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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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  • Kenneth Irwin
    Java Full Stack Software Developer • Student • Full Stack Java Software Developer Immersive • St. Louis
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    Aug 13, 2021
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    Claim Academy's instructors and mentors are great!

    Claim had great instructors and the mentor I had, Brandon, was willing to give up his weekends just to help us progress. 
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  • Nicolas James
    Graduate • Full Stack Java Software Developer Immersive • St. Louis
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    Aug 13, 2021
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    Java Course Review

    Claim does an excellent job of providing the students with excellent lecturers who will challenge you to go above and beyond what you believe you are capable of. The work will be grueling and strenuous but you will come out of the experience better for it.
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  • Shawn
    Student • Front-End Javascript Developer Immersive • St. Louis
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    Jul 09, 2021
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    READ THIS BEFORE YOU SIGN UP

    Now that it had been more than a year with no full-time employment as a developer, I will share my experience during my time with Claim Academy. The first red flag to start with was when I was filling out the documentation for financing. At the time of my application, they advertised their "pay after you get the job" only for them to pressure you into paying the school in full by their Climb Credit loan. Looking back at it, I should have never taken the loan as I am paying $400 a month a...
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    Brian Barlay of Claim Academy

    Company Engagement Manager

    Jul 09, 2021

    Hi Shawn, 

    First we are happy you landed a contract Job at AnHeuser- Busch, the largest Liqour company in the world. That indeed is good news and a great start.  We are sorry it is taking you a longer time than most grads of Claim Academy to land a job. It may be due to the fact that you graduated in the middle of Covid-19, when our country was shot down and there were so many uncertainties at many organizations. Employers are now hiring and the demand for your skills is very high.  Please reach out to us for us to help you.  We have a proven system of connecting our Alumni to Jobs and we like you to utilize them since we do not have a record of you using them or following our processes.

    Our records show the following : Before I mention these things, can you kindly reach out to us for support, interview prep time, coaching etc ? We have invited you to multiple employer spotlights event which we conduct every 2 weeks, to meet hiring managers from various companies, but have no record of your attendance.  Since you graduated back in 2020, we have provided to our Alumni and current students 89 Tech Job career fairs with no record of you attending any of them. We suggested to our grads to apply to at least 10 jobs a week, we do not have a record of you engaged in this.  Every month, we provide more than 60 jobs in our job boards for entry level positions, can you provide any record of you applying ?  We understand you may be working at that time, but we encourage all our Alumni to apply to these great opportunties. A great number of our students are landing  jobs, some even multiple offers and sending in their job offer letters. Please let us know how we can continue to assist you.

    You stated "  The first red flag to start with was when I was filling out the documentation for financing. At the time of my application, they advertised their "pay after you get the job" only for them to pressure you into paying the school in full by their Climb Credit loan " No one at Claim has ever forced anyone to sign a loan to pay for their education. Our records show you did not qualify for our Pay after you get the job program nor did you meet our criteria. You opted in for a school loan program just like anyone else to pay for their training.

    You stated "  I was also promised a scholarship in which I never received or had any documentation of receiving the scholarship " Our investigation shows that you did  get a scholarship which was applied to your tuition enrollment as the non refundable fees. 

    You stated" As far as studying there, We had a fantastic instructor in the JavaScript program " We appreciate your acknowledgement of our exellent Javascript program and instructor. Claim Academy is one of the top 40 best coding bootcamps in the United States and top 50 in the world. We are dedicated to our students and will continue to work hard for their success.

    You stated "  Another issue was the class schedule made it nearly impossible to keep a full-time job. Even if you were part-time, they would talk you into studying full time in the middle of the program "  In our 12 week full time program which is made up of 9 hours/day of 3 hour blocks of pair programming, mentor lead sessions and instructor and lab. We advised all our STUDENTS NOT TO  TAKE ON ANY JOB DURING THIS FULL TIME PROGRAM. It is nearly impossible to keep up with the class work and working at the same time. The full time program is rigorous. If you wanted to work, we advised the student to attend our part time , 20 weeks , 3 hours/day, 3 days a week program. You were in the 12 weeks program and you chose to also keep a job. That will defininately impact your commitment and outcome. This wil affect your capstone project and may be a factor in delaying you getting a job. Especially if you are distracted and do not have enough time dedicated towards your new training and learning.

