Code Louisville @ BU

Every 90 days, there are about 100 unfilled junior software development opportunities open in the greater Louisville area, and those numbers are growing fast! If you are interested in pursuing a technology related career (specifically a position as a software developer), Code Lou @ BU is the program for you!

To register, please visit our Registration page.

The course will be listed under the Professional Development tab.

Program Structure

A. Complete 20-30 hours of pre-work issued before your course begins. The pre-work consists of courses through Treehouse (our online learning partner) covering HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

B. Complete the pre-requisite Front End Web Development course

C. Complete follow-up courses. PLEASE NOTE: The Front End Web Development course with Code Lou @BU will provide a great introduction and lots of skills, but taking additional courses is recommended to really fully develop the skills that employers want. An additional CodeLou course will be offered each semester for those who have completed Front End Web Development.

Fall 2019

Front End Web Development course

  • 12 Tuesdays, Sept. 17 - Dec. 10 (no class Nov. 26) / 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Orientation: Tuesday, Aug. 27, 6 - 7 p.m.
  • Cost: $349+$150 Treehouse license fee
    (Alumni discounted price: $296.65+$150 Treehouse license fee)
  • Access to Treehouse: Aug. 27 - Dec. 24
  • Registration deadline: Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019

Course Description

If you are interested in learning the basic coding languages that produce websites and web applications, this 12-week front-end web development course will get you started on this professional pathway.

  • Learn HTML, CSS and JavaScript for a website or Web Application
  • Gain access to the Code Louisville curriculum through Treehouse
  • Build an online portfolio of code that can be shared with employers
  • The course meets once a week for 2 hours and plan to invest 10-20 hours per week practicing your skills
  • Receive a Code Louisville certificate upon completion of the course curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need any special equipment?
You will need a laptop (Windows, Mac, or Linux is okay) and access to the internet.

How much time is needed?
At least 15-20 hours of time is required each week working through the online courses, completing coding challenges, and developing your project. Code Louisville's curriculum moves very fast and grasping all the concepts may take multiple reviews of the videos and building practice apps to ensure your understanding of it. Ultimately, you will get as much value out of the program as you choose to put in.

Will this help me become a programmer?
Yes! Programming is a valuable skill that can be used in every industry. Knowledge of coding can elevate your career or establish a brand new career for you. Code Louisville's goal is to teach you everything you need to be a junior-level developer.

Will Code Louisville @ BU help me get a job?
We will help you learn the skills to get yourself a job! And don’t forget Bellarmine Alumni have career services for life! Set up an appointment with a career advisor to update your resume and launch your job search by emailing

What certification will I have after completing Code Louisville?
You will receive a certificate of completion from Code Louisville that is recognized and valued among Louisville-based tech companies. However, there are no well-recognized national industry certifications that will guarantee that you are “certified” as a software developer. This is a “show me” industry, and the projects that you build in your online portfolio by the end of each course will serve as your proof of the skills you have mastered through the program.

What about college degrees?
Software development knowledge can apply to just about any industry so if you already have a degree—even in a non-technical major—that's great, it will certainly help!

If you have any additional questions, please contact us at or 502.272.6161.

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