Foundations of Programming (Python), Othello-UW Commons


Course Details

  • Location: Othello-UW Commons
  • Duration: 9 weeks
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost : $995

Next Start Date:

January 21, 2020

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About this Course

In this course, you'll explore and practice basic programming concepts using Python. You'll get a rapid and practical introduction to computer programming and application development. You'll learn how to think like a programmer and discover the pros and cons of Python and other commonly used programming languages.

You can take this course on its own or use it to prepare for one of the following:

Designed For

Anyone interested in learning how to code in Python.

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  • Basic computer and programming concepts
  • industry-standard professional development tools
  • Techniques for developing programs using object-oriented programming (OOP)
  • How to set up a development environment and virtual environments
  • The software design process, including consideration of some common design trade-offs


  • Get plenty of hands-on practice in Python programming
  • Create useful programs for your professional or personal use

Apply for a Scholarship

This course will be offered at the Othello-UW Commons in Southeast Seattle. Up to 12 income-based scholarships are available for this offering, which starts in January 2020. Preference will be given to Southeast Seattle residents. See the scholarship page for eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Learning Format


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 »

Course Sessions


Course Note

A student orientation will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, from 6:30–7:30 p.m. This is optional but recommended for all students.

Meet your instructor

Randal Root

Senior Consultant and Technical Instructor


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