Through our Columbus coding bootcamp, we teach students to become software developers while helping them grow the necessary career readiness skills to transition to meaningful jobs in tech. Our industry-aligned full-stack curriculum is taught by seasoned experts and combined with our top-rated Pathway Program™ to help people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences gain the skills and confidence to land a fulfilling software engineering or developer job. That’s why we’re a leading bootcamp for job placement rate in the country, with 90% of Tech Elevator grads working in a tech role within 180 days of graduation.
After graduating from Otterbein University with degrees in Philosophy and Political Science, Vinny has spent the bulk of his career with start-ups, helping them position themselves in the market, build their team, and develop their company culture. Throughout his career, Vinny discovered his passion for helping others succeed and grow, and is beyond excited to bring that energy and zeal to his role at Tech Elevator.Hear from Vinny Sanfillipo
Receiving her degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University, Laura has always been passionate about supporting, connecting, and advancing others through program development, education, and training. She has a diverse background as an entrepreneur having started two companies both providing career transition services for individuals and businesses, Parents at Work and Painted Turtle Partners. As the Pathway Director at Tech Elevator, Laura has the opportunity to use her skills and her network to support the students as they transition to new careers in software development.
Kate grew up in Northeastern Ohio and came to Columbus to study Communications and Psychology at Otterbein University. She has a variety of experience in project management, training, and most recently as a recruiter. She has always been passionate about helping others through her career and volunteering in the community. Kate is thrilled to join the Tech Elevator team and help others achieve their goals!
Katie Oh | 2019 Graduate | Columbus
The Atlantic named Columbus one of America’s new tech hubs. The New York Times highlighted Columbus in an article on the success of Midwest tech startups. Forbes called Columbus the top U.S. metro city for scaling young companies. Inc spotlighted Columbus in an article on entrepreneurial growth in the midwest. Seeing a trend here? Columbus is becoming a hub for tech companies big and small, and with that comes the demand for tech talent.
Columbus is home to not only a thriving tech scene, but also a wealth of employers in a wide variety of industries, including education, healthcare, banking, insurance, retail, and more.
Tech Elevator’s established Alumni community is building web applications, designing websites, and solving challenging problems at some of Columbus’ top companies. As a Tech Elevator student, you’ll have access to this alumni network for advice, resources, and mentoring opportunities.
Tech Elevator believes in “elevating people, companies, and communities” and a big part of our mission is to play a role in making the communities we serve better. We do that by giving away free learn to code programming to the Columbus tech community through Learn to Code meetups. We also work to partner with organizations who share our values about making paths to careers in tech more accessible and we seek to engage our students and Alumni with the tech community.
Ashton Sullivan | 2019 Graduate | Columbus
Learn more about our local coding bootcamps.
You will learn either the Java or C# language, depending on your bootcamp selection. By the time you graduate, you will be able to create dynamic, database-backed web applications. This will give you the foundational skills to hit the ground running as a junior web application developer.
Specific technologies you will learn include:
You can view our school catalog for more information.
Our instructors are industry professionals with an average of 20 years working as software developers. They’re passionate about helping students start their careers in tech, and are invested in their success. Stop by an Open House to meet an instructor – either remotely or at a campus.
We founded Tech Elevator as a demand-driven program designed to get you into a great career in programming. Java and C# are both widely used in software development, with a consistently large number of job openings in a variety of industries worldwide.
These two languages are excellent foundations which can act as a springboard to other languages you learn as you continue to build your career.
Both are great languages to know, but depending on your job focus, certain industries tend to use one language more than the other. As a good starting point, research types of jobs you’re interested in and check out the requirements listed in the job description. If there are certain companies you’re targeting, they may prefer one technology over the other and some basic research will give you the answer. We’re happy to talk through this more if you have questions.
Most mornings consist of lectures and learning, and lots of fresh coffee. After we break for lunch, you get to test your skills with hands-on practice. This could consist of group work, headphones-on solo work, tutoring sessions or pairing programming assignments.
The best way to learn is to do, so you’ll literally be coding from day one.
Once you’ve been accepted into Tech Elevator, we’ll be reaching out to you for best ways to prepare with exercises recommended by our instructors. In the meantime, Stanford’s Computer Science 101 is a great place to start. It’s free and can be accessed here.
Yes, you can. Our goal is to teach you how to be a developer, not just how to write code. That means you’re solving problems and thinking through solutions like a developer as you continue to practice and grow in your career. After 14 weeks, you’ll have confidence to start your career as a junior developer with the foundational code skills that will have you making an impact from your first day on the job.
Beyond the hard skills you’ll also become a well-rounded job candidate after taking advantage of our Pathway Program™, focusing on career development skills to help land your next job.
In addition to your instructor in the classroom, each campus has dedicated instructors who support extra work outside of the classroom. That means you can schedule tutoring sessions as much as you need to, ensuring you’re understanding concepts and implementing coding.
Remember, your campus director and instructors have a pretty good pulse on how you’re keeping up and will work with you if you feel like you’re getting behind or struggling in any way.
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