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The Tech Academy

Average Rating4.84
403 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 at t...
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  • Casey O'Neal
    Unemployed • Graduate • Online Game Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Feb 21, 2024
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    Video Game Developer Bootcamp Woes

    I took the Game Development course with the Tech Academy. At first it was going really well. I was learning a lot and was able to apply a lot of what I was learning in my real life. I appreciate that they taught me from the ground up. It really allows you to be able to understand the reason things are done the way they are and how it all works. I started with computer science, went to web development and dabbled in databases and bootstrap and other smaller courses. This was the best part...
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  • Nicolas Pelletier
    Graduate • Online Game Developer Boot Camp (part-time) • Online
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    Feb 09, 2024
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    Well structured bootcamps with great instructors.

    • One of the biggest challenge in self teaching  is having structure in your progress but the tech academy handles this extremely well from start to finish. 

    • The minimum requirements for passing projects in each course can sometimes be very basic but the more you put in yourself, the more you get out of the process. 

    • Live projects and having instructors available to you when hitting road blocks was a huge plus because it ga...
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  • Travis Heckel
    Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (part-time) • Online
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    Jan 29, 2024
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    Best way to start for someone who likes Technology but doesn't have a plan

    This is a fantastic Boot Camp. I went in after losing my job, just married and having only done Sales. I was good with Technology but anything with Programming or Development was foreign to me.  I explored quite a few Boot Camps and chose this one due to its location, pricing, (a bit pricy BUT WORTH it) and teacher involvement. The program really focused on helping you develop the skills needed to think like a software developer. It provided an easy road map to gauge my progress and simp...
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  • Nick Guzi
    Graduate • Online Game Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Jan 12, 2024
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    Game Developer Bootcamp

    This is the school to attend if you are looking for a tech bootcamp to attend. You will have instructors that are only a phone call away, a curriculum that elevates you to the status of a junior developer, and a job placement team working alongside you to land your first job!
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  • Victoria Ransom
    Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Dec 26, 2023
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    Definitely Recommend

    I would definitely recommend this bootcamp. The instructors were always a phone call away if I had any questions and never made me feel stupid or like I was bothering them. I feel like I have a good basis for coding, even though I came in with no experience. I'm currently in the job placement phase and feel like I'm getting the support I need to land a job. 
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  • Kyler A
    Graduate • Online Cyber Security Boot Camp (part-time) • Online
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    Dec 21, 2023
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    Fantastic Cyber Security Bootcamp

    Pros: Instructors are helpful, attentive, and readily available. Cirriculum is easy to understand even without a tech background. 2 week live project to help practice new skills.
    Cons: Too many videos, not enough practice
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  • Tyler stamper
    Software developer • Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (part-time) • Online
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    Dec 07, 2023
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    Honest graduate

    Personally I recommend this school to anyone who is thinking about a career in technology. They teach you so much and actually want you to succeed. I enjoyed how please they were to help if you needed, anytime I did ask for help I was never made to feel not enough. They have a great teaching system. My live project would be the highlight of my time there, it was honestly one of my most favorite experiences. I learned so much and it really gives you the experience you need. They help you ...
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  • Camille Mahamed
    Graduate • Online Cyber Security Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Nov 22, 2023
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    Great Cyber Security Bootcamp

    As someone who had zero computer science, coding, and cyber background, I was open minded to learn new things and I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to follow the curriculum. I was very thankful at how helpful my instructors were as well! I liked the way the coursework was set up because they give you the foundation first before learning more concepts and that helped me understand it better when we got to it. They really prepare you for the real world too; learning how to prop...
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  • Catherine Machado
    Content Developer • Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (part-time) • Online
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    Nov 18, 2023
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    I loved every bit of it!

    Hello, I am a very recent graduate from the Tech Academy and let me just say.. What an amazing experience! I have learned so much throughout this boot camp, from the basics of how a computer works externally/internally to how to use and run a database. I took this boot camp because I wasn't sure if college was the right path for me and I knew I wanted to get into tech I couldn't believe how amazing it was, from the knowledge I learned to the great instructors who helped me even the silli...
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  • Joshua Heaton
    Software Developer • Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Nov 14, 2023
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    Excellent School

    I joined the Software Developer Bootcamp for about 6 months and I gained a immense wealth of knowledge. One of the best things from this boot camp was the 2 week long live projects. It gave me hands on experience and I felt like that training was some of the best learning I could get. The instructors were extremely helpful, especially during the live projects. They were always quick to answer my questions and very informative. 
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  • Tina Morlock
    Tina Morlock
    Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Apr 06, 2023
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    Best Educational Experience I'd Had

    It had been a dream of mine to be a developer for years, but I never felt confident enough to go after it. However, the perfect opportunity came to me with The Tech Academy, and I put everything I had into it. I really can't say enough great things about the experience. Great instruction. I learned a lot about a lot of different technologies. I had my ups and downs throughout the six months of the full-time program, but I ultimately walked away having learned and experienced more than I ...
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  • Rammoy Lawrence
    Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Feb 02, 2023
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    I would attend again!

