Claim Academy is a 3-month developer coding and software training boot camp that offers a 12-week classes in full stack Java and .Net. Claim has an over 95% placement rate. Graduates, on average attain a starting salary of $58,000. New class begins every 6 weeks. Transitioning Military , Veterans and Spouses can apply
Claim Academy is accredited and approved by the State of Missouri Workforce Development to train IT professionals, US department of Labor Office Of Apprenticeship. We help place graduates in companies as Full Stack Software Developers in Java and .Net /.C# software development. Students with little to no programming experience in the industry are made into hireable appl...Read more
Learn the tools and skills you'll need to be a professional Java programmer and developer. This full-time, full immersion, 12-week course features daily lectures, daily exercises and project worklo...Read more
|Start Date||Rolling Dates|
|Class Size||15 students|
|Commitment||45 hours in class/wk|
Learn the tools and skills you'll need to be a professional Java programmer and developer. This full-time, full immersion, 12-week course features daily lectures, exercises and project workloads...Read more
|Start Date||Rolling Dates|
|Class Size||15 students|
|Commitment||45 hours in class/wk|
Claim Academy’s staff takes a personal interest toward a successful outcome for all students enrolled in either their Java or C#/.Net cohorts - successful defined as making sure the students have a solid understanding of foundational coding principles, a good grasp on soft skills when it comes time for interviews and most importantly aligns their numerous employment contacts up with graduating students. It’s the deep concern for their students that I think sets Claim Academy at the top in their field.
What makes Claim Academy the best is not just what they do for us on the front-end (Class, Instructors, etc) but what they do for us on the back-end (job searches, inviting companies to talk to us, hack-a-thons). They really are committed to helping the students gain the necessary skills and provide us with resources to improve in our cohort. In additionally its a great stepping stone to placing us in the field of technology.
Computer engineering had always been an interest of mine, but I did not have a solid base on which to build solid and marketable skills. I had watched lectures online and picked up some things, but I learned of a problem. When you are learning something brand new, there will be gaps in your knowledge base and you will not know where those gaps exist. That’s where Claim Academy came in. They did a great job covering nearly all relevant topics for full-stack development - from the basics of class and methods to including implementing newer technologies like Angular into the curriculum. I do wish some topics were covered more in depth (ex: debugging), but in 12 weeks, it is amazing what they cover.
The thing that sticks out from the experience there is the people. They are fully i...Read more
I really enjoyed my time at Claim Academy. I actually left my job to make this commitment and prayed I wouldn’t regret. I don’t I’m so glad I made this commitment and followed through till the end. I would refer anyone that would want to Jumpstart there career in Software Development. Instructors are awesome it’s like having an extended family . THANKS CLAIM ACADEMY. The staff is amazing
You have to be dedicated! You need to be able to put your life on hold for 12 weeks! But at the end of 12 weeks, you will be trained and ready to begin a new career. You will gain knowledge in class, but you will need to do some self-directed learning on your own as well. If you are not truly dedicated, this experience may prove to be too difficult for you. If you don't ask for help (and you'll need some), this may prove too much for you. Coding is difficult! If it were easy, everyone would do it, and it would pay $10/hr. You have to focus! You have to study! You will also receive soft skills training and placement assistance. They're here to help you. You won't be babied, so don't expect that. I cannot say enough about the passion and dedication of the instructors. They want, more than...Read more
Claim Academy provided a great opportunity for me to begin my career in software development. Twelve weeks ago I only knew some basic HTML, and now I am a full stack C#/.NET developer. During my enrollment I was able to hone both technical and soft skills that are essential for the job market. I recommend Claim Academy to anyone willing to dedicate twelve weeks to learning both front and back-end development. If you are interested in beginning a career as a software developer, do yourself a favor and check them out. I'm glad I did.
Great program. No complaints about my java instructors or support staff. Only problems I had were taken care of before I finished my course. Only things I saw that could have been better would be a clearer communications of expectations. A few times I came up shorter than I would have liked due to not knowing for sure what was expected of me. But, overall a great and worthwhile experience. Special mention to Sahara Datta for her help when I got behind on things. Lamar Myles for late night email hints to keep my project work going. And Travis Mattis for keeping me reminded that I needed to occasionally stop coding to put in an application or two.
I have learned way more then what I knew when I first came. I have learned to set up a database and learned how to use MVC with it!
