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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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The University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Boot Camps offer a 12-week, full-time and 24-week, part-time web development program, 24-week, part-time programs in data analytics, cybersecurity, financial technology, and UX/UI, and an 18-week, part-time program in digital marketing. The full stack curriculum includes HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, Node.js, databases, MongoDB, MySQL, and Git.

The data curriculum includes programming in Excel, Python, R programming, JavaScript charting, HTML/CSS, API interactions, SQL, Tableau, fundamental statistics, machine learning, and more. Enjoy close collaboration with other professionals while receiving hands-on experience.

The cybersecurity curriculum offers hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity.

The UX/UI program provides hands-on training in user-centric design research, design thinking, visual prototyping and wireframing, interface design, storyboarding, visual design theory, web prototyping with HTML5 and CSS, interaction design with JavaScript and jQuery, and more.

The digital marketing curriculum covers highly relevant skills, training students in marketing strategy fundamentals, optimizing campaigns and websites, digital advertising and automation strategy, and more. Students will get hands-on experience with tools such as Google Analytics, Facebook Ads Manager, and Wordpress.

The fintech curriculum covers Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Ethereum, blockchain, and more.

Applicants do not need prior experience to enroll, but once admitted, all learners will complete a pre-course tutorial. UofT SCS Boot Camps are designed for working professionals and individuals who are actively pursuing a career change or advancement or looking to gain a new skill set.

Learners benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success through program completion and beyond. Services include portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, high-impact career events, workshops, mock interviews, and one-on-one career coaching. On successful completion, learners will receive a non-credit Certificate of Completion from the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies (the boot camp is not a School of Continuing Studies certificate program) and will have a portfolio of projects demonstrating a working knowledge of web development, data analytics, cybersecurity, digital marketing, financial technology, or UX/UI.

University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Boot Camps are offered in collaboration with Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand.

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    • Cybersecurity - Part-Time

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      Cost$11,245
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      LocationToronto
      UofT SCS Cybersecurity Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time boot camp that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in IT, networking, and modern information security. Throughout the course of 24 intensive weeks, you will get hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity. You will also learn methods, techniques, and best practices for accurately conveying the severity of the risks facing an organization’s security posture.
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      Tuition PlansPayment plans available
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      Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
      Prep WorkPre-work
      Placement TestNo
      InterviewYes
    • Data Science and Visualization - Part-Time

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      Start Date Rolling Start Date
      Cost$11,245
      Class sizeN/A
      LocationToronto
      This boot camp is rigorous, fast-paced, and focused on the practical technical skills needed to analyze and solve data problems. Gain proficiency in a broad array of technologies like Excel, Python and R programming, JavaScript charting, SQL databases, Tableau, machine learning, and more. Throughout the boot camp, you will complete projects using real data sets from the worlds of finance, healthcare, government, social welfare, and more — allowing you to build a strong portfolio with a professional demonstration of mastery.
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      Payment plans available
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      Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
      Prep WorkPre-work
      Placement TestNo
      InterviewYes
    • Digital Marketing - Part-Time

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      Start Date Rolling Start Date
      Cost$8,745
      Class sizeN/A
      LocationToronto
      UofT SCS Digital Marketing Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time digital marketing boot camp that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in marketing strategy, campaign development, digital advertising, and modern tools in site analytics and reporting. Gain experience with in-demand tools and technologies such as Google Ads, Google Analytics, Facebook Ads Manager, Wordpress, and more, while also advancing campaign analysis technical skills.
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      Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
      Prep WorkPre-work
      Placement TestNo
      InterviewYes
    • Financial Technology - Part-Time

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      SQL, Python, Machine Learning, Excel, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Algorithms
      OnlinePart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
      Start Date Rolling Start Date
      Cost$11,245
      Class sizeN/A
      LocationToronto
      Get hands-on training and instruction in financial technology and analysis using popular tools and methods including Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Ethereum, and blockchain. Maintain your current schedule by studying the competitive curriculum part-time, and gain access to career services like resume and portfolio reviews, interview training, and 1:1 coaching.
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      Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
      Prep WorkPre-work
      Placement TestNo
      InterviewYes
    • Full Stack Flex - Full-Time

