We’re currently accepting applications and will be reviewing them in the order they’re received. We’ll accept applications until Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, or until the program fills, whichever comes first.
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.
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.
You may qualify for an income-based scholarship for this program. For more information, see the Scholarships page.
To apply, you must have:
- Two years of college
- Three years of 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
Including 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.
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.
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.
- Access to a computer with a recent operating system and web browser
- Administrator privileges on the computer
- High-speed internet connection
- 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.