The Staff there worked with me one on one everyday until I understood what they where talking about. I love how they explain the work to me in
a way that I could do it!
I have received many phone calls and emails from recruiters setting me up for interviews. I can't wait for where this experience is going to lead me.
I have had mock interviews and I had a chance to present my project in front of employers, that was created when I attended the class. I learned how
to create a Capstone Project.
If I had the funding I would attend the Java Class, but I am already good with what I have already learned.
After working for several years in the public sector, I was wanting to make a career change and get into programming. By the time I started at Claim, I had completed a few low-level CS courses online and done a little bit of self study, and I had no idea what else I needed to know in order to be employable in the field.
Claim has a number of different instructors, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, and they rotate during the bootcamp. If your cohort is lucky enough to have Lamar and/or Vinod, I can say that they are worth every dollar that Claim pays them. Sahara (the Java mentor) is fantastic as well, although she is also one of the C# instructors, so sometimes we had to share her with the C# cohort which wasn't ideal. There was one instructor who I did not think was ver...Read more
Claim Academy is good for networking with recruiters in the STL area who might be able to place you in a job after 12 weeks of coding practice. Of the three instructors who worked with my cohort, two are very passionate and informed. A third left a lot to be desired and ultimately was removed from our cohort.
I came to CA hoping to learn as much as possible according to the slightly exaggerated syllabus they offer, and already had a job lined up afterwards. I quickly realized that their core ranking is job placement (they boast 95% but wouldn't provide documentation to prove it) and that their emphasis wasn't on providing solid resources. Everyone seemed really strapped for time. Our mentor was the other cohort's instructor and by midway through the summer was teaching a second clas...Read more
As someone with very little coding experience, Claim Academy was a great way to get a jump start in the IT field. My instructors, Lamar and Sahara, were extremely knowledgeable in Java, but were also effective in teaching us to program and build applications using Full Stack technology.
Through the concepts that I learned at Claim Academy, I was able to apply what I had learned, and by the end of the program had developed a complete a real-world business solutions application.
Claim's career advisor, Travis, also provided terrific career counseling and assistance throughout the program. He was always available, and very passionate about finding the right placements for each candidate.
If there were to suggest any improvements, it would be to provide additional mentorship su...Read more
I was part of the April 2017 Java class. Class was hard and sometimes unorganized, but I did learn a lot. You need to be willing to put in the work for this course to help you. I finished in July and am currently seeking employment as a Java developer. I feel like the teachers know their stuff but struggle at times to get through to some of the students. They switch teachers on you half way through the course and I don't think that helps the situation either. Still, I do feel like the teachers and student teachers try their best to help the students as much as they can. Thank you for all your help!
I loved the time I had at Claim Academy. I was challenged every day and was constantly pushed every minute, but I wouldn't change the experience for anything. All of the teachers and student mentors were incredibly patient (which is what I feared would NOT be the case prior to attending).
I learned a lot and I am greatly appreciative for the experience that I had.
Claim Academy is an intensive, full-time, java development class in St.Louis, MO. Over twelve weeks, you'll learn all the skills needed to begin a career as a software developer. Through hands-on projects, i was trained to build modern Java applications. Programming experience isn't required; you will need lots of tenacity and a passion for building cool stuff. Claim Academy has a network of companies that employee its graduates. I landed a job as a software developer on my graduation day at Claim Academy.
Claim Academy is the mother of Software BootCamps in the United States of America.
I became a .net C# software developer in Claim Academy in only 3 months. I got a really good experience with good teachers where they spend a lot of time with you making sure that you understand . Claim Academy has a network of companies that employee its graduates. I really recommend C Academy.
I am an experienced Microsoft Certified Professional who joined the Claim Academy Java Bootcamp in Jan 2017. I was new to Java and this bootcamp helped me a lot in learning and practicing Java. The instructors were working professionals who gave us wonderful examples. They gave personal attention and we worked on many exercises and projects during the entire duration of this course.
The final project helped me a lot in practicing what I learned. The owner, Ola taught us how to give a professional presentation. During the Demo Day there were many professionals who attended our presentation. I was interviewed right away by one recruiter right after my demo was over.
Only yesterday I got interviewed by Monsanto. The Manager got my information from Claims Academy.
