Foundations of Programming (Python)

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Course Details

  • Location: Downtown Seattle, Online
  • Duration: 9 - 10 weeks
  • Times: Evenings, Flexible
  • Cost : $949

Next Start Date:

January 11, 2018

This course is part of a certificate program. You can also take it without enrolling in the program.

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About this Course


Formerly titled Introduction to Programming & Application Development 

Explore and practice basic programming concepts using Python. Receive a rapid and practical introduction to computer programming and application development. Benefit from instruction that compares and contrasts Python with other languages. Learn to think like a programmer.

You can take this course on its own (single-course enrollment); you can also apply it towards the Certificate in IT Foundations. You can also take it in preparation for the course in Java Foundations, the Certificate in C# Programming and the Certificate in Python Programming.

Topics include:

  • Basic computer and programming concepts
  • Hands-on practice in Python programming
  • Strengths and weaknesses of commonly used programming languages
  • The software design process, including consideration of some common design trade-offs

Students should expect up to nine hours of work a week, including class sessions.

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Program Overview

You can start with any course and take the courses in any order. You must complete three of the five courses to earn the certificate, as detailed below. 

 

You should register for all courses individually; there is no application process for the certificate program.

Core Course
(required for the certificate)
 

Foundations of Algorithms & Data Structures

 

Programming Courses
(must complete at least one for the certificate)
 

Foundations of Programming (C# and .NET)

Foundations of Programming (Python)

 

Elective Courses
(must complete at least one for the certificate)
 

Foundations of Database Management

Foundations of Web Design & Development

Learning Formats

Classroom

Attend classes part time at one of our convenient locations in the Puget Sound region. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. Learn More »

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, web conferencing or phone, all in real time. Learn More »

Online, Group-Paced

Start and finish your course with the same group of students, with frequent opportunities to interact with your instructors and classmates along the way. This course is 100 percent online, with set due dates for assignments but no class meetings. Learn More »

Course Sessions

Online, Group-Paced

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Online

NONCREDIT COURSE

You'll earn 3 continuing education units (CEUs) for successfully completing this course. Learn more about noncredit courses.

Classroom

NONCREDIT COURSE

You'll earn 3 continuing education units (CEUs) for successfully completing this course. Learn more about noncredit courses.

Closed Sessions

Meet your instructor

NONCREDIT COURSE

You'll earn 3 continuing education units (CEUs) for successfully completing this course. Learn more about noncredit courses.

Online

Meet your instructor

NONCREDIT COURSE

You'll earn 3 continuing education units (CEUs) for successfully completing this course. Learn more about noncredit courses.

This course will run from September 25 to December 8, 2017. Instructors hold regular online office hours. These sessions are optional but recommended; they may be recorded for those who can’t attend.

Online

Meet your instructor

Randal Root

Senior Consultant and Technical Instructor

NONCREDIT COURSE

You'll earn 3 continuing education units (CEUs) for successfully completing this course. Learn more about noncredit courses.