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Northeast Iowa Community College offers new web developer program

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KWWL) — The community college and the University of Dubuque are partnering to offer an eight-week web design boot camp.

The class is designed to fill a job need that researchers predict will increase about 15% in the next five years.

Over the eight weeks students will learn the basics of web application designing and coding. The classes will be taught by University of Dubuque professors on the UD campus.

NICC Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Advancement, Wendy Knight says it is important that their programs keep up with industry trends. She says the new class reflects a growing need in the business world.

“Everything is moving in the technology realm,” she explains. “So we have AI, you have automation, and you have web applications that need to interface like Air Bnbs and Amazon’s of the world. So, that skill set is really needed in businesses to help them grow and thrive.”

Knight says the course is open to anyone at any stage of their education.

“You could be a high school student, you could be somebody like me who wants to explore a different career, it can be anybody in that gamut, plus people who are already in that space of IT but just want to enhance their skill set.”

Students will earn a certificate from NICC upon completion of the course. Students can also receive six college credits from the University of Dubuque for an additional fee.

Classes for the course begin January 2020.


Cori Hanna

Today in Iowa reporter

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