Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of support can I expect?

You’ll have support from:

Your mentor: A professional, industry expert will provide weekly 1:1 guidance and accountability in a 30-minute video call at a time that works for your busy schedule.

Community teaching assistants: Dedicated help when you’re stuck and detailed feedback on each project.

Career coaches: Your career coach will help with resume reviews, mock interviews, job search strategy, etc.

Student advisors: Our advisors will answer questions, discuss goals, and provide tips and support on any aspect of the program.

And, finally, your classmates: You can form study groups, get feedback, and work on projects together!

How do I earn a certificate of completion?

You will receive a certificate of completion from the University of South Florida Corporate Training and Professional Education upon graduating. We also have an integration with LinkedIn, powered by Credly, so you can display a verified certificate, or badge, on your LinkedIn profile.

Are these courses conducted online or in person?

The course is completely online. All you need is an internet connection.

Is this program full-time or part-time?

Our programs are designed to go “at your own schedule.” Most students spend 15-20 hours/week, but the program is asynchronous. So if you want to spend more time, you can finish it faster than average with the continued aid of our support teams.

Do I need to purchase any software to take a program?

All of the tools required to complete our programs successfully are included in the tuition.

I’m interested in multiple programs and I don’t know which is the right fit. Who can help?

Our admissions managers are here to help you with these tough questions. After you submit an application to any of our programs, our team of admissions managers would like to schedule a call with you to make sure you're a good fit for the program, but also help you find the right program for your career goals.

Fill out an application to any of our programs, and we’ll help you with these questions.

Is this program really offered by the University of South Florida?

Yes, this program is offered by the University of South Florida Corporate Training and Professional Education (USF CTPE) and is powered by Springboard, an online-first global education provider.

Through USF CTPE, this partnership creates the opportunity for learners to build and advance their technical skills while earning a professional certificate of completion from USF CTPE.

Don’t see your question here? Contact us!

Our Admissions Managers can help you decide if one of our bootcamps is the right course for you.

Reach out at usf@career-bootcamp.com

Cyber Security Bootcamp
How long does this course take?

Becoming a cybersecurity professional takes time and effort. We've built a curriculum to teach you what you should know to land a job. The course length will vary for each student since the course is entirely self-paced. We expect most students will finish the course in 6 months working at ~15-20 hours per week.

How does the admissions process work?

Spots are limited and we accept candidates on a rolling basis. We have a multi-step application process.

1. Interview via phone with an Admissions Director

If your application and profile meet certain standards, we'll soon reach out by phone for a fit interview - be ready for a call shortly from a number with either a local area code or a 415 area code. This interview is required to gain provisional acceptance into the program, including access to our job guarantee.

2. Complete the technical skills survey

In parallel with your fit interview, we'll send you a survey via email to assess any knowledge gaps you may have before the program begins. Plan to complete this within 24 hours - most applicants take about 1/2 hour to do this.

3. Reserve your seat

Our program is very selective. If you are accepted, we will send you a registration link via email, to fill out within 24 hours. You will choose a start date and payment plan, and fill out your student profile to complete your enrollment and be eligible for mentor matching.

How do the tuition payments work?

There are 3 payment options. Our two standard payment plans are:

Monthly Plan: You pay $1,983 per month, only for the months you're enrolled (most students complete within 6 months).

Upfront payment: You pay $11,120 upfront for 6 months. This is a 7% discount on the monthly plan.

Climb Credit loan*: Available by application to qualifying US citizens and permanent residents. If you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, you can still apply for financing with a fully qualifying co-borrower who is a citizen or permanent resident—as long as you both have a US address.

If approved, you pay a $500 deposit to confirm your seat and can finance the remainder through a loan. You’ll make small interest-only payments, $70 - $140, for the first 6 months. After that, you will pay 36 monthly payments ranging from $370 - $409.

Note: All charges will be in USD (based on the above prices).

