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Springboard is an online learning platform that prepares students for the tech industry’s most in-demand careers with comprehensive, mentor-led online programs in software engineering, data science, machine learning, UI/UX design, cybersecurity, and more. All Springboard courses are 100% online, remote, and self-paced throughout an average of 6-9 months. Springboard acts as a support system, coach, and cheerleader for working professionals who are ready to level-up or make a major career shift. Students have access to a unique community of industry mentors, thought leaders, and alumni, who are on hand to offer insights, networking opportunities, and support throughout the program and well past graduation. Every Springboard student is matched with a personal student advisor and industry mentor who guides them throughout the program through weekly video calls.

To apply, applicants fill out an online form, take an aptitude test, then talk with a school representative about their background and motivations. For the data science career track a background in statistics and/or programming is required. For the UX career track, students should have academic or professional background in user design or development-oriented fields.

Before graduation, Springboard’s career services team supports students in their job search, helping prepare them for interviews and networking, and facilitates their transition into the tech industry. Springboard’s tuition-back guarantee allows students a six-month runway to land a job.

Springboard’s support does not end when students graduate. All graduates benefit from an extensive support network encompassing career services, 1:1 career coaching, networking tips, resume assistance, interview prep, and salary negotiation. Since Springboard was founded in 2013, 94% of eligible graduates secured a job within one year, earning an average salary increase of $26,000.

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  • Cyber Security Career Track

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$8,900
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Springboard is a leading digital skills bootcamp that has empowered thousands of students to get their dream job. The Cyber Security Career Track we offer is the first online bootcamp to guarantee your first cybersecurity job or your tuition back. In this fully online Cyber Security Career Track, you will learn from the comfort of your home and at your own pace with 1:1 support from a skilled cybersecurity mentor and dedicated support from career coaches. You’ll complete 30+ labs and 35+ mini-projects while getting everything you need to pass the Security+ certification test. By the end of the bootcamp, you'll have all of the blue team technical and communication skills you need to start a cybersecurity analyst role (A job that helps you earn about $100,000 in average salary). Units include: - Cybersecurity Basics (optional) - Cybersecurity Fundamentals - IT Project Management - Host-based security - Network Security - Identity and Access Management - Security Assessment and Training - Security Operations - Application Security - Security+ Prep"
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Lending partner available: Climb Credit
    Deferred Tuition: Pay a $700 deposit and the rest and the rest when you get a job.
    Tuition Plans$1,590/month, $8,900 upfront, loan financing and deferred tuition payment plans available.
    Refund / GuaranteeYour money back if you don't land a job within 6 months after graduating from our online bootcamp and receiving your Security+ Certification.
    Scholarship$750 scholarship for veterans and women in tech.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelAll backgrounds are welcome, as long as you can demonstrate strong analytical skills and a determination to work through and complete all required course activities.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Data Analytics Career Track

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    Data Visualization, Excel, Data Analytics , SQL, Python
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$5,500
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Become a data analyst in six months, job guaranteed! Through this course, developed in partnership with Microsoft, you’ll master the technical and business thinking skills needed to get hired. In addition to learning fundamental business statistics concepts, key tools (like Excel, SQL, Python, Power BI, and Tableau), and advanced analysis techniques, you’ll develop your problem-solving skills—something hiring managers told us most job applicants lack. Two capstone projects will allow you to bring all of your skills together, becoming the center of a powerful portfolio. And you’ll do it all with the guidance of your personal mentor and career coach, plus support from your fellow students and Springboard alumni.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Lending partner available: Climb Credit

    Deferred tuition plan: Pay $500 and the rest when you get a job.
    Tuition Plans$5,500 upfront or $1,100 monthly payments, or deferred tuition plan.
    Refund / GuaranteeBecome a data analyst. Job Guaranteed.
    Scholarship$500 scholarship for veterans and women in tech.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level2 years of professional work experience working regularly with office, design or programming tools. Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
    Prep WorkNone
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Data Engineering Career Track

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    Spark, Virtualization, Data Structures, Data Engineering
    OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$7,500
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Data Engineering students will learn to translate business needs into data infrastructure. The curriculum is designed to teach students the framework, skills, and tools the world's top technology companies demand. Some of the topics the curriculum covers include ETL and data pipelines, big data technologies like MapReduce, Apache Hadoop and Spark, and data warehousing, data schema, and modeling.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Lending partner available: Climb Credit
    Deferred Tuition plan: Pay a $700 deposit and the rest and the rest when you get a job.
    Tuition Plans$1490/month, $7500 upfront, loan financing, and deferred tuition plans available.
    Refund / GuaranteeFull tuition refund if you don't land a job within 6 months of graduating.
    Scholarship$750 scholarships for veterans and women in tech.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level- 6+ months of work experience in any analytical role, ideally working with SQL - 6+ months of work experience as a software engineer using Python or Java or C++ - Bachelor's degree in CS or other degree that involves extensive programming skills
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science Career Track

