Application Developer Apprenticeship

Analyze user needs and develop software solutions, applying computer science principles and techniques.

Période de formation

12 mois à temps plein

Durée de la formation

200 heures supervisées

Une formation flexible 100% en ligne

Démarrez à tout moment votre nouvelle carrière ! Disponible à temps partiel ? Pas de problème, étudiez à votre rythme.

Des projets professionnalisants

Apprenez les compétences clés de votre futur métier en validant 7 projets tirés de cas concrets d’entreprise.

Un accompagnement personnalisé

Bénéficiez de sessions de mentorat hebdomadaires avec un expert du métier.

Certification OpenClassrooms

Décrochez la certification « Software Developer Apprenticeship ».


Application Developer Apprenticeship


Certification OpenClassrooms

Période de formation

12 mois à temps plein

Durée de la formation

200 heures supervisées

Application Developers are at the core of a business. What are their responsibilities?

Application developers are a fundamental part of any tech team. They are responsible for using their knowledge of programming languages to design software applications. 

Their duties include analyzing user needs and software requirements to determine the feasibility of design within time and cost constraints, coding and testing software to ensure functionality and updating software applications to refine components. 

What Skills Will You Learn During Your Training? 

We’ll guide you at the beginning of your application development journey, helping you to set up a solid foundation for your training. You’ll discover software programming with one of the easiest languages to learn: Python.

Over the course of this training program, we'll teach you a variety of skills, including how to:

  • Interpret the client's needs and create a prototype.
  • Apply the fundamentals of programming in Python.
  • Manage data using ETL (extract, transform, load).
  • Use object-oriented programming to develop a Python program.

In addition to these technical skills, you’ll learn transversal or "soft" skills, which will help you grow in your career.

How Do OpenClassrooms Apprenticeships Work? 

Apprenticeship programs combine paid on-the-job learning with online project-based instruction that equips employees for high-demand careers in data, technology, and business development.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Onboarding (2-3 weeks prior to start of apprenticeship): Familiarizes both the apprentice and the employer with the training components and requirements. 
  2. Pre-apprenticeship (3 months of training): Provides the apprentice with scenario-based project learning coupled with weekly mentorship and skills building courses in preparation for the formal apprenticeship program.
  3. Apprenticeship (12 months on-the-job, with one day per week of instruction): Continues to build apprentice’s skills via on-the-job training, corresponding online instruction, and weekly one-to-one mentoring sessions. 
  4. Get certified! Following completion of the apprenticeship program, apprentices earn an industry-recognized and nationally portable credential from the U.S. Department of Labor. 

Online But Never Alone! 

Before, during, and after the training program, you’ll be accompanied by humans:

  • One-to-one weekly mentorship sessions with a professional in the field, in partnership with OpenClassrooms, who’ll provide you with support and guidance to complete your projects.
  • OpenClassrooms staff who’ll help you succeed in your apprenticeship.
  • Our global community of student peers with whom you’ll be in regular contact through our online platform. 
A picture of Fayçal, one of the OpenClassrooms mentors on the Data Analyst path.
Fayçal, one of the OpenClassrooms mentors on the Data Analyst path

“Sometimes students are afraid that others will judge them, or simply afraid of failing. My role as a mentor is to remind them that they’re in training, and they’re here to try as many things as possible. The more they try, the more feedback they’ll get on their work. This approach feeds their curiosity and helps them to go faster!”

What Our Students Say About This Apprenticeship

A picture of Victoire, a student on an apprenticeship
Victoire, student on an apprenticeship

"Today, in my apprenticeship, I feel independent. They trust me. I’m responsible for a project from A to Z and I can really see myself staying in the company where I work.”

A picture of Benoit, a student on an apprenticeship
Benoit, student on an apprenticeship

“I’ve been on an OpenClassrooms path, working as an apprentice at StaffMe Academy, for 8 months now. This work-study format has allowed me to gain skills in my field of web development.”

Are You Eligible for This Apprenticeship?

To be eligible for this apprenticeship, you must demonstrate proof of the following prerequisites:

  • Be over 18 years of age and have the right to work in the U.S.
  • Have a high school/secondary school degree, vocational certificate, or equivalent.

Technical prerequisites:

  • Fundamentals of computer literacy (high-school degree level).
  • Basic experience or knowledge in IT, including: 
    • Basics of computer hardware,
    • Basics of HTML/CSS,
    • Fundamentals of Python (IDE, Git, ETL, OOP, MVC, basic algorithms).

