and build the full-stack code associated with websites, web apps and hybrid mobile applications. - Program with C# language and the .NET stack - HTML, CSS, JavaScript - Web application development and design - Application deployment and management - Skills necessary to join a development team as a junior developer
    Financing
    DepositSee school website for details
    Financing
    SkillsFund, Climb Credit, and GI Bill
    Tuition PlansNashville Tech Opportunity Tuition and Payment Plans Available - see school website for details
    ScholarshipScholarship included with Nashville Tech Opportunity Tuition - see school website for details
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
    More Start Dates
    January 4, 2021 - Nashville Apply by October 16, 2020
  • Part-Time Web Developer Bootcamp, Python and Django

    Apply
    HTML, Git, JavaScript, Django, CSS, React.js, Front End, SQL, Python
    In PersonPart Time15 Hours/week52 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$12,500
    Class size25
    LocationNashville
    The Web Developer Bootcamp is a 12-month, evening and weekend program. The curriculum teaches the skills and technologies required to become a full-stack software developer. The core technologies that students use in this course are the three standard languages of the web: HTML, CSS and JavaScript. This course prepares students to work and build the full-stack code associated with websites, web apps and hybrid mobile applications. - Program with Python and the Django framework - HTML, CSS, JavaScript - Web application development and design - Application deployment and management - Skills necessary to join a development team as a junior developer
    Financing
    DepositSee school website for details
    Financing
    SkillsFund, Climb Credit, and GI Bill
    Tuition PlansNashville Tech Opportunity Tuition and Payment Plans Available - see school website for details
    ScholarshipScholarship included with Nashville Tech Opportunity Tuition - see school website for details
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Web Development Jumpstart

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    HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS
    In PersonPart Time11 Hours/week3 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$650
    Class size28
    LocationNashville
    Get a taste of development and gain a basic understanding of core web languages: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkNo
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • David Taylor • Graduate
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    The curriculum at NSS is not for the faint of heart. If you have no experience, as most students don't, it's difficult. You will be tested. I have a friend in a Part-Time evening cohort. From what I've heard about it, it's even harder than the Full-Time. 

    However, NSS is hands down the best school I have ever attended. They don't just push you to learn the material. They challenge you to develop a growth mindset and give you the tools to become a lifelong learner. You become part of a network that is deeply entrenched in the Nashville community. And in my case, my cohort became life a second family. 

    Everyone in the staff is a genuinely terrific person. The instructors are attentive and caring. The career development staff are hard-working and have excellent industry knowledge. And if Jeremiah likes you, he will insult you in the nicest way possible.

  • Mike • Software Engineer • Graduate
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    Could not have asked for a better bootcamp experience than at NSS.  They continue to grow and adapt their curriculum so that it is current and relevant to the ever changing world of development.  You simply can't go wrong attending this school.  They're there to help you succeed and that is their goal!  

  • Half and Half
    - 10/25/2017
    Al • Student
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    I was in the parttime bootcamp. The first half was good, and I got sound instruction on HTML, CSS, JS and Angular JS. The second half, dedicated to C#, was subpar at best. The instructor, whom I hear is no longer with the bootcamp, did not prepare well, rambled a lot, and gave us the same lectures over and over.

    Having been out of the camp for a while, I do wish I could go back in time, save the debt, and do online course work to give me the foundations I recieved in the front end half of the course. If they offered front end web development for half price, I'd say it was a good deal. Though again, that instructor has been replaced, so perhaps the backend cirriculum is a great deal better now.

  • software engineer
    - 10/24/2017
    Jessica Younker • Graduate
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    3 months html & javascript, 3 months python

  • Belve Marks • Software developer 1 • Student
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    Commit to it if you feel like it's for you. The jobs will come to those that actively seeking them. Frustrating after so much work, but oh so worth it!
  • Graduate
    - 10/15/2017
    Sandy Jones • Software Engineer • Graduate
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    Part time evening boot camp that includes solo and group projects over the course of a year.  The program is split into two sections: Frontend and Backend.  We spent 6  months on each area.  At the end of each section we did a capstone project to prove we had mastered the content.  These were required for graduation.

     

     

  • Success and Some
    - 10/13/2017
    Mitchell Blom • Junior Engineer • Graduate
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    I say "success and some" because Nashville Software School provided me with much more than the baseline coding instruciton that I sought to pivot my career. NSS also welcomed me into a learning community unlike any I have been a part of before. Having been in the part-time course for 6 months and the full-time for three, I got a unique view of both experiences. Nearly every instructor and staff member supported me personally during my time there, and I feel like NSS genuinely cares about the development of each person deeper than their educational experience. More important than teaching me how to code, NSS taught me how to be a successful professional sotware devleoper. The curriculum and organization noticeably cares about constant improvement. When I give these 5 stars, I mean it, and I look forward to seeing how my most recent "alma mater" continues to up the ante on bootcamps across the nation. 

