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The Tech Academy

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403 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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  • Alejandra Lopez
    Graduate • Online C# and .NET Framework Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Jan 03, 2023
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    Absolutely amazing!

    I am so happy that I chose the Tech Academy bootcamp. It really is so worth the cost. I was able to learn so much and in such a meaningful way. The staff is also incredibly helpful, I felt their genuine want to help me every time I reached out to someone. I cannot thank all the staff enough for their kindness and willingness to teach and guide me through this process. 
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  • Michael Pate
    Graduate • Online Cyber Security Boot Camp (part-time) • Online
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    Dec 20, 2022
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    A great experience.

    I just graduated and it was a great experience. I highly recommend The Tech Academy, the instructors were fantastic and the part time option was just right. I was impressed from the very beginning, no assumptions were made about how much I knew or didn’t know. The curriculum is designed to give you a solid foundation and build on that foundation. The Tech Academy is a great choice for people who want to transition from a nontechnical industry to the tech industry. 
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  • Grant Webb
    Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Portland
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    Nov 27, 2022
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    Learned a ton in a short time

    I attended the Fulltime full stack developer bootcamp for about 6 months and spent about 40 hours a week dedicated to it. I learned a tremendous amount and felt that the instructors were very patient and genuine people.
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  • Matthew Bowen
    Graduate • Online C# and .NET Framework Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Nov 18, 2022
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    Best structured Bootcamp hands down

    My time at the tech academy was an amazing rush of fun and knowledge. They start you off with the complete basics. Then you dive into it rather fast, BUT, it's structured so well that it's easy to learn as you go. I did it online, full time, while working and raising kids. If I'm able to graduate, you can too!

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    Structured
    Job Support ( These guys are crazy awesome. Sending you applications as well as resume advice)
    Staff

    Cons: I did my ISA through Leif, and h...
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  • Breana Lewis
    Student • Online Front-End Web Developer Boot Camp (part-time) • Online
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    Nov 17, 2022
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    Rewarding eye opening amazing

    I have come to love the bootcamp that provided me with so much information and showed me a new career opportunity  I loved working with the instructors they had so much patience with me they didn’t make me feel like I should know the material as a new student with little to no knowledge they took their time and showed me everything I needed to know. 
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  • Quinn Davis
    Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Nov 17, 2022
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    Great Bootcamp!

    I had a great time at The Tech Academy. I loved being able to go at my own pace, the instructors were very helpful and responsive, the job placement assistance is great. The live projects gave very good experience with working on a real codebase as well.
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    Brett Caudle of The Tech Academy

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    Nov 17, 2022

    Thank you for this!
  • Cait Lyons (Harding)
    Graduate • Online Cyber Security Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Nov 15, 2022
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    Amazing Cyber Security bootcamp experience!

    A bit about me: I came to this program by way of a career change and a non-technical background. I knew that I wanted to transition into cybersecurity for the remainder of my professional life, but I didn't know where to start really, as I didn't possess any deeper understanding of computers and information technology beyond that of an average user.
    What I found in the Tech Academy was the perfect blend of independent study and accountability. Being in my late 30...
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    Brett Caudle of The Tech Academy

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    Nov 17, 2022

    Thank you so much for this! You're awesome!
  • Ian Marshall
    Workflow Automation Specialist • Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (part-time) • Online
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    Aug 31, 2022
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    Well Thought-Out Bootcamp with Focus on Fundamentals

    I graduated from the Software Developer Bootcamp from the Tech Academy in 2022. As part of the bootcamp I completed courses on the following topics:
    -Computer and Technology Basics
    -Version Control
    -HTML and CSS
    -Javascript
    -Database and SQL
    -Python
    -Project Management
    -Visual Studio
    -C# and .NET
    -Job Placement

    Each of these courses emphasizes fundamental knowledge that is important for understanding the larger concepts of software development. I was ...
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    Brett Caudle of The Tech Academy

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    Nov 17, 2022

    Thank you for the thoughtful review! We're hoping all the best for you!
  • Marlon X De La Torre
    Software Developer • Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (part-time) • Online
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    Aug 09, 2022
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    Software Developer

    The Tech Academy has changed my life forever ,thanks. The Tech Academy does an OUTSTANDING job in providing a highly interactive and properly organized curriculum. The daily reports to weekly reports and being able to get ahold of an instructor in such a short notice is what kept me accountable and made me feel i was apart of the team. Apart from the outstanding curriculum, the instructors and all Tech Academy family is what made my experience becoming a well-rounded Software Developer s...
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    Brett Caudle of The Tech Academy

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    Aug 09, 2022

    You're going to be a great addition to a dev team!
  • Serena Seyler
    Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (part-time) • Online
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    Jul 13, 2022
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    You will definitely get out what you put into this program: if you put in the work, you will be rewarded!

    I attended the online Software Developer Boot Camp at The Tech Academy, and I cannot speak highly enough about my experience. I appreciated the flexibility of their self-paced program; it allowed me to move through easier concepts faster and take more time on subjects that were more challenging for me. Once you complete your first Front-End course, you will start applying those skills right away by building your online Developer Portfolio, and you’ll keep adding to this and enhancing it ...
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    Brett Caudle of The Tech Academy

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    Jul 15, 2022

    Thanks, Serena! You're awesome!
  • Kiera Pierson
    Junior UX/UI Designer • Graduate • Online UI/UX Designer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Jun 08, 2022
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    UX/UI Design

    I started the UX/UI Design course with very basic computer knowledge. After just a few short months I am now able to design and create webpages! The curriculum was easy to follow. The instructors were so friendly and helpful. I'm now searching for a tech job and trying to get out of healthcare. This is the best thing I've done for myself and my family!
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    Brett Caudle of The Tech Academy

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    Jun 09, 2022

    This is so great to hear!
  • Cliff
    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!

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%
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

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 ...
Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated January 14, 2015
Erik and Jack are the minds behind Tech Academy Portland (formerly Prosper IT Academy), a software development bootcamp that has grown and evolved over the past year. We talk to them about the importance of professional preparation in finding jobs for their graduates, their impressive placement rate (100%!), and the need for diversity and flexibility in the growing bootcamp market. Aside from the name change, how has Tech Academy Portland evolved over the last year? Jack ...

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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4.9
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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. 403 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. 403 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 403 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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