Diversify your skill set: computer coding courses in Birmingham

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects computer and information technology occupations to grow by 12% from 2014 to 2024. As a result, 4.4 million computer and information technology jobs would exist in the U.S. alone. Currently, the United States has more than half a million tech-related job openings!

If you are looking for a way to differentiate yourself from the rest of the workforce, than these computer programming courses in Birmingham just may help.

covalence

Image may include: Covalence's computer programming class in Birmingham
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A partner program of Innovation Depot, Covalence offers various courses to kickstart your computer-related career.

First off, the 10-week Full Stack Development Course will teach you how to build a website from start to finish. The course focuses primarily on JavaScript. For more of the technical details on this course, follow this link.

Also, Covalence offers a 1-week course entitled Front End Fundamentals. This course teaches the basics of web design. It is ideal for potential web development students, and anyone who wants to gain new knowledge and skills for their career.

The next Front End Fundamentals class begins August 21st, and the next Full Stack Development Course begins September 5th. Apply now!

Jefferson State Community College

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If you can’t afford to take off work for the 10-week Covalence program, then Jefferson State Community College is a great option.

Jefferson State offers 15 different computer programming programs. Plus, the cost and the length depends upon what course you take.

For instance, the Web Applications Developer course is a little more pricey and it lasts 12 months. But, the Java Programmer course is a cheaper option and it only lasts 6 months. Therefore, it just depends on what skills you are looking to develop.

Since the courses are online, you can take the classes in your spare time and at your own pace. However, the skills you will learn are truly invaluable.

for kids

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Truly, I can’t think of a better way to inspire people to pursue jobs in the tech industry than by getting them started at a young age.

After numerous attempts to cultivate interest in coding among children (read more here), TechBirmingham is sponsoring Camp Innovation for children entering the 6th-8th grade. The camp will teach campers how to create a working app.

The camp will take place July 31st-August 4th. Register your child here.

Change your city

At Bham Now’s BOLD Speaker Series last week, Dave Gray, CEO of Daxko, spoke of the importance of filling tech-related positions in Birmingham so that we can develop further as a city.

If you are looking for a career change, a new hobby, or just a way to diversify your skill set, then computer coding may be for you. It’s never too late to take a step towards more gaining more knowledge and skills. In fact, doing so just might make a difference in Birmingham.