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Tech Elevator

Average Rating4.91
502 Reviews
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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. Throughout the bootcamp, students learn Java, 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-group programming. Both programs have a low student-...
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  • Uriel Martinez
    Graduate • Full-Time .NET/C# Coding Bootcamp - In-person • Pittsburgh
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    Jan 24, 2024
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    Welcoming Environment for Learning

    As someone eager to transition into a software development career, Tech Elevator provided the ideal in-person learning experience. The instructors and staff consistently supported us, ensuring a solid foundation for our software development journey. The 14-week program was intense but rewarding, covering extensive coursework. The availability of resources, including attentive instructors (thank you, Tom A., Walt, and Tom M.), significantly contributed to my success. Working with Julie Ju...
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  • Ryan Young
    Software Developer • Graduate • Full-Time Java Coding Bootcamp - In-person • Cincinnati
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    Jan 24, 2024
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    Tech Elevator: Launching My Tech Career

    If you're considering a coding boot camp, check out Tech Elevator. I went from a web novice to a confident junior developer in three months, and it was an awesome journey. I had previously dabbled in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript with the Odin Project and FreeCodeCamp, but I entered the program with minimal experience.  Our instructor was amazing, their passion for code was contagious, and their expertise felt bottomless. No matter how stuck I was, they were always ther...
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  • Sarah Newman
    Full Stack Developer • Graduate • Full-Time Java Coding Bootcamp - In-person • Cincinnati
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    Jan 05, 2024
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    Everything you need to become a developer!

    This bootcamp did everything I had hoped for and more, both on the tech side and the job-support side. As a former desktop developer, it was a great refresher for relational databases, plus it checked all my boxes for topics I was dying to learn: OOP, C-based languages like Java and JavaScript, HTML, CSS, how to be Agile, how to code unit tests, and how to use Spring to complete the magic of API calls that make web applications work. Our instructor was incredibly knowledgeable and always...
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  • Trevor McGrath
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Full-Time .NET/C# Coding Bootcamp - In-person • Cleveland
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    Dec 20, 2023
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    From High School Math Teacher to Junior Developer in 14 Weeks

    I still can't get over how surreal this whole experience was. First of all, the other thirty-something students in my cohort were amazing. Everybody was so nice, helpful and got along so well that it really made it quite sad to leave the bootcamp at the end of the three months.

    Additionally, I learned that I REALLY loved to code. I thought this might be true given that I started teaching computer science partway through my 16-year career in education (and generally enjoyed it), bu...
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  • Russell Hoffman
    Graduate • Full-Time Java Coding Bootcamp - In-person • Cincinnati
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    Dec 15, 2023
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    Great overall experience

    I thought the curriculum was well designed and gave me a very solid understanding of fundamental programming principles. The access to in person instructors one on one daily was very valuable, as well as the connections with hiring partners (though there were limited offerings at matchmaking for my cohort).
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  • William Kline
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Cleveland
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    Dec 15, 2023
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    Amazing and Practical Technical Experience

    Tech Elevator is a fantastic program! With their combined technical and career instruction, I was transformed into a complete novice in coding to an employed Software Engineer before I graduated. I believe anyone, with the right attitude, can complete this program and become extremely prepared for a life in tech. The instructors were insanely compassionate, and my instructor in specific was a Tech Elevator alum herself, so she understood our position excellently. Only consider this if yo...
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  • Tyrae McDuffie
    Junior Engineer • Graduate • Full-Time Java Coding Bootcamp - In-person • Pittsburgh
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    Aug 18, 2023
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    Tech Elevator is for Any and Everyone

    Tech Elevator was an incredible experience. The teaching staff was incredible and it is obvious they are passionate about educating people. The support staff is also incredible, from to bottom the entire staff is always available to offer whatever support you need. One of the things that made me feel compelled to write this review, is that during my cohort I face some rather tough personal challenges. Still, I never felt that additional stress because it was obvious I had the full suppor...
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  • A Human Just Like You
    Integration Consultant • Student • Full-Time Java Coding Bootcamp - In-person • Columbus
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    Jun 07, 2023
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    A Life Changing Experience and A Lot of Information

    I joined the boot camp straight after high school. I have always been a hard worker and a dedicated person who had his life goals set years prior. Although there was a lot of new information every day, I believe I received the help and instructions I sought which then helped me succeed overall. I had zero interviewing experience so going through that I had a lot of practice with the pathway director(s), also had my elevator pitch perfected by the time we stopped presenting them. I had St...
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  • Claire Bowman
    Graduate • Full-Time Java Coding Bootcamp - In-person • Columbus
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    May 29, 2023
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    Fulfilling, engaging, and supporting.

