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The Tech Academy

Average Rating4.85
412 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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  • Hanna
    Student • In-Person Software Developer Boot Camp (part-time) • Portland
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    Oct 12, 2020
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    10/10 would recommend

    I recently graduated from the Software Development Boot Camp at The Tech Academy and had a great experience. The entire staff was extremely helpful and friendly, I never communicated with anyone who made me feel uncomfortable or offended. They work hard to make sure their material is easy to understand and provide assistance through phone, email, screen share, etc whenever necessary.
    I enjoyed the projects and challenges they included on the boot camp, my favorite being the Live Proje...
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    Danny Condon of The Tech Academy

    VP for Quality

    Oct 12, 2020

    Hi Hanna, thanks for this review! I'm glad you had a positive experience overall. I wish you a very successful career in the tech field! 
  • Christopher Pitts
    Graduate • Online Software Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Sep 25, 2020
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    Great experience

    I enjoyed my experience with the Tech Academy. Their courses were very in depth and I appreciated being able to work on my own schedule. Their staff of instructors was prompt with responses and always very courteous. 
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    Danny Condon of The Tech Academy

    VP for Quality

    Oct 09, 2020

    Hi Christopher, thanks for your review! Glad to hear you enjoyed your experience. 
  • ben g
    react/react native developer • Graduate • Online Front-End Web Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Sep 25, 2020
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    Course Review

    had an excellent experience. All the courses gave me what I needed for a job and the staff was great. Really enjoyed it.

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    Danny Condon of The Tech Academy

    VP for Quality

    Sep 25, 2020

    Well done on getting through and landing a job!
  • Lewis van Diggelen
    Tech Sales Rep • Graduate • In-Person Python Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Portland
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    Sep 10, 2020
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    Python Class

    I really enjoyed the help that the employees gave me. They really wanted me to finish the class and do my very best.
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    Danny Condon of The Tech Academy

    VP for Quality

    Sep 16, 2020

    Hi Lewis, thanks for the review! Well done on finishing the program and landing a job! 
  • Forest Moher
    Graduate • In-Person C# and .NET Boot Camp (full-time) • Portland
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    Sep 05, 2020
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    Best decision I have ever made

    The Tech Academy is an intensive programming boot camp that teaches you exactly what you need to get started in the industry. The instructors were a fantastic resource, and the course material made learning at my own pace a very achievable goal. I would highly recommend this school to anyone interested in programming, it was truly an amazing experience. Even when studying remotely, I feel like I got my money's worth.
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    Danny Condon of The Tech Academy

    VP for Quality

    Sep 16, 2020

    Hi Forest, thanks for the review! I'm glad you had such a positive experience going through the program.
  • Greg Glesener
    Software Developer • Graduate • In-Person Data Science Boot Camp (full-time) • Salt Lake City
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    Sep 04, 2020
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    Great Choice!

    This boot-camp is great as it will get you off the ground and into a new career! I joined knowing it was going to be a lot of work and was in a position to put in the work needed. There is a lot of content and the ground up approach that they take really teaches you how to learn which will come especially in handy once you graduate. In only 12 weeks I was able to have a portfolio site and several really cool projects to put in it. I finished early and they will let you learn other course...
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    Danny Condon of The Tech Academy

    VP for Quality

    Sep 16, 2020

    Hi Greg, thanks a ton for the review! I'm glad you had a great experience and made it through. Very well done!
  • Jonthue Michel
    Software Developer • Graduate • Online C# and .NET Framework Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Aug 31, 2020
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    Wow!

    If I could just summarize my experience with one word it will be WOW! Training at The Tech Academy was a good experience, as a remote student at the time, I was exposed to a lot of things from nearly a dictionary worth of definitions to the amazing internship experience. Communication is definitely one of their strongest suites and it will be yours. One of the core reasons why I decided to go with the Bootcamp is because of the array of languages you will learn that makes it easier for y...
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    Danny Condon of The Tech Academy

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    Sep 16, 2020

    Hi Jonthue, thanks for the great review! I couldn't agree with you more, and well done on getting through the program.
  • Justin Perry
    Junior Software Developer • Graduate • Online Python Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Aug 29, 2020
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    Great Experience!

    I took the full time python bootcamp online during the pandemic.  1) what an amazing use of time!  2)  I learned so much in such a great way.  Their online courses are amazing and the support staff who are on call 7 days a week are such a great help when you get stuck.  I highly suggest their courses as you can go into the boot camp with little to no knowledge and come out with a portfolio of projects to show your work.  I was hired for a remote position almost directly after my final pr...
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    Danny Condon of The Tech Academy

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    Sep 16, 2020

    Hi Justin, thanks for the review! I'm glad you made such great use of your time during the pandemic, and well done on landing a job!
  • Joseph Hampton
    Graduate • Online C# and .NET Framework Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Aug 21, 2020
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    Know what you want before going in.

    The Tech Academy is very good at giving you a general overview of the information you sign up for. Like they say throughout the course they can't teach you everything but you do learn a lot in a short period of time which of course you will forget some of. Basically know what level of education you want before you sign up and do some research. Besides that, the staff are very helpful and listen to most problems you have. Some parts required me to look for outside help to finish but, that...
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    Danny Condon of The Tech Academy

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    Sep 16, 2020

    Hi Joseph, thanks for the review! I'm glad you found the staff helpful and that you got what you wanted in the end. Well done on getting through the program! 
  • Linda
    Online Python Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Aug 14, 2020
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    Python developer

    I enrolled in the python boot camp as a beginner with absolutely no prior knowledge on how computers work. I am so grateful for the instructors at tech academy because they've done a good job communicating with me whenever I was stuck on an assignments. And I am so appreciative for their patience because throughout the entirety of the boot camp, I probably have asked a million questions. It also helps that their response time is insanely fast. As I am get closer to the end of the boot ca...
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    Danny Condon of The Tech Academy

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    Sep 16, 2020

    Hi Linda, thanks a ton for the review! I'm happy to hear the instructors have been helpful and fast in getting back to you. As it should be!
  • Ronnda
    Online Python Developer Boot Camp (full-time) • Online
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    Aug 10, 2020
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    Python Developer Boot Camp (online, full-time)

    You will be challenged to learn in a way that supports your future in the industry, with patient and knowledgeable instructors to help along the way. The Tech Academy ensures students have an engaging and rounded curriculum that teaches more than "just" coding. This helps tremendously, learning "tech speak" when applying to work in a technology field without a CS degree.
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    Danny Condon of The Tech Academy

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    Sep 16, 2020

    Hi Ronnda, thanks for the review and I couldn't agree with you more! 
  • Benjamin
    Graduate • Online Front-End Web Developer Boot Camp (part-time) • Online
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    Aug 04, 2020
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    A Path to Understading

    They teach you the invaluable skill of how to think like a programmer. They cover the basics. And they show you how continue your growth. The Tech Academy is there for their students. 
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    Danny Condon of The Tech Academy

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    Sep 16, 2020

    Hi Benjamin, thanks for the review! I agree with your statements!

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. 

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Updated March 04, 2024
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Jess Feldman
Updated May 10, 2024
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 30 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 ...
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Updated February 07, 2020
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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. 412 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. 412 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 412 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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