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Join our free, online 11-week program to jump-start your career as a Jr. Web Developer.

As part of the Verizon Skill Forward Initiative, Generation USA offers you the opportunity to learn all you need to be successful in a long-term career – from the technical knowledge to the soft skills that will help you achieve your potential. After the program, graduates have the opportunity to explore different options like apprenticeships, internships, continuing education, or full-time employment.

This program is part of our Training Accelerator programs. Learn more about the admissions process and support benefits here.

What does a Junior Web Developer Do?

A Junior Web Developer works with a team of developers to create new websites and applications. The “junior” designation means you work under the supervision of senior developers in your department, but you may be involved in all stages of the project, from brainstorming to final testing. As a Junior Web Developer, you review web design needs and preferences and provide advice on website maintenance.

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Skills You'll Earn

In every job, there are key skills that will help you be successful. We’ll help you learn how to:

Behavioral Skills

Proactiveness

You take the lead on the work you are responsible for and look for additional ways to contribute.

Communication

You are able to convey your message clearly to different types of people using a variety of tools to receive and spread information.

Teamwork

You communicate with your team, ask for help when you need it, and offer them support.

Orientation to Detail

You notice the smallest parts of a task or situation so that you can complete a job that you are assigned with complete accuracy.

Mindsets

Growth Mindset

You believe you can learn and improve over time with practice.

Persistence

You do not give up in the face of challenges or after you have made a mistake.

Personal Responsibility

You take ownership over your work and decisions. You work hard, keep commitments, and don’t make excuses.

Future Orientation

You set goals for the future, understand how your actions will help you achieve them, and frequently check your progress.

What You'll Learn

Introduction to Role

In this section, you will be introduced to:

  • Effective workplace communication and collaboration
  • How to stay up-to-date with technology trends
  • Problem-Solving

Programming Fundamentals

In this section, you will be introduced to Codecademy and learn:

  • Code Foundations
  • Command Line
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • SCRUM

Web Development Fundamentals

In this section, you will be introduced to and learn:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Bootstrap
  • How to Build Websites

JavaScript for Web Development

In this section, you will be introduced to and learn:

  • JavaScript: Basic Data Types, Operators, and Conditionals
  • JavaScript: Functions, Scoping, and Program Flow
  • Object-Oriented Framing
  • Asynchronous JavaScript and Requests
  • How to Build Interactive JavaScript Websites with DOM manipulation

How You'll Learn the Material

Online Instruction

Introduction to new topics will be covered by instructors and teaching assistants. They will cover topics through a combination of lecture and live coding.

Mentored Exercises

Apply your understanding of these new topics by doing, but don't worry, you'll have access to instructors and teaching assistants if/when you need guidance. On average, 75% of Generation programs are practice vs. instruction.

Real-World Experience

What good is all this knowledge if you can't apply it? By the end of this program, you will be prepared to complete the JavaScript Certification granted by W3Schools.

Materials to Keep Going

Whether you continue your journey with self-study, or take the next steps to pursue a career in web development, we'll give you personalized guidance on how to continue after the end of the program.

Instructional Day at a Glance

Schedule Overview

You will participate in several different types of instructional sessions throughout your program that are tailored to help you succeed in work and in life.

National JWD Sample Schedule

Admissions Process

  1. 1

    Eligibility Questionnaire

    Begin by completing a questionnaire that will determine if you are eligible.
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  2. 2

    Apply

    Apply for the program you are eligible for and complete all steps.

  3. 3

    Assessments

    Complete applicable assessments.

    Sample Questions

  4. 4

    Interview

    You'll be redirected to a 3rd party platform, HireVue, to complete a video interview. The interview helps us get to know you a bit more and allows you to tell us the things your application doesn't say.

  5. 5

    Admissions Review

    Your complete application, assessments, and interview will be reviewed by an admissions counselor who will determine your eligibility. Next, complete the support questionnaire. This helps us better understand specific needs.

  6. 6

    Admissions Decision

    You will be notified via email once a decision has been made regarding your admission and next steps.

Certification

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JavaScript Certification granted by W3Schools



What is required?

  • Live within 60 miles of Las Vegas, NV (proof of address required)
  • Be 18 years or older at the start of the program
  • Have earned a high school diploma or GED
  • Available M-F, 9AM-5PM local time for in-class hours
  • No prior technical training or web development experience is required.
  • Check your personal computer's specifications here
  • Technology assistance is available to students who qualify.

Questions

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to many commonly asked questions.