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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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    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
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    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
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  • 11/10 rating
    - 9/8/2018
    Samir Mayfield • Instructor • Graduate
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    Material was great. Instructors were great. Fellow students were great. The free pizza every Friday during our tech talks, fabulous. The hands on experience with live projects and practice interviewing holds the most substance for this program. You can learn syntax and language adherence through free online sources however the hands on learning is by far greater than any. The Tech Academy taught me the recipe for success through resume creation, cover letter, applying myself, and Acing my interview. I wish you all the best of luck in completing this course as there is a ton you must know before breaking into the tech industry.

  • Student
    - 9/7/2018
    Dean • Network Assistant • Graduate
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    I had a great experience with the Tech Academy. The instuctors are knowledgable and very helpful. The way the course work is constructed is what drew me to enroll, because I could start at any time and do the courses at home or at the academy. I was working 50+ hours with 2 kids and a wife that also has a full time job. The ease of access was hugely beneficial, and the Tech Academy is open on the weekends! I am now working in the the tech field and feeling very optimistic about the opportunities to come.

  • Rhys Bussiere • Software Developer • Graduate
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    My overall experience with The Tech Academy was wonderful. I went in knowing a lot about computers but nothing about software development. The instructors are awesome and super nice, they are there to answer your questions no matter how dumb you may feel when asking them. It is a very relaxed feeling and you just feel like you're right at home in the building.

    My only "gripe", if you even want to call it that, is the amount of time spent on some languages. It is a short course that is designed perfectly, and I in no way am saying it isn't, but I would have liked to spend more time on languages like JavaScript. (I am doing lots of self-learning on my off time - python, JavaScript, AWS certification, etc..) They have a monster course on C# (the main one) which is ultimately how I got my job as well, so obviously it all works out in the end! 

    Overall I would say that this is ENTIRELY worth it. Lots of companies will give you a cold shoulder because you don't have a Bachelors Degree in Computer Sciences or Computer Engineering or whatever - but don't let this deter you! Keep applying and keep making good impressions, it will pay off in the end!

    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: VP for Quality
    Tuesday, Jul 31 2018
    Hi Rhys, thanks for your review! Very well done on landing a C# job! I totally understand what you mentioned about JavaScript, and indeed there are entire bootcamps dedicated solely to JS, because you're right: it's extremely pertinent. I'm positive you know enough about it now to be able to learn more on the job as you're getting more experience, which is exactly what we go for with our graduates. Not that they know everything, but that they know enough and have learned how to research more and grow on the job. Again, very well done, and best of luck in your career!

    Best,
    Danny
  • Jared Fitzpatrick • Graduate
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    I came to The Tech Academy from a different career path with little to no experience in coding.  I wanted a change and thought that coding was the way I wanted to go.  I took the leap and enrolled in The Tech Academy and I couldn't be happier having just got a software job at my dream company.  The instructors were very helpful whenever I needed them and I loved going to the soft-skills and technical roundtables each week (interviewing practice).  They helped me prepare for interviews and set myself up for success.

    The self-paced aspect is really what caught my eye when I was researching bootcamps.  It allowed me to spend extra time on parts that I thought I needed it, and allowed me to speed through parts I picked up quickly.  It made it so I never felt over or underwhelmed.  You get out of the program what you put in.  

    Overall I'm very happy with my decision to attend the The Tech Academy and I can't wait to continue my career in software.

    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: VP for Quality
    Tuesday, Jul 31 2018
    Hi Jared, thanks for the review! And that's great the the self-paced aspect and other aspects worked out so well for you. And well done on landing a software job at your dream company! Have a great career!

    Best,
    Danny
  • George Wolf • Game Developer • Graduate
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    The Tech Academy was the best thing that could happen to me. I had no programming background and to be honest no idea what to do with programming when I will finish the school. I knew programming might be for me and I found out that it is one of the best profession of the present/future. I still didn't know what I'm gonna do with it exactly and how.

    Somewhere in the middle of the curriculum, it became crystal clear. You can do whatever you want with it. I felt relieved. I could choose my own path without worrying what will others think. So I became a game developer using C#. And the school gave me all the tools I needed. The ability to learn nearly anything I need for my new Adventure.

