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1647 S. Blue Island Ave., Chicago, IL 60608

Designed for beginners, this course will empower people in any function or industry to learn the design skills needed to advance in their chosen careers – faster. This hands-on course examines Photoshop skills. How to use Photoshop layers, how to retouch photos and create a graphical composition. Learn image editing, retouching, color correcting and more. You will have a clear understanding of how to use relevant skills of the Adobe CreativeSuite Photoshop software, the theory behind design, and develop a design portfolio.

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Scholarship
Qualify for a $500 scholarship if you're female, a veteran of the U.S. Military, or from an ethnic minority group underrepresented in the software engineering field (African American, Chicano/Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander).

Designed for beginners, this course will give you a solid foundation in learning Ruby, then (Ruby on) Rails. It’s recommended to familiarize yourself with the essentials of programming using Ruby, which is known as one of the most beginner-friendly (English-like syntax) programming languages, and Rails has quickly become one of the most popular frameworks for web application development, powering sites like Twitter and Groupon. This course will be collaborative, teach the fundamentals of Ruby, and how to build a basic web application. You will create a web app and digital portfolio. The class is aimed towards beginners (although people with prior programming experiences are welcome). Participants are expected to complete a minimum of 5-hours of homework challenges. Those that complete this class are encourage to take our intermediate Rails class.

Course Details

Scholarship
Qualify for a $500 scholarship if you're female, a veteran of the U.S. Military, or from an ethnic minority group underrepresented in the software engineering field (African American, Chicano/Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander).
Minimum Skill Level
Basic computer knowledge

Designed for beginners, this course will teach you how to develop applications for the Android, iOS, Windows mobile etc). This 12-week training class is 70% hands-on, 30% lecture and you do not need to own a Mobile device to take this course. You will build foundational front-end coding skills, coupled with back-end development, learn about the mobile development industry, and create an app, developing a digital portfolio. We will ensure that our participants excel in developing cross browser applications targeting both desktop and mobile clients via responsive design. The class is aimed towards beginners. All students should approach learning to code while simultaneously resolving to form good practice habits. A good habit is something that you practice in regularly (e.g. daily (best), weekly). A good habit isn’t something that you intend to do. Learning to code requires commitment.

Course Details

Scholarship
Qualify for a $500 scholarship if you're female, a veteran of the U.S. Military, or from an ethnic minority group underrepresented in the software engineering field (African American, Chicano/Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander).

This class dives deeper into the professional aspects of Ruby on Rails software development, with an emphasis on collaboration, teamwork, automated testing, maintainability, and other skills one traditionally learns on the job. Students will be writing code, getting timely and frequent feedback from instructors. In this course, you will learn more in-depth techniques and strategies for programming with Ruby on Rails. You will apply automated and functional testing to build reliable code, and utilize form authentication to secure code. Throughout the course, you will be creating more robust applications that uses Ruby libraries and instructors to coach you throughout your skills advancement.

Course Details

Scholarship
You qualify for a $500 scholarship if you're female, a veteran of the U.S. Military, or from an ethnic minority group underrepresented in the software engineering field (African American, Chicano/Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander).
Minimum Skill Level
This course is meant for the intermediate student or for developers who know Ruby, how to create basic Rails applications on their own, and have experience with a relational database such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, or Oracle.

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