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Claim Academy

Average Rating4.44
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Claim Academy is a 3-month developer coding and software training bootcamp in St. Louis that offers 12-week to 20-week classes in full stack Java, C#/.NET, Javascript, and Cybersecurity analysis. Claim Academy is approved to operate by the State of Missouri Department of Higher Education to train IT professionals. Students can apply with with little to no programming experience, but should be prepared for an in-person or webcam interview, and should complete the In...

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  • Courtney Samuels
    Graduate • Full Stack Java Software Developer Online • St. Louis
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    Aug 14, 2022
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    Do yourself a favor...

    Claim Academy was the best decision I could have made. I decided to go to Claim Academy after my first semester of grad school at a 4 year university. The program I am enrolled in is suppose to teach a complete beginner coding skills. My university failed phenomenally, with most of my beginners java class averaging a 68 on an open note open book final exam. I decided to find someone who could teach what I needed to know. Claim Academy not only taught me Java, but also taught me tools I n...
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  • Leticia Weigand
    SAHM • Student • Full Stack C#/.Net Software Developer Immersive • St. Louis
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    Feb 18, 2022
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    Full Stack C#/.Net Developer

    Might not be for someone that needs to be hand in hand with instructor.  I'm more of that individual but I stuck through it with the help from all the instructors, students and mentors.  The mentors do give you that one on one time you might need just need, so take advantage of it.  School allows for a lot of self growth and instruction with feedback and direction from instructors.  I chose Claim because of the Veteran approved programs they work with such as Vet Tec.  This school has de...
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  • Aaron Trigg
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    Dec 23, 2021
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    Fullstack Java Developer

    Having no prior training whatsoever, Claim Academy showed me that anyone can learn coding. This experience was amazing. The instructors were both knowledgeable and patient. My online classmates were so supportive. The help you receive both during and after training is incredible. Claim is hands down one of the best schools I ever attended.
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  • Justin
    Claim Academy graduate • Graduate
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    Dec 22, 2021
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    Java Full Stack Developer Course

    The Java Full Stack Developer program is a super intensive 12-week fulltime course for those want to do full stack development. It's a great way to learn how websites/apps work from front end (Spring or REACT) to back end (Java) to the sql database. Consider this to be websites/apps A to Z. Because at the end, 'you' will build a full app yourself! Claim is a super Veteran-friendly school with good admin support, and a staff that is not necessarily trying to mold each student to be a cert...
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  • Maximo Taveras
    Graduate • Cybersecurity Analyst Evening • St. Louis
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    Dec 22, 2021
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    Cyber Security Certified

    If you know nothing , Maximo.... Go to this class. The teacher is patient and an expert. However , unlike " those who don't know, Teach." attitude..  Claim teachers are in the field and have been for years. You will get the bare knowledge and inside skills that will help you succeed in IT and in life. What are you waiting for? Advance your life NOW! With people that will help you before, during and after you become a master in your field.
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  • Gregory Hopkins
    Graduate • Cybersecurity Analyst Evening • St. Louis
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    Dec 22, 2021
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    Cybersecurity

    I'm a retired military veteran in need. I highly recommend Claims Academy if you want to start a new career in the IT field. The staff phenomenal, knowledgeable and very patient if you have no background in the IT field.
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  • Chris Petersen
    Helpdesk Analyst • Graduate • Cybersecurity Analyst Immersive • St. Louis
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    Nov 16, 2021
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    Caution

    While it is accurate that Cybersecurity is an active and growing industry, do not believe that a Security+ certificate and 0 tech industry experience will reasonably land you a cybersecurity position. 

    The course helped me pass this difficult exam, and has a great staff, but it is better for a future Cybersecurity professional to get IT help desk experience or a bachelors degree before trying to make the leap into cybersecurity. If you have either of these things, this course is f...
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  • Sarah Hayse
    Graduate • Full Stack Java Software Developer Immersive • St. Louis
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    Aug 14, 2021
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    There were... problems

     During my time at Claim Academy, quite a few things went wrong.  At first I blamed the pandemic, but by graduation it was clear that the school was also at fault due to poor management.  Here are some things I encountered:  
     
     1. This was supposed to be an in-person course.  I specifically chose it for this reason because I learn better in person. Due to events below, it was only in-person for the first 3.5 weeks. The remainder of instruction was nothing but zoom meetings.  This ...
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  • David Elfrink
    Graduate • Full Stack Java Software Developer Online • St. Louis
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    Aug 13, 2021
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    Full Stack Java Developer Course Review

    Claim Academy is amazing at what they do and how they run the program. If you need help they will be there every step of the way. That being said is don’t be afraid to reach out and ask questions to both the staff and the other students. There is always something new you can learn from everyone. This course will definitely keep you engaged as long as you are willing to put in the effort.
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  • Daniel Gray
    Software Developer • Graduate • Full Stack C#/.Net Software Developer Immersive • St. Louis
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    Aug 13, 2021
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    Good Experience

    I learned a lot during the time I attended Claim Academy. I do hope they continue to only get better. .
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  • Matthew
    Graduate • Full Stack Java Software Developer Immersive • St. Louis
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    Aug 13, 2021
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    Learned JAVA and some React.  I had previously attended Digitalcrafts ATL, and it is hard not to compare.  Unfortunately Claim doesn't come close to Digitalcrafts in terms of quality.  Our instructors(we went through 3) at Claim seemed to be part time while at Digitalcrafts they were full time.  We spent about 3 hours a day actually with the professor in a zoom call, any other communication was on Basecamp (and it was horrible).  As students we made our own zoom calls with each other to ...
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  • Carl Citchen
    Graduate • Full Stack Java Software Developer Immersive • St. Louis
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    Aug 13, 2021
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    Great Opportunity

