Chart Your Course: Which General Assembly Class Is Right for You?


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However you want to come at your next career or business idea, we at General Assembly have a class to help you do it. With on-campus courses in 12 cities—including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, London, Sydney, and Hong Kong—and online classes available everywhere, it’s just a matter of making your next move. Which will it be? Here are a few questions to help you find an educational opportunity that fits your goals and lifestyle.

Full-time immersive or part-time course?

The first question is whether you prefer to be a full or part-time student. If you are dedicated to make a career change, our full-time immersive courses in User Experience Design, Web Development, and Project Management allow you to lose yourself in the world of your topic all-day, every day, for 10 to 12 weeks. These hands-on courses are designed to give you the skills, experience, projects, and portfolios to build a career in a chosen field.

Participating in a full-time immersive course is also a great way to meet and work with others interested in your field. Peer feedback is an essential part of what we do. In our courses, you work with teams, collaborate, and consult on each other’s projects. The immersive courses also provide significant networking opportunities, including meet-ups, company visits, captivating guest speakers, and hackathons.

If you only have evenings and weekends to spare, there is still plenty of time to learn through one of our part-time courses in a variety of topic areas. These courses run from 8 to 12 weeks, and they provide similar hands-on learning and experiences in a shortened time span.

Do you want to build your own website?

If you want to know how to create something of your own, our Front-End Web Development course will help you design and code your own websites in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. In our full-time Web Development Immersive course, you will become skilled in full-stack web development, which means you will be able to build pretty much anything that is web based. You also work with teams to create a portfolio of projects that will prepare you for an internship or career move. Most importantly, learn how to communicate and interpret your vision with other teams using a common language.

In our part-time Back-End Web Development course you can lean how to implement apps and database solutions, with training in Ruby and Ruby on Rails programming languages.

If you are already a developer, become more competitive in your field with our part-time Software Engineering for Developers course. This course teaches you the ability to write efficient code using algorithms and modern data structures.

Math and science in your skill sets? Our 11-week, part-time Data Science course can help you learn how to tell a story with data using Python-based programming. With fundamental modeling techniques like decision trees, logistic regression, and more, you can learn how to make better data decisions.

Do you want to work to take a design or product to the next level?

If you yearn to design a better product for users, a user experience design course may be the perfect path. Our full-time immersive and part-time course in UX design will help you make sense of user research, build wireframes, define and test product interaction, and create prototypes. These courses are designed to help you learn all about strategy, creating effective documentation, and collaborating with clients and other teams.

You may prefer to perform market analysis and create roadmaps for products as a product manager. The part-time Product Management course at General Assembly helps provide students with a unique skill set that is hard to find anywhere else.

Or take a brand strategy approach with a part-time course in Digital Marketing. This course combines user experience, product management, social media, and data analysis to help you learn how to position your product in any market.

Are you more of a numbers or big-picture type?

For every problem, there is a solution… and a business opportunity. If this is the way you think, try our part-time, 10-week Business Fundamentals and Tactics course. It is made for future business leaders looking to create actionable strategies, lead strong teams, and make an impact.

Not ready to commit?

We understand that your next step in learning is a big commitment, that’s why we offer a wide variety of three-hour classes and workshops to get a sense of all General Assembly has to offer. From marketing and presentations, to programming and design, to data science and infrastructure, find your ideal starter class.

Chart your next course, check out all General Assembly has to offer.

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