Home to both tech start ups and industry giants, one thing about Flatiron School Austin is absolutely undisputable; Texas is where tech happens. At Flatiron School Austin, you’ll take classes in one of WeWork’s trendy office locations as you surround yourself with other determined and motivated professionals. You’ll not only have access to all of WeWork’s great amenities, you’ll also have access to collaborate with other professionals across multiple industries. At Flatiron School Austin, you never know who you might have an opportunity to collaborate with. Flatiron School also recognizes Austin's up and coming tech scene and regularly partners with local companies to offer a multitude of collaborative experiences.
There are two different fields of study available at Flatiron School Austin. Software Engineering is offered for 15 weeks and UX/UI Design is offered for 24 weeks both at the Austin campus. For a 15 week course, you’ll spend anywhere from 1-4 weeks working on programming fundamentals. You’ll then spend weeks 4-7 working on different programming frameworks. In weeks 7-10 you’ll focus on a particular coding language. In weeks 10-12 you’ll learn additional coding frameworks. In weeks 12-15 you’ll focus on personal projects and portfolio building, and finally in week 16, you’ll spend working with post graduate support as you spend time building your portfolio and resume and attending mock interviews.
While your daily schedule will vary based on your program of choice, you can expect your day at Flatiron School Austin to look similar. Starting at 9:00am, you’ll participate in a student led discussion that will breakdown your schedule for the day and review new concepts. By 10:00am, you’ll attend your daily lecture where you’ll break down programming concepts and participate in collaborative discussions. At 1:00pm, you’ll spend time pair programming with others as you build your strategic and tactical coding skills. At 4:00pm, you’ll participate in labs and mini projects to help build your portfolio. At 6:00pm, you’ll review your homework assignment and any strategies for your own personal projects. One program at Flatiron Austin lasts for 15 weeks while the other lasts for 24 weeks.
Flatiron School is committed to helping students find jobs after graduation. They offer individual career coaching, a vast employer and alumni network, and even a money back guarantee if you don’t secure a job within six months post graduation. Flatiron School boasts a 97% employment rate for on campus graduates which includes an average starting salary of $74,566 per year. Flatiron School graduates have gone on to work at some of the most prestigious companies in and out of tech. Prominent companies include Google, Spotify, IBM, Apple, NASA, Etsy, and Facebook.
There are two different programs offered at Flatiron School Austin. The 15 week program costs $15,000 and the 24 week program costs $15,800. As far as payment is concerned, Flatiron School offers a few options. One method of payment is through financing with Flatiron School’s partners Skillsfund and Climb. If approved, you could have payments as low as $380 a month. Flatiron School also offers an ISA or Income Share Agreement option. With an ISA, you’ll make a deposit before attending your bootcamp ( deposits vary by program but usually total $2,000), upon graduation, you’ll have a 6 month grace period, and once you land a job, you’ll pay 10% of your income back to Flatiron School over a period of 48 months. Payments can be paused and spread out as far as 8 years. The income threshold for repayment starts at $40,000 gross pay per year. While at the Austin campus, you’ll also have the opportunity to apply for a “Cost of Living Loan” through Flatiron School’s partnered lenders. This opportunity can help make living in Austin an easier financial feat. Flatiron School also believes in breaking down barriers in tech to make coding available to anyone. That’s why Flatiron School has pioneered their AccessLabs Initiative which waves the down payment fee for anyone currently earning an income of $35,000 per year or less.
Full Stack, UX Design