Introduction to Programming with Python

A first course in computer programming using the Python programming language. This course covers basic programming concepts such as variables, data types, iteration, flow of control, input/output, and functions.

This course is University of California a-g approved. Click here for more details.

12 weeks

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Schedule

Monday
Feb 6 - Apr 24
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Feb 6 - Apr 24
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$375
$375
Thursday
Mar 2 - May 18
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Mar 2 - May 18
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$375
$375
Tuesday
Mar 21 - Jun 6
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Mar 21 - Jun 6
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$375
$375
Tuesday
Jun 6 - Aug 29
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jun 6 - Aug 29
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$375
$375
ENROLL
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Monday
Jun 12 - Aug 28
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jun 12 - Aug 28
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$375
$375
ENROLL
Thursday
Jun 22 - Sep 7
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jun 22 - Sep 7
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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TBA $375
$375
ENROLL
Wednesday
Jun 28 - Sep 13
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jun 28 - Sep 13
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$375
$375
ENROLL
Tuesday
Sep 26 - Dec 19
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Sep 26 - Dec 19
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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TBA $375
$375
ENROLL

AoPS Holidays

There are no classes May 29, July 4, September 4, November 18 - 26, and December 21 - January 3.

Who Should Take?

This course will assume no previous computer programming experience. Students who have programmed before, but not with Python, might be better served by downloading an online textbook and studying it on their own. The class is appropriate for middle and high school students who do not have computer programming experience and have completed at least a Prealgebra math course.

Students with prior programming experience in Python might instead consider our Intermediate Programming with Python course. Students with considerable experience with another language might also consider our Intermediate Programming with Python course.

We will be providing a free online textbook for this class, which students can access from the class homepage. Students will also need to download free Python software onto their computers. We will provide detailed instructions for how to install this software prior to the beginning of the course.

Lessons

Lesson 1 What is Programming? What is Python?
Lesson 2 Data Types, Variables, and Expressions
Lesson 3 Turtles and Loops
Lesson 4 Functions
Lesson 5 Conditionals
Lesson 6 Flow of Control
Lesson 7 Strings
Lesson 8 Lists and Tuples
Lesson 9 File Input/Output
Lesson 10 Dictionaries
Lesson 11 Final Project, Week 1
Lesson 12 Final Project, Week 2

This was a really awesome and fun programming class. I started from point zero and now I have started to love programming so much! I didn't know anything about programming, and now I feel more confident about my knowledge in that area. So thank you, AoPS, for helping me foster a newborn love for programming and teaching me so much about Python in a super fun way.

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