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The Tech Academy

Denver, Online, Portland, Salt Lake City, Seattle

The Tech Academy

Avg Rating:4.83 ( 223 reviews )

The Tech Academy offers 5 full-time and part-time technology bootcamps Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington; Denver, Colorado; Salt Lake City, Utah, and online. The bootcamps include a software development bootcamp, a data science bootcamp, a C# and .NET bootcamp, a Python bootcamp, and a web developer bootcamp. These boot camps cover topics including computer science fundamentals, programming basics, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, C#, Python, R, Bootstrap, jQuery, React.js, project management, Agile, Scrum, MVC, version control and more. Each bootcamp also includes a Live Project where students gain real-life experience to add to their resume, and job placement  assistance. The immersive experience aims to create well-rounded software developers, and also gives students the option to take the course at their own pace. There are also no set starts dates or rigid scheduling. Students can enroll at any time, study from anywhere and choose whatever study schedule they'd like.  

To apply, applicants need to take an IQ test with logic-based questions (to ensure applicants can read, write and perform basic math), followed by an in-person or phone interview. None of The Tech Academy's bootcamps require any tech background or experience.

The final part of The Tech Academy course is the Job Placement Course which covers interviewing skills, resume writing, where to find tech jobs, and gives students access to job placement staff who assist students in landing technical positions. The Tech Academy also offers corporate training.

The Tech Academy is in partnership with Concordia University.

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  • In-Person C# and .NET Framework Boot Camp (full-time)

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    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $9,980
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Salt Lake City, Denver, Portland, Seattle
    The C# and .NET Framework Boot Camp is a wonderful choice for students looking to utilize Microsoft technologies and languages. Many of the top companies on Earth utilize Microsoft software and tools. With C# being one of the top programming languages in existence, in terms of popularity and usage, graduates are prepared for positions requiring skill in this language. On this boot camp, students learn five of the most in-demand programming languages. In addition to C#, languages covered in this boot camp include: JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SQL. Graduates are well-rounded, full-stack, junior-level developers set up for entry-level development positions. Benefits of the C# and .NET Boot Camp include: -Our longest-running program – the only boot camp we’ve delivered since day one of The Tech Academy. -600 hours of study content and activities. -Includes a Live Project that focuses on C# and the .NET Framework, resulting in real-world development experience that can be added to your resume. -Covers front-end and back-end web and software development. The following courses are included in the C# and .NET Boot Camp: 1. Computer and Technology Basics Course 2. Overview of Software Development Course 3. Version Control Course 4. HTML and CSS Course 5. Database and SQL Course 6. JavaScript Course 7. Visual Studio Course 8. C# and .NET Framework Course 9. Project Management Course 10. A 2-week Live Project focused on C# and the .NET Framework 11. Job Placement Course
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Financing
    Lending partners avaliable, including:Skills FundAffirmNational Lending Associationand more...
    Refund / Guarantee
    Pro-rated refunds are allowed up to 50% into the total program time.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    No prior tech skill required.
    Prep Work
    No background or experience required.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • In-Person C# and .NET Framework Boot Camp (part-time)

    Apply
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $14,980
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Salt Lake City, Denver, Portland, Seattle
    The C# and .NET Framework Boot Camp is a wonderful choice for students looking to utilize Microsoft technologies and languages. Many of the top companies on Earth utilize Microsoft software and tools. With C# being one of the top programming languages in existence, in terms of popularity and usage, graduates are prepared for positions requiring skill in this language. On this boot camp, students learn five of the most in-demand programming languages. In addition to C#, languages covered in this boot camp include: JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SQL. Graduates are well-rounded, full-stack, junior-level developers set up for entry-level development positions. Benefits of the C# and .NET Boot Camp include: -Our longest-running program – the only boot camp we’ve delivered since day one of The Tech Academy. -600 hours of study content and activities. -Includes a Live Project that focuses on C# and the .NET Framework, resulting in real-world development experience that can be added to your resume. -Covers front-end and back-end web and software development. The following courses are included in the C# and .NET Boot Camp: 1. Computer and Technology Basics Course 2. Overview of Software Development Course 3. Version Control Course 4. HTML and CSS Course 5. Database and SQL Course 6. JavaScript Course 7. Visual Studio Course 8. C# and .NET Framework Course 9. Project Management Course 10. A 2-week Live Project focused on C# and the .NET Framework 11. Job Placement Course
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Financing
    Lending partners avaliable, including:Skills FundAffirmEducation Loan Source Incand more...
    Refund / Guarantee
    Pro-rated refunds are allowed up to 50% into the total program time.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    No prior tech skill required.
    Prep Work
    No background or experience required.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • In-Person Data Science Boot Camp (full-time)

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    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $10,980
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Salt Lake City, Denver, Portland, Seattle
    This boot camp covers the fundamentals of data science. Data science embraces a wide range of scientific methods, systems and processes to extract knowledge and insights from data. Data science includes such topics as: -Data visualization – representing information in pictorial form (like graphs or pie charts), -Statistical analysis – Identifying trends in different data sources, -Data analysis – evaluating data to discover useful information and assist in decision making, -Artificial intelligence – (called AI for short) programming a machine to perform human-like actions, such as facial recognition or voice recognition, -Machine learning – a subcategory of AI that deals with a computer’s ability to “learn” – meaning, the ability to perform certain actions based on past experience without explicit instructions, And more. On this boot camp, you will also learn computer science basics, programming fundamentals and coding in several in-demand languages. The benefits of this boot camp include: -Over 600 hours of study content and activities. -We cover computer programming and web development on this boot camp so that students know how to code. -Graduates are prepared for entry-level data scientist positions. The following courses are included in the Data Science Boot Camp: 1. Computer and Technology Basics 2. Overview of Software Development Course 3. Version Control Course 4. HTML and CSS Course 5. JavaScript Course 6. Database and SQL Course 7. Data Science Course 8. Project Management Course 9. Live Project 10. Job Placement Course
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Financing
    Lending partners avaliable, including:Skills FundAffirmNational Lending Associationand more...
    Refund / Guarantee
    Pro-rated refunds are allowed up to 50% into the total program time.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    No prior tech skill required.
    Prep Work
    No background or experience required.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • In-Person Data Science Boot Camp (part-time)

