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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 Introduction to Java Course through Teachable before the first day of class.

Throughout the three-month bootcamp, students complete pair programming, work with mentors and instructors, and produce a coding final project, which they present to potential employers and other interested parties on demo day. New classes are offered every 6 weeks.

Upon graduation, the team at Claim Academy helps place graduates in companies as Full Stack Software Developers in Java and .Net software development. Claim Academy graduates have been hired into major companies like Daughtery Business Solutions, Carfax, Technology Partners, Centene Corporation, Clearent, and OneSpace.

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  • Cybersecurity Analyst Evening

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    Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking
    In PersonFull Time20 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,998
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationSt. Louis
    From individuals, to businesses, to the U.S. Government, employers are struggling to find qualified entry-level cybersecurity professionals to protect their systems from cyber attacks. Students will learn how to plan, implement and upgrade security measures and controls by establishing plans and protocols to protect digital files and information systems against unauthorized access, modification and/or destruction. Learning takes place over the course of 20 weeks, where students will cover topics such as Introductory Python, Security Application, Perimeter Security, Cloud & Wifi Security, and ultimately preparing students to complete CompTIA Security+ certification. Students in the Cybersecurity program receive one free CompTIA Security+ examination as part of their tuition.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Cybersecurity Analyst Immersive

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    Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking
    In PersonFull Time45 Hours/week14 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$14,998
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationSt. Louis
    From individuals, to businesses, to the U.S. Government, employers are struggling to find qualified entry-level cybersecurity professionals to protect their systems from cyber attacks. Students will learn how to plan, implement and upgrade security measures and controls by establishing plans and protocols to protect digital files and information systems against unauthorized access, modification and/or destruction. Learning takes place over the course of 14 weeks, where students will cover topics such as Introductory Python, Security Application, Perimeter Security, Cloud & Wifi Security, and ultimately preparing students to complete CompTIA Security+ certification. Students in the Cybersecurity program receive one free CompTIA Security+ examination as part of their tuition.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Front-End Javascript Developer Immersive

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    JavaScript, Agile
    In PersonFull Time45 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$13,998
    Class size20
    LocationSt. Louis
    Among the most promising and fastest growing skills in the United States, Software Development jobs are growing at a rate of 17% according to the U.S Department of Labor and Statistics. With this growth comes a tremendous shortage of qualified applicants to fill over 400,000 new developer positions each year. In 2020, it is predicted that there will be over 1.5 Million positions that remain unfilled. (Source: US Bureau of Statistics). According to data from StackOverflow, JavaScript is the most popular Web technology, in use by nearly 70% of Professional Developers. This is not a surprise, as according to a Web Technology Surveys Report, JavaScript is used by over 95% of all websites as of June 2019. Claim Academy helps to address that unmet demand for programmers by providing training that empowers our students to step right in to the industry as entry-level programmers. Overview: Our 12-week course in Full Stack Javascript covers the principles of developing in industry-standard environments using Agile methodology and RESTful Web Services.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Front-End Javascript - Evening

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    JavaScript, Node.js, Agile
    In PersonFull Time15 Hours/week20 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$13,998
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationSt. Louis
    Among the most promising and fastest growing skills in the United States, Software Development jobs are growing at a rate of 17% according to the U.S Department of Labor and Statistics. With this growth comes a tremendous shortage of qualified applicants to fill over 400,000 new developer positions each year. In 2020, it is predicted that there will be over 1.5 Million positions that remain unfilled. (Source: US Bureau of Statistics). According to data from StackOverflow, JavaScript is the most popular Web technology, in use by nearly 70% of Professional Developers. This is not a surprise, as according to a Web Technology Surveys Report, JavaScript is used by over 95% of all websites as of June 2019. Claim Academy helps to address that unmet demand for programmers by providing training that empowers our students to step right in to the industry as entry-level programmers. Overview: Our 20-week course in Full Stack Javascript covers the principles of developing in industry-standard environments using Javascript, Agile methodology, and RESTful Web Services.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Full Stack C#/.Net Online

