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 Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, or until the program fills, whichever comes first.

Application Steps

Step 1: Online Assessment

Complete the Python 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-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.

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

To enroll, international students must have a visa that permits study in the United States. This program does not enable students to obtain or maintain F-1 visa status. 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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