About this Specialization

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This specialization is designed to let you explore computational thinking and beginning C programming topics, applying those concepts to develop solutions to a variety of practical problems.The first course assumes no programming experience, and throughout the 4 courses in the specialization you'll learn about both computational thinking and C programming. The material in the courses in the specialization is equivalent to our computational thinking course at UCCS.
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Beginner Level
Approx. 4 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 4 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Algorithms, Data Collection, and Starting to Code

4.6
stars
180 ratings
42 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Data Analysis and Representation, Selection and Iteration

4.6
stars
49 ratings
9 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Abstraction, Problem Decomposition, and Functions

4.5
stars
20 ratings
4 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Simulation, Algorithm Analysis, and Pointers

4.4
stars
11 ratings
1 reviews

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  • Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. Learn more.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.

  • 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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