CareerFoundry is a coding bootcamp offering online asynchronous courses that give working professionals a convenient opportunity to make a career shift and become a UX designer, UI designer, web developer, or data analyst.

The bootcamp offers introductory and advanced courses, as well as free short courses for beginners that last for 5-6 days.

Mentors and instructors guide students as they progress toward completing projects to build their digital portfolio. Students use a personal dashboard to stay accountable for their assignments and connect with classmates in an online forum.

Before graduating, career specialists help students tailor their brand; if they do not land a job within six months, CareerFoundry refunds their tuition, provided they meet the requirements.

CareerFoundry Overview

Locations: Remote

Technical Disciplines: Data Analytics, Front-End Development, UX/UI Design, Voice User Interface Design, Web Development

Payment Options: Installments, Loans, Upfront

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CareerFoundry Courses

CareerFoundry coding bootcamp offers 11 programs, including introductory courses, advanced courses for designers, and immersive programs that allow students to select a specialty.

Programs include asynchronous assignments, but students frequently communicate with their tutor and mentors through Slack, email, and video chat. CareerFoundry's buddy program also pairs up students.

Online learners can study part time for 15 hours a week, full time for 30 hours, or at a flexible pace of 15-30 hours a week. Programs last 6-36 weeks depending on the subject and intensity.

Students who complete introductory courses can receive a tuition reimbursement toward immersive courses. Prospective students can also complete free UX/UI design, web development, and data analytics courses.

  • Cost: $6,555
  • Learning Format: Online
  • Time Commitment: Full Time, Part Time
  • Length: 20-32 weeks

CareerFoundry's data analytics bootcamp trains students to analyze data. The curriculum covers visual design principles, SQL, and Python. Graduates leave this course with skills and knowledge in querying, exploratory data analysis, machine learning, and data mining. They also complete one data analytics project for their portfolio.

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  • Cost: $1,900
  • Learning Format: Online
  • Time Commitment: Part Time, Self-Paced
  • Length: 8 weeks

Students in this bootcamp spend two months working toward completing a responsive website. The course teaches online learners coding skills using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Learners will also explore using GitHub to house their projects.

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  • Cost: $690
  • Learning Format: Online
  • Time Commitment: Self-Paced
  • Length: 4 weeks

This introductory course in data analysis teaches online learners how to clean, analyze, and visualize data. Students learn how to use Excel to sort and organize datasets. Exercises also train students in using descriptive, predictive, and diagnostic analytical methods.

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  • Cost: $690
  • Learning Format: Online
  • Time Commitment: Self-Paced
  • Length: 4 weeks

CareerFoundry's introductory course in front-end development culminates with students creating a website. To do this, they learn HTML and CSS, and the basics of navigation and responsive web design. Students create new HTML pages and CSS layouts. They also learn how to use Bootstrap's grid system and carousels for photos and videos.

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  • Cost: $690
  • Learning Format: Online
  • Time Commitment: Self-Paced
  • Length: 4 weeks

While enrolled in the intro to UI design course, online learners gain the fundamental visual design skills to create an app design for their portfolio. Lessons cover pixel precision, visual hierarchy, typography, and design principles for user interfaces. Students gain proficiency in programs such as Adobe XD and Sketch.

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  • Cost: $690
  • Learning Format: Online
  • Time Commitment: Self-Paced
  • Length: 4 weeks

Within one month, intro to UX design students gain the essential skills to progress to CareerFoundry's UX immersion bootcamp. This course covers how to do user research, create user personas, analyze information architecture, conduct usability testing, and create wireframes and prototypes.

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  • Cost: 6,555
  • Learning Format: Online
  • Time Commitment: Full Time, Part Time
  • Length: 20-36 weeks

Students enrolled in this UI design bootcamp study user interface design principles and theory, which prepares them to create an interactive prototype for their portfolio. They also learn UX design, mobile app design for iOS and Android, and animation. The program requires students to complete three projects, including a mobile app. Online learners choose from specialties in voice user interface design and front-end development for designers.

