Advanced Python | Certificate Program

Advanced Python Program 

Advanced PythonCertificate Program

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A six-week certificate program covering principles of object-oriented programming (basic to advanced) and design patterns in Python

DePaul University's Advanced Python Program is designed for Python programmers who want to take their productivity to the next level by learning the elements for building better software solutions to solve real-world problems. By learning object-oriented design principles and how to implement highly effective design patterns in Python, the participant will gain the foundation to create reusable, adaptable and more complex software applications. The program will cover concepts along with practical examples and exercises. The program is also a suitable follow-up course of study for individuals who have already completed DePaul’s Data Science: Programming with Python Program.

Students in this program will be able to:

  • Explain basic to advanced object-oriented concepts (such as abstraction, classes, encapsulation, inheritance, and composition).
  • Formulate Unified Model Language(UML) diagrams for modeling classes and objects.
  • Gain insight into the concept of design patterns.
  • Implement fundamental design patterns in Python, including singleton, decorator, observer, state, template, and model-view-controller.
  • Describe  the foundations of metaprogramming and its applications in software development and design patterns.


Summer Quarter 2023:

There is currently no scheduled session for this program.


Summer Quarter 2023


  • $1,450.00

Full payment of tuition must be received before the start of the program. Students who elect to pay tuition using a credit or debit card will be assessed a non-refundable 2.75% convenience fee.

Refund/Cancellation Policy: DePaul reserves the right to cancel any program before that program's first scheduled meeting, in which case tuition fees (but not convenience fees) will be refunded. The university's refund policy allows a return of 100% of tuition if the student drops the Advanced Python Program within the first week of the program (convenience fees will not be refunded).

Please note tuition fees incurred for the Advanced Python Program are not eligible for participation in DePaul's Employer Tuition Deferment Plan or the Single Term Payment Plan.

Notice for Current DePaul Students

Application Fee

  • $40.00non-refundable

Each program requires a $40.00 (non-refundable) application fee that can be paid online (via credit card) during the online application process. If you need to pay this fee by check or money order, please make the check or money order payable to DePaul University and send it to:

DePaul University Institute for Professional Development
243 S. Wabash Avenue
Room 301
Chicago, IL 60604


Textbooks are a separate purchase to be made by students.

Reading materials for certificate programs consist of textbooks and supplementary handouts. Textbook readings are considered preparatory in nature and are typically assigned prior to lectures; supplementary handouts are frequently distributed in class to provide additional information.

Textbook(s) to be announced.


Admission Requirements

The program is geared towards Python developers and software architects who are passionate about software design principles and learning various aspects of application development in Python. Knowledge about topics such as how to create and use functions, Python data structures, and a basic understanding of software development is expected.

Course Credit

The Advanced Python Program is cataloged as a non-credit course of DePaul University. A certificate of completion from DePaul University is awarded to those who successfully complete the program's requirements. Program requirements include reading and homework assignments. No midterm or final exams are conducted.

Course #: IPD 240

The Advanced Python Program is a graded course. A final grade letter as well as a DePaul transcript (upon request) will be available upon program completion.

Application & Registration Procedure

All interested parties should apply for admission using the Application Form and emailing the form to  Upon admission, the Institute office will contact the prospective student with information and instructions about the registration process.

You do not have to be an existing DePaul student to take this certificate program. Registration is restricted to individuals who apply for admission to the program and receive an acceptance letter. IPD staff will register applicants upon receipt of payment and registration form.

Regular DePaul students cannot register themselves via the university's registration system. If interested in enrollment, regular DePaul students should begin by submitting an application for admission. Students must meet the program's admission criteria.