General Assembly is one of the most prominent in person bootcamps in the Seattle area. Located only four blocks from the Pacific Ocean, you might even be able to go outside during your lunch break and smell the sea salt from there! General Assembly’s mission is to create a global community of individuals empowered to pursue work they love. They’re already making good on this promise as they have national and international campuses, as well as a thriving online curriculum. General Assembly has been one of the biggest players in the coding bootcamp industry for some time. So, it should come as no surprise that the institution is well conditioned and churning out grads faster than ever before.
General Assembly is a major player in coding education. They have four full time in person courses at the Seattle campus that include Software Engineering, Software Engineering Flex, Data Science, and User Experience Design. While syllabuses vary greatly per program, you can expect training in technical foundations and prominent industry programming languages. Additionally, General Assembly places a huge focus on career preparation with specific days of the week being allocated to career research and portfolio building. For part time, the curriculum varies greatly based on your desired course. Part time courses include: product management, front end web development, react development, python programming, visual design, and data analytics. General Assembly also offers a variety of on demand learning paths. These programs offer a flexible alternative to a traditional bootcamp by letting students learn at their own pace. In addition to the above resources, General Assembly routinely offers free workshops and seminars to engage the coding community.
All of the full time immersions run for 10-12 weeks while the part time courses running 8-10 weeks. Full time online courses are in session Monday-Friday from 10:00am-6:00pm while the in person full time sessions run Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm. All times vary by location. Schedules for part time programs vary greatly per course but usually take place for 2-3 hours during the evenings on weekdays.
General Assembly places a huge standard on their job placement program. More than 40,000 coders have graduated through General Assembly’s programs. General Assembly has over 10,000 hiring partners with companies across the globe. General assembly also has access to A-List tech talent including seminars with Richard Branson and Tim Ferriss. Graduates of General Assembly have gone on to work at prominent companies such as Google, IBM, American Express, and Microsoft.
Because General Assembly has so many programs, it’s important to note that their prices vary greatly. General Assembly offers a variety of full time courses both online and in person. These courses range from about $14,000 to $16,000. However, if you’re able to pay the full cost of the bootcamp upfront, you’ll receive a $500 discount. There are also several part time courses offered at select locations. Most part time courses cost $4,000 with a $300 credit being applied if you are able to cover the entire cost of the program upfront. As far as payment is concerned, General Assembly offers a few different options. First, is the ISA or Income Share Agreement. General Assembly offers an ISA that covers the full cost of tuition in exchange for 10% of the student’s future salary to be paid out over 24 months. The income threshold for repayment starts at $40,000. General Assembly also partners with lenders Climb and Meritize to offer financing for as low as $450 a month. General Assembly also has their own in house installments plan which allows tuition to be paid in three separate payments. General Assembly is also a partner of the GI Bill and offers many scholarship opportunities for women and underrepresented communities in tech.
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