August 4-29, 2014
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Want to learn how to program, but lack the background to understand programming concepts? This class is for you. Preparing to Program won't teach you how to program, but it will teach you think like a programmer and introduce you to basic computing concepts. You will learn some of the traditional conceptual tools that programmers use to plan projects, how to get things done on a command line, basic data and control concepts, and you will write simple programs at the end of the course. This course will provide the foundation for the more rigorous instruction in programming in subsequent courses. This course is followed by Beginning Programming in Python, Part I.