Web Developer Professional
The Web Developer Professional program is a comprehensive 12 week, full-time immersive Diploma program, that teaches our students the necessary skills to succeed as a front end web 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.
12 Weeks Full-Time
Next start date Jan 9, 2017Interested in a later date?
Take a sampler class
In this workshop you will learn: what a mark-up language is and how HTML works on the web, how to write semantic HTML, including elements, attributes, and nesting. How to use basic HTML tags including headings, paragraphs, links, and lists, what CSS is in relation to HTML and how to use CSS to adjust the way HTML looks on a webpage.
Learn what it takes to become a Front End Developer and what our courses can offer you to help you get there! Please bring your laptop to this session.
Web Developer Professional Overview
You will also learn about responsive web design, how to use Sass (a CSS preprocessor), and how to use build tools such as Gulp and Webpack. You will be working on real hands-on projects, with a ratio of 6 students to every instructor, working on building out all of the necessary skills you need to start a career as a front-end developer.
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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.
A Day in the life of a Web 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.
Fall 2015 Graduate
My experience at RED was awesome, I learned so much in the 3 months that I attended and met some amazing people, it feels cliche to say but the class really felt like a family to me and I still try to keep in contact with them whenever possible. The teachers are outstanding as well, they all work extremely hard trying to produce the best lessons they can and I’d even say that some of the best friends I made at RED were the teachers. RED has been an enormous cornerstone for my life, I now work as a junior programmer at TBA Digital.
Winter 2016 Graduate
Although I have no prior experience in Web Development and am new to the tech industry in Vancouver, the welcoming and positive environment at RED and the focus on front-end development was something I was looking for. It was nice to see RED offering personal and professional development to the students throughout the program. Even though the program is intense, it is manageable due to the support of the instructors, staff, and other students, I feel so fortunate to be a part of such a great team.
Winter 2016 Graduate
I chose RED because I felt the school had a better focus for their developer program. I felt I would get more in-depth experience in front-end technologies and come out of RED with a deeper toolset and understanding. I’m glad I was right! I loved my experience at RED! It was definitely like a family where we all supported each other and became each other’s cheerleaders. Between group study sessions, hands-on learning, social and Industry Fridays, and great support from faculty it was an awesome and fun experience.
Meet Your Instructors
Program Lead, Developer
Mandi is the program lead for development at RED. Developer by day (and usually by night too), Mandi specializes in custom WordPress plugin and theme development, and has recently been diving deeper in JS application development too. Her background in content strategy and web writing has helped her develop a well-rounded approach to her current skill set. When she’s not creating structurally sound websites that work like a well-oiled machine, you can find her making use of a fleet of vintage cameras. In fact, nothing makes her quite as excited as the sound of a Polaroid SX-70 camera the moment it ejects a new photo.
Ben Frisby has a diverse background, which includes working in wealth management, for the Movember Foundation, biking across Canada and running is own digital start-up. Ben’s development career started because he loves the daily pursuit and challenge of improvement that is definable as a developer. He is no stranger to teaching as he taught his previous passion of basketball for more than twelve years and comes from a family or Professors and teachers, which brought him to Red Academy. Ben also finished a full-stack web-immersive which he uses to help and relate each student he works with.
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
Gain the skills to ace your first tech interview, develop your online and offline brand, network like a pro, and launch your new career.
Career Support & Development
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.
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 front-end web developer when they complete the program.
What are the requirements?
The requirements for taking the full-time Web Developer Professional Program at RED are simply a willingness to learn and participate and a sense of adventure!
What coding languages, frameworks, etc. do I learn about during the course?
What kinds of jobs can I get after this course?
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
Web Developer Professional
RED Academy Vancouver
12 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.
Winter 2017 Cohort January 9, 2017
Spring 2017 Cohort April 10, 2017
Summer 2017 Cohort July 4, 2017
Fall 2017 Cohort October 2, 2017