Web Development Bootcamp

Collaboration between Lighthouse Labs and the University of Guelph.

Build software and become a Junior Web Developer in just 12 weeks.


Calling all UofGuelph students! Ready to think like a programmer and create through code? In partnership with Lighthouse Labs, you'll be provided with mentorship and a data-driven curriculum to enter into the world of coding and web development.

What you will learn

JavaScript is the universal programming language of the web. You'll gain firsthand experience with Javascript and Node ecosystems, as well as modern tooling and libraries such as Babel and webpack.

Relational and document databases are two of the prevailing paradigms used today. We'll teach you to be comfortable with SQL, object-stores, and properly model a database.

This dynamic duo of language & framework is one of the most widely used and polished modern technologies for web development. You will gain familiarity with Rails core concepts, like the MVC design pattern, and how to communicate with databases to persist data.

Computer science concepts like data transformation and algorithms help developers understand the theory of how computers and programs work. You'll establish a solid foundation, giving you a stronger advantage in your technical interviews and career growth.

HTML and CSS are the building blocks of the modern web. You'll learn to create gorgeous responsive UIs for web apps, not only with HTML5 and CSS3 but also modern front-end tools like Babel and Webpack.

Understanding how software components should be organized is an essential skill for career growth as a developer. You'll learn software architecture by studying programming practices, from good database modeling to abstraction and well-encapsulated code, as well as modular design.

In a short span of time, React JS has become one of the most used JavaScript frameworks. While building a single page application, you'll learn a new way to think about structuring your user interface by using components, one way data flow and the Virtual DOM.

Testing code manually can be tedious. Capable developers are expected to include automated tests along with the code that they write. We'll teach you methodologies and best practices such as Test Driven Development along with tools such as Mocha, Chai, Selenium and RSpec.

The goal of our Web Development Bootcamp is to transform you into a professional web developer. You'll come to understand coding logic using popular languages and frameworks like JavaScript & Ruby on Rails while learning how to think like a programmer by building software from the ground up.

Download our curriculum package for a more detailed look at our program.

Bootcamp Testimonials

Rachel, co-founder FetchNot only do you leave with a new skill set under your belt, you meet a significant amount of super talented and passionate people.

Rachel Ng

Co-founder of Fetch

Read More about Rachel's experience

Andre SoesiloI would like to thank Lighthouse Labs for helping me land a position at Axiom Zen. I wouldn't have been able to do it without their connections and great web development course that brought me up-to-date with the newest technology.

Andre Soesilo
Senior Product Engineer, Routific.

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Our students put their trust in us, so we hold ourselves to the highest standards to ensure that everyone coming into our program is set up for success.

A short 5-10 minute application for you to introduce yourself, including your education and coding experience, plus your super power. You know, the important details that will help us get to know you. New cohorts fill up on a rolling basis so make sure to submit your application as soon as possible!


You can book in for your group interview during the application process, otherwise you will be emailed with a link to book it in later. We want to meet you, get to know you better and talk all about bootcamp. This is also your opportunity to ask us anything and potentially to meet some of your future classmates!


After the group interview, successful candidates will be sent over instructions to take our logic test and materials to prepare for and take the technical assessment. You do not need to have prior experience in coding or data science to perform well on these tests. These are both multiple-choice and done online on your own time within a 2-week period of your group interview.


The first step to becoming a developer is laying your foundation with our Prep Modules. The 70 hours you'll spend on completing prep will introduce the basic technologies you'll use throughout bootcamp, including: HTML, CSS, Ruby, JavaScript, and git. You are required to complete the Prep Modules beforeyour first day of bootcamp.




  • ✔︎ Personalized, 1:1 career support
  • ✔︎ Full-time Bootcamp
  • ✔︎ Demo Day
  • ✔︎ 3 Career Workshops
  • ✔︎ Lifetime Access to Job Resource
  • ✔︎ Personalized Job Searching
  • ✔︎ Networking on Behalf of Students

* All prices are in CAD. Taxes are included.

A 10% deposit is required to secure your spot.

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Personalized digital skills training that meets you where you're at and connects you with where you want to go.

Filling out an application only takes 5-10 minutes. You've made it this far down the page, why not take the next step?

Lighthouse Labs

University of Guelph x Lighthouse Labs About Our Partnership

University of Guelph OpedEd will offer Lighthouse Labs’ Web Development bootcamp, designed to launch and advance students’ careers through data and technology education.

The Digital Industry in Ontario is developing rapidly and this collaboration will ensure students develop the future skills required to meet the province’s labour market demands and continued growth of the technology sector.


95% of our job-seeking graduates have been hired within 180 days! You can view the complete breakdown of our employment statistics in our Student Outcomes Report.

No formal education is required to being admitted to Lighthouse Labs! While having some coding knowledge always helps, your background does not matter as much as a genuine interest in development and a raw determination to succeed in this challenging environment.

If you’re interested in our bootcamp but brand new to code, our Intro to Web Development courses are a perfect way to figure out if you're ready for a career as a developer.

The bootcamp educational model is built very differently from the ones you experienced in high school and/or university. Lighthouse Labs practices a flipped, immersive model of education that puts the emphasis on the development of practical skills through building real-world applications using an incremental and cumulative collection of tools and best practices.

Lectures take up a maximum of two and a half hours in any given day, with another eight to ten hours being spent each day working in a lab setting. You can expect to introduce yourself to new concepts through readings and exercises, getting your knowledge bolstered and backfilled with lectures throughout the week. You can learn more about the bootcamp experience our blog post: So You Want To Take A Bootcamp

It is our core belief that 80% of the learning should be done on the job and we’ve tailored every part of our program around it. Our curriculum is constantly interrupted by a community of passionate developers based off feedback from employers, students, alumni and industry trends. We won’t teach you everything about software development (that takes years of practice), but we will give you the foundation so you can continue learning in your new career as a developer as quickly as possible.

For more details, read about our Education Philosophies or explore our Student Outcomes Report.

While our philosophy is based around mastery and not credentials, we do provide our Bootcamp graduates with diplomas upon graduation.

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