Community Management Foundations

Become a Community Manager in 12 weeks

Get hands-on education, mentorship,  practice, and support to land a full-time job in community.

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Join an engaging, purposeful,
fast-growing field

There's never been a better time to begin a career in community. While community and community roles have been around for years, the last five years have seen tremendous growth in this space.


Community industry salary averages, reported in USD, based on title:

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Community Manager
Senior Community Manager
Head/Director of Community
Our research shows that about half (49%) of Community Managers have fully remote roles. That's over twice as many as the average across all industries (18%).
Sourced from the The Community Club Job Survey

An immersive, supportive learning experience combined with job search help

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Small Cohorts

Cohorts are capped at 15 students, to give them hands-on attention and deep relationships with peers and instructors.

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Expert Instructors

C School is unlike other online courses; here, you have a team of professionals dedicated to helping you make a career shift.

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Practical Approach

C School is the only program offering aspiring Community Managers the education, resources, and hands-on support to land their first CM job.

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Vetted Peer Network

You'll get access to a private community with peers and industry-renowned experts. Community access is free, forever.

What you'll learn over 12 weeks

Essential Community Knowledge
Week 1
Foundations of Community Management
Week 2
Engagement, Content & Moderation
Week 3
Community Operations & Workflows
Week 4
Community Strategy Development
Week 5
Community, Product & Support
Week 6
Community Outcomes: Content, Acquisition & Retention
Week 7
Community & Business Health
Week 8
Being an Internal Community Expert
Land a community role
Week 9
Career Paths & Specializations
Week 10
Mock Interviews with Peers & Resume Revision
Week 11
Mock Interviews with Community Hiring Managers
Week 12
Career Fair

Create a portfolio you can submit with job applications

The assignments in Community Management Foundations are designed to have real-life practical application to your work. This portfolio can then be used when applying for community roles to show that you've mastered these skills.

The capstone of the portfolio work is a community strategy pitch that combines all of the learning of the first eight weeks of the course, plus practice presenting a pitch to a team of your peers.

Portfolio assignments include:
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Content calendar
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Platform proposals
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Moderation scenarios
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Strategy pitches
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And more!
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If you’re wondering if C School is worth it: consider I went from being a simple enthusiast to getting hired and managing a community of 300+ professionals before the program was done. My advice? DO IT, fam.
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Osama Qureshi
Community Manager, Emeritus

Tuition & Scholarships

$3,000 USD
What's Included:
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9 weeks of live classes with your cohort and instructor
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Guided group work sessions and work-applicable projects with instructor feedback
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Office hours with your instructor
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Sessions with senior and executive community guest speakers
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Access to a private, vetted peer network of other community leaders, rising and current
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Access to course content (including templates, and recordings) forever
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Career services support including resume building, interview preparation, and a career fair
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C School tuition is $3,000 USD per student.

In addition, we offer payment plans of three, six, and 12 months for students who are paying tuition themselves.

Finally, scholarship funds are available for every C School cohort, and we strive to admit students regardless of their ability to pay. If you feel this program is a good fit for you, please don't hesitate to apply. Our team is ready to work with you!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this course for?
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C School is for aspiring community management professionals ready to make a commitment to getting their first job. C School is an especially good fit for those looking to grow their career in community management beyond their first start-up or tech role. The most qualified students for the program will have highly developed transferable skills in collaboration, independent time management, and written and verbal communication.

C School was designed for US-based job seekers, but we can usually accommodate international students — we encourage you to apply anyway.

Currently, C School is only available to applicants who are 18 years and older. This program is fully remote, but best suited for applicants in EST, Central, and PST time zones.

What is the time commitment?
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C School students can expect to spend about ten hours per week on live classes, peer group sessions, and independent study combined throughout the course of twelve weeks. Most live sessions take place in the range of 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. EST.

What if the schedule doesn't work for me?
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We know this can be tricky, so we vary the meeting times for each cohort to provide a wider range of options for students across time zones. If you know you'd like to do C School but the timing of the upcoming cohort doesn't work for you, please do apply and make a note about availability in your application. We will follow up when we have a cohort running during a more convenient time for you.

Why this price?
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C School tuition is set at a level that allows our dedicated, full-time staff to offer the best possible training. We believe our graduates will be well-equipped to succeed in the job market, and for them to be compensated in their first role in the range of $65-75k USD annually, with lots of potential for growth. While many career-change programs require students to commit 10-15% of their prospective salary to their education, we expect our students' total investment will be more like 4%.

Still have questions? You can email our team for additional help at