Languages and Scripting

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Kelly Caudle
Program Head, IT Academy

Stanly Community College’s IT Academy (SCC/ITA) offers Programming courses.

SCC/ITA offers these courses under the umbrella of Continuing Education. Using the Python Language for education the Basic Programming Concepts course is a fast-paced course conducted online. All course materials, assessments, and labs are available through our online learning management system. Students have access to top of the line instruction and equipment.

Class Descriptions

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To ensure you are contacted when these classes are offered, please add your information to our online waitlist for the course you wish to take.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the course?

Each course is 8 weeks (about 2 months) in length.  

What is the time/workload expectations for the course?

Each course varies, but most of our courses will have at least one weekly meeting at a time to be determined by the instructor based on the students’ availability. These will be recorded if you are unable to attend. The rest of the material will be scheduled asynchronously. This will allow students to work in their own time, and at their own pace, which can be especially helpful for adult learners who need to balance their education with work and family responsibilities. It also provides a way for students who live far away from a school or university to participate in courses remotely. However, there will be quizzes, labs, and assignments with due dates to help you stay on track to finish the class. 

Is the course able to be completed fully online?

Yes, all IT academy courses are offered in a fully online format. 

When will the course start?

IT Academy courses start after the regular semester class start date, but typically run five sets of 8-week courses throughout the year. Please check the schedule for exact dates for the next course. 

How much does the course cost?


How much do the materials cost?

The materials will be provided free of charge through the Cisco Networking Academy and SCC’s Canvas LMS. The lab environment will be provided through SCC’s Netlab+. 

Do I receive a discount voucher for the certification exam at the end of the course?

Python courses map to a 50% discount voucher for the PCAP exam.