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JavaScript Developer

JavaScript Developer

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This technology- focused online course is approved by the TechCred Program funding and will help you upskill and earn a credential in only six months.

TechCred Program funding allows Ohio employers looking to fill their open technology-focused roles with skilled candidates. Additionally, the program is designed to enable employers to offer current and future employees the opportunity to learn new skills while on the job by funding their learning.

Become part of a stronger workforce with the skills needed to propel your career.

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Become a JavaScript Developer

JavaScript is the most popular programming language in the world. For websites and applications, games and web servers, no single language is more widely used than JavaScript. However, to be a successful developer, you need more than a knowledge of the language, no matter how popular. In this 100% online course, you will learn JavaScript and its most popular libraries, including Vue and React. You will also learn the crucial development practices that turn an idea into a working program. Upon successful completion, you will have your own dynamic, featureful web application. This course is open enrollment. You can enroll and begin any time.

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Job Outlook for JavaScript Developers

  • The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects the demand for software developers to grow by 22% between now and 2029. This is much faster than the growth rate for all jobs. The BLS notes that the increasing number of products and devices that require software means companies are looking for skilled and reliable developers to build and maintain their technologies.
  • According to PayScale.com, software developers with JavaScript skills earn $72,263 per year in the US, on average. Salaries for early-career developers range between $51-98,000, with an average of $70,261 during the first four years of their careers.
WHAT IS THE CAREER PATH FOR A JAVASCRIPT DEVELOPER?

Most new developers begin as Junior JavaScript Developers, with responsibilities for maintaining or extending an existing codebase. At the Intermediate stage, they often work directly with the code, building basic systems such as apps or site functionalities. Senior JavaScript Developers design and create complex systems, lead development teams and often mentor less-experienced colleagues.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO LEARN JAVASCRIPT LIBRARIES SUCH AS REACT OR JQUERY?

JavaScript libraries --or frameworks-- provide a base of pre-written reusable code that developers use to deploy common tasks or features. Using libraries spares a JavaScript Developer the time and trouble of rewriting code each time they want to engage that task or function. Learning the most widely-used libraries not only saves time, it signals to employers, clients and development teams that you have learned to use the latest and most powerful technologies.

IS JAVASCRIPT A GOOD LANGUAGE TO LEARN FOR THE FUTURE?

Like all technologies, demand for developers in any given language can rise and fall over time. Learning the concepts and skills behind the language is what keeps a developer in demand. JavaScript is considered the language of the future because it controls the behavior of web pages, applications, databases and servers. As the world moves ever more online, JavaScript is likely to be a cornerstone of the digital future.

  • The basic constructs of JavaScript, how to use JavaScript to access and change page elements and their properties, and how to test and debug JavaScript using Google Chrome
  • Additional, advanced JavaScript techniques that prepare you for learning specific frameworks
  • Vue and React frameworks for building applications
  • Use jQuery to maintain and modernize existing websites
  • Gain intensive JavaScript skills to jump-start a career in a growing technical field
  • Master Vue.js and React.js
  • Be able to maintain legacy work with jQuery methods

Students should have experience with HTML and at least a basic understanding of CSS.

  1. Introduction to JavaScript
  2. Advanced JavaScript Concepts
  3. React
  4. Vue
  5. Introduction to jQuery

Instructor

Nat Dunn

Nat Dunn founded Webucator in 2003 to combine his passion for technical training with his business expertise and to help companies benefit from both. His previous experience was in sales, business and technical training, and management. Nat has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in International Relations from Pomona College.