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With support from Vancouver’s Lighthouse Labs, Tamwood Careers is covering the fundamentals of web development to help you build your coding literacy and gain valuable tech skills. This 36 hour, part-time course will introduce you to popular programming languages like Ruby, HTML & CSS, while providing you with a solid understanding on how programming works. This course is delivered by Tamwood Careers, and local developers who will provide mentorship and support while you learn to work with templates and create web-based applications.

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You want to be able to speak the language? Curious about a career as a software developer? This 6-week course is right up your alley!

Coding Newbies:

Learn the fundamentals of web development

Managers and Leaders:

Improve communication with your Dev teams

Entrepreneurs & Ideators:

Have a great idea? Trying to build an MVP? Kickstart the process, gain hybrid career skills and add technical literacy to your resume.

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What does all that code mean? Have the intricacies explained in a way that informs and empowers you.
The course curriculum has a particular focus on:

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HTTP is the language your browser uses to request data from the web. Learn to make it work for you!

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Learn to create gorgeous, responsive web pages and captivate audiences using HTML5 and CSS3.

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The hottest coding language that powers popular sites like Shopify, GitHub, Basecamp and YellowPages.

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GitHub is used by the top 40% of developers around the world. You’ll take advantage of GitHub to show off and track the progress of the projects you create.

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Used by thousands of sites around the world, Sinatra is a flexible, lightweight framework for building web applications. We show you how to use it to your benefit.


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1 & 2

Web Programming with HTML & CSS

Get introduced to object oriented programing with ruby. Learn the foundation languages of the web: HTML & CSS. Our instructors will teach you how a browser understands a web page, and allow you to start building your own.


3 & 4

Web Development With Ruby & Sinatra

It’s not enough to understand how your browser looks at a web page. You’ll learn how the server side of building a web application works. Using the powerful, yet easy to learn Ruby programming language, you’ll learn the principles of working with data and the techniques that professional developers use to structure their applications.


5 & 6

Deploying your first app

In the final section of the course, you’ll put the finishing touches on your very own web application, and deploy it so your friends and family can see what you’ve created. We’ll then show you what else is out there and how to take your new skills to the next level.


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Intro to Web Development: $1,500 + applicable taxes

Course starts on November 6, 2017


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General Requirements


Applicants should be 16 years old or older to meet minimum age application requirement.

Students are required to bring their own laptops for this course. Students can use MacBook Pro or MacBook Air laptops, running the most current version of Mac OS X. Windows laptops can be used if it is running a recently installed version of Linux. In both cases, laptops should be no more than 3 years old with a minimum of 4GB of RAM, and monitor size at least 13 inches.


Are you ready for adventure?

Whistler is where you will find it!

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As a Tamwood student in Whistler, you can explore the incredible mountains, forests and lakes right outside your door. Whistler was the host mountain resort during the 2010 Winter Olympics. It has the highest lift-serviced vertical and the largest terrain of any ski area in North America.

There is so much to do in Whistler year-round. During the winter, you can enjoy the snow with 200+ ski/snowboard runs, 38 lifts and 8 parks and pipes. In the summer, you can hike forest trails or ride the world’s largest downhill mountain bike park.

Whistler is only 40km inland from the Pacific Ocean and 120km from Vancouver, so you can easily discover other parts of BC during your visit.

Amazing location in Whistler’s main Village Square, only 300 steps from the gondolas.

Large bright classrooms and student lounge

Free on-site equipment storage for students

Free wireless access



Can’t wait to start? Neither can we! Starting November 6, this 6-week course will be every Monday and Wednesday evening. 6pm – 9pm.

Course location:

Tamwood Careers College
4204 Village Square, Unit 301
(second floor, above Moguls Coffee shop)
Whistler, BC