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Software Guild

Average Rating4.66
160 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 developme...

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  • Taylor
    Software Developer • Graduate • .NET/C# • Louisville
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    Sep 16, 2017
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    Great program!

    I attended the May 2016 .NET cohort at the Louisville, KY location.  The course was well paced and fun.  My instructor wasn't just knowledgeable, he was fun and was always approachable.  On multiple occaisions we had speakers or a Q&A panel from local companies.  There was an interview event with quite a few employers.  After the course, it took about two weeks, three interviews before I decided to accept a job.  I am still at that job a year later.

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  • Jory Pestorious
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Java • Minneapolis
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    Sep 11, 2017
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    Changed My Life

    Learning to code and make web applications is not a one step process. Many many things are involved in this process. So while learning this on your own is definitely possible, it is quite a daunting task.  I took many courses online and learned how to do some simple code and make simple websites, but I never understood how the whole thing came together or how to make a web application with a backend and database.

    This bootcamp brought it all together for me and made ...

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  • Brittney Scaccia
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Java • Akron
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    Aug 18, 2017
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    Strong foundation and rewarding experience

    I'm a somewhat atypical boot camp case: I have worked in (manual) software testing for three years at an information security company in Chicago. I took a leave of absence from my job to attend the Software Guild in hopes of moving from testing to development within the same company. Management was cautiously supportive, and since graduating from the Guild and returning to work, I've been hired on permanently as a software engineer, with the salary to match.

    I chose...

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  • Zack Newton
    Web Producer • Graduate • Java • Minneapolis
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    Aug 04, 2017
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    Come for the training. Stay for the network

    Graduated May 2017. Working with a great, small company and all after I moved to minneapolis with nothing but a duffel bag and a whim.

    The biggest strength about the Sofwtare Guild over most bootcamps is, in my opinion, the help you get finding a job after the fact. They (and by 'they' I mean the employement manager Kipp) stick with you until you get that job. Not to toot my own horn too much but I am a smart, friendly guy who had a pretty good time with this bootcamp. But that d...

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  • Jayce Crowther
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Java • Akron
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    Apr 13, 2017
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    Gerat Time! Hard Work!

    The Software guild was a challenging and rewarding experience.  The overall experiecne was great. I took the Java track in Akron and lived in the Lofs.  Living at the Lofts was super conveniet as the buiilding is nice and it's a quick walk to school. The Software Guild is selective about who they let in, so if you make it through their screening process you will be surroundded by smat, like minded individuals. The Guild is no joke, and you have got to be willing to put the hours in or you ...

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  • Pat Bodin
    Graduate • .NET/C# Online • Online
    Nov 19, 2021
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    Specialist (App, Cloud, DC)

    Before I came to the Software Guild (TSG), I had a deep 20+ year experience in technology specifically infrastructure.  However, I had a little functional appdev background and no object oriented.  I went through the .NET bootcamp and learned a ton.  I feel confident with OOP skills now and have built several apps.  After graduating from the program, I went on to .NET Core, Azure, etc.  TSG gave me the background required to go forward.  I just took a position at Fortune 100 and part of ...
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  • Muneeb Rehman
    Java Developper • Student • Java - Online • Online
    Jul 16, 2021
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    Amazing and quick paced learning experience

    Paid training to learning everything from Java Basics to your own Spring Boot Full Stack Web Apps!
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  • Melanie Carroll
    Associate Software Engineer • Graduate • Java - Online • Online
    Jul 15, 2021
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    Associate Software Engineer

    I attended the Software Guild's 10 month online Java Bootcamp from Oct. 5, 2020 until Feb 2021 while working full-time. I found full-time employment with a company within a month of graduating from the program and have been employed for 3 months. It was a wonderful, life-changing experience for me. I enjoyed the self-study, self-paced aspects of the program and felt supported by my lead instructor as well as open office hours. I highly recommend The Software Guild to anyone who is intere...
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  • Matt Gozel
    Associate Software Consultant • Graduate • Minneapolis
    May 06, 2021
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    C#/.NET Grad

    I absolutely loved my time at the Software Guild. I did the .NET/C# self-paced track online. The flexibility of doing it online worked really well for me. I was able to do the coursework around my schedule and keep working full-time while enrolled. It took me about 10 months to complete the program.

