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The Tech Academy

Average Rating4.85
383 Reviews
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The Tech Academy is a trade school headquartered in Portland, Oregon that offers full-time and part-time bootcamps online and in-person at their Portland campus.The Tech Academy offers bootcamps in computer programming, website development, cybersecurity, game development, mobile development, data science, and front-end development. The immersive experience aims to create well-rounded technology professionals, and also gives students the option to take the course a...

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  • Grant Webb
    Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Portland
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    Nov 27, 2022
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    Learned a ton in a short time

    I attended the Fulltime full stack developer bootcamp for about 6 months and spent about 40 hours a week dedicated to it. I learned a tremendous amount and felt that the instructors were very patient and genuine people.
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  • Matthew Bowen
    Graduate • Online C# and .NET Framework Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Nov 17, 2022
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    Best structured Bootcamp hands down

    My time at the tech academy was an amazing rush of fun and knowledge. They start you off with the complete basics. Then you dive into it rather fast, BUT, it's structured so well that it's easy to learn as you go. I did it online, full time, while working and raising kids. If I'm able to graduate, you can too!

    Pros: 
    Structured
    Job Support ( These guys are crazy awesome. Sending you applications as well as resume advice)
    Staff

    Cons: I did my ISA through Leif, and h...
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  • Breana Lewis
    Student • Online Front-End Web Developer Boot Camp (part-time) • Online
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    Nov 17, 2022
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    Rewarding eye opening amazing

    I have come to love the bootcamp that provided me with so much information and showed me a new career opportunity  I loved working with the instructors they had so much patience with me they didn’t make me feel like I should know the material as a new student with little to no knowledge they took their time and showed me everything I needed to know. 
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  • Quinn Davis
    Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Nov 17, 2022
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    Great Bootcamp!

    I had a great time at The Tech Academy. I loved being able to go at my own pace, the instructors were very helpful and responsive, the job placement assistance is great. The live projects gave very good experience with working on a real codebase as well.
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    Brett Caudle of The Tech Academy

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    Nov 17, 2022

    Thank you for this!
  • Cait Lyons (Harding)
    Graduate • Online Cyber Security Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Nov 15, 2022
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    Amazing Cyber Security bootcamp experience!

    A bit about me: I came to this program by way of a career change and a non-technical background. I knew that I wanted to transition into cybersecurity for the remainder of my professional life, but I didn't know where to start really, as I didn't possess any deeper understanding of computers and information technology beyond that of an average user.
    What I found in the Tech Academy was the perfect blend of independent study and accountability. Being in my late 30...
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    Brett Caudle of The Tech Academy

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    Nov 16, 2022

    Thank you so much for this! You're awesome!
  • Ian Marshall
    Workflow Automation Specialist • Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (part-time) • Online
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    Aug 30, 2022
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    Well Thought-Out Bootcamp with Focus on Fundamentals

    I graduated from the Software Developer Bootcamp from the Tech Academy in 2022. As part of the bootcamp I completed courses on the following topics:
    -Computer and Technology Basics
    -Version Control
    -HTML and CSS
    -Javascript
    -Database and SQL
    -Python
    -Project Management
    -Visual Studio
    -C# and .NET
    -Job Placement

    Each of these courses emphasizes fundamental knowledge that is important for understanding the larger concepts of software development. I was ...
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    Brett Caudle of The Tech Academy

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    Nov 16, 2022

    Thank you for the thoughtful review! We're hoping all the best for you!
  • Marlon X De La Torre
    Software Developer • Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (part-time) • Online
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    Aug 09, 2022
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    Software Developer

    The Tech Academy has changed my life forever ,thanks. The Tech Academy does an OUTSTANDING job in providing a highly interactive and properly organized curriculum. The daily reports to weekly reports and being able to get ahold of an instructor in such a short notice is what kept me accountable and made me feel i was apart of the team. Apart from the outstanding curriculum, the instructors and all Tech Academy family is what made my experience becoming a well-rounded Software Developer s...
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    Brett Caudle of The Tech Academy

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    Aug 09, 2022

    You're going to be a great addition to a dev team!
  • Serena Seyler
    Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (part-time) • Online
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    Jul 12, 2022
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    You will definitely get out what you put into this program: if you put in the work, you will be rewarded!

    I attended the online Software Developer Boot Camp at The Tech Academy, and I cannot speak highly enough about my experience. I appreciated the flexibility of their self-paced program; it allowed me to move through easier concepts faster and take more time on subjects that were more challenging for me. Once you complete your first Front-End course, you will start applying those skills right away by building your online Developer Portfolio, and you’ll keep adding to this and enhancing it ...
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    Brett Caudle of The Tech Academy

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    Jul 15, 2022

    Thanks, Serena! You're awesome!
  • Kiera Pierson
    Junior UX/UI Designer • Graduate • Online UI/UX Designer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Jun 08, 2022
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    UX/UI Design

    I started the UX/UI Design course with very basic computer knowledge. After just a few short months I am now able to design and create webpages! The curriculum was easy to follow. The instructors were so friendly and helpful. I'm now searching for a tech job and trying to get out of healthcare. This is the best thing I've done for myself and my family!
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    Brett Caudle of The Tech Academy

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    Jun 09, 2022

    This is so great to hear!
  • Cliff
    Software Developer • Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (part-time) • Online
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    Jun 01, 2022
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    Software Developer Bootcamp

    Worth the time and money.
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    Brett Caudle of The Tech Academy

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    Jun 03, 2022

    Thanks, Cliff!
  • McKay Moore
    Self-Paced Software Developer Boot Camp • Online
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    May 10, 2022
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    Full-Stack Full-time program.