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  • Cost: $1,900
  • Learning Format: Online
  • Time Commitment: Part Time, Self-Paced
  • Length: 8 weeks

Online learners complete the UI for UX designers bootcamp with a portfolio project. Students learn how to use responsive layouts and study design principles such as typography, color, and image theory. Students also learn advanced UI design concepts such as interactions and gestures.

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  • Cost: $6,555
  • Learning Format: Online
  • Time Commitment: Full Time, Part Time
  • Length: 6-10 months

Students enrolled in the UX design bootcamp create three projects, learn how to create user flows and personas, and build wireframes and prototypes. This course offers specialities in UI for UX designers, voice user interface design, and front-end development for designers.

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  • Cost: $1,900
  • Learning Format: Online
  • Time Commitment: Part Time, Self-Paced
  • Length: 8 weeks

Online learners complete the voice user interface design course with three projects. This course features two parts: introduction to voice design with Alexa and UX design principles for voice. Students first learn about the history of voice interactions, how Alexa voice interactions work, and how to use Alexa Skills Kit and AWS Lambda. In the last phase of the course, learners create sample dialogues and comprehensive scripts.

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  • Cost: $6,555
  • Learning Format: Online
  • Time Commitment: Full Time, Part Time
  • Length: 16-28 weeks

Online learners enrolled in CareerFoundry's web development bootcamp can become web developers in fewer than seven months. The bootcamp teaches students JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Node.js, and React. Students create a web app for their professional portfolio.

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CareerFoundry Admissions Process

CareerFoundry's admission process begins with a 30-minute phone consultation. During this call, students learn from program advisers about course specifics. Program advisers suggest program plans based on an applicant's tech background and interests.

Programs accept beginners with no tech experience. However, eligible applicants must have basic fluency in written and oral English. Students also need a Mac or PC computer and a stable internet connection.

CareerFoundry Payment Options

CareerFoundry offers multiple payment options to make the tuition more manageable for students.

Upfront

Students have the option to pay upfront and save about 5% for their program.

Installments

CareerFoundry offers a monthly payment plan, where students put down a deposit and pay in installments for about 8-9 months.

Loans

Other payment options include loans offered through Skills Fund, with a 60-month repayment option. Qualifications for a loan depend on a student's credit score.

Students can opt to repay loans while enrolled in the bootcamp or make interest-only payments during the bootcamp and begin repaying the principal three months after graduation. They can also choose a plan that lets them pay nothing at all until three months after they finish their program.

CareerFoundry Student Outcomes

During a program's halfway mark, students communicate with career specialists to design their career plan. If students do not get a job within six months after completing a program, they can qualify for a full tuition refund. However, students must meet qualifications.

Graduates have found jobs at Google, Amazon, Facebook, and PayPal. CareerFoundry reports that its students find a job within 2-10 weeks after graduation, on average, and earn an average salary increase of $13,725. Read more about CareerFoundry bootcamp's student outcomes below.

CareerFoundry Student Outcomes
  • Outcomes From: All Programs
  • Reporting Period: Not Reported

Graduation Rate
Not Reported

Employment Rate
After 180 Days

96%

Median Starting Salary
Not Reported

Frequently Asked Questions About CareerFoundry Coding Bootcamps

What is CareerFoundry?

CareerFoundry is a completely online coding bootcamp founded in 2013 that offers programs in UX/UI design and web development to students around the globe.

Is it hard to get into CareerFoundry?

No. CareerFoundry has classes for beginners and advanced web and software designers. To apply, students need to complete a phone consultation.

Is CareerFoundry worth it?

It can be, depending on your career goals and learning needs. Coding bootcamps offer students the chance to pursue a tech career within months. CareerFoundry also offers a money-back guarantee to students who cannot find a tech job within six months of finishing the program.

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