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Full Stack Software Developer

Learn all major elements of modern full-stack development. This 100% online course feature several hands-on projects that will teach you how to design and build a fully functioning website.

$5,495.00 (USD)

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What is the salary of a full stack web developer?

According to Indeed.com, the average full stack developer salary is $123,492 per year in the U.S., based on 23,000 salaries reported as of May 2024.

What is a full stack developer? What does a full stack developer do?

Le Wagon states that a full stack developer works with the back end or server side of the application and the front end or client side. Full stack developers must have skills in various coding niches, from databases to graphic design and UI/UX management, to do their job well.

How do you become a full stack developer?

Becoming a full stack developer means being well-versed in back-end processes such as working with databases like MongoDB and MySQL, using open-source server environments like Node.js, calling APIs, and other server-side functionalities. You should also be skilled in front-end languages and libraries, such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and its frameworks and libraries, including Angular and React.

Becoming a full stack developer does not require years of on-the-job experience before you apply. Some positions may require you to have a degree. Displaying your programming skills will be beneficial regardless of how you acquired them, as you need to prove to employers that you have the experience and know-how to take on the job. This can be done through thorough formal education, an online full stack software developer course, or previous experience in a related development job. Some employers may also require that you have at least three years of experience with certain coding languages like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and that you keep up with the latest advances.

What is a full stack developer vs. a software engineer?

Indeed.com reports that the work duties of full stack developers and software engineers sometimes overlap, and the distinctions between these roles may vary by project or industry. Both roles work to achieve project goals and meet client objectives.

Full stack developers often hold leadership roles, while software engineers may work under the supervision of full stack developers and use their expertise to develop specific project features. As a full stack developer, you may work as part of a team or as a freelancer or contractor.

Are full stack developers in demand?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the employment of web developers and digital designers is projected to grow 16% through 2032.

The BLS also reports that in 2021 alone, there were 197,100 jobs for web developers and digital designers.

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When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive eighteen (18) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

Our courses are designed to accommodate various learning preferences. Depending on the course structure, you may get different forms of support. Self-paced courses are designed to be user-friendly and independent, minimizing the need for external support. In courses with instructors, our direct platform support feature includes opportunities for questions, discussions, and remediation, with email and phone support available for select courses. Our student advising team is available to guide you on program requirements and administrative requests, but they do not provide assistance with course content. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary support for success, whether it's through self-paced exploration, direct communication, or guidance from our advising team.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.

How can I get more information about this course?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, representatives are available via LIVE chat. You can also call us at 1-877-221-5151 during regular business hours to have your questions promptly answered. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please send us a question using the "Contact Us" form.


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