    My time at Tech Elevator was one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. Not only does their staff want you to professionally succeed, they care about their students as well. It's hard to believe how much I was able to learn over the 14 weeks. The instructing staff is extremely knowledgable and will always go the extra mile to make sure you are learning and understanding the concepts. The pathway staff is always hard at work trying to weed out more opportunities for TE grads. The ...
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  • Hewad Noori
    Implementation Consulatant • Graduate • Full-Time Java Coding Bootcamp - Remote • Online
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    May 26, 2023
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    Well Worth The Money

    I was really hesitant about putting so much money down to join a Bootcamp but I'm really glad I did. The proof of how good this boot camp was is how quickly I got hired which was one month after graduating and the pay was great, way more than my current job. I can't praise this school enough. I went in with a lot of pre-prep and learned a great deal when I entered and the best tip I could give would be to learn by yourself for a couple of months, get familiar with the curriculum, and the...
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  • Jonathan Moser
    Graduate • Full-Time Java Coding Bootcamp - Remote • Online
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    Apr 21, 2023
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    Would do it again

    This decision was a long time coming for me. My family and I suffered from repercussions of COVID and the crazy inflation. I was holding out, hoping for something to open up in my previous field, but it never did. I had looked into online programs for Software dev, but was never confident enough to try. Then I had a few friends complete the TE program and get jobs. What gave me the courage to finally take the plunge was TE's track record for student, job placement, and their promise of c...
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  • Justin Zetts
    Software Developer • Graduate • Full-Time .NET/C# Coding Bootcamp - In-person • Columbus
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    Apr 11, 2023
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    Best Career Decision I've Ever Made

    Before attending Tech Elevator I was an Ohio State graduate with about 6 years of experience in mostly sales and customer service positions. I wasn't happy with my compensation, the monotony of sales, the work-life balance, or working in the office 5 days a week. After doing much research and conversing with a friend who had graduated Tech Elevator years prior, I decided to take the risk of quitting my job for this bootcamp (I did the full-time 14 week program). 

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Tech Elevator Alumni Outcomes

70%
Employment Rate
83%
Graduation Rate
$74,000
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100% of students intended to seek in-field employment within 180 days of graduating. 0% of students did not intend to seek in-field employment. Below is the 180 Day Employment Breakdown for 24 graduates included in report:
180 Day employment breakdown
Employed in-field70.0%
Full-time employee45.0%
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position25.0%
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-field30.0%
Could not contact0.0%
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Recent Tech Elevator News

Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated September 23, 2020
Tech Elevator has been an immersive bootcamp in campuses across the US since 2015, but the onset of COVID-19 in March prompted a quick shift into a remote platform. Dedicated to a seamless transition, they rolled with the punches and resolved to problem-solve their biggest challenge cultivating camaraderie and team-building online. Co-Founder, David, shares about Tech Elevator s commitment to job placement post-COVID (and why they re still reporting transparent outcomes ...
Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated December 26, 2023
While some tech companies like Slack and Apple have shared that 7-8% of their US workforces identify as LGBTQ, visibility for LGBTQ+ folks in the tech industry remains a struggle. Diversity in entrepreneurship and in the workplace is essential it ensures different perspectives and experiences are represented within a team and encourages new ideas and better problem-solving. With 700,000 tech jobs open in the U.S. today and 87% of IT executives admitting that it has been challenging ...
Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated May 06, 2020
Jane Shaw is the IT Manager at Progressive Insurance. Projects haven t slowed down, so Progressive is still hiring during the COVID-19 pandemic in fact, Jane just made offers to three Tech Elevator graduates last week! We caught up with Jane to find out how Progressive has adjusted their hiring process, what tools they re using to facilitate a 100% remote team, and what positions bootcamp grads can expect to land at a company like Progressive. Plus, Jane shares her advice for standing ...
Rachel Meltzer
Rachel Meltzer
Updated May 06, 2020
Remote jobs are rapidly becoming more popular in nearly every industry, growing by over 173% in the past decade. This phenomenon is sweeping the US, Canda, and most of Europe as millennials demand a better work-life balance. Over 3% of US employees work from home at least half of the time, and over 5% of the US works full-time remote jobs. Whether you want to work from home, become a digital nomad , or have a more flexible schedule, becoming a remote developer can help you find the job ...
Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated December 26, 2023
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! Maybe you ve needed to learn SQL for a while, or sharpen your data science skills, or ...
Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated February 13, 2020
Rebecca Sullivan and Gabriel Sheeley are both bootcamp alumni from Tech Elevator's Ohio campuses. They actually graduated a few years ago from Tech Elevator , so we caught up with them to find out about their experiences at bootcamp and how they've grown in the tech world since graduating. Rebecca graduated three years ago from the Java Web Developer Bootcamp at Tech Elevator's Cleveland, OH campus. She now works at Google in Boulder, CO as a Software Engineer III. Gabriel graduated ...
Alicia Boddy
Alicia Boddy
Updated January 11, 2024
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 V eteran E mployment T hrough T echnology E ducation C ourses. In other words, veterans can attend a coding bootcamp for free without using any GI Bill benefits! Insider Update FY '24 is the last year of the VET TEC pilot program. The pilot program will end on 4/1/24 or when funding is exhausted. The VET TEC Authorization ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated October 24, 2019
Tech Elevator s sixth campus is in Philadelphia, PA, where the team is hoping to help solve the shortage of software developers in the area. We chatted with Caitie Zajko, Tech Elevator s Pathway Program Director, to find out what students can expect to learn at the new campus, how the coding bootcamp will help Philly grow its tech industry, and what sort of jobs Tech Elevator Philadelphia grads will be able to land in the City of Brotherly Love. Find out which big companies the team ...
Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated May 16, 2022
Ruby vs Python vs JavaScript vs Java vs .NET how do you choose your first programming language? Some experts will argue that fundamentals are more important than the language itself, and while we agree, you do need to choose a language in order to learn those fundamentals. We re running through the pros and cons of each language, the average salaries to expect, and the job prospects for each language. No matter the bootcamp, you ll learn basics like HTML/CSS, tools like GitHub and ...
Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated August 10, 2023
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 2023! Apply today and you could be a developer by the time 2024 rolls around! If you re interested in going to coding bootcamp soon, act quickly, as many of these fall coding ...
Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated July 31, 2019
Megan Mulroy decided to pivot careers from graphic design to coding by attending Tech Elevator . One of her capstone projects was to build a website combining front end CSS and coding, back end Java coding, and pulling the website content from a database using SQL for a dynamic website experience. Megan walked us through her project, highlighted her favorite elements (one involves a raccoon), and talked about why she chose Tech Elevator to launch her new coding career. What was ...
Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated October 17, 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 joining us, ladies! How did you first learn to code and break into the tech industry? Katie Initially, ...

Tech Elevator Alumni Reviews Summary

Based on 500+ Tech Elevator alumni reviews on Course Report, the bootcamps are praised for their effective teaching methods, comprehensive curriculum in coding and software development, and the supportive learning environment. One reviewer said, "Tech Elevator offers an incredible learning experience with passionate instructors and a well-structured curriculum." However, some reviews note that the intensity and pace of the courses can be challenging, especially for those completely new to coding.
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Tech Elevator is licensed under the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools, Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools and Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
FAQs

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 Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Pittsburgh. Tech Elevator also has a remote classroom so students can learn online.

Is Tech Elevator worth it?

The data says yes! Tech Elevator reports a 93% graduation rate, a median salary of $65,000 and 88% of Tech Elevator alumni are employed. Tech Elevator hasn't shared alumni outcomes yet, but one way to determine if a bootcamp is worth it is by reading alumni reviews. 502 Tech Elevator alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Tech Elevator on Course Report - you should start there!

Is Tech Elevator legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 502 Tech Elevator alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Tech Elevator and rate their overall experience a 4.91 out of 5.

Does Tech Elevator offer scholarships or accept the GI Bill?

Yes, Tech Elevator accepts the GI Bill!

Can I read Tech Elevator reviews?

You can read 502 reviews of Tech Elevator on Course Report! Tech Elevator alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Tech Elevator and rate their overall experience a 4.91 out of 5.

Is Tech Elevator accredited?

Tech Elevator is licensed under the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools, Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools and Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

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