Question 1What is the affiliation with StackRoute Learning?
AnswersHilbert College Global, the online division of Hilbert College, is launching new non-degree/non-credit technology programs in partnership with virtual bootcamp provider, StackRoute Learning, Inc. These programs are focused on rapidly growing areas in the technology sector: Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Cloud Systems Administration and Web Development.Click here to see full press release.
Question 2When does the program start?
AnswersCohorts in each of the various virtual program tracks (Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Cloud Systems Administration and Web Development) typically start every quarter. Start dates: Nov 08, 2021, Dec 13, 2021, Jan 17, 2022, Feb 21, 2022, Mar 28, 2022, May 02, 2022
Question 3Can I keep working while studying in the program?
AnswersYes, our virtual programs are designed specifically to address the challenges of individuals who are employed but actively pursuing a career change or advancement in their existing field. The part-time schedule allows you to continue working or pursue other interests, while advancing your skills through your active participation in the program
Question 4How long does the program take to complete?
AnswersStudents are expected to complete the program in 5 months.
Question 5What is the tuition or cost for the program?
AnswersThe cost of the program is $9,500
Question 6Do you provide career planning support?
AnswersYes, we offer students career support and coaching throughout the duration of the program. Students have an opportunity to develop a close working relationship with a career advisor to discuss resume building, job sourcing, interview techniques, salary negotiations and more.
Question 7Do I need to have previous experience in information technology before enrolling in one of the virtual programs?
AnswersNo experience is needed as long as you are determined and eager to learn.
Question 8What criteria do you look for in potential students applying to the program?
AnswersWe believe the main criterion for success in our program is your effort and determination to succeed, as well as time. You will need to be prepared to dedicate the necessary time to the program in order to be successful (typically between 20 -24 hours per week)
Question 9Do I need to possess an undergraduate degree to be eligible for the program?
AnswersNo. You are required to possess a High School Diploma from an accredited institution or a GED, as well as being proficient in spoken and written English.
Question 10How much time should I expect to dedicate to this program?
AnswersOur program requires you to participate in four (4) hours of scheduled/live in-class sessions, three (3) separate days per week (for example, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday live class sessions). Additionally, eight (8) to twelve (12) hours of time out of class is expected to be necessary to complete assignments and prepare for course assessments, for a total expected time commitment of 20 -24 hours per week.
Question 11How are you different from other programs I can join or other locations?
AnswersWhat makes our program different is our extensive relationships with leading global companies that hire information technology professionals. Our decades long relationships with these global leaders provides us with unmatched insight and understanding of the specific skills that these employers are demanding as part of their digital transformation efforts. Working with our partners, we built our programs to embed these mission critical skills and abilities into our programs so that students who successfully complete the program are job ready, day-one, with the skills and abilities that are in high demand in today’s technology-focused workforce.
Question 12Will I need to purchase books?
AnswersNo, all materials will be provided to you in a digital format and accessible online and are included in the tuition/cost of the program.
Question 13Are there any scholarships available?
AnswersStudents who elect to pay their tuition in advance of starting the program are eligible to receive a discount on the published tuition.
Question 14Who are the faculty for the programs?
AnswersOur faculty (Lead Mentors/Instructors) are typically working professionals who are subject matter experts in their field. They are encouraged to bring real-world experience and situations into our classrooms to expose our students to projects and challenges that replicate the experiences you will have as a working professional in the information technology sector. The objective of our faculty and our programs is for you to be job ready on day one of your new career.
Question 15Are the courses available online or in person?
AnswersCourses are available 100% virtually with live online sessions occurring three (3) days per week. You are expected to attend all of the live sessions in the program in order to be successful. In the rare instance where you simply are unable to attend one of the live sessions, we record them and make them available to you after the live session is completed.
Question 16I’m an employer, how can I hire one of your students or become a hiring partner?
AnswersYou can contact one of our Career Services professionals at firstname.lastname@example.org
Question 17Do I need my own computer?
AnswersYes, appropriately configured PC with webcam, headset, and uninterrupted internet connection. Required specifications for your PC are as follows:
- To attend the program, Students are expected to use their own computer and have an uninterrupted broadband internet connection.
- Hardware Requirements:
- Laptop/Desktop with Intel i5 (or later) with minimum 8 GB RAM (recommend 16 GB RAM).
- Minimum of 50+ GB Free HDD Space.
- Windows 10 (Patched with Latest Security Updates) and/or Ubuntu OS (Can be used as a Dual Boot).
- HD Webcam.
- Audio enabled preferably with headset.
- Software Requirements:
- Google Chrome Browser.
- To join the virtual live sessions, Students will need to download and setup a light client on their computer (one time setup) as required.
- For offline work, Students will need to install Slack on their computer and cell phone.
- From time to time, Students may be required to install a few software updates during different parts of the program. Faculty will share the details during the respective stages of the program. The software needs may vary from program to program. These are mostly either open sources or evaluation version.
- For some of the programs, MS Office tools would be required. For example, Data Analytics program will require Students to have MS Excel.