Python Developer, Continuing Education Workforce Certificate

​This comprehensive program covers introductory through advanced methods of Python and gets students coding quickly.  Students start by learning the basics of programming, how Python works, and gaining an understanding of Python's place in the wider programming world.  More advanced methods are covered next, including how to work with iPhone Notebook, the Collections Module, regular expressions, databases, CSV files, JSON, and XML. Students will also learn advanced sorting, how to write object-oriented code in Python, and how to test and debug Python code. Additionally, students get a rapid introduction to NumPy, pandas, and matplotlib, which are Python libraries.

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

1. prepare for an entry-level job as a Python programmer;
2. perform math operations, sequences, and advanced sorting;
3. work with databases, CSV files, JSON, and XML;
4. write object-oriented code in Python; and
5. test and debug your Python code.

Program Credential

Students will receive a Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

Financial Aid and Payment Options

CCBC currently offers Continuing Education (CE) financial aid to those who qualify. We package public and private funding options to benefit students which include COVID-19 relief funding, the Maryland Sequence Scholarship, CCBC Opportunity Grant funding, Maryland Promise, and Baltimore County College Promise. Financial aid funding is available for select CE courses and programs. 

Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition,  the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development. 

For more information about funding resources and how to apply for them, please contact the CCBC Continuing Education Information Center at 443-840-4700.

Program Length

4 months to complete.

Program Requirements

Academic Requirements:

Prior knowledge of any programming language is helpful.

Computer requirements:

  • PC: Windows 7 or later / Mac: OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 or later
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible
  • Anaconda (download and installation instructions are provided in course)
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins
  • Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account

Application Process

To apply, go to www.ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Continuing Education Workforce Certificate program application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.

Program Course Sequence

Students must register for both courses at the same time. 

Course Number

Course Title

Course Hours

Costs

T=Tuition/F=Fees

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

Course Series:

PCA 797

Python Developer

Module One

100

$497 
T-$10/F-$487

Included in class fees

PCA 798

Python Developer

Module Two

55

$498
T-$10/F-$488

Same as PCA 797

Course Series Totals:

155

$995

T-$20/F-$975

Included in class fees

Additional Information

Skills for Success:

Since this course is delivered completely online, students will need to have the self discipline to complete all required material on their own.  A course instructor will be available to assist students with questions and to lead online activities during the course of the class.

Career Opportunities:

Entry-level Python programmer.

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Program Contact Information

Program Coordinator: Steve Ricketts | sricketts@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-4442 | Catonsville | BESS | 100 L

Administrative Assistant: Danielle Bennett | dbennett@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-4925 | Catonsville | BESS |100