This certificate is designed to provide students with no programming background, a solid foundation on the logic and design of Python-based programs. Students completing the course sequence will leave with basic Python skills that can be built upon in the work environment. Completion of the coursework will provide the students with a foundation in the key components in a development environment, including a basic understanding of databases and various applications.
Locations:Ankeny, Carroll, Perry, Urban
Students may start this program any semester
Program Graduation Requirements
To earn a Python Application Developer Certificate, a student must complete all required coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.
Total Credits Required to Complete this Award - 18
Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$174.00 per credit
The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.
Approximate total cost for the program: $3,482**
**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.
What Kind of Work Will You Do?
A computer programmer goes through the process of designing, writing, testing, debugging and maintaining the source code of computer programs. The computer programmer also designs a graphical user interface (GUI) to make the software easier for non-technical users to use through easy, point-and-click menu options. Python is a language also used in web development and data science related positions.
What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?
- Meet deadlines and handle pressure.
- Think in a sequential order.
- Use math skills in program design and application of accounting principles.
- Create factual data from abstract concepts.
- Communicate program design orally and in writing.
- Ability to work effectively and efficiently both as an individual and in a team environment.
- Concentrate for long periods of time.
What Else Should I Consider about this Program or Career Choice?
The median annual wage for computer programmers was $84,280 in May 2018. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $48,790, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $134,630. Most computer programmers have a bachelor’s degree; however, some employers hire workers with an associate’s degree. Salary information source US Bureau of Labor Statistics https://www.bls.gov/
- Write pseudocode using programming logic and basic algorithms.
- Write pseudocode to design coding solution.
- Design and implement an application to store query and update data, including an ER diagram.
- Create SQL commands for data manipulation.
- Design and implement an application using current software technologies and techniques in using Objected-Oriented principles.
- Design and implement an application using current software technologies and techniques in Java.
- Implement current and emerging software, software development techniques and technologies.
- Demonstrate good programming practices and code documentation.
- Work as a team member using software development technology and concepts.
- Communicate verbally and in writing.
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