Build your career through merit

Merit America is proud to partner with DoorDash to provide educational opportunities to Dashers. We're excited to help you learn the skills you need to land a tech job in as little as 14 weeks.

Merit America is on a mission to build a scalable pathway for workers to join the middle class through merit, not money. We will help you earn an industry-recognized credential from our partner Google in as little as 14 weeks without quitting your day job. Pay $0 upfront and only pay after if you’re earning $40,000 or more.

Our fast, flexible programs are built for working adults like you. We start by analyzing tens of millions of job postings to identify in-demand, high-paying tech careers, and then train for these roles with part-time programs that combine flexible online learning with best-in-class coaching.

Finally, we work with a broad constellation of local and national employers like JPMorgan Chase and Infosys to help learners earn higher-earning, family-sustaining jobs, with alumni seeing an average wage gain of $19k 3+ months after completing the program.

Our graduates work for the world’s top tech companies

Learn on your time, from anywhere, while keeping your day job

Your third-party coursework and Merit America career coaching services are online. Live meetings are only 3-5 hours per week. You can complete the coursework in-between shifts, on weekends – whatever works for your life.

Course Calendar

Monday, January 10

Java Development Course

  • At Work  8am – 3pm
  • Online Class  3pm – 5pm
  • Daycare pick-up  5:15pm
  • Family Dinner  6pm
  • 1:1 Career Coaching  8pm

Work with a team dedicated to your success

Meet regularly with a career coach and squad of your peers to keep you on track. After you finish, you’ll join a network of hundreds of Merit America alumni.

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  • Michael, Career Coach

    How’s your coursework going this week?

  • Cora

    I’m really struggling with my resume…

  • Michael, Career Coach

    You’ve got this! Let me connect you with our job success coach, Teresa.

    Also, something to look forward to: you’re only one week away from completing your Google Data Analytics Certificate!

Hundreds of learners have changed their lives without a four year degree

I had no tangible qualifications to put on a resume and couldn’t afford training and exams. Merit provided everything I was looking for.

Yves | IT Helpdesk Technician

Programs like Merit America allow you to open a door that otherwise you would not be able to.

Sandra | Tech Consultant

Attending Merit, has not only equipped me with more tools in the tech field, but it has also brought me a network of support.

Michelle | Web Developer

I had difficulties translating my existing IT experience into new job offers. Merit America was the perfect extra support I needed to begin my career.

Alix | Tech Solutions Coordinator

Merit America is invested in helping people succeed not only in their work life, but in life in general.

Toya | Tech Consultant

I learned a lot of skills I was never taught. The coach meetings gave me the accountability I needed to succeed.

Willie | Tech Support Technician

Merit America has changed so much for me that I couldn’t be more grateful. I’ve felt like I would never get out of the dead end that I was in.

Rey | Marketing Specialist

Merit America has greatly improved my coding abilities, and my job prospects. My professional skills are much better, including searching for jobs!

Bruce | Engineering Apprentice

Everything I learned in the Merit program, I do at my job.

Rhonda | Help Desk Specialist

Merit America gave me the tools and resources to further my learning in IT.

Akilah | T2 Flex Force

It’s a great program that pushes you to learn everyday. The program is set up to help you succeed.

Vi | Software Engineer

My new career in IT has provided me with opportunities for success that I didn’t have before, and I owe my move into this career to Merit America.

Joshua | IT Support Analyst

I’ve always wanted to learn Java and had looked at options available at community colleges. It was going to cost me more and take longer than Merit.

Elizabeth | Software Engineer

At Merit America, I knew I had people — the Merit team as well as my squad — in my corner pushing me and helping me, no matter how tough it got.

Ebauni | IT Support / Business Analyst

Programs like Merit America give people with great minds a chance to pursue their dreams. To any Merit learner, know that you’re in the right place.

Corey | Cloud Operations Support Associate

Through the program I learned how to effectively pitch myself to an employer, and was given great resources to rework both my resume and cover letter.

Shonneri | Operations & Support

I had no tangible qualifications to put on a resume and couldn’t afford training and exams. Merit provided everything I was looking for.

Yves | IT Helpdesk Technician

Programs like Merit America allow you to open a door that otherwise you would not be able to.

Sandra | Tech Consultant

Attending Merit, has not only equipped me with more tools in the tech field, but it has also brought me a network of support.

Michelle | Web Developer

I had difficulties translating my existing IT experience into new job offers. Merit America was the perfect extra support I needed to begin my career.

Alix | Tech Solutions Coordinator

Merit America is invested in helping people succeed not only in their work life, but in life in general.

Toya | Tech Consultant

I learned a lot of skills I was never taught. The coach meetings gave me the accountability I needed to succeed.

Willie | Tech Support Technician

Merit America has changed so much for me that I couldn’t be more grateful. I’ve felt like I would never get out of the dead end that I was in.

Rey | Marketing Specialist

Merit America has greatly improved my coding abilities, and my job prospects. My professional skills are much better, including searching for jobs!

Bruce | Engineering Apprentice

Everything I learned in the Merit program, I do at my job.

Rhonda | Help Desk Specialist

Merit America gave me the tools and resources to further my learning in IT.

