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Lighthouse Labs

Courses: Data Analytics, Data Science, Intro to Front-End with JavaScript, Intro to Web Development, Web Development Bootcamp, +-2 more.
Web Development Bootcamp

Locations

Online, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Ottawa, Victoria, +-1 more.
Victoria.

About Lighthouse Labs

Lighthouse Labs will take you from coding hobbyist to professional developer, and be the launchpad for your career.

Based out of Canada's most dynamic tech hubs, students are immersed into full-stack web or iOS development through hands-on experience.... Read More

Lighthouse Labs' industry-driven curriculum and rigorous education standards have created the ultimate result for their graduates: over 95% employment rates.

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Courses

Data Analytics

  • Cost: $1,850 - $2,250
  • Duration: 6 weeks
Locations: Online, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Ottawa, Victoria
Course Description:

Everyone has data, but is yours helping you make good decisions? From executives to early stage professionals, we all need to learn how to analyze and interpret data. This part-time course will help you get the most out of your existing data for better business decisions.

Ask the right questions of your data to tackle business challenges and measure data-driven success.

Determine what data should be collected, analyzed and combined based on your unique business goals.

Learn to extract insights from your data to help you make more informed decisions.

Ensure data quality to make sure your data is giving you accurate insights.

Learn how to present your data-driven insights with impact so you can present them effectively and share your findings with others.

Make the most of existing tools like Excel and Tableau, so you can learn to leverage your data using whatever tools are already at your disposal.

Start and end dates (for each city): Apr 6 - May 13 (Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal), Jul 6 - Aug 12 (Ottawa), Jul 7 - Aug 13 (Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Victoria), Sep 28 - Nov 4 (Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal), Nov 9 - Dec 16 (Victoria), Nov 10 - Dec 17 (Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa)

Tuition (for each city): Vancouver ($2,100), Toronto ($2,250), Montreal ($1,850), Calgary ($1,850), Ottawa ($1,975), Victoria ($1,850)
Learning hours: 6-9 p.m., two nights a week

Subjects: Data Analytics

Data Science

  • Cost: $10,500 - $12,500
  • Duration: 12 weeks
Locations: Online, Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Montreal
Course Description:

Lighthouse Labs' immersive 12-week Data Science Bootcamp will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to launch a career in Data Science. From SQL to Python to Machine Learning and beyond, you’ll learn a mix of programming, mathematical, and applied data skills to help you succeed on the job.

Data Foundations: Dive into Python and get to know fundamental tools such as Git, GitHub, bash commands, and Jupyter Notebooks. Build up your foundations in probability and statistics, and learn how to access JSON APIs to fetch datasets and extract key insights.

Data Wrangling: Learn how to clean and structure complex data sets. Apply different data wrangling techniques to prepare JSON and XML files, leverage SQL clean your data, and use APIs to access data from various sources.

Data Visualization: Discover how to translate your data into shareable insights with data visualization. Learn the most popular tools - like matplotlib, Seaborn, and Plotly - and learn how to select the best tools to convey the story you want to tell.

Machine Learning: Machine Learning is core to applied Data Science, and you’ll learn how to build Machine Learning models from the ground up, including data preparation, dimensionality reduction, optimization and evaluation.

Data Engineering: Learn how to improve data quality and move models into production and deployment. Develop data engineering pipelines and Machine Learning deployment using cloud tools like Apache Spark, Docker, Flask, and more.

Deep Learning: Dive into deep learning techniques and learn about the densely-connected natural networks that drive performance. Learn to identify the appropriate natural network architecture for a given problem and data set.

Start and end dates (for each city): Toronto (June 22-Sept. 11, Sept. 14-Dec. 4), Vancouver (June 22-Sept. 11, Sept. 14-Dec. 4), Calgary (Sept. 14-Dec. 4), Montreal (Sept. 14-Dec. 4)
Tuition (for each city): Vancouver ($11,500), Toronto ($12,500), Montreal ($10,500), Calgary ($10,500)
Learning hours: Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Subjects: Git, Github, Docker, JSON, Apache, API, Python, Jupyter Notebook, Machine Learning, SQL, Data Visualization, Data Science

Intro to Front-End with JavaScript

  • Cost: 1,695 - 1,695
  • Duration: 6 weeks
Locations: Online, Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Montreal, Victoria
Course Description:

New to coding? The Intro to Front-End with JavaScript program is a great starting point. In 6 weeks, you'll go from no coding experience to structuring web pages with HTML, styling them with CSS, and adding dynamic functionality using JavaScript. This course will round out the 6 weeks with a look at AJAX and API requests to enable your website to dynamically display information from other web services like Twitter, Google Maps, and more.

Coding Newbies
This program is designed to whet your appetite for learning to code. If you are curious about how websites are built and want to try it first hand this program is a great platform to do so.

