Tech Elevator Coding Bootcamp

Amazon Career Choice has partnered with Tech Elevator to bring you the highest quality full-stack technical training to kickstart your career in software engineering.


Applications Open
January 2, 2024

Applications Close
March 4, 2024

Amazon Career Choice Interest Form

Applications have closed for the Spring 2024 cycle. Submit your details in our interest form for more information on future cohorts:

Launch your career in tech with Tech Elevator.

We’re proud to partner with Amazon Career Choice to provide you with full-stack technical training for in-demand skills to transform your career.

During your 42 weeks of instruction, you will become experts in coding fundamentals, exploring topics including:

    • Introduction to Java Programming
    • Client-Server Programming
    • Web Application Development

How We Stack Up to Other Programs

Full-Stack Curriculum

You'll learn java language programming for front-end and back-end systems.

Veteran Instructors

At Tech Elevator, you'll be learning from the best. Our instructors have years of experience working as professional coders with real-world experience.

Nationwide Hiring Network

As a graduate, you'll have access to career support services to help you land a job at one of our 900+ hiring partners across the country.

Work-Life Balance

While we are an intensive bootcamp, Tech Elevator offers several sections in our year-long program to help you get the best balance of work, study and personal time.

Eligibility Information

While Amazon covers 100% of tuition to Tech Elevator, there are important eligibility requirements.

  • Students must provide their own personal computer and access to internet.
  • Students must be eligible to work in the United States.
  • Students must be 18 years or older to participate.
  • Program start date must fall after the student’s Career Choice eligibility date to be eligible. If the program start date is after, Career Choice will not provide funding.

The admissions process

Fill out an application and tell us all about you, including your career goals and aspirations.

No coding is required. Test your aptitude to become a software developer.

Complete a virtual video interview.

Register for your cohort and embark on your new career in coding!

Watch an Info Session

In this video, you'll learn more about what to expect during Tech Elevator's coding bootcamps, including: Why pursue a career in tech, what and how we teach at Tech Elevator, career support curriculum, job and salary expectations, and much more!

Key Program Dates

Tech Elevator’s program is designed to teach you the necessary skills to become a full-stack developer and build a strong foundation in java coding language. The year-long program will cover several modules across 42 weeks, with a career readiness module at the end of the cohort.

Successful applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis. Seats may fill before the application window closes. We will maintain a waitlist for qualified applicants.

Applications Open

January 2, 2024

Applications Close

March 4, 2024

Submit Payment Request

March 1 - 29, 2024

Student Prework Due

March 30, 2024

Class Begins

April 1, 2024


April 7, 2025

Our online, balanced
curriculum works.

Securing a career in tech takes tech skills and career skills. We think that's obvious, but our winning approach is unlike any other. Tech Elevator helps with both; our 360 degree approach has produced the best outcomes in the industry.

Gain the tech skills major companies are looking for now.

Our industry-aligned curriculum is full-stack, and it evolves with the needs of the tech market today. The result?

Students in every cohort enter the job market with the most up-to-date skills, honed by hands-on project work.

Establish foundational programming skills with Java. You'll develop an application that models real-world problems by the end of this module.

You'll write conditional code that can help make decisions, use collections to organize data sets, and leverage object-oriented programming principles for code modularity.

Maybe Just A Few More Questions

Your coding questions answered.

  • How long is the bootcamp?

    The program will span 52 weeks, starting on April 1, 2024 and concluding on April 7, 2025.

  • Where are the bootcamps located?

    Everything for the Amazon Career Choice program will be virtual/online.

  • What are my Amazon class options?

    Currently, there is one program scheduled, launching April 2024. You can choose from a M/W, T/Th, or Saturday option.

  • Do I have to know how to code before I apply?

    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.

  • Do I need to provide my own computer?

    Yes, every student who enrolls will need to ensure they have access to a laptop and internet for the duration of the program.

  • How much does it cost?

    In order to be eligible for this program, you must have two full years of your education benefits available to you. You will submit the first payment request in March, 2024 before the program begins for the full amount of your 2024 tuition benefit. You will also submit a second payment request in January 2025 for the full amount of your 2025 benefit.

  • Are all residents of the United States eligible to apply for the training with Tech Elevator?

    Residents of the United States who are eligible to work in the U.S. and who are at least 18 years of age may apply. However, please note that where you wish to work should inform whether or not Tech Elevator is the best choice for you. We have connections with remote employers across the country, but our strongest hiring partner relationships are in Texas, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Delaware.

  • Do you consider international applicants?

    At this time, Tech Elevator is only able to consider applications from individuals residing in the continental United States.

  • What are you admissions criteria?

