Foundations of Software Development
The course length is 160 hours total. Course hours include lecture, lab, and coworking.
Nights & Weekends Track: 8 Weeks
Tuition: CAN$3,500 (domestic students)
At the end of this course, you will:
- Define the structure of a web page utilizing the semantic hierarchical structural conventions of HTML5.
Apply CSS and HTML to implement page layout styles including grid, fluid, and responsive techniques; and to style content with color, typography, and images.
- Utilize industry standard version control tools and workflows, including Git and GitHub, to write functional, properly styled code and to work efficiently and harmoniously in professional environments.
- Be prepared for a Code 301 course.
No prerequisite classes are required for this course. However, to prepare for the entrance quiz, we recommend the following resources:
Code 101: Explore Software Development
If you are completely new to coding, complete Code 101 to build your first website using HTML and CSS and to find out if a career in software development is right for you.
Code 102: Intro to Software Development
- HTML5 and CSS3
- Object-Oriented Programming
- Introductory Data Structures & Algorithms
- Document Object Model (DOM) Manipulation & Traversal
- Multiple Approaches to Page Layout
- Using GitHub Repos and Sharing Code With Project Teams
– Grid Layouts
– Fluid Layouts
– Animations and Transitions
– Objects (Including Properties and Methods)
– Object-Oriented Programming
– Object Extension with Prototypes
– Events, Event Listeners, and Event Handlers in Callback Functions
– Utilization of an external library such as ChartJS
– Local Storage and JSON
– The Basics of MVC
Environments and Tools
Unix and the Command Prompt
Git and GitHub
A Text Editor
Chrome Dev Tools
You are required to supply your own laptop that meets the below requirements. Chromebooks are not suitable for this course, since you can’t directly control installed software. Most students use Macs. You are responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of your computer throughout the course. The course pre-work will have specific instructions for configuring your computer to be ready for the first day of class.
- 64-bit Operating System, like macOS or Windows 10.
- Fully up to date, with the latest version of the operating system and all security updates installed.
- At least 50GB of free space on the hard drive.
- At least 8GB of RAM. 16GB RAM strongly preferred.
- Free of viruses, and in general working order.
By the first day of class, you will need:
Concepts in each of our courses are taught using stacked modules, where a new concept is introduced in each class session, building upon what came before it. This is a challenging style that requires persistence, practice, and collaboration, but allows more concepts to be introduced over the length of the course. This method helps students learn and retain more information in a short period of time. Learn more about stacked modules »
In order to pass the class, students must attain at least 90% of the available points.
Punctuality, participation in discussions, completion of assignments, and demonstration of professional courtesy to others are required. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of every class. Passing requires at least 90% attendance. Students should always contact the instructors ahead of time if they are unable to attend all or part of a class session.