This certificate teaches the fundamentals of programming with Python. We discuss how to program but also how Python works and why it’s an incredibly valuable skill in today’s job market. Upon completion of this certificate, students will have a sound understanding of the Python language and be able to explore advanced concepts in Python,. They should be able to create web applications using popular frameworks like Django or Flask, automate servers and other tasks, or explore data science and machine learning techniques.
Certificate Focus Areas
Upon completion of the certificate, students will have a mastery of:
Certificate Format: in-person classes.
Total hours of instruction: 28
Format: Certificate requires 4 days of class delivered on consecutive days. Classes are held from 9am – 4pm. Students will be assigned projects to complete outside of class time (2 to 3 hours per night).
Computer Requirements: This course is not held in a computer lab. Student are required to have access to and bring to class a laptop that runs Python 3.
Capstone Project - students will complete a capstone project as mutually agreed upon with the instructor. Examples of capstone projects include writing a program to automate a task, using a 3rd party library to optimize an activity, or document and create a GitHub repository for a project or program.
All certificate students will receive a satisfactory (s) or unsatisfactory (U) grade at the conclusion of each class and the certificate program. Requirements to achieve a satisfactory grade will be detailed in the class syllabus.
More information including drop policy here.
Matt Harrison is an author and instructor of Python and Data Science material and co-chair Utah Python user group. He’s a speaker/presenter at various conferences (PyCon, OSCON, Strata, SciPy, SCALE, OpenWest, StartFest) and a corporate trainer to companies both big (HP, Adobe, Cisco, Samsung, Qualcomm) and small (Instructure, Fusion-IO).
Program Cost - Tuition for the full certificate program is $1,190.
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Why choose the University of Utah?
We understand that you have a choice when it comes to taking professional development courses and we work hard to earn your trust with each and every class!
By selecting the University of Utah, you’ll enjoy the following benefits whether you’re coming to us as someone new to the job market, a career changer, a seasoned professional or a lifelong learner.
Resume Power - Benefit from the University of Utah reputation for credibility and quality. Choosing the University of Utah for your certificate program makes a clear statement about your commitment to excellence.
Instructor Excellence - Learn from instructors with real world experience and professional credentials.
The Power of the U Network – Students have access to a valuable University of Utah peer and faculty network.
Networking – Meet and network with other students pursuing or working in the industry.
Student Support – Count on the ongoing support of a dedicated student services staff that will assist you every step of the way.
Certificate Completion Requirements
How is my accomplishment recognized?
Digital Credentials / Badges
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Requesting Your Completed Certificate
Upon completion of all required classes students then will fill out the Completed Certificate Request Form. Once the form is received confirmation of your completion will be verified, Certificate and digital credential will then be issued to student 10-14 days after form is received.
Are there exams? Am I graded?
There are no exams. Certificate classes are graded with a "satisfactory" or "unsatisfactory" option. For successful certificate completion, students must achieve a "satisfactory" grade in all classes.
Can I apply these classes to a degree at the University of Utah?
This certificate is noncredit and cannot be applied to any for-credit degree.
Are these classes eligible for federal financial aid?
Students pursuing a certificate are considered "non-degree seeking," a status that is not eligible for federal student aid loan programs.