The Web Design bootcamp is designed for everyone who wants to become a web designer or developer, whether applicants are just starting out, are already in the industry, or are looking for a career change. Students are accepted based on personality and enthusiasm. There is no pre-screening technical test.
Perpetual Education graduates will be prepared for roles as developer, visual designer, product designer, project manager, UX designer, research, strategy, or UI designer, among others. Upon bootcamp completion, students may choose to participate in an optional 6-month apprenticeship program. Perpetual Education students who choose the apprenticeship will receive personal assistance with the job application process.
A limited number of partial scholarships may be available.
Recent Perpetual Education Reviews: Rating 4.67
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OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week24 Weeks
Deposit Min $2,500 Tuition Plans We now offer 2 different ISA options. Scholarship A limited number of partial scholarships may be available.
Minimum Skill Level This program is designed for everyone who wants to become a web designer or developer. Students are accepted based on personality and enthusiasm. BOOK A MEETING with the instructor to see if it's the right school for you! Prep Work There is no official prep-work. We teach you everything you need to know - in the exact order that you need to know it / in the class. However, there's this: https://perpetual.education/free-crash-course/ Placement Test No Interview Yes
Perpetual Education Reviews
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- Alex V. • Student • Course: Design for The Web • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedInMy journey into web development began at the end of 2019 and sporadically throughout 2020 and 2021 when I came across a “How to Build a Calculator using HTML/CSS/ and JS” tutorial on YouTube. I had no coding experience and figured I’d skim through the video and then watch another video. I ended up watching the entire 37-minute video, and although confused at what I watched, I kept thinking to myself how amazing it was watching someone create an online calculator from nothing.
I began to research how I could learn programming through Google search, Reddit forums, Quora, and any site or resource I could get a response to. I found so many responses that said going to a coding boot camp would be the best road to take, but also an equal amount of responses that said boot camps are a waste of time because all the resources are on Google, YouTube, Khan Academy, FreeCodeCamp, Codecademy, etc.
The coding boot camp promise of becoming “a full-stack software developer and landing a $90,000 a year job in 12 weeks” was so enticing that I decided to research that option. Yes it was expensive, yes it required 8-10 hours a day, every day for the next 12 weeks, but the idea of becoming a full-stack developer and making that much money in 3 months just seemed too good to be true. I research every boot camp near me as well as all the “best” online boot camps. I requested information from them, spoke to reps over the phone, went to info sessions, and even interviewed for a few. I spent two months researching and meeting with boot camps but in the end, there just weren't any that gave me total confidence.
Nearly every boot camp I spoke to sounded like they were trying to sell me their school and get me enrolled so they can take my money. They would often repeat how much money I will be making in such a short time and how I did not need to know ANYTHING about programming to enroll. They would give me their syllabi and it just seemed impossible to truly learn everything they said and be a full stack developer in 12 weeks. Many of them also did not seem to have a great career assistance program for graduates. In fact, most just told me to bombard people on LinkedIn, and eventually, someone will grant me an interview. In the end, I felt they were all sale pitches and felt none of those boot camps had my best interest at heart.
I ended up going down the self-taught route and purchased a few courses on Udemy. It started with HTML and CSS and I would watch and code along with the instructor. I would add images to a webpage, change the font colors, make the heading fixed to the top of the pages, and do things a real web developer did. I felt great and felt accomplished. The only problem was problems. When I would come across an issue or something not working correctly I did not know how to fix it. These problems were not in the tutorial thus I did not know how to come up with a solution. That is when I realized that the only reason I knew how to add images, change font colors, and make headings fixed were because I was blindly following another person’s code and not learning its core concepts and why things were happening. I also had trouble retaining things I learned and would end up rewatching the same parts of the tutorial over and over again with each new time thinking I was finally going to get it. I never did get it. I would quickly deduce that the tutorial I purchased was bad and would learn better from another tutorial. I never did get better with the new tutorial.
I was depressed after feeling like a failure for not being able to self-teach myself like all those other self-taught web developers on YouTube and Instagram. I thought about quitting and did for a few months. Then in January of 2021, I decided to get back on the coding horse and give it another ride. I ended up coming across a video posted by Derek from Perpetual Education which led me to their website. What intrigued me was that this website was not like the other boot camps out there. There was no giant text telling me I could be a full stack developer in 12 weeks and make $90k a year. The site was bright and welcoming. It also featured introductory videos Derek made explaining what this mentorship was, who it was for, what we would be learning, and why Derek made it. And throughout all the video, it felt Derek was talking directly to me as someone who genuinely wants to teach web development and design the way he wished he was taught. Perpetual Education and Derek were able to give me something those other boot camps could not: confidence in me that I could become a web developer and confidence that he can help me get there.
