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The Tech Academy

Average Rating4.84
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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  • Daniel H.
    Daniel H.
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Portland
    Apr 29, 2015
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    Awesome school!

    Before coming to the Tech Academy I had been trying for the past year to change career fields from engineering to the tech industry. I had some programming knowledge, and was able to get a few interviews, but my skills were never quite strong enough to seal the deal and get a job offer. I had investigated some online degree programs, but the length of time and the cost were both higher than I was willing to spend. That was when I found the Tech Academy. I looked at the offeri...

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  • Nick Johnson
    Nick Johnson
    Developer • Graduate
    Apr 29, 2015
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    I got exactly what I wanted out of this experience and I couldn't recommend it enough

    Ever since I was young, I always had a fascination with computers and software. It started with a Visual Basic game programming book I pickedup at the store when I was 10, and just spiraled out of control from there. I read everything I could get my hands on, started doing little projects in all my free time, attended summer camps specifically for programming. My life has basically always, in some way, revolved aroundsoftware for the past 12 years. 

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  • Jade Abreu
    Anonymous
    Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (part-time) • Online
    May 20, 2023
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    Excellent instructors - great for people starting from 0.

    I started with ZERO tech knowledge. The Tech Academy (TTA) was a great place to learn the basics and get lots of hands on practice. I completed the curriculum for the Software Engineering and the Cyber Security Bootcamps. The Software Engineering was spectacular - it covered the basics of HTML, CSS, Python, C#, JavaScript, SQL Server, and a ton more. There is so much to learn out there, but if you don't know where to start, I highly recommend TTA. 

    The instructors were fantastic -...
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  • Sweta
    Anonymous
    Student • Online Game Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
    Mar 06, 2023
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    Awesome bootcamp

    The Tech Academy is one of the best platform for game development course. We all know, gaming industry is emerging very fast and have very exciting scope. Course material is awesome. Highly recommended for the student who want to establish themself in gaming industry. 
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  • Rob Corpuz
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    Graduate • Portland
    Nov 24, 2022
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    The instructors and job support make it worthwhile

    I'll start off with the people, because they are the key.  There are a lot of free resources available for learning tech, but if you're a relative newbie like I was, the reason you'd want to invest in a program like this is all because of the guidance, focus, and clarity the instructors provide, potentially saving you a lot of time and energy.  

    The Tech Academy does a great job of recruiting instructors who are not just skilled in software development, but excellent teachers.  It...
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  • Vicky Jones-Farias
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    Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (part-time) • Online
    Nov 23, 2022
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    The Tech Academy do everything to make you succeed!

    The journey from having little coding knowledge, to graduating the boot camp, to getting my first software developer job has been one of my hardest. But if you use all of the resources that the Tech Academy provides, you will get there. I am testament to that having just accepted a fantastic software developer job offer!

    The instructors were always so helpful and if not available immediately to help you would get back to you within minutes. 
    The curriculum was great, covering a...
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  • Carolina Polanco
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    Student • Self-Paced Data Science Boot Camp • Online
    Nov 18, 2022
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    Great bootcamp

    One of the best boot camps you will find out there. They are self paced meant for people with a job and the course ever easy to understand they make it for people that have no experience on it so everyone can understand it. You got the options to do it part time or full time. And there is always someone there willing to help you when you don’t understand a topic or an assignment. 10/10 recommend to everyone willing to put in the effort with them 
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  • Connor Eliason
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    Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
    Nov 17, 2022
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    Awesome Bootcamp experience

    I was very happy with the instructors at the Tech Academy. Any time I needed help or was stuck on a certain checkpoint they always were responsive and took the time to help me with any questions I had. The curriculum is a little outdated as it doesn’t focus on react much at all.
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  • Danielle
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    Graduate • Online Game Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
    Oct 12, 2021
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    Overall a great experience

    Overall a great experience. Not only did I learn game development extensively but I also gained a foundation in software development. I came out of the bootcamp with confidence that I can pursue a career in game development. The live projects that I took part of in this bootcamp was very helpful in gaining some real-world experience. The job placement course is also very insightful and is definitely beneficial.
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    Nick W. of The Tech Academy

    Job Placement Director

    Dec 10, 2021

    Thanks so much for the 5-Star Review!
  • Hayden
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    Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
    Oct 09, 2021
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    Everything I thought it would be

    The Tech Academy was everything I had hoped for. I enrolled with the intent of switching industries, but before graduating I was offered and took on my dream job in my current field. In any case, The Tech Academy helped me find a passion for coding and I plan on coming back to the tech industry in the future. This was definitely time and money well spent.I completed three of their boot camps in total: Software Developer, UI / UX, and Data Science. You will be able to land a jo...
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    Nick W. of The Tech Academy

    Job Placement Director

    Dec 10, 2021

    Hey there! We are so glad that you had such a great experience with The Tech Academy and we're stoked to hear that you took a dream job! At the end of the day, that is the most important thing. Whenever you're ready to get back to tech we'll be here to refresh your skills! Thank you for the kind review.
  • Andrew Black
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    Graduate • Online
    Apr 16, 2021
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    Front end web development

    I recently graduated from the Tech Academy’s Front end web development course. I learned so much in those two months, enjoyed my experience, and I am currently working on my first professional web contract. 
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  • Marvin
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    Graduate • Online Front-End Web Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
    Apr 09, 2021
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    Good Job Support

    Tech Academy's Front-end web developer course was okay from my experience. When I took the course, the video lectures seemed a little dated (could be different now). The projects were for beginners and were follow along type of projects. The job support was good, they kept you in the loop and sent out job opportunities whenever they find any which was nice. The live project was nice since you get to work in a team environment.

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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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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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