If you reside outside the U.S., this might carry an additional transaction fee, depending on the bank you use. We display prices in your local currency to give you an estimate of how much you will pay based on prevailing exchange rates, excluding transaction fees.

*Please note: Lending might not be available in all 50 states - view Climb's full state eligibility list.

I need help with payments. Do you offer financing?

Yes! Finance your tuition with a loan from our partner Climb Credit. If approved, you can start by paying as little as $70 - $140 per month.

How soon can I find a job?

The final module of the course focuses on career components. In this module, you'll work 1:1 with your career coach to create a successful job search strategy, build your network, craft a cybersecurity resume and LinkedIn profile, practice mock technical and behavioral interviews, debrief after actual job interviews, and negotiate your salary. We expect you can land a cybersecurity job within six months of course graduation.

What are the prerequisites for admission?

The course requires students to be 18 years of age or older and have a strong proficiency in English.

UI/UX Design Bootcamp
How long does this course take?

Most students will complete the UI/UX Design Bootcamp in 9 months, devoting 10 hours/week. You should expect to take the full 9 months, but can aim to complete in less time if you are:

  • Highly proficient in design thinking

  • Ready to devote more time per week to complete the curriculum materials

  • Driven and disciplined with managing your study schedule

How does the admissions process work?

We are invested in helping you reach your career goals. Part of that commitment is making sure you know where to start, and which course is best to get you there.

The application process for the UI/UX Design Bootcamp is designed to evaluate a baseline of visual skills, analytical thinking, and the ability to empathize with users to synthesize and generate ideas. We're not looking for perfect answers—you're not a UI/UX design pro yet! We want to get a better sense of your instincts in each area.

Students must also demonstrate English fluency, as determined by initial interactions with the Admissions team.

In three simple steps, you can start your journey to a UI/UX Design career.

  1. Submit your application: Fill out our application to get started. There is no application fee. It takes about a minute. You should expect a reply in 2-3 business days.

  2. Fit Interview: Our admissions team requires an interview to establish a baseline of visual skills, analytical thinking, and the ability to empathize with users to synthesize and generate ideas.

  3. Reserve your spot: If you pass the fit interview, we will send you a registration link. Choose the start date and payment plan that works for you (we can help!).

Join the program: You'll be one of the select few applicants to secure a spot in the UI/UX Design Bootcamp. Congratulations!

How do the tuition payments work?

There are 3 payment options. Our two standard payment plans are:

Monthly Plan: You pay $1,550 per month, only for the months you're enrolled (most students complete within 9 months).

Upfront payment: You pay $12,500 upfront for 9 months. This is a 10% discount on the monthly plan.

Climb Credit loan*: Available by application to qualifying US citizens and permanent residents. If you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, you can still apply for financing with a fully qualifying co-borrower who is a citizen or permanent resident—as long as you both have a US address.

If approved, you pay a $500 deposit to confirm your seat. You can finance the remainder through a loan. You’ll make small interest-only payments, $82 - $165, for the first 9 months. After that, you will pay 33 monthly payments ranging from $472 - $518.

Note: All charges will be in USD (based on the above prices).

If you reside outside the U.S., this might carry an additional transaction fee, depending on the bank you use. We display prices in your local currency to give you an estimate of how much you will pay based on prevailing exchange rates, excluding transaction fees.

*Please note: Lending might not be available in all 50 states - view Climb's full state eligibility list.

I need help with payments. Do you offer financing?

Yes! Finance your tuition with a loan from our partner Climb Credit. If approved, you can start by paying as little as $82 - $165 per month.

How soon can I find a job?

The final module of the course focuses on career components. In this module, you'll work 1:1 with your career coach to create a successful job search strategy, build your network, craft a UI/UX design resume and LinkedIn profile, practice mock technical and behavioral interviews, debrief after actual job interviews, and negotiate your salary. We expect you can land a job as a UI/UX designer within six months of course graduation.

What are the prerequisites for admission?

All backgrounds are welcome as long as you can demonstrate strong visual, creativity, and communication skills (which are critical on a cross-functional design team).

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