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Hi! I’m looking into enrolling in a software engineering bootcamp. I’d like to know how much time I would need to invest in part-time studies.
Students often have a fairly busy schedule that may include a full-time job, projects of their own, as well as family and children. It is hard to devote all your time to studying, even if you have the flexibility.
Our advice is 20 hours per week
Through our experience, we have found the workload to strike a balanceSix Ways to Achieve Ultimate Work-Bootcamp-Life Balance between students' responsibilities and commitments. Learners maintain a good pace without unnecessarily extending the program duration or overwhelming those with additional duties for work or family. We recommend dedicating approximately 20 hours per week to studying as our standard practice.
Don't be scared! Twenty hours is not too much, especially when you plan how to distribute the time. Choose between daily classes on weekdays or intensive studies on weekends. TripleTen bootcamps provide a flexible learning atmosphere, so students determine their own timetable. Once you set a schedule that suits you best, you’ll move through the program steadily.
Self-discipline is key
Of course, self-discipline is very important; no one will stand over you with a clock. You assign the time and make sure that you devote it to studying.
Desiree Bradish, a former animation artistFrom Graphic Design to Code Design: Desiree Bradish’s TripleTen Story and TripleTen grad says: “Initially, I made time blocks and said that I'm just not available during these hours, no matter what. Originally, it was hard to stick to them. But as I got further into the course, I got better at saying no, and people started to respect my priorities.”
If a bootcamp student starts feeling overwhelmed with the program, there are plenty of resources to help them. TripleTen bootcamps offer a range of support options, such as tutoring and access to a community of like-minded people pursuing a career in tech. So, we’ve got you covered, even if you’re slightly falling behind.
Plan your time as it fits you best
You are not constrained by fixed hours during the week when it comes to enrolling in a bootcamp. There are flexible options available that seamlessly integrate into your daily routine while still propelling you toward a career in tech.
Our grad Chukwuemeka chose the longer, part-time option to enjoy a more relaxed learning pace. As a result, he acquired the skills that helped him secure a Machine Learning Engineer position at Leidos.
Study for a career in tech on your terms
Tech professions are not something you can master by watching videos for a few months in a row. That’s why our effective programsTime Well-Spent: How TripleTen’s Longer Bootcamps Help You Get Hired Quickly fully prepare graduates for a tech job without the “junior” prefix.
Feeling overwhelmed? We understand. Life has its share of unpredictabilities. Reach out to your community manager to learn about taking a study sabbatical during which you get a break of up to three months. Once you feel ready, jump right back into your program and get back on track.
Whether you work or study full-time or have family obligations, it is absolutely possible to spend some time during the day (or evening) to participate in your bootcamp without overcommitting yourself.