Scripting with Python

Prerequisites: This is the first course in the introductory, undergraduate-level offering that makes up the larger Business Analytics Foundations and Data Management with Python and SQL MicroBachelors programs. We recommend taking them in order, unless you have a background in these areas already and feel comfortable skipping ahead.Scripting with Python - starting February 2021Structured Database Environments with SQL OR Applied Statistics with Python - starting February 2021 Explore fundamental programming with hands-on activities that help you build applications using Python. 16 Weeks 8-10 Hours per week recommended

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About This Course:

The Python programming language is extremely powerful and commonly used to automate time-intensive activities/tasks for users. This makes Python a good skill to have for any job that requires automation to replace data in a file, rename multiple file names, update Excel spreadsheets or mine data from web pages. Python can be used as a steppingstone to enter some of the most exciting industries including data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, software or full-stack development.

What You’ll Learn:

Translate requirements to solve problems computationallyWrite scripts using syntax and conventions in accordance with industry standard best practicesDevelop a fully functional program using industry-relevant tools

Meet Your Instructors:

Gwen Britton

Associate Vice President, SNHU Global Campus STEM & Business Programs at Southern New Hampshire University
Dr. Gwen Britton has over 25 years in both private industry and academia within the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) space. She has worked in varying positions spanning a gamut of content areas including software engineering, systems administration, network administration, data analysis, database administration and design, web development engineering, cyber-defense, mathematics and computer science.
Britton is passionate about expanding and growing STEM opportunities and access for individuals who otherwise would not have an opportunity to pursue a career in the STEM area. She has helped grow opportunities for non-traditional adult students from under-represented populations by spear heading virtual experiential learning opportunities and competitions in areas such as technology certification preparation, data analysis, internet of things and capture the flag. She has also helped organize and participate in events focused on under-represented K-12 student populations to engage and interest future STEM students in the field through events such as FIRST Robotics, the Hour of Code, Girls in Technology Day and the Science of Soccer.

Curtis George

Technical Program Facilitator for Computer Science at Southern New Hampshire University
Curtis George brings over 20 years of experience as a senior engineer working on various projects, from embedded systems for military aircraft to enterprise software for NASA/NOAA. Before working for SNHU, George worked as a senior software engineer for the NOAA Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System (CLASS) project. He worked as a senior application engineer with NASA to create software for satellites for predicting hazardous weather patterns (GOES-R and JPSS), developed a roleplaying game to acclimate international students to American campuses and even created an award-winning Spanish verb conjugation mobile application. George started his career in the Navy on a special operations boat where he earned a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal, National Defense Service medal, Navy Expeditionary medal and a Meritorious Unit Commendation medal. He has worked for SNHU as the technical program facilitator for computer science for over 5 years. George earned his Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Chapman University and his Master of Science degree in computer science from Nova Southeastern University. He is currently a PhD candidate for computer science at Northcentral University, which he expects to finish in 2021.


16 Weeks

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Computer Science Data Analysis & Statistics