Professional Certificate in Coding: Full Time

Become a web developer in 16 weeks with hands-on training and in-demand skills.

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Course Dates

STARTS ON

October 13, 2021

Course Duration

DURATION

4 months, online
35–45 hours per week

Course Duration

Pay Nothing While You Learn. Financing Options Starting at US$57/Month.
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Fast-Track Your Coding Career With MIT xPRO

The impact of digitization on organizations has been immense – across countries, industries, and functions. However, after 2020 and the global pandemic, organizations are looking to hire skilled full stack developers to leverage the power of technology for continued business relevance and profitability.

These coders handle entire product buildouts, including the development of software that the client interacts with (front end) and the coding and structuring related to servers (back end). Full stack developers deliver value, agility, and flexibility to an organization’s infrastructure.

The MIT xPRO Professional Certificate in Coding is an immersive full stack coding program offering personalized feedback, live weekly office hours with course leaders, and the opportunity to develop a GitHub portfolio for potential employers. The program combines exclusive content from MIT’s world-renowned faculty with tailored support and hands-on learning activities.

In just four months, you could be starting your software development career. Take the leap now.

853,000

new full stack developer job openings by 2024

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics

35%

year-on-year growth for full stack engineer roles since 2015

Source: LINKEDIN 2020 EMERGING JOBS REPORT

25%

growth in demand for developers from 2019 to 2020 in the US alone

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Program Highlights

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Earn a certificate from MIT xPRO in just four months

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Insights and coding demos from renowned MIT faculty

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Market-ready coding skills in a high-growth market

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GitHub portfolio to share with potential employers

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Support from industry practitioners and mentors

Who Is This Program For?

  • Career Launchers: If you are an early-stage professional and want to start in a high-growth field, this program is for you. Regardless of your earlier function or experience, you will gain exposure to the full development lifecycle as a launch point.
  • Career Switchers: If you are a mid- or late-career professional looking to switch to software development, this program is ideal for you. You may be from marketing, sales, operations, or any other field but will still be able to comprehend and grasp coding concepts easily.

There are no prerequisites for this program, though a capacity for technical concepts is recommended.

Program Schedule

This four-month program is designed to prepare you with the skills you will need to start your career in web and application development. It is organized into three main sections using the MERN stack: web development, front-end development/React, and back-end development. Each section builds on the next and is designed to prepare you to enter the job market as an entry-level full stack developer or to specialize in one of these areas with further skill development.

Section 1:

Web Development

You will develop foundational skills in web development using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. You’ll also create your own personal portfolio in GitHub, which you will add to as you progress through the program.

Section 2:

Front-End Development and React

You will dive deep into front-end development using one of the most popular frameworks, React. You will write clean, concise code with Javascript ES6 and use these skills to work with web components in React. You will learn how to build React applications and how to test and deploy them.

Section 3:

Back-End Development

You will work with MongoDB, ExpressJS, and NodeJS to become confident in the MERN stack. You will learn the essentials for working in the cloud, automated testing, and deployment for a solid foundation in DevOps.

Section 1:

Web Development

You will develop foundational skills in web development using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. You’ll also create your own personal portfolio in GitHub, which you will add to as you progress through the program.

Section 3:

Back-End Development

You will work with MongoDB, ExpressJS, and NodeJS to become confident in the MERN stack. You will learn the essentials for working in the cloud, automated testing, and deployment for a solid foundation in DevOps.

Section 2:

Front-End Development and React

You will dive deep into front-end development using one of the most popular frameworks, React. You will write clean, concise code with Javascript ES6 and use these skills to work with web components in React. You will learn how to build React applications and how to test and deploy them.

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Career Preparation and Guidance

Stepping into a career in software and web development requires a variety of both hard and soft skills. This course offers you guidance for navigating a career path into tech, including crafting your elevator pitch and communication tips. These services are provided by Emeritus, our learning collaborator for this program. The program support team includes course leaders to help you reach your learning goals. Eligible participants may receive introductions to our hiring partners; however, job placement is not guaranteed.

