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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 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.

Courses

Cyber Security Career Track

Cost: $11,900
Duration: 24 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

This Cyber Security Career Track is the first online cyber 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: $8,500
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: $10,900
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: $10,900
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 Data Analytics

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

This course is designed to help students decide if a career in data analytics is right for them. It will also help them decide if Springboard is the right educator for them. The course will introduce students to data analytics fundamentals, including structured thinking processes, Excel foundations, and how to present data-driven insights.

Subjects:
Data Analytics, Excel

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: $10,900
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: $9,900
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

Springboard Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.69/5 (1079 reviews)

Corey W
Designer | Graduated: 2021

10/16/2021

Course
UI/UX Design Career Track

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Job Support

"Personalized."

It’s a love hate thing. I liked moving at my own pace and at times I wish I had class time. The mentors are great. The projects are in depth and the curriculum is not difficult at all. There’s so many resources from articles to videos elaborating on things.... Read More

Kim Baxter
Graduated: 2021

10/16/2021

Course
Data Analytics Career Track

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Job Support

"well rounded curriculum with good support"

The program is intensive and challenging but you get what you put into it. I liked the inclusion of case studies where you really test your skills. A huge plus were the unlimited mentor calls in addition to your main mentor. The community whether it was... Read More

Anonymous
Graduated: 2021

10/15/2021

Course
UI/UX Design Career Track

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Job Support

"Very solid course with in depth projects"

Very much enjoyed my time with Springboard. I think one of the strongest parts of the course were the capstone assignments. Each assignment is an in depth, step by step process that gives the student a real time look into what is required of them in the... Read More

Joyce Wong
Fullstack Developer | Graduated: 2021

10/15/2021

Course
Software Engineering Career Track

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Curriculum

Job Support

"Affordable and at your own pace"

I was attracted to Springboard for the tuition since it was much cheaper compared to other bootcamps while not breaking your wallet. I saved up for the tuition and paid in full. The curriculum is very dense and teaches Python and JS so students get a... Read More

Margi Patel
Graduated: 2021

10/15/2021

Course
UI/UX Design Career Track

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Job Support

"A good course that would be improved."

A comprehensive course, but it will likely take longer than the promoted time. IDP experience was a bit challenging but reflected the real work project limitations and hurdles. My mentor was amazing and helped where the course material left the gaps.

Anonymous
Data Scientist | Graduated: 2021

10/15/2021

Course
Data Science Career Track

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Job Support

"Biggest plus is the mentor support"

I am very satisfied with the overall experience. Shortly after finishing I was able to land a job in Data Science (in Germany- I am German). The material provides a great overview on the topic, though some of it could be improved. The mentor calls were... Read More

JOHN M Glen
UX designer | Graduated: 2021

10/12/2021

Course
UI/UX Design Career Track

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Curriculum

Job Support

"Generally good experience with a few minor issues"

I liked how detailed the curriculum was and how helpful the supporting staff was including my mentor. Most of the information was clear and concise, a few times where students could receive extra help. The main issue I had was with the interviewers they... Read More

Anonymous
UI/UX Designer | Graduated: 2021

10/12/2021

Course
UI/UX Design Career Track

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Curriculum

Job Support

"SpringBoard Success"

First of all, I’d like to start this review by saying I was able to land a job in my field of choice before I completed the program. *I didn’t have much hands on time with career services, but following the career segments in the curriculum proved to... Read More

Jack Winford
Graduated: 2021

10/11/2021

Course
Software Engineering Career Track

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Job Support

"Superb Curriculum, Indispensable Mentoring"

The curriculum covered the full stack of web development with all the most marketable skills and technologies. Not to mention Data Structures and Algorithms, Resume writing, command line and more. The weekly mentor calls are the strongest part of the... Read More

Hava Feder
Software Engineering Student | Graduated: 2021

10/11/2021

Course
Software Engineering Career Track Prep Course

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Curriculum

Job Support

"Engaging, motivating, personable."

My favorite thing about this course was having access to a mentor. My mentor was very patient and helpful and gave me the encouragement I needed to keep pursuing the career track. I also like how we have a community on Slack. The practice questions were... 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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