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Sage Elliott
Sage Elliott
30,003 Points

Anyone list Treehouse as an education source?

Does anyone list Treehouse as an education source on a resume or other professional profile?

What are you thoughts about doing so?`

3 Answers

That's a good question.

Personally, I prefer to only list an accredited university that I attend(ed).

Giuseppe Elia Brandi
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Giuseppe Elia Brandi
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 69,630 Points

I guess it all depends on what you want to accomplish. I mean if you do not have a University degree and you are looking for a job in Web Development the only good cards that you have are Treehouse, Lynda.com, CodeSchool, your own portfolio of websites, etc.

Michael Bianchi
Michael Bianchi
2,488 Points

Yes, put Treehouse on your resume (write it down as web/software development certification - or just write TreeHouse if you're feeling bold) and take one relevant college course too. Then you can say you have "completed a certification track in web development" and you have also "studied the same topic in college at school x". You are also "currently pursuing higher education (such as a BS degree)" and were "hoping that your current employer offers tuition reimbursement to keep an edge against your competition.

Trust me, it works all the time. But remember - you don't need a college degree for programming any more. And I highly recommend against trying to get a dumb job unless you're using it to learn more about your field. Use your knowledge in business, get funding for a start-up or contract your time out on Elance, oDesk, Freelance and any other site you can get your name out in.

Now that you understand the material, head over to W3schools and pay the $100 to get a real certification. Coupled with your compelling portfolio, you are well on your way to be making $50 / hour on any of those sites. Do not believe anything else other than you can and will be successful programming. There are hundreds of thousands of people looking for programmers because they are too lazy to learn it themselves. =D

Think about it -- anyone can learn any language on the internet for free -- and yet maybe 1/50,000 people knows how to code.