  • Bootcamp
    - 9/6/2017
    Krishnapriya • Associate Developer • Graduate
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    Nashville Software School(NSS) changed my life in 6 months. I did full time full stack web developement Bootcamp at NSS. it is a 6 months intensive bootcamp, covers all the basics. Instructors and course material are outstanding. I got real time project experience at NSS. This is helping me shine in my new job as Associate Developer.

    Trust NSS.

  • Zach Parris • Web Developer • Graduate
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    This place changed my life. Plain and simple. It’s like Hogwarts for adults. I went from barely being able to change the background image on my desktop to creating full-stack web apps. They immerse you in programming from day one, support and encourage you throughout the process, and go way beyond what is expected. Nashville has this amazing and welcoming tech community and I believe that NSS is a huge part of that. The best part is that with every graduated cohort this place gets stronger and better at what they do.

    I completed the evening cohort in January 2017 after 12 long months, and have recently been hired as a professional Web Developer, thanks to the career transition team at NSS. I graduated with a strong portfolio, a great grasp of industry best practices, a portfolio site and a killer resume. It was the most difficult and rewarding thing I have ever experienced. I often say it was the best decision I ever made.

    I had zero experience in this stuff so I’m proof the system works but I recommend spending time with all the great resources online such as Team Treehouse, allotting time to complete the pre-work, or taking the Web Development Jumpstart program before taking the leap. Either way, they’ll take great care of you. The staff is absolutely amazing. They want you to succeed and are extremely passionate about what they do.

    Obviously, I am a fan but if you compare it to a lot of the other options out there it’s pretty easy to see that NSS is an excellent option… if not the best. You’ll leave there with a huge lead on your new career and a huge group of awesome people backing you up. All you have to do is fully commit yourself and put everything in that you possibly can. Sounds like a lot but the more you put in the more you get out. Cliche but true.

  • Taylor Perkins • Backend Software Developer • Graduate
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    This course is completely worth whatever you decide to put into it. Before attending, I was a professional luthier here in Nashville. I was self taught with python on a minor level, but didnt apply it to anything. This bootcamp is tough!! Likely one of the harder courses you'll attend. However, I would say it was worth it. 

    This course teaches you how to code. You will have many many group projects and personal excercises to keep you busy and your chops up. I would say that the first half is more extensive than the second. You will learn the fundamentals in whatever path you decide to join. 

    The second half is evolved more around working in a production-environment. You will learn team building, have daily stand ups, and work through technologies that other companies in the dev community are using. This last half is also more job-driven. NSS wants you hired. That's their goal, and a huge portion of why they teach the way they do. You will work on your linkedin and resume, have mentors come in, and get Q&A with successful companies around Nashville. 

    Like my title says, I was hired 2 weeks before graduation. NSS has a strong name in Nashville, and a strong set of instructors. I made a lot of friends, had a great time, learned so much, and now it's my life. 

     

     

     

  • Matthew McCord • Software Developer • Graduate
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    I chose NSS over the other bootcamps because they seemed to be more in touch with the community of devs here. I also really liked the fact that they are a non-profit, and all the instructors I interacted with beforehand seemed very enthused about teaching and helping to grow coding skills.

    The individual projects were a good reflection of classroom material covered, and altered just enough to be a good challenge without easy look-in-the-book answers. The teachers, assistants, and other classmates were always there for help as well.

    The group projects were a really great learning experience. Especially using git and github with multiple people on one project. We also worked in an Agile / SCRUMM workflow.

    The skills that I learned and honed at NSS definitely helped in equipping me for my first dev job. I left NSS with a familiarity for team work flows, modern code styles and principles, and tackling tough challenges using all available resources.

    I highly recommend NSS to everyone who has and will ask me. 

    Just know that this bootcamp will in return give what each individual puts in to it, and what they have put in before Day 1 (pre-work, personal exploration, etc). If you are willing to put in the effort it will pay off.

  • Well worth it
    - 7/11/2017
    Alex S • Software Engineer • Graduate
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    My interest in web development started in 2011.  The advice given at the time was to grab a book on Ruby on Rails, learn it, and find a job.  The biggest problem was there really wasn't a clear cut path to get where you needed to be and said book expected you to have knowledge you weren't sure where to research to get unstuck.  You'd don't know what you don't know. And it's easy to give up in frustration.  I finally continued my journey in 2016.

    The thing I liked the most about NSS was the culture: positive energy to counteract the frustration and a clear path to go from noob dev to confident and employable junior dev.  The instructors who worked with us in our cohort were incredibly knowledgeable, experienced and approachable.

    When I was in college, I felt like the professors were out of touch with how things are really done in industry, the subject matter was overly theoretical, and grades/curves encourage competition rather than cooperation.  NSS takes that and stands it on its head.  You learn exactly the skills that you will be using day one on the job.  One of the biggest benefits is working on group projects and collaborating with others.  Web dev seems to be one of those things learn best by process.

    I wish I had a resource like NSS years ago and I am indeed glad I found them.

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