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Mobile Web Developer

George Mason University

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Career Training Program
Program Code: GES317
Hours: 280
Fees: $2395.00 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I register for programs if I am an international student? 

Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

2. How long does it take to complete a program? 

Upon registration, you are given an initial twelve months to complete this program. Should you need more time beyond the twelve months, an extension of six months is available with a fee of $500.

3. Do I have to buy additional materials? 

All the materials you'll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition. ed2go will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment.

4. Can I get financial assistance? 

ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.

5. What happens when I complete the program? 

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

6. Am I guaranteed a job? 

ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

7. Who will be my instructor? 

Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

8. What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements? 

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

9. Can I use a Mac?

Yes, you can use a Mac for this program; however, the Mac should have Mac OS X.

10. How can I get more information about the program? 

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE chat (click the button toward the top of the page). If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the "Contact Us" form to the right. You may also call us at 1-877-221-5151. We will answer your questions promptly.

11. When can I start the program? 

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

12. How much time should I spend studying?

The learning interface indicates the suggested number of hours you should spend on each lesson as well as the suggested total number of hours for each section within this career course. This will help you know the time commitment you should make before you begin each section and lesson within. You will have access to the course for a full year. An additional access time of a 6-month increment is available for purchase if you need it.

13. Do I have to buy additional materials?

No, the program includes printed course manuals and access to class files for each section of the course.

14. What skills will I gain by successfully completing this program?

You will start out learning the basics of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and then move onto more advanced features of those technologies including HTML5. The course then builds upon that knowledge with the fundamentals of jQuery, which is the platform for learning to develop mobile websites and working with jQuery Mobile. With these skills, you will be able to build a traditional website or take an existing website and convert it to a dynamic mobile website.

15. What skills should I already have in order to take this program?

There are no specific prerequisites for this program, but you should be reasonably knowledgeable and very interested in computers and the Internet.

16. What is a typical day like for a web developer?

Web developers work both independently and with others on a variety of day-to-day tasks and projects in which coding, problem-solving, and attention to detail are key. Typically, web developers work in a traditional in-person office setting, though some work remotely, with Monday through Friday work schedules. Extra hours may be needed or required.  Some web developers are contract, freelance, or self-employed and set their own hours but typically are available during their clients’ office hours, potentially working in-person in their clients’ offices. The specifics really depend on the company or institution’s size, work culture, and objectives.

17. Do web developers need to continue to learn?

Successful web developers are passionate about their work and continue to build their skills to keep up with the latest technologies and advances and maintain their core skill set. This program is unique in that upon successful completion, you will possess a core skill set in several different programming languages.

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