Foundations of Programming (Python)

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Course Details

  • Location: Online, Downtown Seattle
  • Duration: 9 - 11 weeks
  • Class Times: Self-Paced, Evenings
  • Cost : $949

Next Start Date:

September 25, 2017

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 class in person at one of our convenient locations. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. An online learning management system may be required to access some course materials and assignments.

Online

Enjoy the flexibility of online learning, which allows you to participate in class activities, assignments and discussions on your schedule, from anywhere. Experience cutting-edge technology and a supportive, diverse learning community.

Blended

Our special blended programs combine the convenience of online study with the vibrancy of in-person classes for a unique learning experience.

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Start Dates

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

NONCREDIT COURSE

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

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.