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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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  • 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

Lauren Stewart
Published August 16, 2017
Tech Elevator has a track record of quality outcomes in Columbus and Cleveland, so we’re excited to see them expand to a new city – Cincinnati! We sat down with CEO and co-founder, Anthony Hughes, to learn more about their decision to open a new campus in Cincinnati, Ohio. We talk about what makes a successful expansion, why Java and .NET will dominate the Cincinnati curriculum, and get a...
Lauren Stewart
Published May 31, 2017
Amanda was a special education teacher for 10 years before deciding to make a change. She was ready to build her love of logic puzzles and problem-solving into a technical skillset, so she decided to join Tech Elevator’s .NET coding bootcamp in Columbus, Ohio! Learn what Amanda enjoyed about her Tech Elevator learning experience, how the “matchmaking” sessions helped shape her job search,...
Imogen Crispe
Published March 31, 2017
Haven’t had time to keep up with all the coding bootcamp news this March? Not to worry– we’ve compiled it for you in a handy blog post and podcast. This month, we read a lot about CIRR and student outcomes reporting, we heard from reporters and coding bootcamp students about getting hired after coding bootcamp, a number of schools announced exciting diversity initiatives, and we added a han...
Liz Eggleston
Published February 08, 2017
When you think, “Chase,” you probably think “banking.” But the tech team at JPMorgan Chase is 40,000 large, and their Global Head of Technology Recruiting Strategy, Chuck Xenakis, sees coding bootcamps as a viable source of tech talent. JPMorgan Chase has hired five coding bootcamp grads from Tech Elevator in Columbus, Ohio, and plans to hire more. Chuck tells us what impresses him about ...
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, ...
Liz Eggleston
Published December 22, 2016
  In our recent Student Outcomes survey, alumni reported that they were working in over 650 different companies! Of course, you may have read recent press citing companies like Google who apparently aren’t willing to invest in junior technical talent from coding bootcamps (we happen to know that coding bootcamp grads have been hired at Google and Salesforce, but that’s not the point)... He...
Liz Eggleston
Published December 07, 2016
Jane Gundlach is the IT Manager at Progressive Insurance in Cleveland, and get this– Progressive has hired eight Tech Elevator grads in less than one year! We had to find out what makes this partnership so fruitful, so we sat down with Jane to learn what it takes to land a tech role at Progressive, what’s special about coding bootcamp graduates, and to see how Tech Elevator and Progressiv...
Liz Eggleston
Published November 08, 2016
Casey Borders has an extensive tech background, working as a developer for startups, Fortune 25 companies, on a variety of software projects. He is passionate about the tech industry, and joined Tech Elevator as a Java instructor to give back to the Columbus tech community. Casey tells us why he identifies with the mission of the coding bootcamp model, why even senior programmers are alwa...
Imogen Crispe
Published November 01, 2016
  Welcome to the October 2016 Course Report monthly coding bootcamp news roundup! Each month, we look at all the happenings from the coding bootcamp world from new bootcamps to fundraising announcements, to interesting trends. This month we are also covering our Women In Tech Snapchat takeover! Other trends include new developments in the industry, new outcomes reports and why those are im...
Lauren Stewart
Published September 15, 2016
Chris taught himself to build websites during his 18-year career as a Cleveland book publisher. Knowing that his background in marketing and sales wasn’t his most favorite part of his job, he realized it was time for a career pivot, and enrolled at Tech Elevator. We chatted with him to learn why he chose Tech Elevator’s 14-week web development bootcamp, how he adjusted to the fast-paced l...

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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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