No complaints. Ju...Read more
I am glad I was apart of the Jan 2017 Java Bootcamp. The instructors and staff all supported our growth and helped us so much. At Claim we learned a lot in the 3 months, it was challenging and very hard. But it was all worth it. On our final project, I really felt like I was a developer. I was amazed at what we all created. I meet some great people at Claim, and now I have a great support community that will help me in my career. Thanks Claim. I appreciate all you have done for me.
I found Claim Academy during my job search and dicided it was time I do something to advance my career and get into the field that I've been trying to get into since college. the instructors were very knowledgeable on what they were teaching us and were available if you need help. The course isn't easy but it isn't so difficult that you can't complete it. It is a lot of work and caused some late nights but the knowledge I have now has made it more than worth it.
I went into Claim with no coding background and came out with more than I thought possible. Ola believed in me, the insructors and the staff were dedicated, and my classmates helped to make my time here that much more awesome. This experience didn't come without some serious challanges and it was a roller coaster ride all the way to the end but I'm glad I took the leap to change my future and I have had no regrets in making this decision. I am much more confident because of it. My advice to anyone considering this bootcamp is to take the leap but as you are leaping make sure you do the work before the class even starts so that you are prepared for the amount of information this will be poured into you. It will be more than you think you can handle but it will all come together in the en...Read more
Claim Academy was an excellent learning experience. We all had different backgrounds and experience levels, and the curriculum and the instructors adapted to handle that variety so that we all learned from the course. The instructors were both knowledgeable and approachable.
It's a bit early to fully evaluate the job assistance, but that has been excellent so far. We have been provided interview coaching and excellent resume instruction and review. Our career coach does not specialize in technology jobs, but the other instructors are happy to fill in any gaps.
The few things that detracted from the experience are either issues that already have resolutions for future courses (for example, new financial aid opportunities will reduce the likelihood that courses will be delayed), or ...Read more
Learning at Claim Academy is a challenge but fulfilling experience. I am a graduate of the coding boot camp; everything is intensive yet the support is there. Their instructors are approachable and will do their best to help as long as there is an effort from the opposite party. There are a countless number of times, I asked them for assistance but I was never turned away. Instead, they will ensure I understood what went wrong. Their training facility is well designed and maintained; I enjoyed my time studying there. I paid out of pocket but some people got a local St Louis company sponsorship, which I believed needed to pay back.
Overall, I am grateful for Claims because I found a high paying job in the St Louis Area almost instantly after completing the program. Thank you all so m...
The instructors at Claim Academy were the best part about the course. They were extremely helpful and kind to me and all of the other students. I knew next to nothing before the class, but they did not seem frustrated or angry with me at any point. My only complaint would be the overall organization. They had moved to a new location, and this definitely showed during my class, especially for the first few weeks. As we progressed we all got more comfortable and organized. A few classes also were cancelled, one when the instructor was sick and another when he had to leave to repair something on his house. Can't really hold this against either of them though, sometimes stuff happens.
Definitely a good experience, and I am very happy with my new job.
Learn more for less? Is complete bull crap! Claim Academy is a complete waste of $$$. My SO had went through the .net program and I have to say it was a complete waste of 8k! He saved and quit his job to take this course to learn and gain more experience but sad part is that he knew most of the stuff already.
On top of that, I'm really upset that everyone in the .net program got a scholarship except for him! How is that even possible? He's a very bright person and is way smarter than most of the people in his class! He had to explain problems to his classmates multiple times because they didn't understand! When someone interviews you for a scholarship what do you think of? Apparently it was an actual interview with a company. Their scholarships program is that you are guaranteed a j...Read more
It has been over a half year and contracts still haven't been fulfilled. If you're not paying your instructors, do you think they are going to care about their quality of instruction? Claim is a clever idea but so poorly executed that I pity anyone who gets wrapped up in it.
I was a member of the first .NET cohort, so it's possible things are different now than they were when I was there. Overall, this was a good experience for me. I was not happy with my current job and really wanted a change, and this opportunity came up, so I went for it, since software development was something I'd always been interested in.
We had three teachers that were excellent and one who just wasn't particularly well-suited to teaching, but he ended up parting ways after not real long anyway. The curriculum was a little scattered, but I also allow that this is kind of an impossible field to cram into three months. I think they really did their best and it's certainly no fault of the teachers.
The process for placing graduates is I believe different now than it was when I wa...Read more
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