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The Tech Academy

Average Rating4.85
407 Reviews
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The Tech Academy is a trade school headquartered in Portland, Oregon that offers full-time and part-time bootcamps online and in-person at their Portland campus.The Tech Academy offers bootcamps in computer programming, website development, cybersecurity, game development, mobile development, data science, and front-end development. The immersive experience aims to create well-rounded technology professionals, and also gives students the option to take the course at t...
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  • Dan
    Dan
    Applications Developer • Student • In-Person C# and .NET Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Jul 31, 2019
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    Software Developer

    Solid bootcamp experience.  You will have to do a lot of individual research to supplement the course but this helps prepare you for what you will be doing in a job, so this can be a good thing. The instructors are always avalible and will help you through any project or exercise.  I really appreciated that there is no assumed knowledge necessary and starts very basic.  They do not talk over your head.  The final project gave me the confidence I needed to know I could code well enough to g...

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  • Andrew
    Andrew
    C#/SQL Programmer • Student • In-Person C# and .NET Boot Camp (full-time) • Denver
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    Jul 29, 2019
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    C# Bootcamp

    I had a good experience at The Tech Academy. The coursework is challenging but doable with the assistance of the TA's and pushes you to learn. I personally liked the self paced layout with instructors available to answer questions. The live project at the end gives you "work experience" you can talk about in interviews. The Job assistance was very helpful for helping me actually get a job afterwards. 

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  • Chad Clement
    Chad Clement
    Graduate • In-Person Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Portland
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    Jul 19, 2019
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    The Tech Academy

    I attended The Tech Academy and completed the full-stack software developer course. I would highly recommend this code school. You will get loads of hands-on experience in their courses and live projects. I had some experience with coding before I signed up, though I didn't know much. The Tech Academy is a great choice for those with no coding or little coding experience. The curriculum works you up from the ground up with a lot of definitions of terms used in the tech industry. If you do ...

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  • Abbey Cleman
    Abbey Cleman
    Graduate • In-Person Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Portland
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    Mar 28, 2019
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    Worth It

    I do not typically write reviews on anything. However, I do believe that The Tech Academy deserves one. This may be long.

    I started at The Tech Academy a long time (more than 4 years) ago. I signed up before it was a requirement to get it done in a certain amount of time. During this time I had a lot of personal issues happen as well as raising a son and finishing my college degree as well. I have to say that the staff at The Tech Academy is AMAZING!!! They are some of the nicest...

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  • Eric
    Eric
    Graduate • In-Person Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Portland
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    Mar 25, 2019
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    Software Developer

    The Tech Academy is a great fast-paced software developer bootcamp for those who are interested in learning many in demand programming languages. They have a flexible full-time schedule that can be completed in 15-weeks or longer. I had job while I attended so I chose the 20-week program. I did most of it online, but when I needed help I could go over to the campus site or call/email an Instructor who is always available to help.

    Following and completing each exercise really help...

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  • Ryan Clements
    Graduate • In-Person C# and .NET Boot Camp (full-time) • Portland
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    Mar 23, 2019
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    Software Developer

    The Tech Academy’s boot camps include fast-paced, intensive, portfolio-focused courses. Over the three month C# / .NET program I completed, I learned all of the essential tools to land myself a job in the tech industry as a software developer.

    One of the primary reasons I chose to educate myself at The Tech Academy was the flexible schedule. In order to complete the program, you should expect to be putting in around 40 hours of study a week, but the Portland campus is open from e...

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  • Andy
    Software Developer in Test • Graduate • In-Person C# and .NET Boot Camp (full-time) • Denver
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    Mar 07, 2019
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    Worth it

    I joined the Tech Academy after having worked on an indie game project by myself for 2.5 years. The game alone was not enough to get me a job in software; I didn't get a single interview despite applying all around.

    After a couple months of intensive online coursework I understood how computers work a lot better, plus added a lot more programming languages and frameworks to my resume. This allowed me to finally start getting interviews from software companies in Denver and guess ...

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  • Justin
    Junior Developer/Support Engineer • Graduate • In-Person C# and .NET Boot Camp (full-time) • Seattle
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    Mar 06, 2019
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    Successful career shift thanks to the Tech Academy

    The Tech Academy brought me from knowing essentially nothing about programming to landing a junior developer job in NYC in a matter of months.

    One of the best parts about the academy is lifetime access to the learning modules. To prepare for recent interviews I revisited the SQL course, did some JavaScript review and went over a large portion of the C# course long after I completed them. This helped tremendously to keep my knowledge fresh so I could perform strongly during interv...

