Professional Certificate in Coding: Women's Cohort

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

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Course Dates

STARTS ON

October 21, 2021

Course Duration

DURATION

32 weeks, online
15-20 hours per week

Course Duration

Pay Nothing While You Learn. Financing Options Starting at US$25/Month.
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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.

USD 108,676

The national average salary for a full stack developer in the United States.

source: Indeed 2021

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: first-time women coders who want to step into a new career in tech, gaining 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 from MIT xPRO to recognize your skills and success

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

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 Mentors

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 Sue Kline

Sue Kline

Career Coach at Emeritus

Sue brings over 20 years of experience working with individuals to achieve their professional and career goals. In her previous role, she worked at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, as the senior director, Career Development. She served on the Board of the MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance and as a co-chair of the Employment Reporting Standards Committee. Sue has been quoted in the business media including FT.com, WSJ.com, and TopMBA.com on career-related topics. Prior to joining MIT Sloan, she worked in human resources at the Boston Consulting Group and Hewlett-Packard.

Faculty Member Jane Russell

Jane Russell

Career Coach at Emeritus

Jane brings an extensive experience in the field of HR. As a career services professional, advisor, and coach, she has been able to effectively coach clients through their career journey. She is well-versed in all aspects of job search including career assessment, strategy, and offer negotiation. Her expertise also includes full-cycle recruitment, employee relations, and performance management.

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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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Pay Nothing While You Learn. Financing Options Starting at US$25/Month.

We offer flexible and transparent payment options through our partners Ascent Funding, Eduvanz, Knoma, and Sallie Mae.

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    Monthly payments starting at US$51. Click here to know more.



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    Monthly payments starting at US$25. Click here to know more.



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    Interest-free financing options available. Monthly payments starting at £420. Click here to know more.

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Registration for this program is done through Emeritus. You can contact us at mit@emeritus.org
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