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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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  • Lyman McBride
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (part-time) • Salt Lake City
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    Jun 04, 2021
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    Software Dev Bootcamp: Loved it!

    I have so many good things to say about The Tech Academy. From the beginning I felt valued; the staff stayed connected and really invested time into my future. 

    The bootcamp setup is such that all the materials are online, ready for you to access. Concepts are repeated in a variety of ways: readings, videos, assignments, etc. It worked really well for me because I studied in and around my kids' nap schedules and wife's school schedule. The instructors are like tutors that you have...
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    Nate Skiles of The Tech Academy

    Graduate Relations Manager

    Jun 17, 2021

    Congratulations on the great position, Lyman! We know it took a lot of time and hard work, especially working around your family life. Glad to hear that our Bootcamp was a good fit for you and that you've hit the ground running in the software industry. 
  • Robert McCabe
    Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    May 04, 2021
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    Great place to learn

    I had a great experience here learning to ode. They have a really good program with varied programming languages. The best thing I liked about it was that their instructors were available 7 days a week. 
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    Nate Skiles of The Tech Academy

    Graduate Relations Manager

    Jun 17, 2021

    Thanks for the review Robert! Great to hear our instructors were always there when you needed them. 
  • Harrison Wayman
    Graduate • Online UI/UX Designer Boot Camp (part-time) • Online
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    Apr 26, 2021
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    UI/UX Designer Bootcamp

    I'm a recent graduate from the Tech academy's UI/UX designer bootcamp and I would like to say how great of  an experience it was learning with the staff and students and getting hands on experience on some fun projects. I came into my bootcamp with little experience coding but was passionate about learning more about computers and utilizing my creative talent so I took the UI/UX Designer course which gave me a solid understanding of front end coding technologies and allowed me utilize th...
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    Nate Skiles of The Tech Academy

    Graduate Relations Manager

    Jun 17, 2021

    Congratulations Harrison, on graduating from the bootcamp, and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are happy that you were able to turn a passion into your career! 
  • Kevin Deming
    Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Portland
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    Mar 28, 2021
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    Well Worth the experience!

    This was a 6 month intensive covering what you need to know to get your foot in the door.   It was worth every second!  
    For someone who spends a lot of time on the computer, I figured the 40 hours/week for 6 months wouldn't be an issue, which overall it wasn't.  But the last month or two is when I was really feeling it, and its nothing to scoff at.   You will get a lot of information given to you one after another, so be ready to work and study hard!   


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    Nate Skiles of The Tech Academy

    Graduate Relations Manager

    Jun 17, 2021

    Hey Kevin, thanks for the kind review! You're right, the last couple of months are the most intense of the bootcamp, great work sticking to it and completing the program. 
  • Raven
    Software Artist • Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Mar 10, 2021
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    A Little About a Lot

    As the Software Developer Boot camp description states, this is a program that will teach you a little about a lot. It was perfect for me as I wasn't quite sure what languages/frameworks I wanted to pursue initially. It covered many areas giving me the skills to land an entry-level position.

    The Python Live Project was a ton of fun. You get to work on a development team using Azure DevOps and Agile/Scrum. This is great for giving you an idea of what it will be like working on a re...
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    Nate Skiles of The Tech Academy

    Graduate Relations Manager

    Jun 17, 2021

    Hi Raven, thanks for taking the time to write such a thorough and thoughtful review. It sounds like you got a lot out of your bootcamp, especially in regards to job placement. We know you put in a lot of time and hard work, and it's great to see what you have been able to accomplish, well done!

    In regards to not taking a deep-dive into certain languages, our goal is to create a well-rounded junior developer who has the skills to exceed in the industry and continue to teach themselves new technologies. With our bootcamp being self-paced and from the bottom-up, we do ensure the program covers the fundamentals and is structured in such a way that students can student whenever and wherever works best for them. You bring up some great additional topics to cover, and if we weren't limited in the amount of time for each bootcamp, we would certainly cover all of them. We have, however, updated our curriculum substantially and I believe any out-dated material you came across has now been upgraded. Feel free to contact me directly if you'd like to review some of those courses, and we'd be happy to set something up.


    Again, thank you for taking the time to leave us such a well-thought-out review, and we wish you the most continued success in your career.
  • Carly
    Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Mar 01, 2021
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    Software Developer Boot Camp Full Time

    After doing extensive research of all the boot camp possibilities, I finally decided on The Tech Academy. It was an absolutely amazing decision. The courses are very thorough and easy to follow. They include 2 live projects to build your resume and portfolio, and it mimics a real-life scenario of working on a development team. At the end of the entire program, you complete a job placement course in which you are given tips and tricks for building your resume, cover letters, and assistanc...
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    Nate Skiles of The Tech Academy

    Graduate Relations Manager

    Jun 17, 2021

    Carly, love to hear you enjoyed the program so much! Thanks for taking the time to drop us a review. 
  • Will Emond
    Graduate • Online C# and .NET Framework Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Feb 24, 2021
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    Fantastic school, course and instructors!

