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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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  • Denise LoBue
    Operations Manager • Graduate • In-Person C# and .NET Boot Camp (full-time) • Portland
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    Nov 08, 2018
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    Well Rounded Curriculum

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

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

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  • Jeff B
    Software Developer • Graduate • In-Person C# and .NET Boot Camp (full-time) • Portland
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    Nov 08, 2018
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    The Tech Academy

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

    It was great to att...

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  • Ron Silva
    Ron Silva
    Student • Portland
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    Nov 01, 2018
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    Great School!

    I have done a few online course from siteslike lynda.com, udemy.com and others.  So, I can say I have some perspective online courses.  The advanges of The Tech Acadamy are the instructors you can talk to and the gradual approch to teaching things that makes it easy to learn new stuff outside of the course. Whiich is curtial as a programmer.  I found myself reading things that before was just gobbledygook thanks to the first two courses of this bootcamp. It doesn't over teach things that a...

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  • David King
    David King
    Graduate • In-Person Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Portland
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    Oct 27, 2018
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    Extensive software program

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

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

    I will refer anyone who is intres...

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  • Logan Britadesco
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    Oct 16, 2018
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    An excellent experience

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

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  • Kurtis Bradley
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Software Developer Bootcamp • Portland
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    Sep 18, 2018
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    From self taught to engineer

    I chose to attend the Tech Academy after much consideration and careful research of many (MANY) other boot camps and programs. I was not disappointed with my choice! The Tech Academy not only filled in the gaps of my self-taught knowledge, but the course taught me to think and build software like an engineer. On top of the comprehensive, challenging, and well-structured software curriculum I learned an equal amount about the importance of networking and the job hunt. Coming out of the prog...

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  • Jeffrey Hubbard
    Graduate • Software Developer Bootcamp • Seattle
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    Sep 10, 2018
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    Today I start my new career

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

    Was it hard? Yeah. It was challenging. There is a lot to learn, and while the courses move at a good pace and through the material in a way designed to build up your knowledge quickly, you'v...

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  • Joaquin
    Graduate • Software Developer Bootcamp • Online
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    Aug 17, 2018
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    Great Bootcamp

    After learning about coding, I took some courses online and realized this is what I wanted to do. I began looking for more information about coding courses and schools. During my search I found The Tech Academy and contacted them. I was invited to come look at the school and talk about coding.  I decided to join their bootcamp because I wanted to be able complete it online while I was working a full-time job. The Tech Academy provided me with a laptop while I attended the bootcamp. I made ...

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  • Alex Wong
    Graduate • Software Developer Bootcamp • Seattle
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    Jul 12, 2018
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    Great way to get into tech!

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

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

    I would reccomend that if ...

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    Danny Condon of The Tech Academy

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    Jul 31, 2018

    Hi Alex, thanks for the review! And I'm glad the instructors were able to help you through the program.

    Best,
    Danny
  • Chris
    Graduate • Software Developer Bootcamp • Portland
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    Jun 14, 2018
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    Amazing Experience

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

    The idea of their program is to really get you into the mind of a developer. You will be challenged, you will get slightly frustrated, but ultimately, you will learn. The instructors here ...

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    Danny Condon of The Tech Academy

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    Jul 31, 2018

    Hi Chris, thanks for your review! I'm glad you had an all-round great experience. Have a great career! :)

    Best,
    Danny
  • DVL
    DVL
    T1 • Graduate • Software Developer Bootcamp • Portland
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    May 16, 2018
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    I attended the Tech Academy. I now have a job. This is good. 

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

    The school is a very afforable place to learn at your ...

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    Danny Condon of The Tech Academy

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    Jul 31, 2018

    Hey Davis, thanks for the review! We definitely enjoyed having you, and you contributed greatly to our program. You've got a great career ahead of you, and the company you're with now is very lucky to have you.

    Best,
    Danny
  • JT Azul
    Executive • Graduate • Software Developer Bootcamp • Portland
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    May 02, 2018
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    Invaluable

    I had an excellent experience at The Tech Academy, from enrollment through graduation.  The Tech Academy's software development program was exactly what I was looking for - self-paced and a comprehensive curriculum for full stack development. 

    I was able to begin the program the day after my enrollment and I was able to spend as much time as I needed in each part of the curriculum and I was able to spend less time on the languages that came easier to me.  The instructors were alway...

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    Danny Condon of The Tech Academy

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    Jul 31, 2018

    Hi JT, thanks for your review! I'm glad we were able to deliver what you wanted. :) And well done on landing an awesome job! Best of luck in your career.

    Best,
    Danny

The Tech Academy Alumni Outcomes

70%
Employment Rate
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$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

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Jess Feldman
Updated March 04, 2024
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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
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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
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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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4.8
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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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