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Web Developer Fundamentals   

Learn the basics in HTML/CSS/JavaScript and WordPress in this introductory web development program.


This is a virtual, live 16-week course will introduce you to multiple aspects of web development, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, web servers, MySQL, PHP, content management systems (WordPress) and SEO. No prior experience is required.

In this class, the student will learn the fundamentals of Web development. This course will introduce the student to multiple different aspects of web development including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Web servers, MySQL, PHP, Content Management Systems (WordPress) and SEO.

  • Strong fundamental knowledge of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)
  • Good knowledge of Cascading Stylesheet (CSS3)
  • Foundational knowledge of JavaScript and front-end JS toolkit
  • Good understanding of WordPress as a content management system
  • Foundational knowledge of servers, databases, setting up websites and DNS


Motivation, curiosity, and enthusiasm for computer programming is required. The course will take the student from the very basics to intermediate/advanced concepts of HTML and CSS. We will then progress to learning how to code responsive web pages that resize themselves automatically based on the size of the user’s screen. Consequently, we will get a detailed introduction to the powerful language of web interactivity — JavaScript.

Using JavaScript, you will be able to add interactivity to web pages that you designed and developed using HTML and CSS. Finally, we will get into Content Management systems, WordPress in particular, and how WordPress can be used to build a complete content driven website.

In addition, we recognize that while the technical skills might get you an interview, having soft skills is essential to getting the job. Therefore, our approach is focused on a learning environment that incorporates good communications skills, adaptability, teamwork, conflict resolution and critical observation — all desirable traits, which make our students exceptional.

Class attendance is mandatory. Every class will have hands-on activities. Tasks not completed during class time have to be completed before the following week.

You will receive a certificate of completion.

Required Materials

A laptop computer will be provided as part of the course, along with books and materials. 

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is meant for anyone who wants to become a web developer and as part of their preparation wants to learn how to build WordPress websites from scratch. It starts from the basic concepts, so prior programming or markup experience is not assumed. However, an aptitude for programming will go a long way in being successful in this course.

Program Cost: $6495

Funding assistance for this course may be available for those who qualify via Missouri Full Employment Council or KANSASWORKS.


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