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|
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.
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
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!
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.
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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