Python Mini-Degree [2022]

Technology is rapidly evolving and causing huge innovations across the globe. To succeed in this ever-changing world, you need to learn the technologies that are driving the next generation of consumer and enterprise applications.

Python is the perfect choice for this sort of upskilling – it’s one of the world’s most popular languages, and is used in almost every industry, including game development, app development, data science, machine learning, computer vision, and more. It enables you to write complex, data-heavy tasks simply and quickly, and boasts a simple syntax that reads almost like plain English – making it easy to learn for those who’ve never coded before.

With the Python Mini-Degree, you’ll build strong foundations in the language by exploring its practical applications. You’ll create multimedia games, master algorithms, and construct a variety of programs with real-world applications. As you create portfolio-worthy projects that are bound to impress employers and clients, you’ll master Python’s most popular, modern frameworks, including Kivy, Tkinter, and Pygame. With these skills, you’ll be able to expand into multiple areas of development and take on the world as a well-informed and highly-prepared developer.

You will master:

  • Algorithms
  • Project management
  • Programming fundamentals
  • Game creation with Pygame
  • GUIs with Tkinter and Kivy
  • Real-world app building


Build Python Projects

Create a portfolio of Python projects, including:

2x2 showcasing various Python projects in the Python Mini-Degree


100% Beginner-Friendly

With a simple syntax that reads almost like plain English, Python is easy to learn for those who’ve never coded before. It also grows with you – professional developers love Python as it allows you to write complex, data-heavy tasks quickly and simply.

These courses are designed to get complete beginners up and running fast, and to make it easy for more experienced developers to quickly pick up new skills.


Understand the Concept Behind Coding

Go beyond surface-level content and gain a solid understanding of the concepts behind coding.

You’ll learn coding basics by creating simple games, all about algorithms while building your own medical diagnosis bot, and how object-oriented programming (OOP) works by creating an escape room.



Python Mini-Degree Level 1

Level 1: Algorithms
  • Python Turtle
  • Project management
  • Program logic
  • Input and output

Python Mini-Degree - Level 2

Level 2: Object-Oriented Programming
  • Python principles
  • Classes and objects
  • Real-world applications
  • Text-based games

Python Mini-Degree - Level 3

Level 3: Game Development
  • Pygame Foundations
  • Movement mechanics
  • User-input processing
  • Game graphics

Python Mini-Degree - Level 4

Level 4: App Development
  • Tkinter Fundamentals
  • Kivy Basics
  • GUI creation
Reinforce Your Learning with Challenges

The best way to cement your knowledge is to actively practice what you’ve learned.

Our courses make this easy by featuring quick challenges, so you can ensure that you’re retaining your new skills.

Quiz example from the Python Mini-Degree


Why Learn Python?

No matter what area of the development industry you might find yourself in, Python plays a crucial role. Developers rank it as the #1 programming language that they love to work with, and this is reflected in the job market. Python skills are ranked as the top requirement for most data science businesses, while machine learning and computer vision have seen a rapid increase in job demand and offer amazing salary potential compared to other areas of development.

Bar chart showing popularity for specific Python technologies

Programming language popularity, with Python as number 1

Average salaries for various Python developers

Fastest growing jobs by country for Python-related positions

This curriculum is suitable for complete beginners with no prior coding experience.

Master the fundamentals of Python and its practical applications for games, apps, and the real-world

  • On-demand, 24/7 access
  • 20 hours of on-demand video
  • Certificate of completion
  • Closed captions


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