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Python Developer Career Certificate Program - NCLAB

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The self-paced, online Python Developer Career Certificate Program provides you with a university career certificate and the knowledge, practical experience, competency and confidence to qualify for high-paying Python developer jobs.

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 (AI), business and finance. According to Indeed, Inc., there are more than 57,000 job openings in the United States, and of those jobs are in easy reach, as positions are often remote. The average starting salary for a Python developer is $96,000 and one can earn as much as $144,000 as a senior Python developer.

This program utilizes interactive, self-paced, Learn-By-Doing training. This innovative approach provides bite-sized lessons, requiring participants to show that they have mastered each concept by completing exercises before moving onto the next module. This training program consists of 3 or 4 courses, depending on whether or not 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 our 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.

All interested trainees should contact an intake specialist prior to enrolling to complete an intake assessment. This interview helps our team of subject experts understand your commitment, aspirations, and work habits to ensure success in the program.

This competency-based approach builds knowledge as well as practical experience, both of which are needed to qualify for the vast majority of Python developer job openings. Trainees who successfully complete the program receive a Python Developer career certificate from

Idaho State University and walk away with a professional portfolio that demonstrates the experience and abilities necessary to qualify for Python developer job openings.

Program Prerequisites

Trainees should have a high school diploma prior to beginning the program. A programming background shortens the time required to complete the training but is not required.

Program Components

Introduction to Computer Programming (optional 80 hours): If you have little or no prior experience in computer programming, you will begin the program with this course. This powerful visual course will transform 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 will unlock your computer programming potential, and make it much easier 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 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 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 (80 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 instructor in order to graduate and obtain your career certificate.

Participation in the program requires a personal computer or tablet, high-speed internet access
and an email address.

The Idaho State University, Continuing Education and Workforce Training Python Developer Career Training is delivered through a partnership with NCLab, an innovative STEM career training provider.

Click Python Developer Career Certificate Program to learn more.