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Bundle All Three Certificates and Become a Full Stack Engineer

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Increase Your Market Value with Full Stack Engineering Certificates from WGU

Learn how to build, deploy, support, scale, and maintain web applications and websites with three high-value full stack engineering certificates. These three certificates will help you expand your career opportunities significantly.

WGU offers a Front End Web Development Certificate, a Back End Web Developer Certificate and a Web Application Deployment and Support Certificate which are perfectly designed for learners who wish to become full stack engineers or full stack developers. The courses included in these certificates are all accredited college courses and they all transfer into one of many WGU undergraduate degrees for those looking to leverage their training into a university degree.

Full stack engineers and developers are highly valued employees, contractors, and consultants who are well versed in building and deploying top quality applications and websites. The beauty of the WGU full stack engineering strategy is its modular approach. Participants benefit from access to three foundational software development roles in a single offering in a learner-centric, fully online, competency-based education model.

Whether you have no experience at all, some back end development experience, or some front end development experience—you can select the certificate that most meets your needs.

Full Stack Engineering

Full stack engineering utilizes both the front end of software, what people see on a website or web application, and the back end of software, how the application or website work and make the user-side possible. Full stack engineers know how to work with the entire website or web application from start to finish, and are incredibly valuable because of their knowledge thorugh the entire process of building. Front and back end devevelopment as well as application deployment all work together to ensure that a full stack engineer understands all the pieces of a project and can make adjustments to any piece of the process.

WGU Certificates that Lead to Full Stack Engineering

Pursing certificates at WGU can help you be prepared for a full stack engineering career. The certificates at WGU work together to give you the knowledge and skill you need to pursue a future in full stack engineering. 


Back End Web Development Certificate – School of Technology

The Back End Web Development Certificate helps students gain a critical...

The Back End Web Development Certificate helps students gain a critical foundation in databases, Java, SQL, and other areas that are crucial for success in the field.

  • Time: 6 months from start to finish.
  • Cost: $3,950 for the certificate.
  • Courses: 5 courses total in this program.

This certificate is designed to help individuals who want to pursue web development gain important skills and experience, boosting their résumé right away. In this program you will take courses that move directly into a School of Technology bachelor's degree at WGU, where you are guaranteed admission after completing your certificate. This program is an important step for your career.

Build your foundational skills in back end web development with a focus on SQL queries, user interface, database management, Java fundamentals and frameworks, and more.


Front End Web Development Certificate – School of Technology

The Front End Web Development Certificate equips learners with the skills...

The Front End Web Development Certificate equips learners with the skills necessary to create responsive, visually appealing, and functional websites.

  • Time: 6 months from start to finish.
  • Cost: $3,950 for the certificate.
  • Courses: 6 courses total in this program.

This certificate is designed to help aspiring web developers begin their journey, gain valuable experience, and add a critical credential to their résumé. You are also guaranteed admission into a WGU School of Technology degree program. This certificate will prepare you for the next step in your career.

This certificate can help build fundamental skills in front-end development, and also help those with no technical background begin to build vocational identity for a long-term career in IT. Learners will gain critical skills including version control, scripting, web development, JavaScript programming, and UI design. 


Web Application Deployment and Support Certificate – School of Technology

Enhance your résumé and take a step in your educational journey with the...

Enhance your résumé and take a step in your educational journey with the help of the Web Application Deployment and Support Certificate from the School of Technology.

  • Time: 5 months from start to finish.
  • Cost: $2,950 for the certificate.
  • Courses: 4 courses total in this program.

This certificate also offers two industry certifications, Linux Essentials and AWS Cloud, which will add extra power to your portfolio of experience. You are also guaranteed admission into a WGU School of Technology degree program. This certificate will prepare you for the next step in your career.

This program is ideal for individuals who have 3-5 years of IT experience and a basic understanding of scripting languages and SQL. Prerequisites include: Experience with either Python or Java or another high-order OO (object-oriented) programming language along with Git, experience with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and experience with a major DBMS (database management system) - MySQL (preferred), SQL Server, Oracle, MariaDB, etc.


Time to complete certificate bundle

Approx. 18 Months

6 months from start to finish per certificate (approximately 18 months total).

Certificate bundle cost


(includes all three certificates)

Tuition covers costs for any e-textbooks or other resources.

Certificate bundle consists of

15 courses

This certificate bundle has 15 courses across 3 certificates.

Skills in Full Stack Engineering

There are many skills you will want to know in order to be proficent in full stack engineering. Those skills involve front end, back end, and application deployment skills, and may include:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • GitHub or other version control platforms
  • Web architecture
  • Database storage
  • Basic design skills
  • Analytical thinking
  • Creativity
  • Problem solving
  • Python
  • Java
  • Ruby
  • C
  • C+
  • C#
  • Monitoring
  • Testing
  • Security requirements 
  • Analytics interpretation 


average salary for full stack engineers according to Glassdoor

Careers in Full Stack Engineering


Job Titles

  • Full stack developer
  • Full stack engineer
  • Front end developer
  • Back end developer
  • Web developer
  • Software engineer
  • Python developer
  • Node developer


  • Large businesses
  • Startups
  • Medical entities
  • Software companies
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Government
  • Freelancing
  • Consulting


career growth for web developers by 2032 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Future of Full Stack

Full stack engineering is growing in popularity and demand for organizations across the United States. Full stack engineers and developer career growth will only continue to grow as every organization requires a website or web application to run their business, and working with developers who understand multiple sides of the engineering process is key to success. Tech convergence, understanding of new coding languages, and adopting new systems and processes will be at the forefront of the future of full stack.

Prepared for Success on the Job

*From a 2023 Harris Poll of 300 employers of WGU graduates.

100% of employers said that WGU graduates were prepared for their jobs.*

97% of employers said that they would hire another WGU grad.*

98% of employers said WGU graduates met or exceeded expectations.*

Why Certificates from WGU


Industry Relevant

WGU certificates focus on industry-relevant concepts and learning to ensure that the areas of focus will translate directly into your career. This also means that your courses can transfer to a bachelor's degree in software engineering, giving you needed skills and credentials for the next step in your education or in your career.


Coding bootcamps average around $12,000 to $15,000 for a certificate, and a bachelor's degree in software engineering can cost more than $24,000. WGU certificates are designed to be affordable so students don't have to break the bank in order to get critical experiences and credentials that will boost their résumé. Dive into full stack engineering without spending a fortune.

Timing Made for You

While many bootcamps and programs require in-person classes or set lecture times, WGU certificates are 100% online, 100% on your time. You are able to read material, watch videos, and complete assignments and tests whenever it is convenient for you and your schedule. This allows full-time employees, parents, and every individual to ensure that school fits into their life, not the other way around.