Home to both tech start ups and industry giants, one thing about Flatiron School Houston is absolutely undisputable, Texas is where tech happens. At Flatiron School Houston, 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 Houston, you never know who you might have an opportunity to collaborate with. Flatiron School also recognizes Houston's up and coming tech scene and regularly partners with local companies to offer a multitude of collaborative experiences.
For a 15 week Software Engineering 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. For week’s 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. 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 Houston to have a similar feel. 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. Classes last for 15 weeks at Flatiron School’s Houston locations.
Flatiron School is committed to helping students find jobs after graduation. They offer individual career coaching, a vast employer and alumni network, and a money back guarantee if you don’t secure a job within six months post graduation. Flatiron School boasts a 100% 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, Facebook, and some of Houston’s biggest local tech giants, Chevron and JP Morgan.
There program has a total cost of $15,000. 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 $463 a month. Flatiron School also offers an ISA or Income Share Agreement option. For 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. At the Houston 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 Houston 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.