Skills For Hire Atlantic

Launch a Career in Web Development

About the Web Development Program

Next Cohort: July 17th – December 1st, 2023

Applications period opens: May 29th, 2023

In this fully virtual 20-week program you will learn front-end programming fundamentals, the basics of cyber security and cloud computing, and programming essentials. Working at your own pace and your own schedule, you will become versed in HTML, PHP and have the option to complete certifications, all while building the skills necessary to find work in this exciting field. 

You will also have access to our job search and workplace productivity courses, which will help you to understand the tech sector, and learn the best practices to begin your career in tech. This program is a great fit for you if you love to learn online, are self-motivated, have a knack for math and technology, and can dedicate 10+ hours a week to the program.

To be eligible for our programs you must be 18 years or older and have completed a high school GED or equivalent. You must also be a resident of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador, New Brunswick or Prince Edward Island.

What You'll Learn

Front End Programming Fundamentals
  • What HTML, CSS, and JavaScript are and how they interact to bring content to your browser
  • How to use Visual Studio Code (IDE) to write code with almost every language
  • What Git is, what it’s useful for and why it’s the most popular version control system
    Node.js and how to take your existing JavaScript knowledge and use it to build full-stack web applications
  • How to build out routing, databases, and third-party APIs in Node.js and Express
  • The fundamentals of Postman – how to issue requests, create automated API tests, and even document your API with Postman.
Security, Cloud, Containers
  • The basic concepts and vocabulary of cyber security and how they can help prevent a future attack or stop one in its tracks
  • A broad introduction to all aspects of cloud computing
  • The basics of what a container is and how it enables cloud-native application designs. When you are finished you will have everything you need to take your container journey to the next level.
Programming Essentials
  • PHP, the world’s most widely-used server-side programming language. This course will teach you the fundamentals of PHP programming on the LAMP stack, and overview the tradeoffs and reasons PHP may or may not be the right fit for your next project.
  • The skills and knowledge you need to plan, deploy and manage your site locally and on web hosting providers.
  • Project management essentials, this course will cover what makes project work unique and the principles of leading and participating in collaboration that will allow teams to thrive

Certifications You'll Be Prepared For

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

Earning AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner validates cloud fluency and foundational AWS knowledge.

AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate (Optional)

Earning AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate validates the ability to design and implement distributed systems on AWS.

Final Grade (4 Assignments) of 70% 

Technical Content Completed (30%)
Attend 2 Industry Events

Additional Program Benefits

This program is self-directed, however you will have access to support from the Skills for Hire Atlantic team throughout the duration of the 20 weeks through our live tutorial sessions, program slack channel, career kickstarter series and opportunity for industry connections.

Think this might be a good fit? Take our quiz to find out! 

What does it take to graduate from the program? 

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