Python Course: D.C.
Python is the No. 1 fastest-growing major programming language with 151% year-over-year growth.
Unlock Opportunity in High-Growth Fields
The future is bright for programmers who know Python — it’s a baseline skill for competitive industries like analytics, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and data science. And, thanks to its intuitive, readable syntax, it’s also one of the easiest languages to learn on the market.
Tap Into a Valuable Professional Network
Form real connections that can change the course of your career. Meet practitioners and peers who can help you succeed through our global alumni network. Graduate with an industry-recognized GA certificate, and join an exclusive community.
Let Your Employer Foot the Bill
More than 45% of our part-time students receive tuition reimbursement from their companies — you could, too. We can send you an employer sponsorship package to show your manager the advantages of learning Python with GA.
Learn Python on a Schedule Designed for Busy Professionals
Learn for 10 weeks in the evenings, or dive into in-depth study with our 1-week, accelerated course. You can join us at one of our campuses or take part from the comfort of home — wherever you’re based — via our Remote classroom.
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Inside Our Best-in-Class Curriculum
Go from Zero to Fluent With Expert Guidance
Learn by doing with help from world-class practitioners who use Python every day. Instructors bring the latest techniques from the field straight to the classroom. Our curriculum emphasizes real-world relevance and offers plenty of opportunity for practice through code-alongs, labs, and projects that mirror on-the-job applications.
Discover Python’s Wide Range of Applications
Designed for students with a variety of professional backgrounds and experience levels — including beginners — this course takes a deep dive into the fundamentals of Python and object-oriented programming. Explore Python’s powerful applications in the final unit, with either a data science or web development specialization as selected by students and instructors.
Get a Head Start With Pre-Course Prep Lessons
Once you enroll, we equip you with online, self-paced preparatory lessons to set you up for success. Install your developer environment. Then, dive into essential Python programming concepts to gain a common vocabulary and start collaborating with classmates on day one.
Real-World Portfolio Projects
Graduate with a polished capstone project: A custom application built from scratch. Depending on the focus of your cohort, you’ll either manipulate and visualize data with Pandas or else integrate APIs into a web app with Flask.
Individualized Instructor Support
Get guidance, feedback, and more from experts who are dedicated to supporting your learning and career goals. Instructors are on hand in class and during office hours to offer real-time support and help you turn ideas into action.
Global Network of 70K+ Alumni
Create connections with peers that last well beyond your time in the classroom. As part of the GA alumni community, you’ll gain access to networking events and workshops to keep evolving your career for years to come.
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“The approach that the instructor has taken during this course is what I have been looking for in every course that I have been in. General Assembly has acquired some of the finest teachers in the field of programming and development, and if all the other classes are structured the same way as the Python course I took, then there is a very high chance that I will come back for more.”
System Test Engineer, ASML
Nizar Altarooti, GA Online
These Python experts bring in-depth experience from the field to the classroom each day, providing invaluable insights into succeeding on the job.
GA instructors are committed to providing personalized feedback and support to help you gain confidence with key concepts and tools.
Case Study: Bloomberg Partners With GA for Python Training
Problem: To remain a data industry leader, Bloomberg sought to evolve the skills of its employees, enabling them to automate processes and apply advanced analytics in new ways.
Solution: Through the Leading With Data program — which leverages General Assembly's Python programming curriculum — Bloomberg is equipping hundreds of analysts with technical tools to wrangle and explore data.
Impact: “I have seen business initiatives that were prototyped during the class put into production. The program has led to tangible business results, as well as creating a common foundational skill set that we all must have going forward.” — Domenic Maida, Chief Data Officer, Bloomberg
Case study source: Rethinking the Build vs. Buy Approach to Talent: How Savvy Employers Are Building Tech Skills From Within, by Josh Bersin, Senior Advisor, Whiteboard Advisors
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why are Python programming skills relevant today?
The future is bright for programmers who know Python — it’s a baseline skill for high-growth industries like analytics, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and data science, which was recently named the No. 1 most promising job by LinkedIn.
It’s also incredibly accessible. Thanks to its versatility and intuitive syntax, Python is one of the easiest programming languages to learn on the market — a good choice for beginners to the world of programming.
What are the professional backgrounds of Python programming students?
Python Programming is our best entry-level course for professionals looking to gain a foundation in programming to kickstart a move into tech or data. You’ll find a diverse range of students in the classroom including:
New programmers who want to get up and running quickly with an object-oriented language.
