Professional Certificate in Coding - For Women

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

It's not too late to join 100,000+ students from 160+ countries who have already taken our programs.

Enrollment Deadline:

Program Starts:
September 27, 2022

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Course Dates

STARTS ON

September 27, 2022

Course Duration

DURATION

32 weeks, online
15-20 hours per week

Course Fee

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Build Coding Skills While Building Each Other Up.

Join a supportive, collaborative group of women on your journey.

As an institution, Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been striving for gender parity in science and technology for more than two decades. MIT’s female undergraduate population has risen to nearly 50 percent of the total enrollment, and such growth has been sustained across almost every department and school. Building on this achievement, MIT xPRO wants to increase diversity in software by minimizing barriers to entry.

A growing number of companies are hiring web developers, software engineers, and other technology workers who use technical skills to streamline their operations and leverage the power of technology within their organizations.

Their biggest challenge? Talent. MIT xPRO’s online learning program combines exclusive content from MIT’s world-renowned faculty with tailored support and hands-on learning activities.

$111,499

The average salary for a full stack developer in the US

Source: Talent

12.4 Million Users

According to SlashData, JavaScript is the most popular language used by developers worldwide.

SOURCE: ZDNET

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.

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

Key Takeaways

  • 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
  • Build a community of like-minded ambitious women
  • Setup Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) pipelines to deploy a React application
  • Present a GitHub portfolio of your work 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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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.

Module 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.

Module 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.

Module 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.

Module 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.

Module 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.

Module 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.

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

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 Ph.D. in Numerical Methods from University of Wales, Swansea. His research focuses on the application of large-scale computation to problems in Cyber-Physical security and energy studies. He is director of MIT’s Geospatial Data Center and from 2006-2012,.. 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

Learning Facilitators and Career Mentor

Faculty Member Leticia Escanciano

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 years, where she was in charge of building their digital product. In that role, she had the opportunity to be involved in the full cycle of the product, from conception and design to implementation. She has experience with the following technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, MERN, Serverless Framework, some AWS (API Gateway, Lambda, Amplify, Route53), and Ruby on Rails.

Faculty Member Maha Mahmood

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 experiences in marketing and web development give her the ability to be adaptable and innovative. She strives to help people build their skills from whatever their starting point may be. Her technical skills include HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, MongoDB, Node.js, Express, React, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, SQL, APIs, Git, and GitHub. She also has specialized skills in email marketing, SEO, website merchandising, and graphic design.

Faculty Member LINDSEY BALTZ

LINDSEY BALTZ

Career Coach at Emeritus

Lindsey owes her career coaching success to skillful listening, which helps her understand clients’ ambitions so that she can deliver action items for them to accomplish their goals. Lindsey’s first career was in book publishing, but she realized after only a year that it was not the right fit for her. As a career changer herself, Lindsey knows what it’s like to move on from one dream in pursuit of a better one.

Certificate

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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.

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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.

Financing Options

We offer flexible and transparent payment options through our partners—Climb Credit, Sallie Mae, Knoma, and Ascent Funding. Schedule a call with a Program Advisor to learn more..

  • CLIMB CREDIT

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    ASCENT FUNDING

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  • KNOMA

    Interest-free financing options available. Contact your Program Advisor or mit@emeritus.org to request the application link.

  • Flexible Payment Options

    Monthly payments as low as US$782. Click here to know more.

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 or by calling +315-538-6867.

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

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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