    You stated"  When they handed us our transcript after graduation, I noticed they added subjects to our transcript that we "learned" even though we have never been taught on those subjects. Examples were Transcript, Firebase, etc. They also claimed that their program is worth college credit, however, the validity of that is currently in review "  Could it be it was taught you were not present since you were also working at the same time, when advised not to do so. In regards to college credits. Claim Academy is approved to operate by the Missouri Department of Higher education, the organization that accredits and manages courses for Universities and Colleges.  The amount of equivalent college credit and approval is determined by each college based on their own internal policies and completely out of Claim Academy's hands.

    We have multiple ways we help our Alumni to get a Job and we will do anything within our powers to continue to support you. Please reach out to us. 
  • Josh
    Web Developer • Graduate • Full Stack Java Software Developer Immersive • St. Louis
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    Jun 18, 2021
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    Worth the Time to Learn a Career Changing Skill

    Claim Academy was amazing for helping me understand and implement Java Full-Stack Web Development. I learned several software packages that I now have on my resume. I had help with writing a professional looking technical resume designed specifically for getting work in the web development industry. The instructors were incredibly helpful and even allowed me extra time when "real-life" reared its ugly head. Being a disabled vet with PTSD, this course allowed me to work where I feel safes...
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  • Julius James
    Full Stack Java Developer • Graduate • Full Stack Java Software Developer Online • St. Louis
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    May 15, 2021
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    Claim Change my life.

    Going to claim was one of the best i did in my life. From the recruiting to the mentoring is just A-1. I graduated with hard work and persistent, and the mentoring of claim instructors. Thank you Denish and Lamar.
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  • Daniel A. Bradford
    Graduate • Full Stack Java Software Developer Immersive • St. Louis
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    Feb 06, 2021
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    Perfect for those who are not afraid of change

    Change is not easy for anyone. But for those who have the courage to push themselves for three months, Claim Academy will channel your persistent efforts toward a positive career change. 

    As a Full Stack Java Boot Camp graduate, I experienced this guided change firsthand. Denish Otieno skillfully and patiently taught us core Java for the first three weeks, with clever examples and labs to push us to experience the important concepts and nuances of the Java language. After this, th...
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  • Joshua
    Graduate • Full Stack C#/.Net Software Developer Immersive • St. Louis
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    Dec 11, 2020
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    C# Full Stack Developer

    I completed the Full Stack C#  Developer program and loved it. I came in with no knowledge of programing  my instructor did a great job at bringing me and others with no knowledge or some up to build a full functioning application.

    It’s definitely a program that requires self-motivation and discipline to get the most out of it but the staff is there to assist you in that journey.
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  • Elise G.
    Graduate • St. Louis
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    Oct 17, 2020
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    Cyber Security Course

    The course was very well structured and gave you so many tools! It kept me on my toes and motivated. I attended online and was still able to connect with everyone. Tom C. my instructor and he was awesome, he really kept us up to date with good information and skills. The staff is also very kind.
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  • Nick Ray
    Graduate • St. Louis
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    Sep 23, 2020
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    Full Stack JavaScript Developer

    I completed the Full Stack JavaScript Developer program and loved it. I came in with some coding knowledge and Manav, my instructor, did a great job balancing bringing the others from no or little knowledge up and challenging me with more topics to explore. 

    It’s definitely a program that requires self-motivation and discipline to get the most out of it but the staff is there to assist you in that journey. 
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  • Christian Downs
    Student • Full Stack C#/.Net Software Developer Immersive • St. Louis
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    Aug 10, 2020
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    Great Bootcamp

    I am so happy with my decision to come to Claim Academy! I know that my work here will propel me to the future that I want!
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  • Sean Peters
    Graduate • Full Stack Java Software Developer Immersive • St. Louis
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    Jun 26, 2020
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    Worth your time!

    Challenging but rewarding program for those looking to enter the software developer field. Excellent staff invested in  your success!
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  • Larry Pratt
    Full Stack Java Developer • Graduate • Full Stack Java Software Developer Immersive • St. Louis
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    Jun 04, 2020
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    Full Stack Java Developer

    A great place to learn to code!
    Hands-on learning and industry standard instruction. Actual programming experience instead of useless theory and time wasting filler classes.


    Full time immersive program is 9 hours a day and a huge commitment.  Staff is always helpful and willing to do what it takes to help you if you need it.  It takes a good amount of self control and dedication but if you work hard and push yourself you can really learn a lot about what it takes to be a Fu...
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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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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
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Published October 29, 2019
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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 ...
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Published March 29, 2018
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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.

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

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