Full-Stack Developer

Become a full-stack developer to write different kinds of code that handle frontend and backend tasks.
Full-Stack Developer
At your pace
~ 12 months
Personal
mentor
Job guarantee
in 6 months
Bachelor's-level diploma
9 hands-on projects

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:

United States

Beginner: $50,000 - $80,000

2-5 years: $70,000 - $90,000

5+ years: $100,000 +

United Kingdom

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:

  • Create web projects with JavaScript
  • Use React, a popular JavaScript library
  • 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.

Projects
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.

Mentorship
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.

Your diploma

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 Certifications (RNCP)*.
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.

* Sheet available at the following address:
http://www.rncp.cncp.gouv.fr/grand-public/visualisationFiche?format=en&fiche=27099

Your Job Guarantee

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!

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Detailed projects and skills

project 1

Learn how to learn!

You're embarking on a great learning journey! Equip yourself with the tools and mentalities you'll need throughout your courses and projects.
Duration10 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Create and update your CV or resume
  • Set clear goals
project 2

Integrate a WordPress theme for a client

Your new client, a real estate agency in the mountains, needs a website to show the chalets they sell. You'll use WordPress to build their site!
Duration80 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Write documentation destined for non-technical users
  • Select a WordPress theme based on client needs
  • Adapt a WordPress theme to client needs
project 3

Analyze a client's needs for their film festival

Learn how to translate the needs of a client into a clear, attainable solution!
Duration80 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Write a project brief
  • Choose an appropriate technical solution
  • Detail project specifications
  • List functionalities requested by the client
project 4

Build your portfolio site using React

A portfolio site allows you to show your projects and is a great asset for any developer. Build your first portfolio site using the hottest front-end technology: React!
Duration100 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Build a React single-page app
  • Build components with React
project 5

Map out a technical solution for the food delivery site ExpressFood

ExpressFood allows people to order their favorite meals and desserts for delivery at home! Help them set up a data structure that ensures no one goes hungry.
Duration100 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Design a database schema
  • Create technical architecture using UML diagrams
  • Use a schema when designing a database
project 6

Track your fitness habits

Combine a Ruby on Rails back-end with a front-end in React to build a cool activity tracker, allowing you add activities and monitor your overall fitness trends.
Duration100 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Perform basic programming tasks with Ruby
  • Create a Rails app
  • Use Ruby with a database
  • Handle user logins securely with the Devise Rubygem
project 7

Create a website for a prestigious bike race

Allow people to track riders, see Flickr photos from the event, and more via a site backend, frontend, and external APIs!
Duration100 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Design a database schema
  • Develop a website for a client
  • Use an external API in JavaScript
  • Write tests that assess the functionality of a program
project 8

Build an aid platform for your neighborhood

Help those in need by building a platform that links people needing help with volunteers in the vicinity. You'll create the backend and frontend yourself, use an external maps API for localization, and make sure the whole thing looks great on mobile.
Duration100 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Design wireframes for web or mobile
  • Create a Rails app
  • Deploy Rails apps
project 9

Survey the technology landscape

Create your own dashboard to stay up to date on all the latest and greatest tech happenings!
Duration10 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Identify tools and resources for staying up to date with technology
  • Set up a system for staying up to date with technology
Diploma
Web developer (Développeur(euse) d’application)

Start toward the career of your dreams

At your own pace

$300 per month

Your perks:
  • Six-month job guarantee

  • bachelor's-level diploma

  • Flexible duration

  • Individual mentorship

  • 9 hands-on projects

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