There are three education paths to choose from:
I AM BHAM & Generation
I AM BHAM, powered by Covalence, offers coding bootcamps - short term, fast-track, intensive training - for Full Stack and Front End Web Development. Generation by McKinsey Social Initiative offers a fast track IT Specialist training program and students receive a CompTIA A+ certification. Students receive a certification of completion for both programs and the I AM BHAM certificate is endorsed by UAB's Collat School of Business. Classes take place at the Innovation Depot in the heart of Birmingham's Innovation District. The Innovation Depot is home to 105 companies so not only do you have the opportunity to learn from the best and brightest in the industry, but students will interact with potential employers on a daily basis.
Jefferson State Community College &
Lawson State Community College
If you are interested in school but find the workload or price tag daunting, we have pathways for you, too. Jefferson State Community College and Lawson State Community College offer Certificate Programs and Associate degrees in Information Technology. Graduates of these two-year colleges will receive a CIS AA degree. Eligible students will receive $1,000 in grant-funded scholarships to pursue these CIS degrees for each year they are enrolled.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
If you know that a career in Information Technology is for you, UAB provides a Bachelor's level education in Computer Science or Software Engineering. Students who complete their Associate's degree at our two year partners will be eligible for $2,000 in grant funding to be matched with $2,000 in scholarship funding from UAB if they engage in dual enrollment. Students who have a 3.5 GPA or higher will be eligible for an additional $1,500 in scholarships.