Graduates of our Data Analytics course who enjoyed the programming aspects of Excel and SQL.
Regardless of their backgrounds, this program attracts a community of eager learners who want to know how to code a prototype, make sense of documentation, and continue honing their Python skills independently.
What does my tuition cover?
Here are just some of the benefits you can expect as a GA student:
40 hours of expert instruction from a Python practitioner, plus many more spent tackling homework, honing projects, and getting technical support in office hours.
Robust coursework, including expert-vetted lesson decks, project toolkits, and more. Refresh and refine your knowledge throughout your professional journey as needed.
A web programming or data science specialization track, which your instructor will select based on class interest and local job market demand.
A real-world project where you’ll develop a custom web or data application from scratch.
Individual feedback and guidance from instructors and TAs. Stay motivated and make the most of your experience with the help of GA’s dedicated team.
Exclusive access to alumni discounts, networking events, and career workshops.
A GA course certificate to showcase your new skill set on LinkedIn.
Connections with a professional network of instructors and peers that lasts well beyond the course. The global GA community can help you navigate and succeed in the field.
Will I earn a certificate?
Yes! Upon passing this course, you will receive a signed certificate of completion. Thousands of GA alumni use their course certificate to demonstrate skills to employers and their LinkedIn networks. GA’s technology training courses are well-regarded by many top employers, who contribute to our curriculum and use our programs to train their own teams.
Who teaches this course?
Our instructors represent the best and brightest Python programming and software engineering experts who have worked for companies like Etsy, Zendrive, and Honey.is. They combine in-depth knowledge as practitioners with a passion for nurturing the next generation of talent.
We work with a large pool of experienced instructors around the world. Please speak with our Admissions team to find out who is teaching the upcoming course in your location.
Are there any prerequisites?
This is a beginner-friendly program with no prerequisites, although some students may have coded previously. First-time programmers will have access to pre-course preparatory lessons and additional resources to boost their confidence with key concepts and set up their developer environments.
Our Admissions team can discuss your background and learning goals to advise if this course is a good fit for you.
Can I work full-time while enrolled in this course?
Yes! All of our part-time courses are designed for busy professionals with full-time work commitments. Depending on your location, classes meet twice per week in the evenings, or all day on Saturday. If you’re able to dedicate a full week to learning, we also have a full-time, accelerated 1-week option. You may opt to take this course in-person at one of our 20+ campuses or online via our Remote classroom setup.
You will be expected to spend time working on homework and projects outside of class hours each week, but the workload is designed to be manageable with a full-time job.
If you need to miss a session or two, we offer resources to help you catch up. We recommend you discuss any planned absences with your instructor.
Which format should I take this course in — on campus or online?
It’s up to you! Our Remote course offers a learning experience that mirrors GA’s on-campus offerings but allows you to learn Python from the comfort of home. If you don’t live near a GA campus, have a busy travel schedule, or just want to save yourself the commute, a Remote course could be a good option for you, if available in your market. You’ll still get access to the expert instruction, learning resources, and support network that GA is known for.
If you prefer to learn Python alongside your peers and can make it to campus, our in-person courses allow you to take advantage of our beautiful classrooms and workspaces.
Our Admissions team can advise you on the best format for your personal circumstances and learning style.
What are my financing options?
We offer a variety of different financing options, including installment plans, so you can focus on what counts — your education. Plus, more than 45% of our part-time students receive full or partial tuition reimbursement from their employers. Speak with our Admissions team to learn more and find the best fit for you and your finances.
What projects will I work on during the course?
For your capstone project, you’ll apply what you’ve learned throughout the course to build a polished, portfolio-ready web or data application. Showcase your skills by creating a custom app that pulls in third-party data with Pandas or integrates functionality from APIs with Flask, depending on the focus of your cohort.
We encourage you to tackle a problem that’s related to your work or a passion project you’ve been meaning to carve out time for.
Throughout the course, you’ll also complete a number of smaller projects designed to reinforce what you’ve learned in each unit.
What types of Python jobs are in demand in Washington, D.C.?
According to this data from workforce analytics firm Emsi Burning Glass, demand for Python-proficient professionals is concentrated in the roles of software developer, DevOps engineer, software engineer, systems engineer, and financial software engineer. Other emerging roles that require Python certification are data scientist, data engineer, and solutions architect. The outlook and future are exceptional for programmers who know Python. The world’s fastest-growing programming language is a baseline skill for competitive industries like analytics, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and data science. With 151% year-over-year growth, fluency in the Python programming language is one of the most future-proof skills you can have.
