UX Design Ignition

Interested in the principles of user experience and user interfaces, but not ready to commit to a full course? Our ignition program is a twice-weekly course that teaches our students how to think critically about human-centered design.

Details

Program Times

Twice per week
6:00PM - 9:00PM

Upcoming Dates

Oct 10 - Dec 14, 2022
1/23/2023 - 4/14/2023
3/20/2023 - 6/9/2023
5/22/2023 - 8/18/2023

User Experience (UX) Design

UX Design After Hours is a 10-week, part-time course hosted twice per week during the evening. Each week you will learn a new concept that guides you through the basics of User Experience Design up to an intermediate level.  

91%
Employment Rate
Our bootcamps equip student with skills and credentials they need to succeed. On average, Bootcamp graduates receive gainful employment in 150 days.*
60+
Hiring Partners
We partner with growing companies to help our graduates connect with employers that are interested in hiring our students.
37.5%
Increase in Wages
Software Development Graduates saw an average increase of $15,000 in annual compensation.*
200+
Community Members
By joining a Bootcamp powered by Upright, learners get access to a partnership network of alumni, hiring partners, mentors, and more.
*Based on 2018-2021 Outcomes Report provided by our partner Bootcamp, Upright Education. All outcomes listed on this site are that of Upright Education's. Upright Education and Gordon State College's courses share the same curriculum, instruction, and employer partners.
60+
Hiring Partners
We partner with growing companies to help our graduates connect with employers that are interested in hiring our students.
$65,524
Average Starting Salary
The average total compensation for an entry-level UX Designer with less than 1 year experience, according to PayScale, is $65,524 (based on 313 salaries).
200+
Community Members
By joining a Bootcamp powered by Upright, learners get access to a partnership network of alumni, hiring partners, mentors, and more.
Project-Based Learning
Individual and team-based projects prepare you to work in a real career environment. Create work to build your portfolio.
Cutting-Edge Curriculum
We teach the most relevant skills and tools while combining user experience design with user interface design.
Expert Instructors
Our expert instructors guide your learning, providing you the opportunity to ask questions, collaborate with others and have a personalized learning experience.
Learn
We measure learning outcomes and track student job placement. Our most recent 2020 Outcomes Report details a 91% employment rate for job-seeking graduates.
Build
Individual and team-based projects prepare you to work in a real development environment. Create work to build your portfolio and impress your future boss.
Grow
We teach JavaScript, the most widely used programming language in the world. Our curriculum teaches only the most in-demand and innovative technologies.

Where our graduates are working

10-Week Overview

1

UX Design Fundamentals

We start with the very basics -- What is a computer? What is a terminal? What is a variable? -- and work up to the command-line. Learn fundamental coding concepts and understanding JavaScript syntax, values and variables.

2

Usability & Prototypes

Explore the world of accessibility told through the evolution of devices. Learn the rules, guidelines, and practices common in designing for screens. Practice a design technique called wireframing by starting with pen and paper and moving into pixels on a screen. Create your first prototype and see what happens when your designs end up in the hands of users. Use that information to go back to the drawing board and iterate on your designs.

3

Iteration & Final Projects

Decide what and how to test with users. Use test results and feedback to inform changes in design or functionality. Revisit research in the iterative design process. Begin your final project and use design thinking to work through a real, industry problem. Develop a solution that addresses this problem, putting the user first. Prototype your final design and prepare your final project for presentation.

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Download Course Syllabus

Find specific information on course content here.

Why Choose Gordon State College's Bootcamps?

Our program approaches development by including study of the most up-to-date and widely-used languages and frameworks that are being used by institutions and companies right now.

Professional Teachers

Our course professors have the experience necessary to keep you inspired and engaged in the topics at hand during this live online course.

Hands-On Experience

You'll spend the bootcamp working alongside your peers to build real technology; we prefer to teach through projects and exercises rather than walking our students through textbooks.

Job-Ready Curriculum

The focus of our bootcamp is readying our students for the job market, so you'll finish the course able to apply what you've learned in a professional setting.

Career Services & Networking

Our career coaching and networking services are prepared to give students 1-on-1 guidance to equip you with application best practices.

Career Services

1-on-1 career coaching and live workshops are just some of the career resources provided for our students!
1-on-1 Coaching
The advanced software engineering professionals you'll have access to as part of the program will give you actionable steps in the realm of resume and LinkedIn skills, as well as interviewing strategies.
Job Search Strategy
Finding a job at the intersection of your interests and skillset can be difficult, but it's a lot easier with our experienced career counselors providing individual assistance!
Networking
Between your new cohort of peers, networking events, and meeting mentors, our career services make your next step possible.

Tuition & Financing

$10,000
Full Tuition
We don't want financing to get in the way of your new career. Let us know if you need tuition assistance and we will find a solution that works for you!
$330/month
Bootcamp Loans
Fixed interest rates, no prepayment fees, and a free repayment calculator so you can budget for your loan from start to finish!
$500 Down
Pay When You’re Hired
Available for qualifying applicants in full-time Career Bootcamps. With the ISA program offered through Stride, you pay back your tuition in manageable monthly installments only once you’ve landed a job making $35,000 per year or more. See how you can access the Income Share Agreement program.
$750/month
Pay In Installments
12-month, zero-interest payment plan through EdAid.
$10,000
Full Tuition
Make a $500 deposit and pay the rest of your tuition before your training begins. Career Bootcamp participants receive a $500 discount when paying in full 30 days before the start of your program.
$330/month
Bootcamp Loans
Available for qualifying participants. You can apply for a loan through our partner, Ascent. Use the Budgeting Calculator to design a plan that works best for you.
$500 Down
Pay When You’re Hired
Available for qualifying applicants in full-time Career Bootcamps. With the ISA program offered through Stride, you pay back your tuition in manageable monthly installments only once you’ve landed a job making $35,000 per year or more. See how you can access the Income Share Agreement program.
$750/month
Pay In Installments
12-month, zero-interest payment plan through EdAid.
$4,000
Full Tuition
We don't want financing to get in the way of your new career. Let us know if you need tuition assistance and we will find a solution that works for you!
$300/month
Loans
Available for qualifying participants. You can apply for a loan through our partner, Ascent. Use the Budgeting Calculator to design a plan that works best for you.
$4,000
Pathways Scholarship
Graduates who successfully complete a Career Ignition program are eligible for a $4,000 scholarship that can be applied toward a Career Bootcamp.

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