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      CSS, Git, HTML, jQuery, MongoDB, MySQL, Node.js, React.js
      OnlineFull Time20 Hours/week12 Weeks
      Start Date None scheduled
      Cost$12,245
      Class sizeN/A
      LocationToronto
      UofT SCS Coding Boot Camp is a 12-week, part-time web development boot camp. The full stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, React.js, databases, MongoDB, Node.js, MySQL, Command Line, Git, and more. Gain real-world experience through complex projects and build a professional portfolio that demonstrates your knowledge. Benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success in the job market including portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, workshops, and mock interviews.
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      Tuition PlansPayment plans available
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      Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
      Prep WorkPre-work
      Placement TestNo
      InterviewYes
    • Full Stack Web Development - Part-Time

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      CSS, Git, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, MongoDB, MySQL, Node.js, React.js
      OnlinePart Time25 Hours/week24 Weeks
      Start Date Rolling Start Date
      Cost$11,245
      Class sizeN/A
      LocationToronto
      UofT SCS Coding Boot Camp is a 24-week, part-time web development boot camp. The full stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, React.js, databases, MongoDB, Node.js, MySQL, Command Line, Git, and more. Gain real-world experience through complex projects and build a professional portfolio that demonstrates your knowledge. Benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success in the job market including portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, workshops, and mock interviews.
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      Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
      Prep WorkPre-work
      Placement TestNo
      InterviewYes
    • Full-Stack Web Development - Part-Time (In-Person)

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      React.js, Node.js, MySQL, MongoDB, jQuery, JavaScript, HTML, Git, CSS
      In PersonPart Time25 Hours/week24 Weeks
      Start Date Rolling Start Date
      Cost$11,245
      Class sizeN/A
      LocationToronto
      UofT SCS Coding Boot Camp is a 24-week, part-time web development boot camp. The full stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, React.js, databases, MongoDB, Node.js, MySQL, Command Line, Git, and more. Gain real-world experience through complex projects and build a professional portfolio that demonstrates your knowledge. Benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success in the job market including portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, workshops, and mock interviews.
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      Payment plans available
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      Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
      Prep WorkPre-work
      Placement TestNo
      InterviewYes
    • UX/UI - Part-Time

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      User Experience Design, JavaScript, HTML, CSS
      OnlinePart Time24 Weeks
      Start Date Rolling Start Date
      Cost$11,245
      Class sizeN/A
      LocationToronto
      Get hands-on training and instruction in UX/UI design methodology, design software skills, front end web prototyping technologies and frameworks including HTML/CSS, interaction design with JavaScript and jQuery, and more. Maintain your current schedule by studying part-time, and apply what you’ve learned toward building a comprehensive portfolio of projects ranging from AI sketches to mobile-responsive web layouts.
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      Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
      Prep WorkPre-Work
      Placement TestNo
      InterviewYes
    • RUN AWAY
      - 5/8/2018
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      First of all, 90% of the students in the class are computer illiterate, they can't even figure out how to use GitHub, install an operating system or do anything beyond browse the web. The school should do a better job at determining a student’s skill level before admitting them to the program, the students that have no computer knowledge just slow the class down and waste the instructors time with the stupidest questions. Second of all we have had 3 different instructors within 6 weeks, first instructor was fired and replaced with someone very young that tutors high school kids and has no real teaching experience. Third the curriculum itself is very basic and disappointing, JavaScript and html is not real programming in my books I feel like I was swindled by the school we were promised a full stack dev program not a html/js class. If you are thinking of going here rethink your options, the course may be hosted at UOFT but don't be fooled you will not get the same quality you would get through other UOFT programs.

