Software Development Fundamentals

Learn the foundations for a thriving career in digital technology

Overview

Audience

The Software Development Fundamentals microcredential is designed to provide a learning pathway for individuals seeking roles as software developers. And it’s not just software jobs that require software development skills; technical writers, electrical and hardware engineers, computer-aided design programmers and manufacturers, statisticians, economists and mathematicians all benefit from software development capability.

Course Description

This course is an introductory course to the world of software development, giving learners the confidence to understand and participate in development conversations and teams.

  • The course consists of 6 modules
  • Learners are encouraged to spend approx. 8-10 hours per module over six weeks
  • Learners will develop foundations to enter digital technology career paths or complement their existing professional skill sets
  • Learners will receive an introduction to Agile project management methodologies, and commonly used development languages such as HTML and CSS
  • Learners will design and develop a prototype for an online application

Upon successful completion of this microcredential, you will be awarded TALENT’s Digital Badge to enable you to effectively articulate this skill to employers.

Partners

Designed in collaboration with GitHub

Instructional Offerings

TALENT has developed three instructional offerings to accommodate your unique learning styles and life commitments.

Self-Paced

$99.00
Self-paced over 3 months

Hybrid

$189.00
Self-paced over 3 months
All features in Self-Paced
Plus

Facilitator-Led

$399.00
8-10 hours over 6 weeks
All features in Hybrid
Plus

What You'll Learn

Agile project management methodologies
Commonly used development languages such as HTML and CSS
Design and develop a prototype for an online application

Frequently Asked Questions

Self-paced and hybrid courses start on the day you recieve your CANVAS log-in (typically 1 day after registration).
Microcredentials typically require between 8 and 10 hours a week of course work. For Facilitator- led microcredentials, there is one hour a week of on-line instruction from the facilitator.
Attendance during facilitated time is highly recommended as it provides the most value to the microcredentials with time to learn from industry experts, network with classmates, and deeper understanding of content. However, attendance is not mandatory and all sessions are recorded and posted afterwards on CANVAS.
What makes a TALENT microcredential different is the final assessment. There are weekly multiple choice questions that will guide your learning progress then learners are given a final assignment where they will apply their learning to a practical assignment. A facilitator will evaluate the final assignment and award a digital badge if the final assignement is completed successfully.
Microcredentials are 6 weeks long with 6-8 hours a week of course work. Self-paced and hybrid learners have the flexibility to complete the microcredential over three months at their own pace.
Microcredentials are a great way to differenciate yourself when searching for a job. The digital badge can be added to social platforms and resumes to demonstate your skills. TALENT works closely with learners to guide and advise on learner's career journeys.
We never want finances to be a reason why learners can't improve their skills and gain meaningful employment. If you have any questions about financial assistance, please reach out to us directly (info@ontariotechtalent.ca).

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