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Chandler Tate3,963 Points
What is the tech degree program like?
Hi! I'm about to sign up for the front end web development each degree program on Treehouse, but had a question regarding the program for anyone who is familiar with it (if they're able to say anything about it) :) Is the structure similar to how it's set up on treehouse already? As in, are the lectures/tutorials done in video format, or is it different? Also, is it possible to complete in less than 6 months as the warning states prior to enrolling?
I'm obviously not in the tech degree program, but from what I gather from the info site on the tech degree it's the exact same Treehouse content for the front end web development tech degree except for the 12 projects, the Slack board, 1:1 mentorship (but no idea how many you get or how frequently), personalized feedback on your projects, and a final exam.
They mention on the site that other degree tracks offer new code challenges, but that's it.
Justin Roche7,289 Points
I was recently at a careers convention, and spoke with a couple of tech employers. I mentioned Team Tree House and one or two other similar sites and their certification. I asked the employers as to whether they valued these types of qualifications.
The employers told me that they did and that any qualification that proved some skill in the relevant areas as well as your own projects would be viewed favourably and may be enough to get an entry level job especially if you skill set is in the areas of demand.
I would say however, that i only asked a couple of employers and these employers opinions may not represent the industry opinion. I imagine however, that qualifications of this nature wont go against you and at least it proves some level of proficiency (where as otherwise you have to prove in real time).
I personally think, if you are able to, if you can do an intense month or so perhaps even while not working, you may be able to do a tech degree in a very short period of time, say even a month or two.
I personally think that they would be worth it, also because the 1 on 1 feedback in itself would be extremely useful during the learning process, especially at the beginning in order to get some of the fundamental concepts sink in (and help with any tricky code).