Flex Program Timeline

The Flex Program allows you to craft a path to mastery which fits the unique needs of your schedule.

In the Flex Program, you will learn what you need to launch your career while working around your existing schedule. That means you learn and build on your own time while accessing our staff through online chat and regular office hours. When you work with a mentor, you get the advantage of 1-on-1 code review from an experienced engineer.

While the program is designed to be flexible, it is still a major commitment and you will be challenged. To be successful, you will need to commit at least 20 hours per week and seek support from your mentors, instructors and classmates.

Ultimately, the timeline for launching your career is entirely in your hands!



How Much Time Do You Have?

The first step towards understanding what the program might look like is understanding how much time you have to devote to it. Our students come from all sorts of different backgrounds:

The Full-Time Professional or College Student

If you are already working or studying a full-time, you can likely make time to code during the evenings and on the weekends.

Typical: 20-30 hrs/wk

The Part-Time Professional

If you are working part-time to pay the bills but can't stop coding otherwise, you're in a great position to take on Flex!

Typical: 30-40 hrs/wk

The All-In Viking

If you have cleared your calendar in preparation for diving deep into Viking and can't wait to get started, the sky is the limit!

Typical: 40-60 hrs/wk

The key with a program of this difficulty and duration is to build a sustainable routine for coding. Remember that it's a marathon, not a sprint!





How Long Will It Take?

Because we cover more ground than anyone else, the Viking program is a significant commitment. The exact amount of time it takes you will heavily depend on a few key factors but we typically benchmark the total time to finish the curriculum at around 1200 hours.

Based on our experience, there are a number of factors which might slow or speed your progress:


Accelerators

Things that will REDUCE the time it takes you to finish the course and land a job
  • + Prior technical experience
  • + Being active on Slack
  • + Collaborating with other students
  • + Working with a Mentor
  • + Studying in large continuous blocks
  • + Maintaining life balance
  • + Hustling hard to make friends in the industry
  • + Being relentlessly resourceful in the face of obstacles

Detractors

Things that will INCREASE the time it takes you to finish the course and get a job
  • - Working amidst interruptions
  • - Not asking for help when stuck
  • - Working only in small doses
  • - Taking large chunks of time away from coding
  • - Copy-pasting code without understanding it
  • - Trying to debug by using "guess and check"

How many months does the program take?

Across all students who have taken the program so far, the typical amount of time required to graduate is 8-10 months. The table below should help you decide which program fits your goals and circumstances best:


Hours Per Week Months Best Program
Below 20 N/A Basic (not recommended)
20 12-14 Basic or Standard
30 8-10 Standard
40 6-8 Standard or Guaranteed
60 5-6 Guaranteed


If you have any additional questions about how the program is structured, check out the Flex FAQ Page or shoot us an email at flex@vikingcodeschool.com.

Ready to join Flex? Find the perfect plan:

Dial in exactly the level of support that fits your needs.


Basic tier

BASIC

$290/mo

Independent and on a budget


Best-in-class curriculum


24/7 Chat Access

Hacker Office Hours

Access to Speakers


 

Career Office Hours

Alumni Network



Join Basic

Suggested hrs/wk: 20+

Standard tier

STANDARD

$590/mo

Part-time and switching careers


Best-in-class curriculum


24/7 Chat Access

Hacker Office Hours

Access to Speakers

Weekly 1:1 Mentor Sessions


Career Office Hours

Alumni Network

1:1 Mock Interviews

Offer Negotiation Support



Join Standard

Suggested hrs/wk: 20+

Accelerated tier

GUARANTEED

$1,490/mo

All-in and ready to rock!


Best-in-class curriculum


24/7 Chat Access

Hacker Office Hours

Access to Speakers

3 Weekly Mentor Sessions


Career Office Hours

Alumni Network

1:1 Mock Interviews

Offer Negotiation Support

Custom Career Coaching

Job Guarantee



Join Guaranteed

Suggested hrs/wk: 40+


Basic tier

BASIC

$290/mo

Independent and on a budget


Best-in-class curriculum


24/7 Chat Access

Hacker Office Hours

Access to Speakers


Career Office Hours

Alumni Network



Join Basic

Suggested hrs/wk: 20+




Standard tier

STANDARD

$590/mo

Part-time and switching careers


Best-in-class curriculum


24/7 Chat Access

Hacker Office Hours

Access to Speakers

Weekly 1:1 Mentor Sessions


Career Office Hours

Alumni Network

1:1 Mock Interviews

Offer Negotiation Support



Join Standard

Suggested hrs/wk: 20+




Accelerated tier

GUARANTEED

$1,490/mo

All-in and ready to rock!


Best-in-class curriculum


24/7 Chat Access

Hacker Office Hours

Access to Speakers

3 Weekly Mentor Sessions


Career Office Hours

Alumni Network

1:1 Mock Interviews

Offer Negotiation Support

Custom Career Coaching

Job Guarantee



Join Guaranteed

Suggested hrs/wk: 30+



We're excited to help you launch your career!
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