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We’ve reinvented tech education around student success. Tech Elevator is an intensive in-person and online education provider helping individuals and companies acquire in-demand technology skills for the modern workforce
Caitlin Belomy | 2019 Graduate | Pittsburgh
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We offer both full-time and part-time options bootcamps.
The full-time, immersive program runs Monday – Friday for 14 weeks. Your days will run from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and will include lectures, working sessions, workshops and breakout group work. Some afternoons we’ll offer the option to for career talks after hours and mentoring opportunities. The lab is also yours to work in 24/7.
The part-time program is 30 weeks long and includes a mix of self-study, small-group programming projects and lecture from expert instructors. To cater to working adults, Monday-Friday includes independent student with Saturdays reserved for instructor-led reviews.
Classes vary based on language and time of year, but typically we have around 15-18 students per class. With additional instructors on staff, we have a ratio of 1 instructor to 12 students which means a lot of personal attention.
Coding bootcamps are a unique form of education, and there’s a reason that we call them “bootcamps”: they’re intense periods of hard work designed to yield breakthrough progress and big payoffs on the other side. To be successful you have to be focused and dedicated. We ask that all applicants for Tech Elevator’s full-time program be prepared to either take time off or step away fully from their jobs. Alternatively, we also offer a Part-Time Program that allows for students to learn at a more flexible pace.
For many it’s not hard to say goodbye to their current, unfulfilling job knowing that Tech Elevator will be their onramp to a new, satisfying career. If you love your company (but maybe not your role), consider talking to your employer about the program and how it can enhance your skill set for the job, or help them in other areas. Rather than lose you completely they may be willing to support you, sometimes with tuition support, sometimes with a leave of absence. It never hurts to ask!
Enrolling in a coding bootcamp is a big decision. To help narrow your options, our co-founder and CEO Anthony Hughes put together a framework to help people determine which bootcamp makes the most sense for them. The framework focuses on approaching how to choose a bootcamp, and provides questions to ask during your research. Access the free guide here, and download our free bootcamp comparison checklist.
The short answer is “no”.
…but it’s always a good sign if somebody has made some strides towards learning the craft on their own. A lot of our students start teaching themselves online and decide to take the next steps with our program. What we really care about is your natural aptitude because when we have the right raw materials, we can make a great programmer.
Take our quick aptitude test to see if you’re a good fit for the program.
Nope, all students will be provided with a laptop to use during the duration of the program, and any paid software licenses are provided by Tech Elevator.
Classrooms/labs will be equipped with the necessary equipment including shared monitors to allow students to collaborate via “pair-programming”.
The bootcamp tuition is $16,500.
You have a few payment options including credit card and ACH banking information. Some students save up and pay all in one sum, while others break out payments. We’re happy to work with you on payment options that work for you.
For payment and financing options, visit our financing page.
For more financing-specific FAQs, check out our Financing FAQs.
Yes, our payment plan follows this model:
$125 to hold your spot in class (once accepted)
$7,975 due on day 1 of the bootcamp
$7,975 due in week 8 of the bootcamp
Tech Elevator is an eligible training provider with the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act, which authorizes & funds employment & training programs in the United States.
Based on your qualification criteria & Tech Elevator accepted enrollment, you may be eligible for WIOA financial assistance. Visit our financing page for local office information.
For more financing-specific FAQs, visit our Financing FAQs page.
Through the generous support of hiring partners, we offer scholarships throughout the year. Check out our scholarship opportunities.
Most federal student loans are eligible for at least one income-driven repayment plan. If your income is low enough, your payment could be as low as $0 per month. Check out this website for more information.
There are many great short-term rentals you can find through sites like Airbnb, Home Away and VRBO to name a few. We’ll work with you to help navigate housing options, neighborhoods and commute time.
In alignment with county requirements and local public health recommendations, some Tech Elevator campuses require in-person students to be up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, as defined by the CDC. Tech Elevator also reserves the right to amend its policies at any time in response to changing public health and safety concerns—up to and including shifting its in-person instruction to Live Remote learning.
We have chosen to require vaccines to ensure the safest possible classroom experience, following the CDC and state regulatory guidelines, without inconveniencing students and Tech Elevator staff. Knowing that all students in a Tech Elevator campus are up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations minimizes the risk of exposure and spread of the COVID-19 virus and reduces potential disruption during the cohort due to CDC quarantine and isolation requirements.
Students will demonstrate that they meet this requirement prior to picking up their laptops by showing proof of their vaccination, such as vaccination card(s).
For students who are unable or do not wish to receive the vaccine or those who feel more comfortable learning remotely, Tech Elevator offers our National Live Remote program starting the same day as in-person classes.
Tech Elevator cannot accept applicants from New Mexico or North Dakota for its coding bootcamp programs at this time.