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About Springboard

Location: Online

Springboard is an online learning platform that prepares students for the tech industry’s most in-demand careers with comprehensive, mentor-led online programs in software engineering, data science, machine learning, UI/UX design, cybersecurity, and more.... Read More

All Springboard courses are 100% online, remote, and self-paced throughout an average of six to nine months.

The Springboard experience gives our students access to a unique community of industry mentors, thought leaders, and alumni, who are on hand to offer insights, networking opportunities, and support throughout our programs and well past graduation. Every Springboard student is matched with a personal student advisor and industry mentor who guides them throughout the program through regular video calls.

Before graduation, Springboard’s career services team supports students in their job search, helping prepare them for interviews and networking, and facilitates their transition into the tech industry. Our tuition-back guarantee allowing students a six-month runway to secure the role of their dreams means students can take charge and invest in themselves.

Springboard’s support does not end when students graduate. All our graduates benefit from an extensive support network encompassing career services, 1:1 career coaching, networking tips, resume assistance, interview prep, and salary negotiation.

This approach has seen considerable success: since Springboard was founded in 2013, 94% of eligible graduates secured a job within one year, earning an average salary increase of $26,000.

Springboard is excited to offer SwitchUp an exclusive scholarship for $500 off tuition! Use promo code SWITCHUP500 when enrolling. *This offer is only valid for new applicants. Applicants who have already summited an application cannot claim this scholarship. This scholarship cannot be combined with other scholarships and/or offers. Qualifying Courses: Data Analytics Career Track, Data Science Career Track, Software Engineering Career Track, UI/UX Design Career Track, UX Career Track,

At Springboard, we equip our students with the skills they'll need to find their dream jobs in a tech-centric economy. To that end, we believe in providing transparency around our outcomes, so that students like you can make well-informed decisions. This report is intended to provide information regarding data on job placements and student demographics for all Springboard career tracks: https://ddf46429.springboard.com/uploads/resources/1644953246_Outcomes_2021_All_Career_Tracks.pdf.

Courses

Software Engineering Career Track Prep Course

Cost: $490
Duration: 4 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Learn HTML/CSS and JavaScript in this online self-paced course from your own senior software engineer mentor. The perfect foundation to becoming a software engineer and taking more advanced job-guaranteed bootcamps like Springboard’s Software Engineer Career Track.

Subjects:
CSS, HTML, JavaScript

UX Career Track

Cost: $7,900
Duration: 24 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Become a UX designer in six months, job guaranteed! If you don’t land a job within six months of graduating from this intensive user experience course, your tuition will be refunded.

The UX Career Track is a self-paced, mentor-guided, online bootcamp designed for people with adjacent skills from a few specific backgrounds: visual design, coding, marketing, and research. With the fundamentals already in place, you'll master design thinking, develop cross-functional communication skills, and create real-world projects that you can show off in a unique portfolio. After graduation, you’ll continue to enjoy the support of career coaches and access to our employer network so that you can land an entry-level UX job. Of course, from day one onward, you’ll enjoy one-on-one support from an industry mentor and a strong community of fellow students all working toward reaching their career goals.

Upfront: $6,900
Monthly: $1,299

Deferred Tuition: $500 deposit, $527 for 18 months after starting new job, total is $10,000

Subjects:
UX Testing, A/B Testing, UI Design, UX, UX Design

UI/UX Design Career Track

Cost: $11,900
Duration: 36 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Springboard's UX Design course is an introductory online course for learning UX Design. The objective of the course is to emphasize learning by doing and help you build a portfolio as you learn. We also interleave industry insights with learning material for wider context and awareness.

When you enroll in this course, you will get -
1. You will get a high-quality online curriculum, which contains the best UX learning resources handpicked from the web and structured into a logical curriculum by an experienced UX Designer.
2. A Student Advisor will talk with you about your learning objectives and preferences for a mentor, and find the best 1-1 mentor match accordingly. They will support you throughout the course.
3. As you work through the curriculum and projects at your own pace, you will have 1-1 video calls with your mentor regularly. You can ask them questions about the curriculum, get project feedback or career advice.
4. In addition to your regular mentor calls, you'll have access to weekly live Office Hours and an exclusive community of mentors and students for discussions with the broader community.
5. Once you finish the course material and submit the Capstone Project, you will get a Certificate of Completion.

