Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Atlas School?

Atlas School is a software engineering vocational school.

What is “peer-based learning”?

Peer-based learning emphasizes comprehension and teaches students the ability to learn in a collaborative environment. Project-based learning results in a greater depth of understanding of concepts, a broader knowledge base, critical thinking skills, and increased creativity. This approach also gives students the opportunity to explore problems and challenges that have real-world applications, increasing their long-term retention of ever-evolving skills and concepts and the ability to apply them once on the job.

Instead of focusing on simply teaching theory, we provide students increasingly difficult programming challenges in the form of projects, while giving them minimal initial direction on how to solve such challenges. As a result, students independently seek out the theory and tools they need, work to understand them, and then use them.

Why are your courses project based?

Project-based learning closely resembles what happens in a software engineer’s work environment. As a software or operations engineer, the job is about completing projects and solving problems. Graduates will need to collaborate with colleagues - not only engineers - and search for the information and tools that will enable them to accomplish their objectives and complete their respective work. As a result, students who graduate from our program are much better equipped to work in the tech field and to also learn relevant information very quickly, thereby ensuring their adaptability throughout the ever-evolving technological landscape.

Does Atlas School have instructors?

As a student, you will work with our education facilitators: professionals and software developers with experience in fields related to our course programs. Our education facilitators help students utilize the framework to solve problems, act as a resource when needed,  and oversee our curriculum.

Can I transfer external credits to Atlas School?

Atlas School does not accept course credits from external institutions. Refer to other institution's policies on whether or not they will accept Atlas School course credits.

What is the academic schedule?

Students are generally only required to be on campus for Peer Learning Days, which occur once a week. There may be other days when students must attend on-campus events as coursework requires. The campus is open 24/7 for students to access. Some parts of campus may close for external events. These closures will be communicated to students beforehand.

How do you place students in jobs?

We work with students throughout their time at Atlas School to ensure they are ready for entry into the workforce upon graduation. This includes teaching relevant professional development skills like resume building and networking, as well as offering several opportunities for them to interface directly with employers. We provide internal and external resources to assist students and alumni in the job search process, as well as access to 1:1 assistance with our staff.

What programs does Atlas School offer?

Check out our Programs page here.

Are tech careers in high demand?

Technology is increasingly important to our everyday lives. This won’t change, even when individual companies may struggle. There are so many industries—health, education, transportation, commerce—that will continue to rely on technological advances to keep up with our modern world. The Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development cites software developers in their top 25 critical occupations for the state of Oklahoma, and many more software related fields in the top 100.

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