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University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Boot Camps

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University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Boot Camps

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2 Campuses

Toronto

3 Courses
St George Campus, Toronto, Toronto,
In PersonPart Time10 Hours/week25 Seats

This program is a 24-week, part-time cybersecurity boot camp offered in Toronto. Learners will get hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity. Participants will also receive career-planning assistance, including portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, career content and practice sessions, technical interview training, 1:1 career coaching, soft skills training, and more. Individuals will gain access to a tutor network, allowing them to get help both inside and outside the classroom. through in-person classes and a dynamic curriculum, learners will develop the fundamental skills to graduate from the program ready to use their knowledge in the workforce.

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SQL, Excel, JavaScript, PythonIn PersonPart Time10 Hours/week25 Seats

Learners will cover the fundamental and specialized skills necessary to land a job or advance in the booming field of data analytics, including Python, JavaScript, Advanced Excel, SQL Databases and more.

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Java, JavaScript, jQuery, MySQL, Node.js, React.js, MongoDB, CSS, Express.js, Git, HTMLIn PersonPart Time10 Hours/week25 Seats

The University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Coding Boot Camp is a 24-week, part-time web development course offered at The University of Toronto’s downtown St-George campus. The full-stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, Java, Database Theory, MongoDB, Heroku, Git, and more. Applicants do not need programming experience to enroll, but once admitted, all students will complete a pre-course tutorial. As the program is part-time, the UofT SCS Coding Boot Camp is designed for working professionals and learners who are actively pursuing a career change or advancement or looking to gain a new skillset. Throughout the 24-week boot camp, learners have access to career-planning services, portfolio review, demo days, and recruiting advice. Successful learners will receive an Acknowledgement of Completion from The University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies and will have a portfolio of projects demonstrating a working knowledge of web development. The fee is $10,500 CAD*. *Plus 13% HST

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Toronto

1 Course
Mississauga, Mississauga,
Node.js, MySQL, MongoDB, jQuery, JavaScript, HTML, Git, Express.js, CSSIn PersonPart Time10 Hours/week25 Seats

The University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Coding Boot Camp is a 24-week, part-time web development course offered at The University of Toronto’s downtown St-George campus. The full-stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, Java, Database Theory, MongoDB, Heroku, Git, and more. Applicants do not need programming experience to enroll, but once admitted, all students will complete a pre-course tutorial. As the program is part-time, the UofT SCS Coding Boot Camp is designed for working professionals and learners who are actively pursuing a career change or advancement or looking to gain a new skillset. Throughout the 24-week boot camp, learners have access to career-planning services, portfolio review, demo days, and recruiting advice. Successful learners will receive an Acknowledgement of Completion from The University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies and will have a portfolio of projects demonstrating a working knowledge of web development. The fee is $10,500 CAD*. *Plus 13% HST

Course Details

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Payment plans available
Interview
Yes
Minimum Skill Level
Beginner
Prep Work
Pre-work

1 Scholarship

$500 University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Boot Camps Scholarship

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Qualifying Courses

  • Full Stack Flex (Toronto)
  • Mississauga Full Stack Flex (Toronto)
  • Data Analytics Boot Camp (Toronto)
  • Cybersecurity (Toronto)

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9/11/2018
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Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Boot Camps
Title: Community Team
Wednesday, Sep 12 2018

Thank you, Lisa! We are thrilled to hear that you've had such a positive experience. Like you mentioned, we are absolutely committed to the success of our learners and work to take corrective action when needed, so we're glad that the additional cohort changes and assistance we implemented were of great help. We're so happy you developed a real sense of community with your classmates and are enjoying our career services. We applaud all of the hard work and practice you have dedicated thus far and are looking forward to seeing your final project in a few weeks! 

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Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Boot Camps
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Wednesday, Sep 12 2018

Way to go, Arvin! You are completely right that this fast-paced course requires a significant amount of commitment and concentration. As such, we commend all the hard work you have dedicated thus far and are thrilled to hear you are benefiting from the support our entire team provides. We are looking forward to your graduation in a few weeks and wish you continued success in all your upcoming projects and career goals! 

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Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Boot Camps
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Wednesday, Jul 25 2018

Thank you so much for your review, Andy! We are happy to hear your current overall experience has been so positive and that you have truly enjoyed the in-person, real-time environment with your classmates and our instructional staff. Thank you for providing such an in-depth look into our program and outlining helpful takeaways for potential students. Like you mentioned, this course requires a lot of self-discipline and motivation, so we commend all the hard work you've dedicated thus far. We look forward to helping you through the completion of the boot camp and seeing what you will achieve as you continue mastering your skills and tapping into new opportunities!