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    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $15,980
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Salt Lake City, Denver, Portland, Seattle
    This boot camp covers the fundamentals of data science. Data science embraces a wide range of scientific methods, systems and processes to extract knowledge and insights from data. Data science includes such topics as: -Data visualization – representing information in pictorial form (like graphs or pie charts), -Statistical analysis – Identifying trends in different data sources, -Data analysis – evaluating data to discover useful information and assist in decision making, -Artificial intelligence – (called AI for short) programming a machine to perform human-like actions, such as facial recognition or voice recognition, -Machine learning – a subcategory of AI that deals with a computer’s ability to “learn” – meaning, the ability to perform certain actions based on past experience without explicit instructions, And more. On this boot camp, you will also learn computer science basics, programming fundamentals and coding in several in-demand languages. The benefits of this boot camp include: -Over 600 hours of study content and activities. -We cover computer programming and web development on this boot camp so that students know how to code. -Graduates are prepared for entry-level data scientist positions. The following courses are included in the Data Science Boot Camp: 1. Computer and Technology Basics 2. Overview of Software Development Course 3. Version Control Course 4. HTML and CSS Course 5. JavaScript Course 6. Database and SQL Course 7. Data Science Course 8. Project Management Course 9. Live Project 10. Job Placement Course
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Financing
    Lending partners avaliable, including:Skills FundAffirmNational Lending Associationand more...
    Refund / Guarantee
    Pro-rated refunds are allowed up to 50% into the total program time.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    No prior tech skill required.
    Prep Work
    No background or experience required.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • In-Person Python Boot Camp (full-time)

    Apply
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $9,980
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Salt Lake City, Denver, Portland, Seattle
    The Python Boot Camp is the perfect choice for students interested in learning full-stack web and software development. With Python being one of the most popular and utilized programming languages in existence, students are well-prepared for positions requiring skills in this language (many major companies use Python, including Google and YouTube). On this boot camp, students learn five of the most popular and in-demand programming languages. In addition to Python, languages covered in this boot camp include: JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SQL. Graduates are well-rounded, full-stack, junior-level developers, set up for entry-level positions. Benefits of the Python Boot Camp include: -600 hours of study content and activities. -A Live Project that focuses on Python, resulting in real-world development experience that can be added to your resume. -Covers front-end and back-end web and software development. Courses included in the Python Boot Camp: 1. Computer and Technology Basics Course 2. Overview of Software Development Course 3. Version Control Course 4. HTML and CSS Course 5. Database and SQL Course 6. JavaScript Course 7. Visual Studio Course 8. Python Course 9. Project Management Course 10. A 2-week Live Project focused on Python 11. Job Placement Course
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Financing
    Lending partners avaliable, including:Skills FundAffirmNational Lending Associationand more...
    Refund / Guarantee
    Pro-rated refunds are allowed up to 50% into the total program time.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    No prior tech skill required.
    Prep Work
    No background or experience required.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • In-Person Python Boot Camp (part-time)

    Apply
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $14,980
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Salt Lake City, Denver, Portland, Seattle
    The Python Boot Camp is the perfect choice for students interested in learning full-stack web and software development. With Python being one of the most popular and utilized programming languages in existence, students are well-prepared for positions requiring skills in this language (many major companies use Python, including Google and YouTube). On this boot camp, students learn five of the most popular and in-demand programming languages. In addition to Python, languages covered in this boot camp include: JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SQL. Graduates are well-rounded, full-stack, junior-level developers, set up for entry-level positions. Benefits of the Python Boot Camp include: -600 hours of study content and activities. -A Live Project that focuses on Python, resulting in real-world development experience that can be added to your resume. -Covers front-end and back-end web and software development. Courses included in the Python Boot Camp: 1. Computer and Technology Basics Course 2. Overview of Software Development Course 3. Version Control Course 4. HTML and CSS Course 5. Database and SQL Course 6. JavaScript Course 7. Visual Studio Course 8. Python Course 9. Project Management Course 10. A 2-week Live Project focused on Python 11. Job Placement Course
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Financing
    Lending partners avaliable, including:Skills FundAffirmNational Lending Associationand more...
    Refund / Guarantee
    Pro-rated refunds are allowed up to 50% into the total program time.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    No prior tech skill required.
    Prep Work
    No background or experience required.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • In-person Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time)

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    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $13,980
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Salt Lake City, Denver, Portland, Seattle
    The Software Developer Boot Camp is our premier program. Due to its magnitude and thoroughness, we recommend this boot camp above all others. On this program, students learn seven of the most popular and in-demand programming languages. Graduates of this boot camp are well-prepared for a career in software and web development in a wide range of positions. By the end of their training, students will have a robust résumé. Software Developer Boot Camp graduates are well-rounded, full-stack, junior-level developers set up for a myriad of entry-level developer positions. Languages covered in this boot camp include: C#, Python, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SQL, and more. The benefits of the Software Developer Boot Camp: -Our most comprehensive and substantial program. -Highest graduate salary and job placement rate of all our programs. -1,000 hours of study content and activities. -Includes two 2-week Live Projects, providing hundreds of hours of real-world development experience that can be added to your resume. -Covers front-end and back-end web and software development. Courses included in the Software Developer Boot Camp: 1. Computer and Technology Basics Course 2. Overview of Software Development Course 3. Version Control Course 4. HTML and CSS Course 5. Database and SQL Course 6. JavaScript Course 7. Visual Studio Course 8. Python Course 9. C# and .NET Framework Course 10. Project Management Course 11. A 2-week Live Project focused on Python 12. A 2-week Live Project focused on C# and the .NET Framework 13. Job Placement Course
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Financing
    Lending partners avaliable, including:Skills FundAffirmNational Lending Associationand more...
    Refund / Guarantee
    Pro-rated refunds are allowed up to 50% into the total program time.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    No prior tech skill required.
    Prep Work
    No background or experience required.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • In-Person Software Developer Boot Camp (part-time)

