Our Approach to Online Learning
We have a long standing method for learning technical skills in a online format.
Now more than ever is the time to build valuable tech skills.
Curious about how you’ll learn coding or cybersecurity with us online? Fullstack Academy has nearly a decade of experience running online bootcamps, and we’ve received positive feedback on our current Live Online courses. Our online programs offer the same excellent instruction, classmates and community culture, on-demand technical help, and career success content to help you find a job.
Fullstack Academy is one of the longest-running and most successful coding bootcamps in the nation, with incredible student reviews, years of experience in education, and impressive graduate outcomes.
Now, they bring their hands-on learning approach to USD’s first cyber bootcamp to develop professionals to fight the global epidemic of cybercrime.
While not confined by the physical classroom, our switch to online learning has allowed us to shake up traditional practices, and reorganize our academic structure to be both more efficient and effective. Students may find themselves in virtual lecture halls with dozens of their peers in the morning, while spending a lunchtime review with a learning team of 7-8 of their classmates, and pair programming throughout much of their coursework. We strive to give students a 1:9 student:faculty ratio throughout their learning journey.
All students must have their own laptop (or desktop for 100% online classes). We recommend having 16 GB RAM and ~50-100 GB storage. Netbooks, thin clients and tablets are not permitted. Mac or Windows is fine, but please note that the new Apple M1 processor is not yet fully supported.
In each of our cohorts, we work to build a collaborative culture and community through regular Learning Team Lunches, Mixers, and Community Panels and Events. Students spend significant time working on small group projects or pair programming, and regularly attend Hackathons, Meetups, and other alumni events both during and after the program.