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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 (1348 reviews)

CJ Medaglia
UX Designer | Graduated: 2022

8/6/2022

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UX Career Track

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"Springboard User Experience Design Career Track Was a Positive Experience"

I took Springboard's UX Design Career Track from October 2021 through March 2022. I took it as a way to accelerate my career transition and be prepared to start a career in UX. There are plenty of bootcamps to choose from I'll highlight why I chose this... Read More

Konstantinos Anagnostou
Graduated: 2022

8/3/2022

Course
Software Engineering Career Track

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"Fantastic Course"

Excellent syllabus, very much complete! High quality videos from a high quality instructor, Colt Steele taking you step by step from 0 to 100 in each unit. I would say that Colt and my Mentor were my major motivators during this journey. My mentor was... Read More

Jessica Becker
Data Analyst | Graduated: 2022

8/1/2022

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"Great for Career Pivot"

I am a teacher transitioning to data analytics. I chose Springboard's Data Analyst track because I wanted to pivot quickly. I chose the program because 1. I knew I wanted something paced with curriculum provided (I didn't want to have to figure what I... Read More

Stephen Borutta
Software Engineer | Graduated: 2022

7/31/2022

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Software Engineering Career Track

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"Well structured and good feedback"

Pros - great curated flow of material that builds upon each prior lesson. Good opportunities to go above and beyond the "regular" path and really stretch your learning. Great flexibility. Good resources outside of the content (mentors, career, support)... Read More

Yulia Meshcheryakova
Data analyst/engineer | Graduated: 2022

7/30/2022

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"Great experience and results with Springboard!"

I highly appreciate and value my experience with Springboard! I decided to take the Springboard Data Analytics career track certification program to get back to work after a 5 years career break with goals to refresh and upgrade my skills, gain confident... Read More

Gurpreet Kaur
UI/UX Designer | Graduated: 2021

7/28/2022

Course
UI/UX Design Career Track

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"Great experience"

I’m so glad that I was introduced to Springboard to gain new skill and grow in my career. I changed my career from accounting to web designing and this all happened because of Springboard. They helped me in every step. I was able to understand the curriculum... Read More

Pratik Yeole
Graduated: 2022

7/28/2022

Course
Data Analytics Career Track

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"Great bootcamp for Data Analytics"

Joined the Springboard Data Analytics Career track back in Jan 2022. I am not from analytics background and I had a good experience overall. Some of the pros and con are below. Pros- 1. The skills taught were relevant to the industry and provided me with... Read More

Alesya Calin
Graduated: 2022

7/27/2022

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UI/UX Design Career Track

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"Great experience!"

Overall, I loved my experience with Springboard! Well designed curriculum, very thorough yet flexible. My Mentor was outstanding, very professional, knowledgeable and encouraging. The Student Advisor was also excellent, super supportive and very attentive... Read More

Victoria Bredy
UX Designer | Graduated: 2022

7/20/2022

Course
UI/UX Design Career Track

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"Springboard was fulfilling"

I had a pretty fulfilling experience with Springboard. At first, I was assigned an unprofessional mentor who rarely showed up, and when the mentor did, it was 20 mins late and our call would last 5 minutes. This lasted for a month and as a result - i... Read More

Derek Powell
Supervisory Business and Data Consultant | Graduated: 2022

7/20/2022

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Data Science Career Track

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"Great data science program at an affordable cost"

If you are looking for a self-paced online study program for data science at an affordable cost, Springboard is the right pick for you! Springboard's 500+ hour online self-paced technical curriculum leans heavily on a combination of DataCamp coursework,... 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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