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Georgia Tech Bootcamp review

Hi, I’m Elle! I work as a product designer at Getaround and as an industry mentor here at Pathrise. I help our fellows land great jobs in product design through technical workshops and 1-on-1s. Check out my review of Georgia Tech Bootcamp.

What does Georgia Tech Bootcamp do?

Georgia Tech Bootcamp offers part-time and full-time courses to aspiring web developers, UX/UI designers, data analysts, and cybersecurity professionals. Usually, the courses meet on campus at Georgia Tech. However, in response to Covid-19, all courses are now offered virtually.

Web dev

The 12-week full-time web development course teaches students the skills they need to launch a career in full stack web development. The course meets Monday-Friday from 10am to 2:30pm EST. On the other hand, the part-time web dev program lasts 24 weeks and meets two weekdays from 6:30pm to 9:30pm and Saturdays from 10am to 2:30pm.

Both curricula prepare students for a full stack web developer role through live lectures, hands-on workshops, and projects. Students learn to build full stack web apps using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, and React.Js. In addition, the curriculum covers responsive design, Heroku, Git, user authentication, MySQL, MongoDB, and more.

Data analytics

The part-time data analytics course lasts 24 weeks and teaches students all the skills they need to land entry level data science jobs. The course meets two weekdays a week from 6:30pm to 9:30pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 2:30pm. Overall, it requires about 10 hours of work per week.

Students learn to analyze and visualize data using Excel, Python, JavaScript, SQL databases, Tableau, and more. They attend lectures, 1-on-1 mentoring sessions, workshops, and more. Plus, students build portfolio projects based on real-world data sets in finance, healthcare, government, and social welfare. These allow them to demonstrate their data analytics skills through projects that matter.

UX/UI design

Students in the 24-week part-time UX/UI design course meet two weekdays a week from 6:30pm to 9:30pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 2:30pm. The course teaches students design principles, HTML/CSS, Adobe, SketchApp, Invision, JavaScript, Bootstrap, Git/GitHub, and much more. Moreover, students prototype and iterate their own designs to produce polished user interfaces, interactions, and user experience projects. Finally, the course culminates in a group project that can be added to their portfolios to help them become a UX designer.

Georgia Tech also offers career services. Students participate in portfolio reviews, resume workshops, networking events, mock interviews, and 1-on-1 career coaching with an expert in their field. 

Who is Georgia Tech Bootcamp for?

People with little to no experience in web development, UX/UI design, cybersecurity, or data analytics who are looking to move into these careers could benefit from Georgia Tech’s bootcamp courses. In addition, the program is especially helpful for people based in Georgia.

What does Georgia Tech Bootcamp cost? How much work is involved?

Tuition for any Georgia Tech bootcamp is $10,000. However, students who register early or pay upfront receive a discount. Similarly, Georgia Tech alumni are eligible for a $500 scholarship towards tuition. Interest-free monthly payment plans are also available.

The admissions process begins with a brief application form or a call to the admissions office. Then, candidates have a behavioral interview over the phone. Finally, select candidates take a critical thinking and problem-solving assessment. No prior coding experience is required.

Ratings and reviews

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Georgia Tech has received fairly positive reviews. The program is rated 4.7/5 stars on Course Report and holds a 3.67/5 star rating on SwitchUp. Graduates praise the program for its fast pace, passionate instructors, and hands-on approach to learning, but some graduates have mixed feelings about their job placement.

On Course Report, one grad appreciated the practical curriculum and hands-on approach to learning. He raved that the “the instructors were all great” and the curriculum featured “real world applications” for all the key concepts. However, he was less impressed by the job placement. He felt “the career advisors could do a little better with students” and would have liked it if they “properly assisted” during the job search. 

Another graduate praised the passionate instructors and the fast paced curriculum, describing the program as “the hardest class I’ve ever taken, but also the most rewarding.” But, he worried about the job search, warning “Career services are very good, but they are not miracle workers.” He only rated job placement 4/5 stars. He explained, “Be prepared to spend a significant amount of time post bootcamp adding to your portfolio and finding ways to get experience that might find you a job.”

The bootcamp holds a perfect 5 star review on ATL Bootcamps. However, graduates on Reddit had mixed feelings about the parent company managing Georgia Tech Bootcamps, Trilogy. One graduate reported that their career services “can only polish you up so much” and that “no one has had anything positive to say about career services.”