This course is suitable for -
a) anyone who wants to transition into a career in UX
b) anyone who works with UX/UI Designers and wants to understand their work better

Upfront: $10,000
Monthly: $1,299

Deferred Tuition: $700 deposit, $794 for 18 months after starting new job, total is $15,000

Subjects:
UX

Springboard Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.69/5 (1351 reviews)

Graham
UX Researcher | Graduated: 2022

9/9/2022

Course
Data Science Career Track

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"You'll get your money's worth"

Springboard is one of the highest rated and cheapest online bootcamps, and I think that bore out more or less for me. I definitely felt the lack of cohesion and interaction with my cohort, which was a real bummer. However the staff, tutors and mentors... Read More

Chun Huang
Data integration engineer | Graduated: 2022

9/6/2022

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"I liked data engineer course with Springboard"

I just finished data engineering course with Springboard. The curriculum is exceptional. The projects are well designed and really help me on understanding the basic concepts of some advanced technologies such as, map/reduce, airflow, Kafka, etc. (It... Read More

Kep Kaeppeler
Software Developer | Graduated: 2022

9/6/2022

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Software Engineering Career Track

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"Terrific curriculum and experience"

My experience with Springboard was very strong. I am a recent graduate of the Software Engineering Career Track. This program focuses on full-stack web development and will guide the student to a strong understanding of in-demand software engineering... Read More

Linda Han
Graduated: 2022

9/6/2022

Course
UX Career Track

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"UX Design Career Track"

I had a great experience with the springboard bootcamp! I chose springboard because of how affordable the bootcamp is compared to the others, being matched with a mentor that you meet every week, and the ability to work on a industry design product with... Read More

Scott M
DS Student | Graduated: 2022

9/5/2022

Course
Data Science Career Track Prep

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"Ready to move up to the Data Science Career Track"

While I definitely have a lot to learn to become a data scientist, I feel like this prep course does a good job at introducing you to the field as well as preparing you for bigger and better things. I think this is a great first step for anyone considering... Read More

Aleck Lu
Graduated: 2022

9/3/2022

Course
Data Analytics Career Track

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"Springboard Data Analytics Career Tracker"

I had a great experience with Springboard. The curriculum is challenging and prepares you well. Throughout the course, I was able to have access to my mentor and career advisor to help me with any questions I had. They also offer job guarantee. I would... Read More

Orlando Henriques Jr
Cyber security analyst | Graduated: 2022

9/1/2022

Course
Cyber Security Career Track

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"Feel confident in beginning my career in cybersecurity"

Springboard Course was very insightful, giving you the base about cybersecurity industry. Everyone at Springboard, Mentor, Career Coach, Student Advisor we’re all fantastic. The curriculum was great, one great feature is the one on one mentioning. I was... Read More

paul
Graduated: 2022

8/29/2022

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Data Science Career Track

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"Data science Springboard"

Great experience overall my first mentor was not so great and he said he is quitting due to conflicts with springboard and my second mentor was amazing he helped me and suggested me with all the ideas and what to study more. Overall the course content... Read More

Conner McNicholas
Data Engineer | Graduated: 2022

8/26/2022

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"Solid Curriculum, Really Helpful Mentor"

I had actually worked as a professional Data Engineer prior to enrolling in this bootcamp, but the database I focused on was highly specialized and proprietary technology, and I wanted to shore up my skills in the more general open-source technologies... Read More

Anonymous
Graduated: 2022

8/23/2022

Course
UX Career Track

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"Springboard UX Career Track Certification"

I took my UX Career Track Certification through Springboard and I highly recommend it! My experience was wonderful overall. Throughout the entire course I was able to have access to my student mentor and advisor to help me through any questions I had.... Read More

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Frequently Asked Questions

What financing options are offered by Springboard?

Springboard offers many financing options, such as Scholarships, Loan Financing, Deffered Payment, and Upfront Payments.

What courses are offered at Springboard?

There are many courses you can take at Springboard. These include the Cyber Security Career Track, Data Analytics Career Track, Data Engineering Career Track, Data Science Career Track, Data Science Career Track Prep, Introduction to Design, Machine Learning Engineering Career Track, Software Engineering Career Track, Software Engineering Career Track Prep Course, UI/UX Design Career Track, and UX Career Track.

What are the job outcomes for Springboard?

For UX Design and Data Science Career Track students, the average salary increase is $26K.

Springboard alumni work at various tech companies, such as Wayfair, Boeing, Pandora, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, and more.

What is the application process at Springboard like?

Prospective students need to fill out the course's application form to get started. There is no application fee and the application takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. After completing the initial application, Springboard will reach out to you to schedule an interview with one of their Admissions Managers to discuss your background and learning goals to make sure you're a good fit for the program.

If it's a fit, they'll send you a technical skills survey to test your skills and experience. Applicants spend up to 3 hours on this. If you pass the skills survey, Springboard will send you a registration link so you can choose the start date and payment plan that works for you.

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