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Software Guild

Average Rating4.66
161 Reviews
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The Software Guild offers immersive full-time, online, 12-week or part-time, 10 to 14-month coding bootcamps. Courses focus on .NET/C# and Java and do a deep dive into the language fundamentals, server side, data tier, user interface, and tools. Software Guild focuses on .NET/C# and Java because those stacks are stable, proven, and in highest demand in the enterprise. The Software Guild takes driven beginners, or more experienced students passionate about development,...
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  • Andrew
    Software Developer • Graduate
    Sep 04, 2016
    Overall Experience
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    I now work for IBM

    This program should be a serious option for those who are interested in transitioning to a career in software development. 

    At around May of 2015, I was at an important crossroad in my life: I knew I wanted to pursue a career in software development, but like most others in that kind of situation, I was led to chose between two options: going to a programming bootcamp or atttending a 4-year CS degree program. 

    Ultimately, I decided that after already having ob...


Software Guild Alumni Outcomes

Employment Rate
Graduation Rate
Median Salary
92% of students intended to seek in-field employment within 180 days of graduating. 0% of students did not intend to seek in-field employment. Below is the 180 Day Employment Breakdown for 35 graduates included in report:
180 Day employment breakdown
Employed in-field91.7%
Full-time employee87.5%
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position4.2%
Short-term contract, part-time, or freelance0.0%
Started a new company or venture after graduation0.0%
Not seeking in-field employment0.0%
Employed out-of-field0.0%
Continuing to higher education0.0%
Not seeking a job for health, family, or personal reasons0.0%
Still seeking job in-field8.3%
Could not contact0.0%
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Recent Software Guild News

Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated February 12, 2020
Anna Maxam was having a hard time finding a job in her field after college. After hiring managers told her she needed more programming experience, she decided to enroll in The Software Guild s Java Bootcamp in Minneapolis . Just 18 months later, Anna works as a Senior Software Engineer for Target ! We caught up with Anna to find out more about why she chose The Software Guild, the Minnesota tech scene, and how she landed her job with Target. What did you do before coding bootcamp at Software ...
Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated April 16, 2020
Haythem Balti , the Director of Curriculum at Software Guild, says that his job as an educator is to see the horizon of enterprise, to be aware of needs that are going to arise, and to introduce those concepts to students at the right time. So we consulted Haythem to find out which technologies and skills he predicts will be most popular in 2020 and how to take your own career in data, front end, or back end development to the next level in the New Year. Plus, how to upskill even if you re ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated October 23, 2019
Ben Lindau was a banker with an economics degree who knew he wanted to be coding for a living. Instead of moving further into his banking career, he switched jobs to work for a non-profit and enrolled in The Software Guild s Online Java Program . Ben tells us about balancing his full-time job with the online coding bootcamp, The Software Guild s excellent system for providing support from instructors, and how he landed his job as a Developer at the headquarters of a big box tech retailer ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated June 26, 2019
The Software Guild teaches data engineering courses for business analysts at companies that want to analyze a wider variety of data. Could data engineering be the next skill you need in your skillset? Software Developer Jonathan Frazier and Data Scientist Haythem Balti, both instructors at The Software Guild , explain the difference between data science and data engineering, and what outcomes they see from employees who have taken their data engineering course. Meet Jonathan ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated February 18, 2019
Roger wasn t looking for a career change, but after ending up in technical product roles, he realized he needed coding skills to advance his career. With a full-time job and family commitments, Roger chose to learn to code via an online bootcamp through The University of Georgia s School of Continuing Education, which is powered by The Software Guild . Roger tells us why it was important for him to take a coding bootcamp through his alma mater, how he balanced his job with his studies, ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated December 27, 2018
As we near the end of 2018, we're rewinding and reflecting on the most interesting and impactful coding bootcamp news of the year. Come with us as we look at trends, digest thought pieces, break down the 175 million in new funding, and more. We ll also look at our predictions for 2019 and our hopes for the future of coding bootcamps! 2018 Course Report in Numbers We added 89 new schools to our directory You (our readers) applied for 789 scholarships on Course Report and we gave away over ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated November 30, 2018
This November has been super busy in the immersive coding education world, and at Course Report! We read about how Amazon s new headquarters will impact the coding bootcamps in New York City, we celebrated successful coding bootcamp grads, we were sad to hear that a school is closing, we heard advice for being successful at bootcamp, and found out about new initiatives to improve diversity in tech! Plus we look at new schools and campuses around the world and discuss our favorite ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated November 13, 2018
After offering an online coding bootcamp for several years, The Software Guild is launching a new version of the online program divided into four badges in 2019 . We had a few questions about how these new badges would work, so we sat down with The Software Guild s Director of Curriculum Instruction, Alan Galloway, to learn more. Alan tells us how the new format aims to make the program even more flexible for those balancing other commitments, what the learning style feels like, ...
Jeremy Walsh
Jeremy Walsh
Updated September 05, 2018
In overseeing corporate partnerships for Software Guild, we work with companies to figure out the needs of the organization, what challenges they re facing, and how we can help. If you want to really upskill or reskill your workforce in a new technology, sending them some eLearning resources is not going to cut it today s tech teams want an immersive learning experience. Here are three motivations we hear from companies who are interested in corporate training are you seeing ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated July 20, 2018
So you re thinking of hiring a coding bootcamp graduate, but not sure how to approach it. After speaking with 12 real employers from companies like Cisco, Stack Overflow, and JPMorgan Chase, we ve compiled the best advice and lessons learned when hiring a coding bootcamp graduate. Following these steps will help you build a diverse, open-minded, loyal engineering team that finds creative solutions to software challenges. If you re a prospective bootcamp student, this is also ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated June 12, 2018
After serving in the military, Stephen Cooke tried a number of different careers before he realized he wanted to pursue technology. He went to college to learn software development, but left when he discovered that a coding bootcamp like The Software Guild , in Louisville, KY, would be a faster and more efficient way to accomplish his goals. Stephen tells us how his intense military experience prepared him well for drinking from a firehose at coding bootcamp, why he is pleased ...
Rachel Seitz
Rachel Seitz
Updated May 09, 2023
If you re planning to take out a loan to pay for your coding bootcamp tuition, READ THIS FIRST. Borrowing money can be confusing and stressful, but there are a number of ways to make sure your debt doesn t pile up more quickly than you were expecting. The team at Climb Credit , a student lender focused on career-building education, drew from their experience working with bootcamp students to put together this list of ways to be smart about your loan, and avoid accruing unmanageable ...

Software Guild Alumni Reviews Summary

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Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education, Resident School License No. R-0470, Minnesota Office of Higher Education, OHE Assigned Institution ID: 1829945

How much does Software Guild cost?

Software Guild costs around $13,750.

What courses does Software Guild teach?

Software Guild offers courses like Java, .NET/C#.

Where does Software Guild have campuses?

Software Guild teaches students Online in a remote classroom.

Is Software Guild worth it?

The data says yes! In 2019, Software Guild reported a 47% graduation rate, a median salary of $60,000, and 92% of Software Guild alumni are employed. Software Guild hasn't shared alumni outcomes yet, but one way to determine if a bootcamp is worth it is by reading alumni reviews. 161 Software Guild alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Software Guild on Course Report - you should start there!

Is Software Guild legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 161 Software Guild alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Software Guild and rate their overall experience a 4.66 out of 5.

Does Software Guild offer scholarships or accept the GI Bill?

Right now, it doesn't look like Software Guild 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.

Can I read Software Guild reviews?

You can read 161 reviews of Software Guild on Course Report! Software Guild alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Software Guild and rate their overall experience a 4.66 out of 5.

Is Software Guild accredited?

Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education, Resident School License No. R-0470, Minnesota Office of Higher Education, OHE Assigned Institution ID: 1829945

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