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 Aug 22 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 Nov 7 deadline.

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 NOT SURE WHETHER DEVELOPMENT OR DESIGN IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Connect with Prime's admissions team to learn more about both programs and help determine which path is right for you.

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What are people saying about Prime?

"Today was my first day as a UX Designer with a job!!! You guys did such an incredible job preparing us for this field. I tracked with everything they were talking about and I was even able to contribute a couple thoughts and questions in my first meeting with my team. Prime definitely prepared me to hit the ground running!"
"My experience at Prime Digital Academy was transformative. I've never experienced education in a more immersive, well-supported, and holistic way. The instructors' don't consider you just a number (as I've experienced in so many mainstream institutions); they really want you to succeed. My life has been forever changed for the better."
"The learning is intense and the teachers know how to push you to the edge of your abilities and then watch as you make things happen that you wouldn't have thought possible. The amount of knowledge you absorb is incredible. What you find is that your classmates and the Prime staff is there to support you throughout the entire experience."
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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.
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.
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.
Granicus
Software engineers are at the heart of GovDelivery’s business, and Prime’s program is an innovative solution to developing more of them the Minnesota way—by tapping the amazing talent pool we already have. We believe Prime can connect hundreds of new people with rewarding careers in technology and that it will be a competitive asset to our business and the State of Minnesota.

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?

REALWORLD 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.

INDUSTRIALSTRENGTH TRAINING

Prime was born right here in the midwest's software industry and is focused on helping developers 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 software 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.

LEARN FOR YOURSELF

We’re extremely proud of the strong community at Prime and we love highlighting our culture for prospective students and interested people from the community. If you’re curious about what student life at Prime is like, sign up for a 1:1 conversation with a member of our admissions team below!