An education for the future of work.

Why Kenzie?

An education for the future of work.

Kenzie Academy

Kenzie boasts a new kind of education for those looking to level up their tech and soft skills and prepare for the future of work.

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Kenzie Academy was created with the mission to teach and train future tech professionals across America, especially those who have been underserved by traditional education systems, and place them in rewarding careers in technology.

Why choose Kenzie Academy over coding bootcamps or traditional university programs? For our students and alumni, the choice boils down to quality and affordability.

“We want to create a new pathway for people who have the drive to change their lives.”

– Chok Ooi Co-Founder & CEO
Affordability

Imagine getting an education without setting yourself back with massive financial obstacles. It’s the dream, right? At Kenzie, it’s reality.

Kenzie is affordable and offers a variety of payment options designed to make education more accessible for all (more on that here).

Students can take classes online or on campus. The Software Engineering cohorts run Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern (some Software Engineering cohorts also offer 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific). The program lasts for 12 months and begins in January, April, July, and October. Our campus is located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis.

Our UX Design program is part-time and flexible, requiring two evenings a week and one Saturday a month for 6 months. The program hours are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern, Monday-Thursday. Hours for the Saturday classes are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern. Our UX Design cohorts begin in January, April, July, and October.

Quality

Another reason students choose Kenzie Academy: the depth of our programs. We focus on workplace readiness and hands-on learning, while also providing personalized attention from facilitators and instructors. Kenzie is here to support students who want to better themselves, and we live that mission from the top down.

How do we do this? Our Software Engineering course is 12 months, so students are given more time to truly grasp the material instead of simply memorizing it, like one would in a 3-6 month bootcamp. In our programs, students dive deep into the concepts of Software Engineering, and they graduate job-ready with a portfolio full of work to showcase to future employers. Head to our program pages to read the nitty-gritty of each program.

Our UX Design program is a project-based curriculum that will have you solving real-world problems. The 6-month course is part-time to give working professionals the education they need to grow in their careers. Our program is taught by live instructors and provides you access to the Kenzie network and community that will support you along the way.

Accreditation

Kenzie Academy is accredited in the state of Indiana, extended by the Office for Career and Technical Schools. This applies to post-secondary proprietary schools that are non-credit-bearing and non-degree-granting.

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Hear From Alums

Don’t just take our word for it. Hear directly from our alums why Kenzie was the right fit for them:

I don’t think prospective students should be afraid about not having a background in coding, math, or computers. You can do it because they will help you do it. I felt very comfortable that this gives me the kind of portfolio and experience that I need to be very successful when I move forward.” –Lea, Kenzie Grad & Full Stack Software Engineer

It’s not just User Experience Design. They actually teach us to be User Experience Engineers, so we’ll be able to implement our designs straight into front-end code that we can then hand off to a Software Engineer to have it fully implemented. That skill set is invaluable in the industry right now.” – Blake, Kenzie Grad & UX Engineer

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Our Alumni are #KenzieMade

Shaquon

Shaquon's Kenzie experience deepened his tech knowledge and gave him leadership experience. He's now an apprentice with Next Chapter, and next he'll have the opportunity to work full-time at a well-known San Francisco-based tech company.

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  • New Job Title
    Apprentice Software Developer
  • Employer
    Next Chapter
  • Salary
    214% Increase in Annual Income

Doug

Doug struggled to stick to a singular path - then he found fulfillment in tech. Now, he’s taking the next step in his journey as a Software Engineer at Multiply Technology.

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  • New Job Title
    Software Engineer
  • Employer
    Multiply Technology
  • Salary
    144% Increase in Annual Income

Lea

Lea was an attorney, but she decided a career in tech would be more fulfilling. Now, she's started her new career as a Software Engineer at Ion Three and she credits Kenzie's sense of community for guiding her.

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  • New Job Title
    Full Stack Software Engineer
  • Employer
    Ion Three
  • Salary
    $79,000/Year Post-Kenzie

Kyle

Kyle loved how tech provides endless opportunities to learn. In his new job as an Associate Software Engineer at Tangoe, he's excited to continue learning new programming languages with his team.

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  • New Job Title
    Associate Software Engineer
  • Employer
    Tangoe
  • Salary
    91% Increase in Annual Income

Hamilton

Hamilton felt challenged and inspired by Kenzie's community-driven, experiential curriculum. He's now launching his tech career as a UX/UI Designer at Archon Tech Strategies.

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  • New Job Title
    UX/UI Designer
  • Employer
    Archon Tech Strategies
  • Salary
    45% Increase in Annual Income

Mya

Mya was a middle school teacher who loved her students but needed a career shift. On graduation day, Mya received her Kenzie certificate and then began her new job as a UX Designer at Crafted that afternoon.

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  • New Job Title
    UX Designer
  • Employer
    Crafted, LLC
  • Salary
    60% Increase in Annual Income

Jen

Jen Browning was looking for a fresh start when she found Kenzie. After graduating with certificates in front end and back end coding, she landed a role as a Junior Developer at Iris Works.

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  • New Job Title
    Junior Developer
  • Employer
    Iris Works
  • Salary
    $53,000/Year Post-Kenzie

Future-proof Careers.

Kenzie was built to address changes happening with technology, manufacturing, and automation. Our students are trained for job skills currently in demand. In addition, we also teach career and soft skills that give students a growth mindset and make their abilities future-proof. A Kenzie education is for tomorrow, just as much as it is for today.

We collaborate with industry professionals and hiring partners to keep our curriculum relevant. Unlike tech bootcamps, we maintain a focus on deeper learning instead of memorization. At Kenzie, we pride ourselves on our focus on real outcomes, which is a difference between Kenzie and more traditional higher education institutions. Just take a look at where our grads have been hired to see for yourself.

Where our grads work

  • Zylo
  • Salesforce
  • angies list
  • dmi
  • Wex
  • idexx

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in 6 or 12 months?

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Our Programs

Software Engineering Program
Full-Time
Software Engineering Program<br>Full-Time

Our Software Engineering program covers Front-End and Back-End web development. As a student, you’ll master our full-stack engineering curriculum with the guidance of industry practitioners — professionals with real experience to offer, not just theory.

  • Tuition: $24,000
  • Time Commitment: 12 months
UX Design Career Program
Part-Time
UX Design Career Program<br>Part-Time

Our User Experience (UX) Design program is built for working professionals. This part-time program will give you the education needed to become a UX Designer and solve real-world problems.

  • Tuition: $10,500
  • Time Commitment: 6 months
Our Programs
Our Programs

Our Partners

How We Began

The
Kenzie Story.

Co-Founder and CEO Chok Ooi established Kenzie Academy in the summer of 2017 to pioneer a new education model for those looking to prepare for the future of work by retraining with technical skills. Through automation and other technical advancements, tech (or new-collar) jobs are rising and taking the place of the traditional white-collar and blue-collar roles. Chok wanted to prepare students for these new-collar opportunities by teaching a combination of hands-on technical skills and soft, interpersonal skills.

Today, Kenzie is fulfilling its mission while also making a tech education more accessible and affordable. Students from all walks of life can enjoy the professional opportunities available in this growing industry, whether they’re looking for a fresh start in a new career or wanting to advance in the industry.

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