Break Into Tech Courses

Learn in-demand skills on a schedule that fits with your work and home life, with support from professional coaches and a group of your peers.

IT Support

  • 25 hours/week
  • 14 weeks

Who this course is for

Anyone who is looking to monitor and manage computer hardware, software and networks within an organization.

What you'll learn

  • Computer Networking
  • Operating Systems
  • IT Security
  • Earn a Google IT Certificate
Learn more about IT Support

Java Development

  • 25 hours/week
  • 21 weeks

Who this course is for

Anyone who is looking to develop applications and software using the programming language Java.

What you'll learn

  • Java, SQL
  • Data Structures
  • Agile development methodologies
  • Earn industry-recognized certificates
Learn more about Java Development

Data Analytics

  • 25 hours/week
  • 16 weeks

Who this course is for

Anyone who is looking to work with data to make data-driven decisions and use data and information to inform the world around them.

What you'll learn

  • Data Types & Structures
  • Data Visualization
  • R Programming
  • Earn a Google Data Analytics Certificate
Learn more about Data Analytics

Pay $0 upfront

Build a career based on your potential, not your bank account. We invest in your success upfront. Once you’re in a new job, you’ll begin set monthly payments.

  1. Learn in-demand skills
  2. Land a new job
  3. Pay only after you’re hired
  4. Support the next class

Learn on your time, from anywhere, while keeping your day job

Your coursework and meetings are online, and live meetings are only 3-5 hours per week. You can complete the coursework in-between shifts, on weekends – whatever works for your life.

Course Calendar

Monday, January 10

Java Development Course

  • At Work  8am – 3pm
  • Online Class  3pm – 5pm
  • Daycare pick-up  5:15pm
  • Family Dinner  6pm
  • 1:1 Career Coaching  8pm

Work with a team dedicated to your success

Meet regularly with a career coach and squad of your peers to keep you on track. After you graduate, you’ll join a network of hundreds of Merit America grads.

Chat

  • Michael, Career Coach

    How’s your coursework going this week?

  • Cora

    I’m really struggling with my resume…

  • Michael, Career Coach

    You’ve got this! Let me connect you with our Job Success coach, Teresa.

    Also, something to look forward to: you’re only one week away from completing your Google Certificate!

How does Merit America Compare?

Merit AmericaTech BootcampCommunity College
Course Length13-21 weeks20-24 weeks50-100 weeks
In person/RemoteRemoteRemoteIn-person/Remote
Part-time? 20-30 hours Varies Varies
Maximum Payment/Tuition$5700 – $8400$16,000 – $19,000$5000 – $10,000
Certification Yes, from Google, EdX or Coursera Yes
Yes
Organization TypeNon-profitFor-profitFor-profit or Non-profit
Coaching and Job Search Support Yes Yes Varies
Downside Protection Yes No No

A path that helps you accelerate your career

1

Apply

Learn more about the program and pass our introduction assessments.

2

Learn

Complete your technical training through online courses from trusted experts and learn skills through mock interviews.

3

Job Search Support

Alongside your career coach, you’ll update your resume and apply to jobs.

4

Graduation & Support

You’re an alumni for life! Get support negotiating salaries & promotions.

Hundreds of learners have changed their lives without a four year degree

I had no tangible qualifications to put on a resume and couldn’t afford training and exams. Merit provided everything I was looking for.

Yves | IT Helpdesk Technician

Programs like Merit America allow you to open a door that otherwise you would not be able to.

Sandra | Tech Consultant

Attending Merit, has not only equipped me with more tools in the tech field, but it has also brought me a network of support.

Michelle | Web Developer

I had difficulties translating my existing IT experience into new job offers. Merit America was the perfect extra support I needed to begin my career.

Alix | Tech Solutions Coordinator

Merit America is invested in helping people succeed not only in their work life, but in life in general.

Toya | Tech Consultant

I learned a lot of skills I was never taught. The coach meetings gave me the accountability I needed to succeed.

Willie | Tech Support Technician

Merit America has changed so much for me that I couldn’t be more grateful. I’ve felt like I would never get out of the dead end that I was in.

Rey | Marketing Specialist

Merit America has greatly improved my coding abilities, and my job prospects. My professional skills are much better, including searching for jobs!

Bruce | Engineering Apprentice

Everything I learned in the Merit program, I do at my job.

Rhonda | Help Desk Specialist

Merit America gave me the tools and resources to further my learning in IT.

Akilah | T2 Flex Force

It’s a great program that pushes you to learn everyday. The program is set up to help you succeed.

Vi | Software Engineer

My new career in IT has provided me with opportunities for success that I didn’t have before, and I owe my move into this career to Merit America.

Joshua | IT Support Analyst

I’ve always wanted to learn Java and had looked at options available at community colleges. It was going to cost me more and take longer than Merit.

Elizabeth | Software Engineer

At Merit America, I knew I had people — the Merit team as well as my squad — in my corner pushing me and helping me, no matter how tough it got.

Ebauni | IT Support / Business Analyst

Programs like Merit America give people with great minds a chance to pursue their dreams. To any Merit learner, know that you’re in the right place.

Corey | Cloud Operations Support Associate

Through the program I learned how to effectively pitch myself to an employer, and was given great resources to rework both my resume and cover letter.

Shonneri | Operations & Support

I had no tangible qualifications to put on a resume and couldn’t afford training and exams. Merit provided everything I was looking for.

Yves | IT Helpdesk Technician

Programs like Merit America allow you to open a door that otherwise you would not be able to.

Sandra | Tech Consultant

Attending Merit, has not only equipped me with more tools in the tech field, but it has also brought me a network of support.

Michelle | Web Developer

I had difficulties translating my existing IT experience into new job offers. Merit America was the perfect extra support I needed to begin my career.

