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Courses: 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, +4 more.
Software Engineering Career Track, Software Engineering Career Track Prep Course, UX Career Track, UI/UX Design Career Track

Locations

Online

About Springboard

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 weekly 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.

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Courses

Cyber Security Career Track

  • Cost: $8,900
  • Duration: 24 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Springboard is a leading digital skills bootcamp which has empowered thousands of students to get their dream job. The Cyber Security Career Track we offer is the first online bootcamp to guarantee your first cybersecurity job, or your tuition back.

In this fully online Cyber Security Career Track, you will learn from the comfort of your home and at your own pace with 1:1 support from a skilled cybersecurity mentor and dedicated support from career coaches. You will get hands-on practice with 30+ labs and projects, while getting everything you need to pass the Security+ certification test. By the end of the bootcamp, you'll have all of the blue team technical and communication skills you need to start a cybersecurity analyst role (A job that helps you earn about $100,000 in average salary).

Subjects: Cybersecurity Basics (optional), Cybersecurity Fundamentals, IT Project Management, Host-based security, Network Security, Identity and Access Management, Security Assessment and Training, Security Operations, Application Security, Security+ Prep

Subjects: Project Management, Cyber Security, Network Security

Data Analytics Career Track

  • Cost: $5,500
  • Duration: 24 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Become a data analyst in six months, job guaranteed! Through this course, developed in partnership with Microsoft, you’ll master the technical and business thinking skills needed to get hired.

In addition to learning fundamental business statistics concepts, key tools (like Excel, SQL, Python, Power BI, and Tableau), and advanced analysis techniques, you’ll develop your problem-solving skills—something hiring managers told us most job applicants lack. Two capstone projects will allow you to bring all of your skills together, becoming the center of a powerful portfolio. And you’ll do it all with the guidance of your personal mentor and career coach, plus support from your fellow students and Springboard alumni.

Subjects: NumPy, Python, Data Analytics, SQL, Data Visualization

Data Engineering Career Track

  • Cost: $7,500
  • Duration: 24 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Students in the Data Engineering Career Track will learn to translate business needs into data infrastructure.

The curriculum is designed to teach students the framework, skills, and tools the world's top technology companies demand.

Some of the topics the curriculum covers include ETL and data pipelines, big data technologies like MapReduce, Apache Hadoop and Spark, and data warehousing, data schema, and modeling.

Subjects: Big Data Engineering, Data Engineering in the Cloud, Data Pipelines and Orchestration, Data Virtualization and Container-based, Streaming Data and APIs, Coding for Data Engineering

Data Science Career Track

  • Cost: $7,500
  • Duration: 24 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Get a job, or your money back, through Springboard’s mentor-guided online bootcamp. With our job guarantee, if you don’t land a job within six months of graduating, your tuition will be refunded.

Students will master the data science process, from statistics and data wrangling to advanced topics like machine learning and data storytelling, by working on real projects designed by industry experts. With the guidance of your personal mentor and career coaches, you will graduate with an interview-ready portfolio and a network of data scientists. We won’t stop there. We know that career transitions are hard, and we’ll support you every step of the way—until you get hired.

Deferred Tuition: $12,500 for 18 months.

Subjects: Python, Data Visualization, Data Structures, Data Science

Data Science Career Track Prep

  • Cost: $490
  • Duration: 6 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Need more prep for the Data Science Career Track? In this mentor-led course, you'll spend 4-6 weeks mastering the foundational skills needed to pass the admissions challenge and start your career.

This course was designed specifically for go-getters who want to enroll in our Data Science Career Track, but who need an introduction to, or a refresher in, Python programming, statistics, or other core data science concepts.

With guidance from your personal mentor, you’ll finish the course having learned to use Python to complete real-world coding exercises. You’ll also be able to ace our Data Science Career Track admissions challenge and begin your data science journey.

Subjects: Data Science

Introduction to Design

  • Cost: $349
  • Duration: 4 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

This four-week, online course allows students to experience the Springboard curriculum in a bite-sized, easily digestible format. It’s created for those who want to test if online learning is for them, and those who are simply curious to see if their interest in design could lead them towards a new career.

Introduction to Design students have access to one-on-one mentorship from a design expert, a one-on-one call with a career coach, hands-on, exercise-based learning, access to a dedicated student advisor, a teaching assistant, student operations support and a community of aspiring designers and design experts.

Subjects: Sketch, UI Design, UX Design, Wireframing, Figma, Personas

Machine Learning Engineering Career Track

  • Cost: $7,940
  • Duration: 26 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Fast-track your machine learning career through our mentor-guided, hands-on machine learning engineering course—the first to come with a job guarantee.

