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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 developme...

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  • Tim Ross
    Associate Software Developer • Graduate • Akron
    Sep 11, 2017
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    A very satisfactory experience

    When I first told people about the Software Guild, I always felt like I was describing a get rich quick scheme, because that's what is sounds like when you say things like "double your salary in only 12 weeks".  It was only through a lot of research did I finally decide to take the plunge, and I'm glad I did.  

    I attended the guild in February 2016, and was taught by Victor.  He was a very good teacher, and, especially in hindsight, extremely patient.  He taught the subject matte...

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  • Thaddeus Ducker
    Front End Web Developer • Graduate • .NET/C# • Akron
    Sep 11, 2017
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    Amazing on what you can accomplish in three months!

    I leaned everything I needed to know and be successful in my field. I went from having a job before the Software Guild, and now I have a career I am proud of! I couldn't have done it without the instructors and staff who really care about the students and help push the student to strive for success! 

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  • Anthony Rich
    Applications Developer I • Graduate • Java • Akron
    Aug 24, 2017
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    Life changing experience

    Attending the Software Guild was easily the best decision I've ever made.  It allowed me to change my career path entirely in under 4 months. I honestly did not believe it was possible. Don't get me wrong, it was easily the most challenging and frustrating 12 weeks of my life, but I would do it over in a heartbeat.  

    The Software Guild not only gave me a strong foundation in OOP programming and SQL, but it taught me how to think logically through problem-solving. I really appreci...

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  • Joseph Rohwer
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Java • Minneapolis
    Aug 12, 2017
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    Accelerate Your Way Into The Software Development Industry.

    Went right out of high school with no job or programming experience. Less than two months after graduating I was able to land a Software Engineering role that I absolutely love. The Software Guild taught me how to learn and it laid a sturdy foundation to grow from. I highly recommend this boot camp to anyone looking to get into the software industry.

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  • Ben Rinehart
    Software Developer • Graduate • .NET/C# • Akron
    Jul 29, 2017
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    This course is not for the faint of heart or for people who will not invest everything you have into it. You DEFINITELY get what you put into it.

    I took a huge gamble with the Software Guild and it has paid back in dividends. I was initially a bit terrified/excited when I chose to quit my full time job in the transportation industry, drop ~$10k and attend an INTENSIVE 12 week bootcamp.

    The way that the in person program is structured is that they introduce concepts to y...

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  • Mihaela Ilie
    .NET/C# • Akron
    Apr 14, 2017
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    Before I started this bootcamp I researched a lot and after all the reviews and the policies and their methods, this is one of the top software bootcamps in USA. I strongly recommend. 
    I was able to gain a solid base of OOP programming and SQL but the most important is the practical knowledge that can be applied early in the market. Don't expect it to be easy. But if you work hard their method is definetly working and was tested on almost 500 graduates. I got a job offer in week 11 of...

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  • Daniel Eckberg
    Graduate • .NET/C# • Akron
    Apr 14, 2017
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    .NET Apprentice

    Attending The Software Guild was one of the most rewarding decisions of my life. I was definitely very nervous going in. I started in the online program and switched to the Akron in person cohort. The benefit of having other students in to directly bounce ideas off of and hear the questions they may ask the instructors that you might not have thought of was great. 

    The instructors are more than willing to help you suceed and point you in the right direction without giving you out...

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  • Tim H
    Student • Java • Akron
    Apr 13, 2017
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    CONFIRMED LEGIT

    The Software Guild is intense but extremely rewarding nonetheless. What you get is what you get out. Despite this being a back-end - focused bootcamp, I have a front-end job lined up for me, and this is one day before even graduating.

    I have never learned so much in so little time, and never thought I could until I challenged myself to do so by applying here. This program will prepare you to be compatible with the modern programming career field without everything that is founda...

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  • Robert M.
    Software Developer Apprentice • Graduate • .NET/C# • Akron
    Apr 13, 2017
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    Great Instructors, Great Experience

    I came across The Software Guild when looking to pursue a career in software development. I had been self teaching myself web development in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for about a year prior to attending the guild. The pre-work and audition process was pretty easy for me based on my prior learning, and I think it is a great way to feel out if a student will be able to handle the program. 

    The amount of information you learn, is definitely a lot. It is not so much that it is not ma...

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  • Mark D'Andrea
    Student • Java • Akron
    Apr 13, 2017
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    Great Learning Environment

    The software guild provides a great environment for learning. I am constantly surrounded by intelligent people that I can converse with and relate to. Even though the course load is vigorous, it is made enjoyable because of the positive and friendly attitudes of the teachers and students. My instructor, Pat Toner, always asks if I am experiencing any problems. He also helps me in understanding concepts so I have the proper tools to solve problems on my own. This is a very hands on program....

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  • Mike Chow
    Student • .NET/C# • Akron
    Apr 13, 2017
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    a worthy investment

    A very intensive, challenging and yet enjoyable 12-month experience that can carry you from zero to employable.  

    Make no mistakes you will receive what you put in.   Be sure to work really hard and follow the system and be professional.   At the end of the cohort, you will be equipped with all the knowledge to be hired.

    Most of my classmates got offers by the end of the cohort, and I would say the high placement rate advertised by the Guild is definitely true.  

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  • Dave O'Keeffe
    Student • .NET/C# • Akron
    Apr 13, 2017
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    Wonderful Experience

    The software guild provides exactly what is described on the web site, a fully immersive program that can take apprentices with little to no experience and turn them into employable developers in just 12 weeks, I had a great time at the guild and walk away with a great skill and an opportunity for a great career. The knowledge at the guild is vast and their willingness to help and provide feedback to students is great and makes for nice work environment.

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Software Guild Alumni Outcomes

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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 22, 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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