Course Description

Design and Build Web Applications using Python Web Frameworks. Python is rapidly becoming a favorite programming language for developing responsive websites, due in large part to the excellent availability of web frameworks. Web frameworks are Python packages that provide a suite of tools built-in that allow rapid development and deployment of websites.

In this course, students will gain experience with the popular Django web framework to design, develop, and implement a web application. The curriculum covers front-end-coding and back-end libraries for frameworks, optimization, and security authentication. Participants will learn various python functions and web services to support user interaction and database capabilities. They will use a suite of built-in tools that create a fast-responsive website and will have the ability to improve application performance through caching.

Course Outline

  • Python functions and libraries for databases and components.
  • Review Python data structures, built-in functions, and object-oriented programming.
  • Overview of various frameworks available to design sites using Python including Flask, Django, and Pyramid
  • Introduction to Django web programming and models
  • Creating API views and making HTTTP post request for viewing
  • Learn GET, POST, and DELETE HTPP request
  • Securing and Authentication of your data
  • Testing and debugging
  • Understand Django template language features
  • Creating API’s and interfacing with third-party database

Learner Outcomes

  • Design and implement a website using Django Web Framework
  • Hands-on experience with the built-in tools, programming and creating web application.
  • Understand security aspects and social authentication
  • Understand the web application containers within python frameworks
  • Ability to optimize the performance of front end as well back end components


Proficiency in Python language or equivalent knowledge in coding. If you have not taken a Python coding course, but believe you have the required knowledge, please contact help@profession.ucsb.edu.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Not offered this quarter. Classes are offered according to the schedule on the respective Certificate or Program Page. Please click on the Request Information below to be promptly notified when enrollment opens.