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 diplomaDuration~ 12 monthsJob guarantee
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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 the guarantee of a job within 6 months.

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Full-stack Developer

DiplomaBachelor's-level diplomaIndividual learning supportJob guarantee

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.
  • Or at least 3 years of any professional experience and a completed placement test consisting of:

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.

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). You can use an internet speed test to find out like High Speed Internet. In addition, to master the skills on this path, you will need to:

  • Have at least 16 GB of RAM 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 a private distance learning establishment, registered with the Board of Education in Paris, France.

  • Once you’ve completed your training path and validated your skills, you’ll be awarded the "Full-stack Developer" title.
    This path is subject to a National Directory of Professional Certifications (RNCP) registration request, with France compétences, to have the level of the diploma recognized by the State.
    This process takes 8 to 18 months. If the request is successful, the first students will be able to retroactively claim recognition by the RNCP. If the request is unsuccessful, the diploma will not be recognized by the State.

  • Contact the university or higher education establishment where you’d like to continue your studies if you have questions about the equivalence of the diploma.

Job guarantee

  • Find work within 6 months of graduating.

  • Get your money back from OpenClassrooms if you don't.
    See Job Guarantee.

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Full-stack Developer

DiplomaBachelor's-level diplomaIndividual learning supportJob guarantee

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

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
  • Adapt a WordPress theme to client needs
  • Select a WordPress theme based on 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
  • List functionalities requested by the client
  • Detail project specifications
  • Choose an appropriate technical solution
  • 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 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 to add activities and monitor your overall fitness trends.
Duration100 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Handle user logins securely with the Devise Rubygem
  • Use Ruby with a database
  • Perform basic programming tasks with Ruby
  • Create a Rails app
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
  • Write tests that assess the functionality of a program
  • Design a database schema
  • Use an external API in JavaScript
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
  • Set up a system for staying up to date with technology
  • Identify tools and resources for staying up to date with technology

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.

Pay for your path

Monthly subscription: The flexible, customizable option

For everyone.


Benefits
  • Adapts to your schedule: Study at your pace

  • Non-binding subscription: Stop at any time

  • The faster you finish, the less it costs

  • Start date of your choice

€300 per month

Approx. 12 months

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