    Apply
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $19,980
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Salt Lake City, Denver, Portland, Seattle
    The Software Developer Boot Camp is our premier program. Due to its magnitude and thoroughness, we recommend this boot camp above all others. On this program, students learn seven of the most popular and in-demand programming languages. Graduates of this boot camp are well-prepared for a career in software and web development in a wide range of positions. By the end of their training, students will have a robust résumé. Software Developer Boot Camp graduates are well-rounded, full-stack, junior-level developers set up for a myriad of entry-level developer positions. Languages covered in this boot camp include: C#, Python, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SQL, and more. The benefits of the Software Developer Boot Camp: -Our most comprehensive and substantial program. -Highest graduate salary and job placement rate of all our programs. -1,000 hours of study content and activities. -Includes two 2-week Live Projects, providing hundreds of hours of real-world development experience that can be added to your resume. -Covers front-end and back-end web and software development. Courses included in the Software Developer Boot Camp: 1. Computer and Technology Basics Course 2. Overview of Software Development Course 3. Version Control Course 4. HTML and CSS Course 5. Database and SQL Course 6. JavaScript Course 7. Visual Studio Course 8. Python Course 9. C# and .NET Framework Course 10. Project Management Course 11. A 2-week Live Project focused on Python 12. A 2-week Live Project focused on C# and the .NET Framework 13. Job Placement Course
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Financing
    Lending partners avaliable, including:Skills FundAffirmNational Lending Associationand more...
    Refund / Guarantee
    Pro-rated refunds are allowed up to 50% into the total program time.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    No prior tech skill required.
    Prep Work
    No background or experience required.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • In-Person Web Developer Boot Camp (full-time)

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    HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Algorithms, Front End, Scrum, Agile
    In PersonFull Time8 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $5,980
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Salt Lake City, Denver, Portland, Seattle
    The Web Developer Boot Camp covers front-end web development. On it, students learn the three most popular web development programming languages: HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Graduates of this boot camp are front-end web developers and are able to create dynamic websites.
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Financing
    Lending partners avaliable, including:Skills FundAffirmNational Lending Associationand more...
    Refund / Guarantee
    Pro-rated refunds are allowed up to 50% into the total program time.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    No prior tech skill required.
    Prep Work
    No background or experience required.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • In-Person Web Developer Boot Camp (part-time)

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    HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Algorithms, Front End, Agile
    In PersonPart Time14 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $8,980
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Salt Lake City, Denver, Portland, Seattle
    The Web Developer Boot Camp covers front-end web development. On it, students learn the three most popular web development programming languages: HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Graduates of this boot camp are front-end web developers and are able to create dynamic websites.
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Financing
    Lending partners avaliable, including:Skills FundAffirmNational Lending Associationand more...
    Refund / Guarantee
    Pro-rated refunds are allowed up to 50% into the total program time.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    No prior tech skill required.
    Prep Work
    No background or experience required.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • Online C# and .NET Framework Boot Camp (full-time)

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    HTML, C#, JavaScript, .NET, SQL, jQuery, CSS, DevOps, React.js, Data Structures, Front End, Scrum, MVC
    OnlineFull Time15 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $9,980
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Online
    The C# and .NET Framework Boot Camp is a wonderful choice for students looking to utilize Microsoft technologies and languages. Many of the top companies on Earth utilize Microsoft software and tools. With C# being one of the top programming languages in existence, in terms of popularity and usage, graduates are prepared for positions requiring skill in this language. On this boot camp, students learn five of the most in-demand programming languages. In addition to C#, languages covered in this boot camp include: JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and SQL. Graduates are well-rounded, full-stack, junior-level developers set up for entry-level development positions. The benefits of the C# Boot Camp include: -Our longest-running program—the only boot camp we’ve delivered since day one of The Tech Academy. -600 hours of study content and activities. -Includes a Live Project that focuses on C# and the .NET Framework, resulting in real-world development experience that can be added to your résumé. -Covers front-end and back-end web and software development. The following courses are included: 1. Computer and Technology Basics 2. Overview of Software Development 3. Version Control 4. HTML and CSS 5. JavaScript 6. Database and SQL 7. Visual Studio 8. C# Course 9. Project Management 10. A 2-week Live Project 11. Job Placement Course
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Financing
    Lending partners avaliable, including:Skills FundAffirmEducation Loan Source Incand more...
    Refund / Guarantee
    Pro-rated refunds are allowed up to 50% into the total program time.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    No prior tech skill required.
    Prep Work
    No background or experience required.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • Online C# and .NET Framework Boot Camp (part-time)

    Apply
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $14,980
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Online
    The C# and .NET Framework Boot Camp is a wonderful choice for students looking to utilize Microsoft technologies and languages. Many of the top companies on Earth utilize Microsoft software and tools. With C# being one of the top programming languages in existence, in terms of popularity and usage, graduates are prepared for positions requiring skill in this language. On this boot camp, students learn five of the most in-demand programming languages. In addition to C#, languages covered in this boot camp include: JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and SQL. Graduates are well-rounded, full-stack, junior-level developers set up for entry-level development positions. The benefits of the C# Boot Camp include: -Our longest-running program—the only boot camp we’ve delivered since day one of The Tech Academy. -600 hours of study content and activities. -Includes a Live Project that focuses on C# and the .NET Framework, resulting in real-world development experience that can be added to your résumé. -Covers front-end and back-end web and software development. The following courses are included: 1. Computer and Technology Basics 2. Overview of Software Development 3. Version Control 4. HTML and CSS 5. JavaScript 6. Database and SQL 7. Visual Studio 8. C# Course 9. Project Management 10. A 2-week Live Project 11. Job Placement Course
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Financing
    Lending partners avaliable, including:Skills FundAffirmEducation Loan Source Incand more...
    Refund / Guarantee
    Pro-rated refunds are allowed up to 50% into the total program time.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    No prior tech skill required.
    Prep Work
    No background or experience required.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • Online Data Science Boot Camp (full-time)

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    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $10,980
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Online
    This boot camp covers the fundamentals of data science. Data science embraces a wide range of scientific methods, systems and processes to extract knowledge and insights from data. Data science includes such topics as: -Data visualization – representing information in pictorial form (like graphs or pie charts), -Statistical analysis – Identifying trends in different data sources, -Data analysis – evaluating data to discover useful information and assist in decision making, -Artificial intelligence – (called AI for short) programming a machine to perform human-like actions, such as facial recognition or voice recognition, -Machine learning – a subcategory of AI that deals with a computer’s ability to “learn” – meaning, the ability to perform certain actions based on past experience without explicit instructions, And more. On this boot camp, you will also learn computer science basics, programming fundamentals and coding in several in-demand languages. The benefits of this boot camp include: -Over 600 hours of study content and activities. -We cover computer programming and web development on this boot camp so that students know how to code. -Graduates are prepared for entry-level data scientist positions. The following courses are included in the Data Science Boot Camp: 1. Computer and Technology Basics 2. Overview of Software Development Course 3. Version Control Course 4. HTML and CSS Course 5. JavaScript Course 6. Database and SQL Course 7. Data Science Course 8. Project Management Course 9. Live Project 10. Job Placement Course
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Financing
    Lending partners avaliable, including:Skills FundAffirmNational Lending Associationand more...
    Refund / Guarantee
    Pro-rated refunds are allowed up to 50% into the total program time.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    No prior tech skill required.
    Prep Work
    No background or experience required.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • Online Data Science Boot Camp (part-time)