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    MySQL, Data Science, Git, Spark, SQL, Python, Machine Learning
    OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week26 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$7,500
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Get a job, or your money back, through Springboard’s mentor-guided online bootcamp. With our job guarantee, if you don’t land a job within six months of graduating, your tuition will be refunded. Students will master the data science process, from statistics and data wrangling to advanced topics like machine learning and data storytelling, by working on real projects designed by industry experts. With the guidance of your personal mentor and career coaches, you will graduate with an interview-ready portfolio and a network of data scientists. We won’t stop there. We know that career transitions are hard, and we’ll support you every step of the way—until you get hired.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Lending partner available: Climb Credit

    Deferred Tuition available: Pay $700 and the rest when you get a job.
    Tuition Plans$1490/month or $7,500 upfront or deferred tuition plan.
    ScholarshipWomen in Tech Veterans
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelComfortable programming and comfortable with statistics.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewNo
  • Data Science Career Track Prep

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    Data Science, Data Visualization, Python
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week6 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$490
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Need more prep before you begin the Data Science Career Track? In this mentor-led course, you'll spend 4-6 weeks mastering the foundational Python and statistics skills needed to pass the admissions challenge and start your career. This course was designed specifically for go-getters who want to enroll in our Data Science Career Track, but who need an introduction to, or a refresher in, Python programming, statistics, or other core data science concepts. With guidance from your personal mentor, you’ll finish the course having learned how to use Python to complete real-world coding exercises. You’ll also be able to ace our Data Science Career Track admissions challenge and begin your data science journey.
    Financing
    DepositNone
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginnger
    Prep WorkNone
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Introduction to Design

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    User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time10 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$349
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    This four-week, online course allows students to experience the Springboard curriculum in a bite-sized, easily digestible format. It’s created for those who want to test if online learning is for them, and those who are simply curious to see if their interest in design could lead them towards a new career. Introduction to Design students have access to one-on-one mentorship from a design expert, a one-on-one call with a career coach, hands-on, exercise-based learning, access to a dedicated student advisor, a teaching assistant, student operations support and a community of aspiring designers and design experts.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansThere is a one time fee of $349 at the time of enrolling in the course.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo minimum skill level required.
    Prep WorkNo prep work needed for this course.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Machine Learning Engineering Career Track

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    Artificial Intelligence, Python, Machine Learning
    OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week26 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$7,940
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Fast-track your machine learning career through our mentor-guided, hands-on machine learning engineering course—the first to come with a job guarantee. Our curriculum, designed for people with software engineering experience, is rigorous and deeply technical, teaching the foundations of machine learning and deep learning. But it’s also hands-on. Of the 400 hours of work we estimate it will take to complete this course, 100 hours go toward capstone projects. You’ll build and deploy large-scale AI systems—with guidance from your mentor, an experienced machine learning engineer currently working in the industry.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Lending partner available: Climb Credit

    Deferred Tuition Plan Available: $700 refundable deposit at the time of enrollment, pay the rest after landing a role in machine learning engineering.
    Tuition Plans$7,940 upfront $1490/month Climb Credit Loan
    Refund / GuaranteeJob Guarantee. Get a job after 6 months or get your money back.
    ScholarshipWomen In Tech: $750 Veterans: $750
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Software Engineering Career Track

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    HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, React.js, Front End
    OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week36 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$8,500
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Launch your career as a software engineer with 1:1 mentorship, career coaching, and a job guarantee. If you don’t land a job within six months of graduating, your tuition is refunded. We’ve partnered with legendary coding instructor Colt Steele to develop a cutting-edge curriculum covering everything from Python and SQL to the latest JavaScript frameworks that employers are hiring for, React and Node. As part of the course, you’ll build your own production-ready web apps to showcase to employers. You’ll also be paired with a personal mentor, an experienced software engineer currently working in the industry, who will guide you throughout the course.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Lending partner available: Climb CreditPay $500 upfront. Then make low monthly payments of
    $61-121 during the course, and $346-380 for 33 months after.
    Tuition PlansOne-time Upfront Payment: $8500 Month-to-month: $1,150/month
    Refund / GuaranteeLand a software engineering job in 6 months of graduating or get a full tuition refund.
    ScholarshipWe offer a $750 scholarship for women in tech and veterans.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelPrerequisites: JavaScript fundamentals & programmatic problem solving skills. Recommended: HTML & CSS fundamentals
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Software Engineering Career Track Prep

