Full-Stack Developer

Become an industry-ready full stack developer in 24 weeks. RED Academy is committed to working with our graduates until they are hired. Our graduate placement rate is over 95% within 3 months of graduation.

24 Weeks Full-Time
Toronto
Next start date Jul 4, 2017
Interested in a later date?

Full-Stack Developer Overview

The Full-Stack Developer Program has been designed to help you first master the fundamentals of front-end web development by coding interactive, client-facing websites and basic single-page applications (SPAs) using a combination of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP.

In the second half of the program, you’ll dive deeper into the back-end of the web stack and learn practical skills and techniques used in modern web and mobile application development using Node.js. Additionally, you’ll learn in-demand libraries, frameworks, and platforms including React, Express, Meteor, and React Native.

You will also learn how to interpret functional specifications and UX documentation, deploy different types of databases, write maintainable and testable code, use industry-standard practices for working collaboratively in teams, and deploy your websites and applications to the cloud.

24

weeks

7:1

students to instructor ratio

960

hours of instruction

What You'll Learn

HTML5
Master the web’s markup language and craft well-structured, semantic HTML.
CSS3
Style pages to be elegant, responsive web experiences for users, and explore adding interactivity via CSS3 transitions.
Sass
Learn how to use CSS preprocessors and incorporate Sass best practices into your development workflow.
jQuery
Bring your websites to life with jQuery and use it to interact with popular web APIs using Ajax.
JavaScript
Build your JavaScript foundation by learning the programming language of front-end development.
AngularJS
Take your JavaScript skills to the next level by learning AngularJS, a popular front-end framework.
WordPress
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.
PHP
Dive into PHP and learn the basics of this popular server-side language, including a gentle introduction to object-oriented programming.
Gulp
Learn how to use JavaScript task runners to help enhance and automate your deployment workflow.
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Git and GitHub
Master version control using Git and open-source your code on GitHub.
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React
Build single-page applications using React for front-end UI component development and routing.
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Redux
Write application code that behaves consistently, runs in different environments, and is easy to test using Redux.
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Node.js
Dive into back-end development with Node.js to build scalable web applications using JavaScript.
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Express
Use Express as a light-weight application framework for architecting your apps in Node.js.
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PostgresQL and MongoDB
Learn the ins and outs of both relational and "NoSQL" databases, and how to choose the best one for your application.
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Meteor
Use this open-source, full-stack JavaScript platform to rapidly develop web apps with a single codebase.
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React Native
Take your React skills to the next level by building truly native mobile applications for iOS and Android.
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Deployment and Continuous Integration
Push code to live applications without any downtime using industry best practices for code deployment and integration.

A Day in the life of a Full-Stack Development student

Our commitment to a fully engaged learning process extends into the creation of an energizing environment where our students have the time to work as well as play.

Every aspect of our in-school experience is dedicated to creating a space where students, instructors, alumni, and mentors, can engage with one another in a way that’s relaxed, supportive, and friendly.

9:00am-9:30am
Daily Review
9:30am - 12:00pm
Lessons and Code Exercises
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Group Projects and Labs
5:00pm - Late
Homework and/or Networking

What Makes RED Unique

1
Real Clients, Projects & Portfolios

RED is built on the principle of building Real World experience, and means our students are working with Community Partners on Real Projects, building a Real Portfolio of experience.

2
Radically Relevant to Industry

Our programs are continuously being updated to ensure that our students are learning the very latest skills, tools and technologies that are actually being used in the industry today.

3
Career Support & Development

Our tailored, highly personalized learning approach means you not only learn the right skills, but are also getting the one-on-one career support, soft skills and guidance you need to succeed.

4
Join the RED Community

At RED you will be part of a close-knit community who are here to support you on your journey and give you the kind of personalized attention and support to truly see you succeed in your career.

FAQs

What's the difference between full-time and part-time programs?

The part-time program is a gentle, but thorough introduction to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. It’s designed for people who have very little experience with computers and the internet.

The full-time program is intensive, and is designed to give students the requisite experience for finding work as a professional developers when they complete the program.

What coding languages, frameworks, etc. do I learn about during the course?

In the first half of the course, you will learn HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and PHP. You will also learn about jQuery (which is a library of code that makes writing JavaScript much easier), and a JavaScript framework called AngularJS. You will also learn how to build out a website using WordPress as a content management system.

In the second part of the course, you will learn React, Redux, Express, Node.js, PostgresQL, MongoDB, Meteor, React Native, and progressive web app development.

You will also learn other essential skills related to application development including version control, deployment, continuous integration, unit testing, and collaborative workflows.

What kinds of jobs can I get after this course?

Graduates of this program may go to work as JavaScript developers, QA engineers, mobile application developers, and junior front-end or back-end developers.

Past graduates from RED’s developer programs have gone on to work as junior front-end developers for digital agencies, large tech companies, and up-and-coming start-ups.

Do I need a Mac for this program?

Yes, MacBooks are mandatory for this program.

Start Dates and Pricing

Full-stack Developer

$16, 000

RED Academy Vancouver

24 weeks, Monday-Friday, 9am - 5pm

Please note that places on our programs are limited, and that places are offered in the order that applications are received.

Spring 2017 Cohort April 10, 2017

Summer 2017 Cohort July 4, 2017

Fall 2017 Cohort October 2, 2017

Admission Process

We operate on a rolling admissions system, admitting students who meet our criteria as they apply up until the application deadline.

1. Completion of online application form.

2. An in-person or virtual (Skype) interview with one of our admissions team member and an instructor from the program.

3. A program specific assignment or test assigned by the instructor.

4. All prospective students are required to demonstrate a minimum level of English before they’re admitted to RED Academy. If you are an International Student or if English is not your first language, we may be required to pass one of the following exams:

  • Duolingo English Test 60 or higher
  • TOEFL iBT score of 90 or higher (TOEFL Paper score – 575 or higher)
  • IELTS Academic score 6.5 or higher
  • Cambridge Exam equivalency (CAE)

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Applying For A Visa

You do not need a study permit if you plan to take a course or program in Canada that lasts six months or less. You must complete the course or program within the period authorized for your stay in Canada.

Most travellers need a valid entry document such as an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) or a visa to visit Canada. This will depend on your citizenship or your situation.

All visa-exempt foreign nationals except for U.S. citizens need an eTA to enter Canada as tourists. The eTA authorizes to visit Canada for up to six months or until the date prescribed by a border services officer upon arrival to Canada.

Applying for an eTA is a simple, inexpensive (CAD$7) process that takes just a few minutes to complete online. In addition to a fast process, the eTA is electronically linked to a traveler’s passport and is valid for five years or until the passport expires. 

Travellers with passports from visa-required countries and territories need a visitor visa (temporary resident visa) to enter Canada.

A visa is an official document that is inserted inside a passport giving permission for you to come to Canada.

Find out if you need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) or a visitor visa

Payment Process

The Full-Stack Programs cost $16,000 for 960 hours of instruction. A deposit of $1650 ($250 non-refundable) is required upon acceptance into the program to reserve one’s place. 50% of the balance is due 30 days before the course starts and full payment is due before the program begins.

Enrolling in a RED Academy Program is an investment in your education and career development. To help accommodate financial circumstances, we have payment structures and financing options available. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with our team.

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Toronto 647 793 2333

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