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Start Coding with JavaScript


If you’re looking to prepare for the high-tech jobs of the future, JavaScript is a great place to start. This popular programming language is the backbone of web development. Learning JavaScript gives you the power to create and control dynamic website content.

Students in this course will get a hands-on introduction to JavaScript through group problem-solving projects and daily individual coding practice. They will learn JavaScript syntax and use the developer tools of Mozilla Firefox to explore basic coding concepts such as variables, user input, loops and functions. The class is suitable for students with little or no coding experience. They will gain a base of knowledge to build on as they move ahead in their programming studies.

What You Will Learn


Get an introduction to the JavaScript programming language as you explore basic coding concepts.

  • Discover how to navigate to and use Mozilla Firefox development tools.
  • Learn basics and syntax of JavaScript.
  • Learn about initialization, case-sensitivity and reserved words.
  • Gain familiarity with basic programming concepts such as variables, user input, loops, functions and exit conditions.
  • Complete a daily programming assignment.
  • Get an introduction to arrays.
  • Take part in a group problem-solving project.

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Note: Upon successful enrollment of a section, students will receive a confirmation email from our Student Services team. This email will include a link to an authorization form that is required to be completed within 72-hours of enrollment. 

In response to COVID-19 health guidelines, we have restructured our in-person Junior Academy workshops as online courses. Contact us at if you have questions.

Course Number: CSE-90050
Credit: 1.50 unit(s)