Launch Your Tech Career

HOW PER SCHOLAS WORKS

For twenty-five years, Per Scholas has advanced economic equity through rigorous training for tech careers, connecting our diverse and skilled graduate talent to leading businesses. In 2021, we will enroll more than 3,000 learners across seventeen cities and partner with over 500 companies.

INTEREST FORM

Please complete the Interest Form (below) to get started. Our team will reach out shortly with information about courses you could be eligible for and be on hand to answer any questions.

Per Scholas is committed to the health and safety of our staff and learners. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ll be conducting all admissions and onboarding activities virtually for the foreseeable future.



Admissions Process

Our admissions process varies by campus and course but here is what you can generally expect. After you complete an application, you’ll learn about the admissions process for your specified course and campus. For instance, some courses require a technical assessment and certain campuses require a background check.


WHAT OUR LEARNERS AND GRADUATES SAY

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Learner Lifecycle

We’re not just training individuals for jobs. We are arming our learner community, and ultimately our graduates, with progression skills that result in long-term success and thriving wages. As an alumni, you’ll receive continued upskilling opportunities and career services to support your career advancement.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

What does Per Scholas cost?

Per Scholas courses are 100% cost-free to the learner. There are no fees before, during, or after. We cover tuition, materials, and the cost of certifications when applicable. However, since our training is full-time, and requires strict attendance and a commitment to studying, there is an opportunity cost – time, transportation (when in-person), meals, and in some cases, professional business attire.

What is the attendance policy?

Per Scholas requires a Monday through Friday full time (typically 9 am-5 pm) commitment. On average, you can expect a commitment of 30-40 hours in-class and 20 hours (3 hours a day) out of class studying.

If I don’t live close to a Per Scholas location, can I still join a course offered by that campus?

No. For classes tied to a physical Per Scholas campus, we require candidates to live within a commutable distance to best facilitate our professional development and support in helping you secure full time employment. We do have National Remote training courses open to applicants from any US city; however, relocation for post-training roles with our customized training employers is generally a requirement for those courses.

What are the Learner Requirements?

In general, learners must:

  • Be 18 or older
  • Have HS diploma/equivalent or higher
  • Have a Passion for technology
  • Have US Work Authorization
  • Be able and committed to launching their career immediately following training
  • Have the ability commit to full time training (40 hours per week) + Study Time (20+ hours per week)

See specific requirements by class on the individual course pages.

Are there Online courses?

Yes. We do have classes that are online/remote. Whether remote or in-person all of our classes are live and instructor-led with strict attendance policies. The individual course pages will tell you if the course is delivered in person or remotely. Additionally, for classes tied to a physical Per Scholas campus, we require candidates to live within a commutable distance to best facilitate our professional development and support in helping you secure FT employment.

Does Per Scholas pay me?

Per Scholas does not pay learners to attend training. Why? Because ‘Per is an education organization focused on providing cost-free tech training, we are not an employer. We offer up to $15k in cost-free training to each learner as well as 2 years of additional training, coaching, and professional development.

Are there weekend or evening options for new Learners?

Since our training is live, instructor-led courses we have a strict Monday-Friday full-time schedule during daytime hours. At this time we do not have weekend or evening classes available. Some people are able to coordinate with current employers for more flexible scheduling with night/weekend shifts but we know it isn’t possible for everyone.

What if I don’t have a Laptop?

No candidate will be turned away due to a lack of digital access. During the admissions process, we will access each candidate’s needs on a case-by-case basis.

Does Per Scholas help me land a job?

The goal of all of our training is to help you secure/obtain employment and take the next step in your tech career. We work with you throughout the training on technical skills and professional development. Once you complete your course, we will help connect you with opportunities at employer partners and provide ongoing career coaching. While 80% of our grads land jobs after the training, we do not guarantee a job.

Can I take a course if I have already completed another one?

If you want to take another Per Scholas course, we ask that you wait at least a year after graduation to apply. This will allow you to gain some real world experience!

Explore Our Courses

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AWS re/Start

This course is currently offered in select locations. Candidates must live within commutable distance of the Per Scholas location to be eligible.

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Cybersecurity

This course is currently offered in select locations. Candidates must live within commutable distance of the Per Scholas location to be eligible.


Information Technology (IT)

IT Support

IT Support offers the opportunity to earn the Google IT Support Professional Certificate and the CompTIA A+ certification, equipping you with the knowledge to fill a wide range of entry-level technology jobs. Currently offered online and in-person.

Certifications CompTIA A+, Google IT Support Professional Certificate

Available in: Dallas, Columbus, Baltimore, Detroit, Philadelphia, Greater Boston, Newark, Denver, National Capital Region, New York, Greater Cincinnati, Atlanta, Chicago, Charlotte

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IT Support

This course is currently offered in select locations. Candidates must live within commutable distance of the Per Scholas location to be eligible.

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Software Engineer

This course is currently offered in select locations. Candidates must live within commutable distance of the Per Scholas location to be eligible.

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Full Stack Java Developer Powered by TEKsystems

This course is currently offered in select locations. Candidates must live within commutable distance of the Per Scholas location to be eligible.

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End User Desktop Support Powered by TEKsystems

This course is currently offered in select locations. Candidates must live within commutable distance of the Per Scholas location to be eligible.

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Your Course

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