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The Tech Academy

Average Rating4.85
408 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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  • Ben M
    Ben M
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    Sep 05, 2015
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    Better than college

    I feel like I'm learning more about computers in this span of 3 weeks than when I was taking college computer classes on and off in a 3 year period in college. It's amazing.
     

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  • Rocky
    Rocky
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    Sep 05, 2015
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    I was very excited to see that the Tech Academy starts the program with a computer basics course like this.

    When I talk to developers at work, I often find that they start in the middle of an explanation and assume that everyone knows certain “basics”, which is not true. It was great to pick up several things in this course that I did not know before, and to clarify a few things that I didn't have quite correct in my head, so that I can follow these conversations more easily. I have always worked with the front end of software in the past, as a trainer and project manager. ...

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  • D.G.
    D.G.
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    Sep 05, 2015
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    One course done, onto the next!

    First off I want to thank the Tech Academy for this course. I have never been so excited to learn about a subject and use the data I have learned. The Basic Computer course was tough in that there was a ton of new data that I did not know, but was laid out in a way that built on to the next thing. I was nervous at what appeared to be a daunting task, but as I went along I gained more understanding and confidence that I could do this and would do this. The way the terms are defined, i...

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  • Kevin Neely
    Kevin Neely
    Student • Software Developer Bootcamp • Portland
    Sep 05, 2015
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    I'm about halfway through the software developer boot camp now

    The SQL course was extremely useful. I gained three valuable skills from the course. First, I downloaded and became familiar with the SQL Server Management Studio. This tool is instrumental in the development and deployment of SQL Server applications. Prior to the course I had not used the interface that is the very backbone of all our company applications. I am now able to open our projects in SQL Server and effectively query them, which leads to the second benefit. The course p...

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  • koni
    koni
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    Sep 05, 2015
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    I just finished my first course at The Tech Academy.

    I found all the information covered in this course very useful in terms of preparing myself for a software developer career in the IT industry. I can use all the information I learned on this course to make informed and smart decisions when designing a program for a computer.

    Even after completing the CompTIA A+ certificate program, completing this course has given me a clearer and broader understanding of how the entire computer system works. I have also acqui...

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  • R
    R
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    Sep 05, 2015
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    I just finished the Database and SQL Course!

    I’ve learned SQL before (and I use it on a daily basis at work already), but going through this course cleared up so many questions I’ve had about SQL up until now. It was especially helpful in gaining a better mastery of joins, and trying out my hand at stored procedures for the first time. It also taught me how tedious manual inserting a hundred rows of data can be. I’m looking forward to more advanced coding tricks that will make this even easier, and can’t...

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  • Greg H.
    Greg H.
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    Sep 05, 2015
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    Computer Basics Course...

    The topics covered in this course of Computer Basics (first course in the Software Developer Boot Camp at The Tech Academy) are arguably the most overlooked in IT. The importance of understanding the simplest elements of the computer can not be stressed enough in any technical position. I've learned that even with years of experience in the industry there are still things that I was not properly educated on. In this new trajectory of software development I realize the need t...

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  • Tony Thach
    Tony Thach
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    Sep 05, 2015
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    Good stuff

    I am happy with the courses and curriculum here at The Tech Academy. Thank you!

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  • Ryan
    Ryan
    Student • Software Developer Bootcamp • Portland
    Sep 05, 2015
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    HTML, CSS and PHP training

    In a more detailed sense, I learned a new programming language (for me anyway). Learning the syntax was good and it was very beneficial to see how PHP and HTML/CSS interacted with each other. I haven't spent any significant time on my own (prior to TechAcademy) learning how web pages are requested/made/sent, so this was great to see the server-side of things while learning deep fundamentals of programming in general via a specific language. Things like conditional statements,...

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  • Dee W
    Dee W
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    Sep 05, 2015
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    I'm having fun and being challenged!

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  • Cole D.
    Cole D.
    DB Dev • Graduate
    Sep 05, 2015
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    I'm now a database developer

    The program that Erik and Jack have created here at Tech Academy is truly one of a kind and simply brilliant in its execution and distribution of knowledge. Even though I will doubt myself along the way, I know that all the resources needed for success, (and then some), are all available to me. I have been a little shy about asking for help when I hit a wall in my first week, but I feel more confident with the knowledge that even the veterans of the industry still have q...

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  • Anonymous
    Developer • Graduate • Software Developer Bootcamp • Portland
    Sep 05, 2015
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    Graduated and employed!

    I decided to come to the Tech Academy specifically because of the
    foundation that it builds. It doesn't seem like anyone else out there is
    paying as much attention to building a solid foundation as the Tech Academy
    is.
     

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    Danny Condon of The Tech Academy

    Lead Job Placement Director

    Sep 29, 2016

    Thank you for this review! That's actually a common response from those doing the program. Erik actually designed the curriculum in such a way to give students the foundation they need in different areas like computer basics, front-end development, databases, and object-oriented programming that give you the firm foundation that you need as a developer. I hope you're building upon that foundation today!

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

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Jess Feldman
Updated March 04, 2024
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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
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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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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. 408 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. 408 The Tech Academy alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed The Tech Academy and rate their overall experience a 4.85 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 408 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 4.85 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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