    I took TTA C# and .NET Framework boot camp.  initially I had planned on taking it in person since I lived close to the Portland campus but COVID intervened and ended up taking the boot camp online.  I had absolutely zero knowledge or prior experience in coding so I was pretty nervous going into the boot camp and concerned about my ability to retain what I was learning since I am really, a hands on type learner.  The way the courses were set up, and with guidance and support from the inst...
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    Nate Skiles of The Tech Academy

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    Jun 17, 2021

    Thanks for the stellar review Will! COVD did through a wrench in everyone's plans, but we're happy to see that you were able to persevere, awesome work.
  • Allison
    Web Developer • Graduate • Online C# and .NET Framework Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Feb 22, 2021
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    Well rounded courses

    I attended TTA C# and .NET bootcamp in 2019. I was a total newbie to coding, looking to shift industries away from entertainment and into something with more stability. The education from TTA was great, very ground-up, introducing me first to overall concepts such as how to think about web development, and how to think about and tackle problems when I encounter them, which are skills and tactics that I use in my job today. Throughout the bootcamp, I learned fundamentals of every language...
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    Nate Skiles of The Tech Academy

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    Jun 17, 2021

    Thank you so much for the review Allison, we appreciate your kind words. We feel the ground-up approach to education provides steady ground that you can, and should, build on later. It's awesome to hear that you're comfortable learning new technologies with the skills gained in your program. As for switching directions mid-bootcamp, we do encourage students to communicate any concerns they may be having and regularly explore other options with students if they feel they've changed their mind or discovered they'd rather be working on something else. Great job and keep it up!
  • Taylour Kyniston
    Job Placement Director • Graduate • Online Front-End Web Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Portland
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    Feb 19, 2021
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    Amazing School!

    I am a recent graduate from The Tech Academy and I have so many amazing things to say about this school and the people! Getting myself through this course was not easy by any means (due to life circumstances), but with kind and understanding mentors I was able to graduate with a certificate. I'm so grateful for the opportunities this school has brought me. The course itself was very well put-together and easy to follow, and this is coming from an absolute newbie in this field. I learned ...
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    Nate Skiles of The Tech Academy

    Graduate Relations Manager

    Jun 16, 2021

    Hi Taylour! Thank you for leaving a review, we're very happy that the program worked out well for you. We take pride in being able to get folks who are new to the tech world acclimated quickly and provide confidence in their newfound knowledge. Great work!
  • Skyler
    Graduate • Online Python Developer Boot Camp (part-time) • Online
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    Feb 12, 2021
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    Former Student

    My wife and I both enjoyed this boot camp. The instructors were quick to respond. The course is self-paced and assumes you don't know anything about technology so you can take time where you need it. They are also very understanding of the fact that you have a life. During the pandemic, my schedule was crazy they helped make a stressful situation way more manageable. Their number one goal is to make you into a full-stack junior software developer and get you into your first tech job. 
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    Nate Skiles of The Tech Academy

    Graduate Relations Manager

    Jun 16, 2021

    Skyler, thank you for the review and we're elated to hear that both you and your wife had a positive experience at The Tech Academy. Life happens sometimes and we are always happy to work with our students to achieve their goals. Keep up the great work! 
  • Dom Mathews
    Full Stack Jr Developer • Graduate • Denver
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    Feb 11, 2021
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    Python Developer Bootcamp

    I am a recent grad of the Python Developer Bootcamp. I have to stay wow. I was brand to world of coding and did not have the slightest bit of knowledge about coding. So obviously it was a little nerve wrecking. The Tech Academy does a absolutely wonderful job of guiding you from basic computer fundamentals through several in demand languages. My particular python developer boot camp included HTML/CSS, SQL, Javascript, and Python. It sound like a lot but I promise it is worth the jump. Be...
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    Nate Skiles of The Tech Academy

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    Jun 16, 2021

    Hey Dom, thanks so much for the great review! Our instructors do a great job at working with students until they really understand the material, I'm glad Levi was able to sort out all of your hiccups along the way. We're happy that you have the confidence now to land that dream job, and we are excited to see what you accomplish!
  • Adeline
    Graduate • Online C# and .NET Framework Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Feb 05, 2021
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    C# / .NET Core Developer

    My name is Adeline. I took a chance with faith in signing up for the Tech Academy's Boot Camp. I walked in not knowing anything. All I knew was, I wanted to be a Programmer. The staff are so helpful, and so patient! Now all I can say is, I am glad I went with my gut feeling, because now I can call myself a Software Developer.
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    Forest Moher of The Tech Academy

    Graduate Relations Manager

    Apr 24, 2021

    Thanks for leaving a review, Adeline! We are so glad that you took a chance on us, and that you were happy with your experience! 

The Tech Academy Alumni Outcomes

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Employment Rate
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Graduation Rate
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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.
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