About this Specialization

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 10 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 10 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

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Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

how it works

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Algorithms, Data Collection, and Starting to Code

Course2

Data Analysis and Representation, Selection and Iteration

Course3

Abstraction, Problem Decomposition, and Functions

Course4

Simulation, Algorithm Analysis, and Pointers

Instructor

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Dr. Tim "Dr. T" Chamillard

Associate Professor
Computer Science

About University of Colorado System

The University of Colorado is a recognized leader in higher education on the national and global stage. We collaborate to meet the diverse needs of our students and communities. We promote innovation, encourage discovery and support the extension of knowledge in ways unique to the state of Colorado and beyond....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • There are 16 weeks of materials across the 4 courses in the specialization; and each week consists of 3-5 hours of video material and hand-on work. Based on how much free time you have, you can complete the specialization as quickly as you'd like!

  • None. I don't assume any prior computational thinking or programming experience.

  • Yes, you need to complete the courses in order.

  • No, we don't offer university credit for completing the specialization

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