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What does a web developer do?

Web developers are the artists and architects of websites. Through web development these professionals create the look and feel of a webpage, and build the functional capabilities, integrations, content management, and performance of a webpage through coding languages such as JavaScript and SQL. As a web developer, you will: 

  • Apply accepted “social coding” and best practices (including source control, issue tracking, functional feedback).

  • Build a front end website either from scratch or by utilizing a front end framework (such as Bootstrap).

  • Craft a full-stack single page application with Ajax communication.

  • Create session-based applications utilizing user authentication schemes that are well-known and widely used.

  • Deploy static and dynamic websites to the cloud.

  • Implement complex logical conditions to meet an objective.

  • Understand the basics of troubleshooting and enhancing legacy code.

  • Write SQL commands to perform Create, Read, Update, and Delete commands.

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Admission requirements for a coding boot camp

While no prior coding experience is needed to apply, our online boot camps require:

  • A high school diploma

  • A submission form

  • A conversation with admissions 

  • A complete application

  • A problem-solving assessment (no prior coding knowledge is required)

  • A financial option, deposit, and enrollment agreement

You do not need a bachelor’s degree to apply to the online coding boot camp, nor do you need a graduate degree. Pre-course tutorials designed to prepare you for our boot camp are available should you want to hit the ground running in your web development journey.

If you need more information on how to get into a coding boot camp, read more to learn best practices.

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What alumni are saying

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— Kassi S., The Coding Boot Camp at UNC-Chapel Hill

"I always wanted to get back to my roots in mathematics and enjoyed working on websites. This career change has been so exciting, and I owe it all to the boot camp instructors and Career Services!"

What is taught in a coding class?

Our coding boot camp features a deep dive into the basics of coding and data structure, and gives you hands-on experience with the applications and programs used by web developers. You’ll learn to leverage applications including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and will learn to work with servers, databases, and other back end technologies, such as MySQL database and Node.js.

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The coding boot camp curriculum

Our curriculum covers a wide range of key topics and programs for web development. A complete list of the skills and programs you cover are provided below:

Computer science applied to JavaScript

  • Algorithms (searches, sorts)

  • Performance

  • Time complexity

  • Big O notation

  • Data structures

  • Design patterns

API design

  • Client-server model API

  • REST

  • JSON

  • AJAX (Fetch API)

  • HTTP request methods

  • GraphQL


  • MySQL

  • MongoDB

Browser-based technologies


  • JavaScript, React.js, jQuery

  • Responsive design

  • Bootstrap

  • Progressive web applications (PWAs)

  • LocalStorage, sessionStorage, IndexedDB

Deployment and delivery

  • Heroku

  • Git and GitHub Pages

  • Shell scripting

  • Unit testing

  • Linting

  • Continuous integration

Server side development

  • MERN stack (MongoDB, Express.js, React.js, Node.js)

  • User authentication

  • Template engines 

Supplemental self-study topics

After completing the program, you will have access to four continuation courses to help you build fluency in additional technologies, and help you increase your competitiveness in the job market. Access extra training in: 

  • Python

  • Java

  • Amazon Web Services

  • C#

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Are coding boot camps worth it? Read more to learn why they could be a good fit for you.

What are the highest paying coding jobs?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for web developers and digital designers was $77,200 per year in 2020, and the job outlook from 2020 to 2030 for those positions is projected to increase by 13%.Footnote 1 

Keep in mind that salaries in the coding field can, much like in any other field, vary depending on the company, job setting, or location.  In addition, median pay for web developers can vary depending on what industry they work in, whether it’s advertising and public relations or publishing and consulting. Learn about more careers in coding.

Median pay for web developers and digital designers by top industries (2020)Footnote 2

  • Publishing industries (except internet): $123,870

  • Computer systems design and related services: $75,450

  • Advertising, public relations, and related services: $71,930

  • Management, scientific, and technical consulting services: $70,790

How to become a web developer online

Web developers balance the technical aspects of coding languages with business and communications skills to ensure projects run smoothly and meet clients’ needs. Once you complete the online coding boot camp, you will have learned key skills needed to become a successful web developer. These skills include:

Soft skills

  • Adaptability

  • Business sense

  • Critical thinking

  • Communication 

  • Organization

  • Problem solving

Hard skills 

  • API Interaction

  • Computer science applied to JavaScript

  • Databases

  • Deployment/command-line fundamentals

  • Server side development 

  • Browser based technologies 

Frequently asked questions

edX coding boot camps cover a variety of web development applications that include full-stack development, front-end development, and back-end development. Our boot camps also feature supplemental course topics in Python, Java, Amazon Web Services, and C# to match your unique career goals.

