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

Application Deadline

We’re currently accepting applications and will be reviewing them in the order they’re received. We’ll accept applications until Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, or until the program fills, whichever comes first.

Application Steps

Step 1: Complete Skills Assessment

Complete the online skills assessment (unless you have already taken the Foundations of C Programming course).

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 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 how to register and pay your course fees. Payment is due no later than two days before your first class.

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To apply, you must have one of the following:

• One year of work experience in a high-level programming language like C, C++, Java and Python and successful completion of the online skills assessment
• Successfully completed the Foundations of C Programming course

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.

TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS

  • Access to a computer with a recent operating system and web browser
  • C++ compiler that supports the C++17 standard. Examples include Microsoft Visual C++: Visual Studio 2013 (available through DreamSpark); gcc (Gnu C++): version 4.9.2; and clang (used by XCode on Mac). Later versions are generally equal or better in support.
  • High-speed internet connection 
  • Headset and webcam (recommended)

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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