Classes To Remain Remote Through At Least July

[updated 4.5.22]

We have decided to remain remote for all our programs starting in through July. While some of you may be eagerly anticipating our return to in-person classes, we still have many students and staff that are not ready to commit to returning to in-person school and work quite yet. There are still concerns from individuals with compromised immune systems or those who have family members with co-morbidities. 

Our planning process has also been hindered by recent inflation, including the runaway increase in gas prices, which further complicates the affordability of in-person classes. We are currently working on a long-term plan and expect to announce that at the end of April.

We do miss the in-person experience and look forward to seeing our students in person again. However, our graduates are finding career success, and a significant number of applicants still have concerns or barriers to in-person training.

All part-time programs starting in 2022 will be remote. Many of our part-time students and applicants have expressed concerns ranging from commute time to immunocompromised family members and would prefer remote classes. Delaying the return of part-time classes will also give us time to learn from the return of full-time classes so that we can make the necessary adjustments for our part-time classes. 

Any student in a class that starts online will not be expected to switch to attending in-person, even if we open the building to active classes that started online in the future.

Remote learning at NSS works

Our graduates are finding jobs!

We’ve proven that remote learning at NSS works, as measured by student skill assessments and graduate placement rates. The most recent stats from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission reveal a placement rate of 87.9% for students across all programs that graduated between July 2020 and June 2021, during the worst of the COVID job market. When you adjust the time frame to allow all graduates at least a six-month job search, that number is even higher!

Also, the live online environment is actually training our students for the actual work environment that most of our graduates are being hired to work in. Our last survey of graduates found that over 90% were hired into a job where they are working either completely remote or are remote several days a week - they are telling us that our current training environment is preparing them for the work environment they are finding on the job. (Check out our latest blog post to learn more about our remote learning experience.)

Now is a great time to start a career in tech in Nashville! Nashville’s tech community is growing every day and the number of new jobs available is growing with it.

What’s Nashville Software School’s online program like?

We have brought our complete in-person experience into a synchronous online learning environment. We recently spoke with our instructors and alumni to get the inside scoop on real-time interactions in NSS’s virtual classrooms. Hear what they had to say in this blog post.

Here are some other aspects of remote learning at NSS:

  • All of our courses are synchronous, instructor-led, and project-based. Students are expected to meet via Zoom, our virtual classroom, during class hours. Students have the same hours of contact with instructors as they have in the in-person version of our programs.
  • Our ratio of 8-10 students per instructor remains the same.
  • Our Career Development team has adapted their events and made them virtual. You’ll get the same support in preparation for your job search as you would have if we were in person. In fact, many of our events have been more effective online than in person. Plus, our team will continue to work with you until you land your first tech job.
Other questions?

If you have questions about our career launch programs, introductory classes, or our virtual learning environment, we encourage you to attend one of our monthly Info Sessions. Many of your questions will be answered and you’ll also have the chance to get answers to your questions from our staff and an alumni representative. 

If you have questions about your specific situation, please contact us here or via email.

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Highlights from our blog...

The Online Learning experience at NSS

March 30, 2022 -With our hands-on, synchronous online learning environment, students get real-time interactions with their instructors and classmates while still having all the perks of remote learning. Discover the pros of online learning with NSS! Read more.

Data Analytics: The Online Experience

March 16, 2021 - We caught up with Full-time Data Analytics 2 graduates Dez Brooks and Mia Soza to ask what their online experience was like at Nashville Software School. Read more.

Web Development: The Online Experience

February 15, 2021 - We caught up with Emily Hartzell, a graduate of Web Development Cohort 42, who’s now a working junior developer, to ask what her online experience was like at NSS. Read more.

Remote learning for remote Working

April 28, 2020 - With many freelancers working 100% remote and even more traditional organizations allowing developers to work remotely at least part of the workweek, we want to prepare our students for opportunities of all kinds, including remote work. Read more.