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Scale Academy

 

Scale Academy is focused on raising the skills of individuals who are looking to build or expand their expertise in the areas of web development and coding. At the intersection of industry and education, our programs apply practical skills across every organization.

Course Offerings

Web Design Concepts & Development (CACE 7110)

Sept. 25–Dec. 6
Mondays and Wednesdays
5:30–8:30 p.m


Scale Academy

Through this flexible, part-time program, you will learn to build a basic, yet unique and dynamic, website that will gather content from the API (application program interface) of your favorite website (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.) using various components of front-end web development—core technologies that make up the web, including HTML, CSS and JavaScript. You will observe how web designers/developers tackle situations in the modern and professional world in primarily lab-based lectures. The coursework during these labs will lead up to a cumulative final project that will be built upon the knowledge you gain each week.

Through the completion of labs, the class will provide a “crash course” style of learning. By laying down various fundamentals, you should be able to get a broad view of front-end web development in a professional setting. You will be expected to reach beyond the lessons of the class and be comfortable researching and learning new technologies, as the field is ever changing. The lessons presented in each area should be a platform on which for you to grow. By the end of the 10 weeks, you will have a strong familiarity with HTML and CSS, a fundamental understanding of Javascript and jQuery, and knowledge of general data handling in the form of JSON and APIs.

Additional Details

  • Part-time, evening program
  • 10-week course
  • Taught on-site at Drexel's University City campus in Philadelphia
  • Learn from working coding professionals
  • Student must provide own laptop
  • Final project required to complete course

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Why do you feel people can benefit from learning to code?

Jonathan Levine

Jonathan Levine

AGone are the days when programming was reserved for large corporations or universities, only to be studied by engineers. The necessity to code has quickly crept into every industry. Whether working for a marketing team, a medical facility, or a mom-and-pop shop, automation and web development is the future, whether one likes it or not. It's best to be ahead of the curve before the technology passes you by.

Anthony Mantoan

Anthony Mantoan

ABy learning to code, people open up a lot of opportunities in a field that is still one of the most in demand. They are also better able to take control of their online presence, both personally and for their company. Once someone learns to code, they can imagine what they want to happen on the screen and they will have the skills to make it happen.

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