Course Description

Learn the fundamentals of the Python programming language, Python interactive environment and PyCharm Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Focus on best practices for writing, testing and debugging Python code.

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Course Details

Python programming language can be used for desktop applications, network programming and even mobile development. It is a cross-platform language so any Python code written for one operating system, such as Windows, works seamlessly on a Mac or Linux system.

NOTE: This course is not designed to be an introduction to general programming. To be successful in this course, you will need a basic knowledge of computer programming and some experience with programming languages. If you need to brush up on basic knowledge and skills of computer programming, please see ICT 710 Computer Programming Level 1.

Course Level Learning Outcomes

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Develop programs using Python programming language
  • Evaluate and test Python commands
  • Navigate, edit, debug, and run Python code
  • Make smart choices and decisions in writing Python programs
  • Apply Python object-oriented programming concepts
  • Create simple Python modules

Topics of Instruction

  • Introduction to PyCharm Integrated Development Environment and the Python shell
  • Work with variables, operator and modules
  • Use Python conditional control statements in decision making and iterations
  • Functions and passing arguments
  • Classes, objects, methods, inheritance and operator overloading
  • Exception handling and file input/output object
  • Writing and testing Python code using normal and interactive Python mode
  • Introduction to Jupyter notebooks

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Online Synchronous
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Apr 15, 2020 to Jun 17, 2020
Schedule and Location
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Fee Before GST non-credit $825.00
Reading List / Textbook
No Required Textbook
Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

You will require access to a computer with the required software, Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors).

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system, and Adobe Connect (AC) web conferencing software. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. If you are unfamiliar with the D2L and AC learning tools it is recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online prior to enrolling in this course. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available one day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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