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The Tech Academy

Average Rating4.84
409 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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  • 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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  • Krisztian Toth
    Webmaster • Student • In-Person Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Feb 06, 2019
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    A necessary first step

    I'll be honest. In hindsight I could have tried cheaper ways to become a programmer/software developer, but I don't think it would have made me dedicated enough to make it. So there is something to be said about investment of money and time correlating with dedication which is also stressed in the bootcamp.

    The staff are very helpful and nice although doing the course online made me look things up more by myself, which is just as well, because that's what one will do anyway on th...

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  • Ryan
    Ryan
    Graduate • In-Person Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Portland
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    Jan 30, 2019
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    Solid Bootcamp

    The Good:
    The curiculum The Tech Academy offers is a solid, self paced course broken up by subject to make sure you fully understand each skill before moving to the next. The course will cover the fundementals of front-end, how to use file sharing and version control such as Github to it's work enviroment potential, and ends with covering in depth on a backend language.

    The instructors are THE best resource The Tech Academy has to offer. They are knowledgable and almost alwa...

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  • Carly Lokare
    Software Engineer • Graduate • In-Person C# and .NET Boot Camp (full-time) • Denver
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    Jan 25, 2019
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    Software Engineer

    The Tech Academy's C# and .NET boot camp was a fantastic program. This program is structured for people like me who had never coded to being able to construct real software applications. It was very organized and had exceptionally great videos that walked you through learning how to code. The Tech Academy staff is absolutely amazing. The teachers and advisors were always there to answer any questions I had throughout the duration of my program. Cole Dixon at the Denver Campus was an ...

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  • Seth Johnson
    QA Lead • Graduate • In-Person Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Portland
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    Jan 22, 2019
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    Fantastic, comprehensive program

    Over the past 5 years I've done a number of free and paid coding programs including Codeacademy and Team Treehouse. Most of my learning was incomplete because I didn't have a good foundation in computer science or programming in general. This program helped fill most of the gaps that I had in the fundamentals of programming. By the end of the program I was able to quickly stand up a working web application in C# using the MVC framework and troubleshoot my code and others' code very efficie...

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  • Trisha Saldanha
    Graduate • In-Person C# and .NET Boot Camp (full-time) • Portland
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    Nov 29, 2018
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    Great courses and staff

    The Tech Academy C# & .NET Framework bootcamp was a great way to get started in the tech industry. The course starts with the most basic computer information which is great for someone like myself with no prior knowledge. The exercises you are given along the way are not only a great tool to show real life application of what you are learning, but they also serve as great experience to use toward your personal portfolio.

    I would definitely recommend The Tech Academy!

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  • Colby Lee
    Graduate • In-Person C# and .NET Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Nov 28, 2018
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    Worth Every Penny

    The schools staff and instructors are easily approachable and eager to help. It's obvious they want you to succeed, which is very encouraging when working through some of the more techinical courses. As a remote student there was never a time my call wasn't picked up by one of the remote instructors, and the job placement directors were constantly emailing me lists of open positions to apply for. 

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  • Remi Evora
    Remi Evora
    Graduate • Online
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    Nov 27, 2018
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    Great Curriculum and Support for Remote Students

    My experience at The Tech Academy was extremely positive, from start to finish. I had some reservations as a remote student working full-time, but the staff and instructors were extremely supportive through every step of the way. The course itself starts from zero, but is comprehensive in a way that introduces new concepts but also provides challenging, practical assignments to make sure you understand how to utilize them properly. Working as part of a live team for one the final steps of ...

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  • Alex Murphy
    Graduate • In-Person C# and .NET Boot Camp (full-time) • Portland
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    Nov 20, 2018
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    Great Experience, Would reccomend

    Great overall experience, was able to get off the ground running with my programming skills and be employed within 3 months of beginning the program. The Live Project portion of the program was by far my favorite, and where the Academy really shines. Would reccomend to anyone interested in a relatively quick education with great instructors and tons of hands-on coding. Aja, Chris G, Jordan and Aaron all rock!

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  • Eric Sheng
    Graduate • In-Person C# and .NET Boot Camp (full-time) • Seattle
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    Nov 12, 2018
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    It's pretty good

    My time at the The Tech Academy in Seattle was enjoyable and thorough. It is smaller than their main campus in Portland, and I was amongst the first group of just 4 or 5 students beginning there on their opening, I believe its grown some since then but its a smaller environment so you can get some more personalized attention, especially compared to the bigger bootcamps.

    The Tech Academy and it's staff care about your success, and will help you as much as they can in order to succ...

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  • Frankie
    Frankie
    Software Analyst, SQL Developer • Graduate • In-Person C# and .NET Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Nov 08, 2018
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    Full Curriculum, Great Support

    The Tech Academy's C# and .NET boot camp was a fantastic experience.  The curriculum starts slow with some essential, basic computer terminology and moves into the basics of computing.  From there, it starts getting into actual coding, programming languages, etc.  It was the perfect pace for someone who never seriously approached programming.  It was the schooling that I had ever taken online and I was worried about support and feedback from the professors.  The Tech Academy's staff was al...

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

The Tech Academy Alumni Reviews Summary

Based on 400+ alumni reviews of The Tech Academy on Course Report, the school is highly praised for its comprehensive and practical Software Developer Bootcamp. Students consistently commend the hands-on experience, especially the live project component, knowledgeable instructors, and the supportive learning environment. One review captures this sentiment: "I gained a immense wealth of knowledge... The instructors were extremely helpful, especially during the live projects."​​ However, some students mentioned the fast pace of the program and the need to dedicate significant time and effort to keep up.
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4.9
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4.7
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We are a licensed trade school through the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (and other state licensing bodies), authorized to certify students in coding and other technical professions.
FAQs

How much does The Tech Academy cost?

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

Where does The Tech Academy have campuses?

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

Is The Tech Academy worth it?

The data says yes! The Tech Academy reports a 72% graduation rate, a median salary of $54,000 and 85% of The Tech Academy alumni are employed. The Tech Academy hasn't shared alumni outcomes yet, but one way to determine if a bootcamp is worth it is by reading alumni reviews. 409 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. 409 The Tech Academy alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed The Tech Academy and rate their overall experience a 4.84 out of 5.

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

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

Can I read The Tech Academy reviews?

You can read 409 reviews of The Tech Academy on Course Report! The Tech Academy alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed The Tech Academy and rate their overall experience a 4.84 out of 5.

Is The Tech Academy accredited?

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

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