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The Web Developer Professional program is a comprehensive 12 week, full-time immersive diploma program designed for beginners.
This program enables students to develop the necessary skills to succeed in a career as a junior front-end web developer.
You’ll also learn about responsive web design and how to use build tools such as Gulp and Webpack. Throughout the program, you’ll have the opportunity to build up your portfolio with a series of individual projects, and at the end of the program work in a small team to build out a real-world project for a RED community partner.
Master the web’s markup language and craft well-structured, semantic HTML.
Develop mobile-first responsive web experiences for users, and add interactivity with CSS3.
Bring your websites to life with jQuery and use it to interact with popular web APIs using Ajax.
Learn how to use CSS preprocessors and incorporate Sass best practices into your development workflow.
Dive into PHP and learn the basics of this popular server-side language, including a gentle introduction to object-oriented programming.
Build WordPress themes and plugins, and learn other WordPress essentials such as custom post types, fields, and taxonomies, as well as its new REST API.
Git and GitHub
Master version control using Git and open-source your code on GitHub.Git and GitHub
An amazing course overall! Very intensive but very rewarding, I was able to start my career as a front end developer within the first month of graduating the full-time web developer program.
Kevin H. on Course Report
Mandi is the program lead for development at RED. Developer by day (and usually by night too), she spent many years working in WordPress plugin and theme development in the non-profit space and as a freelancer, but currently specializes in building web and mobile applications with React and React Native. She’s also actively exploring ways to develop VR/AR apps to enhance learning experiences in the classroom at RED. When she’s not creating websites and apps that run like well-oiled machines, you can find her making use of a fleet of vintage cameras in and around Vancouver.
Rose is a Front End web developer with an instructing background. Rose specializes in custom WordPress theme development and has had her share of random jobs leading up to her time as a developer. The thing that excites her the most about tech is the community behind it. Outside of RED you can find her involved with various organizations such as Ladies Learning Code, Girls Learning Code and Code & Coffee.
Our commitment to a fully engaged learning process extends into the creation of an energizing environment where you have the time to work and play.
Active Learning Methodology
Instructors facilitate lessons which are designed to be highly interactive and engaging to optimize your retention rate. We are passionate about making learning fun.
Industry Guest Speakers
Industry-taught leaders are often invited in to help with the delivery of specialized topics, and to share inspiring insights on the state of the industry.
Project-Based Applied Learning
You will be given time to work with your team on client projects. It’s during that time that instructors, mentors and TAs will be available to give you guidance and feedback on your work.
Personal & Professional Development
Technical skills and knowledge are one thing, but the reality is that soft-skills are really what will make you a key member of any team. Creativity, empathy and collaboration are the themes we focus on in our PPD program.
Peer & Instructor Feedback
Peer evaluation is a tremendously effective way to not only gain the skills required to assess the quality of a team member’s work, but also to learn how to receive and articulate constructive feedback to them.
Networking & Field Trips
You will be given the opportunity to visit agencies and businesses hiring for digital roles to gain a better understanding of company cultures and environments.
We Work With Our Grads Until They Get A Job
Our Career Support Team is there to support you through your job search process. They will advise you on job opportunities, introduce you to the RED hiring network and coach you during job interview and negotiation. You will also be given continual support from your instructors. This includes connecting to industry professionals and providing references to potential employers. We are committed to supporting our graduates until a job offer is made within their respected fields of study. The development roles outlined below are most commonly available to students post graduation but are not limited to these roles:
Junior Front End Web Developer
Build websites for clients working at a Digital agency or as a freelance developer.
Tuition & Dates
Fall 2017 Cohort
October 2, 2017Register
Winter 2018 Cohort
January 8, 2018Register
Spring 2018 Cohort
April 10, 2018Register
How To Apply
Applying to RED is super easy. Our dedicated admissions team members are there to guide and support your each step of the way.
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