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General Assembly is accepting applications only from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and Australia.
At General Assembly you can get the skills, career advice and networking opportunities needed to make a career change into Software Engineering, in as little as three months. There is no previous experience required and the General Assembly team helps you find a career you love. General Assembly students come from all walks of life and are passionate about starting a career in Software Engineering by gaining the skills that hiring managers need.
As a graduate, you’ll have a portfolio of projects that show your knowledge of fundamental programming concepts, as well as experience with languages, frameworks, and libraries that employers demand.
What You’ll Learn
- Develop and deploy full-stack applications with in-demand technologies such as Ruby on Rails, Python with Django, and Express with Node.js.
- Build secure full-stack applications by leveraging common design and architectural patterns like model–view–controller (MVC) and Representational State Transfer (REST).
- Practice version control and collaborative software development with Git and GitHub.
- Safely model and store data in SQL and NoSQL databases.
- Consume and integrate third-party application programming interfaces (APIs) in an application.
During and after you complete your immersive bootcamp, the General Assembly career coaches and partnership development experts help you with networking strategies, personal branding, technical interviews, projects portfolio and more so you land a job you love.
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Next Cohort: Oct 16-Jan 22
Student Reviews (21)
My experience at General Assembly was great! It taught me the fundamentals of software development and gave me the tools to build a great career in this industry. All the IAs are amazing at what they do and most importantly, they are patient teachers.<...
My experience at General Assembly was great! It taught me the fundamentals of software development and gave me the tools to build a great career in this industry. All the IAs are amazing at what they do and most importantly, they are patient teachers.
I had a positive experience with the coding, data analysis, and modeling techniques taught by the instruction team. However, some of the datasets provided were outdated and lacked diversity. On the other hand, I was dissatisfied with the career coach. ...
I had a positive experience with the coding, data analysis, and modeling techniques taught by the instruction team. However, some of the datasets provided were outdated and lacked diversity. On the other hand, I was dissatisfied with the career coach. He seemed uninformed about the Canadian job market and lacked motivation. His group sessions felt like pre-recorded videos. I enrolled in this course with the expectation of finding a job soon after graduation, which is the key difference between bootcamps and other certification programs, but it seems that they don't care a lot if you get hired or not after graduation!
How do I secure my spot in a course?
To ensure all GA students get the individual attention and resources they need to succeed, course sizes are limited. After submitting their applications, students connect with an admissions rep, who determines whether or not the course is a fit for their experience and goals. Additionally, applicants for our full-time Immersives complete admissions assessments to ensure they are prepared for the rigor of the curriculum. Once you’ve been accepted and have put down your initial down payment, your spot in the course is secure. Request a course package to learn more.
Do you offer payment plan options?
We understand these courses are a significant financial investment, so we provide several options to ease tuition payment. After submitting a down payment to save your spot in the course, you can choose the installment plan that’s best for you. Additionally, we work with financing partners to offer low-cost loan options for eligible students. Another fun fact: More than 45% of our part-time students receive tuition reimbursement for their GA education via employer sponsorship.
I’m an absolute beginner with zero experience or knowledge in the subject matter you teach (e.g., web development, digital marketing). Are your courses still for me?
Many of our long-form courses are geared toward beginners and no prior knowledge of a subject is required. Additionally, these courses often feature pre-work assignments to get you up to speed with essential concepts and tools. Inevitably, our courses attract students with a wide variety of backgrounds and expertise, so we make sure to have instructional associates, office hours, and additional help available as needed to provide personalized feedback and support.
Besides the hours spent in class each week, how much time do I need to dedicate to a course outside of the classroom?
It varies by course and by person, but, as a part-time student, be prepared to work hard and dedicate several hours outside of the classroom each week to review course material and complete homework assignments. Our full-time Immersive students also devote additional time to portfolio projects, networking events with hiring partners, career services support, and more. Either way, our courses are designed to be rigorous and intensive, but, most of all, incredibly rewarding!
What if I really want to take a GA course but just can’t afford it?
Good news: You’ve got options. More than 45% of our part-time students receive tuition assistance from their employers. Ask your local Admissions rep for information to share with your manager about our courses and the benefits they can provide your company. We also work with financing partners to offer low-cost loan options for eligible students.
What is your cancellation and refund policy?
GA’s campuses are governed by location-specific regulatory standards that we must comply with regarding refunds. For this reason, our refund policy varies based on your location while taking a GA course. Request a course package to learn more.
What will the Remote Immersive experience be like?
General Assembly is accepting applications only from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and Australia. We know it can be hard to focus while learning online. Given the number of real-life and online distractions that may keep you from your work, we’ve designed course activities that keep you engaged and in constant conversations with your fellow classmates, instructors, and instructional associates. Our lessons are broken up into micro-lectures, which introduce content in short spurts. You’ll then work individually, in pairs, or in groups to apply what you’ve learned. We also encourage students to interact independently so they can get to know one another better and build a sense of community.