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The Software Guild

Courses: .NET Web Developer Bootcamp, Java Web Developer Bootcamp, ONLINE .NET Web Developer Badge Program, ONLINE Java Web Developer Badge Program

Locations

Online

About The Software Guild

The Software Guild is an online, fast-paced apprenticeship program. Choose from a full-time, 12-week bootcamp, or part-time online badge program, to learn either .NET/C# or Java. These two stacks are stable, proven, and in the highest demand in the enterprise.... Read More

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Job Outcomes

$55,000
Average in-field starting salary
63%
Employment rate in-field
48%
On-time graduation rate
Employment Breakdown
Employed in Paid in-field positions 63%
Full-Time Employee 63%
Full-Time Apprenticeship, Internship or Contact Position 0%
Hired by school in-field 0%
Employed in other positions 0%
Started a new company or venture after graduation 0%
Short-term contract or part-time position 0%
Not Employed 17%
Unemployed and still seeking a job 17%
Unemployed and not seeking a job 6%
Non-reporting 13%

This bootcamp uses the CIRR methodology. All CIRR members use a standardized, one-page format. To ensure complete accuracy, CIRR reports account for each enrolled student. You can compare outcomes with other CIRR members side-by-side. Learn more about CIRR.

Courses

.NET Web Developer Bootcamp

  • Cost: $10,000
  • Duration: 12 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

During a 12-week synchronous bootcamp, you’ll learn the principles of object-oriented programming, how to use Visual Studio IDE, debugging techniques, interface design principles, the basics of unit testing, and how to work with classes and members. You’ll even finish up with mock interviews and career preparation sessions.

This course is designed to teach the foundations of object oriented programming techniques in the C# language with special attention to practical application in corporate environments.

Skills, tools, and technologies explored include Unit Testing, Data and Class Modeling, SQL Server, ASP.NET MVC, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Visual Studio, and more!

Java Web Developer Bootcamp

  • Cost: $10,000
  • Duration: 12 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Gain the skills you need for junior-level developer roles with The Software Guild. During a 12-week synchronous bootcamp, you’ll learn object-oriented programming principles, error handling and debugging techniques, interface design principles and how to use the NetBeans IDE. You’ll also work with database-driven web applications, unit testing, and servlets and JSPs. You’ll finish the course with interview and career preparation.

This course is designed to teach the foundations of object-oriented programming techniques in the Java language with special attention to practical application in corporate environments.

Skills, tools, and technologies explored include Unit Testing, Data and Class Modeling,
Servlets, Spring, MySQL, JDBC, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, NetBeans, and more!

ONLINE .NET Web Developer Badge Program

  • Cost: $10,000
  • Duration: 40 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Through a program of four individual badges, you’ll learn the principles of object-oriented programming, how to use Visual Studio IDE, debugging techniques, interface design principles, the basics of unit testing, and how to work with classes and members. You’ll even finish up with mock interviews and career preparation sessions. This badge program is designed to teach the foundations of object-oriented programming techniques in the C# language with special attention to practical application in corporate environments. You can obtain all four badges in as fast as 10
months or take a brief break between badges. This flexible schedule helps you keep your job while you learn to code.

Skills, tools, and technologies explored include Unit Testing, Data and Class Modeling, SQL Server, ASP.NET MVC, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Visual Studio, and more!

Subjects: .NET

ONLINE Java Web Developer Badge Program

  • Cost: $10,000
  • Duration: 40 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Gain the skills you need for junior-level developer roles with The Software Guild. Through a program of four individual badges, you’ll learn object-oriented programming principles, error handling and debugging techniques, interface design principles and how to use the NetBeans IDE. You’ll also work with database-driven web applications, unit testing, and servlets and JSPs. In the 4th badge, you’ll finish the program with interview and career preparation. This course is designed to teach the foundations of object-oriented programming techniques in the Java language with special attention to practical application in corporate environments. You can obtain all four badges in as fast as 10 months or take a brief break between badges. This flexible schedule helps you keep your job while you learn to code. Skills, tools, and technologies explored include Unit Testing, Data and Class Modeling, Servlets, Spring, MySQL, JDBC, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, NetBeans, and more!

Subjects: Java

The Software Guild Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.72/5

(101 reviews)
    9/25/2019
  • Chris Allen
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Intense & tremendously difficult, but worth it."

I come from a background in many different areas. The most recent being ministry. I had a 4 year degree in math and about a year of self-taught experience as I was beginning the Louisville Software Guild .NET/C# Bootcamp. I quickly exhausted all that... Read More

The only negative thing I could say about my time with the Software Guild was that my .NET/C# professor was pretty terrible, but he's since moved on from the Software Guild. All the other staff is phenomenal though!

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    7/22/2019
  • Matt B. | Tech Engineer
  • Java Web Developer Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2018

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"You can completely turn around and change your life if you are willing to sacrifice and do the work."

