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The Tech Academy

Average Rating4.85
387 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 a...

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  • T'Ana Holmes
    Graduate • Online Game Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Jan 28, 2022
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    My experience

    I had a wonderful experience at the Tech Academy, I learned a ton! You get out of it what you put into it so it was very successful in my eyes. 
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    Nick W. of The Tech Academy

    Job Placement Director

    Jan 28, 2022

    Thanks for all of your hard work T'Ana! Good luck in your new career!
  • Rob Sevcik
    Graduate • Online Game Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Portland
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    Jan 19, 2022
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    Recent Graduate

    I had a very good experience at The Tech Academy. The curiculum was well paced. The staff and instrucors were super helpful and encouraging. Even now that I have graduated, the job placement department is still helping me out on my job search.  Over all I would highly recomend this coding bootcamp.
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    Nick W. of The Tech Academy

    Job Placement Director

    Jan 21, 2022

    Thanks for the great review Rob! We'll be here for you until that offer letter hits your inbox!
  • Drew
    java apprentice • Graduate • Online Front-End Web Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Jan 16, 2022
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    its not bad but its not the best

    I didnt like much about tbis program except you get the bare minimum in education but you get to do it at your own pace whenever you want which is cool
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    Nick W. of The Tech Academy

    Job Placement Director

    Jan 19, 2022

    Hey Drew, obviously we don't want any of our students to feel this way after completing our courses. Please contact us so that we can discuss ways to enhance your experience and identify any missteps we might have made.
  • Jeff
    Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Dec 29, 2021
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    Great Experience!

    I had a great boot camp experience with The Tech Academy. I did my coursework online from home and this allowed my life to be much more flexible. However, that flexibility also made it difficult at times to have the motivation to complete the coursework. Other than my own motivation issues, the boot camp has a lot of good content to learn from. The curriculum had a lot of small projects to work on and had great explanations of topics. The only downside to the curriculum is the beginning ...
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    Nick W. of The Tech Academy

    Job Placement Director

    Dec 29, 2021

    Thanks for leaving a review, Jeff! Remote learning certainly comes with its difficulties, but you made it through! congrats on the new job!
  • Gabriel Larson
    Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Dec 29, 2021
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    Great Experience

    I had an amazing time learning at The Tech Academy. I went from knowing nothing about coding and software to feeling confident in that field with a job in that industry. You get out what you put in. If you put a lot of effort into this bootcamp you will get a ton of knowledge out.
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    Nick W. of The Tech Academy

    Job Placement Director

    Dec 29, 2021

    Thanks for leaving a review, Gabriel. Congrats on the new job!
  • Michael Tabb
    Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Dec 08, 2021
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    Amazing Boot Camp

    This was an amazing experience. The instructors were amazing, responsive, and compassionate. 
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    Nick W. of The Tech Academy

    Job Placement Director

    Dec 10, 2021

    We are glad you had a great experience Michael, thanks so much for leaving a review!
  • Jason
    Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Dec 06, 2021
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    The support is fantastic!

    I feel I learned a lot, and whenever I had trouble, someone was available to help me within minutes.  I thought the live projects, support staff, and job search support were fantastic, and the statistic that roughly 87% of graduates are hired programming careers is a real plus.
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    Nick W. of The Tech Academy

    Job Placement Director

    Dec 06, 2021

    Hey Jason, we really appreciate the review and we're so glad you enjoyed your learning experience here at The Tech Academy. I'll pass along the praise to our instructors! Best wishes in all of your endeavors. 
  • Ivan Fisher
    Graduate • Online C# and .NET Framework Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Nov 23, 2021
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    Highly Recommend!

    I highly recommend The Tech Academy for anyone looking to enter the tech industry. I started with little to no knowledge of computer programming and graduated with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of computer programming and the ability to code in several languages. The curriculum was great, the staff was awesome, I learned a ton and had a lot of fun!
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    Nick W. of The Tech Academy

    Job Placement Director

    Dec 10, 2021

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review Ivan! Best of luck in your new career!
  • Kris
    Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Nov 11, 2021
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    Software Developer Bootcamp

    I had a great experience with The Tech Academy. I did the Software Developer Bootcamp and came out of it with significantly more knowledge and confidence in my coding than I had going in. Each course was thorough and had projects that I could put in my portfolio. The job placement team was also extremely helpful in my finding a job a couple weeks after graduation. 
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    Nick W. of The Tech Academy

    Job Placement Director

    Dec 10, 2021

    Hey Kris, thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We are stoked that you got through the program and into a software developer position so quickly. Congrats!
  • Erik H.
    Graduate • Online Python Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Sep 29, 2021
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    Python Bootcamp

     The structured layout of the overall course was great. In the beginning, they start you off really basic and keep things simple. This is great for people like me who don't really know anything about computers. It was the way they had you progress that made everything connect in the end. It was well put together and I am very happy in my choice picking this bootcamp. 

    Definite Pros:
    - Great amount of help and they're always willing. I called several times a day sometimes and th...
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  • Kirk
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    Sep 29, 2021
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    More than expected!

    The Tech Academy gave me all of the skills I desired and more. I had zero experience in software development prior to enrolling with the school, and I left feeling competent and confident in my coding abilities. The instructors were very good to ensure I actually understood the depth of the content they were teaching. Excellent experience. Thanks guys!
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  • MysRAM
    UX/UI Designer • Graduate • Online UI/UX Designer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Sep 25, 2021
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    Highly Recommend

    I highly recommend utilizing The Tech Academy.  They go above & beyond providing information & ensuring you are equipped with the necessary skills to enter the field of your choosing.  The curriculum is easily digestible, but it is a lot and you get what you put into it.  I was switching professions from teaching to UX/UI design & I feel confident in doing so after taking their courses.  Even more so because they didn't just equip me with the knowledge of design, they equippe...
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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%
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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

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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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?
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Employment Rate
72%
Graduation Rate
$54,000
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