Course Description

Python Foundations

Learn the fundamentals of the Python programming language, Python interactive environment and Anaconda Distribution. Focus on best practices for writing, testing and debugging Python code.

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: Formerly ICT 781 Python Level 1. Students who successfully completed ICT 781 are exempt from taking ICT 778 Python Foundations.

Course Details

This course is designed to be an introduction to python programming. Learn fundamental concepts of computer programming and start building coding skills with the Python programming language.

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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
  • Apply Python object-oriented programming concepts
  • Create simple Python modules

Topics of Instruction

  • Introduction to Anaconda Distribution and Jupyter notebooks
  • 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

Applies Towards the Following Program(s)

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Online Synchronous
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Sep 04, 2024 to Nov 06, 2024
Schedule and Location
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $829.00
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 Zoom web conferencing software. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the 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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