This addition is part of Treehouse’s expansion into some of the most popular web programming technologies.
Just six weeks ago, Treehouse came out with coursework to teach PHP, or “Internet English,” as Carson called it. And last month, the startup followed up with coursework on WordPress development — which itself requires some grasp of PHP.
“We want to help people who can’t afford traditional education, want to change careers [or] don’t have access to cutting edge design/dev training at their school,” Carson said in a recent VentureBeat interview.
“No one will be able to succeed in their job in the future without that basic skill set,” he added in a later chat. “It’s like being able to do math or write or read.”
“Web designers and developers put in the time to learn CSS, and they can build on that with jQuery,” said Treehouse instructor Andrew Chalkley in a statement on the news.