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Students with aspirations to create and develop web pages through coding and computer languages now have the opportunity to take a course devoted to teaching just that. UCF will be opening its first coding boot camp this month. The camp is designed to teach students the skills they need for careers in “full-stack” web development, covering both front and back end technologies.

The UCF Coding Boot Camp will teach highly sought-after web development skills, including Javascript and Node.js, HTML, CSS, jQuery, and PHP. The course will be 24 weeks long and will be taught at the UCF/Seminole State Partnership Center on the Sanford Lake Mary campus of Seminole State College. It will combine on-campus classes during the evenings and weekends with online work. The UCF Coding Boot Camp is a non-credit course offered through UCF Continuing Education.

“Web development remains one of the fastest growing careers in the US economy with a projected growth rate of 20 percent by 2020,” said Todd Freece, director of Continuing Education at UCF, in a news release. “Web development also happens to be the highest in-demand skill set in the state of Florida, with a growth rate of 112 percent in 2014 - 2015. UCF Coding Boot Camp was designed to help students develop the skills and network needed to capitalize on this high-demand career track.”

The course will offer cutting-edge curriculum, hands-on learning, unparalleled levels of staff support and a direct route into employment opportunities, according to a UCF press release.

“UCF Coding Boot Camp students will graduate ready to integrate their new skills directly into their career,” Freece said. “Plus, since this is a part-time program, students can keep working as they position themselves for greater opportunities within the computer programming profession or prepare for transition to a new and exciting career in web development.”

In the course, students will work to build a portfolio of projects to showcase their knowledge, skills and products. The boot camp will also offer career-planning services, portfolio reviews, demonstration days and recruitment assistance.

Students may qualify for private loans, workforce development grants and other education funding up to the full cost of registration. 

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Matthew Saunders is a digital producer for the Central Florida Future. Follow him on Twitter at @ClassicSmit or email him at MatthewS@CentralFloridaFuture.com

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