    The curriculum was well-balanced and prepared me well for interviews and for working as a software developer building business applications in the corporate sector. My instructor was v...
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  • William Kelly
    Junior Application Developer • Graduate • .NET/C# • Online
    Mar 31, 2021
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    Professional Coding Experience

    The Guild jump-started my career as a software engineer. I opted for the online C#/.NET cohort and it changed my life! The instructors are friendly and push you to achieve your goals. They are knowledgeable and do a great job to answer any questions you have. Their system of delivering you information is organized and easy for tech beginners to understand. The Software Guild covers a lot of real-world coding styles and solutions that are relevant in the modern tech world. Upon graduating...
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  • Megan
    Graduate • .NET/C# Online • Online
    Mar 10, 2021
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    Great Bootcamp, Great Value

    I came to the Software Guild because I had some experience in coding, but couldn't get a job in it with just my non-computer science degree. With my background knowledge and prior self-teaching, some parts of the course were very easy, but most of it introduced me to higher-level topics that I probably wouldn't have been otherwise exposed to. I went from writing simple algorithms and console applications to building full-stack applications in 6 months. The material was very approachable,...
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  • Dave Hershkowitz
    Application Specialist • Graduate • .NET/C# Online • Online
    Sep 02, 2020
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    Great Experience (C#/.NET - Online)

    I discovered the Software Guild through Cal. State Long Beach, which was advertising the boot camp as a continuing education class. I was definitely nervous about enrolling as it was a large expense however it was not as expensive as some of the other options and there were a large number of positive reviews. I am very glad that I chose to enroll. I loved the experience and felt like I learned a lot. I was assigned an instructor who was great to work with and would help me if I got stuck...
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Software Guild Alumni Outcomes

92%
Employment Rate
47%
Graduation Rate
$60,000
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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

Nat Davis
Published March 21, 2022
Coding bootcamps are certainly the most efficient way to quickly make a successful career pivot. But what is a coding bootcamp actually like? Since 2014, we’ve spoken with hundreds of alumni about their in-person, online, full-time, part-time, and self-paced bootcamp experiences and now we’re sharing their insights with you! Let’s break down a typical day at a bootcamp, teaching styles, and e...
Jess Feldman
Published February 14, 2022
When elementary school teacher Mark found himself learning how to code alongside his students, he realized tech may be a better career fit for him. Wanting to land a developer job quickly after graduating, Mark enrolled at The Software Guild’s part-time, online .NET/C# coding bootcamp to learn the tech stack that would make him most marketable in Minneapolis. But what was Mark actually able...
Jess Feldman
Published November 30, 2021
When Judy Thao hit a ceiling as a dental hygienist, she began looking for a new career path with more opportunity. By enrolling at the Software Guild, Judy got the foundations and real-world project experience she needed to launch a career in full stack development. Now four years into a successful tech career, Judy walks us through what it took to get started as a developer and how her Softw...
Jess Feldman
Published August 17, 2021
Java is a well-established programming language and learning Java can lead you into a great tech career. So what does the path look like from newbie to expert in Java development? Software Guild instructor, David Hunnicutt walks us through the job titles, responsibilities, and average salaries for today’s Java developers at the entry-level, mid-level, and senior-level. Plus, David shares in...
Liz Eggleston
Published June 02, 2021
Since 2013, Software Guild has been offering both virtual and in-person bootcamps teaching Java and .NET/C#. Kishore Pashindla, a Technical Trainer at The Software Guild, joins us for a virtual walkthrough of the Software Guild online classroom and explains a typical day at the bootcamp. Kishore also shares his advice for students interested in making a career change into tech and tells us ...
Rachel Meltzer
Published April 29, 2021
With almost all personal banking, lending, electronic payments, and trading done online these days, financial technology is an in-demand field for technologists in 2021. But do the top fintech companies actually hire coding bootcamp graduates? We’re breaking down what to expect at a financial technology company, and the top 6 Fintech companies that hire bootcamp alumni. Plus, our tips for emp...
Jess Feldman
Published February 18, 2021
When Miranda decided to pivot from clinical dietitian into software engineering, she was drawn to The Software Guild because of their reputation in Louisville. Miranda explains how The Software Guild’s remote Java bootcamp made it possible to make a career-change while working full-time. Plus, Miranda shares how The Software Guild’s career services team gave her the support she needed to land...
Jess Feldman
Published January 12, 2021
Their latest CIRR report shows a 91% alumni job placement rate at The Software Guild, but how exactly is The Software Guild preparing graduates for the workforce? Director of Career Services, Kipp Graham, tells us about their commitment to each bootcamper’s success, from their initial career goals to landing their first job. Plus, Kipp explains how to assess whether a company is the right fit...
Jess Feldman
Published January 04, 2021
Course Report · Coding Bootcamp News in Review: 2020 As we wrap up a very tumultuous year, we're taking a moment to round up all of the most impactful coding bootcamp news we saw in 2020. Follow along as we call out the top trends of 2020 and break down this year’s biggest acquisitions and fundraises in the bootcamp space. Plus, we’re sharing our predictions for 2021, how a new Biden/Har...
Liz Eggleston
Published October 28, 2020
Career centers and workforce development grants are a key resource for unemployed/underemployed workers looking to re-skill. Around 12 million people have contacted their local career centers this year, which is 8.5 million more than in 2019. Federal programs like WIOA (the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act), the CARES act, and even initiatives run by your city or state can make it pos...

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Software Guild costs around $13,750.

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

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Software Guild teaches students Online in a remote classroom.

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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
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