Yes! A coding boot camp is designed to empower you to gain a new skill set that you can immediately apply to your current role or help you to switch careers entirely — and on your own schedule. By choosing a coding boot camp over a traditional web development degree program, you can prioritize flexibility and affordability while achieving your unique career goals.

While coding does involve some basic math skills, you don’t have to be an expert at math to learn to code. In addition, while some background in coding is helpful, no experience is needed for our coding boot camp as long as you are dedicated and eager to learn. Our pre-course tutorials will help you prepare for our program. You will also have access to a variety of academic support throughout the program.

Web developers can leverage a variety of coding languages in their role, or focus on just one. Our coding boot camp covers languages that include Javascript, SQL, and MERN to name a few. For professionals interested in furthering their studies beyond our coding boot camp, we offer supplemental online learning materials for Python, C#, and AWS.

While the path to employment for web developers can vary depending on prior experience, educational background, and location, our coding boot camps are designed to increase your hireability through a range of career and professional resources. These resources include resume, portfolio and LinkedIn support, interview coaching, and access to a network of employers who are looking to hire.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for web developers and digital designers was $78,580 per year in 2022.Footnote 3 In addition, the projected growth in employment of web developers and digital designers from 2022 to 2032 is projected at 16%, which is faster than the average.Footnote 4

Coding boot camp tuition varies depending on the program, and on your chosen length of study. Ask your admissions advisor how much a coding boot camp costs and for tuition and funding options. Interest-free payment plans are available.

Yes! A number of our university partners are offering a 20% discount to verified active military service members, reservists and veterans. Learn more on this page dedicated to military learners.

Your career team is a group of highly-qualified career advisors and coaches. Collectively, they have many years of service supporting students through their career journeys. They offer expert résumé/CV and LinkedIn profile reviews and 1:1 coaching to share strategies, tools, and additional resources to help you conduct a competitive search. Your career team will send you an email at the start of your program and will be in constant contact to keep you on track with your career goals. You are welcome to reach out to your career team any time during your program and up to 90 days after you complete your program.

The career team has a network of over 260 employer partners. We maintain a close relationship with our partners to stay up to date on what they are looking for in top candidates. We then use that information to guide the career support that you receive and to make sure our curriculum features the most in-demand skills. We are always updating our program’s curriculum and career in resources to be in line with what employers are looking for. As a boot camp student, you’ll gain exclusive access to the knowledge and resources to best position yourself for success.

Boot camp alumni have gone on to work for all kinds of organizations from private industry to education, tech, nonprofits, and more. While there are career paths and job descriptions that match your program, the exact position you land after the program depends on you. Your target role will depend on variables such as your past experience, career interests, and where you’d like to live. Your career team can help you determine which path(s) are best for you, assist you in reviewing job descriptions of your target roles to help you become a competitive candidate and help you maximize the impact of your job search efforts.

The career team offers interview support in the following ways: 

  • Mock Interviews – You can schedule a mock behavioral interview with your career coach who will offer feedback to help you improve your soft skills. 

  • Behavioral Interview Prep Session – Sign up for a behavioral interview workshop, which explores the basics of a behavioral interview, shares best practices, and provides you with an approach to respond to common interview questions. 

  • Field-Specific Interview Workshop – You can also register for one of our various field-specific interview workshops. You’ll learn strategies on how to answer specific  questions within an industry/role in the first half, after which, you’ll practice with a set of real-world questions.

  • In Class Prep – Embedded throughout the curriculum are multiple activities designed to uplevel your interview skills. This includes practice solving commonly used algorithms in technical interviews, coding screencasts, and algorithm assessments designed to gauge your progress. This experience culminates in a mock interview mini-project designed to emulate a technical interview used by industry-leading employers.

It is important to note that success in your job search depends on your target role, your market, and most importantly, YOU. Our career team is here to amplify your efforts, not replace them. Our team can help you become a more competitive candidate and through that process, increase your chances of achieving your career goals. If you are ready to learn more, contact an admissions advisor by filling out the form below.

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