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    AngularJS, Git, C#, JavaScript, .NET, ASP.NET, jQuery, Design, CSS, DevOps, Front End, Scrum, Agile, MVC
    OnlineFull Time15 Hours/week20 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$10,500
    Class size0
    LocationSt. Louis
    Learn the tools and skills you'll need to be a professional C#/.Net programmer and developer. This online 12-20-weeks course features daily lectures, intense homework and project workloads, hand-on experience with the latest technologies, and in-depth instruction on working in a collaborative development environment. Our online program is ideal for those who want to learn the skills necessary for entry-level software development jobs, but who cannot commit to the immersive, full-time on-ground program. Our project based approach creates a day where you experience mentor led and instructional sessions. Deploy your applications to the web and beyond. Join us!
    Financing
    Deposit500
    Financing
    Lending partners like Leif, Climb Credit, Upstart offer financial loans and living expense loans. Go ahead apply
    Tuition PlansYes
    Refund / Guaranteeyes
    ScholarshipYes
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPrework and Technical interview.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Full Stack C#/.Net Software Developer Immersive

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    AngularJS, HTML, Git, C#, JavaScript, .NET, ASP.NET, jQuery, Design, CSS, DevOps, Front End, SQL, MVC
    In PersonFull Time45 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,500
    Class size20
    LocationSt. Louis
    Learn the tools and skills you'll need to be a professional .Net/C# programmer and developer. This full-time, 12-week course features daily and weekend lectures, intense homework and project workloads, hand-on experience with the latest technologies, and in-depth instruction on working in a collaborative development environment. Our project based approach creates a day where you experience pair programming, mentor led and instructional sessions. Deploy your applications to the web and beyond. Join us!
    Financing
    Deposit$500
    Financing
    Lending partners like Climb Credit, Leif, Upstart offer financial loans and living expense loans. Go ahead 
    Tuition PlansYes
    Refund / GuaranteeYes
    Scholarship$500 Women in Technology Scholarship $1,000 College Upgrade Scholarship $500 Minority Scholarship $500 Veteran Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPrework and Technical interview.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Full Stack Java Software Developer - Evening

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    Git, Java, Agile
    In PersonFull Time15 Hours/week20 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$14,998
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationSt. Louis
    Among the most promising and fastest growing skills in the United States, Software Development jobs are growing at a rate of 17% according to the U.S Department of Labor and Statistics. With this growth comes a tremendous shortage of qualified applicants to fill over 400,000 new developer positions each year. In 2020, it is predicted that there will be over 1.5 Million positions that remain unfilled. (Source: US Bureau of Statistics). According to the STLCC Workforce development group, the most sought-after specific skills among St. Louis region tech jobs in 2014 were SQL, Oracle resources, and Java programming. Developers in the Java environment are the backbone of large corporations in the St Louis region, and demand has never been higher for entry-level programmers. Overview: Our course in Full Stack Java covers the basics of full stack development in industry-standard environments using Java, Agile methodology, and RESTful Web Services.
    Financing
    Deposit500
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Full Stack Java Software Developer Immersive

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    HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, Design, CSS, DevOps, React.js, Java, Front End, Scrum, Agile, SQL, MVC
    In PersonFull Time45 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,500
    Class size20
    LocationSt. Louis
    Learn the tools and skills you'll need to be a professional full stack Java programmer and developer. This full-time, 12-week course features daily lectures, and project workloads, hand-on experience with the latest technologies, and in-depth instruction on working in a collaborative development environment. Our project based approach creates a day where you experience pair programming, mentor led and instructional sessions. Deploy your applications to the web and beyond. Join us!
    Financing
    Deposit$500
    Financing
    Lending partners like Climb Credit, Leif, Upstart offer financial loans and living expense loans. Go ahead apply
    Tuition PlansYes
    Refund / GuaranteeYes
    ScholarshipYes
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPrep work and technical interview
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Full Stack Java Software Developer Online

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    MySQL, HTML, Git, JavaScript, Design, CSS, DevOps, React.js, Java, Front End, Scrum, Agile, SQL, MVC
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week20 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$14,998
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationSt. Louis
    Learn the tools and skills you'll need to be a professional full stack java programmer and developer. This online 12-20-weeks course features daily lectures, intense homework and project workloads, hand-on experience with the latest technologies, and in-depth instruction on working in a collaborative development environment. Our online program is ideal for those who want to learn the skills necessary for entry-level software development jobs, but who cannot commit to the immersive, full-time on-ground program. Our project based approach creates a day where you experience mentor led and instructional sessions. Deploy your applications to the web and beyond. Join us!
    Financing
    Deposit$500
    Financing
    Lending partners like Leif, Climb Credit, Upstart offer financial loans and living expense loans. Go ahead apply
    Tuition PlansYes
    Refund / GuaranteeYes
    ScholarshipYes
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginners
    Prep WorkPrep work and technical interview
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes

