Starting a new career path or even enhancing your career comes with a lot of questions. Don’t worry. We’re here to help make the process of enrolling for courses at Eleven Fifty Academy as easy possible. Take a look at the FAQs here to find the answers to some of your questions. If you still have more questions, we’ll be more than happy to answer them!
What are Eleven Fifty Academy’s core values?Eleven Fifty Academy has seven core values that are used to measure everything that we do and every decision we market. We ask that all our students adopt these values while with us.
Respect and foster the growth of all people regardless of their disposition in life, physical or intellectual abilities
Be genuine, transparent, and authentic in everything you do
Instill disciplines that positively impact perceptions, behaviors, decisions, and attitudes
Acquire and refine knowledge and skills through relevant instruction, shared experiences, self-direction, and practice
To drive excellence in our efforts, experiences, and interactions
Work as a group and utilize our combined strengths to achieve a shared vision
Laugh and smile along the journey
When are my classes? Is lunch provided?Our classes are Monday through Friday starting at 9am sharp and end at 5pm. Be sure to get plenty of rest the night before and eat a good breakfast before arriving.
Lunch is served each day you are with us. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if there are any dietary requirements or special food considerations and we will do our best to accommodate.
What is the cost of my class?If you are exploring or looking to enhance your coding skills, you will find our classes range from $99 for a two-hour workshop to $2999 for our advanced classes. There are early bird discounts available for classes, if you sign up one month prior to class starting.
If you are looking to start a career path into coding, our 12-week program will equip you with the skills of an entry-level coder. This program costs $13,500. For this program, we have financing options available.
For your specific class or program, refer to the specific course description page.
Does Eleven Fifty Academy offer night or part-time classes?With our immersive approach, we scaffold your learning at a pace that is accelerating and intense. Success is only possible with 110% focus from our students. Currently, we are unable to offer night or part-time classes. We do offer finance options to help you through the transition. You may even qualify for living expenses too.
If we ever change our mind, we are happy to notify you if you want to sign-up on a wait list. Click here.
What is the classroom experience like?We take create pride in creating a learning experience that is focused on you. While we have standing desks, ergonomic chairs, and whiteboard desktops, we have experienced instructors and employer-reviewed curriculum – isn’t that what really matters?
How is the curriculum determined for my class?On a quarterly basis, we review our curriculum with employer partners. Our curriculum is crafted to align with what is needed for an entry level coding position. Additionally, the instructors for each class have experience in the field and add practical tips and hints that can’t be known without application experience.
Is coding experience required?For our SmartSkill (1 week or less) classes, the level of coding experience required varies depending on the class you enroll in. Be sure to check the course description for the desired class to make sure your skill set aligns with the course objectives.
While no coding experience is required for the SmartStart 12-week program, we will gauge your typing and basic computer skills as well as logic and problem-solving aptitude to make sure you have what you need to be successful in the classroom.
What equipment will I need for my class?For SmartSkill (1 week or less), be sure to check the course description for hardware and software prerequisites before enrolling.
For SmartStart 12-week program, preparing your laptop is one of the best ways to prepare for class. In order to arm you for success, below are our minimum requirement for your laptop. Given that you will need your laptop for class work and in the evenings for homework, you will need a laptop rather than a desktop. It is also recommended by our previous students that a mouse and mouse pad are valuable (though not required) as well.
If you have a Windows laptop, here is what you will need to be successful:
- At least 4 gigs of RAM
- At least 250 gig of hard drive space
- Intel i5 or greater/ AMD a10-7800 or greater
- Windows Version 10 or newer
- Latest Firefox or Chrome web browser
- You will also want to clean-off unneeded files and defragment your hard drives before class to maximize your laptop performance during class.
If you have a Mac computer, here is what you will need to be successful:
- 2011 MacBooks or newer
- At least 80 gig hard drive of space
- Latest MacOSx
- Latest Firefox or Chrome web browser (no Safari)
- You will also want to clean-off unneeded files before class to maximize your laptop performance during class.
