Front-End Website Development Fundamentals

Learn to design and build web interactions

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Spring 2022 Dates (Remote)
FED 001:
February 15 - March 24, 2022
Time: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30pm to 8:30pm EST
Tuition: $1,260 - $1,400
Online Platform: Webex

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FIT’s Front-end Website Development Fundamentals Certificate Program will teach you the fundamental skills and knowledge for designing and building interactions on the internet. You'll develop essential knowledge required to create an accessible front-end for web pages and websites. Learn how to build responsive websites as well as best practices for web page design using HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, and jQuery as well as industry-standard tools such as GitHub and Sublime Text.

This program is a Synchronous and Collaborative Remote Experiential Learning™ (SCREL™) Certificate Program. Unlike traditional distance and online learning models, SCREL enables real-time interactions between faculty, industry professionals. In addition, our intimate maximum class size of 14 students will enable in-depth discussions and exchange of ideas to maximize your learning experience and results.

This distance learning program is for anyone who wants to expand their creativity into the exciting field of website design. Prior coding experience is not required. You will get hands-on experience with front-end web development languages: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery. Learn the essential front-end development skills and workflow to solve real-world problems.

Technology Requirements

Students enrolled in this program must have access to a personal computer with the following minimum specifications:

  • Window 7 or newer
  • Mac OS 10.10 or newer
  • 1 GB RAM available
  • 2 GHz or faster processor
  • consistently reliable internet with at least 1.5 mbps internet speed
  • latest Chrome browser
  • speakers or headphones to hear instructors during live meetings
  • microphone to participate—a webcam is recommended

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What You Will Learn

  • Develop websites using the latest web standards
  • HTML5 semantic element page structuring
  • CSS fundamentals for web page styling
  • Fundamentals of Javascript/JQuery
  • Github Basics
  • Front-end website development workflow

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Meet Our Faculty

Enrique Paz

Enrique Paz
Front-end Developer

Enrique Paz is a front-end engineer/designer who bridges the gap between aesthetic sensitivity and programmatic rigor. His unique capabilities enable him to convert original visual design concepts flawlessly into industry-standard HTML code. He is fully conversant on all aspects of web technologies: API’s, web standards, content management systems, content strategy, search engine optimization, browser compatibility, and mobile optimization.

Michael Posso

Michael Posso
Manager of Digital Development, AECOM
Michael is a front-end engineer specialized in developing global, accessible and performant websites for large corporations using open source content management systems. As an early adopter of Virtual Reality, Michael began experimenting with WebVR in early 2016 creating accessible immersive experiences for the open web. His commitment to education and the community drove him to create the Latino Web Developers Meetup and teach online courses on platforms such as Platzi and Udemy. Michael is co-founder and CTO of FluentXR, a company that creates immersive language learning web applications for ELS students. Currently, Michael works as a Manager of Digital Development at AECOM Technology Corporation.

Why FIT?

  • Certification from a world-renowned college
  • Classes taught by top industry experts
  • Our focus is on helping you transition or advances your career
  • Our team-teaching methodology maximizes learning outcomes
  • Curriculum Designed by award-winning educators

Synchronous and Collaborative Remote Experiential Learning

FIT’s SCREL programs were developed by award-winning faculty members from FIT’s Creative Technology & Design (CT&D) subject area and Center for Continuing and Professional Studies (CCPS). It provides a hands-on learning experience that simulates the workflow of online collaboration and global teamwork, which is becoming a standard in the contemporary creative industry.

Synchronous: Real-time remote lectures, demonstrations, and discussions for instant feedback and dynamic exchange of ideas.

Collaborative: Adaptation of industry-standard tools that enable real-time online collaboration and teamwork.

Experiential: Hands-on experiential and project-based learning in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper understanding of the subject.

Center for Continuing and Professional Studies (CCPS)

FIT's CCPS offers credit and non-credit courses in fashion, business, design, computer technology, and marketing, as well as a range of certificate programs to help you enter and advance in the fashion and related industries. With short seminars, multi-session courses, and flexible schedules, you can learn at a time and pace you can manage and afford.

Creative Technology & Design (CT&D)

The CT&D program area was founded with a mission to elevate students’ understanding of advanced design concepts as well as their command of cutting-edge technology, CT&D at FIT provides a flexible curriculum and an empowering transdisciplinary learning environment. Our pedagogical goal is to nurture the next generation of creative technologists who will design digital products, platforms, and creative solutions that improve people’s lives.

CT&D Advisory Board

C.J. Yeh, Founder / Founder and Managing Partner, Cynda Media Lab 
Christie Shin, Partner / Design Director, Cynda Media Lab 
Paul Kim, Vice President of Strategy, North America HQ at Samsung Electronics 
Allison Ceraso, President and Chief Experience Officer, Havas Health Plus 
Marcin Ramocki, Chairman, MFA in Media Arts, New Jersey City University 
Akiko RokubeCreative Director, PwC Experience Center 
Jennifer BrunoDirector of Product, Fusion Media Group 
Ben MorejonCreative Director, Anomaly