Primetime Education

A part-time program to meet your full-time goal.

Learn Part-time and Upgrade Your Full-time Career

Prime's part-time program takes the curriculum from our Full Stack Software Engineering Program and distributes it across a 28-week remote schedule. Each week will require about 20-25 hours of work.

We've heard from hundreds of prospective students who were eager to start careers in tech, but whose commitments (full-time work, family, etc.) meant that a “traditional” full-time weekday schedule wouldn’t work for them. Building on the experience graduating 100+ cohorts of software engineers and informed by our experience with remote study during the pandemic, we have developed a part-time program that we believe is a great fit for students who can’t commit to a full-time program.

We're accepting applications now! If you think a part-time program may be the best way for you to break into the software business, start your application today!

What Does Part-Time Study Look Like?

Even with a part time schedule, Prime is a big commitment. You should expect to spend on average about 20-25 hours a week between weekly class lectures, group work sessions and individual work time.  You will have required class to attend 3 days per week for the duration of the program. The breakdown of these classes are 2 class lectures and 1 group work session per week. 

Weekly Class Lectures

⏰ 7 hours per week 

The class schedule varies depending on the cohort. See the upcoming cohort roster below.

Twice a week we'll have instructor-led live video classes in the daytime or evening (depending on the cohort) covering technical content and career development.


Group Work Sessions

⏰ 3-4 hours per week 

Group work sessions will be scheduled when the cohort begins. 


Once a week you'll be required to participate in a 2-3 hour collaboration session with cohort peers to work together on assignments and group projects.


Individual and Group Work 

⏰ 12-14 hours

You should plan to spend 12-14 hours of self-scheduled study time outside of weekly class lectures and group work sessions.

During this time, you will be working on assignments and projects. When you are stuck or need help, you can seek support from peers, and attend office hours with a code coach.  


Schedule Format Hours Deadline Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Graduation
Part-time Remote W, R, 5:30-9pm CST Aug 18 Sep 18 Oct 16 Jan 22 Apr 17
Part-time Remote W, R, 10am-2pm CST Oct 6 Nov 6 Dec 4 Mar 12 Jun 5
In addition to the days and hours listed above, students should plan for this program to be 3 days per week to fulfill class and group work requirements.

When do we start?

Our part-time cohorts start approximately every 3 months. Check out the upcoming cohort schedule here: Full Stack Cohort Schedule.

Where do I start?

You are welcome to start an application now to see what will be asked of you but you can complete it over as many sessions as you'd like without any time limits.


Tuition for this program is $18,000. The same scholarships, grants and financing options that are available for the full-time program are available for the part-time program.

Vatti Cohort Graduation

Questions You May Have

The decision to embark on a new career is a big step and you're certainly going to have a bunch of questions. Below are a few you may have, if your question isn't answered here feel free to reach out and schedule time to discuss the program with us!

Still have questions?

We know there's a lot to consider before applying! Attend a virtual Q&A session where Prime staff, students, and alumni address potential students' most frequently asked questions! Sessions occur every other Thursday, 12:00-12:30pm CT. (RSVP required)

Ready to change your future?

Connect with our team! We're excited to chat and  answer your specific questions. Whether it's programming, finances, or applying, we're here to support you in every step. Let's launch your new tech career together!