Full Stack Development
Since 2013, we’ve been teaching students like you everything they need to know to land their first job in software development. Learn by doing and build a professional portfolio of projects to set yourself apart in landing your first development job.
A Proven Path to Professional Developer
The health and safety of our team, students, and alumni is our first priority. Due to COVID-19, we’ll be holding all courses virtually. From collaborating with their peers to building their coding skills with the support of our instructors, our Launchers are getting the same once-in-a-lifetime experience, all while social distancing.
If you’re new to coding or if you want to get some extra practice in, take our Preflight Challenge. We often run scholarships for those that participate.
The Ignition program ensures Launchers are ready to hit the ground running when the main course begins. Launchers & the instructional team work together virtually to solidify fundamental programming skills.
An immersive learning experience focused on building real products. Launchers work collaboratively with their peers as well as our experienced instructors.
Launchers show off what they built during the bootcamp and have the opportunity to rub elbows with our network of awesome companies on the lookout for great talent.
Graduates will continue to have unrestricted access to our learning management system, advanced skill-building projects, code reviews with our instructors, and career guidance.
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Want to know if a coding bootcamp is right for you? Have questions about Launch Academy? Schedule a brief call with Admissions and ask away.
Build Your Portfolio
Launch Academy offers a challenge based learning environment, where you’ll work collaboratively on projects that you can add to your GitHub profile. Once you’ve established a base set of skills, you’ll deploy a full-stack application as part of a small group. You’ll conclude your time at Launch Academy by spending two weeks building and deploying a large capstone project for you to showcase after graduation.
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Get hired by industry leaders. More than 300 Companies have hired Launch Academy Graduates.
Our proven Career Services team has helped hundreds of graduates land their first development roles. Upon completion of the program, you’ll be equipped with all of the necessary professional tools to land your dream job as a developer.
Company founders, directors of engineering, and community leaders visit every week and talk with Launchers about what it’s like to work in the industry.
We apply an intense polish to your resume, personal profile, social media profile, and programming portfolio.
A series of mock interviews conducted in the final weeks of the program prepare you to put your best foot forward at Career Kickoff.
The companies come to you! Show off what you built at Launch, network with hiring partners, and explore the amazing opportunities that lie ahead.
Every student receives post-grad support, which includes continual access to our learning management system, office hours with our instructors, and career guidance.
We think you should be able to learn to code regardless of your financial status and, since most people don’t have $17,500 lying around, we’ve teamed up with Skills Fund to give you more flexible financing options. By working directly with this partner, you can start Launch Academy for as little as $1,000 up front and finance the rest of your tuition over time.
Launch Academy also offers a $500 diversity scholarship to underrepresented gender, racial, and LGBTQ minorities in the tech industry, as well as for military veterans. If you believe you qualify, please contact Admissions for more information.
Save money and avoid interest charges by paying the balance of your entire tuition 5 weeks before you arrive at Launch Academy.
36- and 60-month payment terms with interest-only or deferment options while you’re in school. Interest rates from 8% to 10%, depending on the selected financing terms.
If you’re planning to enroll early, check out our Preflight Challenge. We often provide scholarships to our proactive students that want to develop their skills in advance of the program.
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Since Monday, March 16, all current classes and aspects of the daily Launch Academy experience have been operating virtually, including instructor-led clinics, discussion groups, project-based work, collaboration and support from our team. We have been monitoring COVID-19 closely and will make adjustments as needed. Currently, we are still planning for BOS30 to be held in-person, but will become virtual if necessary. For more details on how we’ve virtualized Launch Academy, see our recent blog post.
We care. Honestly. Our core principles can be distilled into a single goal: we want to help you be the absolute best person you can be. We teach at a higher level than other bootcamps, and our graduates are a step (or five) ahead of their peers in other programs. We value long-term success over short-term gains, and we pledge to stick with you and provide ongoing support for every one of our graduates. All Launchers, from those that graduated from our first cohort in the summer of 2013 to the ones on campus right now, are encouraged to reach out to us for support. Hiring rates are important (and we’ve got some of the best in the business) but we consider them to be vanity metrics. Instead, we judge our success on the successes of our graduates in their new positions.
We are really proud of our challenge-based curriculum, full-time staff, post-grad support program, and collaborative learning environment. Our curriculum is 100% challenge-based and we introduce our students to concepts the night before they’ll learn it from the instructors. A challenge-based curriculum allows you to take concepts that you’ve been introduced to and learn more about their practical use through coding challenges; i.e. learning through doing. We also teach Test-Driven Development (TDD), something that not a lot of other bootcamps do. Using TDD as a learning tool allows you to gain focus and clarity on what you want your programs to do before you write a line of code.
We provide our students with a cohesive learning experience via our full-time staff, inclusive of post-grad support and job placement assistance. Our Career Services Team spends a great deal of time with each of our students, learning their interests and backgrounds, what they love to do and how they want to apply that to their career after Launch. Our Career Services Team’s research, legwork, and connections in the industry put our students in a great position to get hired right after graduation.
No, and we just shuddered thinking about that. That would be very unproductive. You’re going to get your hands dirty (metaphorically) and build stuff–real stuff that you may even decide to take with you when you leave. You’ll learn by doing, you’ll make mistakes, and then you’ll learn even more when you fix ‘em. Your instructors, mentors and fellow students will help you along the way. We’ll throw new challenges at you each and every day and the second you feel comfortable, we’ll change it up and knock you off balance again.
We know we’re not the least expensive option out there, but being the cheapest isn’t our goal. Instead, our goal is to give you the best possible learning outcome. We promise you’ll get world-class instruction, mentorship, and career support in an atmosphere that elevates everybody. We’re guided by a genuine interest in helping people be the best they can be.
We’ve been teaching for longer than most, and we focus on continuously refining and improving our curriculum every day. We don’t have to answer to the short-term profit motives of venture capital investors like some of the larger bootcamps, and because of that we can afford to give you the personal attention and long-term support that they can’t.
You can find more detail on the interview process here.
We offer rolling scholarships for women and underrepresented minorities in tech. Contact our admissions office for more details.
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