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    HTML, JavaScript, CSS
    OnlinePart Time10 Hours/week6 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$490
    Class size1
    LocationOnline
    Learn HTML/CSS and JavaScript in this online self-paced course from your own senior software engineer mentor. The perfect foundation to becoming a software engineer and taking more advanced job-guaranteed bootcamps like Springboard’s Software Engineer Career Track.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • UI / UX Design Career Track

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    Data Visualization, Design, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week39 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$10,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Want to break into the tech and have a creative impact? Even if you have no previous design or tech experience, you can become a UI or UX designer in 9 months, equipped to own the product design process end-to-end. With our guarantee, if you don’t land a job within six months of graduating, your tuition will be refunded. The course curriculum is ideal for those looking to career transition from non-design related backgrounds. You'll learn to apply design tools and concepts in the context of real-life design problems. Receive rigorous training from user research and wireframes to high fidelity mockups and working with developers to implement them. Build your confidence and a stellar portfolio curated from hands-on projects with clients. You have the flexibility to study online whilst working full time. Plus get 1-1 expert mentor support and a dedicated career coach to ensure your success throughout your journey.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Lending partner available: Climb Credit

    Deferred Tuition: Pay $700 upfront, and the rest when you get a job.
    Tuition Plans$1299/month, $10,000 upfront, or deferred tuition
    Refund / GuaranteeJob Guarantee
    Scholarship$750 for women and veterans
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelAll backgrounds are welcome as long as you can demonstrate strong visual, creativity, and communication skills.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewNo
  • UX Career Track

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    Data Visualization, Design, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week26 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$6,900
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Become a UX designer in six months, job guaranteed! The UX Career Track is an intensive user experience course with a full career services component. With our guarantee, if you don’t land a job within six months of graduating, your tuition will be refunded. This self-paced, mentor-guided, online bootcamp is designed for people with adjacent skills from a few specific backgrounds: visual design, coding, marketing, and research. With the fundamentals already in place, you'll master design thinking, develop cross-functional communication skills, and create real-world projects that you can show off in a unique portfolio. After graduation, you’ll continue to enjoy the support of career coaches and access to our employer network so that you can land an entry-level UX job.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Lending partner: Climb Credit

    Deferred Tuition: Pay $500 upfront, and the rest when you get a job.
    Tuition Plans$1299/month, $6,900 upfront, or deferred tuition
    Refund / GuaranteeJob Guarantee
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelAcademic or professional experience in user design or development oriented fields.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewNo

1 Scholarship

  • $750 Springboard Scholarship

    Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive Springboard scholarship for $750 off tuition!

    Eligibility

    Offer is only valid for new applicants. Applicants who have already submitted an application cannot claim this scholarship. & This scholarship cannot be combined with other offers.

    Qualifying Courses

    • UX Career Track (Online)
    • UI / UX Design Career Track (Online)
    • Software Engineering Career Track (Online)
    • Machine Learning Engineering Career Track (Online)
    • Data Science Career Track (Online)
    • Data Analytics Career Track (Online)
  • Lisa • Graduate
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    Springboard's Data Science Career Track was great! I would highly recommend. I received a lot of support from my mentor, advisor and career services, and I felt like they ALL cared and really wanted me to succeed. I had a fulltime job, was volunteering on a Data Analysis project and have two kids, so I was busy. Springboard understood and worked with me to make sure I was still able to finish and feel good about my work. I appreciated the skype calls with my mentor and career services, and the community board helped a lot as well. I thought it was a great program!

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    I was looking for a course that would help me bind the various bits of computing, statistics, technology and business knowledge that I've assembled during the course of a pretty wide ranging career and bind them into something more coherent that would take me up to a new level with regard to applying new machine learning technologies in a practical fashion.

    The course did exactly that, and more besides. It's supposed to take around 6-9 months but it took me a year, mainly because I was working full-time for a lot of that, and I had to do a lot of catch-up on the statistics and programming fronts (my skills were pretty rusty). 

    Springboard were absolutely fantastic about the various delays, accommodated me at every step, and really encouraged me to dive deep into each module as it came along, so that I came out with functional expertise, not just a passing acquaintance with the subject. 

    I thought the course was very well constructed and the selection of learning materials was excellent, but what really made the difference between this and other courses was the dedication of my online tutor, who was completely committed, stuck with me through the whole process, and pushed me to do things that I didn't always believe I was capable of!

    Doing the course has enabled me to bring machine learning directly into two major projects I'm involved in, which is exactly the outcome I'd hoped for. All in all an excellent course, and highly recommended for those who want a serious overview of the subject and wish to develop some genuine, practical ability.

