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Python for Data Science, Web and Core Programming


Python is an easy to use, open-source and versatile programming language that is especially popular among those learning a programming language for the first time. The use of Python in industry has increased by a factor of 10 since 2005 and is on track to be more popular than the industry leading JAVA language in just a few years. It is already the number one software package for those teaching introduction to computer science courses. It is concise and easy to read, and can be used for a variety of industry needs including web development, data analytics, core software development and a wide range of scientific and mathematical applications.

Python also has numerous libraries for data manipulation and analysis as well as a very active development community that continually updates and creates new packages. It has been adopted by a wide variety of industries and applications including data science, machine learning, data analytics, predictive analytics, business intelligence and web analytics.

In this short specialized study program students will learn Python programming concepts including programming styles, idioms, libraries, data structures, data retrieval, processing, visualization, networked application program interfaces and databases. Students can then choose from a final course in either Python for Data Analytics/Data Science or Accessing Web Data with Python.

Who Should Enroll

Beginning and intermediate programmers and those in the data science, data analytics, machine learning, GIS analytics, web development, software development and QA, UX/UI design, engineering, business analyst fields wishing to update and improve their professional skills should enroll.

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Program Benefits

  • Great entry point for those new to programming
  • Learn to program using a popular language that is fast, free, easy to use, and runs on all major hardware platforms
  • Learn the language of choice for high-demand job fields such as data science, machine learning, predictive analytics, big data and accessing web data.
  • Code using efficient Python scripting, syntax tools, and object-oriented coding theories
  • Create user-defined functions and utilize a vast array of built-in functions
  • Learn how to reduce development and debugging time using Python
  • Learn the language that is the next “Big Thing” and a must for Professionals in the data analytics and Web development domains.
  • Create applications for analytics, web and systems development

Course Schedule

Required Courses

I&C SCI X426.64
Introduction to Python Programming (2.00 Units)
I&C SCI X426.64
to be scheduled to be scheduled Online Online
I&C SCI X426.59
Intermediate Python (2.00 Units)
I&C SCI X426.59
  to be scheduled Online Online
I&C SCI X426.70
Data Structures, Data Mining and Big Data with Python (2.00 Units)
I&C SCI X426.70
to be scheduled      
I&C SCI X426.62
Python for Data Analysis (1.50 Units)
I&C SCI X426.62
  to be scheduled   Online

Elective Courses

Python Progamming
I&C SCI X426.54
Data Preparation, Modeling and Visualization with Python (2.00 Units)
I&C SCI X426.54
to be scheduled   Online  
I&C SCI X426.57
Python Programming Techniques and Applications
I&C SCI X426.57
  to be scheduled    
I&C SCI X426.78
Deep Learning Using TensorFlow (2.50 Units)
I&C SCI X426.78
to be scheduled      

Course schedules are subject to change. Individual courses may be taken without enrolling in the full certificate.

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Specialized Studies Award Requirements

The Specialized Studies award is provided upon completion of 9 credit units (7.5 required and 1.5 elective credit units) with a grade of “C” or higher in each course. To receive your certificate, submit a Request for Certificate with a non-refundable $35 application fee after completing all program requirements. Students not pursuing a specialized studies award are welcome to take as many individual courses as they wish.

On-site Training Available

Our Corporate Training specialists can deliver this program or customize one that fits your organization’s specific needs. Visit Corporate Training or call (949) 824-1847 for information.

English Proficiency Requirement
All certificate programs at UCI Division of Continuing Education (classroom and online formats) require professional-level English language proficiency in listening and note-taking, reading comprehension and vocabulary, written expression, and oral presentation.