    Great program. Felt very prepared to be able to work in the tech field. 
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    Brett Caudle of The Tech Academy

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    May 10, 2022

    Thanks, McKay!
  • Lewis Meyers
    Associate Dev for Optum • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Apr 18, 2022
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    Graduate

    I attended this bootcamp for 6 months as a Software Engineering student and this was HARD! But the academy, even though sometimes I did not feel as though I was grasping anything I soon found out as soon as I graduated and was free to do what I wanted and what I wanted to learn they, in fact, did help me learn and create a foundation in helping me to better understand this new tech space I'm now apart of.
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    Brett Caudle of The Tech Academy

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    Apr 20, 2022

    You're going to make a valuable part of a dev team!

The Tech Academy Alumni Outcomes

70%
Employment Rate
80%
Graduation Rate
$45,000
Median Salary
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95% of students intended to seek in-field employment within 180 days of graduating. 5% of students did not intend to seek in-field employment. Below is the 180 Day Employment Breakdown for 158 graduates included in report:
180 Day employment breakdown
Employed in-field70.1%
Full-time employee70.1%
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position0.0%
Short-term contract, part-time, or freelance0.0%
Started a new company or venture after graduation0.0%
Not seeking in-field employment11.2%
Employed out-of-field2.8%
Continuing to higher education4.7%
Not seeking a job for health, family, or personal reasons3.8%
Still seeking job in-field8.5%
Could not contact10.2%
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Notes and Caveats
This is the 180-day employment breakdown. We continue to help our graduates beyond 180 days, and many more found employment beyond this time period. 

Recent The Tech Academy News

Imogen Crispe
Published August 19, 2019
The Tech Academy is partnering with the US Air Force to train personnel in modern, in-demand technologies, so they are able to identify and solve problems using tech. We asked The Tech Academy Austin Dean, Trisha Saldanha, how this partnership came about, what the Air Force students are learning, and what the goals are for the students when they graduate. Find out about the Air-Force-spec...
Imogen Crispe
Published April 09, 2019
Ben was an audio engineer but started to burn out working in the music industry. Friends suggested he try coding, and he discovered The Tech Academy’s self-paced coding bootcamp in Portland, OR. In six months, he changed careers, and now works at the school as an instructor and CTO! Ben tells us about the cross over between music and software engineering, why he loves teaching and working...
Lauren Stewart
Published December 05, 2018
As The Tech Academy prepares to open a new campus in Austin, Texas, we sat down founders Jack & Erik to get the specifics. Read on to learn about the blended online coding bootcamp, why they’re excited to teach students in Austin, what companies are hiring developers in Austin, and what will stand out about the Austin Tech Academy campus in this rising tech hub. Q&A As the c...
Lauren Stewart
Published August 14, 2018
The Tech Academy is expanding to Denver, and their new campus will be run by Cole Dixon, a former student and instructor who worked in tech for three years before returning to the school that jump-started his career! Cole tells us what the new campus at The Tech Academy is like, how students will interact with instructors and students from campuses in Portland and Seattle, and the compani...
Lauren Stewart
Published March 16, 2018
After multiple degrees in geology, Alex Wong set out to become a petroleum geologist. But a crash in the oil market coincided with a change in Alex’s interests, and he started his journey into tech. Alex chose to learn programming in Seattle at The Tech Academy, and because The Tech Academy is self-paced, he’s on track to graduate soon. We check in to find out about his learning experienc...
Imogen Crispe
Published January 31, 2018
What will your salary be after coding bootcamp? Coding bootcamps are judged almost entirely by their ability to find students high-paying jobs as web developers. Some schools release data about alumni jobs, others offer money-back job guarantees or deferred tuition, but how much are students earning when they graduate and how does their earning potential change as they gain experience? Every ...
Imogen Crispe
Published September 25, 2017
From high school dropout to lead developer for a marketing agency at just 19; Temple Naylor took a huge risk and it paid off. He left school at 16, taught himself to code, then enrolled at The Tech Academy’s online coding bootcamp for a more structured learning environment, and to boost his professional skills. Temple tells us what it was like studying remotely with The Tech Academy, how hi...
Imogen Crispe
Published October 11, 2016
Should I do a coding bootcamp? This is a question we hear all the time, and for good reason. As more coding bootcamps launch (not to mention the rising media coverage), you’re probably wondering, “should I jump on the bandwagon and learn to code?” A recent TechCrunch article implored you not to learn to code unless you’re ready to put in the work to be great, whereas President Obama wants...
Imogen Crispe
Published July 22, 2016
In 2014, Adam was working as a business trainer in the restaurant industry, but kept thinking about how much he enjoyed coding as a kid. After going through the software development program at The Tech Academy in Portland, Adam was hired as an instructor. Adam tells us about his path back to coding, the learning structure and curriculum at The Tech Academy, and why he finds teaching so exci...
Liz Eggleston
Published May 20, 2015
Annandra Grace had an advancing career at an insurance company for 16 years, but was ready for a new challenge. She came across an ad for The Tech Academy while searching for jobs in tech and was immediately intrigued. After a campus visit that convinced both her and her brother, a self-taught programmer, she enrolled in the Portland .NET bootcamp. Now having completed the course at Tech Ac...

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How much does The Tech Academy cost?

The Tech Academy costs around $14,000. On the lower end, some The Tech Academy courses like Self-Paced Front-End Web Developer Boot Camp cost $1,800.

Where does The Tech Academy have campuses?

The Tech Academy has in-person campuses in and, Portland. The Tech Academy also has a remote classroom so students can learn online.

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Guarantees Job
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Includes Housing
Offers Corporate Training
Accepts GI Bill
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We are a licensed trade school through the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (and other state licensing bodies), authorized to certify students in coding and other technical professions.
Is The Tech Academy worth it?
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Employment Rate
72%
Graduation Rate
$54,000
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