Core and Professional Skills Development
Our main focus is on web technologies since the web is the most extensive and ubiquitous platform. Alongside these core skills, you’ll also learn the Agile method of project planning and how to market yourself and your skills.
The “how to” skills of coding
Learn the Basics of Web Technology
Talk to the Server
Interact with a Database
Most sites and applications today are data driven, using databases to structure, store and retrieve data. A firm understanding of what servers do, how they work, and how we can use them to deploy and host code is essential for a web developer to understand.
Market yourself and your skills
The technical skills are only half the battle. Besides the languages, you’ll work on your personal and professional skills to develop your ability to work as a developer, including the Agile methodology of project planning.
As a developer, you need to be able to make a decision, explain your reasoning to both technical and non-technical stakeholders, and defend it. Teaching you to distill technical materials into a form that non-technical stakeholders can understand will prove to be an invaluable skill that will aid you in the job hunting process and in every job you will hold.
We’ll also teach you how to market yourself and your skills. This includes how to curate an online portfolio of coding projects that demonstrate your ability, way to get connected with other tech communities, how to network in a larger group setting, how to identify and talk about your strengths and weaknesses as a developer, and speak to what technical role you would play in a team.
The Midland University Code Academy is a non-credit bearing, non-degree seeking program.