FAQ
About the Program
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What is the market like for iOS engineers?
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The demand for software engineers, and specifically iOS engineers is really booming. According to indeed.com, the average salary for an experienced iOS engineer is just over $130K a year. Keep in mind that this will (likely) not be your starting salary upon exiting the program. This is a reasonable number to hit if you continue to work hard perform well over the course of several years in the industry. https://www.indeed.com/salaries/iOS-Developer-Salaries,-San-Francisco-CA
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What are the costs?
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We believe that coding eduction should be accessible to everyone with the drive to work hard and learn. We have a limited number of spots that we will hold for you if you are admitted. As a result, we do require a $500 deposit that will be fully refunded upon your completion of the program. Once you graduate, you will get your deposit back. Then, you have the option to continue working with contacts and technical assistance from Buildschool. We can also help you get a full time job. Once you have that, you will of course keep 100% of your salary.
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Do I need to have any experience to apply?
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Not at all! Buildschool is a comprehensive package. We will teach you everything from syntax to data structures and algorithms, to putting together a complete application. Before the program starts, you will have pre-work which teaches you the basics of the Swift programming language.
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Can I talk to a counselor before I apply?
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Absolutely! Book a 15 minute appointment with one of our career counselors here: https://calendly.com/buildschool/15min
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Why iOS Development?
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Mobile is where the world already is and will further become. The average U.S. consumer already spends the vast majority of their time on mobile. Because more and more companies are shifting their priorities to be mobile first, there is a huge demand for mobile development. Secondly, mobile is actually a great environment to start coding education. To start with, there are relatively few components to put together before you can hit run and have a running application.
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When and Where?
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The next bootcamp will start on April 1, 2019 in downtown San Francisco. Applications for this cohort are due by January 12, 2018 but keep in mind that we have small class sizes and the application period will close once we have filled our class.
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Is there any remote course options?
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Unfortunately, we currently do not offer a remote course. Students are required to be in attendance from 9-6pm, Monday through Friday. There are optional office hours every Saturday in the afternoon. We believe that remote courses do not produce nearly the same results as you can get with extensive hands on mentoring. We do offer a remote pre-work course (intended to be completed before joining the full time program) which we may consider offering more widely.
The Application Process
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What is the application process like?
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You can submit an application online using this form: https://buildschool.io/apply/
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What happens after I finish applying?
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Someone from our admissions department will contact you within a week of application. If you’ve passed this first phase, we will start you with an in person interview to determine if you would be a good fit for the program.
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What happens after I am accepted?
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Congratulations! You are about to change your career and your life! Get ready for a journey. Once you’re accepted, we will send you a contract to fill out which includes a fully refundable $2000 deposit to hold your spot. Then, we will send you a 4 week long intro to Swift pre-work course that is to be completed by the start date of your program. Your acceptance into the program may be reconsidered if this is incomplete, so take it seriously!
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What equipment will I need during the program?
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Students will need to bring their own computers running Mac OSX (A PC will not work for iOS Development.)
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Will Buildschool help me find a job after graduation?
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Yes. Unlike with some bootcamps, Buildschool does not consider its job complete until you have a job. while the official period of learning is 16 weeks, Buildschool will continue to provide resources for you until you have a job.