Course Description

This course utilizes the power and flexibility of the Python language to apply practical programming strategies such as the functional paradigm, modularity, parallelism, concurrency, metaprogramming, reactive programming, microservices, and design patterns. Students will learn when and how to apply their knowledge and understanding to achieve optimal solutions to a variety of software problems. Prior knowledge of the Python language is required for this course.

Course Outline

  • Modularity
  • Functional Programming
  • Metaprogramming
  • Unit Testing
  • Parallelism and Concurrency
  • Reactive Programming
  • Microservices
  • Design Patterns

Learner Outcomes

  • Organize code elements into logically related and lucidly defined packages, modules, and components
  • Develop metaprogramming software features
  • Assemble unit tests
  • Employ concurrency
  • Recognize opportunities for reactive programming approaches
  • Identify applications that can benefit from a microservices-oriented design
  • Select and implement design patterns within appropriate contexts


Intro to Programming Python and Python Programming Fundamentals, or demonstration of equivalency.


You will have access to your course materials on the published start date OR 1 business day after your enrollment is confirmed if you enroll on or after the published start date.

Software required: Anaconda, Visual Studio Code, Jupyter Notebook.
Hardware required: Computer with Windows or Mac OS preferred.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Jul 02, 2024 to Aug 31, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (3 units) $725.00
Potential Discount(s)
Available for Credit
3 units
Section Notes

How to Access Your Online Course:


One business day after enrollment but no sooner than 2 weeks before the beginning of the course, you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to access your online course. You don’t need to take any action until you receive that email. Please note that you will not be able to access your online course until all the steps highlighted in that email are complete.

Required Textbook(s): None

No refunds after 7/9/24