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.

12 weeks

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Schedule

Tuesday
May 25 - Aug 10
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
May 25 - Aug 10
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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$475
$475
CLOSED
Wednesday
Jun 2 - Aug 18
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jun 2 - Aug 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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$475
$475
ENROLL
Sunday
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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$475
$475
WAITLIST
Thursday
Jun 17 - Sep 2
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jun 17 - Sep 2
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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$475
$475
ENROLL
Friday
Jun 25 - Sep 10
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jun 25 - Sep 10
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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$475
$475
ENROLL
Monday
Aug 23 - Nov 15
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Aug 23 - Nov 15
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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$475
$475
ENROLL
Friday
Sep 3 - Nov 19
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Sep 3 - Nov 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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$475
$475
ENROLL
Wednesday
Sep 22 - Dec 15
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Sep 22 - Dec 15
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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$475
$475
ENROLL
Tuesday
Dec 7 - Mar 8
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Dec 7 - Mar 8
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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$475
$475
ENROLL

AoPS Holidays

There are no classes July 3–5, September 4–6, October 31, November 22–28, and December 20–January 2.

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

Well, I really LOVE programming and I really like having this class, because it helps me learn MORE programming.  I really enjoy this class and am excited to continue in Intermediate Programming with Python!

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