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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 In...

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  • Meagan
    graduate • Java Bootcamp • St. Louis
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    Aug 03, 2018
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    Great Tech Training and Networking Opportunity for Veterans

    I am a Navy veteran who was looking for face-to-face training classes in coding, after getting frustrated trying to learn it through 100% online tutorials. I was referred to Claim Academy by a fellow veteran and received a scholarship to attend. Claim Academy LOVES veterans and will be flexible with your schedule to accomodate your training and your life. They taught us full-stack Java development, performed resume and LinkedIn reviews and taught us soft skills needed for interviewing. The...

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  • Denise Judd
    Full Stack Java Developer • Graduate • Java Bootcamp • St. Louis
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    Jul 13, 2018
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    Full Stack Java Developer bootcamp

    This is a very intense bootcamp and you need to be persistent in your studies even outside the program to succeed. At times, it was overwhelming but by staying the course, you begin to realize that you are getting it and put your new skills to work on a capstone project that you are passionate about. That was very rewarding!

    The instructors are very knowledgeable and the staff is passionate about what they do. Our particular class was the largest due to awarding Facebook scholarshi...

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  • Byron Staples
    Full Stack Java Developer • Graduate • Java Bootcamp • St. Louis
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    Jul 12, 2018
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    Full Stack Java Developer

    What makes Claim Academy the #1 boot camp in St Louis is not only the staff(Sahara & Lamar & Sowmya & Praneeth) is very knowledgeable regarding Information Technology(Coding) but the Java curriculum is very intense but worth every PENNY. I really learned so much in a short amount of time, which I'm proud I actually attended Claim Academy. Overall, I enjoyed my experience at Claim Academy from late night learning java code, to peer code sharing,  ...

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  • Darius T. Crawford
    Graduate • Full Stack C#/.Net Software Developer Immersive • St. Louis
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    Jun 22, 2018
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    Its a ok place to work...train you very well....just dont be late. The tardy policy is murder and unfortunately was the death of me there.I saw a flyer for Claim Academy during my decision of if I wanted to go back to school or not. I talked to some of the staff before attending & I knew within minutes that this was the right path to go down. The teachers there were very skilled on what they were educating us on and was always if we needed any help. The lessons aren’t stra...

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  • Matthew Sturdivant
    Graduate • Java Bootcamp • St. Louis
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    Feb 16, 2018
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    Full Stack Java Developer

    What makes Claim Academy the best is not just what they do for us on the front-end (Class, Instructors, etc) but what they do for us on the back-end (job searches, inviting companies to talk to us, hack-a-thons). They really are committed to helping the students gain the necessary skills and provide us with resources to improve in our cohort. In additionally its a great stepping stone to placing us in the field of technology.

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  • Travis Mathis
    Business Development Manager • St. Louis
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    Jun 12, 2017
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    Partnering with Claim Academy

    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 cont...

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  • Tony Paolucci
    Graduate • Java Bootcamp • St. Louis
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    Apr 10, 2017
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    Worth the time, worth the effort

    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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  • Christian Seabaugh
    Graduate • Front-End Javascript Developer Immersive • St. Louis
    Jan 25, 2023
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    Word of warning

    You're likely only going to receive assistance with employment if you take the Java class and live near St Louis, MO. Javascript class seemed thrown together at the last second and I was given a transcript for the Java class because they didn't have anything prepared for Javascript. Staff stopped replying to me after the 4th incorrect transcript was sent to me. 
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    Larry Coach of Claim Academy

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    Jan 25, 2023

    Hi Christian,
    We apologize for the sloppy mix up regarding your transcript. We have escalated this to our Campus Director. We graduate hundreds of people every year and we are sorry for the mix up and we will send you the right transcript. Please send you correct email to eric (at) claim academystl.com with a correct phone number.
    We however disagree with you on your sladarous statements which you very much know it is not true.
    1. You stated ' Javascript class seemed thrown together at the last second  I was given a transcript for the Java class because they didn't have anything prepared for Javascript" We have been teaching Javascript since 2019 and that is false.
    2. You also stated "You're likely only going to receive assistance with employment if you take the Java class and live near St Louis, MO. This is also not true. We have graduates working int tech and living in 49 differents states. We provide job events and career fairs with companies accross the country from Google, IBM, Boeing, Wellsfargo, Mastercard and over 400 other large companies with location nationwide. 
  • W Case
    Graduate • Cybersecurity Analyst Immersive • St. Louis
    Nov 18, 2022
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    Great Cybersecurity experience

    Attended Claim Academy in person 2022. Very knowledgeable instructor and mentor currently working in the cybersecurity field. Friendly staff dedicated to making learning an enjoyable experience. Went through course with no background in cybersecurity and left confident that I could pass the Security + exam. Instructor and mentor encourage questions on what to expect in the job, not just the exam prep. Veteran friendly school.
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  • Brendan Kunderas
    Graduate • Full Stack C#/.Net Online • St. Louis
    Aug 15, 2022
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    Good use of VET-TEC

    I went into Claim using the VET TEC program. I found it very well organized and learned a lot of things in a short period of time!
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  • Joe Bettag
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    Jul 01, 2022
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    C# Full Stack

    Worth it if you are willing to put the time and effort into it. They provide you with the tools excel and aid with developing your soft skills for interviews, resume, and presenting. It definitely can open the door for your future career as a developer!
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  • Aaron H.
    Graduate • Full Stack C#/.Net Online • St. Louis
    Mar 14, 2022
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    Needs a lot of work with their staffing

    I do not know where to begin. I am a Veteran and used the Vet Tech program.

    I went through the course late last year in 2021. The day I graduated was the day I lost contact with Claim Academy. The one person I had contact with was leaving the next day. Since then, I have not received any assistance, for resumes, job placement, or even a follow up on the job search. If you are a veteran, be very careful of using GI Bill or Vet Tech to fund this program. All they must do is send 1 r...
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Claim Academy Alumni Outcomes

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Employment Rate
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63,134
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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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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 16, 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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