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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

The Mississippi Coding Academies provide a no-cost 11-month training program that transforms young adults into full-stack coders and software professionals.

Our Jackson academy is located in downtown Jackson as part of an emerging “innovation hub” on State Street near the Old Capitol Museum.

Our Golden Triangle academy (in Starkville, Ms.) launched with support from the Mississippi State University and is located at the MSU Research Park.

If you’re a recent high school or college graduate (or you want to “re-tool”) 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.

Coding Academy - Mentor and Student

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Meet The Coders

Academies Overview

MSCA - Full-Stack Curriculum

Full-Stack Curriculum

Full-Stack If you make it to certification, you will 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 will learn to build applications for multiple operating systems and the Web.

MSCA - Tuition Free 11 months

No-Cost, 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

Academy Coder has success at Hackathon

Stephen Jones of the Mississippi Coding Academies Takes Home 3rd Place at MSU Hackathon    Stephen Jones of the Mississippi Coding Academies, Golden Triangle location, was…

Catch us on Supertalk

Catch us on SuperTalk On November 22, Herbert Brown from our Jackson location spoke with J.T. Williamson, host of The J.T. Show, on SuperTalk Mississippi!…


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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