Build Applications Quickly and Easily
Next start date
January 11, 2017
Python is a great language for beginning programmers, but it also has the power and flexibility to run major websites like Pinterest and Dropbox. This versatility allows developers to use Python to create smaller scripts and applications for the Web as well as to do back-end development on a larger scale.
In this three-course certificate program, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of the major Python libraries and practice standard programming styles and idioms. We’ll explore different aspects of network-based programming with Python, including Web applications, and dig into larger systems development issues and advanced topics.
Beginning and intermediate programmers and Web developers, along with testers and UX/UI professionals who want to add Web development skills. Those with less experience should consider taking our course in Foundations of Programming (Python) first.
Applicants must meet one of the following sets of requirements:
To participate in this program, you’ll need to have at least basic English language skills. To learn more, see English Language Proficiency Requirements.
International students are welcome to apply to an online offering of this program, which doesn’t require a visa. To enroll in a classroom offering, you must have a visa that permits study in the United States. This certificate program does not enable students to obtain or maintain F-1 visa status. For more information, see Admission Requirements for International Students.
Students in this program are required to have a laptop. The following specifications apply:
You earn the certificate by regularly attending class and successfully completing all required courses. For more information, see Completing Your Program.
Graduates of the certificate programs in Java, Python and Ruby programming discuss the skills they gained from the programs and how the experience benefited their careers.
Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.
Programming in Python
Internet Programming in Python
System Development With Python
Certificate in Python Programming
Approved by the UW Department of Computer Science & Engineering and the UW Bothell Computing & Software Systems program.
View this program's advisory board.
Each of our programs uses an advisory board to review content, guide design and recommend updates to ensure the program remains current as the field of study evolves. By tapping the minds of the top thinkers, doers and leaders in the field, we offer a transformational learning experience. The following individuals serve as the advisory board for this program.
Rovy Branon, Vice Provost, UW Educational Outreach
Fulvio Casali, Principal, Soliton Consulting
Brian Dorsey, Developer Programs Engineer, Google
David Fugate, Senior Software Engineer, Sandia National Laboratories
Jonathan Jacky, Research Scientist, Radiation Oncology, University of Washington
Joshua Kugler, Owner, Azariah Enterprises
Shabda Raaj, Director, Agiliq Info Solution India Pvt Ltd
Don Sheu, Owner, Informion
Jeff Silverman, Linux System Administrator, Google
Mark Swenson, Enterprise Search, Boeing
Steven Tanimoto, Professor Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington
Alan Vezina, Founder, jydo
Dino Viehland, Senior Software Design Engineer, Microsoft
Download the application form (PDF)
Complete the Programming Assessment
Apply online, or submit an application packet that includes:
We’re currently accepting applications and will be reviewing them in the order they’re received. We’ll accept applications until the program closes.
We’ll contact you within two weeks of receiving your application materials to let you know if you’ve been accepted to the program.
If you’re accepted, we’ll send you details about your first-term course, including information on paying your course fee. Your course fee is due two weeks before the first class.
With the exception of the one-time application fee, certificate program fees are charged on a quarterly basis. Payment is due when you register.
Course fees do not include any costs for class materials such as textbooks and software.
Drops, Withdrawals & Refunds
Attend class in person at one of our convenient locations. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. An online learning management system may be required to access some course materials and assignments.
Enjoy the flexibility of online learning, which allows you to participate in class activities, assignments and discussions on your schedule, from anywhere. Experience cutting-edge technology and a supportive, diverse learning community.
Our special blended programs combine the convenience of online study with the vibrancy of in-person classes for a unique learning experience.
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