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  • Dani Amsalem
    Web Developer • Graduate • In-Person C# and .NET Boot Camp (full-time) • Portland
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    Feb 21, 2019
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    Time to Boot Up

    I recently graduated from The Tech Academy's C# Bootcamp and today I received my first job offer in NYC!

    Like you, I read a ton of reviews before deciding to go with Tech Academy. But I was fortunate to also have friends who had attended and gotten jobs. In other words, I had a handful of personal referrals.

    Sure, The Tech Academy is typically more affordable than other bootcamps, but don't make that your reason to attend. 

    I chose The Tech Ac...

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  • Jeffrey Padgett
    Jeffrey Padgett
    Junior .NET developer • Graduate • In-Person C# and .NET Boot Camp (full-time) • Portland
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    Feb 16, 2019
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    Amazing bootcamp.

    I am 32 years old. Within 6 months, I went from not knowing much to landing a job on my 2nd job interview with a starting salary of 50k a year as a junior .NET developer. They are great and will do whatever it takes to help you accomplish what you need. Listen to their advice, and apply it. The boot camp really is what you make of it, and you get what you put into it. I highly recommend this Bootcamp for its support and interview assistance. I literally emailed Tyler the day before my inte...

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  • Tyler McIntyre
    Software Developer • Graduate • In-Person C# and .NET Boot Camp (full-time) • Denver
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    Feb 15, 2019
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    Full Stack Developer Program

    I graduated from the Tech Academy as of January 1st. I attended the Tech Academy for 3.5 months, I was in the Full Stack program which I believe is now called C# and .NET course. In that time a learned everything I needed to know to land myself a job in the tech industry. I attended the Tech Academy completely online. I think I only made it into the campus in Denver twice. I was working while I was attending the academy so it was difficult for me to make it to the campus since it wasn't cl...

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  • Jomar Rumbawa
    Graduate • In-Person C# and .NET Boot Camp (full-time) • Seattle
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    Feb 15, 2019
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    Great Overall Experience

    From the beginnining to the end of the curriculum, there wasn't a moment I wasn't learning. Even though I already have a background in technology and have taken classes in programming I learned a whole lot within my 20 weeks. 

    I was enrolled into the Seattle campus but I did all of my studying remotely at my home or at a nearby coffee shop. When I had any questions I was able to get ahold of an instructor quickly. Mike S, Lindsay and Zach were my instructors at the time and playe...

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The Tech Academy Alumni Outcomes