Personal Projects
Do you operate a blog or website and want to make it stand out? Or maybe you have an idea for the ‘next big thing’? The fundamentals will kickstart your ability to bring those ideas to life.

Professional Development
Are you a marketer who is trying to customize email templates, landing pages, and WordPress sites? Are you grappling with tracking pixels and tag management? Or are you a Product Manager or Designer working with a dev team on a web application? This program will empower you to take on tasks yourself and communicate more effectively with your in-house and outsourced development teams.

Future Bootcamp Students
Unsure if a career as a developer is right for you? The part-time program is a great way to dip your toe in the pool before diving right in. It will give you a great introduction to the world of software development.

Subjects: CSS, HTML, jQuery, JavaScript

Intro to Web Development

  • Cost: 1,695 - 1,695
  • Duration: 6 weeks
Locations: Online, Vancouver, Toronto, Victoria, Montreal, Calgary
Course Description:

This course is focused entirely on equipping you with tools that apply directly to professional web development. By the end of 6 weeks, you’ll be creating functional apps and understanding full stack web-development. If you’re trying to build an MVP, communicate with your dev team, or gain valuable career skills, this course is for you.

New to coding? Our intro to web development course is perfect for you. In 6 weeks, 2 evenings a week, you'll go from no coding experience to being able to build fully functional apps.

Coding Newbies
This course is designed to whet your appetite for learning to code. You are curious about the web beyond using it and you’d rather start to build it!

Designer, Product, Project & Marketing Managers
So you work with developers, want to be able to speak the language? or understand the development workflow and limitations? Then this course is right up your alley!

Entrepreneurs and anyone with a great idea!
Got a great idea that you’d like to bring to life? Trying to build an MVP? Get an understanding of how to do just that and continue the learning on your own!

Future Bootcamp Students
Unsure about taking a bootcamp? If you can't decide if you enjoy programming as a career, or if you've never programmed before, what better way to figure it out than to try it hands on.

Subjects: CSS, HTML, Sinatra, Ruby, SQL

Web Development Bootcamp

  • Cost: $12,500 - $12,500
  • Duration: 12 weeks
Locations: Online, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Victoria, Vancouver
Course Description:

The goal of the Web Development Bootcamp is to transform you into a professional developer. You’ll come to understand coding logic, and learn how to think like a dev by building software from the ground up. Our program will provide you with mentorship, data-driven curriculum and a top notch learning environment that will launch you into your first junior developer role.

You won't just learn how to code, you will learn how to learn. By the time you graduate Lighthouse Labs, you will have a strong practical knowledge of a multitude of languages and the ability to learn new programming languages at a professional pace. We make sure that you will be able to evolve as a developer in an ever-evolving tech industry.

Rule #1 at Lighthouse Labs: Developers learn by doing. With an intensive, hands-on curriculum you will have the opportunity to work on open source and real world projects while being assisted by instructors. Less lectures and more mentor supported coding leads to more well prepared and experienced developers.

With a 93% employment rate for job-seeking graduates within 120 days of program completion, once you graduate from Lighthouse Labs you will be able to continue your learning and growth while actually working (and getting paid!) as a developer. Lighthouse Labs assists you in getting a job and will always welcome you back as an alumnus to assist you further as you constantly strive to improve.

Lighthouse Labs Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

Overall
Curriculum
Job Support

4.27/5

(108 reviews)
    5/7/2020
  • Anonymous
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Rushed course that doesn't prepare you for the real world"

I did the full web development bootcamp in Victoria in 2018. It was a 10-week course at the time, but now I see they've increased the length, as they should. I struggled through much of the course but what is disappointing is I felt quite unsupported... Read More

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Official Response from Lighthouse Labs

Good morning,

Thank you for leaving a review, and for enrolling with us at Lighthouse Labs in 2018. We appreciate and welcome all feedback, and we'll strive to be better based on your experience in Victoria.

Victoria is a satellite location of ours and... Read More

Our career services team is committed to helping alumni at all times post-Bootcamp to support you on your path to becoming a developer. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us at any time at hello@lighthouselabs.com. We'd be happy to support in any way we can.

    11/19/2019
  • Anonymous
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2019

Overall Score

Curriculum

Job Support

"Amazing staff and career support."

Pros
- Amazing career services. They truly want you to succeed and do everything in their power to bridge the gap between you and companies. Louisa and Lulwa are some of the most hard-working people I have ever encountered and I honestly would not have... Read More

Cons
- The React weeks were not good. It needs an overhaul and I honestly learned more from Udemy courses than those two weeks. I love React and it was painful to see how mismanaged that section was. I believe they are looking to do a revamping of the course though in the near future.

