Frequently Asked Questions


► Do I need previous programming experience?

No, you do not need previous experience as a programmer before beginning Edge Tech Academy’s Software Development Program. That is what we are here for. If you have a natural interest in technology, math, music, software development and functionality, or just enjoy problem solving, you have the foundation that may help you be successful in our program.

► How demanding will it be?

Edge Tech Academy’s Software Development Program is as demanding as the field you will be entering. Our goal is for you to get the most in-depth training possible in the most efficient timeframe so that you can take the next step toward the career you want. Lectures from accomplished in-field professionals, mind mapping in small groups, and significant levels of solo activity will stretch you in new and dynamic ways. The courses are dynamic, challenging, fast-paced, thought-provoking, and exciting sessions that will prepare you for the future with confidence.

► Why should I learn Java?

Java may be the most used and popular programming language in the world. Part of the reason Java is so popular is that it is one of the few almost completely Object Oriented Programming Languages. This makes Java applications easier to create and it keeps the code and function both modular and flexible. Java is also critical for creating Droid apps and is used in large companies for their enterprise software. With Edge Tech Academy’s Full Stack Java Development course you will also learn new and critical technologies including AngularJS, ECMAScript, RESTful APIs, JEE, and Hibernate to allow you to build amazing software applications.

► Why should I learn JavaScript?

Used universally on the web, JavaScript, along with HTML and other technologies make the “view layer”, or the GUI (Graphic User Interface), work. JavaScript is one of the most simple, versatile, and effective languages used to extend functionality in websites. Uses range from on-screen visual effects to processing and calculating data on web pages with ease, as well as extended functionality to websites using third party scripts. JavaScript is more important than ever because it is the next generation code that allows a website to work for a whole variety of browsers and platforms. In our Full Stack JavaScript Development course you will learn JavaScript and numerous complementary technologies like Node.js, AngularJS, Express, MongoDB, and others that allow you to make faster, better functioning websites.

► Why should I learn C# and .Net?

Microsoft C# is a software component that runs on the Windows operating system and is the Microsoft strategy for connecting systems, information, and devices through web services so people can collaborate and communicate more effectively. It is the primary language for developing Microsoft applications and is integrated throughout Microsoft products. It provides the capability to quickly build, deploy, manage, and use connected security-enhanced solutions through the use of Web services. C# also provides tools and libraries that enable developers to create Windows software much faster and easier and benefits end-users by providing applications of higher capability, quality, and security. Learning it opens up a new world of potential opportunities to work on Microsoft-based applications.

► Why should I consider a career as a Software Developer?

There are many reasons to consider software development for a career. Consider the pleasure you can derive from developing software products that help others in a variety of ways. Maybe you are interested in the flexible scheduling of being a self-employed programming contractor. Maybe it’s your chance to use your problem solving skills without having to spend years in a position to be trusted to contribute.Still looking for a reason?

Conduct an employment search for programming jobs that require Java, JavaScript, or C#. We encourage you to evaluate the level of need for software developers and the compensation range that is being offered. Edge Tech Academy is focused on your career training – including insuring you have a complete understanding of the opportunities available to you upon successful completion of the program.

► Why should I consider a program that teaches 3 core languages, 3 databases, and much more?

With Edge Tech Academy’s multi language approach you can be positioned to maximize your employment opportunities in the software development and programming fields. This multifaceted approach positions you, as you transition into your new career, to support more elements from the database to front end of a software development project.

► What class schedules does Edge Tech Academy offer?

Edge Tech Academy’s focus is on getting you the technical skills needed to start your new career as quickly and as efficiently as possible. Our program is 5 hours per day, 4 days per week, and is eligible for Federal Financial Aid assistance for those who qualify. We offer training with both day and evening schedules, providing you the flexibility you may need for your current employment while training for a new and exciting career.

► How soon can I get started?

New students can start in our program every 5 weeks. Contact us today to get our current schedule.

► How do I get started?

Getting started is easier than you might think. Click on the Request Info button or call us at 866-411-1586. Our Admissions Representatives are here to help you take your first step toward a new and exciting career as a software developer with training from Edge Tech Academy. Regardless of where you are in your decision-making process, our representatives are ready to answer your questions and get you the information you need to make the decision that is right for you. Are you ready to take the first step towards a new career?

► Do you help me with employment opportunities?

Yes! The team at Edge Tech Academy understands that gaining the technical skills is just part of the process of being ready for employment in the software development field. We place emphasis on developing the skills that will help you turn your dream of a new career into reality. We do this by working together to identify local employers who are hiring and , simultaneously, prepare you to successfully interview so that you are positioned to get the job you want. Throughout our program you will be working with our Career Services team as they help you increase your “opportunity” quotient. In addition, you will create projects during the program that will serve as your software development portfolio so you will have actual examples of your work to share with prospective employers.Edge Tech Academy does not guarantee employment.

► What is the typical day in the program like?

High energy, hard work, and learning fast. As you progress in the program, lectures will get shorter as you spend more time coding and designing on your own and in small groups; always with our experienced instructor’s guidance.

► What equipment do I need?

All you will need is a laptop computer that meets specific requirements, which Edge Tech Academy will provide. We’ll provide the power, an internet connection, and a second monitor to give you additional screen space as you learn.