      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. 
    • Anonymous • Student
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      I am a U of T graduate who works as a software engineer and I enrolled in the part time cybersecurity bootcamp, ostensibly offered by the School of Continuing Studies, without having done my due diligence because it worked for my schedule and because I had some trust in the U of T brand and its general commitment to quality (and I am generally aware of the many issues, especially administrative ones, that it has). Most of the class came in with zero background or experience in tech or IT and it seems some percentage of these students, namely the few who write the curated testimonials that will go up onto the relevant SEO-optimized websites, are easily impressed by extremely low quality content. 

      The very first thing you need to understand is that neither U of T nor the School of Continuing Studies have any involvement whatsoever in providing staff, assistant instructors, curriculum development, or administering the program in any capacity of consequence. The program is run by some American company called Trilogy Education Services. I would strongly advise you to do some research into Trilogy and its questionable track record before you commit any time or tuition to the program. They are obliged to disclose as much, but they will do so in the first class after many students will have made a commitment in tuition and scheduling. And then they will go right back to pretending that they are part of the U of T School of Continuing Studies; men and women who are staff at Trilogy, who you can look up on the internet, who are based in the US and have no connection with U of T will be sending you emails from non-U of T domains and putting “U of T SCS” in their signatures. Make no mistake that "partnered" means the School will advertise Trilogy's bootcamp using its brand and connections and Trilogy will claim no affiliation with U of T; said more simply, a convenient setup where U of T gets to dip into that lucrative bootcamp money at no risk to its vaunted reputation. Trilogy’s program costs about one and a half times as much as a full year of full time studies at the actual University of Toronto and gives you 10 hours per week of low quality instruction for six months. Oh, there are some services you get on the side, like some career services that will tell you to put certain words on your resume to get through an ATS and how to complete a LinkedIn profile. But they cannot pretend to promise results and they will not share job placement rates. They can tell you that your success depends on you (as it always has). So why are you paying $11k for this scheisse?. 

      But enough poisoning of wells.This ‘intensive technical bootcamp’ takes six weeks to get to “this is what a script is.” The instructor shows up to class unprepared; I don’t doubt he had a hand in deciding what topics and activities are covered each class, but he insists on demoing things on the commandline live and spends an enormous percentage of lecture time trying to remember which flags to pass to which command in which order and troubleshooting issues in real time (a big nope if you have any experience with technical presentations). The assistant instructors are not people with industry expertise, but random people who passed through the previous cohort of the bootcamp, so the troubleshooting itself is often not productive and the activities are plagued with minor mistakes (oh so the ‘f’ in ‘rm -rf’ stands for ‘file’ now, and the command doesn’t work on directories???). They have some quite specific and quite bizarre hardware and software requirements for the program and homework activities. You will find yourself doing things like spinning up a full GUI-enabled desktop Ubuntu virtual machine... to complete an activity where you copy-paste the command to create a user and set their password into a text submission file. About halfway through there is a ‘pwn th1s m4ch1n3’-type activity... where step 1 in the setup instructions is “type ssh root@$IP_ADDRESS” and use this password to login to the target machine as root. Oh apologies, step 1 is ‘use this Vagrantfile to spin up *two* full GUI-enabled Ubuntu virtual machines’, one as the ‘attacker’ machine and one as the ‘target’... and the only reason you’re spinning up an ‘attacker’ VM is so you can open terminal and type ssh. For all the talk they give you about how important it is to deeply understand networking you have to wonder if anyone on the team noticed the bloat of extra virtual network adaptors Virtualbox puts on your machine during installation, or understands that host machines can talk to guest machines over a network. To be fair though, the reason we somehow have root credentials to the machine we’re trying pwn is because the team designed a ‘capture the flag’ where you navigate a filesystem and use grep to find the hidden password… and the instructor spent an hour solving the CTF for you on class time. Every single homework activity is *less* complex than the already very basic examples the instructor walks you through on class time. Altogether the activities take very little time to complete and have very little value in terms of learning or practicing concepts; but they are, however, very good at keeping students (and assistant instructors, just keeping it real) who have no IT experience busy with unnecessary and time-consuming troubleshooting woes. Their customer service people will tell you that later in the bootcamp the pace will pick up and you will learn more advanced tools and techniques, but believe me when I say it does not get better. 

