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Tech Elevator

Courses: .NET Coding Bootcamp, Java Coding Bootcamp

Locations

Online, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Detroit, Charlotte, +1 more.
Chicago.

About Tech Elevator

Tech Elevator offers a coding bootcamp dedicated to preparing students for a career as a software developer. Prospective students can choose to study Java or .NET and learn HTML, CSS, SQL, API, and JavaScript. The full-time, 14-week bootcamp runs Monday... Read More

Tech Elevator’s instruction is typically delivered both remotely and in person at campuses located in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Charlotte, Detroit, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Tech Elevator also offers students beyond its core markets, and throughout North America, class options through its National Live Remote program.

In response to recommended COVID-19 health and safety measures, all market-based bootcamps are currently facilitated in a live remote environment.

Tech Elevator is excited to partner with the City of Charlotte to offer Charlotte residents whose careers were affected by COVID-19 and unemployed or underemployed full tuition in our 14 week program. This unique cohort kicks off November 30th and supports Charlotte residents getting back to work with in-demand skills they need for a career in tech.

Next steps for this limited program:

1- Take the Aptitude Test - No coding required! Test your aptitude to become a software developer.
2 - Apply - Select ‘City of Charlotte & Tech Impact Delaware' as your location.

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Job Outcomes

$59,340
Average in-field starting salary
88%
Employment rate in-field
95%
On-time graduation rate
Employment Breakdown
Employed in Paid in-field positions 88%
Full-Time Employee 88%
Full-Time Apprenticeship, Internship or Contact Position 0%
Hired by school in-field 1%
Employed in other positions 0%
Started a new company or venture after graduation 0%
Short-term contract or part-time position 0%
Not Employed 12%
Unemployed and still seeking a job 12%
Unemployed and not seeking a job 0%
Non-reporting 0%

This bootcamp uses the CIRR methodology. All CIRR members use a standardized, one-page format. To ensure complete accuracy, CIRR reports account for each enrolled student. You can compare outcomes with other CIRR members side-by-side. Learn more about CIRR.

Courses

.NET Coding Bootcamp

  • Cost: $15,500
  • Duration: 14 weeks
Locations: Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia
Course Description:

By the time you graduate, you will be able to create dynamic, database-backed web applications using the Java or .NET platform. This will give you the foundational skills to hit the ground running as a junior web application developer.

Specific technologies you will learn include:

- Introduction to programming in Java or C#
- Serverside programming in Java or .NET
- Database programming in Java or .NET
- Java or .NET frameworks and design patterns
- Client side web programming (Javascript, JQuery, Bootstrap, Web services, XML, JSON)

In addition to learning coding skills, you will also develop important career skills through our Pathway Program™ helping to prepare for job interviews and connecting you to hiring companies.

Subjects: C#, CSS, HTML, jQuery, Java, SQL, JavaScript

Java Coding Bootcamp

  • Cost: $15,500
  • Duration: 14 weeks
Locations: Online, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Chicago
Course Description:

By the time you graduate, you will be able to create dynamic, database-backed web applications using the Java platform. This will give you the foundational skills to hit the ground running as a junior web application developer.

Specific technologies you will learn include:

- Introduction to programming in Java
- Serverside programming in Java
- Database programming in Java
- Java frameworks and design patterns
- Client side web programming (Javascript, JQuery, Bootstrap, Web services, XML, JSON)

In addition to learning coding skills, you will also develop important career skills through our Pathway Program™ helping to prepare for job interviews and connecting you to hiring companies.

10/26 start date for Fall 2020
3/1 start date for Spring 2021

Subjects: CSS, HTML, jQuery, Java, SQL, JavaScript

Tech Elevator Reviews

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4.9/5

(168 reviews)
    8/27/2020
  • Zachary Lace Williamson | RPA Automator
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Well Worth It!"

You can't put a price on bettering yourself... but if you have to: It's whatever amount Tech Elevator is charging for tuition. Taking control of my future through TE was well worth the time and money. It was the best decision I could have made.

I specifically... Read More

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    8/25/2020
  • Zeb Larson | Software Development Engineer in Test
  • .NET Coding Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Life Changing"

Tech Elevator is worth every penny. I came to this with a very unusual background (I was a university lecturer and a freelance writer) and was worried that I wouldn't be cut out for it because I'd been away from math for so long. I couldn't have been... Read More

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    8/19/2020
  • Charlie Peterson | Software Engineer
  • .NET Coding Bootcamp
  • Graduated: 2020

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"By far the best decision I have ever made."

