Front End Fundamentals

Learn the fundamentals of modern websites (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) in this introductory course designed for novices taking their first steps into the world of software development.

“Full Stack” means...

You’ll learn how to build for both the front-end and back-end of modern websites and web applications – first with JavaScript then with TypeScript – so that you’re ready for whatever the next step in your career throws your way.

Your Admissions Process

Leave your prior accolades at the door. All we care about is you.


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Have questions? Can't believe what you're reading? Want to make sure we're the "real deal"? Understandable. Just schedule a call with us – we love meeting future students!


Start Catalyst Prep

We'll teach you whether you're a high school dropout or Summa Cum Laude valedictorian – you still have to purchase and complete our prep course before you can enroll.


Pick your start date

While you work through Catalyst Prep, we'll work through the finer details (instructor meet 'n' greet, paperwork, payment) so you're ready to roll on your start date.

Online done right.

This ain’t your momma’s online college course. We focus on your personal results and success instead of catering to cohorts.

Your time. Your pace.

Full-time. Part-time. Somewhere in between? You choose. We’ll be here for you, because what works for one doesn’t work for everyone.

On-the-job training, pre-job.

You’ll learn the same tools and techniques that are used in software jobs today. Not used-to-use tech from 20 years ago.

Personalized coaching.

From lab reviews to 1:1 sessions, our Catalyst student-to-instructor relationship is unmatched. Enroll in a course, find a lifelong coach.

Average? Anything but.

Let's both agree to not settle for average anymore.

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Course Overview

Here's exactly what to expect from us – and what we expect from you:

Course Overview

Covalence's Front End Fundamentals course builds up your foundation to master the three basic pillars of modern web development: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

These three technologies are omnipresent – no matter which library or framework you choose, you'll still need to understand "The Big Three".

If you're just getting started and want to learn a bit more about the way the websites are built and work, or if you're curious about making an eventual career change, this course is a great place to start.

After training thousands of software developers since 2015, we've found that most people want a little help along the way – in one form or another. So with all of our courses, you'll also have access to community-based support in our Discord server, and you can connect with us in Gravity (our learning management system, too). If you decide this is a stepping stone to a much larger decision in your life, take the next step by starting your personal admissions process for our Catalyst program, where we can provide a much more immersive, personalized experience as you learn everything you need to know to break into the technical workforce.

JavaScript, from front to back.

We focus on your fluency in JavaScript first, then introduce TypeScript, to make sure you have a solid foundation in one language.

Lectures. Labs. Repeat.

You’ll have several activities and labs to complete in order to prove your mastery of this material. It’s challenging but fun – get ready to work!

Foundations, not frameworks.

Modern web development changes daily. No one can keep up with everything, but we can build up your foundational knowledge base so you’re prepared for anything.

Novice? No matter.

We curate our curriculum with beginners in mind. Everything builds on top of previous topics, so you can go from module one to done.


Our instructors love teaching, and our students love our instructors. We’re in this for the long haul – all you gotta do is meet us halfway.

Jackson Carr

Loitered around long enough until he got this job. Does a bit of everything as the resident Jack of all Trades.

Luke Przekwas

Coffee connoisseur, D&D enthusiast, and SSBM expert. Consistently achieves 16 frames GALINT.


No mysteries here. This is exactly what you’ll learn in this course.

Getting Started


Module 1 provides all the necessary onboarding info you’ll need to quickly set up all the programs and processes we use while you’re enrolled at Covalence.

Intro to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript


Module 2 builds the foundations for front-end web development: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. We'll work through simple concept labs to build your first website, style it with CSS, and add some basic functionality with JavaScript.

Intro to Bootstrap, the Document Object Model (DOM), and jQuery


Module 3 expands the foundations you set in Module 2, starting with one of the most popular CSS frameworks (Bootstrap) to allow your websites to look better than raw HTML, and then we expand our JavaScript knowledge with your first introduction to the manipulating the Document Object Model (DOM) natively and with jQuery, which is your first foray into JavaScript libraries.

Advanced JavaScript Techniques


With the basics out of the way, Module 4 is where the rubber meets the road with more advanced JavaScript techniques. You'll learn all about async functions, scope, promises, closures, spread operators, template literals, and more – everything you need to know to really understand and use modern JavaScript, not just copy and paste it from Stack Overflow.





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Austin Davis
Software Engineer @ BondLink
Covalence was one of the best choices I've made for my career. The instruction was excellent, and I could tell they really care about their students. They also have a vibrant online community on Discord, where instructors, fellow students, and alumni can help each other solve problems and learn, or even just chat.
Evan Norton
Owner/Game Developer @ RetroMMO
If you are determined to learn to code and not afraid to jump right in, Covalence is probably a great fit for you. I really enjoyed my time at Covalence and am optimistic about my coding career thanks to the skills I learned in the class.
Megan Solga
Front End Developer @ Collegis Education
Covalence has been an invaluable learning experience for me. I felt like I wasn’t simply being taught to be a developer, I was learning on my own how to be a developer.
Chris Smith
Full Stack Developer @ JWEB Development
Joining Covalence to learn how to code is one of the best decisions I've ever made. I was in retail/food service for 10+ years, and the way Covalence has their courses set up builds perfectly to teach you what you need to know. I would absolutely recommend Covalence to anyone interested in coding!
Eric Moran
Front End Developer @ StreetMetrics
I really enjoyed my time at Covalence. The videos were very well done, and the labs did a good job of assessing my knowledge of the material. I can’t say enough good things about the instructors.
Jennifer Farnish
Software Engineer @ Altec
Becoming a developer was something I had wanted to do for quite some time, but was unsure of how to get there. Luckily, a friend recommended Covalence to me and it sounded like the right option. I'm not sure I would have ever gotten to this point on my own and for that I am very grateful for Covalence.
Josh Holland
Software Engineer @ Shipt
Starting Covalence was something I was nervous about at first. I had no coding experience whatsoever before Covalence and was somewhat blindly jumping in. The pre-work had me hooked from the beginning. Once you have the confidence in yourself, and the team at Covalence behind your back, it is hard to not succeed.
Paula Suarez
Software Developer @ Ulterra Drilling Technologies
If you do not have software experience and you want to learn how to code, this is the program for you! If you have experience and want to continue your learning, this program is for you!


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