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Full Stack Software Developer

Full stack software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. They use different coding languages and intuitive technologies to create web applications that allow people to achieve specific tasks on a computer or on another device. Our Professional Certificate in Software Development course fast tracks you into one of the most in demand professions worldwide: Full Stack Software Development. Software developers earn an average salary of $70,604 in the U.S. and enjoy more flexibility in their professional careers than most other industry roles. The demand for software developers is at a global all-time high. By 2024 growth in this area is projected to have increased by 17 percent. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has identified Software Development as one of the top five areas of growth over the next ten years.

This course teaches you to become an industry-ready full stack software developer. You will learn all of the skills required to create a website from scratch. You will bring data to life by creating visual dashboards of large amounts of data and demonstrate your front end design ability and work with databases. You will conduct document integration testing, deployment and virtualization. When you complete the course, you will have a professional portfolio of real-world projects to showcase at interviews.

18 Months / 600 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

Offered in Partnership with your Preferred School

Central Carolina Community College - Continuing Education

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Learning Method


Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES375

What You Will Learn
  • How to create a frontend website based on frontend languages: on HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript
  • The knowledge to implement a backend web server, managing data in a MySQL database using Python and the Flask framework
  • How to develop an interactive data visualization dashboard that loads data from MongoDB and displays using D3.js and DC.js
  • How to make a full-stack website using the Django framework on the backend
  • Manage source code using Git and GitHub
  • Deploy your projects to the web using GitHub Pages and Heroku
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 18 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 600 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Earn a certificate of completion that can be shown to prospective employers
  • Prepare yourself for a career as a software developer, tech support specialist, technology officer, IT project manager, associate software developer, junior web developer, or IT consultant
  • You will have a portfolio comprised of 5 milestone projects and several mini projects to showcase your work
  • You will be able to create a fully interactive website entirely from scratch
  • Learn to present data in a visually striking way


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I.    User Centric Frontend Development
  A.   Introduction to an Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
  B.   Introduction to Cloud 9
  C.   The Cloud 9 Ecosystem
  D.   The Command-line Interface
  E.   Git Basics
  F.   GitHub
  G.   Debugging HTML & CSS In the Browser
  H.   Introduction to Responsive Web Design
  I.   Media queries
  J.   Mobile vs desktop approach
  K.   CSS transitions
  L.   CSS animations
  M.   CSS transformations
  N.   CSS witchcraft
  O.   Bootstrap Basecamp
  P.   Core CSS & The Grid System
  Q.   Components
  R.   Beyond Bootstrap
  S.   Introduction to User Experience Design (UXD)
  T.   The Strategy Plane
  U.   The Scope Plane
  V.   The Structure Plane
  W.   The Skeleton Plane
  X.   The Surface Plane
  Y.   Putting it all together -  Resumé Mini Project I
  Z.   Milestone Project           
  AA. Learn definitions and tasks performed by peer specialists
  BB. Learn the value of inspiring hope and contributing to the development of a recovery culture
  CC. Be introduced to appropriate roles in the workplace
  DD. Understand how their own values are formed and how understanding themselves effects the way in which they understand others
  EE.   Be introduced to concepts such as conflict resolution, cultural competency and tolerance
  FF.   Understand the importance of self-care and design a self-care plan
II.    Interactive Frontend Development
  A.   Introduction to Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets (Sass)
  B.   CSS Extensions
  C.   SCSS as a scripting language
  D.   Structuring with SCSS
  E.   Responsive Design with SCSS
  F.   Test-Driven Development Using Jasmine
  G.   Introduction to jQuery
  H.   jQuery Events
  I.   Traversing the DOM
  J.   Introduction to Data Visualizations
  K.   Scalable Vector Graphics
  L.   D3.js
  M.   DC.js and Crossfilter.js
  N.   Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
  O.   Consuming APIs Using JavaScript
  P.   Data & The DOM
  Q.   Putting it all together -  Resumé Mini Project II
  R.   Milestone Project           
III.    Practical Python
  A.   Core Python
  B.   Getting Started with Python in Cloud 9
  C.   Test Driven Development with Python
  D.   Getting to grips with algorithms
  E.   Boggle Solver Part One
  F.   Boggle Solver Part Two
  G.   Reading and writing to files
  H.   The Flask Framework
  I.   Getting Started with Flask
  J.   Applying Styles
  K.   Flask and Data
  L.   Routing and Templates
  M.   Deploying to Heroku
  N.   Putting it all together -  Flask Chat Application Mini Project
  O.   Milestone Project
IV.    Data Centric Development
  A.   Data Fundamentals
  B.   Data Store Types
  C.   Database Fundamentals
  D.   Relational Database Design
  E.   A Database Management System in Action - MySQL
  F.   SQL In Action
  G.   Python and MySQL
  H.   Twitter API - Setup and Trends
  I.   Twitter API - Tweets I
  J.   Twitter API - Tweets II
  K.   Twitter Streams - Storing
  L.   Twitter Streams - Reading Back
  M.   Introduction to Go Humongous with MongoDB
  N.   Create a MongoDB Database
  O.   Manipulate Data Using Mongo Shell
  P.   Manipulate Data Programmatically with Python
  Q.   Manipulate Data with A Custom User Interface
  R.   Putting it all together -  Flask Task Manager Application Mini Project
  S.   Milestone Project
V.    Full Stack Frameworks
  A.   Hello Django
  B.   Testing Django
  C.   Heroku toolbelt
  D.   Making our code deployment ready
  E.   Deploying to Heroku
  F.   Environments, Automation & Security
  G.   Introduction to Authentication & Authorization
  H.   Getting Set Up
  I.   Logging Out
  J.   Creating Login Functionality
  K.   Authorization
  L.   User Registration & Profiles
  M.   Password Reset
  N.   Custom Authentication
  O.   Bootstrapping A Django Project
  P.   Create a Blog
  Q.   Create Models, Views and URLs
  R.   Create HTML templates and CSS styles
  S.   Blog Deployment
  T.   Putting it all together -  Django ECommerce Application Mini Project
  U.   Milestone Project

Instructors & Support

Brian O’Grady

Brian O’Grady has 17 years of professional industry and educational experience in the classroom. He was a Solution Architect on the Building Schools for the Future initiative across the UK. He has experience in analytics and program content creation.


Prerequisites / Requirements


There are no prerequisites to take this online course, however you will be asked to provide proof of English ETLS level of 6.0 (or equivalent) or higher if English is not your first language.


Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


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Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country’s regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

Does this course prepare for a certification?


When can I start the course?

The Professional Certificate in Software Development has a policy of continuous enrollment.  You can register as soon as you are ready and begin learning.  New sessions of Stream 1 will start the third Tuesday of every month. 

Please note:  Once the course curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

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 your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

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?

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do 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:

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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