Online Class: Python Programming 101

This course introduces beginning and intermediate programmers to the Python programming language.

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  • 15
    Lessons
  • 16
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 15
    Hours
    average time
  • 1.5
    CEUs
 
 

Course Description

The Ultimate Guide to Python Programming

Welcome to a dynamic course that seeks to transform you into a proficient Python programmer! Whether you're an absolute beginner or someone with a touch of programming experience, this comprehensive course is tailored to elevate your understanding and application of the Python language.

Python has solidified its position as one of the premier programming languages, with diverse applications from web development to scientific computing. This course is aligned with Python 3, ensuring you're learning the most current and relevant aspects of this versatile language.

Course Structure and What to Expect:

  • Lesson 1: The Genesis - What is Programming? Dive deep into the world of programming. Understand its essence and significance. Unravel what makes programming an indispensable tool in the modern world.

  • Lesson 2: Greetings from Python! Initiate your journey with Python by writing your very first program. Experience the thrill of seeing your code come to life.

  • Lesson 3: The Blueprint - Program Structure Gain insights into the skeletal framework of a Python program. Understand how different components integrate to form a cohesive unit.

  • Lesson 4: Calculating Potential - Computing Results Unveil the mathematical prowess of Python. Work with arithmetic operations, expressions, and harness the language's computational capabilities.

  • Lesson 5: Choices and Repetition Delve into the control structures of Python. Learn how to use conditional statements to make decisions and loops to perform repetitive tasks.

  • Lesson 6: Amassing Data - Collections Discover Python's powerful data structures like lists, tuples, and dictionaries. Understand how they can store and manage vast amounts of data efficiently.

  • Lesson 7: Modular Approach - Functions Learn to compartmentalize your code using functions. Achieve reusability and organization by breaking down complex tasks.

  • Lesson 8: Preparing for the Unexpected - Errors and Exceptions Master the art of graceful error handling. Understand common errors, how to detect them, and strategies to mitigate their impact.

  • Lesson 9: Engaging with the User - Input and Output Learn to interact with users by receiving input and displaying output. Create interactive programs that engage and respond.

  • Lesson 10: OOP Paradigm - Objects, Classes, and Methods Get acquainted with the object-oriented programming paradigm. Understand the concepts of classes, objects, and methods and how they can revolutionize program design.

  • Lesson 11: Python's Toolkit - Built-In Functions Explore Python's extensive library of built-in functions. From string manipulation to mathematical computations, Python has a function for everything!

  • Lesson 12: Expanding Horizons - Modules and the Standard Library Discover the vast world of Python's modules and standard libraries. Understand how they extend Python's capabilities beyond its core.

  • Lesson 13: Brushing Up - What Did We Forget? A session dedicated to revisiting crucial concepts, ensuring no stone is left unturned in your Python journey.

  • Lesson 14: The Fun Side - Fun and Games Dabble in game development using Python. Understand how Python can be a potent tool for developing engaging games.

  • Lesson 15: The Grand Finale - Putting it All Together Combine all your learnings to undertake a capstone project. Experience the joy of building a comprehensive Python application from scratch.

Throughout the course, practical examples, detailed explanations, and real-world scenarios ensure an immersive learning experience. By the end of this journey, you will have amassed a profound understanding of Python, empowering you to confidently tackle challenges and projects in the real world. Join us and set forth on an exciting adventure of learning, coding, and creating!

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Course Lessons

Lesson 1: What is Programming?

This is a course about programming in Python. Perhaps you are raring to go, or maybe you are a little unsure what that means. Either way, this lesson should help you get started. Additional lesson topics: Learning Python, 5th Edition Fifth Edition; A Timeline of Programming Languages; Introduction to Programming Languages 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video A : Introduction to Python Programming Language
  • Lesson 1 Video B
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Why Python?
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Hello Python!

