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HackademIQ represents a new approach in short-term high-intensity coding programs commonly referred to as the “bootcamp” model of delivery. HackademIQ coding and web design programs have been developed for delivery by licensed and accredited educational institutions. They are configured to ensure that the needs of in institution’s employer markets are addressed and the requirements of the institution’s oversight agencies are met. This is a unique approach in comparison to competitive programs and redounds to the benefit of and value to the students.
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How is HackademIQ different?
Most bootcamp providers take one of two approaches to web development bootcamps: sink-or-swim, or the big tent approach.
Sink-or-Swim Coding Bootcamps
In a sink-or-swim model, educators apply a “survival of the fittest” mentality. The curriculum is designed on the premise that only people who are predisposed to look at the world like a coder can be successful as a coder.
These models commonly develop a high-rigor curriculum that requires long stretches in class, with no time between classes to practice what you learned or, more importantly, what you had difficulty with. This can result in a student that is consistently behind and graduates unprepared, if at all..
Big Tent Bootcamps
In a big tent model, the focus turns more to bootcamps as a business and less as a tool to train high-quality full-stack developers. Providers employing this model tend to lower the rigor of the back-end portion of their curriculum substantially and the front-end moderately. More students have the ability to complete these bootcamps, but the majority fail to have the skills employers commonly associate with a full-stack developer.
If the employers don’t think you are a full stack developer, are you really a full-stack developer?
The HackademIQ Approach: A Rising Tide
HackademIQ programs represent an approach that is neither sink-or-swim or big tent. HackademIQ programs provide you with consistent and focused support customized to increase your likelihood of success in a challenging program. Further, HackademIQ programs have been developed to make you workplace-ready by the end of the program.
HackademIQ are carefully constructed coding programs of Academic IQ, LLC, a curriculum development and implementation company. Academic IQ conceived of its HackademIQ suite of programs by recognizing the failure of current bootcamp offerings to meet student and employer needs. Development of the HackademIQ curriculum began by surveying and working with employers to learn what they needed and valued in their developers. It built upon common understandings of full-stack development foundations by adding the skills or repetition that employers identified. The HackademIQ model requires periodic assessment of employer needs to ensure that institutions delivering HackademIQ programs are providing market relevant education.
The curriculum development team that built and continues to maintain the HackademIQ programs includes expert computer science educators and working web development professionals. Academic IQ works collaboratively with individuals at partner institutions in order to ensure that the HackademIQ programs meet the institution’s accreditation standards and other requirements. Lastly, instructors delivering the HackademIQ programs are trained comprehensively by Academic IQ to ensure consistent and effective delivery.
Other than perhaps winning the lottery, nothing life-changing is easy. Becoming a developer is supposed to be difficult. You must take it seriously and be motivated to succeed. However, the programs have been designed to help you succeed as long as you are willing to put in the time and focus to do so.
We call this the “rising tide” model. As long as your boat doesn’t have a hole in it—failure to prepare, failure to attend, failure to practice, failure to avoid texting your friends in class—your boat will rise with the tide!
This bootcamp is designed to:
- Help students who prepare prior to the start of the program by spending time sufficient to familiarize themselves with the basics of coding (contact Hussian College’s program team for more on preparation)
- Show up on time to all classes
- Understand where they need more help and practice
- Use the resources that are built into the program remediate deficiencies and practice the skills taught in class
Understanding that this is a difficult process to follow in an eight-hour a day schedule, Hussian College offers part-time classes to give you time to learn this new language while practicing and maintaining other commitments.
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Take your career path in a new direction - contact us today to learn more about our coding bootcamp programs, powered by HackademIQ, at Hussian College, accredited member, ACCSC.