These skills can be validated by having successfully completed an OpenClassrooms pre-apprenticeship, an equivalent bootcamp, or the following courses:

  1. Understanding the web.
  2. Learn the Command Line in Terminal.
  3. Set Up a Python Environment.

Language: 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).

Equipment: access to a computer (PC or Mac), headphones, a webcam, and a stable internet connection.

  • At least 8 GB of RAM and 100 GB of storage space available on your computer.
  • Administrator rights to your computer in order to install required programs.

Votre certificat

  • OpenClassrooms est un établissement privé d’enseignement à distance déclaré au rectorat de l’Académie de Paris.

  • À l’issue de votre formation, sous réserve de validation de vos compétences par un jury, vous obtiendrez le certificat d’établissement OpenClassrooms « Software Developer Apprenticeship ».


Application Developer Apprenticeship


Certification OpenClassrooms

Période de formation

12 mois à temps plein

Durée de la formation

200 heures supervisées

Une pédagogie basée sur la pratique

  • Obtenez des compétences clés en validant des projets professionnalisants.

  • Progressez à l'aide d'un expert du métier.

  • Gagnez un véritable savoir-faire ainsi qu’un portfolio pour le démontrer.

Les projets et compétences en détail

projet 1

Dive into Your Application Developer Apprenticeship

It's time to step into your new role and find out what it means to be an Application Developer. In this first project, you’ll also define your goals and your study schedule.

10 heures supervisées

Compétences acquises dans ce projet
  • Adopt a lifelong learning mindset
projet 2

Design a Python Application Tailored to a Client's Needs

In this fictional project, your agency has a new client, an online mentoring service that would like to develop an application with Python. Interpret your client's needs and create a prototype.

25 heures supervisées

Compétences acquises dans ce projet
  • Analyze information to determine, recommend, and plan how to install or modify a system
  • Analyze user needs and software requirements to determine feasibility of design
  • Consult with customers or stakeholders on project status, proposals, or technical issues
projet 3

Use Python Basics for a Data Application in Your Company

Find a project at your company that uses online data. Use Python and Git to build an ETL pipeline that the project can use for its data needs.

40 heures supervisées

Compétences acquises dans ce projet
  • Confer with data processing or project managers to determine data processing capabilities
  • Store, retrieve, and manipulate data for use in an application
  • Work with programming, engineering and scientific personnel to develop software
projet 4

Develop a Web Application Using Django

In this fictional project, you’ve just been hired as lead Python developer at a new startup. Use the powerful Django framework to make their digital product a reality!

30 heures supervisées

Compétences acquises dans ce projet
  • Develop the user interface of an application
  • Write documentation for software technical requirements
projet 5

Install and Configure a Workstation for a New Developer in Your Company

Find a new software developer in your company who needs their workstation installed. Ensure that their workstation is in working order and customize their software and browser settings.

25 heures supervisées

Compétences acquises dans ce projet
  • Coordinate installation of software systems
  • Evaluate information on reporting, costs, or security to determine hardware configuration
  • Recommend equipment to control dust, temperature, or humidity in system installation area
  • Specify requirements and configuration for power and memory
  • Train users to use new or modified equipment
projet 6

Develop a Software Program for Your Company Using Python

Build a Python application that your team or company needs using OOP, an appropriate design pattern, and algorithms.

35 heures supervisées

Compétences acquises dans ce projet
  • Prepare reports or correspondence concerning project specifications, activities, or status
  • Design, develop and modify software systems using algorithms and design patterns
  • Develop the back-end of an application using principles of Object-Oriented Programming
projet 7

Enhance a Python Web Application With Testing and Debugging

In this fictional project, one of your newly attributed missions as a software developer is to improve an existing Flask application. Fix errors and add functionalities using test-driven development.

35 heures supervisées

Compétences acquises dans ce projet
  • Develop software system testing or validation procedures, programming, or documentation
  • Modify existing software to correct errors, adapt to new hardware or improve performance

Un accompagnement individuel & privilégié

  • Bénéficiez de sessions individuelles hebdomadaires avec un mentor expert du métier.

  • Progressez rapidement dans vos projets grâce à son excellence dans le partage de son savoir-faire.

La communauté OpenClassrooms

  • Comptez sur une communauté soudée d’étudiants prête à vous aider 24h/24, 7j/7.

  • Partagez vos questions et vos doutes avec des centaines d'étudiants, de mentors et de diplômés sur un réseau social privé.

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Formation mise à jour le 15 mars 2023