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Do you have what it takes?

Our Students


Our students come from all backgrounds and walks of life. Neuroscientists, accountants, teachers, and musicians have all come through our doors. At Lighthouse Labs, we're looking for a rare breed: someone who seeks an opportunity for extraordinary growth and is ready to thrive in an intense learning environment.

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Above all we look for:

In case it wasn't clear:

No previous coding education or experience is required to attend Lighthouse Labs.

Admissions Process.

Our students put their trust in us, so we hold ourselves to the highest standards to ensure that everyone coming into our program is set up for success.

  • Lighthouse Labs apply online

    Apply online

    A short 5-10 minute application for you to introduce yourself, including your education and coding experience, plus your super power. You know, the important details that will help us get to know you. New cohorts fill up on a rolling basis so make sure to submit your application as soon as possible!

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    Interview

    You can book in for your group interview during the application process, otherwise you will be emailed with a link to book it in later. We want to meet you, get to know you better and talk all about bootcamp. This is also your opportunity to ask us anything and potentially to meet some of your future classmates!

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    Logic and Technical Assessments

    After the group interview, successful candidates will be sent over instructions to take our logic test and materials to prepare for and take the technical assessment. You do not need to have prior experience in coding or data science to perform well on these tests. These are both multiple-choice and done online on your own time within a 2-week period of your group interview.

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    Prep Modules

    The first step to becoming a developer is laying your foundation with our Prep Modules. The 70 hours you'll spend on completing prep will introduce the basic technologies you'll use throughout bootcamp, including: HTML, CSS, Ruby, JavaScript, and git. You are required to complete the Prep Modules before your first day of bootcamp.

Key Dates.

Once you are accepted into a cohort, your place in the program will only be reserved once we have received your deposit. Deposits can be paid by credit card, and we are able to accept wire transfers for the remainder of your tuition. Your tuition is due 2 weeks before your start date.

  • When to Apply


    6-10 weeks before your intended start date.

    For bootcamp, we recommend you apply 6-10 weeks before your desired start date as our cohorts start on a rolling basis. The more time you have for prep and stretch goals, the better!

  • Bootcamp


    Length: 12 weeks on-site

    The mandatory 70hr prep modules must be completed at least one week before the start of on-site Bootcamp.

  • Demo Day


    Final Week

    Present your final project to the masses!
    View past projects page here

Financing.

There are many ways a student can finance their tuition, including bank loans or a line of credit. If you have a good credit rating, they may be able to offer you a lower interest rate.

Some students are successful in applying for grants or bursaries to attend our programs and we recommend you research what is available in your area! We are designated through PTIB in British Columbia and registered as a PCC in Ontario and Alberta which qualifies some provincial funding pots.

Download our complete guide on how to fund your education.

COVID-19 SUPPORT: $1M IN SCHOLARSHIPS

Lighthouse recognizes the challenges we are facing and wants to respond by supporting our community. After receiving the strong demand for our initial $500,000 scholarship (announced March 2020), we have decided to release an additional $500,000 to support students in need.

If you’re facing financial uncertainty or are out of school as a result of COVID-19, apply now for this special scholarship.

Emergency support

Connect with our Alumni

Find out what training with Lighthouse Labs is really like by connecting with those who know best. Leave your message and one of our alumni will follow up with you as soon as possible by text or email.

FAQ

  • What’s your admissions process?

    Our students put their trust in us, so we hold ourselves to the highest standards to ensure that everyone coming into our program is set up for success.

    The application process takes 4 steps:

    Apply online: Complete our online application, where you'll introduce yourself and give us an overview of your background. This includes your education, coding experience, plus your super power (you know, the important details that will help us get to know you).

    Group Interview: You can book in for your group interview during the application process, otherwise you will be emailed with a link to book it in later. We want to meet you, get to know you better and talk all about bootcamp. This is also your opportunity to ask us anything and potentially to meet some of your future classmates!

    Logic and Technical Assessments: After the group interview, successful candidates will be sent over some material to study so they can prepare for our logic and technical assessments. You do not need to have prior experience in coding or data science to perform well on these tests, and we will provide you with all the resources you need to successfully complete them! These are both multiple choice and done online on your own time within a 2-week period of your group interview. Once these assessments are complete, students can be accepted into the program.

    Prep Modules: The 70 hours you’ll spend on the Prep Modules will introduce the basic technologies you’ll use throughout bootcamp. You’re required to complete the Prep Modules in the weeks leading up to your first day on campus. Ask admissions for more information.

  • How much programming experience do I need to take your Bootcamp?

    No formal education is required to being admitted to Lighthouse Labs! While having some coding knowledge always helps, your background does not matter as much as a genuine interest in code or data science and a raw determination to succeed in this challenging environment.

    If you’re interested in our bootcamp but brand new to code or data, our intro courses are a perfect way to figure out if you're ready for a career as a developer or data analyst.

  • Tell me more about these prep modules.

    The prep work is there to help you do the groundwork and prepare for success before Day One of Bootcamp. Each student is required to complete a 70-hr prep module at least one week before starting Bootcamp. The program is really 14 weeks long, as we consider the prep modules to be two weeks of full-time work on top of the 12 weeks of bootcamp. However, you can jump into the Prep Modules as soon as you are confirmed into the program, so we recommend that you use all the extra time to make sure you get through all the prep with plenty of time to spare.

  • What are the admissions criteria?

    Our Admissions Criteria is determined by the province where you attend Bootcamp from:

    Ontario * Minimum age 18+ years or proof of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent * completed an Ontario Superintendent approved qualifying test

    Alberta * Standard Admission: * Proof of Alberta high school graduation (verified by transcript) or equivalent or * Successful completion of the General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.) * Mature Admission: * Minimum age 18+ years and successful completion of Logic Test

    Quebec * Minimum age 18+ years or proof of high school graduation or equivalent

    British Columbia and all remaining provinces * Minimum age 19+ years or proof of high school graduation

  • What is the difference between Lighthouse Labs and other digital skills schools?

    There are many ways Lighthouse Labs is unique. Our niche is delivering digital skills training that's accelerated, personalized, and outcomes-oriented. Everything we do is geared towards finding the best ways to connect students with better careers.

    • We have a rigorous admissions process, and will only admit potential students who we believe are able to thrive in an intensive learning environment.
    • Our curriculums are built by industry professionals to teach industry relevant technologies, and are constantly iterated to stay on top of development trends. We <3 data-driven education.
    • You'll spend 2 hours in lecture a day, and then spend the remainder of your 12+ hour day with hands on keyboard, practicing the skills and concepts you'll need to land a job as a dev or data analyst.
    • We are strong believers in the power of mentorship. At Lighthouse, you'll be supported by a huge community of industry professionals. We keep a 1:8 student to teacher ratio, and our mentors are full-time developers or data analysts who are available in-person throughout the day and on weekends to support your progress through bootcamp.
    • We also do regular testing, and collect daily feedback from our students and communities to constantly improve our student experience. Our community consists of over 500 alumni, mentors, and community partners that help our students stay on the pulse of innovation in the tech ecosphere.
    • We have an experienced Career Services team that is entirely dedicated to connecting with employers and finding our alumni careers, which is how we've been able to achieve over an 93% employment rate for our job-seeking graduates.

    To learn more about our graduate employment rates and how our career services sets us apart, check out our Student Outcomes Report.