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The Tech Academy

Average Rating4.85
387 Reviews
33 Courses

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 a...

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  • Cliff
    Software Developer • Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (part-time) • Online
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    Jun 02, 2022
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    Software Developer Bootcamp

    Worth the time and money.
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    Brett Caudle of The Tech Academy

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    Jun 03, 2022

    Thanks, Cliff!
  • McKay Moore
    Self-Paced Software Developer Boot Camp • Online
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    May 10, 2022
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    Full-Stack Full-time program.

    Great program. Felt very prepared to be able to work in the tech field. 
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    Brett Caudle of The Tech Academy

    Job Placement

    May 10, 2022

    Thanks, McKay!
  • Lewis Meyers
    Associate Dev for Optum • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Apr 18, 2022
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    Graduate

    I attended this bootcamp for 6 months as a Software Engineering student and this was HARD! But the academy, even though sometimes I did not feel as though I was grasping anything I soon found out as soon as I graduated and was free to do what I wanted and what I wanted to learn they, in fact, did help me learn and create a foundation in helping me to better understand this new tech space I'm now apart of.
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    Brett Caudle of The Tech Academy

    Job Placement

    Apr 20, 2022

    You're going to make a valuable part of a dev team!
  • Joseph Holmin
    Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Portland
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    Apr 01, 2022
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    Great Experience With No Coding Experience

    I came into the program with no coding experience. In my time as a student I was taught many important fundamentals on hardware, software, and even how to code with no prior experience. The Tech Academy took a chance on me without any issues. I enjoyed my time as a student. The courses are demanding and get more difficult as you progress. The instructors are great! Very knowledgeable. Always happy to help. I am happy The Tech Academy took a chance on me. I'm so happy I found them. I am p...
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    Brett Caudle of The Tech Academy

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    Apr 01, 2022

    So glad to hear it!
  • Dante Crawford
    Graduate • Online Cyber Security Boot Camp (part-time) • Online
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    Mar 29, 2022
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    Great Bootcamp

    My time spent learning through The Tech Academy, was an amazing experience. They set you up for success right from the start. You just have to put the effort in. Their goal is to truly make you well rounded, and build a solid foundation. I highly recommend any one trying to get into tech, reach out to them.  
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    Brett Caudle of The Tech Academy

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    Mar 29, 2022

    Thanks, Dante!
  • MaKayla Hulleman
    Graduate • Online UI/UX Designer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Mar 28, 2022
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    Amazing Experience

    The Tech Academy offers the perfect boot camps to prepare you for a job in the tech industry. They offer more background information on computers and technologies than I received with my 2 year degree. They offer great support for students. The 2 week internship at the end of the program and job placement course are invaluable! 100% WOULD RECOMMEND!
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    Brett Caudle of The Tech Academy

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    Mar 28, 2022

    So glad to hear you had a great experience!
  • Spencer Merrill
    Tech Support • Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (part-time) • Online
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    Mar 23, 2022
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    Software Development BootCamp

    I had a wonderful time working through this course! The instructors were amazing and were always willing to help me in time of need! I would recommend this boot camp to anyone who is looking into trying to start their coding career. They really work with you to try and succeed and find a job and they give really great experiences of what it will be like in the field with their live projects!
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    Brett Caudle of The Tech Academy

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    Mar 24, 2022

    Much appreciated, Spencer!
  • Daniel Alvarez
    Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Mar 22, 2022
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    Software Developer Bootcamp

    I was a student in the Software Development bootcamp. During that time I learned the foundations of Python, JavaScript, C#, SQL, HTML, CSS, Django, .NET, and version control. Personally, I liked that so much was covered because now that I am job searching I see many languages and frameworks that I at least have a basic understanding of. The Tech Academy was self paced which was new for me but I am very happy with how it turned out. I was able to progress well and also take time off if I ...
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    Brett Caudle of The Tech Academy

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    Mar 23, 2022

    Thank you for your review, Daniel! Your hard work will continue to pay off!
  • Carter
    Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Mar 16, 2022
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    Great instructors, good projects

    Fantastic instructors, friendly and kind, helpful
    Live project, you get 2 depending on the course you take and they are real world coding experiences where you work with the instructors and other students.
    The curriculum can be strenuous however it gets the job done right and teaches you what you need to know, sometimes through text pages and other times with videos giving you a look at what you need to do
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  • Jaq Law
    Graduate • Online Python Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Portland
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    Mar 07, 2022
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    Amazing experience - the perfect bootcamp for me, got a job quick!

    I can't say enough good things about The Tech Academy. I learned so much in such a short period of time. I loved the format of the material, they covered everything from the ground up and even though I had some existing knowledge about computers and web design, I learned fundamentals that I think are skipped over in other bootcamps. I loved that it was self-paced and I could go slower or faster depending on the topic if I needed to or my personal schedule. The instructors are awesome! So...
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    Brett Caudle of The Tech Academy

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    Mar 17, 2022

    We're all so happy for you! 
  • Matthew
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    Feb 17, 2022
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    Full-Stack Software Development (Part Time)

    I've always been passionate about new technology, language programs and how websites were built and maintained but I never knew how to go about getting involved. I researched several coding boot camps, tried to self study by utilizing free code camps and a bunch of other third party coding sites but I truly did not know how to get started in the right direction. After reviewing hundreds of reviews on The Tech Academy, talking to a recruiter in person and taking a test on whether or not t...
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    Brett Caudle of The Tech Academy

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    Mar 17, 2022

    Thank you so much for this review. You really did amazing work! We'll continue to be here for you when needed!
  • Sal Sandoval
    Online Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Salt Lake City
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    Feb 10, 2022
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    Best coding boot camp

    I tried 2 other boot camps before this one and in my opinion the tech academy is by far the best.
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    Nick W. of The Tech Academy

    Job Placement Director

    Feb 11, 2022

    Thanks for the review, Sal! Best of luck in all of your future endeavors!

The Tech Academy Alumni Outcomes

70%
Employment Rate
80%
Graduation Rate
$45,000
Median Salary
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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%
salary breakdown
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

Imogen Crispe
Published 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-spec...
Imogen Crispe
Published 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...
Lauren Stewart
Published 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 c...
Lauren Stewart
Published 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 compani...
Lauren Stewart
Published 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 experienc...
Imogen Crispe
Published February 01, 2018
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 ...
Imogen Crispe
Published September 25, 2017
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 hi...
Imogen Crispe
Published October 11, 2016
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...
Imogen Crispe
Published 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 exci...
Liz Eggleston
Published 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 Ac...

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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 and, Portland. The Tech Academy also has a remote classroom so students can learn online.

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Guarantees Job
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Includes Housing
Offers Corporate Training
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.
Is The Tech Academy worth it?
85%
Employment Rate
72%
Graduation Rate
$54,000
Median Salary

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