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Tech Elevator

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Tech Elevator offers both full-time and part-time coding bootcamps that prepare students for a career as a software developer, starting with an Aptitude Test. Applicants can then choose to study Java or .NET. Throughout the bootcamp, students also learn HTML, CSS, SQL, API, and JavaScript. The full-time bootcamp runs for 14 weeks, Monday through Friday, 9-4:30 pm, and the part-time bootcamp runs for 30-weeks with a mix of independent study, live lectures and small-...

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  • Edward Staples
    Graduate • Full-Time Java Coding Bootcamp - Remote • Online
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    Nov 23, 2022
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    The structure I needed

    Where Tech Elevator shines is the structure, the instructors and the like-minded classmates you meet along the way. Tons of resources are offered. Mock interviews, help with exercises, help with personal projects. Even after graduation, instructors are eager to help and genuinely interested in what you're working on. A lot of time is also spent on the job-searching side of things but nothing is guaranteed. I did not get many calls back and ultimately got my job through the matchmaking pr...
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  • Croix Richards
    Software Engineer Asc • Graduate • Full-Time Java Coding Bootcamp - In-person • Pittsburgh
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    Nov 20, 2022
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    Forged in Fire

    Tech Elevator was a huge help to my career. I had graduated from college with a degree in computer science a year before but had trouble getting a job and I feel as though the career aspect of the boot camp really pushed me to succeed. All of the help with LinkedIn, Resumes, Interviews, and the great guidance of the Pathway directors and both Tom's was insane. I can't thank Tom Anderson and Tom Medvitz enough for being so good at what they do. The courses really teach you everything you ...
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  • Connor Ginty
    SDET Apprentice • Graduate • Full-Time Java Coding Bootcamp - In-person • Cincinnati
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    Nov 15, 2022
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    Great Life-Changing Experience

    Tech Elevator thoroughly prepared me to enter the tech job market. They taught me the technical skills to be proficient in interviews and junior level positions as well as provided ample resources to find a job that suited me. The staff was very knowledgeable in their areas of expertise and demonstrated this effectively. They did a fantastic job of fostering a challenging yet supportive environment for all the students looking to make a new career in tech. My life has changed trajectory ...
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  • Katie Kroell
    Associate Software Engineer • Graduate • Full-Time .NET/C# Coding Bootcamp - In-person • Columbus
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    Nov 11, 2022
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    An unforgettable experience

    Tech Elevator is a great experience for those who are wanting to change their career path and who are willing to put in lots of work. I worked in education for 11 years and had almost zero programming experience before applying. It's true that Tech Elevator's curriculum and instructors (speaking for the Columbus ones) are so good that you can go from complete beginner to actually building a full-stack app in 14 weeks. Frequently throughout the program, I doubted whether I would really le...
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  • D Danio
    Student • Full-Time Java Coding Bootcamp - Remote • Online
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    Nov 11, 2022
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    Mixed feelings...

    I will be upfront and say that while this review may seem a little critical and unyielding in what I perceive to be some of the flaws in my experience and I do not want to convey TE as being a "bad" program. TE does a fine job of touting the positives of their program, as do many of their alum. My job here is to show you what I perceive as the negatives in my experience that I wish was relayed to me before I signed up as that information is far harder to come by.
    So why signup for Tec...
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  • Brandon Burns
    Custom Software Engineering Associate • Student • Full-Time Java Coding Bootcamp - Remote • Chicago
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    Nov 07, 2022
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    A fulfilling and fruitful experience

    While this bootcamp is very challenging and time consuming it is one of the most fulfilling experiences I've ever had as it has equipped me with the skills to enter the workforce at a young age, as well as offer personal/career development. What distinguished this bootcamp from others in my mind is the fact that they offered this career development that allowed me to become better at interviewing, and selling myself as a candidate which is invaluable moving forward in the future as a 21 ...
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  • Nathan Wetzel
    Software Developer • Graduate • Full-Time Java Coding Bootcamp - In-person • Pittsburgh
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    Nov 04, 2022
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    Exceptional experience, 100% worth it

