Python is one of the more popular programming languages used by developers, data scientists, and software engineers. Touted as a lean language, it taps into the concept that "Less is more", communicating in one line of code the same task that would take 10-20 lines of code in other languages. As an object-oriented language, Python is used to build web apps, build desktop apps, analyze data, and make future predictions. Python is a powerful front-end and back-end language used in companies ranging from NASA to Google to Netflix.
Python runs on virtually any operating system and boasts a novice-friendly approach to learning programming. Python has become prevalent as it is easy to learn, and yet highly versatile and practical for complex tasks.
This Chancellor's Certificate is designed to help you understand and develop the skills needed for effective programming in Python. Gain the knowledge needed to build both web and programming applications. The certificate's core classes provide the foundation and essentials Python. The electives provide data gathering experience - as Python is often used in data analysis projects and can interact with programs written in R.
- Practical skills for writing and debugging Python applications.
- How to use Python to streamline programming workflows.
- How object oriented programming provides an efficient framework to bring your coding projects to completion.
- An understanding of how data is organized and how to use Python for data analysis.