Get Your Full Stack Web Development Certificate
- Complete in 9 months
- Tuition: $17,000
- Financing options available, including Federal Student Aid
- Completed program credits can apply to an SNHU degree
- Prepares learners for full stack web development jobs in high demand
- Customize a flexible schedule that includes independent learning and optional sessions
Web Development Certificate Online Program Overview
If you’re drawn to the world of coding, you may be interested in frontend and backend development.
Frontend refers to the design and user interface of a website, and backend refers to how a web application or website functions behind the scenes. Developers may work on the frontend or backend — but full stack web developers are skilled on both ends, which means these versatile engineers are highly sought after by employers.
A bootcamp-style certificate program, Kenzie Academy's Full Stack Web Development program is unique. Similar to a coding bootcamp, it's an accelerated and more affordable program compared to a traditional 4-year degree program; however, at 9 months, it's longer than the typical 12-week coding bootcamp so that you have time to understand concepts in-depth, practice and be prepared for day one of the job, while only focusing on necessary skills training.
How to Become a Full-Stack Developer
As the tech industry continues to rapidly grow and transform, the need for coders and web developers is in high demand – and tech job opportunities are skyrocketing.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for web developers is expected to grow by 13% with an employment change of 25,500 by 2030.1
As you gain experience, you can explore jobs as a frontend developer, web designer, entry-level software developer, web analyst, technical consultant and UX/UI developer.
Kenzie Academy is also committed to supporting you as you transition into a graduate – and an excellent job candidate. The career services team and Career Curriculum course will work with you prior to graduation to help you succeed in the job searching process. Job-readiness support includes refining your resume and LinkedIn profile, mock interviews, connections to job opportunities and employer partners actively seeking tech talent, partnering with a dedicated career advisor and more.
Courses & Curriculum
Kenzie Academy’s Full Stack Web Developer Program prepares you to become a well-rounded frontend and backend technologist who understands:
- Research, design and development skills for web-based applications
- Knowledge of the software development lifecycle (SDLC)
- The ability to implement basic logic, store and process data, and create web-based applications designed to request and process user input
- Proficiency in laying out visual representations for the user, utilizing third-party functionalities, and building solutions with library and framework integrations
You'll begin with three introductory web development courses, then move into full stack web development certificate courses. Here's a sample of what you can do upon completing the full stack sequence:
- Implement web application components and understand design principles
- Run a MERN application by creating navigation links within an application and calling backend endpoints to display results in the UI
- Populate nested object reference fields, receive/store a backend file and implement a third-party library
- Perform research, problem-solving processes and solutions optimization
- Present a capstone project that features a full stack MERN application
Kenzie Academy’s courses and curriculum are developed by industry experts and provide you with project-based, real-world learning. You'll work collaboratively as part of an Agile team and develop industry-relevant, straight-to-workforce skills.
To learn more about the full stack web development certificate curriculum, online courses and program outcomes, visit the Online Academic Catalog.
View Full Curriculum in the Catalog
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I learn more about Kenzie Academy, the program and tuition?
Tour Kenzie Academy to learn more about the online coding and tech school, including program details, financial options such as Federal Student Aid (grants and loans) and more.
What is a MERN Stack?
Is full stack developer a good career?
It’s cost-effective for companies to hire a full stack developer who can manage all aspects of web development, from a web page’s aesthetics and the user interface to managing databases, scripting and servers.
Which certification is best for web developers?
Please note, Kenzie Academy graduates will not receive certification. As a graduate, you'll earn a certificate, which is different from certification and does not certify you.
How do you become a certified web developer?
To become a certified web developer, you'll need to complete a certification program and receive certification. A certification is a standardized credential that will certify you to work in web development. It informs employers that you meet industry standards and have met educational and exam requirements.
As a Kenzie Academy graduate, you'll receive a certificate, which serves as documentation that you completed the necessary coursework and skills training to work as a web developer. You won't earn certification as a certified web developer.
Can I be a web developer with a certificate?
Absolutely. It’s no longer the industry standard to earn a 4-year degree. More and more employers are hiring web developers who completed a certificate program from an online coding bootcamp or tech school like Kenzie Academy.
Certificate programs are often even preferred because they are intentionally designed to concentrate on practical, straight-to-workforce skills training and omit unnecessary coursework not directly applicable to the job.
Is a web developer certificate worth it?
Yes! The tech industry is thriving with a strong demand for qualified web developers who are trained in frontend and backend development. Learning web development and programming languages also teaches you how to think algorithmically and develop a problem-solving, critical thinking mindset that can help you expand your skill set. Coding skills are transferable, so you can continue to learn and cross over into other tech positions to advance your career in the exciting field.
What is a web developer salary?
The median pay for web developers is over $77,000, according to the BLS, with the potential to earn more as you gain experience.1 Full stack developers may typically find higher-paying positions because they have broad knowledge of both frontend and backend development. Many employers prefer hiring a full stack developer who has the capability and flexibility to manage an entire system, from design and development to maintenance and troubleshooting.
How much does it cost to get a web developer certificate?
Kenzie Academy’s 9-month web developer certificate costs $17,000. You can meet with a financial aid specialist to learn more about Kenzie Academy’s financial options, including Federal Student Aid (grants/loans) and the financing process.
Sources & Citations (1)
1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, on the internet, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/web-developers.htm (viewed Jan. 31, 2022).
Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.