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Foundations of Programming (Python), Othello-UW Commons


Course Details

This course has no current offerings.

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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  • industry-standard professional development tools
  • Techniques for developing programs using object-oriented programming (OOP)
  • The software design process, including consideration of some common design trade-offs
  • How real-world applications are designed and programmed
  • The basics of GitHub source control software


  • Practice Python programming
  • Create useful programs for your professional or personal use
  • Use professional development tools and technologies

Apply for a Scholarship

This course is offered at the Othello-UW Commons in Southeast Seattle. Income-based scholarships are available for this offering. Preference will be given to Southeast Seattle residents. See the scholarship page for eligibility criteria and how to apply.

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