About UofT SCS Boot Camps
The University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Boot Camps offer a 12-week, full-time and 24-week, part-time web development program, 24-week, part-time programs in data analytics, cybersecurity, financial technology, and UX/UI, and an 18-week,... Read More
The cybersecurity curriculum offers hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity.
The digital marketing curriculum covers highly relevant skills, training you in marketing strategy fundamentals, optimizing campaigns and websites, digital advertising and automation strategy, and more. You will get hands-on experience with tools such as Google Analytics, Facebook Ads Manager, and Wordpress.
The fintech curriculum covers Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Ethereum, blockchain, and more.
Applicants do not need prior experience to enroll, but once admitted, all learners will complete a pre-course tutorial. UofT SCS Boot Camps are designed for working professionals and individuals who are actively pursuing a career change or advancement or looking to gain a new skill set.
Learners benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success through program completion and beyond. Services include portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, high-impact career events, workshops, mock interviews, and one-on-one career coaching. On successful completion, learners will receive a non-credit Certificate of Completion from the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies (the boot camp is not a School of Continuing Studies certificate program) and will have a portfolio of projects demonstrating a working knowledge of web development, data analytics, cybersecurity, digital marketing, financial technology, or UX/UI.
University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Boot Camps are offered in collaboration with Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand.
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UofT SCS Cybersecurity Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time boot camp that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in IT, networking, and modern information security. Throughout the course of 24 intensive weeks, you will get hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity. You will also learn methods, techniques, and best practices for accurately conveying the severity of the risks facing an organization’s security posture.
UofT SCS Digital Marketing Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time digital marketing boot camp that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in marketing strategy, campaign development, digital advertising, and modern tools in site analytics and reporting. Gain experience with in-demand tools and technologies such as Google Ads, Google Analytics, Facebook Ads Manager, Wordpress, and more, while also advancing campaign analysis technical skills.
Get hands-on training and instruction in financial technology and analysis using popular tools and methods including Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Ethereum, and blockchain. Maintain your current schedule by studying the competitive curriculum part-time, and gain access to career services like resume and portfolio reviews, interview training, and 1:1 coaching.
Average Ratings (All Programs)
- Lisa Freedman
- Part-Time, Web Development Boot Camp
- Graduated: 2018
I took this program because I wanted to change up my life and follow my passion for tech. As we were one of the first cohorts there were some bumps early on but once we had a change in Instructors the classes were fantastic. It’s a lot of work and like... Read MoreComment
Amazing, Lisa! We're so glad you chose our boot camp to follow your passion for tech. We're happy to hear we were able to enhance your student experience and that you greatly benefited from additional instructional staff and tutoring sessions. Congratulations... Read More
- Allan Hartigan
- Graduated: 2018
"Excellent course for working professionals. Exactly what I was looking for!"
Basically, you get what you put into it.
From reading some of the negative reviews, I get the feeling these individuals do not understand the industry. There is no specific bootcamp that will make you a master of any language in 6 months. By taking this... Read More
I'm taking the remote course and it is fantastic. My instructor has been coding for 20 years. The career services aspect of the course is very good. Again, you get what you put into it. If you want a computer course with little practical experience I suggest take that course, spend way more money and see how it goes in 4 years.
I recommend this course for anyone with a passion for developing web applications. If you have taken any time learning on your own and found it a little overwhelming, I highly recommend signing up for this course as it will make everything clear and less cloudy for you and you will find your progress accelerating at a rate that will provide you much satisfaction.Comment
Thank you for your review, Allan! We are so happy to hear you are enjoying our live online coding program. You are absolutely right that as we cover a full-stack, topics are introduced at a higher level in-class and participants need to dedicate extra... Read More
- Part-Time, Web Development Boot Camp
- Graduated: 2018
"Great investment - Just do it!"
Hello Course Seeker!
I am currently enrolled in the UofT program. Unlike some of the anonymous posters on this board, my overall experiences-to-date have been rather positive. Sure, there are little hiccups here and there. However, one has to keep in mind... Read More
I love online courses myself, and have used them to supplement my learning... ...BUT! online courses (including those that may offer real-time chat instruction) cannot replicate the in-person classroom atmosphere that is key to learning. After all, isn't this the reason why you are reading this?
If you are looking for the PERFECT program, you will be looking and procrastinating for a long, long time.... ....because there is no perfect program. Programming itself is an ever-evolving discipine that demands a flexible and solutions-driven mindset. The old adage applies here: "If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem".
The problems/issues that have been noted by previous posters are relatively minor in nature. I say "minor in nature" because problems/challenges are what drive the real learning experience and growth. The positive experiences far outweigh the negative ones. I would much rather learn from my mistakes (and the mistakes of others) in a safe learning environment, as opposed to making the same mistakes in a live job setting.