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Response From: Christina Pearsall of University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Boot Camps
Title: Student Success Manager
Thursday, May 10 2018

Thank you for sharing your honest feedback, N.Y. We regret that your experience in the first month of our program has not met your expectations. We do our best to vet our instructors extensively, hiring practitioners with a minimum of three years of active experience in the tech field and a demonstrated passion for coding. We know the importance of having dedicated and skilled individuals guide our learners during their boot camp journey, and we take participant feedback about our program and instructors most seriously. We strive to provide strong and supportive guidance, measuring instructor success based on individual feedback, video audits of their teaching, and classroom assessments. As a result, we worked to take quick action and we believe your new Lead Instructor who began on May 8 will be a positive turning point for your cohort, bringing nine years of professional experience as a Developer and Software Engineer, as well as previous history working on Instructional Teams for UofT.


Our top priority is to ensure our learners have the necessary support and tools to be successful. We truly listen to your feedback, and we thank you for your patience and trust as we continue to take action and provide the top quality learning that you expect from this program. We would like to maximize your learning experience as you continue through the remaining five months of this program and would welcome an opportunity to provide you with additional support. Please reach out to me directly at (647) 245-1020 so we can further discuss your individual needs at this time and continue equipping you for success.

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Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Boot Camps
Title: Community Team
Tuesday, Sep 11 2018

Thank you for your review, Allan! We are so happy to hear you are enjoying our live online coding program. You are absolutely right that as we cover a full-stack, topics are introduced at a higher level in-class and participants need to dedicate extra hours outside of class to not only gain a deeper understanding of the concepts but practice their skills. Like you mentioned, this helps individuals learn how to problem-solve and self-teach: two abilities needed in a developer role. We commend all the hard work you have dedicated thus far and are looking forward to seeing your final project in a few weeks!

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Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Boot Camps
Title: Community Team
Thursday, Jul 05 2018

Hi Anonymous. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. As you noted, the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies has partnered with Trilogy Education Services (TES) to offer the UofT SCS Coding Boot Camp. TES is a leading continuing education program manager that has partnered with more than 25 top universities across North America to support their skills-based program efforts. UofT SCS Coding Boot Camp and our partners at TES are absolutely committed to the experience of our participants.

Our program prides itself on teaching individuals how to learn, providing a strong foundational skill set used to master additional programming languages following the course completion. We strive to communicate to participants that our full-stack program introduces course material at a macro-level, with additional time required outside of class to properly understand and master the topics; this helps individuals learn how to problem-solve and self-teach, key abilities needed in a developer’s career.

We work hard to select instructional staff who are passionate about helping learners succeed. Our program has an intensive vetting process, requiring a minimum of three years experience in the tech industry. We measure instructor success based on participant feedback, video audits, and classroom assessments. We understand the boot camp's pace can be difficult and strenuous, as such, in order to assist individuals who are struggling with the coursework, our instructors and TAs are always available for extra support, staying after class to provide assistance in any way they can, in addition to our free tutoring network. We hope you found these resources to be beneficial, but we are constantly looking to improve our services and appreciate your feedback.

As you noted, at the onset of our program, we determined learners who successfully completed the course would receive an Acknowledgment of Completion. After receiving input from several participants, we underwent a name change and ascertained we would instead be issuing a Certificate of Completion - also a formal signed and dated document which includes the learner's name, program, date, seal, and signature from the Dean of the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies. We are actively looking to promote and commend our learner's accomplishments following the completion of such a rigorous course as this one and believe this Certificate of Completion, along with an official UofT SCS transcript, reinforces to employers that an individual has successfully finished the UofT SCS Coding Boot Camp. We do take participant feedback like yours most seriously and are continuously working to provide individuals with the service they need to be successful.

We would welcome the opportunity to provide you with any additional support you may need at this time and would love to hear from you directly. If you would like, please reach out to us at (647) 245-1020.

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5/8/2018
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Response From: Christina Pearsall of University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Boot Camps
Title: Student Success Manager
Thursday, May 10 2018

Hi Anonymous, thank you for your feedback. Our program is designed to help individuals with varying proficiency levels, as our mission is to assist as many hard-working, aspiring developers as possible. We never want to set up learners for failure, and that is why our admissions process begins with an initial phone interview, followed by a timed, academic test that learners must pass with a score of 70 or above in order to move forward in the admissions process, as well as a final critical thinking interview with a member of our academic team. Only once prospective learners have passed the phone interview, the test, and the academic interview are they accepted into the program. After gaining acceptance into the program, learners complete 30 hours of pre-work to further prepare before classes begin.

