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Introduction to Python 2.5 Programming

The Python programming language was developed to provide a way to develop code that's easy to create and understand. While Python contains the same basic structures as other languages, it also offers unique functionality that makes your life as a programmer easier. 

This course will show you how to create basic programming structures then you'll move on to more advanced topics. By the end of the course, you'll have the foundational knowledge you need to create a variety of Python files, whether they be short scripts, full programs, or graphical user interfaces.

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting October 18, 2017

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Introduction to Python 2.5 Programming Details + Objective

Course Code: ipy

You Will Learn
  • Learn how to create basic programming structures including decisions and loops
  • Understand more advanced Python topics such as object-oriented programming with classes and exceptions
  • Explore unique Python data structures such as tuples and dictionaries
  • Learn how to create Python programs with graphic elements that range from simple circles and squares to graphical user interface (GUI) objects like buttons and labels
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Enhance your résumé by adding Python to your programming skills
  • Open the door to new career and freelance opportunities at companies nationwide
  • Gain the tools you need to program with Python in skill and confidence
Introduction to Python 2.5 Programming Outline
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Week 1

Take a brief tour of the Python language and environment, IDLE, and you’ll be fully prepared to go to work. Get up to speed with Python variables, and learn how to use these variables to get input from the user so you can write Python code to make your programs interactive, useful, and a lot more interesting.

Week 2

Practice with Python's IF syntax and learn how to write both simple and complex conditions to select which statements should be run in which situations. You'll also learn how to write both while and for loops in Python so that your statements can be repeated over and over until some condition is met. Then discover some looping features unique to Python that help to make your programs more powerful.

Week 3

Learn how to write modular programs by creating functions and how to pass data into the functions to return values back, building on this knowledge as you proceed through the course. You’ll also learn how to create a class definition and place variables and functions inside.

Week 4

Explore Python graphics, where you'll create and work with simple shapes and even get a chance to write programs that simulate animation so that you can watch your shapes move across the screen. Then look at two of Python's basic data structures: lists and tuples. You'll learn how to create these types of variables and use them to manage data for your programs.

Week 5

Learn how to use dictionaries to write useful programs in fewer lines of code that'll execute in a shorter amount of time. Then learn how to read from and write to data files. You'll also learn about Python's shelve feature, which is a database-like file that allows for quick and easy access to large amounts of data.

Week 6

Learn everything you need to know about Python's exceptions and learn how to handle them to keep the program up and running, even when something unexpected happens. You’ll finish the course by learning how to display text with labels and get user data with text boxes, buttons, radio buttons, and check boxes so you can integrate all the conceptual material that you learned in the course with an attractive, easy to use interface to make for useful, interactive programs.

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Introduction to Python 2.5 Programming Instructors
Mike Orsega

Mike Orsega has a Bachelor's Degree in Physics from Pennsylvania State University and a Master's Degree in Applied Math from the University of Georgia. He is currently working on a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Tennessee. Mike teaches programming both online and in the classroom and has more than five years of online teaching experience in subjects ranging from basic computer literacy to C# and Alice programming.

Introduction to Python 2.5 Programming Requirements / Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Python 2.5 and the IDLE development environment. Both are available as free downloads for the Windows, Linux, or Macintosh operating systems at www.python.org.

Introduction to Python 2.5 Programming Frequently Asked Questions
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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!

How does it work?

Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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