    As a Chinese proverb says: “You give a poor man a fish and you feed him for a day. You teach him to fish and you give him an occupation that will feed him for a lifetime.”

    I got my new occupation and I'm forever grateful to everyone at The Tech Academy.

    Thank you!

    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: VP for Quality
    Tuesday, Jul 31 2018
    Hi George, thanks for your review! I'm really happy you got so much out of the boot camp, and it's awesome you're an indie game developer now! Best of luck in your career!

    Best,
    Danny
  • Mattias L
    - 4/27/2018
    Mattias L • Software Developer • Graduate
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    I had a really good time at the Tech Academy. The instructors and everyone involved around the actually courses were very helpful and they really care about your progress.

    You will never find a place where it will be easy learning how to program, but I always felt motivated going to the course room which led to that I spent almost every day studying. The course room I Portland kind of became my second home.

    The Bootcamp was really beneficial for me and it had everything I asked for. It is just up to you to put in the work necessary. The Tech Academy has a solid curriculum and the people involved really want you to succeed.

    Best of luck!

  • Best Career Choice
    - 11/15/2017
    CJ Jones • Software Developer • Graduate
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    I learned so much attending this school. All of my studies were done online. The instructors were most helpful and always responded in a timely manner.

    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: Operations Manager
    Thursday, Nov 23 2017
    Thank you CJ, I'm glad you enjoyed the online program! 
  • Seth Musich • Graduate
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    I had a great experience with The Tech Academy! If I could go back, I would definitely suggest being an on-site student instead of remote, as the school suggests. Through the bootcamp course, I went from having no coding experience, to choosing between 2 developer role offers within 2 months of finishing the coursework. You are able to choose your pace and the school cares about your progress as they are incentivized to get you hired. In the job search process, Aaron is an incredible resource who does all he can to keep you motivated and get you employed. The total tuition rate when I started was around $8,000, which is less than half of the total cost for most other bootcamps. 

    My only advice would be to update some of the material, specifically the C# section, which is mostly taught on software that is no longer available (Visual Studio 2013 Express). Also, I think the option for external internships at the end of the coursework would help in finding a job and add to real world experience. Regardless, the school does exactly what it sets out to do exceptionally well - teach web and software development fundamentals and help you change careers. All at an unbeatable cost. 

    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: Operations Manager
    Monday, Nov 06 2017
    Hey Seth, thanks for the review and well done on getting 2 offers and landing a job! You have a great point on the needed updates on the C# Course. We're very excited that soon we'll have a brand new C# Course with fully upgraded content!
  • Ryan Holley • Sr. UX Engineer • Graduate
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    I enrolled in The Tech Academy and immediately started in March of 2015.

    I was working full-time and spent as much time as possible on the coursework as possible. During one of the 'Tech Talks', one of the speakers had said that the best advice they could offer was putting this first. I agreed and had saved up enough money for expenses to last 6 months. It was by far the best decision I made and I always tell the incoming students, that are reffered to me, the same thing.

    About 5 months later I started the job placement course and started looking for work, while starting the C# course. I applied to this company in Beaverton and the rest is history. I was hired before officially completing all the courses and have been with the company since.

    If you are looking for a coding boot camp that really works with you, want a diverse programming curriculum, and puts you and your goals first - choose The Tech Academy. Their interview practice and job description breakdowns really helped me succeed and land an amazing job.

    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: Operations Manager
    Monday, Nov 06 2017
    Hey Ryan! Wow thanks for this awesome review! So glad to hear that you're still doing so well!
  • Nathan Hering • Software Developer • Student
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    When I decided to change careers, I was initially concerned that I would not be able to manage a traditional college degree as it would take too long and cost too much. When I heard about coding boot camps this was the obvious choice. I decided on attending The Tech Academy because of their flexible schedule. You can study any time 24/7 remotely via their online resources. Also, their track-record for graduates getting jobs in the software industry is excellent. And the price is completely affordable, especially when you factor in the average salary of an experienced programmer.

