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TECH 46 W — Beginning Programming in Python

Quarter: Spring
Course Format: Flex Online (About Formats)
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Apr 8—May 31
Refund Deadline: Apr 11
Unit: 1
Tuition: $620
Instructor(s): Eli Lev
Limit: 26
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Open
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Flex Online(About Formats)
Apr 8—May 31
8 weeks
Refund Date
Apr 11
1 Unit
Eli Lev
ACCESS THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Designed for those with no experience in computer science, this introductory course will explore the world of programming by teaching students the fundamental syntax and meaning of the Python programming language. The course will introduce the general theories of computer programming and explore basic Python concepts. We will cover various concepts, including control structures, repetitive tasks/loops, arrays, lists, and functions, through a pragmatic course project. Finally, students will apply these skills to a budget-related project in which they will process a CSV file and generate proper categorization and totaling. By the end of the course, students will be able to write and build a program using Python and figure out how to solve a problem in a programmatic way.

No programming experience is necessary. Students must be familiar with computer basics.

Technology Manager, Stanford Continuing Studies

Eli Lev is a software developer with experience in government and private sector projects. He has taught continuing education courses for many years at Stanford, UC San Diego, and Foothill College. Lev received an MSEE from Johns Hopkins and is a certified project management professional (PMP). He also has Langevin certifications as a training manager/director, instructional designer/developer, and certified instructor/facilitator.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Al Sweigart, Automate the Boring Stuff with Python. 2nd edition (ISBN 978-1593279929 )