FAQ

FAQ2019-06-07T15:01:10-04:00
Are classes offered online?2019-06-07T14:54:13-04:00

All of our classes are held in-person to help our students network with our instructors

How big are class sizes?2019-06-07T14:54:38-04:00

During fundamental courses, your class sizes will average 25 people. As you move to advanced topics and specialize in a stream, class sizes are generally reduced to 5-10 people.

If I join a program, how often will I have class?2019-06-07T14:57:14-04:00

On average, you will have 3 classes a week. Classes are held in the evenings, generally between 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. We do our best to run classes on Monday – Thursday, but you may have the odd Friday or weekend class.

I don’t have a STEM background, is that okay?2019-06-07T14:56:59-04:00

You do not need a STEM background to join our programs. However, please see our applicant expectations below:

Mathematical Finance and Data Science Program

We expect students to have, at a minimum, a bachelors degree, a beginner knowledge of a programming language, and to have successfully completed a university-level math course.

Software Development Program

Students must pass Lantern’s initial assessment that focuses on algorithmic thinking, flowcharts, and algebra.

Please contact our admissions team to help determine if you could be a fit for our programs.

What requirements does my laptop need?2019-06-07T14:58:30-04:00

There are no special requirements for laptop specifications. Any work done with large data sets utilizes the cloud to remove the need for a powerful laptop.

How can I prepare for the program?2019-06-07T14:57:53-04:00

Please send us an email (contact@lanterninstitute.ca) so that we can send you our recommended preparatory material.

 

How much are upfront deposits?2019-06-07T14:58:12-04:00

Upfront deposits range from $1,500 – $4,000. Deposits are determined by our admissions team by assessing level of education, experience, soft skills, and motivation.

How will Lantern Institute help me find a job?2019-06-07T14:58:39-04:00

Our instructors are senior professionals who are actively working in the industry. They tailor course content to the needs of the industry so you can ensure you are learning in-demand skills. These senior professionals also utilize their vast professional networks to help our students find and prepare for job openings that align with each student’s unique skill set.

In addition to our instructors, we work with industry-focused recruiting companies, hold networking events, and provide 20+ hours of soft skills training including resume workshops and interview preparation.

If the program isn’t right me, can I withdraw and get my deposit back?2019-06-07T14:58:56-04:00

We offer a 10-day period for students to try our program risk-free. If at any point during the first 10 days you do not feel the program is right for you, you can withdraw and receive your deposit in full. After the 10 days, students can withdraw at any time, but the deposit will not be refunded.