We regret that your instructional experience has not lived up to your expectations so far. Our program has an intensive vetting process for instructors and requires a minimum of three years' experience as an active practitioner in the tech industry. Instructors may come from a variety of backgrounds within the web development field and will often have different teaching styles. As such, we measure our instructor success based on participant feedback, video audits of their teaching, and classroom assessments. Based on feedback and assessments, your cohort did experience an instructional change and we have been working hard to ensure that our learners have the best tools and instruction to be successful. Your new Lead Instructor was introduced on May 8. We believe this individual will be a great fit to guide your cohort going forward with his nine years of professional experience as a Developer and Software Engineer, as well as past experience working on Instructional Teams for the University of Toronto. 

We understand that the first month of the program’s curriculum may not have been as intensive as you expected. Our program serves a mix of participants ranging from those with zero coding experience to computer science majors as well as graduates of other boot camps. For this reason, we begin by covering the basics, giving learners a solid foundation upon which they will build throughout the program. We start slow, but the intensity of our program ramps up to advanced, full-stack topics very quickly. Each lesson iteratively builds on the last, and there are no shortcuts to focusing on the basics at first. 

We deeply care about the quality and integrity of your program, as well as each and every single one of our learners. Thank you for your patience and trust. We would like the opportunity to speak with you and determine what additional assistance we can provide you with at this time. Please reach out to me directly at (647) 245-1020 so we can further address your concerns and any questions you may have. 

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Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Boot Camps
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Thursday, Jul 05 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, Anonymous. As you mentioned, the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies has partnered with Trilogy Education Services (TES) to offer the UofT SCS Coding Boot Camp. TES is a leading continuing education program manager that has partnered with more than 25 top universities across North America to support their skills-based program efforts. This partnership allows individuals to learn about the latest technologies in an environment that fosters lifelong learning through our constantly advancing curriculum that is informed by employers in our network and is carefully reviewed by the university. We strive to be transparent about this partnership by noting it on our website and during the admissions process. UofT SCS Coding Boot Camp and our partners at TES are absolutely passionate about what we do and we thrive on seeing our learners succeed.

We regret your classroom experience did not meet your expectations. Our program has an intensive vetting process for instructors and requires a minimum of three years' experience as an active practitioner in the tech industry. We hire professionals in lieu of traditional professors to best simulate real-life working environments. We measure our instructor success based on participant feedback, video audits of their teaching, and classroom assessments. We value our instructor's skills and efforts toward keeping our curriculum in-line with the latest market demands, however, we understand not all teaching styles will resonate with every program participant.

Initially, upon completing the UofT SCS Coding Boot Camp, learners would receive an Acknowledgement of Completion; a formal signed and dated document including the individuals name, the name of the program, date, seal, and a signature from the Dean of the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, recognizing the skills and knowledge the individual had acquired. Following participant feedback regarding the nomenclature of this document, we underwent a name change and determined learners would be issued a Certificate of Completion. As you noted, both the Certificate of Completion and Acknowledgement of Completion are subject to HST and UofT SCS is currently not able to issue T2202A’s. We are constantly striving to ensure our learners have the necessary tools and support they need to be successful, both during and following the course, so we truly appreciate your input.

We would love the opportunity to speak with you directly to learn how else we can assist you at this time. If you would like, please reach out to us at (647) 245-1020.

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6/20/2018
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Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Boot Camps
Title: Community Team
Thursday, Jul 05 2018

Hi Anonymous, thank you for taking the time to share your review. We regret your experience did not live up to your expectations. We take participant feedback about our program seriously and are constantly working on improving our course as a whole. If there is additional assistance we can provide at this time, please reach out directly at (647) 245-1020, so that we can further discuss your concerns.

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Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Boot Camps
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Thursday, Jul 05 2018

Hi, Anonymous, thank you for sharing your review. We regret your experience has not lived up to your expectations. Upon graduating from the UofT SCS Coding Boot Camp learners receive a formal, signed and dated document including the individual's name, the name of the program, date, seal, and a signature from the Dean of the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies recognizing the learner has completed the course and acquired additional web development knowledge. We take participant input seriously and after receiving feedback regarding our naming convention, we determined the course would be issuing a Certificate of Completion. Like you noted, this acknowledgment is subject to HST and the UofT SCS is currently not able to issue T2202A's. We value the hard work and commitment our learners dedicate to the boot camp course and are constantly evolving our services based on individual responses, so we thank you for sharing this insight.