    The instructors are very friendly and helpful. And, the job placement staff are personally invested in your success. This really sets The Tech Academy apart from many other educational institutions. The academy not only offers a well-developed curriculum targeted at getting you ready for a career, they also offer interview training, resume development and employment searching advice. That’s such a great feature.

    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: Operations Manager
    Tuesday, Oct 24 2017
    Nathan, very well done for getting through the program and landing a job! Thank you for the review, and best of luck in your new career!
  • New Life Chapter
    - 10/5/2017
    Jennifer Goddard Buckley • SEO Specialist • Graduate
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    The Tech Academy bootcamp has opened the door for a new chapter in my life. While I knew going into the program that the curriculum was well put together, I was very impressed with how interactive and involved the instructors were with the students -- even when we had to work remotely. I was able to attend in person a few times but found that I ended up having to work remotely more often than I initially expected I would. The instructors did an amazing job staying in contact with me, keeping me encouraged, and helping me stay on track. When I had a question or a problem, the response time was very good, and I was able to make steady progress. I highly recommend this bootcamp if you need to do one remotely and know that you're going to need regular encouragement.

    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: Operations Manager
    Friday, Oct 06 2017
    Hey Jennifer, thanks so much for your review! I'm glad to you had a positive experience on our program and that you succeeded and got a great job!
  • James • Graduate
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    I graduated from the Tech Academy in downtown Portland after about six months of studying their material for 6-8 hours a day, M-F. It really is a great springboard into tech, especially in PDX where the industry is booming. If you know for a fact that you are interested in software development as a career, this is a great place to learn a little bit of everything. It is up to the students topace themselves through the material, but the instructors are right there ready to help if you get stuck. The Tech Academy also staffs some awesome live project leads and job placement specialists. They really do a great job of preparing you to interview and enter the workforce by doing weekly round-tables on site. As a student, you will learn front-end design, database management, object oriented programming, and job search skills. The material is tailored to meet the industry's latest demands and the final project does a great job of tying everything together. I can't speak for other schools, but the Tech Academy is awesome!

    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: Operations Manager
    Wednesday, Sep 13 2017
    Hey James, thanks for the review! Very well done on your motivation and push-through to complete the program and get a job! Best of luck!
  • I'd do it again
    - 9/2/2017
    farluccio • Graduate
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    The support was great. The curriculum uses different online videos to teach the various languages and follows up with a personal coding challenge at the end. Lots of support if needed.
    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: Operations Manager
    Tuesday, Sep 05 2017
    I'm glad we were able to support you in reaching your goals. Congrats on the job! 
  • Courtney J • Graduate
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    I enrolled at The Tech Academy after researching many, many schools. The Tech Academy was the only school offering more courses at a lower cost and a student can study from a remote environment, which was the best method for me versus traditional in-classroom study. The instructors provided great feedback and were tremendous resources that didn't give you answers to problems but pushed you in the right direction to become a better problem solver. I never once felt alone even when working remotely. The school also was really supportive when I discussed what my goals were and what I wanted to do in tech that they allowed me to study courses that would help in that direction. The curriculum does give you a very base level knowledge of each language, but if you want to work in tech, you have to continue your education no matter what. There is always something new to learn and build on for the rest of your career. I had trouble in my job search only because I lived in such a saturated tech city; however, with the support of the job placement coordinators, I found opportunities with jobs looking for remote workers and snagged interviews. I now work with a company that liked me so much, they created a position for me that can build on my skills that I learned at the school and are also open to my feedback and ideas for improvements that I've never experienced before. 

    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: Operations Manager
    Friday, Sep 01 2017
    Courtney, very well done on your persistence to land a job. Your circumstance definitely wasn't the easiest, but you pushed through and made it happen. Good luck in your future career! And thank you for the review!
  • Bryce Tucker • Full Stack Web Developer • Graduate
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    I had a really positive experience at The Tech Academy in Portland Oregon and I believe it was integral to me getting hired at Hewlett Packard as a software developer within four weeks of my starting my job hunt. This is a career change for me, I was an officer in the Coast Guard for 11 years doing project management for IT systems, now I will be a software developer and I am looking forward to the change.

