The Tech Academy Review

The Tech Academy Overview


Locations
Remote, Portland
Disciplines Offered
C# and .Net Framework, Cybersecurity, Front-End Web Development, Python Development, Software Development
Payment Options
Income Share Agreement, Installments, Loans, Upfront

The Tech Academy offers bootcamps in full-time and part-time learning formats. Aspiring students can find immersive bootcamps for coding, web and software development, and cybersecurity. These bootcamps may last up to 40 weeks and provide hands-on, in-depth instruction about valuable tech skills.

The Tech Academy offers remote and in-person classes at their Portland campus. All of The Tech Academy's bootcamps include a job placement course to help graduates find work after graduation. Students can also sign up for a self-paced bootcamp, though they will not receive access to all material covered in a "premier" bootcamp.

The Tech Academy Courses

Students may enroll in one of five bootcamps at The Tech Academy. All bootcamps offer full-time and part-time learning options, as well as online and in-person formats. The Tech Academy's curriculum is created by tech and curriculum specialists. The bootcamp also offers a free trial course for prospective students.

C# and .NET Framework Bootcamp

  • Cost: $7,950 (Full Time); $9,800 (Part Time)
  • Learning Format: Online; In Person
  • Time Commitment: Full Time, Part Time
  • Length: 15 weeks (Full Time), 28 weeks (Part Time)

The C# and .NET framework bootcamp trains students to use Microsoft technology. In this course, students learn to use five of the most popular coding languages, including JavaScript and HTML. The bootcamp prepares graduates for full-stack, junior-level development jobs.

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Cybersecurity

  • Cost: $10,600 (Full Time); $13,300 (Part Time)
  • Learning Format: Online; In Person
  • Time Commitment: Full Time, Part Time
  • Length: 20 weeks (Full Time), 38 weeks (Part Time)

The cybersecurity bootcamp features courses on back-end security, hardware and networks basics, and version control. Students in this course gain skills in full-stack web development and software development. This bootcamp prepares students to build secure websites and protect user data.

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Front-End Web Development

  • Cost: $5,300 (Full Time); $6,300 (Part Time)
  • Learning Format: Online; In Person
  • Time Commitment: Full Time, Part Time
  • Length: 10 weeks (Full Time), 18 weeks (Part Time)

The front-end web development bootcamp teaches popular coding languages such as HTML and CSS. Students take classes covering project management, version control, and software development. This bootcamp prepares students for careers in web development.

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Python Development

  • Cost: $7,950 (Full Time); $9,800 (Part Time)
  • Learning Format: Online; In Person
  • Time Commitment: Full Time, Part Time
  • Length: 15 weeks (Full Time), 28 weeks (Part Time)

The Python development bootcamp teaches hands-on skills in full-stack web and software development. While the bootcamp focuses on Python, students also learn languages like CSS and SQL. Courses for this bootcamp go over databases and SQL, HTML and CSS, and project management.

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Software Development

  • Cost: $11,660 (Full Time); $14,000 (Part Time)
  • Learning Format: Online; In Person
  • Time Commitment: Full Time, Part Time
  • Length: 22 weeks (Full Time), 40 weeks (Part Time)

The software development bootcamp is The Tech Academy's most popular and in-depth bootcamp. Students enrolled in this program learn seven programming languages, including C#, Python, and JavaScript. This bootcamp includes courses in software development and version control.

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The Tech Academy Admissions Process

Learners interested in enrolling in The Tech Academy must first create a free login on The Tech Academy's website. Prospective students may then receive help enrolling in the bootcamp of their choice.

The Tech Academy does not require any previous experience in tech to enroll. However, students may need to complete a basic questionnaire and interview process for admission. Prospective students can learn more by reaching out to The Tech Academy's admissions team.

The Tech Academy Payment Options

The Tech Academy offers its students a variety of payment options.

  • Upfront: Students may pay their tuition upfront and all at once at the beginning of the bootcamp. Students do not receive a discount for doing so.
  • Income Share Agreement: An income share agreement (ISA) allows students to attend a bootcamp without paying anything upfront. After graduating from The Tech Academy and taking a job that pays at least $30,000 a year, graduates start to pay a fixed percentage of their income until the bootcamp tuition is paid off. ISAs are only available for the following full-time bootcamps: software development, C# and .NET framework, and python development.
  • Loans: The Tech Academy partners with several loan companies that allow students to borrow money upfront for tuition and pay it back in installments. Note that these loans come with an interest rate, meaning students may pay back more money than they initially borrowed.

The Tech Academy Student Outcomes

The Council on Integrity in Results Reporting (CIRR) is an independent organization that verifies reported outcomes from bootcamps. While most bootcamps are not accredited, CIRR-verified results — including graduation rates and job placement in the field — can help prospective students understand the effectiveness of a bootcamp.

Potential bootcamp students should be wary of self-reported student outcome data provided by bootcamps, as this data has not been verified by any independent source.

Fortunately, CIRR reports verified results for The Tech Academy's bootcamps. The table below shows results for The Tech Academy's popular online software development bootcamp from the second half of 2020.

The Tech Academy Student Outcomes

Graduation Rate
65.8%

Employment Rate
After 180 Days

61.0%

Median Starting Salary
$60,000

Frequently Asked Questions About The Tech Academy's Coding Bootcamps

Is The Tech Academy worth it?

The Tech Academy provides in-depth, hands-on training for entry-level tech jobs in areas like web and software development. These bootcamps offer immersive, job-related training for less time and money than a traditional degree program.

According to the CIRR, The Tech Academy's most popular online bootcamp — software development — had a 65.8% graduation rate in the second half of 2020. About 61% of graduates were employed in tech within 180 days of graduation, and these professionals reported a median annual salary of $60,000.

Is The Tech Academy hard to get into?

The Tech Academy does not require any previous experience in tech to enroll in its bootcamps. Prospective students can work with the admissions team to find the right bootcamp option and enroll either online or in person. Students may need to complete a basic skills test and pass an interview with a member of the admissions team.

For more questions about the admissions process, reach out to The Tech Academy's admissions team online.

Is The Tech Academy free?

No, The Tech Academy's bootcamps are not free. Tuition costs differ depending on the bootcamp and whether students decide to enroll on a part-time or full-time basis. The Tech Academy's bootcamps cost $5,300-$14,000.

While The Tech Academy bootcamps are not free, prospective students may enroll in a free trial course to see if The Tech Academy is the right choice for them.

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