    To be considered for this cohort, you must meet all of Amazon’s requirements to be eligible for Career Choice. Additionally, you must meet the following:

    • Be at least 18 years of age
    • Be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship
    • Reside within the United States
    • Have a laptop and internet access
  • If I don’t get accepted, can I reapply?

    Yes, you may apply to a future Amazon Career Choice cohort.

  • Do I need to study for the aptitude test?

    No! There is no need to study for the aptitude test as it does not include any coding questions. Just have a piece of paper and a pencil handy, minimize distractions, and do your best!

  • As a part-time student, will someone be available if I need extra support?

    Yes! Tech Elevator staff (and classmates) will be available to support your independent study and will offer opportunities for assistance regularly throughout your cohort.

  • How will Tech Elevator measure success throughout the program?

    There will be academic performance benchmarks for each module, including exercises and an end-of-module summative assessment. Passing a module is based on a combination of exercise completion and your assessment score.

  • What can I expect from the Pathway Program?

    The Amazon Career Choice Pathway Program will include independent  work—including reading assignments, videos and quizzes. We will also provide Pathway Panel sessions including: Alumni Panel, Lessons I Learned in Tech, and employer showcases.

  • Can I switch dates and times depending on my schedule?

    No, once a student has enrolled, they must remain in that section for the entirety of the program. You will be allowed to indicate your preference, but Tech Elevator will make the final determination about which section you will be admitted to.

  • When is tuition due?

    You must initiate your payment request AND payment by Day 1 of the cohort.

  • Is there a deposit required to secure a spot in the bootcamp, and if so, is it refundable?

    No, there is no deposit required.

  • What happens if I need to withdraw from the bootcamp before completing the program? Are there any refund policies in place?

    You will need to notify the Director of Enterprise Accounts, Meredith Hendershott, in writing of your withdrawal.

    No refunds will be given after the two week grace period.

  • How do I change my Amazon hours?

    You will need to work with your Amazon team to make any needed changes.

  • What if I’ve already used some of my education benefits?

    You need to have the entire amount available to you to enroll in the program at this time.

  • Does my Amazon benefit cover full-tuition and fees for attending the program?

    Yes it does, no additional payments or fees are required.

  • How do payments work?

    Please reference the Amazon Career Choice portal for details.

  • I’m interested but the timing of this cohort doesn’t work for me. What should I do?

    Stay tuned for details regarding future cohorts!

  • What holidays will be observed through the program?

    The will be no class from 11/11/2024 to 1/12/2025.

  • What time zone are classes running on?

    Classes will be held on Eastern Standard Time.

  • What deadlines do I need to be aware of?

    • Applications Open: Jan 2, 2024
    • Applications Close: March 4, 2024
    • Payment Requests deadline: March 30, 2024
    • Prework Due: March 30, 2024
  • What if I don’t have a laptop?

    You will need to ensure you have access to a laptop for the duration of the program. Please find the required specifications here.

  • What if I don’t have access to reliable internet?

    You will need to ensure you have access to reliable internet for the duration of the program.

  • What kind of computer do I need?

  • How can I reach a person to help me?

    If you still have questions that haven’t been answered by the info session and FAQs, reach out to [email protected] and include “Amazon Career Choice” in the subject line. You can also call 877-606-3203 x 41 to reach the Tech Elevator Amazon Career Choice voicemail box. Leave a message and we’ll get back to you within 2 business days.

  • How quickly will I know if I have been accepted to the program?

    You’ll be notified in 7-10 business days whether or not you’ve been accepted.

  • I need a sign language interpreter to take this course. How do I secure this accommodation?

    If you need a sign language interpreter, please let Amazon know by March 1, 2024, and they can help you identify resources.

  • When will my Career Choice payment request be approved?

    The status of all payment requests will show as “Pending School Review” until the end of the drop period, two weeks after the beginning of class. If you withdraw from the course before the end of the drop period, your payment request will be denied and the balance of your Career Choice funds will be available to you again. Students who are still enrolled after the end of the drop period will have their payments approved at that time.

  • When will Amazon Career Choice classes meet?

    You will either be assigned to a section that meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Eastern, or to a section that meets on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST). We previously offered a Tuesday/Thursday section, but we have removed that option due to lack of interest from applicants.

  • Can I use Career Choice benefits to pay for tuition in a Tech Elevator program that is not Career Choice, such as the 14 and 30-week programs?

    No. Career Choice benefits can only be used for Career Choice cohorts.

  • When will Tech Elevator host the next Career Choice cohort?

    The timing of our next Career Choice cohort is still to be determined. Fill out the interest form, and we’ll send you more information when it becomes available.