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Tech Elevator

Average Rating4.92
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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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  • Scott Ellis
    Graduate • Full-Time Java Coding Bootcamp - In-person • Pittsburgh
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    Jan 23, 2023
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    Lived up to the claims

    Tech Elevator gave me the instruction and career support needed to make a switch into the tech field. I'm not sure what else to say, I was skeptical at first about it since it is a large life choice, but I met many friends, mentors, and connections that I will always cherish--from my new position! 
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  • Chris W.
    Software Developer • Student • Full-Time Java Coding Bootcamp - Remote • Online
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    Jan 09, 2023
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    Life Changing Experience

    Before Tech Elevator, I had left my previous job to find my passion and pursue other opportunities. I begain by taking short, free online coding courses, but I knew that wouldn't be enough to have a career in this industry. I reached out to a colleague that graduated from Tech Elevator the year prior, and asked for more information. Ultimately, I ended up applying, interviewing and getting accepted to the bootcamp.

    The course was rigorous, stressful and a huge learning curve. The ...
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  • Nick Nechaev
    SDET • Graduate • Full-Time Java Coding Bootcamp - In-person • Cincinnati
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    Jan 01, 2023
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    life changing experience

    Hey everyone, 
     I graduated from Tech Elevator Java Bootcamp in Cincinnati a couple of weeks ago. I suggest you to choose this course if you are still considering it because there are many reasons. First of all, my background. I worked as a caregiver for a couple of years, later became a truck driver, and opened my small logistics business. The industry has been under heavy pressure recently, so I decided to move into IT. I started my education at TE in September...
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  • Judith Meyers
    Software Developer • Graduate • Full-Time Java Coding Bootcamp - In-person • Pittsburgh
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    Dec 17, 2022
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    Life changing learning experience

    I truly could not say enough positive things about my experience with Tech Elevator. The instructors were all extremely knowledgable and went above and beyond to make sure each student succeeded. The career prep program was also very strong. I came from a completely unrelated field and a few months worth of self-teaching with FreeCodeCamp and Codecademy, and was able to secure a full-time job as a software developer before graduation.

    In terms of technical instruction, the basic s...
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  • Ayman Al-Adhami
    Graduate • Columbus
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    Dec 12, 2022
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    Engaging and Wonderful Experience

    Loved my time studying at Tech Elevator. The instructors are lovely and love helping you and discussing code, and the pathway directors are very approachable and helpful. I enjoyed my time there, and have learned a lot of skills, from coding, to preparing for interviews.
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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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Tech Elevator Alumni Outcomes

95%
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

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...
Lauren Stewart
Published February 20, 2018
Rebecca was a high school math teacher for 4 years before deciding to pick up coding. Inspired by her programmer mom, Rebecca went to Tech Elevator’s Women, Wine & Web Design event in Columbus, Ohio to dip her toes into the coding bootcamp world. She really enjoyed it, and enrolled in Tech Elevator’s full-time Java bootcamp. Rebecca tells us about her experience learning to code, how ...
Lauren Stewart
Published January 19, 2018
Most high-salary industries need more diverse workers, and tech is no exception. The conversation about diversity in tech usually focuses on gender, diversity encompasses racial, socioeconomic, cognitive, and experiential differences. Think pieces and diversity reports show large tech companies admitting they have a problem and beginning to address the diversity in tech crisis, but can the ...
David Wintrich
Published November 16, 2017
What are the benefits of learning Java as your first programming language? Is Java just too hard to learn in 14 weeks? When starting out in tech and choosing a coding bootcamp, it’s difficult to know which language to focus on. Tech Elevator co-founder David Wintrich teaches Java at their Ohio coding bootcamp, and believes it is a great first language for beginners to learn. David explain...
Imogen Crispe
Published September 28, 2017
Need a rundown of everything that happened in the coding bootcamp industry this September? You’re in luck! We’ve collected all the most important news in this blog post and podcast. This month, we kept up with the status of the bootcamp industry, learned about how bootcamps are thriving in smaller markets, and explored different ways to pay for bootcamp. Plus, we added 7 new schools from ar...
Liz Eggleston
Published September 22, 2017
Deferred tuition and income share agreements (ISAs) are becoming more widely available and can be attractive to students who don’t have $20,000 in the bank. ISAs and Deferred Tuition align a school’s incentives with those of their students – essentially, a school isn't successful unless their students get jobs. Plus, deferred tuition and ISAs remove the barrier of an upfront tuition, expandin...
Imogen Crispe
Published August 31, 2017
Why do journalists and industry leaders think that two coding bootcamps are closing? And despite these “shutdowns,” why do companies like IBM still want to hire coding bootcamp graduates? We’re covering all of the industry news from August. Plus, a $3 billion GI Bill that covers coding bootcamps for veterans, why Google and Amazon are partnering with bootcamps, and diversity initiatives. ...

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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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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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