2 Scholarships

  • $500 Claim Academy Scholarship

    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

    • All courses in St. Louis
  • $500 Claim Academy Scholarship

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

    Eligibility

    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)
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    Travis Mathis • Business Development Manager Verified via LinkedIn
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    I've had a wonderful experience working with Claim Academy, since becoming a part of the team I have gotten the opportunity to help change lives. Aside from the military, I have never been a part of such a dedicated structure that focuses primarily on professional development. I am proud of the decision I have made in joining Claim Academy, I do know the impact in changing lives is serious and it happens everyday right here. In a world that is becoming completly digital, Claim Academy continues to move at the speed of Technology.

    Very Respectfully,

    Travis J. Mathis

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    Tony Paolucci • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    I found Claim Academy during my job search and dicided it was time I do something to advance my career and get into the field that I've been trying to get into since college. the instructors were very knowledgeable on what they were teaching us and were available if you need help. The course isn't easy but it isn't so difficult that you can't complete it. It is a lot of work and caused some late nights but the knowledge I have now has made it more than worth it.

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    A wonderful experience with the instructors, peers, and staff at Claim Academy. Please be advised that if you plan to change your life, come prepared and willing to make sacrifices. Claim Academy will help you every step of the way, but you bring your own motivation to the course. With the effort put in, you will go far. Highly recommend to those willing to put in the effort!
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    - 12/18/2020
    Joseph Ojo
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    Claim Academy provides empowerment at a rate unimagined. The instructors demonstrates a deep understanding of not just what the Syllabus entails but the additional support and tools that real job environment demands. The provided a very friendly learning space in spite of the challenges of the Pandemic. The staff of the academy are very supportive as well. They also promised to walk the journey to success with their student. If you desire knowledge in the field of Cybersecurity and at a rate that combines both practical and theory, Claim Academy is highly positioned offer you a great deal. Dr Tom. and Victor. Thank you so much. 
  • Dave Kaewkampol • Graduate
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    I had no regrets choosing Claim Academy, my over all experience was challenging and rewarding. Their instructors were very good at what they do, I started this course from having little to no experience at all to being able to create a web application. All the staff were very nice and very helpful and will provide you with resources to help you with your project and finding a job as well as your soft skills.
  • Psyche Southwell • Graduate
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    Claim Academy’s strength is surely the staff. The Java instructors are accomplished, industry leaders who ensure we’re learning the right things. They often go above and beyond the call of duty. Kenn Juma’s generous guidance, for example, helped me complete a project I was really proud of. My mentor, Alex Duncan, was such a huge resource and had a knack for making new concepts click. I graduated into a tough job market, but staff members like Lynn Kuhlmann and Olivia Bury were invaluable advocates for me getting the chance to present as a candidate for key positions. In the end, I landed a dream opportunity. Claim was instrumental in getting me there. 
  • Nelson Gonzalez Jr • Owner/Operator of JR TECHNOLOGIES LLC • Graduate
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    Coding can be a tough. It takes a lot of practice and determination to figure out solutions to technical problems and learn how to use them creatively. Claim Academy gave me the tools and confidence to create wonderful looking and functional web applications. 
  • Alexander Dirkers • Full Stack .NET Developer • Graduate
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    We've all heard of the saying Rome was not built in a day. I firmly believe that Claim Academy has brought this vision to life within myself and numerous other graduates. 

    From Day 1 the course was challenging and intense, from the early start in the morning to the late nights reading and immersing myself in C#. Class was usually done after a few small coding challenges in the morning, with lectures and hands on coding challenges with instructors in the afternoons, followed by studying for a few hours each evening after leaving the Academy.

    I was very fortunate to find myself accepted and a part of this awesome career path in the guiding hands of Ola and his staff. Each person at Claim brought their own brand of expertise and initiative to my learning experience and I was truly able to bring my dreams to life thanks to both their and my own hard work.

    If you have any desire to change careers into software development, Claim Academy was an amazing resource and continue to provide me and others with daily job offers, networking opportunities, and career spotlights from a large group of employers.

