Professional Certificate in Coding - For Women

Learn to code and transform the tech world in our Women-Only Coding Program.

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Who Is This Program For?

  • Career Launchers: early-career women professionals who want to step into a new career in tech, and gain exposure to the full development lifecycle as the launch point.

  • Career Builders: women in tech who are ready to build on existing skills either in coding or a related technical field, to formalize training, and earn a valued credential.

  • Career Switchers: women returning to the workforce after an absence or career professionals looking to switch into software development from another field, such as marketing, sales, human resources, operations, or any other field.

Note: Learners should have a basic foundation in the following coding languages: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Learners do not need to have professional coding experience, but prior coding experience, including self-taught coding and/or beginner-level coding courses will be helpful.

Key Takeaways

  • Apply three web development languages: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

  • Build, test, and deploy a web application using the MERN stack

  • Build, test, and deploy APIs

  • Build, test, and deploy a front-end web application using React

  • Create a GitHub portfolio of your work to present to potential employers

Program Highlights

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Flexible program that fits into your busy schedule

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Insights and coding demos from renowned MIT faculty

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Peer networking groups with like-minded women

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Market-ready coding skills for a high-growth market

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GitHub portfolio to share with potential employers

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Earn a certificate and 48 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from MIT xPRO

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Daily Live Chat with Learning Facilitators

Program Topics

This program is organized into three main modules using the MERN stack: Web Development, Front-End Development/React, and Back-End Development. Each module 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.

Capstone Project

In the final part of the program, learners will need to develop a fully functional website using the MERN stack for their final project. They’ll be able to add this website to their GitHub portfolio to highlight their programming skills. This assignment will be graded by your Learning Facilitator, who will provide personalized feedback.

Career Preparation and Guidance

Stepping into a career in software and web development requires a variety of skills, both hard and soft. 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 women learning facilitators and career mentors to help you reach your learning goals. The primary goal is to help you gain the skills needed to be prepared for a job in this field, however, job placement is not guaranteed.

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

  • Crafting your elevator pitch

  • Networking for women

  • Interview skills practice

  • Combating imposter syndrome

  • LinkedIn profile guidance

  • Negotiating salary

  • Building confidence and being assertive

  • Advancing in your career

Career exercises focused on launching a career as a developer:

  • Building your personal brand and promoting your skills

  • Communicating technical concepts to non-technical colleagues

  • Understanding the roles and workflow of Agile development

  • Reflecting on your skills to learn how to troubleshoot and learn more quickly

  • Job search and interviewing for developer positions

Program Faculty

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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 Ph.D. in Numerical Methods from University of Wales, Swansea. His research focuse...

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ABEL SANCHEZ

Executive Director, Research Scientist, Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity, MIT

Dr. Abel Sanchez holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is the Executive Director, Research Scientist,
Laboratory for Manufacturing and Product...

Learning Facilitators and Career Mentor

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LETICIA ESCANCIANO

Full Stack Developer at Factorial HR; Learning Facilitator at Emeritus

Leticia brings a passion for all things tech. She currently works as a full stack developer and previously held the position of CTO at Madrid-based startup Sportmadness for 2 ...

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MAHA MAHMOOD

Associate Success Engineer at Acquia; Learning Facilitator at Emeritus

Maha brings a trifecta of skills—analytical, creative, and technical—developed over more than a decade of holding positions in consumer products and Edtech markets. Her varied...

Certificate

Certificate

Get recognized! Upon successful completion of this program, MIT xPRO grants a certificate of completion to participants and 48 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). This program is graded as a pass or fail; participants must receive 75% to pass and obtain the certificate of completion.

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.

FAQs

You can opt for any one of the financing options to cover up to the full cost of the program tuition. If you are considering financing your program through one of our partners, the enrollment process can only be completed with the assistance of your program advisor.

Please note that loan applications should be submitted no later than four business days prior to the enrollment deadline due to processing time.

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Have Questions?

Email: enterprise.clientsuccess@emeritus.org. We attempt to respond to queries in 24 hours or less. However, over weekends and holidays, our responses may take up to 72 hours.