Kenzie Academy is a Software Engineering and UX Design focused on education, mentorship, and job placement. We offer a 6-month UX Design Career program and a 12-month Software Engineering program. We are founded by tech entrepreneurs with years of experience... Read More developing and cultivating talent for startups and major tech companies.
Kenzie instructors, leadership, mentors and volunteers are all advocates for our students. Our top priority is job placement upon completion -- we work to build not only your tech skills but your soft skills as well.
The User UX Design Career Program prepares students to create digital products and master design thinking with the end-user in mind. With an emphasis on usability, students will learn how to research, plan, and design digital experiences. Students will learn how to design practical applications and build working knowledge. During the UX Design Career Program, students create a portfolio of individual and team projects and practice. communicating effectively on the job and in an interview setting.
"THE MOST EXPENSIVE WAY IN THE WORLD TO TEACH YOURSELF"
Don't expect to be taught very much in this course. The school curriculum is all on your own with documentation just given to you to learn by yourself. None of the videos or documentation is exclusive to Kenzie, it is all other peoples youtube videos.... Read More Just go to youtube and codecademy for free. The staff is nice and always willing to talk to you but nice does not mean helpful. Every meeting I have had with staff members had the same flow. We hear you, we understand where you are coming from, we appreciate your enthusiasm, thank you for your feedback and that is it. Nothing changes. If you have any kind of programming experience this course is definitely not for you. A large portion of our class does not even understand the basics of the course and are getting pushed through to graduation. I did not learn anything about React and still graduated. You can take the year and get the worthless certification with very little actual programming knowledge and be forced to go back you your old job and still pay Kenzie for 4 years. Seriously, IF YOU WANT TO LEARN THIS STUFF GO TO COLLEGE. This is not a school, its a business.
I applied to the marketing program and right away scheduled my interview. The day of I needed to reschedule and made appointment for next day. I received a confirmation that J****** was looking forward to speaking to me. The day of few hours before scheduled... Read More time, my interview was cancelled without any real explanation. SO I scheduled my discovery call with A****. The next day AGAIN my interview was cancelled, this time I was told that the school is not doing any marketing interviews for now and they will reach out to me when they are ready. Pretty shady and disappointing to say the least!
Something else that is concerning that both J****** and A****, communicated from A****'s email address. In the intro email that I received, it said that next cohort started in April, yet A**** the October one was still open.
Judging from everyone's great reviews, I am thinking that maybe this has happened to me, because of my age. The school's application does ask for age. Maybe I just have bad luck or this place is not for me. Either way, when and IF the school reaches out to me, I will not be scheduling my interview based on this poor experience so far.
Kenzie offers a hands-on learning environment where you learn by doing rather than sitting in front of a lecturer and trying to retain that information. You learn how to learn fast.I love this project based learning aspect at Kenzie. The environment is... Read More great. Instructors are super supportive and go above and beyond. You not only learn to code but you will also learn the soft skills needed . Overall my experience at Kenzie so far is amazing. The curriculum is current. Anybody who wants to become a software developer should consider Kenzie.
Kenzie Academy is a great place for learning. They welcome students from diverse backgrounds to learn useful skills in a meaningful way that will actually prepare you for the "real" world. They teach skills that you cannot learn in a month long bootcamp... Read More and provide a more well-rounded experience than you can find anywhere else. The first year is front/back end development and the second year is a paid internship. You cannot find this kind of educational set up anywhere else. They also offer an income share agreement that will keep you free from student loan debt. For me, Kenzie Academy was pretty much a no-brainer when I decided it was time to take a drastic step in advancing my career potential.