This is a fast-paced and challenging course, covering a wide range of knowledge in a limited amount of time. Though it quickly advances, we constantly work to ensure student success, even prior to the first day of class. We do our best to communicate to learners that because we cover a comprehensive full-stack curriculum, topics are introduced at a high-level after which individuals are expected to dive in and gain a deeper understanding outside of class. This methodology is designed to help participants learn how to problem-solve and self-teach - two key skills a developer needs to master in their field. 

We would love to hear from you directly to further discuss your concerns. If you would like, please reach out to us at (647) 245-1020 .

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Response From: Christina Pearsall of University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Boot Camps
Title: Student Success Manager
Tuesday, May 22 2018

Hi Anonymous,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review, we really appreciate you sharing your personal feedback.

We regret your learning experience during the first week of our program did not meet your expectations. As you noted, the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies has partnered with Trilogy Education Services (TES) to offer the UofT SCS Coding Boot Camp. Both UofT SCS Coding Boot Camp and TES are dedicated to the experience of our program learners, constantly evolving our services based on participant input, so we thank you for sharing your insight.

We understand the first week of the program’s course material and instructional staff may not have been as structured as you expected, and we regret you were unable to stay in the program and experience the full scope of our curriculum. Our program prides itself on teaching participants how to learn, providing a strong foundational skill set learners can use to master additional programming languages post-graduation. We strive to provide strong and supportive guidance throughout the entirety of our program and regret to hear our team members were unable to impart this during your initial days. We do our best to vet our instructors extensively, hiring practitioners with a minimum of three years of active experience in the tech field and a demonstrated passion for coding. We take participant feedback about our program, instructors, and TAs most seriously, measuring success based on individual feedback, board input, video audits during teaching, and classroom assessments. We have recently updated our course materials to include a weekly summary of relevant external links outlining additional support, homework assignments, in-class exercises, and any other pertinent information participants might need for the week ahead. We are constantly working on improving our program as a whole, and feedback like yours truly helps us to do that.

Our refund policy, as well as the enrollment agreement you signed when you paid your deposit, does note that $1,000 of the deposit is not refundable. While we never want our learners to drop from the program, we are transparent about the nonrefundable part of the deposit so that learners are aware of how a refund would be processed if they choose to drop. By making clear the non-refundable portion of the deposit at the time of enrollment, we also ensure that learners reserving a seat feel confident in their decision to enroll. This is important since that seat will not be available to any other learner interested in the program.

We’d love to hear from you directly to discuss your concerns further. If you would like, please reach out to me at (647) 245-1020.

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Response From: Christina Pearsall of University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Boot Camps
Title: Student Success Manager
Thursday, May 10 2018

Hi, Anonymous. We sincerely appreciate your feedback. It's great to hear you are are enjoying our curriculum and that your TAs are providing you with the assistance you need as you work hard to master the course material. 

We know how challenging it can be to learn new skills and the importance of having strong instruction in the classroom, and we take your feedback very seriously. We do our best to vet our instructors carefully, hiring active practitioners with a minimum of three years experience who demonstrate a passion for helping participants succeed in the web development field. Throughout our courses, we analyze instructor performance and their levels of engagement in the classroom, providing feedback to help them develop and elevate their teaching competency. We constantly evaluate participant feedback and work to take action whenever necessary, and we understand that your original instructor did not meet your expectations. We do believe that your new Lead Instructor who began on May 8 will live up to the task, joining us with nine years of experience as a Developer and Software Engineer and previous history working on Instructional Teams for the University of Toronto. 

During this transitional period and throughout the next five months of the program, we want to ensure our learners have the necessary support and tools to be successful, by implementing new, in-depth academic support through weekly virtual review sessions to revisit and reinforce introductory material, as well as extending tutoring sessions to supplement the classroom experience. 

UofT SCS Coding Boot Camp and our partners at Trilogy Education Services are truly committed to the experience of our program participants. We are working hard to provide your class with assistance both in and outside of the classroom and want to thank you for your patience and trust in us as we take action. Please allow us the opportunity to provide any and all additional support you need to make sure you are equipped for continued success. Contact me directly at (647) 245-1020 so I can further address any questions or comments you may have.

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Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Boot Camps
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Thursday, Aug 16 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We are thrilled you are enjoying our course structure and instructional team. It's great to hear you have already learned so much and are feeling confident about stepping out into the job market. We can't wait to see your final project in a few weeks time and are cheering you on as you work towards completing the program!