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Prime Digital Academy

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Prime Digital Academy offers an intensive, 20-week full-stack coding bootcamp and an 18-week UX design bootcamp in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Working directly with Twin Cities tech employers, Prime Digital Academy has created programs that equip emerging engineers and designers with the skills they need to make immediate contributions. Prime students learn modern technologies, practical methodologies, and critical behavioral skills through carefully crafted curriculum...

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  • Amanda
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Full Stack Engineering • Minneapolis
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    Sep 09, 2022
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    Great experience

    I have wanted to go to Prime since a good friend did it ~6 years ago, but quitting my job didn't feel doable. When their part time full stack option opened up I jumped right in. Had a great experience, learned important hard and soft skills, and started my new job as a software engineer at Target before I even graduated from Prime. I did decide to quit my job around halfway through the program, and some of my cohort mates did the same - we all found that more manageable than balancing pr...
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  • Freddy
    React Technical Consultant • Graduate • Full Stack Engineering • Minneapolis
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    Jul 29, 2022
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    Best Decision I've Made!

    Thank you so much Prime Digital Academy! I learned so much and met some of the greatest people! If you are thinking about possibly attending Prime Digital Academy, I hope you know that you will not be disappointed! I did not do well in regular college, the style of learning just wasn't for me and it never worked out. I decided to take a leap and attend Prime! The immersive style of learning is very well thought out and the instructors truly care about each students success. Not only do t...
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  • Jake McInerney
    Product Developer • Graduate • Full Stack Engineering • Minneapolis
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    Jul 29, 2022
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    Transformative

    Hey, you! Yeah, you, the person reading this review! I was doing exactly what you're doing, looking at reviews for Prime Digital Academy 7 months ago when I was working a dead-end job, wanting something radically different and fulfilling. I'm now on the other side - employed as a Product Developer with a great company, great benefits, and great pay (a 57% increase in pay from my previous role, to be exact!).

    Prime's instructors truly care about your progress throughout the program...
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  • Lucas
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Full Stack Engineering • Minneapolis
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    Jul 26, 2022
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    Software Engineer

    Prime was one of the most defining career moves I've made so far. It took a lot of research to convince me that a "bootcamp" was the path for me and even more to narrow down the right one for me; especially at the price points for a decent one. I can comfortably and honestly say that if you have already decided that an accelerated program is what you want, you will not go wrong in choosing Prime. 

    The program itself is what I believe a college education should emulate (or at least...
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  • Dylan
    Full Stack Engineer • Graduate • Full Stack Engineering • Minneapolis
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    Jan 12, 2022
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    Full Stack Engineering

    There are honestly too many amazing things to write about Prime Digital Academy without this review becoming a novel! The only exposure I had to coding before the program started was from submitting my application which required some basic HTML and CSS; I'd heard of Java, JavaScript, and C++ from high school many years ago when my friends took introductory programming courses, but that's it. Fast forward 20 weeks... I had MULTIPLE job offers and felt comfortable developing my own full st...
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  • Anwar Hussein
    Graduate • Full Stack Engineering • Minneapolis
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    Jan 11, 2022
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    Best decision so far

    Before joining  prime, I was utterly lost in the world of coding and completely consumed in a never-ending tutorial hell. Prime really did open eyes and provided me with the tools to think beyond just coding and problem-solving. The instructors are excellent and knowledgeable and know what is required in the current job market. They groom you to learn the requisite skills in the job market and prepare you well for job interviews. I was always mediocre in interviews but the training and s...
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  • Jessica B.
    Software Developer • Graduate • Full Stack Engineering • Minneapolis
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    Jan 10, 2022
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    Knowledgeable and Extremely Supportive

    I knew close to nothing about programming but they really brought me from zero to helping me get my first job. The teachers are all supportive and rock stars in their fields and teach you relevant skills to the current market. They also get you ready for applying for jobs and interviews. Don't get me wrong, its a lot of work, but absolutely worth it. They can definitely guide you in the right direction if you're willing to put in the effort.
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  • Mackenzie Leach
    Student • User Experience Design • Minneapolis
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    Nov 01, 2021
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    Us Design

    Incredible experience that guides you to build your personal portfolio, connect with mentors, and professional skills. 
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  • Mary
    Front End Engineer • Graduate • Full Stack Engineering • Minneapolis
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    Sep 01, 2021
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    Full Stack Software Engineering

    When I was considering attending Prime, I did what you are doing - read reviews online, talked to alumni, and asked as many people as possible about this program. Every single Prime graduate told me the same thing - that it was worth every single dime; that it was so much for than a bootcamp; that they taught way more than coding. Man, I thought to myself These people really drink the cool-aid. Now that I have gone through the progam, I have to admit that I drink the co...
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  • Terry O'Keefe
    Software Engineer I • Graduate • Full Stack Engineering • Minneapolis
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    Sep 01, 2021
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    Take the Leap!

    Before Prime, I was in retail management for 10+ years. The long hours, stress, and not being able to see friends or family started to wear on me. I decided to transition into a new career field. After researching and having multiple calls with bootcamps, Prime stood out to me from the very first phone call. Once accepted into the program, you are in great hands every step of the way. They truly do prepare you with this intense but gratifying program. They don't just teach you about prog...
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  • William Krug
    Full Stack Software Developer • Graduate • Full Stack Engineering • Minneapolis
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    Jul 01, 2021
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    Full Stack Software Engineer

    Attending Prime Digital Academy (Prime) was a game, and life, changer.  Over the course of 4 years, I earned an AS in Computer Science while working full time.  After being let go, breaking into the tech community with an AS was near impossible.  Lots of resumes and cover letters with no bites.  I needed something to up my skills and Prime came highly recommended.  It was a big, nerve racking, decision to make the commitment but I couldn't be happier that I did.

    The biggest advant...
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  • Alex
    Application Support Developer • Graduate • Full Stack Engineering • Kansas City
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    Jun 11, 2021
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    Great Experience!

    I enrolled into Prime Digital Academy during the summer of 2020, graduated January 2021. The only thing I would do different, is go back in time and force myself to do it sooner! The whole process from start to finish was well worth it. There are ups and downs just like anything in life. It was one of the hardest things I had ever done but also just as rewarding. You have to trust the process and instructors. They can’t teach you everything in 20 weeks but they give you the tools and bas...
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Published March 23, 2017
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Prime Digital Academy costs around $15,500.

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Prime Digital Academy offers courses like Full Stack Engineering, User Experience Design.

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Prime Digital Academy has in-person campuses in Kansas City and Minneapolis.

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