    I chose the Tech Academy for the more comprehensive approach to software development, specifically the idea that a broader understanding of computer science would provide a better foundation for a career in software development. I figured a wider understanding would allow me to continue to learn different programming languages as technology continues to change.

    Also, the Tech Academy was more affordable than alternatives and it has a rolling start date so I could start when I wanted to instead of having to wait until the next course began. The program was flexible and individual so I was able to complete the work at my own pace and on my own schedule, while they provided a work space and instructors who could provide assistance when I needed it. I was also provided with a laptop to use during the course.

    My learning style is more solitary, so I found the videos and exercises to be very good. However, I also really enjoyed and learned from the two week group project at the end of the course. We worked on a real application for a real business. In this case an inventory system for a restaurant. It was a great opportunity to apply what we learned and to work as a team.

    I would recommend the Tech Academy to anyone looking to become a software developer, but I would suggest being in the Portland area so you can be on site as much as possible. Direct interaction with the instructors and other students makes getting past any roadblocks much smoother. I also found it motivational to go to the study area to work.

    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: Operations Manager
    Friday, Sep 01 2017
    Hey Bryce, thanks for the review! Very well done on landing a job within 4 weeks of finishing the program! Very well done, and best of luck in your career with your new skills!
  • Sean Elliott McCrea • Student
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    I am still in the middle of working through this boot camp, but I would like to express that thus far it has been a great experience!

    I began this boot camp because I felt that I needed a change in career, the current job I was in was good but it wasn't really getting me where I needed to go financially, I really wanted something that gave opportunity to excel in a field where I could really grow my professional career into something great. Going to school for many years to get a degree seemed like somewhat of an impossibilty with the logistics involved in having 3 daughters in combination with school, so the fact that the Tech Academy would be an opportunity to fast track to a specialized career path was ideal.

    I was a little hesitant at first going into it because it was essentialy something very different then anything I had done before and a financial risk. After discussing the program with the School, I liked what I heard about what it entailed and how it was run.  On the onset of going through the courses nearer to the start I was feeling unsure if I had made the right decision, maybe I didn't have enough passion for this or maybe I just wouldn't be able to figure it out well enough to apply it within a job. As I have progressed I've begun to feel more and more confident in my abilites and have become interested in the subject of what can be done in coding and how one goes about it. What's amazing is that this school has actually blown away my worries about if I can code or not, I know I can and I'm not even finished, (halfway through or so.)

    Some things that really make it a great experience:

    • Practical applications all throughout, code challenges, essays, multichoice tests.
    • Flexible full or part time scheduling at any time no enrollment cutoff dates.
    • Hands on instructor help when needed, remote or local(they are very friendly, patient and willing.)
    • Helpful in all ways needed to start your career: they help with everything from computer course supplies needed, resumes, job placement, interview training.
    • Course is broken down in such a way as to gradiently give you all the knowledge you will need bit by bit from simple to complex.
    • All along things are setup to give you hands on experience at searching for answers on your own and breaking apart your code to find solutions and if you hit the wall to many times the instructors are more then willing to help guide you, (if you ask for help) without doing it for you.

    This is a great place for anyone who wants to jump into a career in programming!

     

    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: Operations Manager
    Monday, Aug 14 2017
    Hey Sean, thank you for the review! You are progressing very well through the program, so keep up the great work. 
  • kyle Adcock • Web Developer • Graduate
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    Very flexible, persistent staff helped keep me on track even when I didn't want to be. I believe having the Tech Academy on my resume helped land me a job as a Web Developer. 

    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: Operations Manager
    Monday, Jun 26 2017
    Hey Kyle, very well done on landing your job as a Web Developer! I'm glad to know we were able to keep you on track, even when you didn't want to be. :) Best of luck in your career!
  • Daniel Wallace • Instructor • Graduate
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    I am a recent graduate of The Tech Academy in Portland and I have a very positive review of the program and the staff.