There is a career preparation aspect of this course, elements of which include:

  • Crafting your elevator pitch
  • Optimizing your LinkedIn profile
  • Writing resumes/cover letters
  • Navigating your job search
  • Learning interview tips and preparation
  • Negotiating salary

Career exercises focused on launching a career as a developer:

  • Building your personal brand and promoting your skills
  • Communicating technical concepts to nontechnical colleagues
  • Understanding the roles and workflow of Agile development
  • Reflecting on your skills to learn how to troubleshoot and learn more quickly
  • Job searching and interviewing for developer positions

Program Faculty

Faculty Member JOHN R. WILLIAMS

JOHN R. WILLIAMS

Professor of Information Engineering in MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

John Williams holds a BA in Physics from Oxford University, an MS in Physics from UCLA, and a PhD in Numerical Methods from the University of Wales, Swansea. His research focuses on the application of large-scale computation to problems in cyber-physical security and energy studies... More info

Faculty Member ABEL SANCHEZ

ABEL SANCHEZ

Research Scientist and Executive Director of MIT's Geospatial Data Center

Dr. Abel Sanchez holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is the Executive Director of MIT's Geospatial Data Center, architect of "The Internet of Things” global network, and architect of data analytics platforms for SAP, Ford, Johnson & Johnson, Accenture, Shell, Exxon Mobil, and Altria... More info

"I like everything – the videos, the quizzes, the projects. Also, the Learning Facilitators seem very enthusiastic and engaged."

— Dennis Sponer, Founder, ScripNet

"I liked that we covered so many topics in detail. I also really enjoyed the portfolio project at the end! I had never built a website before, but I felt well equipped to do so and was surprised how much fun it was trying out different layouts and putting things together."

— Andrew Thomas, Teacher, MI

"Overall, I enjoyed taking a deep dive into all areas of code. I really enjoyed creating the Portfolio...especially when I reflect on the first month when we were instructed to push a photo and name to our GitHub page...I cannot believe how far we have all come."

— Meghan Nieves, MDM Engineer, Forward Thinking Technology Solutions

"You walk away with relevant skills and a deep knowledge of the MERN stack to benefit you in the real world."

— Matthew Castaldo, Business Development Manager, Dokkio

"I feel like I've learned so much. The coursework was challenging and the final project was a great experience in tying together the module."

— Viren Desai, VP Strategy & Finance, Triple Crown Resources, LLC

"I like the pace of the course. It's not rushed like most bootcamps, so you can really dig into the subjects."

— Brendan, Freelance Web Developer

"I liked the constant availability of instructor support via office hours, and quick responses to Q&A."

— Erica Moslander, Operational Excellence Coordinator, Betterview Marketplace, Inc

"My peers were very collaborative and helpful. The portfolio project really forced a lot of learning."

— Matthew Elliott, Product Owner, Infobelt

"Lessons are structured in a way that you don’t spend the whole time doing a ‘code-along’, but instead understand the problems you are solving."

— Joshua Pittman, Music Director, NCLH

"I really liked the portfolio project and using CSS, HTML to create a webpage. It is well worth the investment and helps one learn valuable skills to transfer to a future employer!"

— Sam Clark, Front End Web Developer (Freelance)

"This course provides the necessary skills to thrive in a development environment. Learned a tremendous amount of JavaScript, HTML, CSS and React."

— Morgan Maltba, Quality Control Operator II, Greiner Bio-One

"What I have learned is sometimes more advanced than what current web developers frequently do. And then, at the end we have a GitHub with many valuable projects."

— Robert Konigsberg, Former Management Consultant

"This bootcamp has been a good stepping stone into learning software development. Glad I chose this bootcamp over my other choices."

— Ivy Nozaki, Receptionist, Associa

Certificate

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Certificate

Get recognized! Upon successful completion of this program, MIT xPRO grants a certificate of completion to participants. This program is graded as a pass or fail; participants must receive 75% to pass and obtain the certificate of completion.

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After successful completion of the program, your verified digital certificate will be emailed to you, at no additional cost, in the name you used when registering for the program. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of MIT.

Pay Nothing While You Learn. Financing Options Starting at US$57/Month.

We offer flexible and transparent payment options through our partner Ascent Funding.

  • Ascent Funding

    Monthly payments starting at US$57. Click here to know more.

  • Flexible Payment Options

    Monthly payments as low as US$1,596. Click here to know more.

Targeted Skills Track - Online Programs

  • Professional Certificate in Coding: Part Time, 32-week course. Learn more
  • Web Development with JavaScript, 10-week course. Learn more
  • Front-End Development with React, 11-week course. Learn more
  • Back-End Development, 11-week course. Learn more

Registration for this program is done through Emeritus. You can contact us at mit@emeritus.org or schedule a call with an advisor.

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