If you have a question or concern about your laptop, feel free to reach out to email@example.com and one of our instructional staff members will help out!
How do I know if I am progressing as needed when in the program?During the program, there are “gates” to help calibrate your success in the program: Gold, Blue, and Red Badges. To earn a badge, there is an assessment and grading rubric that is used to determine if the student has met the expectations. Each grading rubric measures whiteboard coding (problem-solving logic thinking), mini-projects (application skills), written assessment (knowledge), and project work presentation. The complexity of each rubric and assessment increases as you progress through the program.
What certification will I have after completing Eleven Fifty Academy?We teach open-source language stacks in our courses, and there are no nationally recognized certifications that guarantee you are certified as a software developer. In this industry, the work you produce and the skills you exhibit set you up for job opportunities. Employers are looking for people who can produce work and after completing your course at Eleven Fifty you will have a portfolio full of work to show potential employers. There are also educational opportunities after completing Eleven Fifty Academy. Completion of a course can earn credit hours towards a programming certificate through Ivy Tech.
What are my financial options?Through our partnership with SkillsFund, Eleven Fifty Academy is pleased to offer students the opportunity to finance their course tuition. For more information, please see our finance page.
At times, we have partners who generously donate scholarships or award us grant funding. When applying to our program, your application will be evaluated for possible consideration from these funding sources as part of the application process.
What is the cancellation policy for my class?While we hope that you don’t have to miss class, we know that life circumstances happen. Though we will miss you, we will issue you a refund based on the amount paid minus a 20% non-refundable reservation fee and you will be charged for class days you attended.
If you are joining us for our longer (12-week, etc.) program, please refer to the cancellation policy.
Occasionally, we miss the mark and don’t have the required number of registrations needed to hold a class. If this is the case for your class, we will notify you two weeks prior to the start of class and we will issue a full refund.
How do I qualify for my class?Entry into our SmartStart 12-week programs are application-based. We consider your typing and computer basic skills as well as your logic and problem-solving aptitude as part of qualifications for the program.
For our SmartSkill (1 week or less), you will want to review the prerequisites of the specific course desired. Our introduction classes typically have no prerequisites while our more advanced classes assume a level of understanding.
Do you offer classes outside of Fishers/Indianapolis?Currently, we have one campus located in Fishers, IN, which is on the northern side of Indianapolis. This is our primary location for our programs and classes. If your class is being offered at an alternative location, it will be indicated in the course description. As opportunities arise, we will expand our location offers. For example, in 2017, we will be offering the Introduction to Coding class in Brown County, IN and Michigan City, IN.
What are the qualifications and expertise of the current instructors?Our instructors here at Eleven Fifty Academy are a combination of full-time staff and contract experts from the field. All of which have at least 2+ years of experience in their area of expertise and provide references from the industry.
What material should I study to best prepare for the class?We, at Eleven Fifty Academy, are focused on maximizing your learning experience while you are with us. This means there might be times where you need to do a bit of preparation. And, other times, being well-rested is the best preparation possible. For each specific class or workshop, check the course description for any prerequisites for your class.
Joining us for the 12-week SmartStart program? You will receive preparation work when you enroll. This preparation work is due at Orientation, which is approximately 1 week prior to the start of a class.
Joining us for a SmartSkill class or workshop? Your class preparation work (if any is required) will be emailed to you approximately two weeks prior to the start of the class.
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Do I have to quit my job?We exist to accelerate the entry of coders into the industry. In fact, we do this successfully in 12-weeks. With our immersive learning, we need you focused 110% on class and your future. So, while it might be hard to say good-bye, it is a necessary part of saying hello to your future.
How much homework can I expect?With the acceleration of the program, spending time in the evening revisiting, reviewing, and writing code is expected. While this time can vary per student and skill level, the consensus from former students is, on average, 2 hours a night and 5-10 hours on the weekend.