Specialization in Python
Specialization

Python

The fastest-growing language

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Meet the Growing Demand for Python Developers

Python, one of the most widely used programming languages in the open source community, is in high demand by employers in just about every industry. It is especially important for people interested in breaking into data science and machine learning.

Fortunately, the elegance and simplicity of Python makes it one of the easiest languages to master. In this 6.5-unit Python Specialization, you can start as a novice and, in just four to six months of hands-on practice, master the fundamentals.

This specialization includes:

  1. Python Programming for Beginners. Learn the fundamental principles of programming with Python, a mind-expanding, new way of thinking for novices.
  2. Python: Object-Oriented Programming. Gain a strong understanding of this most important programming concept, which provides the structure of most Python applications, and the basis of the language itself.
  3. Python for Programmers. Practice the core facilities of Python, as well as the libraries that are most important to professional programmers, and pick up the tools to create your own libraries.

Once you’ve finished with these three courses, you’ll have a competitive edge for the job market.

More details about our 3-course Python specialization program below. Start with a single course! We suggest: Python Programming for Beginners, followed by Python: Object-Oriented Programming, and on to the more advanced Python for Programmers.

Program Overview

Estimated Cost: $2,400 (You pay only for courses you enroll in.)
Program Requirements: 6.5 units
Minimum Hours of Instruction:
Estimated Duration: 4–6 months
Modality: You can complete this program taking courses online.
Special Programs: This program is not approved for workforce or international students.

Courses

1. Required Course(s): You must successfully complete the three courses below.

Quarter Units: 3.0
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

06-11-2024 to 09-10-2024
$980.00
CMPR.X416.(841)

09-10-2024 to 12-10-2024
$980.00
CMPR.X416.(842)

09-11-2024 to 11-13-2024
$980.00
CMPR.X416.(56)
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Quarter Units: 2.0
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

09-10-2024 to 12-10-2024
$750.00
CMPR.X420.(810)

10-03-2024 to 11-21-2024
$750.00
CMPR.X420.(24)
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Quarter Units: 1.5
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

06-11-2024 to 09-10-2024
$580.00
CMPR.X415.(829)

09-10-2024 to 12-10-2024
$580.00
CMPR.X415.(830)

09-21-2024 to 10-19-2024
$580.00
CMPR.X415.(39)
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11-05-2024 to 02-04-2025
$580.00
CMPR.X415.(831)
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2. Completion Review:

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Instructor
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Meet Our Instructors

Danesh Forouhari
Senior Software Engineering Manager of Infrastructure, Khan Academy,
Irv D Kalb
Technology Author | Instructor
Sara Saatchi
Professor
Siddartha Punj
Healthcare Data Analysis Consultant

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