Python Programmer Certificate

Learn Python online and on-demand with personal facilitation to get the skills needed to succeed.

3-course program: $3,100

Python is one of today's most important coding languages and Python programmers are currently in great demand. This is certainly in part due to Python being a favored language for many purposes including AI development, data analysis, and automation. The Python Programmer Certificate program teaches students how to create scripts in the Python language that manipulate data, automate tasks and handle errors. The Python certificate program also covers how to access relational databases and make sophisticated data queries using SQL. Through hands-on lab exercises students will also learn to use the IDLE integrated development environment for their python application development.

Students are first taught fundamental programming concepts and then are exposed to important programming techniques such as object-oriented design and handling exceptions (runtime errors). Comprehensive hands-on exercises are provided throughout the course to reinforce learning and develop real competency. A personal facilitator is assigned to you at the start of each course. Your personal facilitator is an instructor who is there to answer questions, assist with any issues that arise, and mentor you through the program to assure success.

Bright Star’s Python Programmer Certificate Program provides a comprehensive knowledge of not only Python as a language, but also coding skills such as SQL and algorithmic programming that are important for career advancement in Information Technology or Software Development.

SQL proficiency is a skill that is often overlooked by many coding bootcamps, despite databases being a crucial component of most large-scale software. Bright Star students gain a solid understanding of relational database design concepts, SQL syntax, and construction of complex SQL queries using a variety of techniques such as unions, subqueries, and aggregations. Coverage also includes the creation and use of stored procedures, functions, views and triggers.

Bright Star Institute also offers a Customer Service course for students who have less than one year's worth of professional experience in an office or corporate work setting. The Customer Support course will train students on communication skills needed in customer-facing roles such as technical support positions, and also hone students' abilities for critical thinking, problem solving, and assisting with sales processes. Students also will work with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software during the course, gaining experience on how to work with different modules of CRM software for various functions such as support issue ticketing or reporting/analytics.

Our personally facilitated on-demand learning environment gives students the ability to work within their schedule and learn at their own pace to ensure a thorough understanding of Python. The Python Programmer Certificate program includes streaming lectures, extensive hands-on lab exercises and one-on-one facilitation to assure successful completion. Bright Star's unique approach to student success includes a personal Python instructor to assure that student courses are completed on time and with a solid understanding of the content. Each student has a dedicated workstation loaded with the software required for exercises. We do not use simulation software or “canned” labs. Learn more about our on-demand training here.

Python Programmer Career Opportunities

When students complete the Python Programming Certificate program, they will be prepared to take the entry-level Python Certification exam if they so choose. Students also will possess an adequate skillset to gain entry-level employment in a role that utilizes their python skills. Even entry-level Python programmers are compensated well, with starting salaries ranging from $44,000 - $76,000 and opportunities to earn more with standard career and Python skill advancement. As their experience and career progresses, a Python programmer can earn well over $100,000 annually on average. Program graduates will also have the flexibility to pursue advanced technical support careers, thanks to their toolkit of programming knowledge and SQL querying capability.

At Bright Star we are happy to help assess your personal career goals related to Python Programming or any of our other certificate programs. Reach out to get in touch with a Course Advisor at 302.335.8868, or you may request information here.

Program Overview

  • Fundamental Programming Concepts
  • Writing Python programs
  • Working with Python's built-in objects
  • Reading and writing files
  • Communicating with databases
  • Creating structured data with Lists, Tuples, Sets and Dictionaries
  • Using exceptions to gracefully handle errors
  • Organizing code with functions and classes
  • Writing SQL queries
  • Updating and deleting database records


Note: Students are required to have a personal interview (inperson, phone, or videoconference) with an admissions representative, before they start their first course.

Required Courses Duration PDF
Introduction to Programming Concepts 15 hours
Python Programming 75 hours
SQL Programming 60 hours
Total Program Hours 150 hours

Getting Started

Feel free to call us to discuss your desired curriculum – one of our advisors will be happy to discuss your training objectives and confirm that your goals and selected courses align. Your advisor will assist you in customizing the appropriate track to your personal situation.

After enrollment and speaking to your advisor, payment can be made anytime prior to your chosen start date for your first course. For multi-course certificate programs, you may pay for each course as you start it (pay as you go). Financing is also available.

  • You will receive electronic copies of the student and lab guides.
  • Login credentials will be sent to you for the lecture portions and lab portions of class.
  • A personal facilitator will be assigned to you for each course, assisting with questions or lab issues that arise during your training.
  • You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of class.
  • There are no registration fees or cancellation fees.


About Our Online Training Platform

  • Courses are designed to be a combination of lecture and comprehensive problem solving lab exercises
  • You are provided login credentials to view the course on any device whether it be a phone, tablet or computer
  • You receive electronic copies of the student and lab guides for each course
  • Lab exercises are performed via a dedicated lab machine
  • An instructor is assigned to assist you in completing lab exercises and to help with any questions about the course content
  • Our support team provides you with course selection guidance, personal course setup assistance and technical support
  • There are no registration fees or cancellation fees
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