Our curriculum, designed for people with software engineering experience, is rigorous and deeply technical, teaching the foundations of machine learning and deep learning. But it’s also hands-on. Of the 400 hours of work we estimate it will take to complete this course, 100 hours go toward capstone projects. You’ll build and deploy large-scale AI systems—with guidance from your mentor, an experienced machine learning engineer currently working in the industry.

Deferred Tuition: $12,500 for 18 months.

Subjects: Exploratory Testing, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Software Engineering Career Track

  • Cost: $8,500
  • Duration: 36 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Launch your career as a software engineer with 1:1 mentorship, career coaching, and a job guarantee. If you don’t land a job within six months of graduating, your tuition is refunded. We’ve partnered with legendary coding instructor Colt Steele to develop a cutting-edge curriculum covering everything from Python and SQL to the latest JavaScript frameworks that employers are hiring for, React and Node. As part of the course, you’ll build your own production-ready web apps to showcase to employers. You’ll also be paired with a personal mentor, an experienced software engineer currently working in the industry, who will guide you throughout the course.

Subjects: jQuery, PostgreSQL, AJAX, Python, Redux, React.js, SQL, JavaScript

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
Classroom Hours Per Week: 10.0

UX Career Track

  • Cost: $6,900
  • 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

Springboard Reviews

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4.68/5

(891 reviews)
    4/17/2021
  • Christiane Harris
  • UX Career Track
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Awesome mentorship, decent curriculum, hands-on learning"

Pros: It was very helpful to learn skills hands-on by starting the capstone project so early in the course, then slowly working on it for a couple months as each skill is learned. My mentor was particularly amazing (gave thoughtful, expert, challenging,... Read More

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    4/17/2021
  • Jimmy Ma
  • UI/UX Design Career Track
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Great Course!"

Springboard was definitely a great way to equip me with the necessary knowledge and tools to pivot my career to UX design. The curriculum is a good combination of articles and videos. These resources paired with a mentor really help me through the course.... Read More

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    4/16/2021
  • Anna Poruks | UX Designer
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Thankful for a solid foundation in UX!"

Springboard's UI/UX Career Track program was the perfect solution for a career changer like myself! The curriculum was very in-depth and easy to follow without being overwhelming. I also really liked the UI exercises sprinkled throughout the course to... Read More

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    4/15/2021
  • Benjamin Wooten | Product Designer
  • UI/UX Design Career Track
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Fantastic Course, Legitimate!"

Springboard offered me a much more intensive and personalized experience than other Bootcamps offer. I had a wonderful mentor relationship, and an overtly helpful career coach throughout. The curriculum will teach you about the design process, and the... Read More

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    4/14/2021
  • Anonymous
  • Data Science Career Track Prep
  • Graduated: 2019

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"A great prep course!"

Was a really thorough prep course, and definitely prepared me for the data science track. The only draw back was I wanted to spend more time doing the optional activities than the mandatory ones, and I kept ending up down a rabbit hole researching things!... Read More

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    4/13/2021
  • Jason McGinty | Android Developer
  • Software Engineering Career Track
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Great program for self-motivated individuals"

The biggest pro for me was the self-paced, very independent curriculum. I was working full time when I started the program, so it was nice to be able to work through the curriculum at my own pace rather than having a set schedule. Weekly calls with a... Read More

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    4/12/2021
  • Allen Wang
  • Data Science Career Track
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Great Resources"

The curriculum is as expected but what surprised me about the course is the amount of knowledgeable peers and basically unlimited access to peer and mentor resources. Career coaches are also super helpful and guide you in every step along the way of your... Read More

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    4/12/2021
  • Erin Gjefle | Student
  • UI/UX Design Career Track
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Overall a good program for new designers"

I enjoyed this course, and would recommend it with two big pieces of advice. Make sure you are self disciplined and that you manage your time well. The course has a lot of really informative and inspiring content, but you won't get the full benefit of... Read More

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    4/11/2021
  • Mohammad KA (Casey) Khan | Technical Product Manager
  • Data Science Career Track
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Wonderful way to learn data science"

I wanted to learn data science so I could better manage product using different ML algorithms. The hands on approach gave me good insights into how to approach my product builds. Working with the mentor was the best part because I could discuss real life... Read More

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    4/9/2021
  • Anonymous | Product Designer
  • UI/UX Design Career Track
  • Graduated: 2021

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"A great way to springboard myself into the industry"

After graduating from University, I realized that it was time to switch careers. Yes, I did not enjoy what I was doing in university but it's never too early or late to switch into something I'm passionate about. The pros: The 1:1 mentorship call was... Read More

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Springboard's average rating is 4.68 out of 5.0 based on 891 review(s).

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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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