The full time course meets Monday through Thursday during the day for ten weeks. A typical day will last just over seven hours, and will consist of classroom discussions, lectures, and programming exercises. Students will be engaged in heavy hands-on experience and building their portfolio. Some topics covered will include project management, database integration using PostgreSQL, open-source frameworks and peer programming.
Students are responsible for contacting the Instructor or Teacher Assistant for any additional help they may require outside of established class time. Additionally, students should be able to commit an additional 20 hours per week outside of class to self-guided study and assignments.
As we are more of a project-based program, we currently neither offer certificates of completion for participation in this course nor is a formal gradebook maintained by the instructor. Throughout the course, participants will create several different applications which will be gathered into their portfolio, including one capstone assignment that encompasses all of the material covered throughout the course. A student that successfully completes the course will have several of these portfolio items to demonstrate their mastery of the topics covered during the course.
Participants are expected to complete approximately 40 hours of work prior to the first in-class session. Participants will be issued a book on HTML & CSS and will need to demonstrate competency of these technologies by creating a static web page, using the concepts discussed in the book. We recommend that participants budget approximately 20 hours per week for two weeks prior to the beginning of the course to complete this work.