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Are coding bootcamps accredited? The short answer is – not often. A small handful of bootcamps have recently gone through the accreditation process with ACCET, but typically, accreditation has been reserved for higher education institutions like universities and community colleges. But is accreditation something you should be looking for when researching bootcamps? Let’s break down exactly what accreditation means for coding bootcamps, what the future of accreditation may look like in this industry, and why accreditation can matter to students!
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Jonah Gerstel worked in chemical and process engineering for four years before a data project on the job blossomed into a passion for data science. Wanting to expand his knowledge, Jonah’s research on the best data science bootcamps pointed him to NYC Data Science Academy. Jonah explains how the comprehensive curriculum, instructor support, and career services at NYC Data Science Academy made it possible for him to make a career pivot into data full-time. After reskilling with the online Data Science Bootcamp, Jonah landed his first data role as a Senior Data Analyst at Known – find out how he did it and what he recommends for future bootcampers!
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Most data science bootcamps require prior knowledge – a college-level understanding of linear algebra, probability, statistics, calculus, and Python – to get accepted into their programs. That doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll need a college degree in those subjects or that attending college is a better way to get into data science than bootcamps. You can learn these skills through online courses, and a data science bootcamp will take a fraction of the time that college would, plus lead to data science jobs shortly after. There’s never been a better time to start down this career path — Data science salaries range from $60,000-$80,000 per year after bootcamp.Continue Reading →
Schools and universities may be scrambling to figure out remote learning, but coding bootcamps have essentially been preparing for this since 2013. Online coding bootcamps already use Zoom video, Slack, GitHub, and VS Code Live Share for pair programming, online lectures, and to connect mentors and instructors with students. Of course, you can learn to code online – but it doesn’t stop there! Maybe you’ve needed to learn SQL for a while, or sharpen your data science skills, or wrap your head around UX Design. All of these digital skills are being taught online (not to mention, these are jobs that can be done remotely). Online bootcamps have been perfecting the online learning experience for years – and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many in-person bootcamps are launching remote options. If you’re dreaming of a career change while stuck indoors, working from home, or quarantined, then start here – we've rounded up all of the scholarships for anyone impacted by COVID-19, updates from bootcamps regarding classroom closures (and reopenings), and our best tips for job searching online:
At Course Report, we have been keeping tabs on how coding bootcamps are responding to and meeting the needs of their current and upcoming cohorts. We’ve seen in-person coding bootcamps transition to delivering live remote instruction, and also a lot of new hardship scholarships and initiatives to support students breaking into tech now.Continue Reading →
Data scientists are more in-demand than ever, but how much does it cost to learn data science at a bootcamp? From students looking for free data bootcamps to those wondering if a $17,000 data course is worth it, we understand that cost is important to future bootcampers! Data science bootcamp tuition can range from $7,000 to $18,000, so how do you decide what to budget for? In this article, we break down the costs of several popular data science schools, plus share financing options, scholarships, and application pre-requisites.Continue Reading →
Is your 2022 New Year’s resolution to break into tech? You already know that a coding bootcamp can help you get there – 79% of bootcamp grads get jobs in tech and the average alum sees a 56% salary lift. The first step is to apply, so we’ve compiled a list of 22 full-time, part-time, in-person and online coding bootcamps all offering upcoming bootcamps in early 2022.
Most in-person bootcamps are still delivering their programs online, and some schools are now offering a hybrid learning environment. Before applying for any in-person program, first check with the school to determine if and when students are allowed on campus.Continue Reading →
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