Taking Momentum Courses: Software Engineering Immersive vs Part-Time

Micah headshot By Micah Rogers ● February 11, 2021
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Tak­ing cod­ing cours­es has long been a great solu­tion for start­ing careers in tech­nol­o­gy – many con­sid­er it their best option. But when it comes to join­ing cod­ing cours­es today, there are new and ongo­ing fac­tors to keep in mind when mak­ing the right deci­sion for your career and your schedule.
One of these is whether an immer­sive or part-time cod­ing course makes the most sense.

The Momen­tum cours­es pro­vide soft­ware engi­neer­ing skills train­ing in both full-time and part-time sched­ules. All in an online, remote access for­mat. In both cours­es, you’ll learn front-end and back-end tech­nolo­gies, build a robust port­fo­lio with spe­cial­ized skills, and prac­tice Agile method­olo­gies. The result? Become a pro­fes­sion­al soft­ware devel­op­er ready for hire by lead­ing companies.
"The Momen­tum cours­es pro­vide soft­ware engi­neer­ing skills train­ing at both full-time and part-time sched­ules. All in an online, remote access format."
For both course for­mats, our Raleigh-Durham based cod­ing school pro­vides expert career ser­vices sup­port every step of the way, includ­ing per­son­al­ized career guid­ance, tech­ni­cal inter­view train­ing, and proven tools to excel even in the remote world. We’re here to help you under­stand this indus­try that may be new to you and set you up for long-term suc­cess in your tech career. We believe in our cod­ing cours­es, career ser­vices experts, incred­i­ble net­work, and you. That’s why if you do not get a job offer with­in 9 months of grad­u­a­tion, we will refund your tuition.

When it comes to choos­ing a Momen­tum cod­ing course that’s right for you, there are a few things to know plus, some ques­tions to ask your­self before you get start­ed. We explore them here:

1. Time commitment

An immer­sive course is a rig­or­ous approach, as it offers a full-time learn­ing expe­ri­ence. Our Soft­ware Engi­neer­ing Immer­sive course has a five days a week com­mit­ment, with addi­tion­al hours required out­side of class to com­plete week­ly web devel­op­ment projects. With a sched­ule that tends to require 40 hours per week, immer­sive learn­ers often pause their full-time jobs if they are able to while they are in the course.

Soft­ware Engi­neer­ing Part-Time pro­vides a more flex­i­ble sched­ule with 12 – 15 hours of in-class learn­ing per week. Learn­ers appre­ci­ate the abil­i­ty to access live instruc­tion and demos on week­day morn­ings or on-demand. And they can select a time slot for vir­tu­al work­shops that fits their sched­ule. The flex­i­bil­i­ty cre­ates a way for peo­ple with full-time jobs or fam­i­ly respon­si­bil­i­ties to learn on their own time.

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2. Learn­ing style

By join­ing the Immer­sive course, learn­ers spend a sig­nif­i­cant amount of time in instruc­tor-led lec­tures and reg­u­lar­ly prac­tice pair pro­gram­ming as they work along­side their cohort. That means work­ing close­ly with their fel­low Immer­sive stu­dents on pro­gram­ming projects, dai­ly ques­tions, and tech­ni­cal pre­sen­ta­tions.

Part-Time learn­ers take a more inde­pen­dent role in their learn­ing expe­ri­ence. We use a flipped class­room” mod­el – an instruc­tion­al strat­e­gy that increas­es your engage­ment in learn­ing. You’ll watch and read mate­r­i­al before class, and then work with an instruc­tor and class­mates on projects and prob­lems in class togeth­er. Time man­age­ment and self-starter atti­tude will help you get the most out of time inside and out­side of class.
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3. Sched­ule considerations

A reg­u­lar sched­ule in Immer­sive is 9:30am to 5pm on Mon­days — Thurs­days, and then 9:30am to 11am on Fri­days. Out­side of class ses­sions, a cohort tack­les assign­ments and col­lab­o­rates togeth­er on prob­lems on our vir­tu­al campus.

The Part-Time course meets for short instruc­tion­al code demos on week­day morn­ings. And learn­ers have the option for the best times to par­tic­i­pate in pro­gram­ming projects in the after­noon or evenings, and option­al week­ends. You can expect a total of 3 hours of in-class (or on-demand) learn­ing each day at a time that works for you.

4. Sup­port system

When decid­ing between Immer­sive or Part-Time, we encour­age folks to con­sid­er who can be a sup­port to them as they endeav­or in this new learn­ing expe­ri­ence. Review the time com­mit­ment and sched­ule with your loved ones or ones you coor­di­nate close­ly with, so every­one is clear on expec­ta­tions and your respon­si­bil­i­ties. This will help you select an option that you all feel com­fort­able with, know­ing that this will be a big com­mit­ment and pos­i­tive long-term life-chang­ing expe­ri­ence for you and your loved ones.

Momen­tum cours­es are designed to make learn­ing acces­si­ble so careers in tech­nol­o­gy can start today and grow in the future. And that is why we’ve cre­at­ed our new Soft­ware Engi­neer­ing Part-Time course so you can get your start in tech now. Sub­mit an appli­ca­tion today, and our Admis­sions Advi­sor will help you iden­ti­fy the best cod­ing course for you.

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