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    Intro Python Course for Credit?

    Are there any self-paced introductory Python courses for college credit? I know StraighterLine has a C++ course, but I'd like to take a Python course for credit as well. Ideally self paced.

    TIA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manticore View Post
    Are there any self-paced introductory Python courses for college credit? I know StraighterLine has a C++ course, but I'd like to take a Python course for credit as well. Ideally self paced.

    TIA!
    Check edX
    https://www.edx.org/course/introduct...itx-6-00-1x-11

    Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python
    A new and updated introduction to computer science as a tool to solve real-world analytical problems using Python 3.5.

    The course is by MIT.

    Pursue Academic Credit with a Verified Certificate
    Become eligible for academic credit and highlight your new skills and knowledge with a verified certificate. Use this valuable credential to qualify for academic credit from Charter Oak State College,

    You get verified certificate signed by MIT

    Check other offerings on edX. I took a number of courses there, they are really good.

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    Thanks Lerner, I just signed up for it.

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    Can this credit be used at TESU? Is it worth 3 credits?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelican View Post
    Can this credit be used at TESU? Is it worth 3 credits?
    TESU told me that they will not accept edX courses from COSC . The only ones they will accept are the ones that are ACE-approved under the alternative credit project. Besides, TESU would just give you credit for Intro to Computer Science , and there are cheaper ways to complete this through DSST and Saylor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sanantone View Post
    TESU told me that they will not accept edX courses from COSC. The only ones they will accept are the ones that are ACE-approved under the alternative credit project. Besides, TESU would just give you credit for Intro to Computer Science, and there are cheaper ways to complete this through DSST and Saylor.
    So for the TESU CIS Program, I figured I could take the Straighterline C++ for one of the Programming languages, CSU 's CIS320 for the Systems Analysis and Design part. I'm not quite sure how to fill out the 12 credit electives: I thought Athabasca University - Comp 272, Saylor Operating Systems (CS401), and the edX course would work out.

    But if the edX course won't work I'm not sure what the best path is to complete the 12 credits.

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    Well, you didn't say in the initial post for which college or university the credit is needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manticore View Post
    ...I figured...

    As sanantone's post indicates, the only figuring that will matter is TESU's. You might be wise to ask of them what they will accept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manticore View Post
    So for the TESU CIS Program, I figured I could take the Straighterline C++ for one of the Programming languages, CSU 's CIS320 for the Systems Analysis and Design part. I'm not quite sure how to fill out the 12 credit electives: I thought Athabasca University - Comp 272, Saylor Operating Systems (CS401), and the edX course would work out.

    But if the edX course won't work I'm not sure what the best path is to complete the 12 credits.
    SL's course will definitely meet the programming requirement. I used the CSU Global CBE for Basic Programming (Visual Basic), but TESU has been telling others that they can't use it. You'd have to get that pre-approved.

    You can use these for the other CIS electives, but do not take two that duplicate.

    CSU Global CBE: digital marketing , cloud computing, database management , and principles of cyber security (duplicates DSST).

    DSST: Cybersecurity and Management Information Systems

    Saylor: Computer Communications and Networks (duplicates TECEP), Management Information Systems , Strategic Information Technology (duplicates MIS) and Software Engineering

    TECEP: Networking Technology

    I think there are a couple of other options for management information systems . Saylor's Operating Systems is not ACE-approved for college credit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lerner View Post
    Well, you didn't say in the initial post for which college or university the credit is needed.
    Oh, I know. I'm not blaming you in any regard. I'm still taking the course since I'd like to learn a bit of Python.

    Quote Originally Posted by decimon View Post
    As sanantone's post indicates, the only figuring that will matter is TESU's. You might be wise to ask of them what they will accept.
    Got it.

    Quote Originally Posted by sanantone View Post
    SL's course will definitely meet the programming requirement. I used the CSU Global CBE for Basic Programming (Visual Basic), but TESU has been telling others that they can't use it. You'd have to get that pre-approved.

    You can use these for the other CIS electives, but do not take two that duplicate.

    CSU Global CBE: digital marketing , cloud computing, database management , and principles of cyber security (duplicates DSST).

    DSST: Cybersecurity and Management Information Systems

    Saylor: Computer Communications and Networks (duplicates TECEP), Management Information Systems , Strategic Information Technology (duplicates MIS) and Software Engineering

    TECEP: Networking Technology

    I think there are a couple of other options for management information systems. Saylor's Operating Systems is not ACE-approved for college credit.
    Thanks for the list of options!

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