Introduction to Digital Skills programming and Software development

Take your IT skills to the next level with a unique Microsoft accredited course.

Learn computational problem solving, Python computer programming, Git and GitHub basic source code management and computing ethics.

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Location Blended online with live lectures and lab sessions
Date/sQuarterly intakes
Duration 4 contact hours (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab), 6 non-contact hours per week
Prerequisite/s There are no prerequisites for this course.
Certification Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA): Introduction to Programming Using Python

Take your IT skills to the next level with a unique Microsoft accredited course. Learn computational problem solving, Python computer programming, Git and GitHub basic source code management and computing ethics. Build your future in the evolving programming and software development industries or jump straight into data science with the confidence of meeting the Microsoft’s Technology Associate (MTA) certification ‘Introduction to programming using Python’.

Python is the second-most popular programming language on the TIOBE Index, as of May 2021. It’s expected that Python will surpass C as the most popular programming language.

Course content

You’ll learn Software Design (SWDN) Level 2 and Programming/Software Development (PROG) Level 2. These meet the requirements of the Skills Framework for the Information Age and will prepare you for entry level programming and data science roles.

Assessment

There are 10 weekly lab activities and two online quizzes, including:

  • Week 4: General computer and programming concepts
  • Week 10: Python programming

Extra requirements

  1. Broadband internet access and an active email address that can be accessed at home during study periods.
  2. Students must have basic computer literacy skills (e.g. Word or other word processing software).

Further information

E: k.neil@latrobe.edu.au

T: 9479 1586

Registration

This program is subject to minimum enrolment numbers. A refund will be provided if the program is cancelled.