    The flexible, self paced nature of the program was perfect for working around my busy schedule; allowing me to quickly progress my skills while remaining balanced in my life.

    The course work is challenging and constantly evolving to stay up to date with this fast paced industry. I now have a solid foundation in .NET MVC framework, C#, Python, SQL, JavaScript, CSS, and HTML. The course also includes an introduction to computer basics, an overview of the software development industry, version control, and project management, and concludes with a two week live project in a team.

    The staff and instructors have all been amazing. Everyone is friendly, professional, and most of all, helpful. 

    While there are many online resources for learning development, I strongly encourage anyone interested in bringing their skills up to a professional level to take advantage of the program. Being in the school has introduced me to the tech community here in Portland, a resource I was sorely lacking prior to my enrollment, as well as given me a firm uderstanding of what to expect as a developer. 

    Upon completion of the program, the job placement assistance has been amazing. Help with crafting a resume and cover letter, building a network, interview practice, and helpful insight into landing that perfect position have been invaluable. They even hired me on as an instructor while I continue my career search!

    If you already love to code or have hardly touched a computer in your life, The Tech Academy's program can help you achieve success in this amazing field of opportunity.

    Thanks Tech Academy!

    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: Operations Manager
    Monday, Jun 26 2017
    Hey Daniel, thanks for the review! I'm glad you enjoyed the self-paced aspect of the school, and that you were challenged by the curriculum. And we are very happy to have you on as an instructor!
  • Great value!
    - 5/25/2017
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    I attended the Tech Academy because I wanted to make a career change.  I chose the Tech Academy because I needed to keep working at my old job while studying for a new one.  Having the option to go part-time after work and on weekends was a huge plus for me!  There were instructors available when I needed them and I could move through the curriculum at my own pace.  The lessons ran the gamut from computer basics to HTML/CSS and included programming languages like Python and C# - definitely a wide-range of topics!  This made the Tech Academy a great value (and great experience) in my book.

    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: Operations Manager
    Friday, May 26 2017
    Hi John, thank you for the review! Making it through the program while still working a full time job during the day is quite a feat and reflects your persistence and determination. Very well done, and best of luck in the career ahead of you!
  • Jason • Graduate
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    I had some experience with coding in college, and after a few years out in the real world, I started trying to teach myself new languages.  I found that I was a little bit all over the place and wanted to get a solid base and some projects under my belt.  After a couple days of research, I decided to join The Tech Academy because they offered a part-time remote option, and they had some back-end development in C# and SQL.

    The program delivered as far as providing me a base level knowledge of multiple languages, and some projects to show to potential employers.  I was surprised at how many interviews I got right off the bat after finishing the job placement course at the end of the curriculum.

    After finding a job, I walked into my first meeting expecting a lot to go over my head, but I actually had a good grasp on everything based on my experience with The Tech Academy.

    My only qualms with the program are that I wish I could have had a little more feedback on my code throughout the course.  I got a lot of responses of "great job, you passed" and I would have liked to have a little bit more of a critical eye on my code.

    If you have any kind of a coding background, then the recommended timeline for finishing can definitely be much shorter.  I definitely still got a lot out of it, and I can see how this is good for people of varying levels, but you should breeze through the first couple of courses if you have a technical background (though still fun and interesting).

    My last issue with it, is that as a remote student I feel that it was tough to get a hold of people at times.  I had to send multiple emails and follow-ups, and sometimes I feel as though my requests for help fell through the cracks.  But when I did get through, instructors were very helpful with projects and job placement.

    All that being said, I do think this is a great way to get a solid base in web development, and get started in a new career in coding!

    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: Operations Manager
    Friday, May 05 2017
    Thanks for the review Jason! Thank you for the feedback on your remote experience. I'm glad to hear about your rapid success in finding a job after the program! Best of luck in your career ahead of you!
  • Georgia B • Junior Developer • Student
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    Overall, my experience with The Tech Academy was very positive. Even though I was studying remotely, they did an excellent job at providing a cohesive course of study that built on itself, got incrementally more difficult, and gave me the skills required to land my first job as a junior developer.

