Course

Python for Programmers


Python language is gaining popularity because its use enhances program correctness and increases programmer efficiency. Because of its clear and elegant syntax, dynamic typing, automatic memory management, and straight-forward module architecture, Python is simple to learn and fun to use. Its code is easy to read, write, extend and modify. This lab-based course offers proficiency in the core concepts of Python, and the skills and knowledge for building applications using any of the hundreds of thousands of task-specific Python libraries.

Topics include:

  • The Python environment: interpretation, integrated development environment, code introspection
  • Syntax: flow control, f-string formatting, function protocols, exception handling, functional programming
  • Built-in data types: strings, tuples, lists, sets, dictionaries
  • Sequence manipulations: slicing, accessing, packing, unpacking, sorting by an arbitrary sort key
  • Object-oriented features: classes and inheritance
  • Building applications, modules, packages, and libraries
  • Popular libraries: os, sys, copy, unittest, cProfile, optparse, unittest, shutil, tempfile, subprocess, and more
  • Pythonic thinking: namespaces, internationalization, iterators, generators, decorators, dynamic coding, context managers

Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the concept of Pythonic code: efficient, accurate, easy to read/write
  • Describe the Python environment and code introspection
  • Express Python Syntax: flow control, function protocols, exception handling and functional programming
  • Use Built-in data types: strings, tuples, lists, dictionaries and sets
  • Apply Object-oriented features: classes, inheritance and overriding
  • Build applications, packages, and libraries
  • Create iterators, generators, decorators, and context managers

Note(s): The Python interpreter is free software and runs on all popular platforms.


Skills Needed: Significant experience in any programming language.

Sections Open for Enrollment:

Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Units Meeting Type Cost Instructor
11-10-2020 to 02-09-2021 3.0 Online $1020

Marilyn Davis

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Schedule

Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Tue, 11-10-2020 12:01 a.m. 12:02 a.m. Online ONLINE
Tue, 02-09-2021 11:58 p.m. 11:59 p.m. Online ONLINE
Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Units Meeting Type Cost Instructor
12-07-2020 to 12-20-2020 3.0 Final Coursework Due $1020

Marilyn Davis

Enroll

Schedule

Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Mon, 12-07-2020 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Live-Online ONLINE
Tue, 12-08-2020 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Live-Online ONLINE
Wed, 12-09-2020 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Live-Online ONLINE
Thu, 12-10-2020 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Live-Online ONLINE
Sun, 12-20-2020 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Final Coursework Due None
Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Units Meeting Type Cost Instructor
01-05-2021 to 04-06-2021 3.0 Online $1020

Marilyn Davis

Enroll

Schedule

Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Tue, 01-05-2021 12:01 a.m. 12:02 a.m. Online ONLINE
Tue, 04-06-2021 11:58 p.m. 11:59 p.m. Online ONLINE
Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Units Meeting Type Cost Instructor
01-11-2021 to 03-29-2021 3.0 Live-Online $1020

Danesh Forouhari

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Schedule

Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Mon, 01-11-2021 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Live-Online ONLINE
Mon, 01-25-2021 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Live-Online ONLINE
Mon, 02-01-2021 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Live-Online ONLINE
Mon, 02-08-2021 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Live-Online ONLINE
Mon, 02-22-2021 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Live-Online ONLINE
Mon, 03-01-2021 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Live-Online ONLINE
Mon, 03-08-2021 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Live-Online ONLINE
Mon, 03-15-2021 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Live-Online ONLINE
Mon, 03-22-2021 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Live-Online ONLINE
Mon, 03-29-2021 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Live-Online ONLINE
Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Units Meeting Type Cost Instructor
03-09-2021 to 06-08-2021 3.0 Online $1020

Marilyn Davis

Enroll

Schedule

Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Tue, 03-09-2021 12:01 a.m. 12:02 a.m. Online ONLINE
Tue, 06-08-2021 11:58 p.m. 11:59 p.m. Online ONLINE

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