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luis martinez2,480 Points
I just learned that there is a techdegree and I really want to know what it is and how is it different from taking the regular courses that treehouse offers. For example java, whats is the difference on taking that course to get a techdegree and just taking the regular course offer on tree house. Do they cover more content? Is it harder?
Well, a big difference is you can pay $400 - $600 a month vs. the average Basic Plan, $25 and Pro Plan, $49. Also, since I'm not a techdegree student, I don't know exactly, but I do know, you get special content that will make you job-ready, if you put in the work, in like half a year, to a year. Other than that I'm not sure. Happy Coding! ~ Gabriel
In my opinion it's a similar issue to, "Should I go to university to learn programming?" There are employers who will require a degree, and then there are those who will look at your portfolio and your experience and won't care if you went to a "real" school. Since the TechDegree does not appear to be accredited, I would think of it as the latter.
The info page says you will come out with about a dozen projects that you can put in your portfolio. If that's worth it to you, then go for it (and let us know what it's like!).
If anyone from Treehouse reads this, I've got to say that I'd personally need to see a lot more information before committing to this kind of spend. I've loved Treehouse to date, but to commit to a $2400 spend (at a minimum of 6 months on the cheapest course) is a big ask, and there are other providers such as Free Code Camp out there who offer creation of portfolio projects as part of their teaching style. Without much more detailed info (videos of content, sample lessons/projects etc) there is simply no way I would sign up for this. Please prove me wrong!