      The only things of value that you could possibly walk away from this nonsense with are industry certifications and to be sure one of the deliverables Trilogy will give you for completing their program is a certification voucher.. Surely it couldn’t be one of the very same discount vouchers you’d find in the back of a CompTIA textbook? If you’re willing to put in money and time to go down this career path I’d strongly advise skipping the bootcamp nonsense and just focusing on certifications. For the cost of this bootcamp you can buy anywhere from like 20-500 reasonably priced certification courses from places like Udemy if you need structured learning, or from places like Coursera if you’re looking for the deep insight of experienced industry professionals or university faculty. From what I understand from students who graduated from the Full Stack Development bootcamp (a different program), the situation there is similar, it just does not compare to other bootcamps in Toronto. Quality matters, and knowing nothing about which courses you’re looking at from those sources I’d still bet money theirs is much, much, much better than Trilogy. 

      Shame on the School of Continuing Studies for this ‘partnership’.


    • Anonymous • Student
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       12-week full-time program focused on gaining programming skills in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, React, Node, Express, MySQL, and MongoDB. Instructors were very patient and helpful throughout the whole Bootcamp as well as very passionate making it a fun experience for all. Would definitely recommend this boot camp to anyone who is interested in learning to code
      Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Boot Camps
      Title: Community Team
      Monday, Dec 06 2021
      We truly appreciate your review! Our entire boot camp team is truly passionate about enabling learner success so we're glad this resonated with you. We're cheering you on as you continue toward finishing out the program!
    • coding bootcamp
      - 3/10/2021
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      Please do not even think of registering for this course IF YOU HAVE ZERO BACKGROUND IN CODING, they will take any fool who is willing to pay 12k (including me). The interview process is a joke and the test they give to gauge your knowledge about computers is like asking a high school student to spell "father or mother".  They tell you to self-study and search material on google for which they charge 12k (this will the most expensive google search you do in your lifetime).  The material they have on their platform is to the point and gives very little explanation on the subject matter. They tell you that you have one week to drop off if you don't like which is ridiculous since in any program they teach the very basics and you cant judge how difficult the program is going to be within that week. After that say goodbye to you 12k. This is daylight robbery.
       I want to make sure no one else wastes their money on this useless course. Furthermore, this boot camp is done by an educational institute called trilogy in partnership with U of T. I don't think the university is regulating the course, and this results in tarnishing the reputation of this prestigious institute. I will make sure this taken up by the U of T and at least not to con people into registering for this program. I want to stress again, this is purely from the perspective of a person with NO CODING BACKGROUND.  
      Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Boot Camps
      Title: Community Team
      Wednesday, Mar 17 2021
      Thank you for your feedback. We regret to hear the boot camp as a whole did not meet your expectations.

      Like you noted, the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies has partnered with Trilogy Education Services (TES), a 2U, Inc., brand, to develop the UofT SCS Coding Boot Camp. TES works hand in hand with more than 45 top universities to expand access to coding education for working adults.

      This boot camp is a collaboration; the University of Toronto SCS is deeply involved in the curriculum, instructor selection, and outcomes for all of its programs. Both UofT and TES are truly dedicated to transforming learners' lives and aim to be fully transparent about this relationship throughout the entire learning experience.

      We have a multi-step admissions process to ensure that participants are set up for success and do our best to make it clear to learners that this program takes incredibly hard work and dedication, requiring many hours outside of class on self-study and projects in order to master the topics covered. We begin with an initial phone interview, followed by a timed, critical thinking and problem-solving assessment that applicants must pass with a score of 70 or above in order to move forward. Only once prospective learners have made it through these screenings are they accepted into the program. In order to give enrolled learners the necessary foundation before the program begins, we provide comprehensive pre-work lessons to be completed before the first day and try to emphasize the importance of completing these learning materials. We're continually optimizing our program experience, so we appreciate your insight.

