General Information



Name of Institution: O’Reilly School of Technology,
A Division of O’Reilly Media, Inc.
Address: 1005 Gravenstein Hwy North, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Year Founded: 2007
CEO/Chairman of O’Reilly Media: Timothy F. O’Reilly
President of O’Reilly Media: Laura Baldwin
Executive Director of O’Reilly School of Technology: Debra Woods



Mission and Description

Institution Mission Statement:

At O’Reilly School of Technology, our passion is Learning by Making. O’Reilly School of Technology fosters exploration, learning, and achievement in an environment where students and instructors are partners in discovery. O’Reilly School of Technology provides distance education where theory is put into practice, and students become accomplished builders of technology.

Areas of Special Focus:

Information Technology, Computational Science

Description of Institution:

The O’Reilly School of Technology (OST) offers a diverse array of online courses and Certificates of Professional Development. O’Reilly School of Technology helps students gain the knowledge and skills they need to begin IT careers or propel their existing careers further. Our students work on their own time, at their own pace, with dedicated instructor assistance and feedback.

Student Demographic Profile:

Students generally range between age 25-55, 80% male, 20% female. 88% have attained at least some college, with 69% having achieved at least a bachelor’s degree.


All programs are non-credit professional development.

Advanced Java Programming Certificate
Back-End Programming Certificate
Calculus Certificate
C#.NET Programming Certificate
Front-End Programming Certificate
Database Administration Certificate
Java Programming Certificate
JavaScript Programming Certificate
Linux/Unix Systems Administration Certificate
Open Source Programming Certificate
PHP/SQL Programming Certificate
Perl Programming Certificate
Python Programing Certificate

Average Program Tuition/Cost per Credit Hour:

Certificate Program: $1294 – $2388 per program
Individual Courses: $198 – $548 per course


Success Indicators

Satisfaction rates of students who completed O’Reilly School of Technology courses in 2013:

  • Percentage who responded they had achieved their learning goals: 97%
  • Percentage who responded they would recommend the institution to a friend: 94%
  • Percentage who responded they were satisfied with their studies:  96%


School Policies

Privacy Information:

We value your right to privacy of information. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of student records.

Non-Discrimination Policy:

O’Reilly School of Technology welcomes all adult learners and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, gender, or sexual orientation in its policies, practices, or procedures involving applicants, learners, faculty, staff, and the public. Please note, however, that O’Reilly School of Technology reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone O’Reilly School of Technology believes does not meet its academic standards.


Admission Requirements and Procedures:

The O’Reilly School of Technology offers professional development certificate programs designed to meet the needs of adult learners. Meeting the admission requirements is an indicator that a learner is qualified to enter and complete the certificate program. However, O’Reilly School of Technology emphasizes that success in completing program requirements is dependent on a learner’s commitment to the educational process.

O’Reilly School of Technology does not accept semester, experiential, or other credits in transfer toward certificate programs for coursework completed at other postsecondary institutions.

For additional information about O’Reilly School of Technology policies and procedures, please contact us.