    The information provided by this institution has changed the trajectory of what I seen for myself in the near future. I'm excited to call myself a developer now and its thanks to this school.
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The Tech Academy Alumni Outcomes

70%
Employment Rate
80%
Graduation Rate
$45,000
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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%
salary breakdown
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

Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated March 04, 2024
This February, we saw more buzz about skills-based hiring and AI literacy initiatives through private and public organizations. A technical course provider landed over 6 million in a Series A fundraise this month, and Pell Grants for short-term programs continued to be discussed in the U.S. House of Representatives. Plus, find out which 8 coding bootcamps we added to the Course Report listings this February! Curious about what happened in January? Check out last month s episode ...
Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated December 27, 2023
As a response to the COVID pandemic in 2020, most in-person bootcamps quickly transitioned to online or remote classrooms. In 2024, hybrid classrooms and immersive online learning continue to be popular, but in-person bootcamp options are available again. If you ve been waiting for an in-person classroom to start your career change, then here are the 32 in-person coding bootcamps with campuses in the U.S. 3 Reasons to Go to In-Person Coding Bootcamp In-person learning may ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated 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-specific projects the students are working on at coding bootcamp! What s your background and ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated 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 with his engineering team at The Tech Academy , and his plans to build software for musicians. ...
Lauren Stewart
Lauren Stewart
Updated 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 co-founders of The Tech Academy, tell us what inspired you to start a coding bootcamp. Jack Erik and I had ...
Lauren Stewart
Lauren Stewart
Updated 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 companies hiring developers in Denver. Q&A What s your background before becoming Dean of The ...
Lauren Stewart
Lauren Stewart
Updated 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 experience, what he s already learned about JavaScript, C#, and SQL so far, and his plans for the future! Q&A ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated March 10, 2021
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 year, Course Report surveys real coding bootcamp graduates to better understand ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated October 21, 2020
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 his instructors went above and beyond for him, and how he landed his Lead Developer role ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated February 07, 2020
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 every student to learn computer science in high school . So what types of people are opting for coding ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated 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 exciting and rewarding. Q&A Tell us about your experience before you became a teacher at The ...
Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated 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 Academy and taken a job at Prosper IT Consulting as a project manager, we sat down with ...

The Tech Academy Alumni Reviews Summary

Based on 400+ alumni reviews of The Tech Academy on Course Report, the school is highly praised for its comprehensive and practical Software Developer Bootcamp. Students consistently commend the hands-on experience, especially the live project component, knowledgeable instructors, and the supportive learning environment. One review captures this sentiment: "I gained a immense wealth of knowledge... The instructors were extremely helpful, especially during the live projects."​​ However, some students mentioned the fast pace of the program and the need to dedicate significant time and effort to keep up.
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4.9
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4.7
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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.
FAQs

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 Portland. The Tech Academy also has a remote classroom so students can learn online.

Is The Tech Academy worth it?

The data says yes! The Tech Academy reports a 72% graduation rate, a median salary of $54,000 and 85% of The Tech Academy alumni are employed. The Tech Academy hasn't shared alumni outcomes yet, but one way to determine if a bootcamp is worth it is by reading alumni reviews. 403 The Tech Academy alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed The Tech Academy on Course Report - you should start there!

Is The Tech Academy legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 403 The Tech Academy alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed The Tech Academy and rate their overall experience a 4.84 out of 5.

Does The Tech Academy offer scholarships or accept the GI Bill?

Right now, it doesn't look like The Tech Academy offers scholarships or accepts the GI Bill. We're always adding to the list of schools that do offer Exclusive Course Report Scholarships and a list of the bootcamps that accept the GI Bill.

Can I read The Tech Academy reviews?

You can read 403 reviews of The Tech Academy on Course Report! The Tech Academy alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed The Tech Academy and rate their overall experience a 4.84 out of 5.

Is The Tech Academy accredited?

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.

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