"I started my journey in software development through Claim Academy. Great instructors and staff, mixed with a great curriculum...I would recommend it to anyone!"

Tyler Sadler

.NET Graduate, July 2015

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(Rolling application for the following cohorts):
Spring Java or .NET C# Cohort, starting March 18, 2017

Claim Academy is a St. Louis-based developer boot camp that offers 12-week classes in Full Stack Java and .NET/C# programming, as well as shorter classes in software development, technology and career development. Claim Academy promises to transform novices into industry ready, software developers/software engineers through rigorous coursework taught in-person by expert instructors.

Participants complete pair programming work with mentors and instructors and produce a coding final project, which they present to potential employers and other interested parties on demo day. Career training and services, as well as placement assistance, are provided.

Claim Academy has a 95% placement rate and graduates, make, on average, $58,000 per year as a starting salary. Claim Academy graduates are currently employed, or are contracted with, some of the area’s top companies, including MasterCard, Scottrade, Centene, Mercy, RGA, Daugherty Business Systems, and others.

Claim Academy is an accredited and approved center for workforce development, as designated by the Missouri Workforce Development Board. Because of this designation, Missouri residents can apply for grants for Claim Academy training through several Missouri regional programs. Scholarships, grants and financial aid are available. Visit our financing page for details.

Get Started!

STEP 1: Apply for Claim Academy – It takes just a few minutes to apply!

STEP 2: Determine how you will fund your Claim Academy education. Scholarships, grants and financial aid are available.

STEP 3: Arrange an in-person interview or a webcam interview.

STEP 4: Complete the 3-hour Intro to Ruby or Intro to JavaScript class at Claim Academy (Register), or complete the 2-3 hour online Introduction to Ruby Course on your own.

STEP 5: Complete the 3-hour Technical Challenge/Career Class at Claim Academy (Register), or the 2-3 hour online Technical Challenge assignment on your own.

STEP 6: Once accepted into the program, carve out three months of training time required to complete the Claim Academy course during the scheduled cohort. Courses are full time at Claim Academy in Downtown St. Louis, MO. Free parking is available on site.

STEP 7: Complete your 3-month Claim Academy full stack Java or .NET C# class.

STEP 8: Graduate and start fielding job offers! Claim Academy provides complete career coaching and placement assistance so 95% of graduates land a job within weeks.

Learn to code.
95% placement rate. $58,000.00 starting salary.

Have you ever wanted to build useful applications that people around the world use daily? Do you enjoy working with computers, but lack the industry experience necessary to get a job as a developer? Do you want to learn what it takes to be a programmer, but don't have the time or money to spend on a computer science degree?

Claim Academy can help

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We are recruiting for our:

Spring .Net/C# Full Stack Software Engineering Cohort:
Starts March 18, 2017
Spring Java Full Stack Software Engineering Cohort:
Starts March 18, 2017

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"Without Claim Academy, I don't think I would have had the push I needed to jump into programming. It was an important experience for me, because it provided me with an environment where I had time to focus on learning these skills, and where I was being actively encouraged to learn."

Kate Rands

.NET Graduate, July 2015

Learn Useful Languages

Learn the programming languages that businesses need. We offer courses in Java and .NET. Classes in Javascript and Quality Engineering coming soon!

Learn Quickly

Our classes take you from novice to entry-level professional in 12 weeks. Expect to spend 60 hours per week getting through our intense courses. It's not easy, but it IS effective.

Learn Together

Our classes focus on the kind of collaboration that you'll need to master in your future job as a developer. Learn to work as a part of a team led by our world-class instructors and mentors.

Learn More for Less

Computer Science degrees take up to 4 years and tens of thousands of dollars to complete. Even then, you lack the real-world experience as a programmer that companies are looking for. Claim Academy will teach you the skills you need to know in 12 weeks for $10,000/course.

"Claim is one of the most unique places, allowing one-on-one with instructors as well as collaboration with peers."

Kemal Durakovich

.NET Graduate, July 2015

World-class instructors

Click the button above to learn more about our instructors and mentors.

Collaborate with like-minded peers

Claim Academy is selective, intense, and life-changing. You can be confident that you'll learn with the best, as well as from the best. Meet some of our recent grads by clicking the button above!

Start your career in a rising technology hub

St. Louis was named the #1 startup city in the United States by Popular Mechanics in 2015. See how easy it is to live in one of the hottest cities in America while you learn at Claim Academy!

Work together in your downtown classroom

Claim academy is in the heart of downtown St. Louis. Together with Claim, our collaborative workspace, work face-to-face with local entrepeneurs looking for programmers.

Apply for class online

Ready to get started? Our application process involves interviews, coding challenges, and pair programming work with our mentors and instructors, but it all starts with your online application.

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Exciting things are happening in St. Louis. Check out our latest blog posts and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

"If you like programming and you want to do this as your career, and you don't have four years to spend going to classes, I would definitely recommend Claim Academy!"

Florita Rodriguez

Java Graduate, May 2015

Our graduates are rock stars at the following companies and many more

  • Carfax
  • Mercy
  • Technology Partners
  • RGA
  • Centene
  • Clearent
  • Daugherty
  • Mastercard

Claim Academy is an approved center of higher learning by the Missouri Department of Workforce and Training Development.

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