    Apply
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $15,980
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Online
    This boot camp covers the fundamentals of data science. Data science embraces a wide range of scientific methods, systems and processes to extract knowledge and insights from data. Data science includes such topics as: -Data visualization – representing information in pictorial form (like graphs or pie charts), -Statistical analysis – Identifying trends in different data sources, -Data analysis – evaluating data to discover useful information and assist in decision making, -Artificial intelligence – (called AI for short) programming a machine to perform human-like actions, such as facial recognition or voice recognition, -Machine learning – a subcategory of AI that deals with a computer’s ability to “learn” – meaning, the ability to perform certain actions based on past experience without explicit instructions, And more. On this boot camp, you will also learn computer science basics, programming fundamentals and coding in several in-demand languages. The benefits of this boot camp include: -Over 600 hours of study content and activities. -We cover computer programming and web development on this boot camp so that students know how to code. -Graduates are prepared for entry-level data scientist positions. The following courses are included in the Data Science Boot Camp: 1. Computer and Technology Basics 2. Overview of Software Development Course 3. Version Control Course 4. HTML and CSS Course 5. JavaScript Course 6. Database and SQL Course 7. Data Science Course 8. Project Management Course 9. Live Project 10. Job Placement Course
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Financing
    Lending partners avaliable, including:Skills FundAffirmNational Lending Associationand more...
    Refund / Guarantee
    Pro-rated refunds are allowed up to 50% into the total program time.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    No prior tech skill required.
    Prep Work
    No background or experience required.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • Online Python Boot Camp (full-time)

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    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $9,980
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Online
    The Python Boot Camp is the perfect choice for students interested in learning full-stack web and software development. With Python being one of the most popular and utilized programming languages in existence, students are well-prepared for positions requiring skills in this language (many major companies use Python, including Google and YouTube). On this boot camp, students learn five of the most popular and in-demand programming languages. In addition to Python, languages covered in this boot camp include: JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SQL. Graduates are well-rounded, full-stack, junior-level developers, set up for entry-level positions. Benefits of the Python Boot Camp include: -600 hours of study content and activities. -A Live Project that focuses on Python, resulting in real-world development experience that can be added to your resume. -Covers front-end and back-end web and software development. Courses included in the Python Boot Camp: 1. Computer and Technology Basics Course 2. Overview of Software Development Course 3. Version Control Course 4. HTML and CSS Course 5. Database and SQL Course 6. JavaScript Course 7. Visual Studio Course 8. Python Course 9. Project Management Course 10. A 2-week Live Project focused on Python 11. Job Placement Course
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Financing
    Lending partners avaliable, including:Skills FundAffirmEducation Loan Source Incand more...
    Refund / Guarantee
    Pro-rated refunds are allowed up to 50% into the total program time.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    No prior tech skill required.
    Prep Work
    No background or experience required.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • Online Python Boot Camp (part-time)

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    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $14,980
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Online
    The Python Boot Camp is the perfect choice for students interested in learning full-stack web and software development. With Python being one of the most popular and utilized programming languages in existence, students are well-prepared for positions requiring skills in this language (many major companies use Python, including Google and YouTube). On this boot camp, students learn five of the most popular and in-demand programming languages. In addition to Python, languages covered in this boot camp include: JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SQL. Graduates are well-rounded, full-stack, junior-level developers, set up for entry-level positions. Benefits of the Python Boot Camp include: -600 hours of study content and activities. -A Live Project that focuses on Python, resulting in real-world development experience that can be added to your resume. -Covers front-end and back-end web and software development. Courses included in the Python Boot Camp: 1. Computer and Technology Basics Course 2. Overview of Software Development Course 3. Version Control Course 4. HTML and CSS Course 5. Database and SQL Course 6. JavaScript Course 7. Visual Studio Course 8. Python Course 9. Project Management Course 10. A 2-week Live Project focused on Python 11. Job Placement Course
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Financing
    Lending partners avaliable, including:Skills FundAffirmEducation Loan Source Incand more...
    Refund / Guarantee
    Pro-rated refunds are allowed up to 50% into the total program time.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    No prior tech skill required.
    Prep Work
    No background or experience required.
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time)

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    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $13,980
    Class size
    N/A
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  • Frankie  User Photo
    Frankie • Software Analyst, SQL Developer • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    The Tech Academy's C# and .NET boot camp was a fantastic experience.  The curriculum starts slow with some essential, basic computer terminology and moves into the basics of computing.  From there, it starts getting into actual coding, programming languages, etc.  It was the perfect pace for someone who never seriously approached programming.  It was the schooling that I had ever taken online and I was worried about support and feedback from the professors.  The Tech Academy's staff was always quick to respond and used all resources available to help me out whenever I had trouble understanding something or just had a simple question.  All in all, I would recommend this bootcamp to anybody.

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    I completed the C# and .NET Framework boot camp several years ago. The structure is nicely organized and balanced with reading, videos and then doing it yourself.  Plenty of practical exercises.  All the software installation and computer setup was part of the training too, just as it would be on the job.  

    Upon completing I received several job offers and have been gainfully employed with a great company since then. I highly recommend it for anyone looking at code camps!

  • The Tech Academy
    - 11/8/2018
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    Jeff B • Software Developer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    I had a wonderful experience attending The Tech Academy in Portland, Oregon. From the start, I could tell how dedicated all the instructors were to ensuring my success. I liked that the curriculum started off with fundamentals to ensure understanding and clarify some things I rarely thought about. The courses are dense with information but delivered in a way that is easy to understand. The projects are challenging, which makes them very satisfying to complete.

    It was great to attend locally so I could learn along with people that shared my passion for learning coding. The camaraderie is great and it is a generally positive atmosphere - especially on brunch days!

    The job placement part of the boot camp was the most challenging, but luckily the job placement staff is extremely dedicated and knowledgeable. I recommend attending every round table to get the most out of it.

    The most surprising part of attending The Tech Academy was how much I learned after I graduated and started my career as a software developer. I feel like The Tech Academy really set me up to succeed by being able to learn any new technological concept quickly. I recommend doing yourself a favor and changing your life by attending this coding school.

