Create tomorrow.

Software is changing the world. Individuals with the skills to design and build it are now essential in every industry but there aren’t enough of these professionals to go around. Prime is proving that the midwest has an untapped army of smart, passionate problem solvers ready to change the world through software—we’re here to get them ready.

Working directly with local tech employers, we’ve created programs that equip emerging engineers and designers with the skills they need to make immediate contributions. Prime students learn modern technologies, practical methodologies and critical behavioral skills through carefully crafted curriculum and hands-on work on real world projects. Prime’s immersive programs empower learners from diverse backgrounds to begin their new careers in months, not years.

Full Stack Engineering

Prime’s full stack engineering course arms students with the skills and hands-on experience to develop complex software to solve the real world businesses problems.

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Apply before the Jun 30 deadline.

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User Experience

Prime’s user experience curriculum provides students with practice in research, prototyping, and evaluation in order to design software that is usable and meaningful.

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Apply before the Aug 4 deadline.

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 NOT SURE WHETHER DEVELOPMENT OR DESIGN IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

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What are people saying about Prime?

"I came to Prime with virtually no coding experience. Not only did I learn to code, I also built a talented, supportive network with my cohort, other Prime students and Prime staff. I had moments when I felt lost, frustrated and overwhelmed, but because of the positive and supportive environment, I was able to keep moving forward."
"When I applied at Prime I was worried and uncertain about my future. Prime guided me through this period of my life and gave me a clear and steady path to a future I can be excited about."
"It took me a week after graduation to get a job. the hiring network was fantastic and there were a lot of potential opportunities to connect with companies and recruiters. On top of ALL of that, the people are the best part. There is a real sense of community and genuine support from both the teachers and students."
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Nerdery
We are always looking for smart people who’ve taken the initiative to learn to program. A traditional computer science background is a lot less important to us than a passion for problem solving and the ability to do the work.
When I Work
What excites us about Prime is their passion for truly preparing new developers for the realities of the tech industry. The disciplines and expectations that Prime instills with graduates is what's been missing from traditional academic tech programs.

CRC

Seeing so many folks truly interested in development because of what it allows them to do and how it allows them to solve problems is a refreshing change to the average 4-year program candidate.
Optum
Prime is taking a wonderfully balanced approach to molding excellent junior developers that I can see making great contributions from Day 1 on the job. I was majorly impressed.
Recursive Awesome
The students from Prime are immersed in real-world software development experience. These are the type of students you should be looking at having within your organization. Employees who are agile, think differently and bring a diverse background of experiences to their job.

Midwest x Tech Talent 

Prime is proud to be helping the midwest develop tech talent to address the growing need in our economies. The Department of Employment and Economic Development predicts that more than 200,000 new tech jobs will be created in Minnesota alone in the next decade. Competition for talent is already at or near all-time highs with negative unemployment in some areas. This environment has encouraged employers to embrace non-traditional sources for talent and discover the benefits of building a team with more diverse backgrounds. Prime is part of the innovative MSP TechHire coalition that is working to help develop the talent businesses need while creating opportunities for groups underrepresented in our tech economy.

 

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How is Prime Different?

REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE

The rapid advancement of technology means that designers and developers are constantly asked to tackle problems they’ve never seen before. Accordingly, continuous learning in the face of ambiguous problems is a critical skill. Prime tackles this head on by engaging students on real-world projects within the curriculum. Alumni leave Prime with actual client projects in their portfolios and the confidence they can tackle the demands of the job.

INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH TRAINING

Prime was born right here in the midwest's software industry and is focused on helping technologists who want to build a career here. Armed with feedback and partnership from hundreds of local employers hungry for tech talent, Prime leverages these connections to ensure our curriculum keeps up with the rapid changes in our local industry.

HUMAN CENTERED EDUCATION

Success as a tech professional demands a lot more than technical know-how. Prime has become known for its dedication to a human-centered educational philosophy which values communication, collaboration, problem solving and peer interactions as much as technologies and methodologies. Prime graduates fly in the face of industry stereotypes by wielding technology and empathy with equal acumen.

Not sure where to get started?

We know there's a lot to learn when you're considering attending Prime, so we offer many different ways to get your questions answered! 

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Attend a virtual Q&A

Each week a member of our team hosts a Question & Answer session where we answer common questions of prospective students. RSVP to learn more!

Schedule a 1:1 Call

If you want to talk through your specific circumstances around attending Prime, sign up for a 1:1 conversation with a member of our admissions team!