April 6 to May 1, 2015
Programming is a means for exercising comprehensive control over information and the media which carry it. Professionals in many fields now have ample motivation to learn how to program. This four week course in the Python Programming language will provide students a grounding in the basic concepts common to all computer programming languages and instill some good habits in coding. By the end of this course, a student will understand the structure and syntax of a program, modular programming, and the basic data and control structures used in all programming languages. Beginning Programming in Python is suitable for the student who feels comfortable with Excel Spreadsheet formulas and functions or who has created macros for office applications. There is also the opportunity to get a solid grounding in our Preparing to Program course, offered prior to this one. This course is followed by Beginning Programming in Python, Part II.