Before joining The Software Guild, I was a warehouse worker with a 4 year degree I couldn't do much with. I wasn't happy in terms of career and wanted much more. I wanted a rewarding challenge. Joining this apprenticeship was one of the best experiences... Read More

The staff is fantastic and the instructors are legitimate masters at what they do, they all have the background to prove it. My instructor never gave up on me. She was extremely supportive, patient, and explained the complex depth of full stack web development in a way I could digest. She was absolutely amazing! If you plan on joining The Software Guild, be prepared to put in some hours. However, DON'T GIVE UP!!! When all is said and done, you'll be a completely different person, living a completely different life, in a much better way.

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    5/29/2019
  • Stanley | Frontend Developer
  • Java Web Developer Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2017

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"Great Education"

Background: I attended UofL Computer Engineering program for a year before dropping out in favor of this bootcamp. In 3 months I learned more than I probably would have staying all 4 years at university writing tic-tac-toe applications.

Coursework: Having... Read More

Post Graduation: I have been working as a developer full time for nearly two years now and continue to use techniques that I learned while studying at the Software Guild. This program has been incredibly useful propelling my career and the community is great even after graduating -- I still talk with friends I made in the program regularly and sometimes go back for Wednesday night board games.

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    5/20/2019
  • Chris Logsdon
  • Java Web Developer Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Strong"

As soon as I had read an article in Louisville Business First, I thought I should look into programming as a career, and specifically, The Software Guild. The instructors were excellent. They had solid credentials and knew what they were doing and they... Read More

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    5/15/2019
  • Anonymous | Software Developer
  • .NET Web Developer Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Intensive experience that is totally worth the investment"

An intensive program that prepared me to land my first role as a software developer a week after graduating. While attending, l spent 50-70 hours a week learning to think like a developer. The time commitment may seem like a lot, but the twelve weeks... Read More

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    5/12/2019
  • Bob McCarthy | Software Developer
  • .NET Web Developer Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2018

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"The software guild"

Definitely the best money I have ever spent in my tech career. The instructors are nice, know what they're talking about, and care about getting you work. The guys who work behind the scenes are just as dedicated, it took me almost 6 months to get my... Read More

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    5/11/2019
  • Ashley S. | IT Specialist
  • Java Web Developer Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Rigorous but worth it"

After deciding to change careers to become a software developer, I chose The Software Guild out of my other options because I could attend the course in person, it had a great reputation, and according to the graduate report, the placement rate for graduates... Read More

The Java course was taught by an amazing teacher who graduated from MIT and has worked at Microsoft, but she made the work fun and enjoyable. I got a grounding in the principles of object oriented programming, model-view-controller architecture, and the tech stack included Java 8, Maven, and Spring MVC for the first half of the course. The second half introduces SQL databases and Spring Boot to focus on creating data-driven web applications. The pace was consistently fast and I pretty much didn't have a social life over the 12 weeks of the camp, but it was well worth it.

During the second half of the course, I was given career coaching to get me ready for the job hunt after graduating, everything from working with recruiters to how to interview. The Guild also had 2 interview days, one with recruiters, and the other with actual local businesses with job openings. The speed interviews led to a couple of second interviews, and an offer within 2 weeks of graduating. In my current job, I have a deep appreciation for how the coursework prepared me for Java programming and that the pace from the camp has also made it easier for me to learn and adapt to the projects quickly. Overall, I can't recommend the Guild enough for anyone considering becoming a software developer.

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    5/9/2019
  • Anonymous | Software Developer
  • .NET Web Developer Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2017

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"Excellent Preparation for Real World"

I can only consider my experience at the Software Guild as the best career decision I have ever made. Because of the skills I learned at the Guild I have been able to excel in an incredibly challenging, lucrative, and fulfilling career. You are thrown... Read More

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    5/9/2019
  • Thomas Graves | Jr Software Developer
  • Java Web Developer Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Great course for new developers"

I had some previous coding experience through school but didn't want to pursue a bachelors so I decided to try the Software Guild out. I had a newer instructor so the first few days were a little rough around the edges but by the end of the program everyone... Read More

They really do help you with finding a job, resume reviews, networking, interviews, etc. Basically the entire part after completion of the program. I found a job after about a month and the job market was slowing down when I was applying because of the holidays. (Nov - December)

I highly recommend checking the guild out if you are interested in a tech career. Also, you should probably research your job market when deciding which language to learn but it's not a big deal because they give you access to the other course at the end of the program. I learned Java but my job uses .NET/C#

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    5/7/2019
  • Keller Martin | Software Engineer
  • Java Web Developer Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Life Changing Decision"

I decided on doing the Software Guild after almost a year of casually teaching myself to code. Spending 3 months dedicated to learning a new trade with a cohort of motivated colleagues was the best career decision I've ever made. The work was hard, but... Read More

I was able to double my salary and enter a new career as a software engineer in 3 months, all thanks to the instructors, employment team, and my classmates at the Software Guild. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

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The Software Guild's average rating is 4.72 out of 5.0 based on 101 review(s).

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