We use a combination of reading materials, online and in-class coding exercises, and classroom workshops and lectures to help students meet the learning goals listed below. Each cohort also visits a tech company to learn how tech teams work together to reach their business goals.
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Weber State University Community Education Center
2605 Monroe Blvd, Ogden, UT 84401
Students make connections with like-minded peers and industry professionals who help them push through challenges that inevitably arise along their journey. By regularly hosting technologists from the field as guest lecturers and panelists, we help our students gain the latest industry knowledge and insights on where it's going, as well as build the critical network capital needed to access job opportunities and mentorship.
Why: While technical skills matter a whole lot, it really does come down to people first. And there's nothing that fosters long-term success more than being part of a community where one can find a sense of belonging.
Why: We focus on frontend web development because students already have a mental model for how they work, thus making it the easiest way to demystify the coding process and help students gain confidence in their own ability to succeed. Indeed, more than a third of our alums go on to tackle more advanced programming languages later.
Students gain an overview of the technology landscape, including trends and issues affecting the marketplace, as well as potential career paths.
Why: Tech is merely a tool for solving problems. While technologies and software development methodologies are various and fast-changing, the human needs underlying the problems they're addressing aren't. By helping students gain contextual understanding of tech's role in society, they become more adept at connecting their passions and talents to a problem they want to solve, and then to a career that enables them to make the most impact.
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