The Shift_Up Part-Time Intensive program is designed for highly-motivated, self-directed learners determined to launch a career in web development.
The program offers an in-person learning community that meets 4x/week with curated learning resources, group and 1:1 coaching, structure & accountability, and career services — at a fraction of the cost of comparable programs.
You're ambitious, resourceful, and smart, but navigating the glut of online resources is still a challenge. You don't want to waste your time. And you'd rather spend the time you have with a physical community of peers and coaches ready to support you.
That's why we provide Part-Time Intensive members with access to a deep bench of professional web developers. Our coaches are dedicated to helping guide you as you teach yourself web development from a curated selection of top resources and learning paths available online. Students in our June 4th cohort will learn using the Udemy Web Developer Bootcamp and freeCodeCamp.
Shift_Up coaches are available on-call, either online or in-person, during all class hours. You will also be matched with a coach to build a 1:1 mentoring relationship through weekly check-ins and goal setting, personalized according to your individual needs and aspirations.
Part-Time Intensive members also gain access to our network of regional and national employer partners. While we don't (yet) guarantee interviews for graduates, we can guarantee that we'll open the door — so your application doesn't get lost in a black box.
Our program meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings, 6:15-9:15pm, and Saturday all day, 9am-5pm, at TechTown Detroit. Students are expected to code a minimum of 1 hour per day outside of class.
Shift_Up classes blend individual, self-paced learning with time for projects and pair programming. Students also undergo personal, professional, and leadership development during a specialized curriculum offered on Saturdays.
Shift_Up students are allowed up to two excused absences and two unexcused absences per month.
Price: $350/month. If you think you're a good fit but the tuition is still out of reach, let us know — financial aid is available.
We also have a referral program: For every new member who joins (and stays) thanks to you, we give both you and your referral 50% off for a month.
Our next cohort launches June 4th. We expect students will be ready for entry-level jobs in 6-9 months, on average, though there is no specific end date to our program, as students progress at their own pace.
The Part-Time Intensive program is selective.
Attend at least one Shift_Up Code Night (required) and complete the HTML & CSS portions of freeCodeCamp (suggested)
Build a basic webpage on GitHub Pages that will serve as the core of your application (required)
After that — or if you already have some background in programming — you can join us at our Code Nights. These relaxed gatherings are ideal for those exploring if coding is for them or those trying to add skills without the need for intensive learning.
You may attend one Code Night per month for free, but if you want to attend weekly, you'll need to upgrade to a membership (not selective), currently on sale for $30/month. Scholarships are available.