How It Works

Interested in Merit America? Here you’ll find what you need to know about our programs and how we’ll help you land your dream job in tech in as little as 14 weeks, no previous experience required.

✓ Our Impact

Setting you up for success 

Our program isn’t just about earning a certificate; it’s about empowering you with the skills and mindset to build the career you’ve always dreamed of. We help you identify and leverage your transferable skills and position you for success—even without prior industry-specific work experience.

✓ 80% program completion rate
✓ 10k+ nationwide alumni network
✓ $24k average annual wage gain (3+ months post-program)

  1. Flexible Learning
  2. 1:1 Career Coaching
  3. Job Placement Support
  4. Only pay when earning $40k+
  5. Alumni for Life
✓ Our Program

Prepare and land the job through four key steps in our program⤵



Ensure success in the program by pairing with your coach and squad, as well as getting acquainted with our platforms and criteria for key assignments.



Complete your technical training through online courses from trusted experts and learn skills through mock interviews.


Job Success

After you complete the technical program, our expert team of Job Success Specialists help you apply for jobs that meet your specific interests and skills.


Alumni Support

You’re an alumni for life! Get support negotiating salaries, promotions, and valuable networking opportunities.

✓ What You’ll Gain

From Coursework to Workforce

Unlike traditional online courses, our programs offer the flexibility and accountability to help learners gain skills, put themselves out there, and land jobs fast.

Earn Industry-Recognized Certificates

You’ll complete industry-leading Google Certificates, which show employers you’ve put in the work—and are ready to work.

Get 1:1 Career Coaching

We’ll pair you with a career coach who helps you master interview skills, create a job hunt strategy, and negotiate the offers you get. 

Tap Into Exclusive Hiring Networks

You’ll get connected to our deep network of employer partners and job opportunities that aren’t posted elsewhere. 

Grow with lifelong community and support

You’ll always be able to join alumni events, get help from our career team, and earn certificates with free, unlimited access to Coursera.  

✓ What Alumni Say

Hear from those who know Merit America best

Merit is a melting pot of networking. You have a ton of resources from alumni, your cohort, and your coaches.

Renee Help Desk Support

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 has such a valuable job placement department. I couldn’t have done it without my coaches.

Angela Software Support

Job Success Coaches made the difference. Multiple times since Merit America I’ve suggested the program to people.

Alix Director of IT

Merit America put me on the path of knowing where I want to go from here. I now have a game plan for the next 5 years.

Justine Datacenter Technician
IT Support Alum
✓ Meet Your Team

Don’t change careers alone

Your wins are our wins, and you’ll never go it alone. From day one, you’ll be paired with technical experts and career coaches who’ll help you stick your landing—and most learners land jobs within 3 months upon program completion.

Career Coaches
Your career coach will help you plan out a growth path, fine-tune your online presence, and tailor your resume and cover letter so you stand out.
Job Success CoachYour job success coaches will connect you with employers and opportunities through Huntr, our job tracking tool. They’ll also help you with mock interviews, negotiation coaching, and placement support.
Technical AdvisorYour technical advisors will guide you through tricky coursework and provide technical support for your Coursera content. They’ll even offer coding help, depending on your program.

Meet your team

Admissions Counselor

Navigate program details and financing with our dedicated team.

Learn about admissions Learn about admissions

Career Coach

Prepare for the job search. Gain confidence & know-how with your coach.

Learn about Career Coaches Learn about Career Coaches

Job Success Coach

Connect with job opportunities, and get goal-based career guidance.

Learn about Job Success Learn about Job Success

Technical Advisor

Engage the coursework with a technical expert in your corner.

Our alums work for the world’s top tech companies

✓ Your Resources

Support resources

Health and wellness should always be a priority—especially during stressful times like changing careers. To ensure you thrive both professionally and personally, we’ve curated a comprehensive suite of resources tailored to support you as both a learner and an alumni.

✓ Benefits for learners

  • Mental Health Sessions: Gain access to confidential counseling sessions, available via phone, video, or in-person, to promote emotional well-being.
  • Legal Consultations: Receive expert guidance on retirement planning, tax consultations, and other legal matters.
  • Financial Advising and Planning: Leverage professional assistance to manage your finances and plan for a secure future.
  • Community Resource Referrals: Explore a network of trusted providers for family care, lifestyle support, and more.
  • College Planning and Life Coaching: Receive expert guidance on educational opportunities and personalized life coaching.
  • Extensive Resources: Benefit from a wealth of checklists, informative materials, and curated resources.

✓ Benefits for alumni

  • Perspectives Wellness Program: Enjoy exclusive access to our holistic wellness initiative, designed to nurture your physical, mental, and emotional health.
  • Virtual Events: Participate in engaging virtual events facilitated by our program events team.
  • Monthly Alumni Newsletter: Stay informed with updates on volunteer opportunities, networking events, job openings, and more.
  • Continuing Education Credits: Pursue lifelong learning with our higher education partners, including Northeastern University, Golden Gate University, University of North Texas, and Western Governors University.
  • Lifetime Coursera Access: Explore the vast alumni Coursera catalog to continually expand your knowledge and skills.
✓ Merit America Guarantee

Pay when you’re earning 

At Merit America, we believe that cost should not be a barrier to your career transition.

You’re already enough!

Should You Apply Checklist?

If you’re into tech and trying to transform your career, we’ve got your back. Come as you are—we’ll take you from just starting out to starting your new job. 

What we’ve heard….Should You Apply?
“I have no experience in this field”
“Can I break into this field without a four-year degree?”
“What if I have absolutely zero experience in this field…?”
“Does this program work for care-givers and parents?”
“I work full-time and don’t know about my schedule”
“Does this program work for delivery drivers?”
“I work in a warehouse and don’t know if I’ll have time…”
Not sure where to begin?

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