Question 1What is Auburn University Office of Professional & Continuing Education (OPCE) relationship with Stackroute Learning?
Auburn University Office of Professional & Continuing Education (OPCE) has partnered with Stackroute Learning to deliver quality technical bootcamps.
Question 2What is the tuition or cost for the program?
The cost of the program is $13,000 USD, however we offer a variety of discounts, scholarships and financing options that allow most learners to complete the program for as little as $8,500. We highly recommend learners apply for scholarships and have made the application process extremely simple. Your dedicated program consultant can walk you through the process of securing scholarship funding.
Question 3Are there any scholarships available?
Yes! Our scholarship application requires only a few simple steps and may qualify you for a tuition reduction of up to 35% off standard pricing. Your program consultant can assist you throughout the application process and scholarship decisions are typically awarded within 2-3 business days.
Students who opt to forego scholarships can still receive a $1000 tuition discount if they elect to pay their tuition in advance of starting the program rather than financing their bootcamp. are eligible to receive a discount on the published tuition.
Question 4How is my academic progress measured and monitored?
The academic progress of a student is governed by the provisions contained in the Student academic progress policy (SAP) in vogue at the time of enrollment detailed in the latest student manual available here Student Manual. The SAP policy details the academic commitment expected of a student on a weekly basis in terms of assignments to be submitted for review and feedback
Question 5What do I get at the completion of the program?
You will receive a Certificate of Completion from Auburn University OPCE
Question 6When are the bootcamps currently scheduled to start?
Cohorts in each of the various virtual program tracks (Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Cloud Systems Administration and Web Development) typically start every month. Please call 1-334-746-6173 to get more details
Question 7Can I keep working while studying in the program?
Yes, 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 8How long does the program take to complete?
Students are expected to complete the program in 6 – 7 months depending on the program.
Question 9Do you provide career planning support?
Yes, we offer students career support and coaching throughout the duration of the program. Students have an opportunity to develop a working relationship with a career advisor to discuss resume building, job sourcing, interview techniques and salary negotiations.
Question 10How are you different from other programs I can join or other locations?
What makes our bootcamp different is our extensive relationships with leading global companies that hire information technology professionals. Our decades long relationships with global companies provides us with insight and understanding of the specific skills that many employers are demanding as part of their digital transformation efforts. Working with companies, we built our programs to embed these mission critical skills and abilities into our programs so that students who successfully complete the program can be prepared for many entry level jobs in today’s technology-focused workforce.
Question 11What criteria do you look for in potential students applying to the program?
We believe the main criteria for success in our bootcamp 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 10-12 hours per week)
Question 12How much time should I expect to dedicate to this program?
Our program requires you to participate in
- Four (4) hours of scheduled/live in-class lecture and guided lab session.
- Three (3) hours optional scheduled/live office hours for individual support.
- Two (2) hours of scheduled/Live in-class lab review.
- Additionally, three (3) to five (5) 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 12-15 hours per week.
Question 13Do I need to possess an undergraduate degree to be eligible for the program?
No. 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 14Do I need to have previous experience in information technology before enrolling in one of the virtual programs?
No specific experience is needed as long as you are determined and eager to learn.
Question 15Will I need to purchase books?
All materials and access to virtual labs and other learning environment will be provided to you and are included in the tuition/cost of the bootcamp.
Question 16Who are the faculty for the programs?
Our 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 may have as a working professional in the information technology sector.
Question 17Are the courses available online or in person?
Courses are available 100% virtually with live online sessions.
Question 18I’m an employer. How can I hire one of your students or become a hiring partner?
You can contact one of our Career Services professionals at email@example.com
Question 19Do I need my own computer?
You will need an 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)
- 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 zoom client on their computer (one time setup) as required.
- For offline work, students will need to install zoom and join zoom channel with their registered email.
- 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.
Question 20Can I use Mac Book for the program?
We recommend the use of Windows Machine for better experience throughout the program. Should you use the Mac Book, we may not be able to provide the technical support.
Question 21Do I need to purchase any application / software before starting the program?
If you have enrolled in the Data Analytics program, you must have a working copy of Microsoft Excel installed. You do not need to purchase any application for the other tracks.
Question 22Can I use the free Excel version from Office 365?
Although Excel is offered free of charge from Office 365, the tool is different in some regards from the Desktop version. You may not be able to perform tasks as demonstrated by the instructor in the Online version. You will additionally have a lot of difficulty downloading and uploading data files to and from both the learning portal and Office 365. For this reason, we recommend using the Downloadable version of Excel program. Additionally, you may not find any support if you decide to use the Office 365 version.