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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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  • Jordan M.
    Graduate • Online C# and .NET Framework Boot Camp (full-time) • Portland
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    Sep 23, 2021
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    C# & .NET Framework Bootcamp

    First and foremost, The Tech Academy is an awesome industry to attend if you want to learn how to code. There are many different bootcamps to take so you don't have to be subjected to only one bootcamp. Now, I took the C# & .NET Framework Bootcamp where it really opened my eyes about how web applications run behind-the-scenes. There is so much information to gather in this course that I feel confident in coding now. It's always great to lear...
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  • Tabitha Yoerger
    Software Developer/IT Support Specialist • Graduate • Online C# and .NET Framework Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Sep 23, 2021
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    Highly recommend this boot camp! Well paced and really prepares you for a tech job

    I took a big leap in deciding to change careers and took a good amount of time in deciding which boot camp I wanted to take but I'm glad I chose The Tech Academy! The fact that it is self-paced was perfect as I decided to keep working part time while taking the full-time course. While always being encouraging and educational, they also help to set you up with realistic expectations and tips on how to actually succeed in the tech industry. It was a busy and sometimes stressful four months...
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  • Jenny
    Graduate • Online UI/UX Designer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Sep 03, 2021
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    Great School!

    I enrolled in the UIUX Designer Boot Camp. The boot camp was self-paced and this was really good for me because I  am a night owl. I really liked how I could work on the lesson at night when I am awake and receive feedback when the instructors are in the next day. Their operating hours are long and they all the way to 9 pm for me. This was great for when I would get stuck earlier on and needed to call in to get assistance. Their online presence is really good. They respond quickly and us...
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  • Ricardo Lopez
    Student • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Sep 03, 2021
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    Great school and helpful staff

    I really enjoyed my experience at the Tech Academy. Everybody from the administrative staff to the instructors are really helpful and want you to succeed. I learned so much during my time at the school and the first two courses of every boot camp offered are extremely helpful if you're completely new to coding/programming world. I have tried other online learning resources and non of them match up to the instruction and guidance you receive at the Tech Academy.
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  • Steven Fralix
    Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Aug 23, 2021
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    Rewarding and Inspiring experience.

    My time at the Tech Academy was great and it made me into a developer.  I love how they start the journey from the ground up, teaching the fundamentals of how computers and the internet work at the base level, laying a good foundation for learning to code. Going through the curriculum, I got hands on experience in different programming languages where I created cool programs, and learned many new things. The instructors, job placement, and everyone at the Tech Academy are very helpful, m...
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  • Brittany Barnett
    Student • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Aug 20, 2021
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    An Amazing Experience!

    I must admit, when I decided to change careers into software development I was skeptical of the bootcamp structure and it’s promises to teach you so much technology in a short amount of time. However, I can verify that the Tech Academy delivers on all of it’s promises. The courses were very in depth, and while I did not learn every single piece of technology available I was given something much more valuable: the ability to think like a software developer. The course is challenging and p...
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    Nick W. of The Tech Academy

    Job Placement Director

    Dec 10, 2021

    Hey, Brittany, thanks for the great review! As you mentioned, we are dedicated to student success from the very beginning, through to the very end. We want our graduates to get out in the field, gainfully employed, as soon as possible. It can certainly be fast-paced, but that's how we achieve high job placement rates in such a short amount of time. Best of luck!
  • Philip Rivera
    Graduate • Online UI/UX Designer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Jul 27, 2021
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    UX/UI Design Boot Camp

    My 15 week UX/UI Design boot camp was intense and exciting. After losing both my jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic, I decided to make a change in career directions. This course taught be the fundamentals of HTML, CSS and JavaScript. When it came to design, the course teaches you the fundamentals of photoshop and Adobe XD. Be prepared to put in a lot of hours in even if you’re ahead in the program.

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    Nick W. of The Tech Academy

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    Dec 10, 2021

    Thanks for the great review Philip. The courses definitely require students to put in the leg-work, but we've seen that the pay-off is well worth it. Congrats on your successes!
  • Brian Reeves
    Graduate • In-Person Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Portland
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    Jul 23, 2021
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    Full Stack Developer

    I did a lot of research on boot camps before joining the Tech Academy. It was well worth the effort because I actually got more in-depth learning than I expected. This place starts you off with solid fundamentals in Computer concepts and evolution. Which really helps you understand what really goes on behind the code you write. They do an excellent job of making you understand the myriad of terms and acronyms that are part of the Software Engineering world. They do this using easy to und...
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    Nick W. of The Tech Academy

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    Dec 10, 2021

    Thanks so much for the positive review! We believe that vocabulary barriers artificially keep people from getting into software development. That's why our approach is ground-up and very accessible. We're glad this worked for you!
  • Alexander Sanderson
    Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Jul 07, 2021
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    Superb Experience!

     The Tech Academy is the best education experience I have had. They start you off focusing on the basics in the beginning of the boot camp and build you up from having little to zero tech experience, to becoming a strong software developer. The staff are very friendly, supportive, and will do anything they can to help you succeed. The courses are well designed and have clear explanations on tech terminology, coding keywords, and code lingo. Their staff want nothing more but for you to su...
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    Nick W. of The Tech Academy

    Job Placement Director

    Dec 10, 2021

    Hey Alex, thanks for the great review! Congrats on landing a job in the industry!
  • Adam Kelley
    Graduate • Online C# and .NET Framework Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Jun 29, 2021
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    Great Courses, Great People, Great Academy

    The Tech Academy is a great boot camp for people wanting to get into the tech field. It teaches you all you need and more, as well as gives you real, hands-on experience of what it's like to work a tech job. The staff are phenomenal, and their job placement team works hard to ensure that you get a job. I can't say enough praise about this place. The only concern is that if you are not a person who is very self-motivated and able to stick to a schedule, this boot camp may be hard for you....
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    Nick W. of The Tech Academy

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    Dec 10, 2021

    Hey Adam, thanks for the great review! You are absolutely right that we honestly care about the future outcomes of our graduates, and to date, we've seen some pretty good ones! Self-motivation is not only a factor in our program but, (as any professional developer will tell you), it is a factor in tech professions generally. We try to make this very clear from the outset. Congrats on completing the course and best wishes on all of your future endeavors!
  • Britnee Murrin
    Graduate • Denver
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    Jun 24, 2021
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    Software Developer Boot Camp

    This program was fantastic! I learned so much from The Tech Academy and they start from the very basics, so even if you don't know computers well you can still learn programming. The projects throughout the program were fun and challenging. My favorite part of the program was the Live Projects. They were fun and engaging. They made you use the skills you learned throughout the program without telling you exactly what to code. The Job Placement course is so important. It pushed me out of ...
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    Danny Condon of The Tech Academy

    VP for Quality

    Jul 15, 2021

    Hi Britnee, thanks for the great review!! I'm glad you enjoyed the projects and you feel prepared for the job market! I wish you the best of luck in your new career! 
  • Michael Ford
    Graduate • Online C# and .NET Framework Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Jun 15, 2021
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    Thoroughly enjoyed!

    I really thought this was a great BootCamp.i enjoyed the self pace and the instructors were quick to get back to you if you needed help.
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    Nate Skiles of The Tech Academy

    Graduate Relations Manager

    Jun 17, 2021

    Happy to hear you had a great experience with your Bootcamp. Thanks for leaving us a review, Michael! 

The Tech Academy Alumni Outcomes

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Employment Rate
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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%
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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
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