Throughout this course, I learned everything I would need to know for a role in software development. The program gave me the technical skills to be able to confidently take on a role with an employer, as well as the networking skills to branch out and... Read More

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    8/14/2020
  • Christopher Wells
  • Java Bootcamp - Summer 2020 (CLE, CBUS, CINCY, DET, PGH, PHL) 5/11 - 8/14
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Great Course, helpful instructors"

I came to tech elevator to immerse myself in coding, over the 14 week program I honestly can say that I feel confident in what I've learned from my Instructors and the success that the Pathway Directors have set me up for in my job placement. I would... Read More

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    8/13/2020
  • Anonymous
  • .NET Bootcamp - Summer 2020 (CLE, CBUS, CINCY, DET, PGH) 5/11 - 8/14
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Life-changing!"

Tech Elevator is an awesome program! They fit a whole lot in to 14 weeks but are there with you every step of the way to make sure you succeed. The teachers are great and I feel like they have done quite a good job transitioning to online-only learning... Read More

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    8/11/2020
  • Alyssa Hernandez | Software Engineer
  • Java Bootcamp - Spring 2020 (PHL) 1/27 - 5/1
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Best Decision I've Ever Made"

Career Differences
Yes, going to Tech Elevator is absolutely one of the best things you can do for your career. A year ago I moved to Philly and I was applying for writing jobs with salaries around $30-45k. Most were closer to $30k, similar to the $28k... Read More

The People
Some of my best friends were made at Tech Elevator, starting from week one. Throughout the program, there are many pair programming assignments, and you always work with someone new, so it's easy to get to know everyone. With assignments that can take hours and capstone projects that take days, you really become close friends with people. I know things are virtual right now, but the in-person campus was my favorite thing. There were so many nights where I went on a mini-lockdown with friends, staying up very late trying to finish assignments, playing games, enjoying food the staff would bring in for us, etc. My cohort did things like going out to lunch, grabbing drinks, going to karaoke, going to a museum, playing games together, etc etc etc. As for the staff - they were absolutely wonderful. The instructors were extremely accessible, especially when we went virtual halfway through the program. They both had a lot of experience in the field and were such great teachers overall. I gathered other students for a group project (highly recommend doing a group project if you want to stand out to employers!) and they spent hours and hours helping us with it, even though it was completely outside of the curriculum.

The Career / Pathway Program
One of the reasons I chose TE over other bootcamps was how impressive the career services were in the reviews and statistics I read. Other bootcamps in Philly mentioned career prep help, but I can't imagine it was anything even close to what TE offers, especially after reading reviews on Reddit about Philly bootcamps. Imagine having someone push you for 2-3 days out of every week to get yourself together and prepare for a job, starting from day one. I remember thinking, "Why are we starting so early? We have nothing to prepare with??" Yeah, it was necessary to start that early. The coursework picks up so quickly and 14 weeks seems like a lot of time to prepare for a job, but you need that long if you want to prepare the right way. I remember giving my first elevator pitch for an employer visit or talk and my social anxiety was the worst. I almost forgot my name. The idea of matchmaking later on in the program--meeting a handful of employers in only two days--was terrifying, but when it came time for that, I felt really prepared and confident in my abilities and hey, it worked! Those rounds of mock behavioral and tech interviews, the resume reviews, the elevator pitch practice sessions, the employer advice events--I mean, we had everything we needed to succeed. Even with those, Caitie, the pathway director, was absolutely one of the biggest reasons I was able to land a job within a week of graduation. She makes sure you're doing what you're supposed to be doing, and that you're doing it right. She's obviously an expert in what she does, and I knew when I met her for my Tech Elevator interview that she is truly in this position because it makes her happy. I still keep in touch with her occasionally :) Despite the economy completely crashing and most employers closing their hiring doors, at Tech Elevator... it almost seemed to not make a difference. Some employers backed out of matchmaking, yet most (all? I haven't checked in with other students lately...) found jobs fairly quickly, most through the companies we met through the program.

Coursework
I'm still wondering how I was able to learn so much, so quickly, AND be qualified for a software engineer position with only 14 weeks' worth of experience. A lot of my computer science friends from college who graduated around the same time as the bootcamp ended are still searching for jobs, and they have years of experience over me. In talking to my coworkers, it seems like the ability to learn so quickly is more attractive in a candidate than how much you know. Of course, you still have to put in the work to show them how much you can learn in a short time. The first few weeks were spent learning basic programming principles and intro to java stuff--the need-to-know material. Seriously though, make sure you're reviewing these basic concepts every week because you there's a 100% chance they will come up in an interview. We moved on to some database stuff, which was pretty interesting and necessary to learn if you move to a full-stack position. After that, we moved onto servers and web stuff. Ah, the good stuff. My one critique, now that I'm out and about in the real world, is that what we learned at the time was fairly outdated compared to working applications. It was a weird transition going from Spring MVC to regular Spring Boot. The course also teaches Vue.js, which I also learned isn't as popular. I don't think I saw it in more than one job posting. Despite learning tools that weren't directly applicable to a lot of jobs, I still learned the fundamentals of how databases and web frameworks work. Plus, interviewers were genuinely interested in hearing about technologies they've never used, which contributed to a nice conversation. Regardless, as I mentioned, what's more important is that you're able to learn the given material and apply it, because that's what's going to happen on the job anyway.