  • Great School!
    - 11/1/2018
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    I have done a few online course from siteslike lynda.com, udemy.com and others.  So, I can say I have some perspective online courses.  The advanges of The Tech Acadamy are the instructors you can talk to and the gradual approch to teaching things that makes it easy to learn new stuff outside of the course. Whiich is curtial as a programmer.  I found myself reading things that before was just gobbledygook thanks to the first two courses of this bootcamp. It doesn't over teach things that are pointless or just theory for it's own sake.  It actually teaches you what you need to know to understand what you are doing.

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    Ive always wanted to be a software developer, from when was a kid trying playing with Hexidecmial editors and my friends Commodore 64. 

    I spent a lot of time researching and looking for a good coding school in Portland, Oregon. What drew me to  The Tech Academy was the job placement program they offered, and the extensive amount of software languages you learn. After completing the program, I can honestly say I am a software developer. 

    I will refer anyone who is intrested in software development to have a serious look at The Tech Academy and see if it is the path you want to take. 

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    Logan Britadesco • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    The Tech Academy does a great job at staying in communication with the students throughout the process, building a support network and sense of community from day one. The course content is good but the most important thing I learned from the boot-camp is how to learn, meaning I can grow my skills better even without the school.

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    Kurtis Bradley • Software Engineer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    I chose to attend the Tech Academy after much consideration and careful research of many (MANY) other boot camps and programs. I was not disappointed with my choice! The Tech Academy not only filled in the gaps of my self-taught knowledge, but the course taught me to think and build software like an engineer. On top of the comprehensive, challenging, and well-structured software curriculum I learned an equal amount about the importance of networking and the job hunt. Coming out of the program I felt confident in my new found abilities and excited for the work ahead of me!

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    In March, I decided to pursue my dream in the tech industry. 37 years old, with a little bit of self-taught programming/IT knowledge, I quit my job and committed full time to The Tech Academy's curriculum. Today, less than 5 months from my start date, I accepted an offer to start my new career.

    Was it hard? Yeah. It was challenging. There is a lot to learn, and while the courses move at a good pace and through the material in a way designed to build up your knowledge quickly, you've got to be paying attention and putting in the time and work. You can't just copy code and learn. You have to DO it.

    The instructors were very helpful, I never had to wait long for the answer to a question or to get feedback on essays or code reviews. The real gem though is the Live Project. Getting a feel for what development is like in a team setting/job simulation was invaluable and invigorating.

    The course isn't easy. Finding jobs isn't easy. But if you're willing and able to take on a challenge with your whole heart and mind, I can tell you that the rewards are there. With the help of The Tech Academy, only you stand in your own way.

  • Great Bootcamp
    - 8/17/2018
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    After learning about coding, I took some courses online and realized this is what I wanted to do. I began looking for more information about coding courses and schools. During my search I found The Tech Academy and contacted them. I was invited to come look at the school and talk about coding.  I decided to join their bootcamp because I wanted to be able complete it online while I was working a full-time job. The Tech Academy provided me with a laptop while I attended the bootcamp. I made a schedule and stuck to it the best that I could. This really helped me stay focused and stay on track with my coding.

    Everyone I spoke to at The Tech Academy was nice and helped me when I was stuck. Being a remote student, I would watch the lecture and if I got stuck on a challenge I was able to reach a remote instructor via email or by phone. I felt like this gave me a glimpse into what a remote job would be like because in most cases you will get a piece of a project and work on it yourself but if you can always ask someone for help.

    My favorite part of the course was the Live Project. I live in a small town and I was able to get an internship at a local web marketing company. It took some time to coordinate my internship because I had to plan it around my work schedule. Everyone at The Tech Academy worked with me to get my internship scheduled and provide the company instructions on what I needed to get from my internship. The Tech Academy also provides a job placement director who helps you find a job by providing mock interviews, feedback after the interviews, help with your resume, and sending job post emails. This was what helped me choose The Tech Academy, because if you put the effort into learning to code and you want to succeed in coding, they can help you start your career.

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    The instructors were excellent during my time at the bootcamp, and they were always willing and eager to help with any questions that I had. This made for a great learning experience and learning enviornment during my time there. 

    For someone who had no prior coding experience, I now have invaluable skills that will be very useful in my career as a developer. You learn how to think like a developer and the experience as a whole was very rewarding.

    I would reccomend that if you are able to attend the school in person that you take advantage of that opportunity. 

    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: VP for Quality
    Tuesday, Jul 31 2018
    Hi Alex, thanks for the review! And I'm glad the instructors were able to help you through the program.

    Best,
    Danny
  • Amazing Experience
    - 6/14/2018
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    I attended and just recently graduated from the Tech Academy. I was able to work a full time job AND keep up with the coursework by opting for the part-time local student option. Even with my somewhat limited knowledge of coding, what they proved is all it takes is the drive to learn, to succeed.

    The idea of their program is to really get you into the mind of a developer. You will be challenged, you will get slightly frustrated, but ultimately, you will learn. The instructors here are there to help you when stuck, but encourage you to keep trying. 

    The best part of the course to me was the Live Project, where you simulate being part of a scrum team, and Aja made it fun, challenging and very rewarding.

    All in all, I cannot recommend this school enough if you are looking to break into the industry as a developer. What you learn is current, powerful and definitely worth your time.

    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: VP for Quality
    Tuesday, Jul 31 2018
    Hi Chris, thanks for your review! I'm glad you had an all-round great experience. Have a great career! :)

    Best,
    Danny
  • Graduate
    - 5/16/2018
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    I attended the Tech Academy. I now have a job. This is good. 

    The instructors are excellent. They create a very realxed environment and are always happy to help or just chat when your brain needs a break. Aja is an incredible live project manager. I owe Aaron the world for all his help getting me a job. The coursework improved significantly during my time as a student, especially with the addition of the new C# course. 

    The school is a very afforable place to learn at your own pace and meet a lot of great friends and contacts.  

    Also, I saw the new billboard on the building and almost paid to go to the school again. Whoever made it is super good at making billboards. 

    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: VP for Quality
    Tuesday, Jul 31 2018
    Hey Davis, thanks for the review! We definitely enjoyed having you, and you contributed greatly to our program. You've got a great career ahead of you, and the company you're with now is very lucky to have you.

