Front End Web Developer I
The Front End Web Developer I program is designed to provide students with an introduction to the Web Development Industry. Front End Web Developers design the user interface and are responsible for visual design, user interaction, and browser compatibilities, and the courses offer the student a look into the ecosystem. The program courses include basic web programming, components of a website, pre-planning tools and strategies of preliminary web development utilizing user an overview of the internet, file management in relation to web development, components of a website, basic web authoring techniques using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), and basic styling and structuring techniques using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Additionally, the program courses provide the student with important soft skills that are critical in this industry, including communication, honesty, teamwork, punctuality, integrity, accountability, and organization.
Front End Web Developer II
The Front End Web Developer II program is designed to leverage the skills the student learns in the Front End Web Developer I program by pushing the student beyond the basics and into more intermediate and advanced level techniques. In this program, the student learns intermediate to advanced-level skills in HTML and CSS. Additionally, the student is introduced to User Interface Design, specifically learning about user and task analysis, field research methods, usability testing and the UX process, creating sitemaps, wireframes, mood boards, style guides, and more. This course also introduces the student to the promotion of a website through search engine optimization (SEO), which includes basic optimization strategies through keyword research, building inbound links, and optimizing pages and content. Finally, students will learn about accessibility strategies, how to maintain site health, and how to build and maintain a portfolio for success beyond the classroom.