Python Programming Level 1: Intro for Non-Programmers

at ONLC Training Centers - Online

Course Details
$1,595 1 seat left
Start Date:

Mon, Mar 15, 10:00am - Mar 18, 4:45pm Eastern Time (4 sessions)

Purchase Options
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 7

What you'll learn in this python class:

This is an introductory Python programming course which provides a strong foundation that would allow students to further their skills with additional education. The course begins with an overview of Python and quickly has students building simple applications. Python syntax, including function and module design is considered. File consumption and exception handling are also included early in the class. In addition, there is an examination of using different data types.

Audience Profile

This course is specially designed for individuals with little or no programming background. Those with prior programming experience should alternatively consider our Introduction to Python course. For details on this faster-paced course for programmers, go to:

Introduction to Python Programming


Before attending this course, it is recommended that students:

  • Have basic computer navigation skills
  • Prior programming experience is NOT necessary, but it can help to put these topics in perspective

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the different types of Python applications
  • Recognize source code for a console application
  • Use the interactive shell
  • Manage source files
  •  Fix both syntax and runtime errors
  • Compile and run a program
  • Code statements, add comments, and organize code into functions
  • Name and assign values to variables
  • Author expressions
  • Include special characters
  • Use predefined Python functions
  • Use relational and logical operators
  • Code and nest if statements
  • Use loops
  • Create and call functions
  • Provide arguments for functions
  • Use standard modules
  • Plan functions in a program with hierarchy charts
  • Gain techniques for debugging more easily, including setting breakpoints
  • Create, sort, and use lists of one or multiple dimensions
  • Create and use tuples
  • Read, write, and manage files – both text and binary
  • Work, in great detail, with various string, numeric, and date/time types

Course Outline

Note: the course material contains much more information than what is covered in class, and will serve as a useful reference to the learner going forward.

  • An introduction to Python

o     Introduction to Python

o     How to use IDLE to develop programs

  • How to write your first program

o     Basic coding skills

o     How to work with data types and variables

o     How to work with numeric data

o     How to work with string data

o     How to use five of the Python functions

  • How to code control statements

o     How to code boolean expressions

o     How to code the selection structure

o     How to use the iteration structure

  • How to define and use functions and modules

o     How to define and use functions

o     More skills for defining and using functions

o     How to create and use modules

o     How to use standard modules

o     How to plan the functions of a program

  • How to test and debug a program

o     An introduction to testing and debugging

o     Four techniques for testing and debugging

o     How to use the IDLE debugger

  • How to work with lists and tuples

o     Basic skills for working with lists

o     How to work with a list of lists

o     More skills for working with lists

o     How to work with tuples

  • How to work with file I/0

o     An introduction to file I/O

o     How to use text files

o     How to use CSV files

o     How to use binary files

  • How to handle exceptions

o     How to handle a single exception

o     How to handle multiple exceptions

  • How to work with numbers

o     Basic skills for working with numbers

o     How to format numbers

o     How to work with decimal numbers

  • How to work with strings

o     Basic skills for working with strings

o     How to split and join strings

  • How to work with dates and times

o     How to get started with dates and times

o     More skills for working with dates and times

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy
Student cancellation requests made 14 calendar days or less before the class starts will be charged 100% of the course fee and are not entitled to a refund. The student has one (1) opportunity to use our Make-Up policy to have those funds applied to a later class date.
Start Dates (1)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
10:00am - 4:45pm Eastern Time ONLC Remote Instructor 4 $1,595
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Tue, Mar 16 10:00am - 4:45pm Eastern Time ONLC Remote Instructor
Wed, Mar 17 10:00am - 4:45pm Eastern Time ONLC Remote Instructor
Thu, Mar 18 10:00am - 4:45pm Eastern Time ONLC Remote Instructor

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