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*Five spots remain available, on a first-come, first-served basis. Must attend class to reserve spot.
Learn the basics of creating websites, including HTML5, CSS, User Interface Design, WordPress, Github, and more.
(March 20 - May 17)
Flyer & Syllabus:
Introduction to Web Development6:00 - 8:00PM Tuesdays / ThursdaysAvenal Technology & Training Center (Tech Center)717 E. Monterrey St.Instructor: Jason Spriggs firstname.lastname@example.orgCo-Teacher: Eian Spriggs email@example.comPreferred mode of contact: Slack channel, allow 24 hrs. for repliesCourse DescriptionMain learning objective for the course:At the end of this 9-week course, students will be able to plan, design, and implement a website using current standards and best practices.Course Type: Multidisciplinary; Discussion-based seminar; Writing-intensive; LabPedagogical strategies required: Group work; Individual study; Show and tell; Verbal questioning for understandingCourse Goals
Students who complete this course successfully will be able to:● Describe specific technologies related to web-development● Plan a web project from start to finish● Create wireframes● Utilize basic design principles● Code web pages with HTML● Style web pages with CSS● Incorporate on page SEO● Determine when to use a CMS vs static sites● Work with WordPress themes and plugins● Configure DNS records● Configure MySQL database● Launch Websites● Deploy security measures and create backupsRequired Materials, or Equipment● Laptop (Provided by City of Avenal)● Note taking materials● Email
Course Schedule: March 20th – May 17th
Week 1 - March 20 & 22: Introductions; Overview of course; History of internet and world wide web; File transfer protocol; Introduction to HTML; Introduction to developer tools; Visit Bitwise IndustriesWeek 2 - March 27 & 29: Writing formats; Learn to declare doctype; Build HTML5 skeleton; Block elements; Headings; Tags; ID’s & ClassesWeek 3 - April 3 & 5: Intro to Design Theory; Wire frames; Intro to CSS; Inline CSS practiceWeek 4 - April 10 & 12: File structures; Folder structures; Linked external files; Review HTML & CSSWeek 5 - April 17 & 19: CSS positioning; Review HTML & CSS; GitHub Version ControlWeek 6 - April 24 & 26: Introduction to Content Management Systems; WordPress; Themes; Set upWeek 7 - May 1 & 3: Customizer; Plugins; Forms; DatabaseWeek 8 - May 8 & 11: Database; Gutenberg; Finalize SitesWeek 9 - May 15 & 17: Domain name servers; File transfers; Configure files; Security; Backups; Final Project Presentation / Graduation
Tuition:One-time fee of $20, due upon enrollment of first attended class.
Scholarships available to cover full cost of tuition. Available only to residents of Avenal. To apply, please submit a 2-paragraph essay explaining your interest in Web Development, what do you expect to learn from this course, and how you plan to use your new skills upon completion. Please submit essay to firstname.lastname@example.org
*Once enrolled, students will receive access to Lynda.com accounts to aid understanding of course material; take a scheduled trip to Bitwise Industries to experience the type of careers available to web developers; and have access to check-out laptops from the Tech Center for up to 72 hours.