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Claim Academy

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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 accredited and approved to operate by the State of Missouri Workforce Development 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.

Claim Academy reports a 95%+ placement rate. Graduates, on average, attain a median starting salary of $58,000. 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 None scheduled
    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 None scheduled
    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 None scheduled
    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 None scheduled
    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, MVC, Agile
    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, MVC, SQL
    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 None scheduled
    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, MVC, Agile, SQL
    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, MVC, Agile, SQL
    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!

    Eligibility

    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)

Shared Review

  • Java Bootcamp
    - 4/18/2017
    Cherita Lashley • Graduate
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    I am glad I was apart of the Jan 2017 Java Bootcamp.  The instructors and staff all supported our growth and helped us so much. At Claim we learned a lot in the 3 months, it was challenging and very hard. But it was all worth it. On our final project, I really felt like I was a developer. I was amazed at what we all created.  I meet some great people at Claim, and now I have a great support community that will help me in my career. Thanks Claim. I appreciate all you have done for me. 

  • Allan Njoroge • Full Stack C#/.Net Developer • Graduate
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    What makes Claim Academy unique is what they do for us on the back-end, job searching and inviting companies to talk to us. Claim academy helped me achieve full stack development of the C#/.Net language. The teachers here are very skilled on what they were educating us on and were always available if we needed any help, the education that you will receive here is value. I would like to thank Praneeth and Eric the lead C# instructors for being for being my keys to my board, they really

  • Claim Academy
    - 11/8/2019
    Willy Kahindi • Graduate
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    Claim Academy helped me immensely in my transition to a new carreer, from an aircraft mechanic in the Navy to a full stack C#/.Net developer. The course itself was tough in the begining forsure, but with patients, hardwork and with the help from great instructors like Praneeth Medari and Eric Ray, they made it easier for me to understand. They also helped with the preparation for interviews and resume writing, which boosted my confidence when i went to job interviews. Matthew Hook(Director of Operations) provided great assistace with my GI bill and BAH and made sure i was taken care as a vateran which i really appreciated. Over all loved the experience.

  • Dave L • Graduate
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    The staff at Claim Academy are not joking when they say this is a fully immersive program. You will eat, sleep, and breath coding during the entire program. However, during this time, you will learn far more than most people would be able to learn otherwise.

    The days are long and you will likely eventually feel overwhelmed and frustrated. This happened at different points in the course for different members of my class. As difficult as you may find it, keep going. Show up every day, be on time, and don't leave early. Time missed will really hurt your progress and it will be very difficult to catch back up.

    If you don't understand something, ask the instructors/mentors for help. Stay late and get help when you need it. Spend time working on projects at home. You will be expected to spend a lot of time working in pairs with other students, as well as working independently on your own projects. Again, ask for help or clarification if you don't understand something. Having another student explain something to you helps both of you understand it better. If you see another student struggling with something, offer your help.

    You will be expected to learn some fundamental knowledge needed to complete your projects on your own and to troubleshoot problems. Google will become your new best friend. If that fails, ask the instructors/mentors for help.

    Overall, I feel like Claim Academy delivers a solid course with a LOT of information and practical coding experience crammed into a 12-week course. They have employers and past graduates come in for open houses and employer showcases. Take advantage of these opportunities and network. Go in with a positive attitude and confidence that you can do this and your investment will pay off in the end.

  • Tom Prindiville Jr. • Graduate
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    Claim Academy is at the forefront of a new way to gain the knowledge required to become a Full Stack Java Developer. Three months at Claim Academy is cheaper than going to any college for 4+ years. While this program can change your life, that will only happen when you put in the time, effort, and will to learn throughout the program. As long as you are determined to do this and work hard, you can become a Developer too.

  • Life Changing
    - 11/8/2019
    Daniel Ibrahim • Graduate
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    Claim Academy helped me change my life. Developers are in high demand in St. Louis and Claim Academy recognized that. They turn intelligent individuals into capable developers. Be prepared to thinks about coding for 12 straight weeks, and then forever more! Hard work and dedication pays off! 

  • Seth Armbruster • Graduate
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    Claim Academy has been a great experience. Its cheaper than college and it takes less time than college would have. Claim has very helpful instructors. Lamar and Hiram are very nice and very knowledgeable. If your determined and focused you can become a full stack developer in 3 months.

  • Great experience
    - 11/8/2019
    Thomas Berkery • Graduate
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    Claim academy was certainly challenging but a great investment.  A lot of long days and hard work but in the end it paid off.  Besides the programming, the interview prep and resume writting assitance was a great resource.  Lamar, Harim, Tope, Ken...thanks for all your help and instruction along the way.

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    - 9/27/2019
    Albert Futo • Graduate
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    Tremendous learning experience! I needed the time and help to get over the hump of Object Oriented thinking and update my skills and Claim Academy came through for me. They could use a little more structure but otherwise it was well organized and relevent to todays job market. 

  • Evan Hunt • Student
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    Claim academy has good instructors and has you build a series of projects that expose you to some modern frameworks and help you build a portfolio of work. They also do a good job preparing you for interviews and getting your resume up to snuff. 

    You must be a self-starter to succeed. Do not expect to be handed anything or spoon-fed. You must have a genuine passion for technology and be willing to challenge yourself and be resourceful every day. Otherwise, the program isn't for you.

  • Okwi • Software Developer • Graduate
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    This place has been a fantastic experience for me. It is absolutely amazing to me that 12 weeks of hard work can change your life. For those of you thinking about this program, it isn't easy, but as long as you're eager to learn and committed you will be able to finish it. The staff wants to see you succeed and will take all measures necessary to help you do so.

  • Chris Young • Graduate
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    Going through Claim Academy’s Full-Stack Java Developer was a great decision for me.  I had started out self-teaching myself front end technologies for web development on top of my day job.  I knew I wanted to be a developer for at least 2.5 years running but just wasn’t sure the best pathway,  especially for someone who wanted to stay in St. Louis.   I strongly feel that Claim Academy will show you that pathway.  If you have some Java or C# knowledge all the better but not 100% necessary.  The staff is quite helpful guiding you before, during and even after the course.  If you don’t have any Java experience before coming in like me,  I would suggest planning on spending time outside of class to keep yourself caught up.  The mentors are strong and knowledgeable.  Many will even help you if you get stuck on the weekend.  By the time of graduation, I have had 5 interviews.  Should you want to apply for jobs during your time here, just make sure you balance the time you need to spend on your capstone.  

     

    Also, you will get to see previous students come in once or twice a month and talk about their new jobs!  Add to that, hiring companies will come in at least once a month as well. 

     

    All in all,  the experience was a great one.  More than I expected!  Made some great friends along the way too.  I certainly wouldn’t be where I would be today technically or with the added confidence in soft skills I gained from the experience at Claim Academy.  I’m glad I did it!  I want to thank the great staff at Claim for all the guidance and help along the way!

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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