Introduction to JavaScript

Online Short Course

R12 018.00

Course Fees
10 weeks


JavaScript is an ever-growing language, especially since releases for ECMAScript specifications now operate on a yearly schedule. As such the importance of needing to know JavaScript becomes even more important for web developers as the language grows in scope and quite quickly. Knowledge of basic JavaScript is absolutely essential for any web developer. Gone are the days when you could get by with a little HTML and CSS. The majority of websites use JavaScript libraries. Globally there is a shift in web development towards front-end development. Very few web developers, however, know how to program using these libraries. A solid understanding of JavaScript programming is, therefore, an important skill to have in order to become a successful web developer.


This course aims to introduce you to the fundamentals of coding. The course will introduce you to the language of HTML, the structural elements of HTML5, with the goal of equipping you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to design a webpage layout. In addition, your problem-solving and digital literacy skills will be improved. This course is ideal for individuals who want to join the growing field of website development and need an introduction to coding. The course is also suited to individuals who may be starting their own business and want to create their own website.

Subject Expert

Jacques Roux completed his studies at the University of Stellenbosch where he graduated with a BA Soc.Sc degree and continued his post-graduate studies at the University of Johannesburg. Jacques has been lecturing web languages at CityVarsity for the past 16 years. He developed and teaches the full-time program in New Media Development. Jacques has an MA in Social Sciences and an Honours in Industrial Relations. He is currently a doctoral candidate in Computer Science, specialising in semantic data structuring and artificial intelligence.

Tutor Support

Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience.

The Online Academic Tutor who is assigned to your course, is trained to build each student up to reach their fullest potential. Students can expect their Online Academic Tutor to answer questions, offering advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects.

Course and Technical Requirements

To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.

Our online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software applications requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. Damelin Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes.

Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficult in accessing our course content.

How You Will Learn

Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules, designed to assist you throughout your learning process through diverse learning activities:

  • Learn through all your interactive course notes
  • Review case studies and supplementary resources
  • Apply and evaluate what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions.
  • View a range of course video lectures presented our Subject Matter Experts
  • Network, collaborate and interact with your fellow participants and Online Course Facilitator via the discussion forum and Zoom webinars. 


Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will receive the recognition of your knowledge and skills with a Damelin Certificate of Competence. Your certificate of competence will be issued in your registered name and will be couriered at no additional cost.

You will be required to complete a series of assessments that will be facilitated through our virtual learning environment. Your course handbook will be made available to you once you have commenced with your short learning programme.


  • MODULE 0
    Orientation Module
  • MODULE 1
    JavaScript Fundamentals
  • MODULE 2
    JavaScript Syntax
  • MODULE 3
    JavaScript Statements
  • MODULE 4
    JavaScript Functions
  • MODULE 5
    JavaScript Events and Arrays
  • MODULE 6
    JavaScript Conditional Statements
  • MODULE 7
    JavaScript Loops
  • MODULE 8
    JavaScript Form Validation
  • MODULE 9
    Wrap Up

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