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Hit Start on a New Career, Without Pressing Pause on Your Life: Introducing GA’s New Part-Time Software Engineering Bootcamp

General Assembly
March 4, 2024
Introducing GA’s New Part-Time Software Engineering Bootcamp

Thinking about switching to a tech career? Now’s a great time. Even amidst all the changes happening in the workforce, the demand for tech-skilled workers is still booming. In fact, 26% of tech recruiters anticipate having a higher recruiting budget in 2024.

There’s just one snag — you’ve already got a full plate. Maybe you’re currently working a full-time job. Or you’ve got young kids at home. Or perhaps you’re busy looking after your own parents. Bottom line: you have responsibilities to tend to and can’t drop everything to go back to school full-time. 

We get it — and you’re not alone. That’s why we’re launching a new Software Engineering Part Time Bootcamp that allows lifelong learners to pick up essential tech skills while tending to a full-time job and other responsibilities. 

Let’s take a moment to unpack the first of multiple part-time programs soon to come so you can decide whether it’s the right fit.

How It Works — and What You’ll Learn

First off, GA’s Software Engineering Part-Time Bootcamp is built from the same curriculum that’s already accelerated career mobility for tens of thousands of learners worldwide. The only difference is that you can now digest the material in smaller, more flexible chunks. The program lasts 32 weeks and requires only six hours a week of live lectures — with the option to access an additional 10 hours of support if you need it.   

In other words, you can fit tech training around your own schedule. Fast-forward eight months, and you’ll have experienced the same engaging lectures and market-aligned curriculum of a full-time General Assembly bootcamp — with the benefit of being able to dictate your own practice time for hands-on labs and projects. 

During this time, you’ll dive deep into a comprehensive curriculum that teaches fundamental tech skills and programming languages for both front-end and back-end development, giving you the chops to build full-stack web applications. Along the way, you’ll develop four capstone projects, each showcasing a different tech stack — and coming together to form one killer portfolio.

In addition, you’ll learn how to enhance your value as a tech pro by leveraging GenAI in your coding work. We cover how to use large language models like ChatGPT to do everything from boost productivity to debug code. Fundamentals include writing good prompts and how to use generative AI tools ethically and responsibly.

All of this learning acceleration is achieved with the same community-driven, expert-led experience that’s core to our approach. You can get the full download on what you’ll learn in our Software Engineering Part-Time Bootcamp here.

Part-Time or Full-Time: Which One Is Right For You?

Now that you’re excited about the big ideas, let’s take a closer look at what separates our full-time program from this new part-time offering. 

Part-Time Software Engineering BootcampFull-Time Software Engineering Bootcamp
Live Instructor-Led LecturesGet in-person instruction twice a week during the evenings. Get in-person instruction daily in the mornings and afternoon.
PracticeWork through weekly practice labs in between lectures, collaborate with peers, and access support as needed through optional Zoom sessions on weekday evenings or weekends. 
Work through weekly practice labs after lessons each day, collaborate with peers, and access daily Zoom support sessions as needed.
1:1 SupportGet personalized support for questions on lessons, problems, or projects when needed.Get personalized support for questions on lessons, problems, or projects when needed.
ScheduleBetween each unit, enjoy a break week to catch up on what you’ve learned. Develop your skills across a robust, continuous 12-week schedule.
PresentationsCommit one Saturday at the end of each unit for project presentations.Present ongoing projects during your regular weekday schedule.

As you can see, both options contain all the ingredients of a premium General Assembly offering. Neither is better than the other. It just comes down to whether you want to dive in full-time — or learn part-time before you leap to your next career adventure. Either way, you can get a deeper look at our Software Engineering Bootcamp here.

Why GA is the Smart Choice

There’s a reason top companies like Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Meta hire General Assembly graduates more than any other bootcamp in the U.S. It’s because the tools and skills you learn mirror what employers are looking for in the real world — and you develop vital know-how with a powerful combination of expert-led instruction and project-based learning that builds your confidence and soft skills right alongside your technical abilities.

Whether part-time or full-time bootcamp, you’ll grow your skills and portfolio in the presence of a supportive community that’s learning in tandem with you. And when it’s time to enter the job market, we provide invaluable interview coaching, post-graduation support, and access to our vast employer partner network. 

From your first day in class to your first day in your new role, we’re with you every step of the way.

Take the Next Step Toward Tech Career Success 

There’s no time like the present to break into a software engineering career — and with our new part-time offering, it’s easier and more flexible than ever.

Get more info or pick your start date here.

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