It is time to meet the language that we are going to be programming in for this course: a language called Python. Additional lesson topics: History of Python; Python Editors; Python Examples 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Program Structure

In this and the following lessons we will present many of the most important elements of the Python language. It will not be possible to cover everything. Additional lesson topics: Python Statement, Indentation and Comments; Python Tutorial; The Elements of a Python Program 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video A : Programming Concepts and Data Types
  • Lesson 3 Video B
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Computing Results

In this lesson we will look more closely at some of these elements to prepare for writing some serious programs. Additional lesson topics: Python Errors and Built-in Exceptions; Python Data Types 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video A : Operators, Control Characters, and Common Functions
  • Lesson 4 Video B
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Choices and Repetition

In this lesson you will study Python methods for making choices and for code repetition. Additional lesson topics: Python while Loop; Random without repetition in Python; Python; Python If… Else 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video A : Control Statements, Relational Operators, and Loops
  • Lesson 5 Video B
  • Review Practice Worksheet: lesson5-isprime-py.txt
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Collections

This lesson explores Python's collection types. Additional lesson topics: Python Tuples with examples ; Python Lists; Introduction to Python's Collections Module 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video A : Arrays, Lists, and Tuples
  • Lesson 6 Video B : Dictionaries
  • Lesson 6 Video C
  • Review Practice Worksheet: lesson6-fibonacci-py.txt
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Functions

In this lesson we will learn how to use functions and how to write your own functions. Additional lesson topics: Python – Functions tutorial ; Defining Your Own Python Function 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video A : Functions and Modules
  • Lesson 7 Video B : Recursion
  • Lesson 7 Video C
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Errors and Exceptions

This lesson will look at some of the errors that may occur, and what you might be able to do about them. Additional lesson topics: Syntax and logical errors; Python Exceptions: An Introduction; Invalid Syntax in Python: Common Reasons for SyntaxError 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video A : Debugging, Testing, and Troubleshooting
  • Lesson 8 Video B : Handling Exceptions and Errors
  • Lesson 8 Video C
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Input and Output

Up to now we have made good use of the functions print() and input(), and these will continue to be our workhorses in Python. But there is a lot more we can do with these functions, and there are some other I/O methods and issues to consider, including File I/O. These will be the subject of this lesson. Additional lesson topics: Python; Taking input in Python 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video A : Input and Output, Working with Files
  • Lesson 9 Video B
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Objects, Classes, and Methods

In this lesson we will focus on objects and object-oriented programming. Additional lesson topics: Classes and Objects; Python Class Attributes: An Overly Thorough Guide; Python Object Oriented Programming 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video A : Object-Oriented Programming
  • Lesson 10 Video B
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Built-In Functions

In this lesson you will learn about a lot more of these functions and other built-in objects. Additional lesson topics: Accessing Attributes and Methods in Python; Python Built-in Functions 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video A : Advanced String Functions
  • Lesson 11 Video B
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: Modules and the Standard Library

You can also write your own functions, but it would be foolish to do that without first taking advantage of the many thousands of functions already written and freely available. Many of these are part of the Python Standard Library. Additional lesson topics: Packaging Python Projects; The Python math Module: Everything You Need to Know; Python Module Index 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video A : Fun with Dates and Times
  • Lesson 12 Video B
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13: What Did We Forget?

This Lesson is intended to fill in some of the gaps. Additional lesson topics: NumPy 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Exam

Lesson 14: Fun and Games

In this lesson we will take a very brief excursion into the world of Python multimedia and game development, by exploring several third party packages. Additional lesson topics: How to Program a Game! in Python ; Working with Images in Python; Playing and Recording Sound in Python 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Exam

Lesson 15: Putting it all Together

This course has covered a wide range of topics all geared to show you how to develop and write Python programs. We have worked with a variety of very small program examples. Now it's time to put things together and create a realistic Python project. 85 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video A : Advanced Python Programming - Databases and Pandas
  • Lesson 15 Video B : Receipt Program
  • Lesson 15 Video C
  • Review 2 Practice Worksheets
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Course Comments
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
220
Total Course Points
 

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Course Title: Python Programming 101
Course Number: 9770592
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: December 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 1.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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  • "It was very helpful learning from scratch. Also, those who don't have knowledge on programming, can also cope with this course. It was great. Keep up the good work." -- Krithika R.
  • "This course is a very helpful starting point for working with Python. I found it to be a good balance of an overview of what the language can do, and some specifics on how to use the language." -- Emma R.

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