      Our boot camp serves a mix of individuals ranging from beginners to professionals, and many of our participants do enter the boot camp with no prior experience. Not only do we strive to equip learners with a robust academic framework, but we also work hard to help individuals develop strong problem-solving and self-teaching abilities through internet research and other available resources; two essential traits developers constantly utilize in real-world roles. Our curriculum builds upon each topic and we find that learners become more and more confident in their skills as the course progresses. As the industry continues to evolve, our curriculum is continually being optimized using extensive market and employer research.

      We are committed to learners feeling confident in their skills upon leaving our boot camp, so we'd love to hear from you directly to see what else we can do at this time to best meet your expectations and reinforce your learning. If you would like, please reach out to us at (647) 370-3829.
    • Waste of time
      - 12/29/2019
      Anonymous • Student
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      Chitchat for three hours every week. Being working professional, we don't have a lot of time, it is useful if there are practical (classwork/quizzes) to make us understand well and install in brain within the time we have. Online courses do these very well.
      Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Boot Camps
      Title: Community Team
      Friday, Jan 10 2020
      Thank you for sharing your feedback. From your review, we understand that you were dissatisfied with the high-level nature of the class lectures. As the technical job market continuously changes, we pride ourselves on teaching participants how to learn, providing a strong foundational skill set that individuals can use to continue expanding their knowledge—even after the program ends. To supplement the in-class curriculum, we provide weekly homework assignments and hands-on projects to help reinforce topics covered. We would like the opportunity to personally speak with you in order to determine what additional support we can provide you with at this time. If you would like, please reach out to us directly at (647) 245-1020.
    • Anonymous • Graduate
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      This course is quite challenging and needs to be taken seriously - definitely not low maintenance and more difficult to balance if you're already working full-time. However, it's 100% worth taking because of the quality of the work and the teachings you will be exposed to. I learned so much to help further project my self-learning and ideas. Even though it was difficult to keep up, I was adequately challenged which in my opinion is more valuable. There is a lot of support available along the way as well and lively discussons on tech, it's not all about the code, you also learn the reason why behind the technologies you are being exposed to. Keep your instructors and teaching assistants engaged with the areas you are having most difficulty in so that they can adequately assist you. As long as there is incentive to learn, you will enjoy it! The career option is very useful but you may find that you barely have the time to focus on it. The career coaches will work with you as well to ensure that they bring you up to speed and there is time after the course to polish your career material and portfolios.

      Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Boot Camps
      Title: Community Team
      Thursday, Aug 01 2019
      Amazing! Like you noted, this is a challenging course that will require learners to dedicate extensive time to their studies, so we commend all your hard work. We're glad to hear you benefited from the curriculum and our entire boot camp team. Congratulations on successfully completing the program and thank you for your review! Best of luck moving forward.
    • Would recommend!
      - 2/7/2019
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      Took the full stack development course at UTM. Like a lot of you reading I wasn't sure based on the reviews if this course would be worth it but after graduating i can definitely say i dont regret it.

      If you are someone who needs a structured learning environment this program is perfect. The instructor and TAs are a great support as well as the fellow students. Although the program is challenging it is definitely doable. You get out of this program what you put into it.

      The curriculum is great and gave me a lot more knowledge about web development and its practices. Working in groups helped me to understand how it works in real life. Some minor problems I did have with it was introducing more modern practices (ES6) towards the end of the program. I also felt along with other classmates that we didn't spend enough time on React. 

      Overrall, I had a great experience with this program. I would 100% recommend it. 

      Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Boot Camps
      Title: Community Team
      Friday, Feb 08 2019
      Amazing! We're happy you enjoyed the curriculum and felt not only supported by our instructional team but by your classmates as well. Congratulations on completing the course and thank you for your review! We wish you all the best in your future endeavors. 
    • Anonymous • Student
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      It was a hard decision to start any program, especially part time while working. The program was very flexible and it gave me the time and space I needed to get my mind wrapped around all the new coding concepts that were completely new to me. 