    Best,
    Danny
  • Invaluable
    - 5/2/2018
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    JT Azul • Executive • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    I had an excellent experience at The Tech Academy, from enrollment through graduation.  The Tech Academy's software development program was exactly what I was looking for - self-paced and a comprehensive curriculum for full stack development. 

    I was able to begin the program the day after my enrollment and I was able to spend as much time as I needed in each part of the curriculum and I was able to spend less time on the languages that came easier to me.  The instructors were always extremely helpful. Whenever I was learning remotely I could call up until 9:00 at night and an instructor would help me with complex solutions to a software program objective ( and sometimes even a computer issue ).

    I would highly recommend to anyone seeking a quality education in software development to check out The Tech Academy.  I researched several local and even national programs and The Tech Academy really impressed me and they never let me down.  I wouldn't change a thing!

     

    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: VP for Quality
    Tuesday, Jul 31 2018
    Hi JT, thanks for your review! I'm glad we were able to deliver what you wanted. :) And well done on landing an awesome job! Best of luck in your career.

    Best,
    Danny
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    Jamie • Cyber Operation • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    The Tech Academy gained my attention through online searching and reviews. I hope to return my experience so others starting their search can use my experience in their decision. 

    I have an over-time job, full-time family, and part-time college; so I enrolled in the online boot camp. This allowed me the flex needed in my schedule. I was allocated adequate time to complete each course topic. Topics helped to reinforce lessons learned during parts of my computer science degree. The biggest difference between CS classes and The Tech Academy is the Tech Academy took the learning out of a mundane classroom style environment and put me into a functional job oriented program. It felt like I was learning for an occupation! I was provided plenty of help when I became "stuck" in problems, and yes you will too. The course is challenging.

    The Tech Academy topped off the course with a real project. You cant that from a general CS degree. This was a work-related experience that can be used in your search for a job. Going beyond relative learning; Tech Academy provided training interviews and help in job placement. The Tech Academy was one of the main reasons I was able to stand out in the hiring process of the AF Cyber Command. Definitely relative training and experience.

     

    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: VP for Quality
    Tuesday, Jul 31 2018
    Hey Jamie, 

    Well done on standing out in the AF Cyber Command hiring process! And props to you for juggling over-time job, full-time family, part-time college, and The Tech Academy boot camp - wow! 

    Thanks for the review! 

    Best,
    Danny
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    I went into this bootcamp having had some experience with coding in the past and with a grasp of some of the concepts and thought processes requisite for coding. I found that the beginning of the course, taught by Erik Gross, was engaging, easy to follow and interesting (I was... engrossed... if you will). Much of the middle of the course is videos made by someone else at the Tech Academy which were also informative and helpful, but didn't carry quite the same quality.

    When the curriculum moves to C# and ASP.NET, you are forwarded to a video series at DevU.com, which you could easily purchase yourself for $80 or so. During the curriculum--learning the different languages--I don't think the value is in the material itself, it is in the support and the environment. When you get stuck or have a question, there is someone to ask about it, be it another student if you are studying locally, or one of the instructors (of which I think there are plenty and they're all nice, smart and approachable). There are a ton of tutorials online to teach you what you want to know, what you're paying for here is support and accountability.

    When you finish the curriculum, you go into two weeks of the Live Project. This part, I thought, was really cool. It is essentially an internship in which you are working on a product in a team with a project manager. You will take little chunks of work and do them in a real-world-ish environment. When you get stuck, you need to fix it--either by asking for help from the team or working through it. At no point do you feel left out on a limb, but you will get experience working through things on your own.

    Finally, you enter the Job Placement section in which you watch a selection of kind of redundant and common sense videos (though they are probably not common sense for many of the less socially inclined students which is why I think they are included). You will read advice on creating a resume and cover letter. After you do that, you'll receive copy/pasted advice on refining them. You'll get added to a mailing list and you'll receive dozens of emails per day containing job listings, some (but few) of which are relevant. The value in this step that I could find is the mock interviews. The placement Director is great at taking you through what to expect at an interview (in fact there are weekly roundtables throughout your time there in which you can do both softskills interviews and technical interviews: I recommend attending all of them).

    In all, I think it's a good experience and worth the money. If I suddenly found myself in the owners' shoes, here's what I would change: 

    First, the in-house curriculum is rife with little errors. None of which affect the students' understanding of concepts at the end of the day, but they're distracting and they sap the students' confidence in the program. 

    Second, I would overhaul the job placement program which felt very under-resourced to me. The Job Placement Director clearly knows what he's doing, but I think his plate is too full to offer the kind of hands-on attention that would be a true value. Looking for a job is, for many people, completely demoralizing, and if you had a weekly meeting in which you discussed which specific jobs you're targeting and how you're building your skills, etc, I think it would feel less lonely and less daunting. If the daily emails students received each had a short preamble specifying which of the listed jobs are good jobs to apply for, I think the emails would feel less like a jumble of wires to be untangled and more like a helpful starting point.

    Finally, I think the transfer between the curriculum and the live project, and the live project and the job placement section could be smoother. When I finished the curriculum on a Monday, I was told that the live project was on hold for the week and to come back in a week. When I finished the live project, it took me a week and a half or so to get feedback on my resume and get started in earnest with the job placement. This was a little frustrating when I was burning $750 a week or so while jobless. I think the student care dept should be looking ahead at when a student is ready to finish a section and make sure that he or she will be ready to make a smooth transition and have expectations clearly communicated.

    All in all, this place is filled with great people and this was a positive experience for me, and I know this place is getting better constantly. If you're thinking of starting a new career in coding, this is a good place to do it.

    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: VP for Quality
    Monday, Jul 30 2018
    Hi Travis! Thank you for the comprehensive and insightful review. You make a number of valid points in here, all of which we have since taken care of:
    1. A few months ago the C# and MVC Courses were both made fully original and are a massive upgrade to the prior content. In fact, at this point our entire curriculum is original Tech Academy Content.
    2. The Job Placement Course has now also been made fully original and contains all of the best and most successful actions taken by our graduates to get jobs.
    3. The curriculum has been overhauled for typographical errors and has been fully rectified.
    4. The transfer between curriculum to live project has been fully rectified. The solution taken correlates to the suggestion you made.

    As you mentioned and as you can tell, we are constantly upgrading our curriculum to make it the best experience possible. Thank you for the feedback, and best of luck in your career!

