Goodwin College Adds Coding and Web Development Academy to Continuing Education Offerings

Using Scale, students will learn how to use the various front-end web development components including HTML, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and JavaScript, allowing students to create a basic, yet unique and dynamic website that will bring together the API ( application program interface) content from favorite websites such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and more.

Students will learn the basics of web design and development, as well as the use of CSS and JavaScript libraries. By observing how web designers and developers approach modern, professional world situations in mostly lab-based lectures. Students will learn first-hand how to apply their skills in the real-world environment.

“Goodwin College has a long history of providing a non-traditional education for working learners and our efforts behind Scale underscore our commitment to this student population,” said Tim Gilrain, executive director of the Goodwin College of Professional Studies. “The initial course will provide individuals with the basics, providing the opportunity to build on key concepts down the line, providing a solid foundational foundation that is vital to the program.”

Lectures during these labs will lead to a cumulative final project that will build on the knowledge gained throughout the course, with the aim of providing an overview of front-end web development in a professional work setting. Each student will complete the course with a portfolio of examples of completed work.

By the end of the 10-week course, students will have a solid knowledge of HTML and CSS, a cursory understanding of Javascript/jQuery, and knowledge of general data processing in the form of JSON and APIs. Students will be able to confidently add several requested tools to their resume, including HTML, CSS, and Javascript coding languages.

James S. Joseph