  • UX Design Course
    - 8/2/2018
    Devon • Graduate
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    I have been wanting to break into the UX Design career path, and the course with Springboard is exactly what I was looking for! I was able to work at my own pace, with curriculum that was very clear and abundant. My mentor was happy to answer any of my questions, and provided me with feedback on all of my work, as well as making it a point to provide me with plenty of examples before beginning each unit. I also liked having access to the community board of fellow classmates, who were willing to review you work and provided a great resource when it came to user interview & testing.This course is ver much "You get what you put in." If you take the time to go through all of the units and produce high quality work, you will have some great items to add to your portfolio at the end. Springboard did an excellent job keeping me on track and motivated to complete the course in my desired timeframe!

    I'd highly recommend Springboard to anyone who wants to gain high-quality knowledge in an enjoyable way and in a short period of time.

  • Sabrina B. • Graduate
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    As a recent college graduate who found out I wanted to pursue a career in UX my senior year, I researched UX programs that were affordable and provided guidance in creating my first UX portfolio project. Springboard is exactly what I was looking for. I ended the course with a solid undestanding of UX design, portfolio/project that I was passionate about creating, and confidence in my abilities to perform UX research, sketch, wireframe, and prototype. The best part of this program is that you're guided by an industry expert who genuinely cares about you and your success. I highly recommened Springboard and can't thank them enough.

  • UX Design Course
    - 8/1/2018
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    excellent course. Clearly defined goals in the curriculum. Major help was with the mentor that was well established in the field, assistance that was invaluable. Highly recommend this course.

  • Lina H. • Graduate
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    I really enjoyed my experience with Springboard. I thought that the course materials were really well structured and easy to follow. I could study at my own pace while fitting the course in with my other responsibilities. It was great to have an assigned mentor. Having weekly mentor calls meant that I could easily track my study goals, ask any questions and have the reassurance that I was making a steady progress. Would highly recommend.

  • UX design
    - 7/26/2018
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    I enjoyed the course community, staff and mentor were really very helpful. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who plans on getting into UX design.

  • Prashaanth Jagannathan • Sr.Data Analyst • Graduate
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    The course is a best option for understanding the basics and application of data science in your field of work.  I wanted to learn R and the curriculum helped to learn the nuances of R by using various packages. It gave good information on data wrangling and gain insights using exploratory data analysis.  For any aspiring data scientist , it is important to understand about probability and statistics and the springboard curriculum provides an opportunity for that. The curriculum enables the students to provide insights about the data visually and understand basics of machine learning  algorithms and their usages.

     

    The most important part is all the topics had their own project submissions which enabled you to understand the topic and complete the project based on your learning. Weekly call with the mentors enabled me to have broader vison about data science concepts and the mentor was very friendly and guided me during each phase of the capstone project.

     

    The capstone project helped me apply the learning from the curriculum on my field of work. I hope to use the knowledge gained from this course  in my organization and continue my learning in the field the of data science.

     

    Springboard team is the most friendly and comfortable to work with and typically respond to your queries within a day. They are flexible in the scheduling as I had to take a vacation break and they understood the situation and paused the curriculum accordingly.

     

    Introduction to Data Science by Springboard is the course to enroll for any aspiring data scientist

  • Tommy H. • Marketing • Student
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    I'm working towards becoming a Data Scientist (in additional to my current Marketing career) in the near future. Springboard's Business Analytics course was a must to start building my data science skillsets. My mentor Felipe was very supportive and patient providing me guidance, tips, and walking me through difficult parts of the case studies.

    My Springboard counselor, Catherina has been very helpful and responsive to my questions as well. 

    I will be taking the next two data science courses at Springboard to start my new career!

  • Great Course
    - 7/2/2018
    Chris H • Student
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    Springboard has a great curriculum, awesome mentor support, and definitely prepares you for a job in UX. It's definitely possible to make a career switch with the help of Springboard.

  • Springboard
    - 6/29/2018
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    I took Springboard UX course from April 2017 to June 2017. I changed my career from QA to UX and it helped me get new knowledge and skills. I liked that they have a mentor assigned to a student and there is a weekly call with a mentor. They have tons of material gathered from all around internet. I liked that they made a system of the UX process. They have a forum and I met some nice people there. 

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    Great experience.  Loved the in-depth projects, lots of hands-on work, as opposed to many courses that are more video focused.  I was able to fill in gaps in my knowledge.  My mentor was very helpful, the one-on-one calls every week were quite valuable, and he was supportive and knowledgeable.   Highly recommend.

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