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Academy Pittsburgh

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Programs availableFull-time
Financing optionsUpfront Payments, Loan Financing
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www.academypgh.com
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About Academy Pittsburgh

Academy Pittsburgh offers a 12-week full stack and front end coding bootcamp covering Ruby, C#, JavaScript, and HTML/CSS through project-based learning and connections to the larger technology community in Pittsburgh. Their mission is to give back and strengthen the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem. Each session of their 12-week bootcamp wraps with a service project for local nonprofits.

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Is Academy Pittsburgh legit? According to the 5 Academy Pittsburgh reviews on Career Karma, the school holds a rating of 4.6 out of five. 0

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Academy Pittsburgh will cram new career readiness into your brain

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Bob Shields graduated Academy Pittsburgh
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Created 1 year ago
Jean and John strike a perfect balance of deep understanding and vast knowledge, not just of the coding they teach but of the struggles each person goes through to learn it. This balance allows them to engage with every student in a manner that efficiently crams the information into the student's brain while carefully allowing for crises of confidence, and time to prove to each student what they have managed to learn. The skill with which Jean and John are able to teach such a vast curriculum...
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A highly accelerated course, C#, Ruby, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, MVC, Rails and React to a production level all in 12 weeks. Jean and John are super knowledgeable and personable humans. Excited to help everyone and delightful to be around....
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You will experience frustration and feelings of inadequate intelligence or ability. That is simply the nature of learning to code in such a short timeframe. Jean and John will do everything they can to help you if you tell them you're...

A robust, earnest bootcamp

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Juan Fernandez graduated Academy Pittsburgh
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Created 1 year ago
Great peer based learning where you get as much as you put in. Academy Pittsburgh maintains a lively alumni community that communicates digitally to help each other solve problems on their new jobs and in searching for work. The Income Share agreement along with the pedagogic approach makes this program incredibly accessible to a much wider range of people than the usual Tech Elevator bootcamp. Academy helps you gain the tech skills to enter a new workforce while honoring your past work history...
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John and Jean are dedicated to teaching you how to problem solve and prepare you for the life of learning that is ahead of you as a developer.
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Like I said, you get as much as you put in. The instructors and the community are regularly available to help in and out of the course but if you don’t seek them out you will feel you are lacking something. It’s up to you. This is a con...

Best thing I've ever done!

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Kim Gandy graduated Academy Pittsburgh
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Created 1 year ago
Great instructors! Kind, patient and very helpful!
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There to assist you anytime, even after hours!
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Nothing that I can think of really, overall it was a great experience!

Excellent experience until COVID-19..

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Nathan Crawford graduated Academy Pittsburgh
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Created 1 year ago
Academy Pittsburgh started out so perfect. The instructors highly intelligent, wonderful people that truly care that you are progressing in the right direction to be on your way to a worthwhile career in tech. COVID-19, shifted our program from in-person to remote and the transition was almost seamless. The curriculum is relevant and will certainly prepare you for a job in software development. Not to mention Academy Pittsburgh has some of the best TAs around!
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-Knowledgeable, personable instructors and TAs -Relevant curriculum -Set instruction time but instructors flexible w/life occurrences -Additional career development opportunities -Let’s be honest, best snacks around!
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-Career help/Job placement could use some revamping It’s available but feels like we have to nearly annoy them to the point of no return. Just to be given job listings for positions 99% of our cohort does not qualify for and may not ever...

May 2020 Academy Pgh Grad

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J F graduated Academy Pittsburgh
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Created 2 years ago
Days out from graduation, I do not yet have a job. Academy gives us one interview day where we met a variety of recruiters online. They also heavily encourage us to network within Academy's alumni group, but they do not provide extensive job coaching and interviewing like other bootcamps do. Overall, I'm glad I did it. That being said, there were some major hurdles to overcome and I'll detail them in the "cons" section.
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Academy does a superb job at making you look coding concepts and examples up online. You'll become rather good at it, at an amazingly fast clip. My cohort went remote due to the pandemic overnight. We had 3 weeks in person and then 10...
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There's not a textbook. If you can't memorize what's on screen and/or take detailed notes at lightening speed, you are going to miss things. It's inevitable. While the material often comes up again, it is never retaught at a slow pace....

Academy Pittsburgh Courses

Academy Pittsburgh offers a wide range of excellent courses to choose from. If you want to study full-time, you can choose from Code Bootcamp.

No matter which course you choose, the Academy Pittsburgh curriculum has been crafted and tested to ensure you leave the program with the skills you need to launch a rewarding new career.

How much does Academy Pittsburgh cost? As for Academy Pittsburgh tuition, all Academy Pittsburgh courses cost $8,500.. But the cost of Academy Pittsburgh courses shouldn’t be the only thing you consider. There are a variety of financing options available to help you pay for Academy Pittsburgh's cost.

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12-week full-time bootcamp covering front end and full stack development, multiple languages, agile development. Classes are 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.
Cost:$8500
Duration:11 Weeks
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Academy Pittsburgh Outcomes

Is Academy Pittsburgh worth it? Let’s look at the Academy Pittsburgh outcomes numbers. 152 Academy Pittsburgh graduates have found rewarding careers at high-profile companies like University of Pittsburgh, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Boğaziçi University.

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Who started Career Karma?

Created 2 years ago

So Career Karma was started by Artur, Ruben and myself out of our own struggles career transitioning into Tech. Our journey took place in 2014-2015 and if it wasn't for the three of us doing it together we wouldn't be here today. Once we got our high paying jobs in tech and I was working as a Software Engineer ... I say an incredible opportunity for others like me who were trying to learn how to code on their own but failing to complete their transition. Three years into us...

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How much can I make if I become a software engineer?

Created 2 years ago

I recommend checking out our article about Full Stack developer salaries: https://careerkarma.com/blog/entry-level-full-stack-developer-salary/

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How do you successfully pass the technical interviews for Flatiron and Hack Reactor (Software Engineering and Cyber Analytics) ?

Created 1 year ago

Good question. They are very different so I would recommend doing prep courses for both to try it out. However, then decide which specialty you're most interested in and go for those technical interviews. In preparation, definitely complete the prep course. The next steps for you should be to ask the admissions officer about the type of questions that are going to be on the technical interviews. What resources do they recommend you review to get accepted? What they think will...

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Which companies hire Academy Pittsburgh graduates?

There are graduates from Academy Pittsburgh working at a number of tech companies. This list includes companies like University of Pittsburgh, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Boğaziçi University

How many students does this school have?

Academy Pittsburgh has over 152 students and graduates as of 2022. This number will only continue to grow as more and more students take advantage of the courses offered here.

What courses are offered at Academy Pittsburgh?

Academy Pittsburgh offers several courses in different tech subjects, including: Code Bootcamp.

What types of programs are available at Academy Pittsburgh?

Academy Pittsburgh currently has Full-time types of programs available to new students.

What financing options are offered by Academy Pittsburgh?

This school offers a variety of different financing options, including: Upfront Payments, Loan Financing. With these payment methods, nearly anyone can attend Academy Pittsburgh.

Where is Academy Pittsburgh available?

Academy Pittsburgh has one campus located in Pittsburgh. If you live in or near Pittsburgh, consider visiting to get an idea of Academy Pittsburgh’s style and staff. ...

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