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Creative Programming for Non-IT Students

No field in the world is conceivable without an ICT component. ICT applications are used at every level in business, education or government. The modern professional must not only be able to understand how such an application "thinks", but must often also be able to provide applications with additional and specific tasks. 

The minor Creative Programming for Non-IT Students is based on the most popular Harvard Minor and can result in a Harvard Certificate. The minor starts at zero. No prior knowledge or experience is required. 

This minor consists of English online video lessons, provided by Harvard University, and all kinds of small exercises and assignments. Those assignments are little programming puzzles in the programming languages C and Python and SQL (for databases). Obviously guided by our own teachers. 

In addition, individual and group exercises are performed that are aimed at strategically solving problems. The workshops (online or otherwise) are used to explain matters, and look for the best ways to solve the exercises. 


The minor covers 420 SBU = 15 EC. Within this module, work is done on competences related to the analysis, design and realization of applications. This is in line with the competences as described in the Dutch HBO-I domain. We work individually and in groups. The workshops can be followed on location in Emmen and online. 

This minor also examines the personal learning style and development within this field. Questions such as: What have you learned? But also: How would you later be able to apply programming within your own study and expertise? 

Aanvullende informatie

This minor program is relevant for all subject area’s excluding ICT and Creative Technologies. 

Can only be followed completely online. 

Language of the minor is

Dutch unless native speakers register, then English


The minor is open to every Applied Sciences student, with the exception of ICT & Creative Technology students. 


During the minor, assignments are carried out that, together with a log, form the content of a portfolio. An assessment takes place afterwards on the basis of this portfolio. 


This minor starts in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd period with sufficient participation. Lesson days are Wednesday and Thursday, online.