Introduction to Programming with Python Online Programming Course

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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SYLLABUS
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Schedule

Wednesday
Sep 18 - Dec 11
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Sep 18 - Dec 11
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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$425
$425
CLOSED
Monday
Oct 7 - Jan 13
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Oct 7 - Jan 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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$425
$425
ENROLL
Tuesday
Feb 18 - May 5
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Feb 18 - May 5
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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$450
$450
ENROLL
Wednesday
Mar 4 - May 20
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Mar 4 - May 20
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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$450
$450
ENROLL
Monday
Apr 13 - Jul 6
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Apr 13 - Jul 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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$450
$450
ENROLL

AoPS Holidays

There are no classes November 25–December 1, or 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 class was really a lot of fun. I liked it a lot. The instructors always gave clear explanations for almost everything, and they taught me some very good and helpful programming techniques. The assistants also answered all the questions I put out. I already signed up for intermediate Python, as I think that course should be as fun and helpful as this one.

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