Here are a few of my takeways for your consideration:
1. Mistakes can and will occur with any learning institution. As for myself, my concerns have always been addressed in a timely manner. The most important thing from my point of view is that the individuals who deliver this learning program own up to the issues identified, and make good on them. In other words, they do their best to rectify the issue at hand and improve the program for those who follow. They have a structured quality assurance program in place to address/prevent issues, AND the resources to fix problem areas. Does the program you are considering have a QA program in place? -- What if one or more of the key instructors in your program are no longer able to teach? Can alternates be set up quickly? ....
2. Do your homework before signing up for the program. If you are undisciplined with your time, a procrastinator, or someone who wants everything served up on a silver platter, then this is not the program for you. You will need to make some sacrifices if you want your dream to come true.
3. Many folks in this program have demanding careers and mouths to feed -- time is money. This program delivers a good balance of formal lecture material, group exercises, and self-driven learning. Team/pair programming is nice -- however, unless you have a lot of extra time on your hands, your time is probably better invested in reviewing the course material taught and supplementing your knowledge with perspectives from other sources (e.g. online courses).
4. The curriculum is comprehensive, market relevant, and the exercises are well-documented (e.g. there is a GitLab repository that you can pull from and review prior to the next lecture, videos, etc.). This is a battle-tested program with more material and support than you can shake a fist at -- Trilogy is not a small organization -- in fact, I am glad that they are the ones managing the program instead of UofT. The instructors will not and cannot possibly cover every aspect of the course material provided -- there simply are not enough hours in the day to do this. One can only learn so fast, even with full-time immersion learning. I view the program as a curated guided tour. How much you learn, how far you go, and the quality of the experiences is up to you. These factors are entirely within your control.
5. You get out of the program what you put into it. If self-paced learning is your cup of tea, then online course programming may be better for you. However, if your learning style is more structured with deadlines to keep you honest, then a program like this is a no-brainer. If you don't feel at least a wee bit uncomfortable with the pace or overwhelmed with the material, then you aren't pushing yourself hard enough.
6. Do your due diligence and read the fine print. Contracts are not always bad, as they confirm each party's obligations/responsibilities. If you are considering signing up for a program that does not have a contract in place, how do you know what you are getting into? If you didn't actually read the contract before signing up for the program, and now have "buyer's remorse", you will be in for a big surprise when your computer program doesn't work because you missed a "semi-colon" or forgot to use brackets.
This is a premium product with moderate pricing. In fact, I think this program is worth more than $10k. You are not paying for couches, coffee stations, and unnecessary frills.
7. This program will not get you a computer science degree. If this is what you are expecting, then enroll in one or take the MIT open lecture series to learn more. Future employers may ask you where you got your training from, but I highly doubt if even a small percentage of them will ask you to yank out a certificate or proof of completion. Your personal portfolio and your ability to articulate solutions to real-world problems will tell all.
8. If you have concerns about this program not being "tax deductible", here is a simple solution: (1) Think like an entrepreneur and set-up your own company during the course; (2) Challenge yourself to build a revenue-generating commercial product before the end of the program. You will soon discover that $10k is really not that big a deal. Worst-case scenario, you deduct the tuition and tax expenditures against your company, and carry them foward to use in a future year.
9. The program I am currently in has three co-horts. To me, this means that I have access to three times the instructors (the Saturday classes are taught on a rotating-basis), three times the number of colleagues to learn from, and three times the number of TAs that I can learn from. Given the diversity of students and teaching talent, it would be my own fault if I do not engage others to maximize my learning experience during my time here.
10. Not all instructors are created alike, and learning is a two-way street. If you have concerns/issues with your instructor (or substitute with "boss" in a workplace settting), it is your responsibility to help them grow. Give people a chance to learn/improve, and you will be forever grateful when you yourself become an instructor or boss one day (i.e. when you are at the other end of the stick).
11. With regards to job assistance, the program has many resources to prepare you for future prospecting. However, no teaching institution or individual will deliver a job with a six-figure salary to you just because you think it. Putting too much emphasis on an institution's ability to hunt down job leads for you can be crippling on the mind.
12. Bottom line: This is a very respectable program and I would not hesitate to enroll in it again. If you are highly motivated, self-disciplined, and driven to learn and apply the material, you will go far with this experience. I am getting great value for my money. You really can't go wrong with this program -- action is better than no action. Just do it!
Hope this helps!
Thank you so much for your review, Andy! We are happy to hear your current overall experience has been so positive and that you have truly enjoyed the in-person, real-time environment with your classmates and our instructional staff. Thank you for providing... Read More
- Part-Time, Web Development Boot Camp
- Graduated: 2018
"Great Course - Contrary to all other reviews"
I am currently enrolled in this course and I have gone through all the reviews and there needs to be a major point mentioned.