Overall, I would unreservedly recommend this bootcamp to anyone who is seriously committed to a career switch. Don't look at the 93% hiring rate and be enticed though; attending this bootcamp is not like flipping a coin and getting hired 93% of the time. This bootcamp gives you some serious resources to succeed, but ultimately it is up to the individual to forge their own path. I suggest that potential applicants try out a course on Udemy to see if they can handle the work before applying.

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    11/15/2019
  • Anonymous
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2019

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Job Support

"A community and experience that was priceless"

Unrelated engineering background -> Unrelated job -> 3 month boot camp -> Job right after graduation.

The community is what makes this bootcamp worth it 100%.
Being around 20 other people in the same situation with the drive and motivation to succeed 10-12... Read More

The staff are all absolutely fantastic and wonderful people! The instructors and mentors (as of mid late 2019) are all exceptionally talented individuals who are passionate about teaching and helping new devs! (Shout out to Vasily, Mikias, Zola and Will for being the best mentors!)

The react part of curriculum is okay but could use a little love. Would recommend students to take a cheap udemy course on react or something similar to supplement their learning.

All in all a crazy, hectic and amazing 3 months that I would recommend to anyone seriously considering a career switch.

Best,
Really happy and satisfied Lighthouse Alumni

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    10/1/2019
  • Anonymous
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Passable bootcamp, great people but weak job support - Do not recommend overall"

I came into the bootcamp with previous experience in Computer Science and some coding on the side. My main intent for joining Lighthouse was to learn more on Web Dev and find a job to switch industries.

The courses were alright but I feel that there should... Read More

The largest draw for me was the possibility to get introductions to companies hiring locally and this is where I felt the most let down by Lighthouse. I understand there was some staffing changes happening at that time but I feel like it was basically worthless. I ended up finding a position via another cohort member who referred it to me with the CEO at the company mentioning that Lighthouse had never presented me as one of the options available.

TLDR: Alright bootcamp, crappy job placement that feels like it might provide preferential treatment at the expense of some but some great people working there.

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Official Response from Lighthouse Labs

Hi there,

Thanks for leaving us a review. We’re sorry you were disappointed by Career Services. Every student’s job search is important to us, and we prioritize making introductions to employers whenever appropriate. Remember, as an alumni you have access... Read More

    9/30/2019
  • Jen Yee
  • Graduated: 2016

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"Great experience for someone looking for a career change"

I was looking for a career change from mechanical engineering to software. Lighthouse Labs gave me the tools to get hired and be productive immediately. There is also a good alumni network and support for post graduation. I think it's the best choice... Read More

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    9/25/2019
  • Couragyn Chretien
  • Graduated: 2017

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Curriculum

Job Support

"Got us all jobs"

Good experience, LHL is pretty well respected in Victoria. Hard work, but you come out of it with a decent grasp on the material. I was one of the latest to get a job after ~3 months Job support was pretty weak. Got all my interviews myself. Was OK for... Read More

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    8/22/2019
  • Anonymous
  • Graduated: 2017

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Curriculum

Job Support

"Toxic Environment - Do not recommend"

I would not walk back into this bootcamp if I were paid to. Their HR department(or lack thereof) handles personal situations extremely poorly. The teaching staff is exclusive and mostly uneducated in the field. You can tell they are getting developers... Read More

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    7/22/2019
  • Anonymous | Developer
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2019

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Curriculum

Job Support

"Great way to start your tech career."

I had little to no experience in coding prior to joining LHL but graduated with enough knowledge and experience to change the course of my career. I can now write my own full stack applications from scratch and have become more aware of what technologies... Read More

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Official Response from Lighthouse Labs

Hi there, thanks for sharing your review. It's great to hear you're doing so well after Bootcamp and enjoyed the experience. Stay in touch and come back for alumni hours anytime.

    7/18/2019
  • Paul | IOS Developer
  • Graduated: 2017

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"Hard but worth it"

When I first got into the iOS development bootcamp I found it extremely hard! But I stuck with it and dedicated minimum 12 hour days 6 day/week.

Comment
Official Response from Lighthouse Labs

Hi,

Thank you for sharing your experience. Wow, congratulations on sticking with it and completing Bootcamp! It can be intense but sounds like you persevered in the environment.

    7/18/2019
  • Anonymous | Full-Stack Developer
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2017

Overall Score

Curriculum

Job Support

"Great journey over the full stack"

Highly intensive bootcamp that requires 110% of one's attention for weeks. It was very exhausting but also worth every minute.

Pros:
- mentors - they were awesome and gave that extra to get over any problems
- career service - they are interested in your... Read More

Cons:
- the building was a bit war-torn but they moved to a new office since I attended

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Official Response from Lighthouse Labs

Hey,

Thanks for leaving your review and being honest about our previous space! We have found some exciting, new venues for our programs lately, though it has been hard to say goodbye to our roots. Come and visit us soon!

Lighthouse Labs's average rating is 4.27 out of 5.0 based on 108 review(s).

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