Front-End Web Development Certificate

Front-End Web Development

Course Description

This six-month course will walk you through front-end web application development. The course will teach a number of technologies including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript frameworks. It will also provide context on how front-end applications interact with APIs and other back-end technologies.


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to create an interactive website and deploy it to a cloud-based hosting provider. You will be able to apply your front-end skills to a variety of off-the-shelf or SAAS (Software as a Service) solutions such as WordPress, Shopify, SquareSpace, etc. You will also understand the role that developers play on an overall product team to prepare you for a transition into a work environment.

Certificate Program Begins

Mar 31, 2020

Application Deadline

March 27

Courses will be held:
Tuesdays and Thursdays
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Every-other Saturday
8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Arkansas Residents


Out-of-state Residents


Cost does not include textbook

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  • The Modern Web
    • How the pieces work together
  • The Tools
    • IDE / text editor
    • Command line
    • Source control
  • Programming fundamentals
    • Variables / Loops / Functions
    • JavaScript syntax
    • Unit testing
  • Practicing the language
  • Basic HTML / CSS
  • Cloud deployment
    • Basic JavaScript
    • DOM manipulation / events
      • Framework options
    • AJAX / HTTP Requests / Restful API
    • JavaScript frameworks
      • Framework options
      • AngularJS
      • ModelViewControllerpattern (MVC)
      • Responsive design
      • CSS framework options
  • Animations
    • Approaches
    • SVGs
  • Precompilation
    • Node.js
    • Build tools
    • SASS / SCSS / LESS
  • Cross browser testing
  • Chrome developer tools
  • Additional Development Concepts
    • DevOps
    • Test-driven development
    • Performance
    • Databases
  • Team Dynamics
    • Product teams
    • Agile and Scrum
    • Team communication
Jon Middaugh

Jon Middaugh

Associate Information Systems Manager
J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.

Jon Middaugh started his corporate career at BNSF Railway in 2013 as a Java programmer. After working as a full stack developer with BNSF for over two years, he moved to Northwest Arkansas to join J.B. Hunt as a developer with a focus on front end web technologies. Jon was an original team member for a major customer-facing web application at J.B. Hunt and he has been a programmer, a technical lead, and now a manager for the project. Jon has a passion for mentoring others in web development and in their careers.