Python Developer, Continuing Education Workforce Certificate

​This comprehensive program covers introductory through advanced methods of Python and gets students coding quickly.  Students start by learning the basics of programming, how Python works, and gaining an understanding of Python's place in the wider programming world.  More advanced methods are covered next, including how to work with iPhone Notebook, the Collections Module, regular expressions, databases, CSV files, JSON, and XML. Students will also learn advanced sorting, how to write object-oriented code in Python, and how to test and debug Python code. Additionally, students get a rapid introduction to NumPy, pandas, and matplotlib, which are Python libraries.

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

1. prepare for an entry-level job as a Python programmer;
2. perform math operations, sequences, and advanced sorting;
3. work with databases, CSV files, JSON, and XML;
4. write object-oriented code in Python; and
5. test and debug your Python code.

CCBC Pathway

Technology and Engineering Pathway - Pathways are designed to help you meet your academic and career goals by aligning related courses and programs.  Pathway students participate in a variety of activities that help explore career opportunities in their field of study.  You can meet with a CCBC advisor who help align — or realign — your educational plan with the Pathway that best supports you and your goals.

Program Credential

Students will receive a Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

Financial Aid and Payment Options

We offer financial aid by packaging public and private funding options to those who qualify, in select Continuing Education courses and programs. Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition,  the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development.

Program Length

4 months

Program Requirements

Academic Requirements:

Prior knowledge of any programming language is helpful.

Computer requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later or Mac: macOS 11.0 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Python (download and installation instructions are provided in course).
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Application Process

To apply, go to www.ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Continuing Education Workforce Certificate program application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.

Program Course Sequence

Students must register for both courses at the same time. 

Course Number

Course Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

Costs

T=Tuition/F=Fees

PCA797

Python Developer - Module One

100

Included in class fees

$497 
T-$10/F-$487

PCA798

Python Developer - Module Two

55

Same as PCA 797

$498
T-$10/F-$488

Course Series Totals:

 

155

Included in class fees

$995

T-$20/F-$975

Additional Information

Skills for Success:
Since this course is delivered completely online, students will need to have the self-discipline to complete all required material on their own.  A course instructor will be available to assist students with questions and to lead online activities during the course of the class.

Career Opportunities:

Entry-level Python programmer

Career Coach

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Program Contact Information

Program Coordinator: Steve Ricketts | sricketts@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-4442 | Catonsville | BESS | 100 L

Administrative Assistant: Danielle Bennett | dbennett@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-4925 | Catonsville | BESS |100