HTML & CSS Essentials

The HTML & CSS Essentials is a comprehensive part time Certificate program, designed to give students a solid foundation in the principles of Web Development. The course is taught over 10 weeks in one weekly evening sessions or on Saturdays, and is designed to teach our students the skills, tools and software being used in today's industry.

Next start date Jul 10, 2017
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About HTML & CSS Essentials Course

The HTML & CSS Essentials Course is a 30 hour part-time program designed to give our students a solid foundation in the skills and technologies used by today’s web developers, with a specific focus on HTML and CSS. You will learn the essentials and create your first webpage from scratch.

The HTML & CSS Essentials program is designed to be a thorough introduction to professional web development. Through this program you’ll learn the building blocks for technical skills in front-end web development including HTML5, CSS3, Git and Responsive Web Design. 




Industry driven


hours of instruction

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.
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Responsive Web Design
Build websites that flexibly and effortlessly adapt to different device contexts.
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Git and GitHub
Learn how to add version control to your development environment with Git, as well as how to distribute your code on GitHub.

Alumni Stories

Sharan Sumal, RED Alumni Web Development
Sharan Sumal
Winter 2016

During my research on other schools, RED definitely came out on top. I love the RED environment, teaching style, and having such a great support system from others.
Learning the foundation skills of HTML & CSS was awesome, I learned a lot and it provided me enough information to ready myself to learn more in the field. I definitely encourage others to take the program, even if you have a small interest just dive in, you won’t regret it. It is a great investment for yourself and your career.


Christopher Johansen

Christoffer’s has a natural inclination for problem solving and loves to take on complicated problems and see them through to a solution. In a different time he would have maybe been a mechanic, but being a modern man, he puts his problem solving skills into software development. A Software Developer at Wealthbar Chris combines his industry expertise with teaching interest to provide challenging web development classes.

Web Developer Course Vancouver - Blaze Kroeger
Blaze Kroeger
TA, Web Developer

Fresh to Web Development but definitely not the world of tech, Blaze is part of the first cohort of RED Academy graduates. Immersed in computers since the age of 3 and casual hardcore gamer PC since the age of eight, Blaze has always had a great interest in programming and web development. Where he lacks years of experience, he makes up for with his endless curiosity and desire to learn. As a recent RED student, Blaze brings the valuable student point of view to the instructor team. The work and contribution he had to his class at RED reflects his impact in the workforce. Blaze is a fan of mini dance parties and team coding sessions and is one of the friendliest people we know.


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

The part time program is a gentle but thorough introduction to HTML and CSS. It’s designed for people who have very little experience with computers and the internet. Or people who are looking to update their resume.

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

What are the prerequisites? What do I need to know about coding before I start?

You don’t need any previous experience with HTML or CSS to take the program, but you’ll be better off if you have some familiarity with these things beforehand as the pace of the course is quite brisk. We strongly recommended students work through some introductory tutorials on before starting the program. It will take approximately 8 hours to complete.

What will I be able to do by the end of this course?

You will be able to build a mobile-first, responsive website that uses version control with Git.

Do I need a Mac for this course?

RED definitely recommends that you use a MacBook for web development, but it is not a requirement for the part-time course. We can accommodate Windows machines in this course.

Will I learn anything about building WordPress themes in this class?

No, this class focuses entirely on front-end development using HTML and CSS. Building custom WordPress themes requires some knowledge of PHP, which is a server-side scripting language.

However, if you have an existing theme that you want to make some minor style-related changes to, at the end of this course you should feel reasonably empowered to jump into the style.css file for the theme and make your desired changes to the CSS.

Do you have a payment plan or any financing options?

Yes we do. After paying your deposit, there are two options:

1. The remainder of your tuition is paid in full 30 days prior to the term start date. Early bird discounts are available if you pay the first 50% within 60 days of the course start date.
2. The remainder of your tuition is paid in three instalments: 1/3 is paid 30 days prior to the start date of the term, 1/3 is paid on the term start date, and 1/3 is paid 30 days after the term start date. For part-time courses the financing option is +$100 and for full-time it’s +$300, with the fee attached to the first payment.

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

HTML & CSS Essentials


RED Academy Vancouver

Monday 6:30 - 9:30pm

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

Summer 2017 Cohort July 10, 2017

Fall 2017 Cohort October 9, 2017

Winter 2018 Cohort January 15, 2018

Spring 2018 Cohort April 16, 2018

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Vancouver 778 379 7175

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Vancouver 778 379 7175

Toronto 647 793 2333


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