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At any time, our online application can be completed to begin the admissions process. The application only takes a few minutes and is reviewed within 1-3 business days. After applying online, our admissions advisor will reach out to set up a meeting if the potential student has not yet met with an admissions advisor.

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We encourage all prospective students to schedule a discovery meeting with one of our admissions advisors. This initial meeting is a one-on-one virtual tour.  We will resume meeting one-on-one at our campus in Fishers or Indianapolis, Indiana location once COVID 19 restrictions are lifted.   The meeting will allow our admissions team to get to know the potential student and ensure the best course options are presented to meet the individual’s needs and career goals. Our advisors will give a quick tour and also cover all financial and scholarship options in the meeting.

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Once students have successfully passed our admissions assessment and have met our acceptance criteria, they will need to secure a class spot with a non-refundable tuition deposit and a completed financial agreement. We encourage the deposit and financial agreement be completed following acceptance so that a space in the class is guaranteed.


Accepted students are required to complete pre-work before the first day of an immersive coding or cyber security course.

Pre-work includes A+ fundamentals for cyber security and HTML and CSS fundamentals for coding, a light overview of the basics, and is between 15-20 hours of pre-work.

Get started on your coding or cyber security journey!


What kind of jobs could I get after graduating from the IT Professional course?

Job positions targeted for this course could be a network administrator, network field technician, or a technical support role. Internally focused tech support roles are generally called Help Desk and external, customer-focused roles are generally called Technical Support. 

Do I need my own computer?

Yes, you will need your own computer for this course.

Can I take the IT Professional course back-to-back with another course?

We generally recommend you get some real-world experience before continuing your learning with Eleven Fifty Academy. Part-Time courses are a great option for individuals who are actively working yet want to further their education to create more career opportunities.

What if I want to extend my learning after this IT Professional course?

You can continue your education with the Sec+ certification and the Range at a discounted rate, or you could dive into coding with one of our courses in the future. We recommend getting some industry experience before making that jump into coding.

What are the salary ranges for a graduate of this IT Professional course?

The entry level salary ranges are from $35,000-50,000 or equivalent hourly rates. These types of jobs are entry level and can oftentimes be contracted, hourly pay jobs. 

How is the IT Professional course different from other Eleven Fifty courses?

This course is a true entry level IT course with hands on labs to prepare you for getting a job. This course will cover topics more around computers, how they work, and the software that companies use to run their businesses as opposed to our Coding Courses, where we teach you how to use logic and actually program those computers.  

What certifications can I earn in the Information Technology Professional course?

Upon passing your tests, you will receive two globally recognized certifications: CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+. You will also receive a Red Badge from Eleven Fifty that can be shared on your resume and LinkedIn to signify your successful completion of the course. 

Does this IT Professional Course require any coding or IT experience?

No, this course starts from the very basics from a technical standpoint. 

Can I learn coding on my own and get a job?

Plenty of computer programmers are self-taught, but many will tell you that it took quite a while to become proficient and job-ready. As with learning anything new, your proficiency will come down to the amount of time you put into it. Learning on your own may take more time for you to get a job, but with enough dedication, it is possible.

How many hours a day should I practice coding?

When you’re learning to code, consistency is key. While you don’t need to spend all day, every day writing code, at least one hour a day will help you progress. Your time commitment will depend on your other responsibilities, so determine how much time you can afford and try to aim for about seven to 10 hours per week.

Can I learn Python on my own?

It is possible to learn Python on your own, but the hours required to become proficient can be a barrier for some. A coding bootcamp is often an easier way for new coders to use Python. You’ll not only have instructors to help you learn how the language is used for machine learning and computer algorithms, but you’ll also have opportunities to test your skills and develop a portfolio.

How difficult is coding to learn?

Anyone can learn to code, but those who have strong logic skills will likely find it easier to grasp. A background in computer science will give you a leg up, but it’s not necessary to get started. The full coding bootcamps—such as those offered by Eleven Fifty—run at a fast pace, but instructors are committed to helping students progress with confidence.

If you want to join a bootcamp but are worried about the costs, Eleven Fifty’s Free Intro to Coding course will cover financial aid options for students.

How does Google Grasshopper compare to a coding bootcamp?

Google’s Grasshopper is an online learning platform that helps beginners learn what coding is and the basics of programming. While it’s great for getting a taste of what coding is all about, a free intro course like Eleven Fifty Academy’s Intro to Coding is a more effective way to get hands-on learning and gain insight into what a career in computer science could look like.

What coding language should I learn first?

The most common coding languages are HTML and CSS. These are often referred to as the building blocks of digital design: HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is what makes up the content—text and images—of a website, whereas CSS (Cascade Styling Sheets) is used for website design elements such as background colors and visual effects.

How do beginners learn to code?

Learning to code starts with understanding the common programming languages and how they’re used. A beginner will also learn the various types of coding, whether it’s for web development or designing software programs. Depending on the type of work you want to do, you’ll then choose which programming languages you’ll need to learn, whether it’s CSS3, Ruby on Rails, HTML5, or Java.

What websites teach coding for low costs or free?

Low-cost or free websites that offer programming courses include Khan Academy, Skillshare, Udemy, Codecademy, and Coursera. Free and budget-friendly online coding courses can help prospective students decide whether a career in coding is right for them.

What are the best free online coding courses for beginners?

One of the best free online coding courses for beginners is Eleven Fifty Academy’s Intro to Coding course. Students come away with a foundational knowledge of HTML and CSS and learn what types of careers are available for computer programmers.

Other notable free programs include Galvanize’s data science free prep program, which digs into the fundamentals of the programming language Python. Hack Reactor has a self-guided software engineer free prep program that teaches Javascript basics, and Coursera has a host of free online courses that cover programming languages such as Python, C#, HTML, CSS, and Javascript. There’s even a free intro to coding course offered by Google called Grasshopper.

Can you teach yourself coding?

A number of computer programmers are self-taught. While it’s possible to learn coding skills on your own, your progress will depend entirely on how much time you can afford to spend learning fundamentals and practicing coding.

Many computer programmers turn to coding after years of working in a different industry, proving that a career in coding after 40 is possible.

Can I learn coding online for free?

There are online coding introductory tutorials from programs such as SkillShare, Udemy, and Codecademy. Many of these programs will have some free offerings, but they’re really just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to learning to be a programmer.

Free courses such as Intro to Coding from Eleven Fifty will get you started on the right path, but you’ll need to log many coding hours to be ready for a job as a computer programmer.

Where can I learn to code for free?

If you’re considering a career in computer programming, Eleven Fifty Academy has free coding classes that can help you decide whether coding is right for you. While you won’t come out a pro, you will get an introduction to common programming languages HTML and CSS, and will likely come away with a better idea of which coding language interests you most.

You’ll also gain some insight into the type of career you see yourself pursuing, whether it’s becoming a web developer or finding a role in software engineering.

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