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If you're a Mississippian with a strong desire to succeed and a high school diploma, you can change your life and build your career by studying computer programming for FREE!

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If you're a Mississippian with a strong desire to succeed and a high school diploma, you can change your life and build your career by studying computer programming for FREE.


About the academies

Mississippi Coding Academies operates tuition-free, 11-month courses that transform recent high school graduates into full-stack coders and web developers.

Our Jackson-based academy is in downtown Jackson in the center of the emerging “innovation hub” on State Street near the Old Capitol Museum.

Our Golden Triangle Campus-based academy (in Starkville, Ms.) launched in late November with support from the Mississippi State University and is recruiting students now from throughout the Golden Triangle region.

If you’re a recent high school (or college) graduate who loves to solve problems and you have the grit and determination to see this program through, we want to hear from you! No coding experience necessary.

Mississippi Coding Academies are part of a non-profit economic development and educational initiative sponsored by Innovate Mississippi, the Mississippi Development Authority, the Mississippi Works program, Mississippi State University, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

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MSCA - Full-Stack Curriculum

Full-Stack Curriculum

If you graduate, you'll have learned "full stack" computer programming, meaning you can code the "front-end" application interface that the user sees and the "back-end" code to make applications run. You'll learn to build applications directly for PCs and for the Web.

MSCA - Tuition Free 11 months

Tuition-Free, 11 Months

There's no cost to coders to be a part of the program, but you'll need to commit to attending during office hours for nearly a year. As a trainee coder, you need to show that you're willing to do the hard work required to learn coding and succeed in a professional office environment.

MSCA -Soft Skills

Coding & Career Skills

We teach both coding skills and business "soft skills." You'll learn how to give presentations, understand entrepreneurship, and communicate effectively. This is hard work, but it's not "school"—it's business hours in a simulated work environment. You will learn coding by coding. Bring your "A" attitude!

"“The Mississippi Coding Academies will help develop a well-trained workforce which will not only meet, but exceed, the expectations of today’s high-tech companies.”

- Governor Phil Bryant

“We attended and presented at the City of Jackson sponsored TechJxn conference last week. The following is a clip of our presence there as we…


Ready to learn more? Classes are enrolling now—at no cost to our coders!
Fill out the form or call Herbert Brown for Jackson Location or Dr. Sarah Lee for Golden Triangle Location.


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