Akilah | T2 Flex Force

It’s a great program that pushes you to learn everyday. The program is set up to help you succeed.

Vi | Software Engineer

My new career in IT has provided me with opportunities for success that I didn’t have before, and I owe my move into this career to Merit America.

Joshua | IT Support Analyst

I’ve always wanted to learn Java and had looked at options available at community colleges. It was going to cost me more and take longer than Merit.

Elizabeth | Software Engineer

At Merit America, I knew I had people — the Merit team as well as my squad — in my corner pushing me and helping me, no matter how tough it got.

Ebauni | IT Support / Business Analyst

Programs like Merit America give people with great minds a chance to pursue their dreams. To any Merit learner, know that you’re in the right place.

Corey | Cloud Operations Support Associate

Through the program I learned how to effectively pitch myself to an employer, and was given great resources to rework both my resume and cover letter.

Shonneri | Operations & Support

I had no tangible qualifications to put on a resume and couldn’t afford training and exams. Merit provided everything I was looking for.

Yves | IT Helpdesk Technician

Programs like Merit America allow you to open a door that otherwise you would not be able to.

Sandra | Tech Consultant

Attending Merit, has not only equipped me with more tools in the tech field, but it has also brought me a network of support.

Michelle | Web Developer

I had difficulties translating my existing IT experience into new job offers. Merit America was the perfect extra support I needed to begin my career.

Alix | Tech Solutions Coordinator

Merit America is invested in helping people succeed not only in their work life, but in life in general.

Toya | Tech Consultant

I learned a lot of skills I was never taught. The coach meetings gave me the accountability I needed to succeed.

Willie | Tech Support Technician

Merit America has changed so much for me that I couldn’t be more grateful. I’ve felt like I would never get out of the dead end that I was in.

Rey | Marketing Specialist

Merit America has greatly improved my coding abilities, and my job prospects. My professional skills are much better, including searching for jobs!

Bruce | Engineering Apprentice

Everything I learned in the Merit program, I do at my job.

Rhonda | Help Desk Specialist

Merit America gave me the tools and resources to further my learning in IT.

Akilah | T2 Flex Force

It’s a great program that pushes you to learn everyday. The program is set up to help you succeed.

Vi | Software Engineer

My new career in IT has provided me with opportunities for success that I didn’t have before, and I owe my move into this career to Merit America.

Joshua | IT Support Analyst

I’ve always wanted to learn Java and had looked at options available at community colleges. It was going to cost me more and take longer than Merit.

Elizabeth | Software Engineer

At Merit America, I knew I had people — the Merit team as well as my squad — in my corner pushing me and helping me, no matter how tough it got.

Ebauni | IT Support / Business Analyst

Programs like Merit America give people with great minds a chance to pursue their dreams. To any Merit learner, know that you’re in the right place.

Corey | Cloud Operations Support Associate

Through the program I learned how to effectively pitch myself to an employer, and was given great resources to rework both my resume and cover letter.

Shonneri | Operations & Support

I had no tangible qualifications to put on a resume and couldn’t afford training and exams. Merit provided everything I was looking for.

Yves | IT Helpdesk Technician

Programs like Merit America allow you to open a door that otherwise you would not be able to.

Sandra | Tech Consultant

Attending Merit, has not only equipped me with more tools in the tech field, but it has also brought me a network of support.

Michelle | Web Developer

I had difficulties translating my existing IT experience into new job offers. Merit America was the perfect extra support I needed to begin my career.

Alix | Tech Solutions Coordinator

Merit America is invested in helping people succeed not only in their work life, but in life in general.

Toya | Tech Consultant

I learned a lot of skills I was never taught. The coach meetings gave me the accountability I needed to succeed.

Willie | Tech Support Technician

Merit America has changed so much for me that I couldn’t be more grateful. I’ve felt like I would never get out of the dead end that I was in.

Rey | Marketing Specialist

Merit America has greatly improved my coding abilities, and my job prospects. My professional skills are much better, including searching for jobs!

Bruce | Engineering Apprentice

Everything I learned in the Merit program, I do at my job.

Rhonda | Help Desk Specialist

Merit America gave me the tools and resources to further my learning in IT.

Akilah | T2 Flex Force

It’s a great program that pushes you to learn everyday. The program is set up to help you succeed.

Vi | Software Engineer

My new career in IT has provided me with opportunities for success that I didn’t have before, and I owe my move into this career to Merit America.

Joshua | IT Support Analyst

I’ve always wanted to learn Java and had looked at options available at community colleges. It was going to cost me more and take longer than Merit.

Elizabeth | Software Engineer

At Merit America, I knew I had people — the Merit team as well as my squad — in my corner pushing me and helping me, no matter how tough it got.

Ebauni | IT Support / Business Analyst

Programs like Merit America give people with great minds a chance to pursue their dreams. To any Merit learner, know that you’re in the right place.

Corey | Cloud Operations Support Associate

Through the program I learned how to effectively pitch myself to an employer, and was given great resources to rework both my resume and cover letter.

Shonneri | Operations & Support

Frequently Asked Questions

If the following FAQs don’t answer your questions, email learnmore@meritamerica.org.

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