Going Remote for Covid-19
Honestly, going remote was a very smooth transition. The first few days were kind of weird to adjust to, but that was mostly because it was so sudden. I think it was a Sunday afternoon when I got an email that said we're going remote the following day? IIRC the staff found out pretty last minute too, but even with that, I really enjoyed virtual classrooms. It was much easier to pair program when you're screen sharing, and it's easier to work together from home/remotely when you don't have to worry about catching a trolley or train on time etc. The difference in learning environments was mainly that our instructor had to screen share instead of writing on a whiteboard, but the quality of teaching/learning didn’t change.

Compared to Other Philly Bootcamps
I didn't look too heavily into other bootcamps--maybe three or four--but I noticed many of them aggressively try to sell you into their program. They seemed to care more about making money off of their students, rather than educating them. With Tech Elevator, they only accept students who they think will do well in the program. They want to make sure you have what it takes. After comparing curriculums between a few local bootcamps with the help of my friends who are software engineers, Tech Elevator definitely outranks the others in that realm. I will note that Tech Elevator did not once reach out to me by phone or email with promotional material, unlike the daily phone calls and emails I received from other bootcamps. Anyway, it's clear Tech Elevator doesn't have to have a sales department to push people to apply and spend thousands of dollars. Students don't need to be pushed to apply to Tech Elevator; it's the clear choice.

Conclusion
If you like coding, and want to do what you love for a living, then do this. The curriculum gives you the knowledge you need to impress employers on your skills, but the Pathway Program is designed to help you tackle your individual professional weaknesses and highlight your strengths. If you put in the work, you will succeed.

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    7/26/2020
  • Krista Lewis | Software Developer
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Tech Elevator was a wonderful experience all around"

Before Tech Elevator I was a chemist with absolutely no knowledge in coding. The science industry wasn't what I thought it was going to be after graduating college so I was looking for a career change and software development caught my interest. In the... Read More

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    6/22/2020
  • Madi | Software Developer
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Incredible opportunity"

Overall a great experience. I made lifelong friends, not just in other students but in the staff members as well. The instructors are incredibly knowledgable and amazing at sharing that knowledge. A job is not guaranteed once you graduate but they have... Read More

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    5/29/2020
  • Joan Crookston | SQA
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Best Decision Ever!"

As a creative person, I always thought that computer programming was way too analytical to be a career option for me. But I went to an event hosted by Tech Elevator in which they showed me how I could utilize my creative genius to create beautiful websites!... Read More

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    5/28/2020
  • Travis Hyde | Associate Developer II
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Trust the Process"

So if you're like me, prior to signing up for Tech Elevator (TE), you're reading every review you can find about TE because it sounds like a program you want to do but you're a bit terrified of the price tag. I assure you that if you are willing to put... Read More

I went through TE's C#/.NET cohort starting in January 2020 and graduating in mid April... right when it sounded like a terrible idea to be looking for a job due to the coronavirus situation. I was worried the job market would not be friendly to those of us with no work experience in the field, but I was contacted by a recruiter from a company that was looking for junior developers and already had many TE grads on staff and I ended up getting a job offer from that very company just a few weeks later.

The staff at TE is incredible. The instructors are all extremely well versed in the curriculum and are dedicated to helping you get through the material. Do not be afraid to ask for help. In addition to technical instruction, you will spend some of your time with the Pathway program. Don't dismiss the importance of pathway. This is the part that focuses on the job search and you should take it every bit as serious as the tech skills side. Even the elevator pitch, take it seriously.

The curriculum is all very relevant and the exercises, pair programming assignments, and capstone projects are very well designed to challenge you and make sure you understand the materials. Do not fall behind. It is called a bootcamp for a reason. Do your homework and the daily reading.
Take this seriously and you'll have a new set of very valuable skills, new friends for life, and be in my position where you are eager to encourage people to take the leap.

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Tech Elevator's average rating is 4.9 out of 5.0 based on 168 review(s).

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