Full-stack Developer

Become a full-stack developer to write different kinds of code that handle front-end and back-end tasks.

DiplomaBachelor's-level diplomaDurationFull time: 12 months

A flexible online program

Imagine starting a brand-new career at any time! Can’t commit to full-time? No problem, study at your own pace.

Real-world projects

Acquire the most relevant skills by completing 9 projects based on those required in your future career.

Individual learning support

Benefit from weekly mentoring sessions with an expert in the field.

Bachelor's-level diploma

Leave with a professional qualification and benefit from our hired or refunded guarantee.*

Development

Full-stack Developer

DiplomaBachelor's-level diplomaDurationFull time: 12 months

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 back-end and front-end 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?

 

To be eligible to earn this path's diploma, candidates must demonstrate proof of one of the following prerequisites:

  • an associate's degree, or equivalent, in computer science, web development, or software development
  • or a high school/secondary school degree, vocational certificate, or equivalent, and at least 2 years of professional experience in IT, web development, or software development

All other candidates will need to go through a specific admissions process. These candidates must have:

  • Language: Candidates whose native language is not English will need to submit proof of a B2 English level on the CEFR scale, an IELTS band score of 6.5, or a TOEFL score of 80.
  • Equipment: Candidates must also have access to a computer (PC or Mac), headphones, a microphone, a webcam, and a good internet connection for mentoring sessions (3.2 Mbps upload and 1.8 Mbps for download). In addition, to master the skills on this path, you will need to:
    • Have at least 8 GB of RAM (16 GB is more comfortable) and 100 GB of storage space available on your computer.
    • Have administrator rights to your computer in order to install required programs.

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 online training educational establishment, declared as such by the French authority ‘le rectorat de l'Académie de Paris’.

  • Once you’ve completed your training program, and subject to a jury validating the required elements, you will receive the professional certification "Développeur concepteur logiciel", registered to the Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles (RNCP) from France compétences. This certification is a Bachelor’s-Level diploma (European Level 6) on the EQF (European Qualification Framework).

  • If you intend to continue your studies at another institution after this training program, contact that university or school in advance to learn their entry requirements for equivalency and/or credit transfer.

  • If you have at least 1 year of professional experience in this profession, you can earn this professional certification faster with the Validation of Acquired Experience (VAE). Learn more(in French)

Hired or refunded guarantee

  • You find a job in the 6 months following the date of validation of your last path project.

  • Otherwise, we guarantee the reimbursement of your tuition.*
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Development

Full-stack Developer

DiplomaBachelor's-level diplomaDurationFull time: 12 months

A teaching method based on practical experience.

  • Acquire key skills for your future career with real-world projects.

  • Make progress with the support of an experienced professional.

  • Acquire concrete know-how and demonstrate it with a portfolio.

Detailed projects and skills

project 1

Get started with your training

Set yourself up for success in your path. Find out what you are going to learn and get to know your mentor. You will also define your learning goals in this first project!
Duration10 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Prepare for your training
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
  • Detail project specifications
  • Choose an appropriate technical solution
  • List functionalities requested by the client
  • Write a project brief
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 components with React
  • Build a React single-page app
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
  • Use a schema when designing a database
  • Create technical architecture using UML diagrams
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 to add activities and monitor your overall fitness trends.
Duration100 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Create a Rails app
  • Use Ruby with a database
  • Perform basic programming tasks with Ruby
  • 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 back-end, front-end, and external APIs!
Duration100 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Develop a website for a client
  • Design a database schema
  • 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 back-end and front-end 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
  • Deploy Rails apps
  • Design wireframes for web or mobile
  • Create a Rails app
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
Développeur concepteur logiciel

One-to-one learning support

  • Benefit from weekly individual mentoring sessions with an expert in the field.

  • Progress rapidly through projects thanks to their expertise in sharing know-how.

The OpenClassrooms community

  • Count on our solid student community to give you support 24-7.

  • Share your doubts or queries with a comprehensive network of students, mentors, and graduates.

How exactly will I learn on an OpenClassrooms path?

From choosing what to study to starting their new career, our students describe their experiences and the support they received at every step of the way.

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Benefits
  • Flexible start date and study schedule

  • Non-binding subscription: Stop at any time

  • The faster you finish, the less it costs

  • Hired or refunded guarantee*

$300 per month

Approx. 12 months

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Training program last updated on Jul 27, 2022