Alternatives to Georgia Tech Bootcamp

If you decide not to enroll in Georgia Tech, there are a number of alternative bootcamps and resources that can help aspiring web developers, data analysts, and data scientists.

  • The full-time tech bootcamp Kenzie Academy offers in-person and online courses in software engineering & UX design with front-end engineering. Like Georgia Tech’s bootcamp, Kenzie Academy features a hands-on curriculum with industry mentors. Learn more about Kenzie Academy in our review.
  • One of the most well known bootcamps is General Assembly. They offer full-time, part-time, and 1-day courses on a variety of topics like UX/UI design, data science, software engineering, digital marketing, product management, and more. Read more about General Assembly in our review.
  • Similarly, the popular bootcamp BrainStation offers programs in UX/UI design, web development, data science, marketing, product management, and more.
  • The Menon Labs fellowship helps people learn the skills to become web developers, data scientists, and product managers.
  • Likewise, Flatiron School, Eleven Fifty Academy, GW Bootcamps, and allWomen Academy teach courses on UX design, data analysis, software engineering, and data science
  • Students interested in taking online self-guided or instructor-led product design courses can check out DesignerUp. Learn more about DesignerUp in our review.
  • Aspiring designers can also consider Designlab, a bootcamp that teaches students all the skills needed to launch a career as a UX designer. Read more about Designlab in our review.
  • Similarly, Avocademy is an online program that offer courses in UX design and web development.
  • Metis is a bootcamp with introductory data analytics courses. They feature a project-based curriculum with both on-site and remote options. Learn more about Metis in our review.
  • Likewise, DataCamp, Dataquest, Promotable, 365 Data ScienceDivergence Academy, and Data Science Dojo are also options for current and aspiring data scientists.
  • In the same vein, FourthBrain has part-time, online machine learning courses.
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  • In addition, Coding Dojo can be a good option for those looking to start a career in tech. Like Georgia Tech, their data science courses focus on fundamentals and skills needed to land an entry level data analyst role.
  • The popular bootcamps Lambda School and Thinkful offer courses in data science and software engineering. Students can pay for the program using an income share agreement (ISA).
  • For students seeking lower-cost web development and UX/UI courses, Simplilearn, Learn UX, Treehouse, and Pluralsight could be good options. While these programs may not have as much support as intensive bootcamps like Georgia Tech, they offer thousands of courses to help students launch a career in tech.
  • Students on a budget may also consider Udemy, which has thousands of affordable self-paced video courses on web dev, cybersecurity, data analysis, and much more.
  • Codecademy is one of the most popular coding programs online. They provide free courses on many different programming languages. They also offer membership options ranging from $20 to $40. Learn more about Codecademy in our review.
  • Likewise, UC San Diego Bootcamps, DevPoint Labs, UC Davis Bootcamps, Rutgers Bootcamps, and Clarusway have courses in web dev and data science.
  • Women, GNC people, and trans people can check out CodeOp, which has courses in web dev, data, and product management. Or, consider Kal Academy, which works with women and underrepresented groups on software engineering, web dev, and data.
  • Similarly, the online educational resources Udacity and Springboard offer courses in software engineering, UX design, data analytics, and many other subjects. Learn more about Udacity and Springboard in our reviews.
  • Finally, edX is one of the largest online learning platforms. They have courses from top universities like Harvard and MIT as well as big tech companies like Microsoft. Learn more about edX in our review.

How does Georgia Tech compare to Pathrise?

Georgia Tech Bootcamp offers courses for people interested in starting a career as a web developer, UX/UI designer, cybersecurity professional, or data analyst. While an interest in tech is recommended, most Georgia Tech Bootcamp students start from scratch. Pathrise job-seekers should already have a background in their chosen field to get the most out of the technical curriculum. 

A full service organization, Pathrise works with program fellows at all phases of the job search, including resume and portfolio optimization, cold emailing and reverse recruiting, technical and behavioral interviewing, and negotiation. Our curriculum is tailored to each individual program fellow’s needs..

Our program is flexible. There are only 2-4 hours of group sessions per week and fellows can schedule 1-on-1 sessions when they need support. The Pathrise income share agreement (ISA) means that fellows don’t pay anything until they land a job they love and start working.

Pathrise is a career accelerator that optimizes the job search through 1-on-1 mentorship. If you are interested in working with one of our mentors to ace your interviews and land your dream job, join Pathrise.

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