    Best,
    Danny
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    I started the Tech Academy with a certain level of understanding in HTML and CSS. I left fully confident in my abilities, and with a new job as a web developer. The courses are designed to drive you towards being a full stack developer, teaching the proper ways to work in this field. Even if the job you get doesn't use the languages taught, the methods that you learned will apply, and you'll be able to pick up anything that much faster.

    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: VP for Quality
    Monday, Jul 30 2018
    Hi John, thanks for your review! I appreciate you bring up a really good point, which is the core product we seek to get with our students: enough understanding of the fundamentals, and an ability to learn independently, just like you will on the job.
    Best,
    Danny
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    If you are a self-motivated individual who is willing to put in the time and effort, this is an excellent program that gives the foundational knowledge and job search support to enter into a software development career.

    My detailed opinion:

    I chose The Tech Academy because I wanted to switch from a non-technical career path to development. Even though I live in the Portland area, I chose to complete the course online as it allowed me greater flexibility in my schedule. The Tech Academy had a great on-boarding process so I was able to jump right in. The curriculum was comprehensive and I appreciated that it went beyond just learning a coding language. We also learned how a computer functions and runs a program, how web applications are rendered, how code is compiled, and the basics of project management. My only reason for giving the curriculum 4 stars instead of 5 is that it would have been useful to also cover unit testing. 

    The instructors were excellent and did a great job of answering any questions that I had. They always replyed promptly to e-mails. The job assistance was also very helpful, especially the opportunity to do a mock-interview with the Job Placement Director. Having no experience interviewing for a technical position, the encouragement and feedback I received during the mock-interview was invaluable in building my confidence. 

    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: VP for Quality
    Monday, Jul 30 2018
    Hi Miranda, thanks for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed all aspects of the program - enrollment, curriculum, instructors, job placement. Do well in your career!
    Best,
    Danny
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    I had a terrific time while being involved with The Tech Academy! Through the bootcamp course, I went from having no coding experience to understanding the fundamentals of several programming languages,such as; C#, SQL, JavaScript and web development languages. I thoroughly enjoyed having the opportunity to learn from the course provided and having the ability to contact instructors with any concerns/questions that I had. My only suggestions for anyone interested in attending is this: 1)Make sure you contact instructors with any concerns. My experience with this has always been positive. 2) Try to dive a little deeper into some of the concepts that are mentioned throughout the course. Since this is only a "bootcamp" then you will need to apply some effort into looking into some material yourself to fully comprehend.
    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: VP for Quality
    Monday, Jul 30 2018
    Hi William, thanks for your review! I'm glad you got so much out of the course. And indeed, no matter what boot camp you go to, you will continually need to do self-study to fully learn the technology and keep up with it. Good advice to anyone going into a boot camp. 
  • Remote Student
    - 2/7/2018
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    I found my experience at The Tech Academy to be challenging yet very fulfilling. I was surprised at my ability to learn the concepts, facts, and nuances, for each language and I believe it's because of The Tech Academy's approach to teaching. As a remote student, I feel the system was a bit more challenging because I didn't have anyone to discuss questions or concepts with and sometimes I had to wait hours to hear back from the remote instructor because of my schedule- that still worked out fine but I think there is a major advantage to being on-site and having other students and/or instructors to communicate with. That being said, I really got the most out of the Live Project. It was suggested that the Live Project really brings it all together and I couldn't agree more. The Tech Academy pushes students to be active in the industry and network, take on projects, etc to prepare students for their new career. They have it down to a science and it's proven over and over again. 

    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: VP for Quality
    Monday, Jul 30 2018
    Hi Lauren, thank you for your review! I'm glad you appreciated the bottom-up approach. Nevertheless, it's still quite an accomplishment to break into the industry when you don't have any prior knowledge, so well done to you for making that happen.
    Best,
    Danny
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    Lori • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    The Tech Academy provides a well-rounded full-stack format for learning software development. After completing the courses, one has a solid foundation of fundamentals and can use this as a basis for learning additional coding languages and programming concepts, as needed, for any future job position. The courses are self-paced in a very positive environment. There is a tremendous amount of support resources available, including instructors, technical support, weekly soft skill and technical round table forums for interview preparation, an outreach specialist, a job placement director, meetups, and guest lectures. 

     
    The Live Project was a rewarding and insightful process. It helped to advance my coding and research skills and allowed first-hand experience with agile methodology and team collaboration. These are all very valuable skills to have for any software developer role.The job placement course was comprehensive and helped provide the tools needed for applying to and obtaining a job. Even after completion of the program, job placement support continued until I was hired.
     
    Though the courses take self-discipline, hard work, and dedication, the knowledge and experience gained were well worth the effort!
    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: VP for Quality
    Monday, Jul 30 2018
    I'm glad you had the experience you did at The Tech Academy! You're totally right. Self-discipline, hard work, and dedication are required and well worth the effort. Thanks for the review!
    Best,
    Danny
  • Fine boot camp
    - 2/1/2018
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    I choose the to enter a coding boot camp because I wanted to re-invigorate my coding skills. I had learned some coding in school, but when I entered the work force, I didn’t have time to keep up with the latest languages and technologies. I believe that programming languages are the new literacy.

     I looked at several coding boot camps and I choose the Tech Academy for four reasons, 1) Self-paced; I could move through material quickly, if I felt I already have a good grasp of the material and I was able to linger and do exploratory study if I felt I needed more depth. 2) There was a central location I could go to and live instructors to help in case I had problems, for me the central location helped keep me on track and focused. 3) rolling enrollment and I could start any time. 4) There was a live project course, so I was able to get a sense of how software development works.

    In the end I was happy with my choice, I filled the holes in my knowledge and I have strong basis for continued self learning.

    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: VP for Quality
    Monday, Jul 30 2018
    Hi Richard, thanks for your review! I'm glad everything worked out well for you to reinvigorate your coding skills. Do well in your career!
    Best,
    Danny
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    Dylan Lee • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    I started programming profiile pages on Myspace for my friends so I could have lunch money when I was in middle/high school. Years later I found myself teaching myself how to write code again and wanted to do it for a profession. I didn't have the time or energy for a 4 year+ program and thats when I found out about Boot Camps. I found that The Tech Academy had the best all around curriculum that I needed so I registered. The hardest part for me was the C# course but I learned so much from it that helped me with the Live Project. As a graduate I will actually be starting as an Intern under Erik. I can't wait!