    One of my main reasons for choosing The Tech Academy was that they have flexible start dates and allow you to work on your own schedule, they indeed were very understanding when life got in the way of my studies.

    While they provide you with a multitude of resources and a logical order to complete things in, they do not hold your hand all the way through the process. They intentionally force you to practice your google fu and try to figure things out on your own, but the instructors are friendly and helpful when you need them. With that said, you will only get out as much as you put in. 

    The Live Project and Job Placement courses were essential for finding a job after completing the bootcamp. The Live Project provides valuable experience to put on your resume while also building your confidence by giving you an opportunity to apply the skills you've been working on and learn some new skills. The job placement course is also extremely thorough and provides information on all parts of the job hunting process. The instructors also provide critiques of your resume, cover letter, github, linkedIn, and personal website to make sure you're putting your best foot forward when applying to jobs.

    The Tech Academy is perfect for anyone who is extremely self-motivated and looking to make a quick career change while studying on their own schedule.

    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: Operations Manager
    Thursday, Apr 27 2017
    Hi Georgia, thank you for the review! I'm glad that you enjoyed your experience with our program! It's good to hear you appreciated the tough love, and I certainly hope your "Google fu" is pretty awesome now. :) Best of luck in your new job and new career!
  • Shelly • web support/junior web developer • Graduate
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    The Tech Academy was just the right bootcamp I was looking for. It allowed me to start as a remote student, and then study locally when I moved to Portland. It also taught me how to be a self-motivated learner and enabled me to develop problem-solving skills. In addition to teaching coding knowledge, the school also teaches students how to look for answers and approach problems on their own. Instructors are always available and willing to help, but they also guide students and teach them how to solve problems, rather than giving out answers right away.

    The curriculum was very well-rounded and I was able to explore the different areas of fullstack development, from HTML and CSS, to C# and Python. This was someone with very little programming background like me, this was extremely helpful because it gave me a solid foundation in software development and gave me the opportunity to explore the different areas and think about what I really want to work with. 

    The school is also very supportive of students after they finish the curriculum, and assist all students with the job search. The Job Placement director continues to stay in touch with students for the job application process. Because of the practice interviews I had and feedback I got on my soft skills and resumes, I was able to gain more confidence during my job interviews and received a job offer in the tech industry. 

    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: Operations Manager
    Friday, Apr 14 2017
    Shelly, thank you very much for the review! I'm glad you enjoyed your experience here. Very well done on your persistence, and on landing your job! Best of luck in your new career!
  • Corey • Junior Software Engineer • Graduate
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    What have you gained from doing The Tech Academy? 

    I gained confidence in different forms.  I gained the knowledge of programming.  I gained the knowledge of how to research and find solutions to issues. I gained the confidence to know I will find out how to overcome an error/issue as long as I keep searching and don't give up!  I have gained a new Junior Software Developer position at a company that shares similar values and goals.  I gained some new friends that have helped me reach the goal of learning how to code and becoming a developer.
     
    How has what you learned at The Tech Academy helped you with your transition? 
    The Tech Academy help me to dive in head first in to coding by making me find the answers/solutions myself instead of just giving me the answers/solutions.  It helped teach me how to keep trying until I succeed by the encouragement of the instructors.    
     
    What do you think of the curriculum? 
    I really liked the diversity and amount of the languages learned.  The Tech Academy offered more languages than many other bootcamps.  I really wish the HTML, CSS and JavaScript classes combined to make a solid personal website. I feel that at the end of the bootcamp I should have a dynamically functioning website/page that I could use as a portfolio.  I would have liked a personal website to be an actual assignment that is pass/fail.  I thought the Database/SQL class video series by Joes to Pros was the best out of any course.  I also really would have like more Coding Challenges.  I thought the coding challenge was a great way to display my skills and work on a small project with a deadline.
     
    How has it benefited you so far? 
    I start a new Junior Software Developer position in March.  The Tech Academy helped me get this job by teaching me programming and effective error research.  The live project class helped me put together all of the skills I learned throughout the bootcamp which allowed me to solidify my skills.  The job placement department helped connect me with past successful graduates and was vital in my preparation for the interview process.
     
