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Software Guild

Atlanta, Louisville, Minneapolis, Online

Software Guild

Avg Rating:4.68 ( 137 reviews )

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  • Java

    Apply
    MySQL, AngularJS, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, Java
    In PersonPart Time60 Hours/week43 Weeks
    Start Date
    August 12, 2019
    Cost
    $13,750
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Minneapolis, Louisville, Atlanta
    Financing
    Deposit
    $125
    Financing
    Options available through Skills Fund and Climb
    Refund / Guarantee
    Refund yes, Guarantee no
    Scholarship
    The Software Guild offers several different discounts, including for ‘Women in Tech’ and ‘Veterans Who Code ’
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    N/A
    Placement Test
    Yes
    Interview
    Yes
    More Start Dates
    August 12, 2019 - MinneapolisApply by July 19, 2019
    August 12, 2019 - LouisvilleApply by July 19, 2019
  • Java - Online

    Apply
    MySQL, AngularJS, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, Java
    OnlinePart Time30 Hours/week43 Weeks
    Start Date
    July 1, 2019
    Cost
    $9,000
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Online
    Financing
    Deposit
    $125 registration fee
    Financing
    Skillsfund and Climb
    Tuition Plans
    Pay-as-you-learn; tuition per badge
    Refund / Guarantee
    Refund yes, Guarantee no
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    N/A
    Placement Test
    Yes
    Interview
    Yes
    More Start Dates
    July 1, 2019 - OnlineApply by April 19, 2019
    August 5, 2019 - OnlineApply by July 19, 2019
    September 3, 2019 - OnlineApply by August 16, 2019
    October 7, 2019 - OnlineApply by September 20, 2019
    November 4, 2019 - OnlineApply by October 18, 2019
    December 2, 2019 - OnlineApply by November 15, 2019
  • .NET/C#

    Apply
    HTML, C#, .NET, CSS
    In PersonFull Time60 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date
    August 12, 2019
    Cost
    $13,750
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Minneapolis, Louisville, Atlanta
    Financing
    Deposit
    $125
    Financing
    Skills Fund and Climb
    Refund / Guarantee
    Refund yes, Guarantee no
    Scholarship
    The Software Guild offers several different discounts, including for ‘Women in Tech’ and ‘Veterans Who Code’
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    N/A
    Placement Test
    Yes
    Interview
    Yes
    More Start Dates
    August 12, 2019 - LouisvilleApply by July 19, 2019
    August 12, 2019 - MinneapolisApply by July 19, 2019
  • .NET/C# Online

    Apply
    HTML, C#, .NET, CSS
    OnlinePart Time30 Hours/week43 Weeks
    Start Date
    July 1, 2019
    Cost
    $9,000
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Online
    Financing
    Deposit
    $125
    Financing
    Skillsfund and Climb
    Tuition Plans
    Pay-as-you-learn; tuition per badge
    Refund / Guarantee
    Refund yes, Guarantee no
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    N/A
    Placement Test
    Yes
    Interview
    Yes
    More Start Dates
    July 1, 2019 - OnlineApply by June 14, 2019
    August 5, 2019 - OnlineApply by July 19, 2019
    September 3, 2019 - OnlineApply by August 16, 2019
    October 7, 2019 - OnlineApply by September 20, 2019
    November 4, 2019 - OnlineApply by October 18, 2019
    December 2, 2019 - OnlineApply by November 15, 2019

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Response From: Eric Wise of Software Guild
Title: Chief Academic Officer
Tuesday, Jan 17 2017

I am sorry to read this negative experience of our program. Unfortunately we cannot verify this individual was enrolled in our program due to the email address provided not being present in our system.
 
That being said, I would like to address some inaccuracies in this review:
 
  1. Laptop Cost: Laptop purchases are no longer required. The review’s opinion of the cost of the laptop is inaccurate as they were sold at-cost and did include a premium support package so that if something broke it would be fixed expediently by the vendor with minimal disruption.
  2. Poor Platform: Our staff is wholly focused on delivering content and providing student support. Building our own system would take resources away from students and hosting content is a problem that has been solved by dozens of software packages. 
    That being said we are moving to a new system on 1/23 which provides multiple additional benefits to interactions and grading.
  3. Pre-work $1,000: The Introduction to Web Development course is being updated and released as a free online course in 2017. We feel the public will not agree with the value statement made here.
  4. They don't keep promises: Our mentors, including Randall, are available every weekday via a program we call open office hours from 3pm – 9pm (and often later). Any student can drop in without an appointment during those hours and receive assistance. Any apprentice can also make an appointment with any instructor simply by reaching out to them.
    Flipped classroom weekly sessions were ended due to student survey feedback which stated that they preferred the flexibility of the open office hours to being forced to show up at a specific time.
  5. Busy staff: Our policy is to have assignments graded within 3 business days of submission. If this was not happening notifying any staff member would have resolved the situation expediently.
  6. Unorganized curriculum: Our hundreds of successful alumni would disagree with this assessment. Our curriculum is constantly evolving and we continue to add and update content based on student performance and feedback.
 
It is unfortunate that I cannot verify this reviewer attended the program. It is also unfortunate that if they did attend our program and walked away with this perception that they did not utilize the resources available to them during the program or communicate these issues so they could be resolved expediently. I am confident that potential Guild students will see that this is not even close to a typical Guild experience.
 
Eric Wise
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Student Outcomes


40%
On-Time Graduation Rate
80%
In-Field Employed
$57,508
Median Salary

180 Day Employment Breakdown:

Full-time employee
70%
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position
10%
Hired by school in-field
0%

Started a new company or venture after graduation
0%
Short-term contract or part-time position
0%
Hired by school out of field
0%
Out of field
0%

Still seeking a job
10%
Not still seeking a job
0%

Non reporting
10%

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