One million computer programming jobs are estimated to be created in the U.S. by 2020 - as well as 700,000 in Europe - thanks to unprecedented growth in the tech sector.
Here at OpenClassrooms, we pinpoint the key skills needed for the most in-demand jobs and develop courses and diplomas to train our students in those areas. That’s why we've developed this one-year bachelor’s-level diploma in web development, which you can complete entirely online with the help of a dedicated mentor.
What will I do as a full-stack developer?
The full-stack developer can handle both backend and frontend tasks, although they may not necessarily be an expert in either. If you're torn between learning multiple technologies, this might be the path for you! Full-stack developers may:
- Build a site backend in programming languages such as Ruby
- Use front-end libraries or frameworks
- Manage application deployment and put projects on servers
- Perform sysadmin tasks
- Run SQL queries on databases
Want to deep dive into web development? You can read about it here.
How much will I earn?
Web development can be a lucrative career with many prospects opening up as you continue to rack up valuable experience. Here is what you might expect to earn in your career as a full-stack web developer:
Beginner: $50,000 - $80,000
2-5 years: $70,000 - $90,000
5+ years: $100,000 +
Beginner: £30,000 - £40,000
2-5 years: £40,000 - £60,000
5+ years: £60,000 +
What are my job prospects?
This path can prepare you for the following jobs:
- Full-stack developer
- Junior front-end developer
- Junior back-end developer
Who is eligible to enroll?
This path is accessible to all, but here are some recommendations:
- A high school diploma / GCSE level
- A good level of English (for non-native speakers, a CEFR level of B2, an IELTS band score of 6.5, or a TOEFL score of 80 is recommended)
- Access to a computer (PC or Mac), headphones, a webcam
- Internet access
What will I learn?
In this path, you'll learn how to:
- Write backend Ruby code
- Create Ruby on Rails applications
- Integrate React with Ruby on Rails
- Query a database that uses and stores information
- Deploy a website online
- Implement unit and integration tests
- Write project documentation
- Optimize performance
- Analyze a project and choose a technical solution
- Design technical architecture using UML diagrams
How will I learn at OpenClassrooms?
Our learning method is unique and revolves around two elements: professional projects and dedicated mentoring sessions.
At OpenClassrooms, learning is project-driven because that’s the fastest way to become proficient. Projects offer hands-on experience so you can hit the ground running when you start your new job.
Want to see an example of a project? Read our blog post here.
During your path, you will be assigned a mentor who will offer one-to-one support via weekly video conference sessions. This mentor will offer guidance on your projects, help define objectives and guide you until you reach them. Our mentors are dedicated professionals who are experts in their field and have experience in sharing their know-how with our students.
OpenClassrooms is an official private distance learning establishment registered with the Board of Education in Paris, France that grants its own diplomas as well as those of prestigious academic partners.
Upon completion of your studies and validation of your skills by an academic jury, you will earn a "Web developer (Développeur(euse) d’application)"
bachelor's-level diploma, registered with the National Directory of Professional
This diploma is at level 6 on the EQF (European Qualifications Framework).
If you have questions about its equivalence in order to undertake further study, contact your university or master's program.
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At OpenClassrooms we are committed to helping you find your ideal job. We promise.
By following the learning path "Full-Stack Developer", you’ll learn an exciting new profession with great career prospects.
What’s more, you’ll find a job within six months of graduating or we’ll give you your money back!