Who are the major employers hiring for Python jobs in Washington, D.C.?
It’s no surprise that Amazon is one of the top employers in the Washington, D.C., metro market. With the new HQ2 opening in 2023, they will need to fill over 25,000 high-tech jobs in the region. Other major employers here are Google, Capital One, Microsoft, Accenture, Northrop Grumman, The Mitre Corporation, Leidos Holdings, Booz Allen Hamilton, and the Federal National Mortgage Association. The number of global employers hiring Python-proficient professionals continues to increase. Why? Because software is everywhere, and a great number of employers in the public and private sectors are scrambling to adapt to a more competitive landscape.
What specific Python skills do Washington, D.C., employers look for?
What specific Python skills do Washington, D.C., employers look for?
According to both Emsi Burning Glass and our other hiring partners, employers are seeking out candidates with Python certification with next-level skills of scripting, automation, and fluency in the adjacent programming language Java. Amazon Web Services, Linux, and proficiency in agile methodology are also named by employers as desired skills. As technology and job functions evolve, fluency in Python — the world’s fastest-growing programming language — will remain a valued skill sought by employers because of its versatile capabilities to build web and data science applications.
Is Python really a relevant, in-demand skill in Washington, D.C.?
By all means, the nation’s capital is a fertile hiring ground for tech professionals with Python programming language skills. Across both the public and private spheres, innovation is driving growth, thus creating a demand for software developers and professionals with Python skills. This is true in Washington, D.C., and at the national and international levels, according to Emsi Burning Glass. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts about 189,200 job openings for software developers, quality assurance analysts, and testers, who use high-demand Python, will become available each year over the next decade.
Approximately, how much can someone expect to earn in Washington, D.C., with Python skills?
According to Emsi Burning Glass, the salary range for a Python-skilled employee in Washington, D.C., is $121,291 to $164,099. Although this can vary by individual experience and business sector, it’s a verified range that reflects current median salaries. With future job projections what they are, your value as a Python programming professional is likely to increase steadily. It's a tech skill that is sought by employers because of its many versatile capabilities, such as building web and data science applications.
How is this course taught at the Washington, D.C., campus? And where is it?
This Python class is currently fully remote in Washington, D.C. While we do not currently have a working physical campus in this metro, we have developed cohorts, local hiring partner connections, and hosted events to make your remote Python programming class as dynamic and complete as it would be in person. These "regular" course perks greatly benefit the accelerated learning structure of part-time learning. The part-time schedule allows more flexibility, so you can learn around your own schedule from the comfort of home. Our Python coding bootcamp is designed for students with a variety of professional backgrounds and experience levels — including beginners. Connect with expert instructors and your peers from the surrounding Washington, D.C., area. This course takes a deep dive into the fundamentals of Python and object-oriented programming. Learners explore Python’s powerful applications in the final unit, with either a data science or web development specialization as selected by students and instructors.
How do I know General Assembly is the best place for me to learn Python and advance my tech career in Washington, D.C.?
Over the past ten years, our expert-led training has catalyzed the tech sector by partnering with industry pros and our standards boards to create innovative, premium curricula with proven results. We’ve changed careers and lives by cultivating diverse tech talent, removing financial barriers, and fostering a dynamic community of passionate learners. Our Python instructors are real-world, expert professionals who set you on a path of sustainable success. Our Python training course equips you with the Python fundamentals you will need to succeed in your career. You’ll join a community of passionate learners who are just as eager to grow their careers as you are; you'll create connections with peers that last well beyond your time in the classroom. As part of our alumni community, you’ll gain access to networking events and workshops to keep evolving your career for years to come.
The nation’s capital city is emerging as a tech hub in its own right, bringing innovation to both the public and private spheres. The Washington, D.C., metro market grabbed headlines recently when neighboring Northern Virginia won the bid for Amazon’s new HQ2. On track to open in 2023, the eCommerce giant will need to fill over 25,000 tech jobs for its almost 1.7 million square feet and more than seven new delivery stations. But the tech ecosystem here is more than just Amazon. Microsoft plans to recruit some 1,500 D.C.-based tech professionals. In fact, all the top 10 tech employers by number of job postings have either headquarters or locations here, including Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, and Leidos. Further, partnerships with the federal government continue to grow as tech’s capabilities to deliver greater efficiency are more widely recognized. Washington, D.C.’s, hiring trajectory doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon. Here, you’re in a great place to learn and pursue your tech career dreams.