Web Developer Professional Work-Study

This program is a comprehensive 48 week, full-time immersive Diploma program, 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.

48 Weeks Work-Study
Next start date Jan 8, 2018
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Web Developer Professional
Work-Study Overview

The academic portion of the course is 24 weeks full-time, and runs from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, Monday to Friday. The remaining 24 weeks of the course is a work placement.

In this program students will learn the fundamental technical skills required to start a career as a front-end developer. These skills include HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, JavaScript, AngularJS, PHP, and WordPress. Students will be applying these skills to projects with real clients through our community partner program. They’ll work in a team-based environment, set up collaborative workflows and communicate with their clients, designers and potential employers. Throughout the program students will have the opportunity to network and build connections with hiring partners and professionals. They’ll also be given an introduction to their field and the skills necessary to work on technical teams in an agency, in-house, start-up, corporate or freelance environment. By the end of the course they’ll have developed a robust portfolio to jump-start their careers.


weeks Academic


weeks Co-op


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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 your JavaScript foundation by learning the programming language of front-end development.
Take your JavaScript skills to the next level by learning AngularJS, a popular front-end framework.
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.
Learn how to use JavaScript task runners to help enhance and automate your deployment workflow.
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Master version control using Git and open-source your code on GitHub.

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 coding languages, frameworks, etc. do I learn about during 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.

What kinds of jobs can I get after this course?

This program is primarily geared toward front-end web development, so you will be employable in any junior-level job with a focus on JavaScript a framework such as Angular, or any job focused on building websites out on a CMS like WordPress. Past graduates from the program have gone on to work as junior front-end developers for digital agencies, large tech companies, and up-and-coming start-ups.

Start Dates and Pricing

Web Developer Professional Work-Study


RED Academy Vancouver

48 weeks, Monday-Friday, 5pm - 9pm

Please note that places in our programs are limited, and are offered in the order that applications are received. The application deadline for the Fall 2017 cohort is June 30. Regular price is $12,500, Early Bird discount available for registrations sent until June 30th

Winter 2018 Cohort January 8

Admission Process

We operate on a rolling admissions system, admitting students that 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 an Admissions team member and an instructor from the program.

3. A program-specific assignment 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 English is not one of your native languages, we may require 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)




Applying For A Visa

For International Students (those who do not hold Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency in Canada), that intend to take one of our programs, you will be required to apply for a Study & Work Permit within Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). You may apply using IRCC online application tool or by paper.

Depending on your country of citizenship, you may need a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to enter Canada, in addition to your Permits.

These are some of the required documents to apply:

  • Passport with at least 15 months left before expiry
  • Photo (IRCC has specific requirements of the Visa application photograph)
  • Proof of financial support
  • RED Academy’s Letter of Acceptance (LOA)
  • RED Academy’s DLI number (Pending approval)

We encourage our future student to seek help when applying for the Study & Work Permits, however, please, refer to this IRCC link for further information on how to apply for your permit

If you are transferring to RED Academy from a Canadian educational institution, you must notify IRCC when you change institutions in your MyCIC account.
It is your responsibility to know and understand the International Student Immigration Regulations. For more information, visit the IRCC website.

Payment Process

The Professional Work-Study Programs cost $9,500 for 480 hours of instruction plus 480 hours of work experience. 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 individual’s financial circumstances, we have payment structures and financing options available. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with our team.

Click here to see Withdrawal Policy and our Refunds Policy.

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Toronto 647 793 2333

Vancouver 778 379 7175

Toronto 647 793 2333


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