    I believe Claim Academy is a great opportunity for anyone looking to challenge themselves with learning a new skill and possibly a new career path.  From an administrative standpoint, Travis Wyrick and Matthew Hook were excellent in helping me find out about the VETTEC program to pay for the course.  Training wise Denish Otieno and Lamar Myles were as good as it gets to help new students understand such complex material.  They were always helpful and wanted students to learn.  Also, your...
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Claim Academy Alumni Outcomes

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Of the students who enroll at Claim Academy, 99% graduated. 97% of graduates were job-seeking and 100% of job-seeking graduates found in-field employment after 180 days and report a median income of $63,134. Below is the 180 Day Employment Breakdown for 132 graduates included in this report:
180 Day Employment Breakdown
DescriptionPercentage
Full Time, In-Field Employee91.7%
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position0.8%
Short-term contract, part-time position, freelanceN/A
Employed out-of-fieldN/A
Notes and Caveats
Our demo day and hiring events are well attended by regional and local employers. Employers continue to hire more grads from Claim Academy with some having more than 9 alumni.
* These outcomes are not audited by Course Report. In some cases, data is audited by a third party.

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Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive Claim Academy scholarship for $500 off tuition!

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Offer is only valid for new applicants. Applicants who have already submitted an application cannot claim this scholarship.

Qualifying Courses

  • Full Stack C#/.Net Software Developer Immersive (St. Louis)

Recent Claim Academy News

Jess Feldman
Published July 29, 2021
Course Report · Course Report Coding Bootcamp News Roundup - July 2021 This July, we’re reporting on one huge ($850M!) bootcamp acquisition and $35 million in bootcamp fundraises. Two higher ed experts opined about both sides of the debate around expanding federal funding like Pell grants to short-term programs like bootcamps. We’re also covering what bootcamps need to do beyond just tea...
Liz Eggleston
Published March 17, 2020
Schools and universities may be scrambling to figure out remote learning, but coding bootcamps have essentially been preparing for this since 2013. Online coding bootcamps already use Zoom video, Slack, GitHub, and VS Code Live Share for pair programming, online lectures, and to connect mentors and instructors with students. Of course, you can learn to code online – but it doesn’t stop there!...
Liz Eggleston
Published October 29, 2019
What Is VET TEC? VET TEC is a high-tech training pilot program that doesn’t use GI Bill benefits and pays a monthly housing stipend to students in the program. VET TEC stands for Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses. In other words, veterans can attend a coding bootcamp for free without using any GI Bill benefits! VET TEC vs GI Bill Of course, many coding bootcamps now a...
Liz Eggleston
Published August 06, 2019
As summer meanders into its final weeks, does back-to-school season make you long to be back in the classroom? It’s not just high schools and colleges that are about to reboot their classes in fall – these coding bootcamps all have upcoming courses online and in-person to jumpstart your new career starting in Fall 2022! Apply today and you could be a developer by the time 2023 rolls around! ...
Imogen Crispe
Published June 29, 2018
  In the coding bootcamp industry in June 2018 the biggest trend we saw was coding bootcamps funneling grads into apprenticeships! We also saw two big fundraises by bootcamp-adjacent organizations, we heard about some interesting new legislation which could change how online bootcamps operate, and some bootcamp alumni launched exciting new careers. We also look at the effect bootcamps are ...
Imogen Crispe
Published March 29, 2018
In our March 2018 technology bootcamp news roundup, we discuss all the industry news that we've been talking about at Course Report! We have some fun celebratory announcements, we looked at news about the positive impact bootcamps are having on individuals and companies, and the debate continued between coding bootcamps and computer science degrees. We heard about some great student exper...
Lauren Stewart
Published January 18, 2017
You’re probably familiar with the term “hacking,” but do you really understand the importance of cyber security? Did you know that cybersecurity jobs will grow 31% through 2029, much faster than average job growth? Cyber security is comprised of technologies and practices to protect networks, computers, software programs, and data from attack, damage, or unauthorized access. The need for te...
Lauren Stewart
Published December 30, 2016
It’s that time again! A time to reflect on the year that is coming to an end, and a time to plan for what the New Year has in store. While it may be easy to beat yourself up about certain unmet goals, one thing is for sure: you made it through another year! And we bet you accomplished more than you think. Maybe you finished your first Codecademy class, made a 30-day Github commit streak, ...
Imogen Crispe
Published February 11, 2016
How much do coding bootcamps cost? From students looking for free coding bootcamps to those wondering if an $18,000 bootcamp is worth it, we understand that cost is important to future bootcampers! While the average full-time coding bootcamp in the US costs $13,584, bootcamp tuition can range from $7,800 to $21,000. So how do you decide what to budget for? Here, we break down the costs of cod...
Liz Eggleston
Published January 12, 2015
  Alex is the Director of Operations at Claim Academy in St. Louis, and Arjun worked at Starter League in Chicago before moving to Claim to work on their curriculum. Arjun and Alex tell us about the importance of building a developer community in St. Louis, the rising interest in QE and QA classes, the makeup of their ideal student, and their outreach in the wake of Ferguson.   Arjun, te...

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Claim Academy costs around $15,998. On the lower end, some Claim Academy courses like Full Stack C#/.Net Online cost $10,500.

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Claim Academy offers courses like Cybersecurity Analyst Evening, Cybersecurity Analyst Immersive, Front-End Javascript Developer Immersive, Front-End Javascript - Evening and 5 more.

Where does Claim Academy have campuses?

Claim Academy has an in-person campus in St. Louis.

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