    What things do you like most about the program?
    Amount of languages, decent price, online convenience, part time convenience, instructor encouragement and guidance, job placement support and guidance, live project real world experience, coding challenges, simple student newsletter, the online guest were pretty good too.  All in all I am very pleased with the outcome of this bootcamp which is being offered a junior developer position with a great company.
    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: Operations Manager
    Friday, Mar 17 2017
    Corey, it looks like you covered it all! Thank you for the review and very well done on getting through the programming and breaking into the industry. Best of luck to you at your new job and new career!
  • It was OK...
    - 2/8/2017
    J.M. • Graduate
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    Pros

    • Flexible studying: The Tech Academy has a learning management system (LMS) where you can take the course work at your own pace and spend up to 30 weeks on the curriculum. This allows for people to spend as much time as needed on each course until they feel comfortable moving to the next one.
    • Exposure to a lot of technologies: The Tech Academy provides you with a lot of exposure to various different technologies, whether it be SQL, Python, C#, HTML or JavaScript. Going to The Tech Academy helped me figure out what I wanted to specialize in.
    •  Job Assistance: The Tech Academy has a job placement instructor who helps out with resume review, holds weekly interview preparation and supports students through finding a job. I found that to be very helpful as I began looking for a company to work for.

    Cons

    • The coursework: While it has some good points, the course work is in need of an overhaul. There are modules that teach outdated methods for learning software development, especially in the C# course. I know The Tech Academy is looking at revamping many of the current modules (and may have completed them by the time of this writing), but they left a lot to be desired. I ended up using a lot of outside material to supplement my learning of the basics, such as Treehouse, which I thought should not have to do. I also believe they should focus more on project-based materials so students have a larger portfolio at the end of the program.
    • The instructors: Many of the instructors are recent graduates of The Tech Academy. While this isn't necessarily a bad thing, it means their helpfulness outside of the scope of the curriculum is very limited.
    • The final project: The final projects provide you with real-world experience, but they are limited in scope to The Tech Academy's Prosper IT consulting business. This constrains the choices of projects you can choose and also the length of each project. The Tech Academy should work with companies in the area who need interns, so students can get experience from a variety of different technologies for a longer time frame. This would make students more employable.

     

    Summary: All in all, The Tech Academy is a school where you become the jack-of-all-trades, but the master of none. It helps you figure out what you want to specialize in, but expect to put in a lot of work outside the curriculum, especially if you haven't coded before (like me). I ended up finding a job that I am passionate about, but I would say about 75% of it was due to my previous experience, and the other 25% from the things I learned at The Tech Academy.

     

    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: Operations Manager
    Friday, Feb 10 2017
    Hey JM! Thanks so much for your feedback.

    Thanks for acknowledging the pro's. Yes, we are flexible and accommodate for people of all different schedules and locations. And you do gain exposure to the main basic areas that you'll need to know about in any software job. And thanks for acknowledging the job placement team.

    As you predicted, we've updated the C# Course since you did it. It goes a lot deeper, with the students building more projects throughout it. We also make regular updates to the rest of the curriculum to keep up with the most current technologies. 

    Again, thanks for the review. We wish you the best of luck at your new job and to your future career!
  • Adrian Dabat • Graduate
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    The Tech Academy was the only bootcamp in Portland that offered a flexible schedule, allowing you to work part time and take the course as well. The instructors are very helpful and promote self-displine whilst going throught the course. Although some of the courses could be re-worked, they are constantly trying to improve the courses they offer. The job search portion was intense, but managed to find one in Portland under two months in December (slowest hiring season of the year)! Wether in the course or job searching, the team is very supportive, and will do their best to get you what you want, provided you show effort and motivation.

    Response From: Danny Condon of The Tech Academy
    Title: Operations Manager
    Friday, Feb 03 2017
    Hi Adrian, thanks for the review! I'm still so happy about the job you landed, and very impressed you did so in December, when most companies aren't hiring as much. Very well done on your persistence on the program, and good luck on your new career!

Thanks!