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2 Answers

Christopher Parke
Christopher Parke
21,978 Points

Tech degree for Treehouse is basically where they organize the library of videos they have and add (26?) extra videos and (12?) extra projects. Then you get a proctored exam. You also get your code personally reviewed and noted by professionals at Treehouse.

If you have money but not much time this is a good option, but you can get a similar effect with self-directed study through the libraries and additional teachers notes on every video if you have the reverse.

There is no "guarantee" for employment. But if you're passionate and care about the products you sell to clients, you shouldn't have a problem finding employment in web dev.

Jean Villalobos : I would be cautious of anyplace that "guarantees" employment....no one can guarantee a job. Even if they could, what does 'employment' mean exactly? Like $10 an hour part time somewhere? Working 1 hour a week as a volunteer?

Rob Allessi
Rob Allessi
8,600 Points

Hi Jean!

Thanks so much for posting this question!

The short answer is: No, we do not guarantee a job. Like many educational establishments, we believe the skills and attitude a student gains will ultimately secure them a job, not the degree itself. This is why we focus on providing students with high-quality curricula that set them up for success.While some online schools advertise their job guarantees, what they donโ€™t mention is that these roles are often at predetermined companies in specific locations.

We want to help people find better tech jobs and fill openings where people live and in their own communities, not just train people to work in Silicon Valley or for a specific company. We do this through: 100% original content, full-time teachers who are experts in their subject, 12 real world projects that are professionally reviewed and graded, 1:1 mentorship to students, high-quality videos and interactive tools.

In regards to Udacity, we believe we provide the best online education product on the market - and the best preparation for a job in tech. Our Techdegree provides an intensive, guided learning process with 100% original content, full-time teachers who are experts in their subject, 12 real world projects that are professionally reviewed and graded, 1:1 mentorship to students, high-quality videos and interactive tools.

We continually iterate our curriculum, ensuring that students are receiving the most up-to-date skills and course.
In addition, our program is more rigorous and has twice as many projects that are more complex. Combined with our proctored final exam that students must pass, employers can trust that students who have earned a Treehouse Techdegree are ready for an entry level developer job.

Treehouse is already valued by employers such as Buzzfeed, Home Depot, Kaplan, Mailchimp, and NASA, who have used Treehouse products to give their employees new tech skills. We are continuing conversations with a wide variety of businesses and hope to have 1k businesses using Techdegree by the end of 2016.

I hope this information is of help. Feel free to reach out to us at help@teamtreehouse.com if you have any other questions or concerns!