I have been a student at Perpetual Education for the last 5 months and there is not a single day that goes by that I regret enrolling. Within the first two months, I have learned more than I have in almost 2 years of self-teaching.
The concepts I’ve mentioned are just the tip of the iceberg in the mentorship and every day we students are constantly learning something new. The best part of it all is that Derek teaches in a manner that is easy to learn. When things are not easy, he is ALWAYS there to help answer questions and guide you. “Design for the Web” is NOT a boot camp, it is a mentorship that truly teaches you the fundamentals of whatever field you want to go into. Whether it is design, front-end development, back-end development, program management, or whatever other tech field you want to go into, Derek and Ivy will do everything they can to help you.
I have always been a pessimist when it comes to my career. I’ve always felt I could never amount to anything or get anywhere. For the first time in 10 years, I am excited and confident about my career. I completely trust Derek and Ivy and know, wholeheartedly, that I am in great caring hands. And I know that even after I land a career, Derek will still be the mentor I go to whenever I need help or advice. This will not be a once you “graduate” you are done kind of program like those other boot camps. I will come back and edit this post as time goes on but I just wanted to take the time to post how grateful I am to be a student at Perpetual Education and cannot wait to see where it takes me.
- I don't regret it- 8/31/2021Thomas Lee • Student • Course: Design for The Web • Campus: OnlineI've been enrolled in the Design for the Web (DFTW) program now for six months. I chose to build my career here because of how original, unique and genuine the program's approach is compared to the content provided by the mass of other boot camps. For example, none of the other bootcamps offered the chance to study and work in small groups while in a mentorship program. In addition, the most impressive factor was that this program tied in web development and visual design.
After the first virtual meeting with not a salesperson but the mentor himself, I was convinced this was the right program. I had the chance to really get to know about the program and ask him all that was on my mind. (Go for it, really, ask him ANYTHING.)
In addition, the sense of humor the mentor has makes the lessons less dense and pedantic. I also liked that I never felt I was left on my own to digest all this crazy information. I had the option to message or schedule a 1 to 1 virtual call with him every day of the course if I wanted. I know for a fact that other boot camps don't offer that.
One important aspect that I truly appreciate about this program is that it helped me gain confidence in my knowledge. You'll learn about the tech industry, its tools, what to expect once you get a job, how to read books, visual design, and how to tackle projects. I even got the opportunity to work with real clients. And as the saying goes, with knowledge comes power; I gained a lot of confidence in myself as a web developer because the courses taught not only the technical aspects but also had a holistic approach by showing me how to implement this in the real world.
Yes, the mentorship program is new, and it faces some growing pains. However, its value resides in its unique nature and constant evolution (just like Tesla cars?) It indeed demands a lot of mental work and self-discipline to keep on track with all the lessons. But, if you like the idea of a constantly evolving course and being able to talk to your mentor as much as possible, schedule your time, find those 3-4 hours of study per day and consider enrolling. You won't regret it.
- Design and program with confidence- 7/22/2021marco • Web Designer • Student • Course: Design for The Web • Campus: OnlineI wish a school like Perpetual Education(PE) existed back in 2016 when I started my journey to learn to code. Not so much a bootcamp but a community of like-minded and intelligent people to learn with. I can confidently say that they are one of a kind.
Since becoming a student, I have made more progress learning design and programming here than I did in 3+ years of learning on my own. No other school recreates the demands of a real-world work environment, while also teaching you work-life balance and soft skills.
Instead of going to a strictly coding school where I am forced to be full-stack (and may end up in a job I hate).
PE offers a bite-sized and goal-oriented learning strategy and allows me to find my place in the industry naturally. This system is what allows me to build my portfolio, learn troubleshooting and how to explain my decisions. All skills that will help me get hired.
I think that Perpetual Education may have confused some people. They think “Design” isn’t for me. Or “I want to be a software engineer”. But what they are missing is that you learn all the programming stuff you’d learn in a coding bootcamp AND the UX and design thinking. It’s just taught in a different way that combines it.
The combination of individual support and highly focused lessons is what sets Perpetual Education apart.
PE helps you get jobs in a bunch of ways / but your portfolio is going to get you the job. They aren't teaming up with corporate America to have you "placed." They are focused on the education. The work will speak for itself.Also, what other school is personally taught by the person who actually designed the lessons?