That is that there are 3 different classes, One of which doesn't meet with the other two classes on Saturdays and I feel that... Read More
My class is very exciting, our instructor is very high energy and very knowledgeable. Just like every University and College not all instructors have formal teach backgrounds they come from the industry which our instructor does.
It's Only been half way through the course and I have definitely learned a lot from my time here so far and look forward to learning even more. The overall impression is that by the time I finish this course I will have the skill set needed to peruse my career goal of becoming a developer.
DON'T write off the course because there are some disgruntled students who by all means need UofT to sort out there class. It's the first year of the course and there are definitely kinks that need to be worked out. All Boot Camps like this are very instructor driven and sometimes it's luck of the draw. You get out what you put in to the course.Comment
Thank you for your review, Anonymous. We are glad to hear you're finding your class exciting and are enjoying your instructor. Like you mentioned, we hire professionals in lieu of traditional professors to best stimulate real-world working environments... Read More
As technology is ever-changing, we strive to expose participants to the latest tools and languages used in today’s workforce, continually updating our curriculum to remain competitive. The in-classroom experience is designed to be immersive and equip learners with the necessary web development foundation to prepare them to continue learning new languages on their own, even after the program ends, so it’s great we’ve provided this and more. If you put in the hard work and additional outside of class to study, you can be successful.
We understand this course can be challenging, so we commend you for all the commitment you’ve dedicated thus far! We look forward to helping you through the completion of this program and hearing your updated feedback. - The Team at UofT SCS Coding Boot Camp
- Part-Time, Web Development Boot Camp
- Graduated: 2018
I attended this part-time in person bootcamp for a week before asking for a refund. If you are in Toronto and considering a bootcamp please KEEP LOOKING...I feel that there are many better coding bootcamps both in Toronto and online that you don't need... Read More
First of all, as other reviewers have stated, the classroom is cramped, uncomfortable and there is a surprising lack of outlets for a class which is solely based on the use of computers. On our first class, one of the few outlets wasn't functional and I expected it to be fixed promptly,however; by the second class, it was still broken along with another outlet. I know that for some this might not be a big issue, but for me it showed a lack of professionalism and coordination between UofT and Trilogy to fix the problem.
Furthermore, I found the material disorganized and for the first week the instructor, the TAs and the online calendar could not give a clear answer to when a particular homework was due. The instructor was confused by the slides which are not tailored to each cohort, but are rather standardized. I found there was a lack of curated study materials besides the slide shows and we were given many free links to study from without some direction to how deep one should go into each subject to keep up with the bootcamp. For those curious, three cohorts are being ran concurrently with about 25-30 students each( Idk exact numbers)- saturday classes are comprised of all three cohorts together with one instructor and 6 TAs.
In terms of support personnel, I was promptly assisted and my refund processed fast.If you want to give the bootcamp a try, BEWARE that you can request a refund within 7 days of the start of the course. However,they will keep $1000 which is the non-refundable portion of the deposit. Also, after the 7 days you are liable to pay for the whole program cost even if you decide to drop out at a later date.
Yup... I just lost $1000, but the prospect of having to pay the remaining $9500 + tax for what i saw in the first week sounded even worst...Comment
Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review, we really appreciate you sharing your personal feedback.
We regret your learning experience during the first week of our program did not meet your expectations. As you noted, the University... Read More
We understand the first week of the program’s course material and instructional staff may not have been as structured as you expected, and we regret you were unable to stay in the program and experience the full scope of our curriculum. Our program prides itself on teaching participants how to learn, providing a strong foundational skill set learners can use to master additional programming languages post-graduation. We strive to provide strong and supportive guidance throughout the entirety of our program and regret to hear our team members were unable to impart this during your initial days. We do our best to vet our instructors extensively, hiring practitioners with a minimum of three years of active experience in the tech field and a demonstrated passion for coding. We take participant feedback about our program, instructors, and TAs most seriously, measuring success based on individual feedback, board input, video audits during teaching, and classroom assessments. We have recently updated our course materials to include a weekly summary of relevant external links outlining additional support, homework assignments, in-class exercises, and any other pertinent information participants might need for the week ahead. We are constantly working on improving our program as a whole, and feedback like yours truly helps us to do that.
Our refund policy, as well as the enrollment agreement you signed when you paid your deposit, does note that $1,000 of the deposit is not refundable. While we never want our learners to drop from the program, we are transparent about the nonrefundable part of the deposit so that learners are aware of how a refund would be processed if they choose to drop. By making clear the non-refundable portion of the deposit at the time of enrollment, we also ensure that learners reserving a seat feel confident in their decision to enroll. This is important since that seat will not be available to any other learner interested in the program.
We’d love to hear from you directly to discuss your concerns further. If you would like, please reach out to me at (647) 245-1020. -Christina Pearsall, UofT SCS Coding Boot Camp
UofT SCS Boot Camps's average rating is 4.2 out of 5.0 based on 5 review(s).
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