Part-Time 48 Week Software Engineering Program

Project Shift's Software Engineering Fellowship, but part-time. You can keep working the job you have so that soon you can get the job you want. Just 2 week-night evenings and 1 Saturday a month.

Attend the Part-time Open House

Course Overview

Project shift is North Carolina’s top performing software education and number one rated code school in Raleigh and Durham. In order to adequately prepare you for years of fruitful work after graduation, we’ve integrated an introductory Computer Science course-load alongside our hands-on, Full Stack JavaScript curriculum.

All of this takes place over a 1 year of part-time classes in downtown Durham, North Carolina, followed by unlimited career services support.


Average number of DAYS from graduation to software engineering job.


Of graduates in good standing with Career Services receive an offer within 6 months of graduation.


Of ALL students (including non-graduates) receive job offers within 6 months of graduation.


Our students' average starting salary. The average mid-level software engineer in North Carolina makes $90k and the average senior makes $108k: achievable with 3 to 5 years of experience.

A Week in The Life of Our 48 Week Program

Tuesday Evenings, 6pm – 9pm

Lecture 1 and Paired Programming

Start off the evening with a lecture followed by paired programming with fellow students on the morning’s topic. Instructors and TA’s are there to guide you as you build real-world projects.

Thursday Evenings, 6pm – 9pm

Lecture 2 and Paired Programming

The next evening, we’ll dive into a different topics the builds on the previous evenings topic. Once again, we’ll begin with a lecture followed by paired-programming with the guidance of instructors and Teaching Assistants.

Only 1 Saturday a Month, 10am – 2pm

Lecture 3 and Career Development

Finally, we’ll end the week with another coding module, followed by a career development topic and the opportunity to book one-on-one office hours with instructors.

Finding a Job

A large part of why Project Shift is able to have such a high number graduates land jobs quickly is due to our full-time partnerships, career development, and career services staff that begin training students from day 1. After graduation, all students have weekly meetings with a Career Services coach. These services are available to you for an unlimited amount of time, until you find a job.

Here the 8 elements of a successful job search that we focus on in our custom Career Development Track.

A Unique and Genuine Why

A Solid Resume

A Professional Online Presence

Technical Interview Skills

Soft Interview Skills

Connections and Networking

Frequency of Coding Contributions

Unlimited Weekly Coaching

Tuition & Financing

 Part-time Tuition


We offer a $2,500 scholarship for women and other minorities in tech.


Just under half of our students finance their Project Shift tuition. We work with two lending partners, Skills Fund and Loanwell, to provide you with trustworthy and accessible options and payment terms.

Students can pay as little as $1,500 down and finance the balance of tuition over as much as 60 months. Students make interest-only payments while in the program. In addition, full-time students can receive financing for up to $7,500 in living expenses if desired. After applying to Project Shift, you will receive details on how to get pre-approved with our lending partners.

Return on Investement

Because we’re the only program in North Carolina to track and publish our statistics, we enable accepted candidates to calculate the ROI of our program and potential risk. According to a survey of past graduates on average they estimate a 5 year ROI of $150k+. Consider the following factors when figuring out your own ROI:

  • Your current cost of living
  • Your loan amount and interest to be paid
  • Your projected new salary (our average is $63k)
  • The length of time it will take you to find a job (our average is 40 days)
  • Your projected salary increase over the next 3 to 5 years (the average mid-level in North Carolina makes $90k and the average senior makes $108k).

Dates and Deadlines

Part-time Fellowship Part-time Dates Early Decision Deadline ($1k discount) Deadline to Apply
March 2020 (Capped at 20 students) March 24, 2020 to February 20, 2021 February 07, 2020 February 21, 2020
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