    I cannot speak highly enough about my experience with Tech Elevator.  I will write about my experience in a moment, but first I would like to detail my experience after the bootcamp since that is likely what anyone reading reviews is looking for.  Obviously everyone's experience with a job search will differ, but I graduated towards the end of December and had an offer by the beginning of March.  I firmly believe that the reason that it even took that long was that the beginning of a new...
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  • Daniel Lan
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Full-Time Java Coding Bootcamp - Remote • Online
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    Nov 02, 2022
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    Life Changing

    Signing up for Tech Elevator was a huge leap of faith. It was a scary commitment and a lot of effort. However, with the amazing support of everyone at TE, the days inched by until I accepted a full time offer on our very last day.

    The instructors were both very knowledgeable and encouraging. They took the time to explain concepts and assignments in detail, always emphasizing to not be afraid of asking questions which is an absolute must in the industry. They genuinely care for the...
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  • Amanda Blades
    Developer • Graduate • Full-Time Java Coding Bootcamp - Remote • Online
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    Nov 01, 2022
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    Creating Life Changing Opportunities in a Supportive Enviornment

    Tech Elevator opened the door to new opportunities by teaching me the code, and more importantly the skills to continue learning and growing. With the skills I developed during my time at Tech Elevator, I was able to jump into a new career with confidence, ask the right questions to help me learn a new language, and quickly become a participating member of a team. 
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  • Dylan Meek
    Developer • Graduate • Full-Time Java Coding Bootcamp - In-person • Cincinnati
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    Nov 01, 2022
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    Life changing

    I’ve attended several universities, technical colleges, and military schools.  I can say with full confidence that Tech Elevator was the best educational experience I have ever had.  After graduating college with an arts degree, I had a difficult time finding a good-paying job.  After three months at Tech Elevator my career completely shifted gears.  I’m making more money now than I ever have.  My career is now challenging and fulfilling.  TE is the real deal!
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  • Kat Fleck
    Technology Associate • Graduate • Full-Time Java Coding Bootcamp - Remote • Online
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    Oct 31, 2022
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    Amazing Experience and Amazing People!

    Tech Elevator worked for me! I even landed a job at a global technology company before finishing the 14-week program! 
    The curriculum is solid, well organized, and taught in a way that really helped me absorb and retain the information, even at the accelerated pace it was being provided. There are a couple of topics I would have liked to go more in-depth on, but Tech Elevator does a wonderful job of teaching you to "learn how to learn", so diving into those areas is much less daunting...
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  • James Franks
    Software Developer • Graduate • Full-Time Java Coding Bootcamp - Remote • Online
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    Oct 28, 2022
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    A Good Step, But Not Everything I Wanted It To Be

    I have so much good to say about Tech Elevator, and a handful of things I wish had been done differently. I'm going to share my thoughts on, 1) TE staff and support, 2) curriculum, 3) the Pathway program (career prep/counseling), and 4) the overall purpose of a short-term boot camp and how I feel TE stacks up against that.

    First, I want to express just how amazing all of the TE staff is. I truly felt that everyone at TE was both competent to teach the material and genuinely wanted...
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Tech Elevator Alumni Outcomes

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Employment Rate
97%
Graduation Rate
$65,500
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83% of students intended to seek in-field employment within 180 days of graduating. 17% of students did not intend to seek in-field employment. Below is the 180 Day Employment Breakdown for 73 graduates included in report:
180 Day employment breakdown
Employed in-field94.5%
Full-time employee87.7%
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position6.8%
Short-term contract, part-time, or freelance0.0%
Started a new company or venture after graduation0.0%
Not seeking in-field employment0.0%
Employed out-of-field0.0%
Continuing to higher education0.0%
Not seeking a job for health, family, or personal reasons0.0%
Still seeking job in-field5.5%
Could not contact0.0%
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Recent Tech Elevator News

