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Claim Academy

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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 Intro...
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  • LaTasha
    LaTasha
    Graduate • Cybersecurity Analyst Evening • St. Louis
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    Jul 09, 2024
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    One of the Most Extensive Programs I Have Experienced

    I attended and graduated from the 24 week Cybersecurity Cohort.  The program gets it right, and it is probably better than some of the degree programs I had looked into through the local universities.  I am in an IT group on Facebook and a lot of the members stated that the curriculum they get through their degree programs doesn't prepare them because they don't extensively get to participate in hands on labs.  The instructors are real world experienced individuals at Claim Academy, and ...
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  • Alexander Speed
    Graduate • Cybersecurity Analyst Immersive • St. Louis
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    Jun 06, 2023
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    From 0 to Certified in 14 weeks

    I took the 14-week Cybersecurity course, after which I passed the CompTIA Security + exam on my first try.  But in addition to that, I practiced and gave presentations on Linux, Active Directory, Python, and even the programming of microsystems.  The numerous Labs throughout the course made learning the concepts of cybersecurity more accessible and memorable, especially as I did not come from an IT career.  
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  • Kee Maloney
    Student • Full Stack Java Software Developer Online • St. Louis
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    Apr 21, 2023
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    The Claim Academy DIsaster

    I recently attended Claim Academy for 3 weeks .Our First week the instructor went on vacation , and there wasn't a backup instructor in place. They called in favor to have friends in the industry teach. I was like ok whatever, but due to the mixing of instructors, they were just teaching random things and there was no curriculum for them to follow. By week three we had made it to our fourth instructor , who openly admitted he didn't know what was going on and wasn't a very good teacher. ...
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    Ola Ayeni of Claim Academy

    CIO

    May 02, 2023

    Two weeks after one of our Java classes started, one of our full time instructors, took a planned and scheduled vacation overseas. This vacation had been planned since December of 2022. Substitutes were organized to cover for him for two weeks vacation. Everything was covered accordlingly with instruction, pair programming and mentoring sessions were taken care of. When the instructor came back from his vacation, he continued to teach the class. 
    I would assume you left the program because you are not sure the Department of Veteran Affairs was going to pay your tuition and also pay you your living and housing allowance( BAH). 
    We were told by the department of Veteran Affairs that our recertification process or the RBS review they are conducting would not impact current VA students. But it did, for that we apologize. It was out of our hand.  You see, every year all organizations has to do a recertification with the department of Veterans Affairs in order to accept GI Bill students like you.  At the time of this writing, we have completed our recertification and RBS review. We wish you the best.
  • Charles Millison
    Graduate • Cybersecurity Analyst Immersive • St. Louis
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    Apr 14, 2023
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    Great instructors!

    Knowledgeable instructors who are experts in their field and will do anything to help you succeed.  This course 100% prepared me to pass my security+ exam on the first try.  They even provide free housing in the St Louis area for those who need it.                                                                                                                                                                                                           
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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
    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
    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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Claim Academy Alumni Outcomes

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Employment Rate
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Graduation Rate
63,134
Median Salary
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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Recent Claim Academy News

Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated July 01, 2024
Happy Summer! This month at Course Report, we released our Best Cybersecurity Bootcamps list for 2024 — check it out if you are looking to launch an in-demand career this year! This June, five coding bootcamps announced cohorts that will be fully or partially funded through grants (read FREE to you)! A Southern coding bootcamp landed a one-million dollar fundraise, and two interesting partnerships with coding bootcamps were announced. We re rounding up the latest about diversity ...
Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated 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 teaching students to code, and we ll share a bunch of partnerships that are giving validity to the ...
Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated July 02, 2024
Career centers and workforce development grants are a key resource for unemployed/underemployed workers looking to re-skill. Around 12 million people have contacted their local career centers this year, which is 8.5 million more than in 2019. Federal programs like WIOA (the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act), the CARES act, and even initiatives run by your city or state can make it possible to attend a bootcamp tuition-free! But these programs can be difficult to ...
Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated December 26, 2023
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! Maybe you ve needed to learn SQL for a while, or sharpen your data science skills, or ...
Alicia Boddy
Alicia Boddy
Updated January 11, 2024
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 V eteran E mployment T hrough T echnology E ducation C ourses. In other words, veterans can attend a coding bootcamp for free without using any GI Bill benefits! Insider Update FY '24 is the last year of the VET TEC pilot program. The pilot program will end on 4/1/24 or when funding is exhausted. The VET TEC Authorization ...
Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated July 05, 2024
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 2024! Apply today and you could be a developer by the time 2025 rolls around! If you re interested in going to coding bootcamp soon, act quickly, as many of these fall coding ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated February 16, 2021
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 having on tech industries in areas around the world, which bootcamps are offering ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated 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 experiences at bootcamp, some wonderful diversity initiatives, and new scholarship opportunities. ...
Lauren Stewart
Lauren Stewart
Updated June 05, 2024
Most high-salary industries need more diverse workers, and tech is no exception. The conversation about diversity in tech usually focuses on gender, diversity encompasses racial, socioeconomic, cognitive, and experiential differences. Think pieces and diversity reports show large tech companies admitting they have a problem and beginning to address the diversity in tech crisis, but can the industry really change? Even if companies make public commitments to hiring ...
Lauren Stewart
Lauren Stewart
Updated July 13, 2023
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 technical security talent is increasing and Security Bootcamps are launching to fill ...
Lauren Stewart
Lauren Stewart
Updated 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, or maybe you even took a bootcamp prep course so let s cheers to that! But if learning to code is still at the ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated May 13, 2024
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 coding bootcamps . Methodology This is a cost comparison of full stack web development (front ...

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FAQs

How much does Claim Academy cost?

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

What courses does Claim Academy teach?

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.

Is Claim Academy worth it?

The data says yes! In 2018, Claim Academy reported a 99% graduation rate, a median salary of $63,134, and 100% of Claim Academy alumni are employed.

Is Claim Academy legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 187 Claim Academy alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Claim Academy and rate their overall experience a 4.41 out of 5.

Does Claim Academy offer scholarships or accept the GI Bill?

Yes, Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive Claim Academy scholarship for $500 off tuition! Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive Claim Academy scholarship for $500 off tuition! Claim Academy accepts the GI Bill!

Can I read Claim Academy reviews?

You can read 187 reviews of Claim Academy on Course Report! Claim Academy alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Claim Academy and rate their overall experience a 4.41 out of 5.

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