IT Automation with Python

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, IHE Certificate of Completion

Method of Delivery

Online, e-learning, or distance learning

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours, Weekends

Instructional Program (CIP)

Computer Software Technology/Technician. 151204


IT Automation with Python

Program Objective:

This beginner-level, six-course certificate, developed by Google, is designed to provide IT professionals with in-demand skills -- including Python, Git, and IT automation -- that can help you advance your career.

Knowing how to write code to solve problems and automate solutions is a crucial skill for anybody in IT. Python is now the most in-demand programming language by employers.

Program Description:
This program builds on your IT foundations to help you take your career to the next level. It’s designed to teach you how to program with Python and how to use Python to automate common system administration tasks. You'll also learn to use Git and GitHub, troubleshoot and debug complex problems, and apply automation at scale by using configuration management and the Cloud.

Competencies to be achieved: PIT-109 IT Automation with Python (9 credits)

Crash Course in Python:

This course is designed to teach you the foundations in order to write simple programs in Python using the most common structures. No previous exposure to programming is needed. By the end of this course, you'll understand the benefits of programming in IT roles; be able to write simple programs using Python; figure out how the building blocks of programming fit together; and combine all of this knowledge to solve a complex programming problem.

Using Python to interact with the operating system:

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to manipulate files and processes on your computer’s operating system. You’ll also have learned about regular expressions -- a very powerful tool for processing text files -- and you’ll get practice using the Linux command line on a virtual machine. And, this might feel like a stretch right now, but you’ll also write a program that processes a bunch of errors in an actual log file and then generates a summary file. That’s a super useful skill for IT Specialists to know. We’ll kick off by exploring how to execute Python locally, and organize and use code across different Python files.

Introduction to Git and Github:

In this course, you’ll learn how to keep track of the different versions of your code and configuration files using a popular version control system (VCS) called Git. We'll also go through how to setup an account with a service called GitHub so that you can create your very own remote repositories to store your code and configuration.

Troubleshooting and Debugging Techniques:

In this course, we'll give you the tools to quickly identify and solve real-world problems that you might come across in your IT role. We'll look at a bunch of different strategies and approaches for tackling the most common pitfalls of your code and IT infrastructure. You'll learn strategies for approaching almost any technical problem and then see how those apply to solving different real-world scenarios.

Configuration Management and the Cloud:

In this course, you’ll learn how to apply automation to manage fleets of computers. You’ll understand how to automate the process for deploying new computers, keeping those machines updated, managing large-scale changes, and a lot more. We'll discuss managing both physical machines running in our offices and virtual machines running in the Cloud.

Automating real work tasks with Python:

In the final course, we'll tie together the concepts that you’ve learned up until now. You'll tackle real-world scenarios in Qwiklabs that will challenge you to use multiple skills at once. First, we'll take a closer look at how to use external Python modules to extend your code's capabilities, and spend some time learning how to use documentation to learn a new module. For example, we'll use the Python Image Library (PIL) to create and modify images.


Total Cost of Program (include all costs to the student including testing, certification): 

In-state: $924.00

Out-of-state: $1,347.00

Note: Tuition, Fees, Books, and Supply costs reviewed annually and may be modified as needed 

Tuition (effective summer 2024): 

In-state tuition: 873.00

Out-of-state Tuition: 1,296.00

Additional Fees (effective summer 2024):

Technology Fee: $45.00 ($5 per credit hour)

Bus Fee:  $6 per semester (fall and spring only)

Total Additional Fees: $51.00


Provide a list of all books required for the program (even if cost of books is included in tuition): 

No Books Required for this Program

Total Book Cost: $0

WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification:  

Name: Patrick Brown


Phone number: 928-317-6168

Direct Website link to the program:

Additional information:  N/A

Refund Policy (provide a summary if Refund policy is not listed on school website): 

Credentials: (The following questions must be answered along with a supporting explanation for each) 

Industry Recognized: (Developed and offered by, or endorsed by a nationally-recognized industry association or organization representing a sizeable portion of the industry sector) 

Yes or No: Yes

Nationally Recognized Industry Association or Organization: Google

Stackable: (Part of a sequence of credentials) 

Yes or No: Yes

Career Pathway:  Google/AWS Joint Certification

 Portable: (Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies)

Yes or No (Explain): Yes, the Google IT Automation with Python certification is recognized worldwide.

Accredited Curriculum: (This refers to the course being accredited, not the test or school) 

Yes or No: Yes, Higher Learning Commission  

Link to Accrediting Website: 

Credential Attainment Rate: Percentage of students in the last 24 months who obtained a postsecondary credential, or secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, during participation or within one year after exit from the training program. New program, no data. 


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements



Arizona Western College

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)

Online-Arizona Western College, 1351 S. Redondo Center Dr., Yuma, AZ 85365

Local WIB

9 - ARIZONA@WORK - Yuma County

Name of Credential

Google IT Automation with Python Professional Certificate

Type of financial aid offered or have access to


Refund Policy

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - Google and Higher Learning Commission

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

In-State/District Tuition


Other Fees

$51.00 $6 bus fee (fall/spring only); technology fee $5 per credit hour

Out-of-State/District Tuition


Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

15-1252.00Software Developers
$32.86 per hour
Required Certification: Google IT Automation with Python Prof Certificate

Provider Status



2020 S. Ave 8E, Yuma, Arizona 85365

Phone Number

(928) 344-7567

Fax Number

(928) 317-6048

Web Address

Last Updated

Mar 28, 2024


Mar 09, 2023


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