Apply Anytime

With a self-paced program, there is no application deadline — you can apply and start the program whenever you'd like.

Application Steps

Step 1: Online Assessment

Complete the Programming Assessment 

Step 2: Gather the following materials

  • A brief letter (250-word maximum) that describes your relevant experience, transferable skills, knowledge of the field and commitment to professional growth
  • A resume that highlights how your education and any applicable experience fulfill the program's admission requirements

Step 3: Apply

Complete your application and submit the materials listed in step 2.

Pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee. In one to two business days, you’ll get an email with a link to pay your fee.

After Applying

We’ll contact you within seven business days of receiving your complete 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 course, including information on paying your course fee. You have six weeks to register for your first course after being accepted. After that, you'll need to reapply to the program before you can register.

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

You may qualify for an income-based scholarship for this program. For more information, see the Scholarships page.

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To apply, you must have:­­

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  • Two years of college
  • Two years of any work experience (does not need to be in software)
  • Comfortable using a command line to run various commands
  • Comfortable with basic software development practices and doing research on the web to supplement class materials
  • Able to install and manage software on chosen PC

Time Commitment

Excluding time in class, you should expect to spend about 11 to 13 hours each week on coursework.

For the self-paced format, at this weekly rate you can expect to complete each course in about 10 weeks.

English Proficiency

If English is not your native language, you should have at least intermediate English skills to enroll. To see if you qualify, make sure you are at the B2 level on the CEFR self-assessment grid. To learn more, see English Language Proficiency Requirements – Noncredit Programs.

International Students

Because this offering is 100% online, no visa is required and international students are welcome to apply. For more information, see Admission Requirements for International Students.

Technology Requirements

  • Access to a computer with a recent operating system and web browser
  • Administrator privileges on the computer
  • High-speed internet connection
  • Headset
  • Webcam (recommended)

Additional software needs will be communicated before each course begins.

Earning the Certificate

You earn a certificate of completion by successfully completing all required courses. For more information, see Earning the Certificate.