Alix | Tech Solutions Coordinator

Merit America is invested in helping people succeed not only in their work life, but in life in general.

Toya | Tech Consultant

I learned a lot of skills I was never taught. The coach meetings gave me the accountability I needed to succeed.

Willie | Tech Support Technician

Merit America has changed so much for me that I couldn’t be more grateful. I’ve felt like I would never get out of the dead end that I was in.

Rey | Marketing Specialist

Merit America has greatly improved my coding abilities, and my job prospects. My professional skills are much better, including searching for jobs!

Bruce | Engineering Apprentice

Everything I learned in the Merit program, I do at my job.

Rhonda | Help Desk Specialist

Merit America gave me the tools and resources to further my learning in IT.

Akilah | T2 Flex Force

It’s a great program that pushes you to learn everyday. The program is set up to help you succeed.

Vi | Software Engineer

My new career in IT has provided me with opportunities for success that I didn’t have before, and I owe my move into this career to Merit America.

Joshua | IT Support Analyst

I’ve always wanted to learn Java and had looked at options available at community colleges. It was going to cost me more and take longer than Merit.

Elizabeth | Software Engineer

At Merit America, I knew I had people — the Merit team as well as my squad — in my corner pushing me and helping me, no matter how tough it got.

Ebauni | IT Support / Business Analyst

Programs like Merit America give people with great minds a chance to pursue their dreams. To any Merit learner, know that you’re in the right place.

Corey | Cloud Operations Support Associate

Through the program I learned how to effectively pitch myself to an employer, and was given great resources to rework both my resume and cover letter.

Shonneri | Operations & Support

I had no tangible qualifications to put on a resume and couldn’t afford training and exams. Merit provided everything I was looking for.

Yves | IT Helpdesk Technician

Programs like Merit America allow you to open a door that otherwise you would not be able to.

Sandra | Tech Consultant

Attending Merit, has not only equipped me with more tools in the tech field, but it has also brought me a network of support.

Michelle | Web Developer

I had difficulties translating my existing IT experience into new job offers. Merit America was the perfect extra support I needed to begin my career.

Alix | Tech Solutions Coordinator

Merit America is invested in helping people succeed not only in their work life, but in life in general.

Toya | Tech Consultant

I learned a lot of skills I was never taught. The coach meetings gave me the accountability I needed to succeed.

Willie | Tech Support Technician

Merit America has changed so much for me that I couldn’t be more grateful. I’ve felt like I would never get out of the dead end that I was in.

Rey | Marketing Specialist

Merit America has greatly improved my coding abilities, and my job prospects. My professional skills are much better, including searching for jobs!

Bruce | Engineering Apprentice

Everything I learned in the Merit program, I do at my job.

Rhonda | Help Desk Specialist

Merit America gave me the tools and resources to further my learning in IT.

Akilah | T2 Flex Force

It’s a great program that pushes you to learn everyday. The program is set up to help you succeed.

Vi | Software Engineer

My new career in IT has provided me with opportunities for success that I didn’t have before, and I owe my move into this career to Merit America.

Joshua | IT Support Analyst

I’ve always wanted to learn Java and had looked at options available at community colleges. It was going to cost me more and take longer than Merit.

Elizabeth | Software Engineer

At Merit America, I knew I had people — the Merit team as well as my squad — in my corner pushing me and helping me, no matter how tough it got.

Ebauni | IT Support / Business Analyst

Programs like Merit America give people with great minds a chance to pursue their dreams. To any Merit learner, know that you’re in the right place.

Corey | Cloud Operations Support Associate

Through the program I learned how to effectively pitch myself to an employer, and was given great resources to rework both my resume and cover letter.

Shonneri | Operations & Support

I had no tangible qualifications to put on a resume and couldn’t afford training and exams. Merit provided everything I was looking for.

Yves | IT Helpdesk Technician

Programs like Merit America allow you to open a door that otherwise you would not be able to.

Sandra | Tech Consultant

Attending Merit, has not only equipped me with more tools in the tech field, but it has also brought me a network of support.

Michelle | Web Developer

I had difficulties translating my existing IT experience into new job offers. Merit America was the perfect extra support I needed to begin my career.

Alix | Tech Solutions Coordinator

Merit America is invested in helping people succeed not only in their work life, but in life in general.

Toya | Tech Consultant

I learned a lot of skills I was never taught. The coach meetings gave me the accountability I needed to succeed.

Willie | Tech Support Technician

Merit America has changed so much for me that I couldn’t be more grateful. I’ve felt like I would never get out of the dead end that I was in.

Rey | Marketing Specialist

Merit America has greatly improved my coding abilities, and my job prospects. My professional skills are much better, including searching for jobs!

Bruce | Engineering Apprentice

Everything I learned in the Merit program, I do at my job.

Rhonda | Help Desk Specialist

Merit America gave me the tools and resources to further my learning in IT.

Akilah | T2 Flex Force

It’s a great program that pushes you to learn everyday. The program is set up to help you succeed.

Vi | Software Engineer

My new career in IT has provided me with opportunities for success that I didn’t have before, and I owe my move into this career to Merit America.

Joshua | IT Support Analyst

I’ve always wanted to learn Java and had looked at options available at community colleges. It was going to cost me more and take longer than Merit.

Elizabeth | Software Engineer

At Merit America, I knew I had people — the Merit team as well as my squad — in my corner pushing me and helping me, no matter how tough it got.

Ebauni | IT Support / Business Analyst

Programs like Merit America give people with great minds a chance to pursue their dreams. To any Merit learner, know that you’re in the right place.

Corey | Cloud Operations Support Associate

Through the program I learned how to effectively pitch myself to an employer, and was given great resources to rework both my resume and cover letter.

Shonneri | Operations & Support

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