Student Services

At O’Reilly School of Technology, our top priority is to provide an excellent student experience. We are continually looking for new ways to make your learning experience better and your alumnus experience more successful. As part of this ongoing effort, we currently offer these student services:

  • Portfolio account: As an O’Reilly School of Technology student, you are provided with a web-based Sandbox account, in which all of your project files and coursework are stored. You can organize these files however you like; they can be built into an attractive website, complete with a web address (URL) you can give to clients, employers, or the public as a professional quality display of your new skills. You will retain access to your portfolio account during your entire enrollment agreement.
  • Instructor recommendation: O’Reilly School of Technology does not offer career placement services, nor guarantee career placement upon course or certificate program completion. However, students may request a written recommendation upon course completion or certificate program graduation, and recommendations may be provided for exceptional students, at the discretion of the instructor.
  • Orientation: The first lesson in each course provides an orientation to the useractive way of learning for your course.
  • Counseling: O’Reilly School of Technology does not provide counseling services at this time. However, vocational guidance is provided to students who request assistance. O’Reilly School of Technology’s student services department also provides assistance to students who are experiencing technical issues or other difficulties with their courses. At OST, our goal is to help students progress in their courses as seamlessly as possible.
  • Job Placement: O’Reilly School of Technology does not provide job placement services.
  • Student IDs: O’Reilly School of Technology does not issue student IDs.
  • Graduation Ceremony: O’Reilly School of Technology is not a degree-granting institution and therefore does not conduct graduation ceremonies.
  • Honor Society: Because O’Reilly School of Technology courses are all taught using unit mastery, there is no ranking of students and there are no honor societies.

Hours of Operation and Holiday Schedule

Our Student Services staff is available to answer your questions Monday through Friday, 8am – 5pm Pacific Time. Student services is closed daily from 12pm-1pm for lunch. They can be reached at 707-827-7288, Live Chat or by email at

Instructor office hours are by appointment; please call Student Services if you need to schedule time with your instructor.

The O’Reilly School of Technology offices will be closed during the following holidays. On those days, Student Services and Instructors will have limited availability.

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

New Year’s Day

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, February 16th, 2015

President’s Day

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Memorial Day

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Independence Day

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Labor Day

Thursday, November 26th, 2015 – Friday, November 27th, 2015

Thanksgiving Break

Thursday, December 24th, 2015 – Friday, January 1st, 2016

Winter Break


Public Services

  • Electronic newsletter: O’Reilly School of Technology produces an email-based newsletter that is sent periodically to all active students, alumni, and others who opt into this service. This newsletter provides updates on new courses and certificates available, upcoming events, newsworthy links, special promotions, Student of the Month honorees, and other information that may be of interest or benefit to students and alumni.
  • Blog: O’Reilly School of Technology dedicates a portion of its website to a blog ( in which our directors, faculty, staff, and other thought leaders in education and the IT industry contribute on a regular basis, and we encourage feedback from students and alumni. Posts in this blog range from in-depth analysis of O’Reilly School of Technology’s pedagogical history, to job market snapshots within the IT industry, to outside reviews of O’Reilly School of Technology and calls for suggestions.
  • Social media: O’Reilly School of Technology has an active and lively presence on several widely-used social media platforms, each of which has specific benefits for students:
    • The O’Reilly School of Technology page on Facebook ( allows students and alumni to interact with each other and with O’Reilly School of Technology faculty and staff, to build community and to stay informed and current about O’Reilly School of Technology and the world of Information Technology. Posts range from descriptions of instructors’ favorite student projects, to updates on O’Reilly School of Technology’s inner workings, to supplemental education materials that can be found on the Web.
    • O’Reilly School of Technology’s Twitter presence ( is focused on sharing tips and information about career and skills improvement in the Information Technology field, as well as wisdom from OST authors, bloggers, leaders in the IT industry, and even Tim O’Reilly himself. All students and alumni are invited to interact directly with O’Reilly School of Technology at @oreillyschool, or through the hashtag #oreillyschool during special events, webcasts, or discussions.