    I highly recommend Claim Academy, and I would gladly say they helped my dreams become reality.
  • EBillClasen • Graduate
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     Awesome!  Claim Academy teaches students many new skills along with the basic programming.  By the time you are finished, you will have gained so much knowledge, you will not believe it.  At the end, you will be able to create a full stack a web application that has “real world” applications. Depending on which course you choose, you will probably also learn, Java, JavaScript, HTML5/CSS, Spring Framework, Bootstrap, Node.js, MySQL, Testing, Maven, GitHub, Visual Studio Code, React, Hibernate, Junit, MVC framework, XML, JSP, JSTL, Servlets, Eclipse, Soap and Restful Techniques, Debugging, Agile Methodology, presentation skills, and interview prep.  Phew!  I know, but you will be able to do it, from all the knowledge you will have learned here.  Plus, the interaction with classmates and mentors, along with the support and career assistance of the staff is terrific! 
  • Zach Baker • Graduate
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    It's a very fact paced curriculum and is split up into different blocks. The first part of the day is going over exercises and reviewing the previous day's lecture. The day is capped off with the lecture. Throughout the course employers and alumni come by to give presentations, to help network. Near the middle of the course they teach soft skills and resume building, along with mock interviews. Best of all they take the GI Bill, so as a veteran it didn't cost me anything to attend.
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    3 months of stress, hard work, frustration, then understanding and amazement upon learning and doing. Be prepared to work hard. Overall, it’s worth it. But don’t expect it to be handed to you. It’s 12 weeks of self sacrifice and dedication, so only attend if you’re willing to do just that. 
     
    I can not say enough good about Lamar, Praneeth, and Hiram. They are excellent teaching instructors who really know their stuff. To this day, I can still message Lamar with a question and he will respond. That kind of dedication can’t be overlooked. 
     
    The overall structure of the program, however, does need some restructuring. For my cohort, we had one single mentor who also had to spread his time between the C# class, as well as the class that was a few weeks ahead of us. I recommend Claim hire specific mentors, one for Java, one for C#, one for the 9-12 week capstone period. Without this, it makes the course a lot of teaching yourself for the first six hours until the instructor arrives. This does make you become more self reliant on learning, and though appreciated, when you consider a lot of people are quitting their jobs to attend this program, not to mention paying a substantial amount, I personally would have appreciated more time learning with a physical person. 
     
    I did feel the curriculum was a little outdated. That’s not to say you don’t learn a lot. But I do feel some parts were ultimately unneeded. We learned a lot that seemed to be the “harder” way to do things or that were outdated, and I ended up feeling like the time could have been better spent on other topics or learning a little more about a previous topic. 
     
    The best advice I can give to anyone is to start early. I attended the cohort in February, and in December I was teaching myself HTML5, CSS, and JS so I hopefully wouldn’t fall behind once the class started. That allowed me the luxury of studying on other parts that I didn’t feel as strong in while others were learning these during I believe our 5th week. It ultimately led me to become a better programmer by taking initiative on my own. 
     
    I feel the best thing Claim does lies in their access to business partners. This was ultimately my reasoning for attending Claim as I wanted more ways to advertise myself. My cohort had the unluckiness of taking place during the Covid-19 outbreak and that did make the program more stressful than it would have been otherwise. Normally a question could be asked and the instructor could walk to your desk and solve it in a minute. With an online program, you had to share your screen, scroll through all your code to find the issue, then fix it, which would turn small bugs into 10 minute long problems and if multiple individuals had bugs, you can see how this could take up 30 minutes to an hour of class time. Claim did take initiative and I appreciated the way they handled the situation, but I would be lying if I didn’t say it wasn’t stressful and what solely resulted in the reasoning for my 3 star overall experience. I believe had the world issue not have occurred, this would be an easy 4 star experience.

    3 weeks have passed and no one has received a job at this time from my 10 member cohort, but the world is just now starting to get back to normal and I would like to update this review once that time comes. It was just an unfortunate situation for those attending at this time, so be sure to do extra research and don't let my situation persuade you. Most individuals will never experience a bootcamp in this fashion and that should be duly noted here.
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    This is a great 12 week coding course. I felt they did a really good job handling questions and helping us through our time there. 

Claim Academy Outcomes

* These outcomes are not audited by Course Report. In some cases, data is audited by a third party.


99%
Graduation Rate
100%
Employed
$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:

Full Time, In-Field Employee
91.7%
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position
0.8%
Short-term contract, part-time position, freelance
7.6%
Employed out-of-field
0.0%

Notes & 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.

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