Coronavirus Update

For the safety of our community, UWPCE programs will be taught remotely for the 2020-21 academic year.

For more information, see our Coronavirus FAQ

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, along with your $50 nonrefundable application 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. Note: You have 24 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
  • Three years of work experience (need not 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

Including time in class, you should expect to spend nine to 12 hours each week on coursework, depending on your level of experience.

English Proficiency

If English is not your native language, you should have at least intermediate English skills to enroll. To learn more, see English Language Proficiency Requirements – Noncredit Programs.

International Students

Because this offering is 100 percent 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 the certificate by adhering to the program's attendance policy and successfully completing all required courses. For more information, see Earning the Certificate.

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