Liz Eggleston
Published June 12, 2019
Tech Elevator has five campuses in the Midwest, preparing students from all backgrounds to transition into tech. We spoke with three instructors – Katie Dwyer from Cincinnati, Beth Campbell from Pittsburgh, and Margaret Green from Detroit – about the tech scenes in their cities, their teaching styles, and why they’re passionate about ushering more women in the tech space. Thanks for jo...
Imogen Crispe
Published April 10, 2019
Tech Elevator’s newest campus is launching in Detroit in summer 2019 in the heart of the city’s tech startup scene. CEO and founder Anthony Hughes tells us why Detroit is a great place for Tech Elevator, which enterprise and startup companies are seeking developers, and his hope for the Detroit community as it experiences a “renaissance” of technology and innovation. Plus learn about some...
Jess Feldman
Published January 02, 2019
Is your 2022 New Year’s resolution to break into tech? You already know that a coding bootcamp can help you get there – 79% of bootcamp grads get jobs in tech and the average alum sees a 56% salary lift. The first step is to apply, so we’ve compiled a list of 22 full-time, part-time, in-person and online coding bootcamps all offering upcoming bootcamps in early 2022. Most in-person bootcamps...
Imogen Crispe
Published November 27, 2018
Matthew had 10 years of work experience, but when he moved from Chicago to Pittsburgh, he noticed a gap in his skills. There were tons of tech jobs that he was unqualified for, so when he heard that coding bootcamp Tech Elevator was opening a campus in Pittsburgh, he enrolled in the first cohort. Matthew tells us about building Java projects at Tech Elevator, how the matchmaking event hel...
Imogen Crispe
Published October 02, 2018
The coding bootcamp industry is always evolving, so at Course Report we closely follow news and announcements in the coding education space. In September we saw a lot of interesting new data around women in tech and how coding bootcamps are increasing accessibility for underrepresented groups. We also read about new apprenticeship initiatives, heard from students about their experiences, ...
Imogen Crispe
Published September 07, 2018
As more coding bootcamps are approved to accept GI Bill benefits, veterans are taking the opportunity to learn to code. But why is coding a good fit for veterans, and how do their skills and experience from the military transfer over into tech? We asked veterans and current students at Cleveland coding bootcamp Tech Elevator – Justin Orgeron (Marine Corp ‘96-’04), Brian Siebert (Army Poli...
Imogen Crispe
Published August 30, 2018
We are rounding up all of the most interesting bootcamp industry news that we read and discussed at Course Report in August! This month we heard about a $43 million fundraise and a big acquisition, we saw the decline of CS degrees in the tech job market, we read about a bunch of interesting alumni who were featured in the news, we looked at how coding bootcamps can help us avoid “robogedd...
Imogen Crispe
Published July 20, 2018
So you’re thinking of hiring a coding bootcamp graduate, but not sure how to approach it. After speaking with 12 real employers from companies like Cisco, Stack Overflow, and JPMorgan Chase, we’ve compiled the best advice and lessons learned when hiring a coding bootcamp graduate. Following these steps will help you build a diverse, open-minded, loyal engineering team that finds creative ...
Imogen Crispe
Published April 25, 2018
With companies like Google, Uber, and Amazon opening offices in Pittsburgh, Tech Elevator has added their newest campus to this growing tech scene. The campus is led by Justin Driscoll, who brings 15 years of experience with the Pittsburgh Technology Council and a wealth of connections in the tech industry to his role as Tech Elevator’s Pittsburgh Campus Director. Justin tells us about Pi...
Imogen Crispe
Published February 28, 2018
A lot happened in the world of technology education in February 2018! In case you missed it, we put together a roundup of all the coding bootcamp news we found interesting at Course Report. We read about government support for bootcamps and vocational education, we heard about companies training their employees at bootcamps, we saw coverage on the debate between colleges and bootcamps, an...

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How much does Tech Elevator cost?

Tech Elevator costs around $16,500.

Where does Tech Elevator have campuses?

Tech Elevator has in-person campuses in Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Wilmington. Tech Elevator also has a remote classroom so students can learn online.

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