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

Recent The Tech Academy News

Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated March 04, 2024
This February, we saw more buzz about skills-based hiring and AI literacy initiatives through private and public organizations. A technical course provider landed over 6 million in a Series A fundraise this month, and Pell Grants for short-term programs continued to be discussed in the U.S. House of Representatives. Plus, find out which 8 coding bootcamps we added to the Course Report listings this February! Curious about what happened in January? Check out last month s episode ...
Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated December 27, 2023
As a response to the COVID pandemic in 2020, most in-person bootcamps quickly transitioned to online or remote classrooms. In 2024, hybrid classrooms and immersive online learning continue to be popular, but in-person bootcamp options are available again. If you ve been waiting for an in-person classroom to start your career change, then here are the 32 in-person coding bootcamps with campuses in the U.S. 3 Reasons to Go to In-Person Coding Bootcamp In-person learning may ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated August 19, 2019
The Tech Academy is partnering with the US Air Force to train personnel in modern, in-demand technologies, so they are able to identify and solve problems using tech. We asked The Tech Academy Austin Dean, Trisha Saldanha, how this partnership came about, what the Air Force students are learning, and what the goals are for the students when they graduate. Find out about the Air-Force-specific projects the students are working on at coding bootcamp! What s your background and ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated April 09, 2019
Ben was an audio engineer but started to burn out working in the music industry. Friends suggested he try coding, and he discovered The Tech Academy s self-paced coding bootcamp in Portland, OR. In six months, he changed careers, and now works at the school as an instructor and CTO! Ben tells us about the cross over between music and software engineering, why he loves teaching and working with his engineering team at The Tech Academy , and his plans to build software for musicians. ...
Lauren Stewart
Lauren Stewart
Updated December 05, 2018
As The Tech Academy prepares to open a new campus in Austin, Texas, we sat down founders Jack & Erik to get the specifics. Read on to learn about the blended online coding bootcamp, why they re excited to teach students in Austin, what companies are hiring developers in Austin, and what will stand out about the Austin Tech Academy campus in this rising tech hub. Q&A As the co-founders of The Tech Academy, tell us what inspired you to start a coding bootcamp. Jack Erik and I had ...
Lauren Stewart
Lauren Stewart
Updated August 14, 2018
The Tech Academy is expanding to Denver, and their new campus will be run by Cole Dixon, a former student and instructor who worked in tech for three years before returning to the school that jump-started his career! Cole tells us what the new campus at The Tech Academy is like, how students will interact with instructors and students from campuses in Portland and Seattle, and the companies hiring developers in Denver. Q&A What s your background before becoming Dean of The ...
Lauren Stewart
Lauren Stewart
Updated March 16, 2018
After multiple degrees in geology, Alex Wong set out to become a petroleum geologist. But a crash in the oil market coincided with a change in Alex s interests, and he started his journey into tech. Alex chose to learn programming in Seattle at The Tech Academy , and because The Tech Academy is self-paced, he s on track to graduate soon. We check in to find out about his learning experience, what he s already learned about JavaScript, C#, and SQL so far, and his plans for the future! Q&A ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated March 10, 2021
What will your salary be after coding bootcamp? Coding bootcamps are judged almost entirely by their ability to find students high-paying jobs as web developers. Some schools release data about alumni jobs, others offer money-back job guarantees or deferred tuition, but how much are students earning when they graduate and how does their earning potential change as they gain experience? Every year, Course Report surveys real coding bootcamp graduates to better understand ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated October 21, 2020
From high school dropout to lead developer for a marketing agency at just 19; Temple Naylor took a huge risk and it paid off. He left school at 16, taught himself to code, then enrolled at The Tech Academy ’s online coding bootcamp for a more structured learning environment, and to boost his professional skills. Temple tells us what it was like studying remotely with The Tech Academy , how his instructors went above and beyond for him, and how he landed his Lead Developer role ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated February 07, 2020
Should I do a coding bootcamp? This is a question we hear all the time, and for good reason. As more coding bootcamps launch (not to mention the rising media coverage), you re probably wondering, should I jump on the bandwagon and learn to code? A recent TechCrunch article implored you not to learn to code unless you re ready to put in the work to be great, whereas President Obama wants every student to learn computer science in high school . So what types of people are opting for coding ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated July 22, 2016
In 2014, Adam was working as a business trainer in the restaurant industry, but kept thinking about how much he enjoyed coding as a kid. After going through the software development program at The Tech Academy in Portland, Adam was hired as an instructor. Adam tells us about his path back to coding, the learning structure and curriculum at The Tech Academy , and why he finds teaching so exciting and rewarding. Q&A Tell us about your experience before you became a teacher at The ...
Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated May 20, 2015
Annandra Grace had an advancing career at an insurance company for 16 years, but was ready for a new challenge. She came across an ad for The Tech Academy  while searching for jobs in tech and was immediately intrigued. After a campus visit that convinced both her and her brother, a self-taught programmer, she enrolled in the Portland .NET bootcamp . Now having completed the course at Tech Academy and taken a job at Prosper IT Consulting as a project manager, we sat down with ...

The Tech Academy Alumni Reviews Summary

Based on 400+ alumni reviews of The Tech Academy on Course Report, the school is highly praised for its comprehensive and practical Software Developer Bootcamp. Students consistently commend the hands-on experience, especially the live project component, knowledgeable instructors, and the supportive learning environment. One review captures this sentiment: "I gained a immense wealth of knowledge... The instructors were extremely helpful, especially during the live projects."​​ However, some students mentioned the fast pace of the program and the need to dedicate significant time and effort to keep up.
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4.7
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Accepts GI Bill
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We are a licensed trade school through the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (and other state licensing bodies), authorized to certify students in coding and other technical professions.
FAQs

How much does The Tech Academy cost?

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

Where does The Tech Academy have campuses?

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

Is The Tech Academy worth it?

The data says yes! The Tech Academy reports a 72% graduation rate, a median salary of $54,000 and 85% of The Tech Academy alumni are employed. The Tech Academy hasn't shared alumni outcomes yet, but one way to determine if a bootcamp is worth it is by reading alumni reviews. 407 The Tech Academy alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed The Tech Academy on Course Report - you should start there!

Is The Tech Academy legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 407 The Tech Academy alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed The Tech Academy and rate their overall experience a 4.85 out of 5.

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

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

Can I read The Tech Academy reviews?

You can read 407 reviews of The Tech Academy on Course Report! The Tech Academy alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed The Tech Academy and rate their overall experience a 4.85 out of 5.

Is The Tech Academy accredited?

We are a licensed trade school through the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (and other state licensing bodies), authorized to certify students in coding and other technical professions.

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