Web Application Development
Today’s employment environment moves quickly and in particular the Information technology industry moves even quicker. As modern society has developed in the twenty-first century, the internet, social media, online commerce and learning has become integral to most North Americans lives. Computer programming and application development have grown from specialized careers to mainstream occupations in the modern world. McKenzie College’s Web Application Development Bootcamp is designed to respond to the growing need for application developers.
What is a bootcamp?
The “Bootcamp” style of delivery is one of the most popular options for learning how to program. In a Bootcamp style program, students are fully immersed in the technology being delivered and there is an expectation of a high level of commitment from the student. The program delivers a lot of value to students in a short period of time..
The McKenzie College campus is centrally located in downtown Sydney. Students can work within a collaborative environment taking advantage of both structured learning sessions and peer assisted learning. Instructors and mentors provide students with access to experience and industry knowlege. Student have access to local amenities, bus routes and entertainment all within walking distance of our 74 Townsend St Campus.
Programmers for online application, desktop and mobile environments are in demand in Nova Scotia and across North America. This is an industry where “What you can do” is more important than “Who you know”, with talented programmers able to rise to the top quickly. Dozens of tech companies in Nova Scotia are actively looking for talent.
McKenzie College’s Web Application Development Bootcamp is pending NS Department of Labour and Advanced Education Review and will be starting in January 2018.
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Programming Theory, Logic and Problem Solving
Advanced SQL and PHP
Working with API’s
Applied Project Development
Applicants to the Web Application Development program are asked to provide the following documentation prior to receiving acceptance:
- Completed application form
- $50.00 registration fee
- Personal resume
- Grade 12 or University diploma
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How does this compare to a computer science degree?
Web application Development’s educational model is very different from university computer programs. This is an immersive model of education that puts the emphasis on the development of practical skills through hands-on application building rather than theory.
Lectures time is minimal, with most of your time spent in a lab setting that will give you the foundation you need quickly and efficiently attain the skills you need. Our program teaches you how to learn new technology skills and sets you up to continue learning in your new career.
Q. I don't have any programming experience.
The most important prerequisite for the Web Application Development Bootcamp course is a desire to work hard. We bring students through the learning process from the ground up. You’ll quickly be putting together applications to rival coders with years of experience through the bootcamp process.
Q. How intense is the Bootcamp program?
Bootcamp courses are intended for those committed to rapid learning with full commitment. Regular scheduled class hours are just the start, with many students routinely putting hours of coding under their belt in a short period of time.
Q. I have a degree from university. Is this a good choice for me?
As a graduate of a university education you have a proven history of working to achieve your goals. Bootcamp style courses are ideal for students who have a previous educational experience and have a desire to add a specific employable skill to their resume.