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Course Description

With python being one of the most popular programming languages, and Python-based web frameworks such as Django on the rise, the ability to read and write this legacy language is becoming increasingly important in the software industry. Python is used to power web services such as YouTube, DropBox, Google, Reddit, Yahoo, Pinterest, and Instagram and many small companies are taking advantage of this powerful, full-featured programming language.

This course will provide students with a basic understanding of python. It covers the installation of the integrated development environment as well as the use of variables, operators, loops, and decision-making. Students will also learn to manipulate data, file I/O, and exception handling. Prior programming experience would be beneficial but is not required.

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Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain what python is and understand its applications and benefits
  • Set up a python programming environment
  • Identify and use variable types, operators, decision-making statements, and loops
  • Use operators to manipulate different data types correctly
  • Use functions and modules correctly
  • Manipulate files using python accurately
  • Use exceptions to catch errors

Recommendations

Prior programming experience would be beneficial but is not required.

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Section Title
Introduction to Python Programming
Type
Internet Paced
Days
M
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Jan 10, 2022 to Feb 14, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Virtual  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $325.00
Service charge(s)
  • Tech Fee ($10)
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 19, 2021 to Jan 18, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Jul 19, 2021 to Jan 18, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jan 19, 2022 to Feb 03, 2022
Required Software
(1) Python 3, with path variable to Pythons bin folder to be added to the system environment variables: https://www.python.org/downloads; (2) Idle; (3) Notepad ++
Section Notes

Prerequisites: 
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Schedule: 

If MS Teams: 
This course will be delivered virtually using MS Teams & Brightspace/D2L. MS Teams sessions will be held on Mondays between January 10 and February 14 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

We encourage you to use your webcam and microphone to contribute to a more collaborative learning experience. 

Section Title
Introduction to Python Programming
Type
Internet Paced
Days
M
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Mar 07, 2022 to Apr 11, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Virtual  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $325.00
Service charge(s)
  • Tech Fee ($10)
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 19, 2021 to Mar 15, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Jul 19, 2021 to Mar 15, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Mar 16, 2022 to Mar 31, 2022
Required Software
(1) Python 3, with path variable to Pythons bin folder to be added to the system environment variables: https://www.python.org/downloads; (2) Idle; (3) Notepad ++
Section Notes

Prerequisites: 
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Schedule: 

If MS Teams: 
This course will be delivered virtually using MS Teams & Brightspace/D2L. MS Teams sessions will be held on Mondays between March 7 and April 11 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

We encourage you to use your webcam and microphone to contribute to a more collaborative learning experience. 

Section Title
Introduction to Python Programming
Type
Internet Paced
Days
M
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Jun 06, 2022 to Jul 11, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Virtual  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $325.00
Service charge(s)
  • Tech Fee ($10)
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 19, 2021 to Jun 14, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Jul 19, 2021 to Jun 14, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jun 15, 2022 to Jun 30, 2022
Required Software
(1) Python 3, with path variable to Pythons bin folder to be added to the system environment variables: https://www.python.org/downloads; (2) Idle; (3) Notepad ++
Section Notes

Prerequisites: 
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Schedule: 
This course will be delivered virtually using MS Teams & Brightspace/D2L. MS Teams sessions will be held on Mondays between June 6 and July 11 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

We encourage you to use your webcam and microphone to contribute to a more collaborative learning experience. 

Section Title
Introduction to Python Programming
Type
Internet Paced
Days
W
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Sep 07, 2022 to Oct 12, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Virtual  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $325.00
Service charge(s)
  • Tech Fee ($10)
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 19, 2021 to Sep 15, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Jul 19, 2021 to Sep 15, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Sep 16, 2022 to Oct 01, 2022
Required Software
(1) Python 3, with path variable to Pythons bin folder to be added to the system environment variables: https://www.python.org/downloads; (2) Idle; (3) Notepad ++
Section Notes

Prerequisites: 
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Schedule: 
This course will be delivered virtually using MS Teams & Brightspace/D2L. MS Teams sessions will be held on Wednesdays between September 7 and October 12 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

We encourage you to use your webcam and microphone to contribute to a more collaborative learning experience. 

Section Title
Introduction to Python Programming
Type
Internet Paced
Days
T
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Nov 08, 2022 to Dec 13, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Virtual  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $325.00
Service charge(s)
  • Tech Fee ($10)
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 19, 2021 to Nov 16, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Jul 19, 2021 to Nov 16, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Nov 17, 2022 to Dec 02, 2022
Required Software
(1) Python 3, with path variable to Pythons bin folder to be added to the system environment variables: https://www.python.org/downloads; (2) Idle; (3) Notepad ++
Section Notes

Prerequisites: 
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Schedule: 
This course will be delivered virtually using MS Teams & Brightspace/D2L. MS Teams sessions will be held on Tuesdays between November 8 and December 13 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

We encourage you to use your webcam and microphone to contribute to a more collaborative learning experience. 

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