The Full-Stack Developer program is a comprehensive 24 week, full-time immersive Diploma program, that teaches our students the necessary skills to succeed as a web/mobile developer. Based on the principle of Radical Relevance, our programs are taught by seasoned industry professionals, teaching you the very latest technologies and tools that are used in the industry today, so that you go on to build a career as a successful developer in today's rapidly evolving digital economy.
24 Weeks Full-Time
Next start date Jan 9, 2017Interested in a later date?
Full-Stack Developer Overview
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.
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What You'll Learn
Master the web’s markup language and craft well-structured, semantic HTML.
Style pages to be elegant, responsive web experiences for users, and explore adding interactivity via CSS3 transitions.
Learn how to use CSS preprocessors and incorporate Sass best practices into your development workflow.
Bring your websites to life with jQuery and use it to interact with popular web APIs using Ajax.
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.
Dive into PHP and learn the basics of this popular server-side language, including a gentle introduction to object-oriented programming.
Git and GitHub
Master version control using Git and open-source your code on GitHub.
Build single-page applications using React for front-end UI component development and routing.
Write application code that behaves consistently, runs in different environments, and is easy to test using Redux.
Use Express as a light-weight application framework for architecting your apps in Node.js.
PostgresQL and MongoDB
Learn the ins and outs of both relational and "NoSQL" databases, and how to choose the best one for your application.
Take your React skills to the next level by building truly native mobile applications for iOS and Android.
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.
Meet Your Instructors
Lead Instructor, Web Developer
Cody has been working in the web dev world for over 7 years, specializing in WordPress and PHP. He started his career making custom WordPress themes and plugins, since then Cody has widened his expertise to everything from Zend to Angular. Always looking for the next emerging code that will turn the industry, and how to best use it with the projects at hand. Cody has worked in wide array of environments from in-house, freelance, enterprise, back-end and full-stack. He deeply values clean, reusable code in conjunction with an aesthetically pleasing interface. Cody loves his coffee.
What Makes RED Unique
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.
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.
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.
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.
What's the difference between full-time and part-time programs?
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 are the requirements?
The requirements for starting the full-time Full-Stack Developer Professional Program at RED are simply a willingness to learn and participate and a sense of adventure!
Continuation into the second part of the program requires students to successfully complete a short code challenge (using HTML, CSS, and JS), which will be reviewed by the course instructors.
What coding languages, frameworks, etc. do I learn about during the course?
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?
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.
Will you help me find a job?
Upon successful completion of a professional program, RED Academy is here to support you in your job search in a number of ways.
We have put in place an intensive professional development training program in addition to the technical skills we teach. We teach students how to nail a technical interview and we assist our students with personal branding. We also provide enumerable networking opportunities to get students feet wet early in their program.
Do you have a payment plan or any financing options?
Yes we do. After paying your deposit, there are two options:
RED is an affiliate partner with GROW, a Vancouver based lending company that provides a specific type of loan for people that are looking for short-term technical training.
Start Dates and Pricing
RED Academy Toronto
24 weeks, full-time
Please note that places on our programs are limited, and that places are offered in the order that applications are received.
Fall 2016 Cohort September 26, 2016
Winter 2017 Cohort January 9, 2017
Spring 2017 Cohort April 10, 2017
Summer 2017 Cohort July 4, 2017