This self-paced online Python Developer Career Certificate Program provides you the knowledge, practical experience, competency and confidence to qualify for high-paying Python programmer jobs. The program is suitable for anyone seeking to enhance their career or looking for a new career in a high-demand occupation.
Python development is a rapidly growing field where the demand for qualified candidates far outstrips the supply. Python is the most popular programming language for applications in data analytics, machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, business and finance. Indeed Inc., a job placement company, lists more than 87,000 Python programmer job openings in the United States, and many of those jobs are within easy reach, as positions often are remote. Average starting salary for a Python developer is about $80,000, and one can earn as much as $120,000 in a senior role.
This online program utilizes active, self-paced, Learn-By-Doing training. This innovative approach provides bite-sized lessons, requiring you to show that you have mastered each concept by completing exercises before moving on to the next module. This competency-based approach builds your knowledge as well as your practical experience, both of which are needed to qualify for most Python developer job openings.
This training program consists of three or four courses, depending on whether you have prior programming experience. The time it takes to complete the training varies from person to person. Each course takes an average of 80 hours to complete. While the majority of trainees complete the training program in well under a year and some complete it in as little as 6 months, your personal situation will determine how long it will take you to graduate.
During your training, you will have both a personal tutor and a coach who will help you every step of the way. These experts also are proactive in reaching out to you at regular intervals to discuss progress and provide assistance.
Trainees who successfully complete the program receive a certificate of completion from the University of Nevada, Reno and walk away with the professional portfolio necessary to demonstrate ability and qualify for job openings.
You must successfully complete a two-hour online assessment to gain acceptance to this program. A programming background shortens the time it takes to complete the training, but is not required.
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Introduction to Computer Programming (optional, 80 hours): If you have little or no prior experience with computer programming, you will begin the program with this course. This powerful visual course transforms the way you think. In computer programming, correct algorithmic (computational) thinking is far more important than the knowledge of a particular programming language. This course unlocks your computer programming potential and makes it easy for you to learn Python.
Python Fundamentals (80 hours): You will move on to this course after the introduction course, or you will begin the program with this course if you have sufficient prior experience in computer programming. This comprehensive course teaches Python by requiring you to solve programming problems of gradually increasing complexity, ranging from simple calculations; working with text strings, loops, conditions and variables; to file operations and data visualization. This course also teaches you the fundamentals of computer science, which every software developer should know.
Advanced Python (80 hours): The program continues with this course, where you learn object-oriented programming and selected advanced concepts including ternary operators, anonymous lambda functions, filters, maps, decorators, JSON, concurrency, event-driven programming, elements of computing and basics of working with data.
Applied Python (40 hours): In this final project-based course, you will learn how to use Github and become proficient in using a Python IDE. You will complete several projects under the supervision of a senior NCLab Python tutor in order to graduate and obtain your certificate.
Participation in the program requires a personal computer, high-speed internet access and an email address.
The University of Nevada, Reno Extended Studies Python Developer Career Certificate is delivered through a partnership with NCLab, an innovative STEM career training provider.