      I have to give big credit to the instructional staff that we had. Their support and effort went well beyond what I expected. The staff genuinely cared about my success and even if I was not vocal about it, they would take the time to talk to be about any conerns that I would have. If i ever needed extra help the assistant instructors would stay on their own time to make sure that I was attended to. If i had questions about the homework or even off topic items, they would not hesitate to answer. 

      IMHO, all competing programs will more or less teach you the same coding principles, but its the instructors and the support that I received that was worth its weight in gold. 

      Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Boot Camps
      Title: Community Team
      Wednesday, Jan 09 2019
      Amazing, Anonymous! We're thrilled you had such an amazing learning experience and found our instructional team to be so supportive and encouraging. Thank you for your review and congratulations on completing such a rigorous course! We wish you all the success in your future endeavors.
    • Anonymous • Student
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      The course is run by Trilogy, not UofT. As such, you're technically just using UofT facilities and that's it. You will get a UofT student ID card from the School of Continued Studies, and you will be able to login into UofT WiFi, but that's as far as it gets.

      You will get substandard UofT rooms that are not equipped for software development training. You will not be taught by a UofT instructor, or assisted by a UofT TA. It's all Trilogy.

      Now, here is where it gets even worse: You WILL NOT get a UofT Certificate, Diploma or anything. Trilogy may tell you otherwise, TOTAL LIE. You won't be able to even claim the costs of your course against your taxes because UofT WON'T give you a certificate. You get a piece of paper that says letter of acknowledgement, which is not worth the paper it's printed on.

      This bootcamp is not worth your money or your time. Shop elsewhere.

      Response From: Boot Camp Team of University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Boot Camps
      Title: Community Team
      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.
    • Scam
      - 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.
    • Anonymous • ruhefu@99pubblicita.com • Student
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      This is not a valid certificate program... its a $10,000+HST course that's not eligible for a T2202A (Tuition and Enrolment Certificate) claim on your taxes. UofT does not even recognised certification programme.

      Everything you are going to be rushed through in this program can be learned at your own pace on sites like udemy and freecodecamp.

      The student experience has been horrible, the classrooms are not appropriate for a computer class and are hot and unorganized.

       

      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 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 .
    • Keep looking...
      - 5/19/2018
      Anonymous • Student
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      I attended this part-time in person bootcamp for a week before asking for a refund. If you are in Toronto and considering a bootcamp please KEEP LOOKING...I feel that there are many better coding bootcamps both in Toronto and online that you don't need to subject yourself and your hard earned money to a below average program which still not fully developed.
      First of all, as other reviewers have stated, the classroom is cramped, uncomfortable and there is a surprising lack of outlets for a class which is solely based on the use of computers. On our first class, one of the few outlets wasn't functional and I expected it to be fixed promptly,however; by the second class, it was still broken along with another outlet. I know that for some this might not be a big issue, but for me it showed a lack of professionalism and coordination between UofT and Trilogy to fix the problem.
       Furthermore, I found the material disorganized and for the first week the instructor, the TAs and the online calendar could not give a clear answer to when a particular homework was due. The instructor was confused by the slides which are not tailored to each cohort, but are rather standardized. I found there was a lack of curated study materials besides the slide shows and we were given many free links to study from without some direction to how deep one should go into each subject to keep up with the bootcamp. For those curious, three cohorts are being ran concurrently with about 25-30 students each( Idk exact numbers)-  saturday classes are comprised of all three cohorts  together with one instructor and 6 TAs.

       In terms of support personnel, I was promptly assisted and my refund processed fast.If you want to give the bootcamp a try, BEWARE that you can request a refund within 7 days of the start of the course. However,they will keep $1000 which is the non-refundable portion of the deposit. Also, after the 7 days you are liable to pay for the whole program cost even if you decide to drop out at a later date. 

      .Yup... I just lost $1000, but the prospect of having to pay the remaining $9500 + tax for what i saw in the first week sounded even worst... 

      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.