MiraCosta College Community Education and Workforce Development

Programming & Coding Courses

at MiraCosta College

about the programming and coding courses

Python is a powerful programming language used in many areas of industry, such as computer vision, machine learning, robotics, web development, and gaming. This course focuses on the basics of Python-xy programming with examples in computer networking and web applications. These basics will be the starting point for other future classes, including embedded computing courses using Raspberry Pi and robotic programming using RoboSDK.

Remote Monitoring for Equipment and Facilities

In this 15-hour course, students will learn to:

  • Develop a complete loT monitoring application using "Drag n Drop" graphical IDE
  • Program Arduino sensor modules to monitor machine vibration
  • Store sensor data in a password protected online database
  • Access/display data from remote sensors in an online "Dashboard"

Facility management and security are two major focus areas for companies deploying loT technology. The ability to monitor and maintain equipment located at remote sites without traveling to perform maintenance, as well as the capability to monitor and manage physical facilities using internet technology, speaks to loT’s vast appeal.—2018 Report from ZDNet and TechRepublic


why attend miracosta?

  • Industry relevant curriculum

  • Accelerated training to help you move up in your job

  • We will gladly work with companies willing to pay for employee training

Introduction to Python-xy: $150
Introduction to IoT: $100
Tuition is FREE through the DOL funded America’s Promise Grant. NOTE: A $30 charge to cover administrative costs will be collected upon registration.

Course Length
Introduction to Python-xy: 20 hours
Introduction to IoT: 15 hours

Hours of Instruction
Evenings or weekends
Please see the events calendar for dates/times

Completion of enrollment documents. Students must be at least 18 years of age. Students should have a strong basic math background and basic programming knowledge.

what you will learn

Introduction to Python-xy

  • Basics concepts
  • Strings and string functions
  • Lists
  • If, else, elif conditions
  • For loops, while loops
  • Tuples, breaks, functions
  • Returning values
  • Function arguments
  • Network project and web project

Remote Monitoring for Equipment and Facilities

  • Develop a complete loT monitoring application using “Drag n Drop” graphical IDE
  • Program Arduino sensor modules to monitor machine vibration
  • Store sensor data in a password protected online database
  • Access/display data from remote sensors in an online “Dashboard”

after course completion


If you successfully complete a program under 50 hours, we can issue a certificate for $15.

Career Paths

This training is designed to help you move up within your current company, or to enhance your skillset for your next job.

meet your instructor

Scott Hannum - Soldering InstructorLouis Rey

Louis Rey, MSEE, is currently employed at SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific and works in the area of tactical communications and communication architecture. Prior to SPAWAR, Louis worked for DivX and a CE Certification/Interoperability Manager with a background in video compression and digital video signal processing. He holds a master’s of science in electrical engineering from San Diego State University and has several years of teaching experience in electronics and engineering.


Max RoshenskyC. S. (Sam) Richards

C. S. (Sam) Richards worked as an expat industrial engineer in Hong Kong, and helped re-shore consumer electronics manufacturing from Japan in the 1980s. Sam operated his own product development business in San Diego before consulting in Lean Manufacturing. He is certified in Lean Technology (UCSD) and Digital Systems Design (SDSU), and was an aerospace industry representative at Lean Aircraft Initiative at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sam holds a BS in Manufacturing Engineering Technology and MS in High Technology Management from National University. Most recently, Sam helps prepare students for career advancement in high tech industries.

take the next step

We offer information sessions for many of our job training programs. The information session offers you the opportunity to learn all about the programs in a relaxed environment.
Our instructors will be available at this time to answer all of your questions. Call us at 760.795.6820 to register.

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