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Omaha Technical Learning Opportunities

Gathered by: Jade Jensen

Although not the tech hub of the United States, the tech industry is steadily growing in the city of Omaha. In the last five years, multiple tech schools/clubs/courses have become available for adults and children to learn tech skills. Many schools have adopted cirriculum teaching programming to students from K-12 and making children aware of the various careers in tech. Below is a list of technical learning opportunities available in the Omaha Metro.

Adult Learning

Omaha Technical Learning Opportunities

1. Omaha Data Science Academy

  • Course Length: Most are four week long courses
  • Average Cost: Varies, many courses are $3,500.00
  • Summary from Website:
      • The Omaha Data Science Academy is a one stop shop for the expansion of knowledge behind all things data science. ODSA is an accredited data science code school with a difference, its instructors work in the data science field and bring up to the minute relevance to the classroom. ODSA’s unofficial motto is: “Come learn from 6-9pm, what a data scientist did from 8-5pm.” The Data Science Academy is designed to teach a new set of skills to individuals who don’t need another degree. They are already being asked to do pieces and parts of data science, but simply don’t know how. ODSA’s goal is to not only teach them skills sets but to also help them understand how to implement their new found skills inside of organizations. ODSA offers in-classroom and live online, entry and (coming soon!) master level classes, for individuals, companies, and custom classes when needed.
        • Skills/Languages Taught:
          • Data Manipulation & Management
          • Data Visualization
          • Data Science
          • Basic Model Building
          • Mathematics of Model Evaluation
          • Python & Advanced Data Science Modeling
          • And more!

Metro Community College

2. MCC Code School

    • Program Length: 9 months part time
    • Cost: $13,950.00
    • Summary from Website:
      • The Metropolitan Community College Code School is a nine-month, hands-on program where students will learn computer coding skills while working in teams using Agile methodology, a proven, employer-desired structure for web development. The 20-hour per week, part-time program will immerse students in a curriculum designed to model a real-life career in web development.
    • Skills/Programming Languages Taught:
      • HTML
      • CSS
      • JavaScript
      • SQL
      • MVP
      • Angular
      • Java Spring
      • RESTful Web Services
      • And more!
Omaha Technical Learning Opportunities

 

3. AIM Code School (previously Interface Web School)

 

  • Program Length: 10 to 14 weeks (depending on course)
  • Cost: $5,500-$6,500 (depending on course)
  • Summary from Website: 
    • The AIM Code School is building people who build the web. Its goal is twofold: build people’s knowledge and skills for the web and increase the supply of technology talent for startups, small businesses, and corporations in the Midwest. AIM Code School provides practical training to meet the demands of job seekers and employers in today’s job market. AIM Code School offers students an immersive learning program lead by industry experts and a professional network that connects students and businesses throughout the Midwest.
  • Skills/Programming Languages Taught:
    • HTML
    • CSS
    • JavaScript/JQuery
    • Full Stack Java
    • .Net
  • Foundations of Web Development
  • Specialization in Web Development

Omaha Technical Learning Opportunities

4. Midland Code Academy

 

  • Program Length: Full-Time 12 Weeks
  • Cost: $12,000.00
  • Summary from Website: 
    • The Midland Code Academy is a full-time, immersive program designed to take you from beginner to career-ready in 12 weeks. The school helps you build connections within the Omaha tech community. MCA helps you can marketable skills by helping build your resume, learn interviewing tips, and communicate your technical abilities. You will learn the basics of web technology, how to connect with a server and interact with a database.
  • Skills/Programming Languages Taught:
    • HTML5
    • CSS
    • Node.JS
    • Angular
    • JavaScript
    • Web Technology
    • Connecting with a server
    • Interacting with a database

Youth Learning

Omaha Technical Learning Opportunities

 

1. Microsoft’s DigiGirlz

    • Program Length: Two Hour Workshop
    • Cost: Free
    • Summary From Website:
      • This free, hands-on session at Microsoft Store is a fun way for girls in middle school and high school (ages 14–18) to understand why computer science is important, and how they can use computer science to do things they already love doing even better.  During the Workshop, they’ll get an inside peek at what it’s like to work in technology; learn how to pursue their passion, no matter who they are; and see that a successful career in technology is within their reach. 
    • Skills Taught:
      • Careers in Computer Science/Tech
      • Coding Fundamentals/Introduction

Omaha Technical Learning Opportunities

2. Mystery Code Society

    • Program Length: Varies
    • Cost: Free
    • Summary From Website:
      • Mystery Code Society offers free, beginner to intermediate coding education to women, femmes, and non-men. Educational offerings include classes, workshops, meetups, and other educational events. Our focus is on students in 5th-12th grades but may include programs for women, femmes, and non-men of all ages.
    • Skills/Programming Languages Taught:
      • Introduction to JavaScript
      • JavaScript Video Games
      • HTML 
      • CSS
      • Website Development
Omaha Technical Learning Opportunities

3. Code Ninjas

    • Program Length: On-Going
    • Cost: Varies
    • Summary From Website:
      • In our core program, kids 7-14 have a blast building awesome video games and developing ninja coding skills on the path from white to black belt. Kids learn to code at their own pace through an engaging game-based curriculum. Drop-in at your convenience during weeknight and weekend student hours.
    • Skills Learned:
      • Coding
      • Robotics
      • JavaScript
      • C#
      • And More!

Omaha Technical Learning Opportunities

4. AIM Brain Exchange

    • Program Length: Short Workshops
    • Cost: Free
    • Summary From Website:
      • The Brain Exchange opened in 2016. Since then, we’ve given FREE tech educational experiences to more than 2,500 students. AIM Brain Exchange activities for youth are open to ages 7 – 17. At AIM, we know technology plays a key role in creating a future that works for everyone.
    • Skills Learned:
      • Varies on what is available.
Omaha Technical Learning Opportunities

 

5. Girls Who Code

      • Program Length: Varies (clubs are on-going based on age). Offer summer camps.
      • Cost: Free
      • Summary From Website:
        • Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. Girls Who Code Clubs are free after-school programs for 3rd-5th and 6th-12th grade girls to join our sisterhood of supportive peers and role models using computer science to change the world. 
      • Skills Learned:
        • Introduction to various programming languages
        • What is taught:
          • Variables
          • Loops
          • Conditions
          • Functions 
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