    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: VP for Quality
    Monday, Jul 30 2018
    Dylan, thanks for your review! You're a dyed-in-the-wool programmer. Do well!
  • Meh
    - 12/27/2017
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    I attended The Tech Academy, first as an online student and, later, as an onsite student in Portland, OR. I did not complete the Job Placement course so I am not officially a graduate even though I have completed all of the actual "learning" at the school. 

    **PRO**

    • The staff are all extremely friendly and personable. 
    • You can complete the program online or in-person at your discretion. 
    • The program is self-paced, so you can complete it very quickly if you dedicate yourself to putting in long hours.
    • The tuition is lower than most bootcamps. (It was $7,000 when I attended.)
    • There are weekly group sessions to practice your soft-skill and technical skill interviewing.

    **CON**

    • The curriculum is not very deep. I learned very little in my time there that I had not already learned at Teamtreehouse.com.
    • There is no sense of "community". Everyone is studying individually at their own pace so it is difficult to brainstorm/commiserate with other students. I came to realize that I very much missed the cohort style of learning that is present at most bootcamps.
    • As I mentioned above, you cannot "graduate" unless you complete their job placement course which is a somewhat heavy-handed, micro-managed process where you are required to submit a daily report on your job-hunting activities in which I chose not to participate. 
    • The feedback on your project submissions is mostly limited to "Nice job. You passed." without giving any good constructive notes on what you can improve upon in your code.
    • There is NO pair programming at any point.
    • There is NO instruction on software testing. This actually hurt me in a recent phone screen interview where I had to admit that I had no exposure to software testing.

    In summary, The Tech Academy is a decent option if you are looking for a low priced school, have spent little time engaged in self-study and are comfortable working solo. If I were making the choice again, I would attend a "traditional" cohort-based bootcamp. 

    It pains me to write such a negative review because the staff at The Tech Academy are genuinely nice people. I simply feel obligated to offer a true accounting of my personal experience at TTA.

    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: VP for Quality
    Tuesday, Jul 31 2018
    Hi Ted,

    Thanks for your review! I'm sorry you didn't have the greatest experience at The Tech Academy. I think you're totally right in that the traditional lecture-based, non-self-paced school would have been a better option for you, since it sounds like that was more what you were looking for in the first place.

    Each language we teach could, and does, have an entire bootcamp dedicated to learning that one language. So, we wouldn't go as deep into JavaScript as a bootcamp entirely dedicated to teaching JavaScript. The product of The Tech Academy is a well-rounded junior developer, who has a strong foundation and understanding of core development fundamentals including databases, web development, scripting languages, etc. who by the end, can get a job in software and continue to learn and have a lasting career.

    Yes, students do study independently at their own pace. But especially for students who are studying in-person at one of our campuses, there's plenty of opportunity for collaboration and interaction. The weekly soft skills interview roundtable meetings, weekly technical interview roundtables, Wednesday brunches, Friday Tech Talks, and the Live Project at the end of the program all provide opportunities to build camaraderie.

    The Job Placement Course has been completely revamped since you did the program. On this course, we've taken all of the most successful actions and advice from our hundreds of graduates who have gotten jobs, and we put it all into the course. You're welcome to take it now for free. We'd still love to help you in any way to get a job.

    I'm sorry you feel you didn't get adequate feedback on your drills. I will look into this and get any needed correction done on this.

    As mentioned earlier, there is the live project, where student collaborate on a 2-week sprint, working together and developing in an agile environment for a real client. While you're working on the main part of the curriculum, when requested, you are paired up with someone else to work through difficult projects. But paired programming is not the norm throughout the whole program.

    You're right that our main curriculum doesn't cover software testing. However, we do have an optional course that you can take that does cover that. Also, the new Job Placement Course covers the Technical Interview in greater depth, which is another reason you might want to jump onto that. :)

    We'd still love to do anything possible to help give you a better experience and land a job, so feel free to reach out to me personally at vpforquality@learncodinganywhere.com and we can see what we can do.

    Best,
    Danny Condon
    VP for Quality
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    Earlier this year, I was laid off from my recurrent temp position of 5 years.. sounds ridiculous, I know, and I had had enough. A former co-worker of mine in the IT department suggested that, since I was interested in software but had no technical background whatsoever and didn't know where to start, that I find a coding bootcamp if I was serious about making the switch. After researching my options, I ended up choosing the Tech Academy because they had a remote option for students, as well as a flexible work schedule. Fortunately for me, I knew ahead of time that I was going to be laid off, so I was able to begin the program while working, up to the end of my tenure. I also selected the Tech Academy because the price was very reasonable for the services they offer, especially compared to their competitors.

    Since completing the program, I will be starting a new job as a junior developer this week, and I'm so excited. The Tech Academy's guidance along the way made changing careers much easier than it would have been had I tried to accomplish it alone.

    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: VP for Quality
    Monday, Jul 30 2018
    Hi Carrie, thanks for your review! Well done on taking the plunge and making the career switch into tech! I hope your developer job is going well! 
    Best, 
    Danny
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    I completed this bootcamp and I now work as an instructor at a different bootcamp. I spent about half my time learning online and half in-person.

    It's nice to be able to move at your own pace yet still have real people grade your work. If you're not going to put in more effort than what is asked, you may not have the best experience because the courses are short and only teach you the basics. If you enjoy diving deeper into a subject then this shouldn't be an issue for you. Expect to put in more time than what is stated if you want to walk out of the doors job-ready.

    This biggest negative for me was the lack of any partnerships or reputation with local businesses.

    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: VP for Quality
    Tuesday, Jul 31 2018
    Hi Jake, 

    Thanks for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed the self-paced aspect of things. And that's awesome you're a teacher at another bootcamp now, well done! You're totally right in that we don't teach absolutely everything about each language you learn. You learn enough to be able to get a job, then on-the-job experience really builds up the expertise, which I'm sure you're doing now on a daily basis. I believe there must have been some type of misunderstanding on the partnerships or reputation with local businesses. New Relic has hired 8 of our graduates and regularly asks for more, and we just sent a handful of our graduates to Summit Wireless for paid internships in C# Developer roles. That's just to name a couple. No, we don't guarantee a job, but we certainly do have strong relationships with various local businesses. Our Job Placement Director (jobplacementdirector@learncodinganywhere.com), Aaron Frichtl, is the person who can point you in the right direction. And if you're looking at moving back into the area, I'm sure we could help give you some direction. I'm glad you're working in the industry now, and hope you have a great career in the future!

    Best,
    Danny

Thanks!