Python Fundamentals (Live Online)

  • Formats:

    Live Online

  • Duration:

    39 hours

  • Registration Fee:

    $995  

Start Date

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Part Time:

  • August 03, 2021 – October 26, 2021
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Python Fundamentals

In our Python Fundamentals course, students will learn the core elements of Python, one of the most widely used and fastest-growing programming languages in the world.

Python is a versatile and accessible language, making it a valuable language to learn, and a great starting point for newcomers to programming. The uses for Python vary from web apps and development to data science, machine learning, and other projects.

This course is designed as an introduction to Python and will allow programming newcomers to discover the core principles, concepts and various uses of Python. Students will become familiar with Python through discussion of programming theory, as well as through practical assignments, in which students will learn how to run and write basic Python scripts that include built-in functions and variables.

Why Programmers Use Python

Python was officially released to the public in 1991 and has risen to be one of the most popular programming languages in the world. In December 2020, Python was ranked the third most popular programming language, behind C and Java, according to the TIOBE programming community index.

Python has risen in popularity for many reasons. One of the key reasons is its simplicity. Programming scripts in other languages can often be cluttered and hard to decipher, but this is not the case with Python. Readability and simplicity make Python accessible to programmers of all skill levels.

Python is also designed to be highly extensible, which means that it provides for future growth. Python is still being modulated and updated to this day in a manner that maintains its core philosophies.

Benefits of Python

The Python Fundamentals course provides students with the foundational skills they need to work with one of the most widely used programming languages, designed with future growth in mind. The language is built to change and adapt as the programming industry changes. Python promises to be a mainstay in the industry and a skill that students will be able to use throughout the span of their careers.

Topics Covered/Learning Objectives

  • Understand the Python programming language
    fundamentals
  • Understand Python file operations
  • Understand the Python data types and dictionary
  • Run a Python script
  • Perform math operations
  • Read from files
  • Write to files
  • Work with Python sequences
  • Work with expressions, functions, and variables in interactive mode
  • Write a basic Python script

To know about Python Advanced Courses click here.

Instructor*

Clinton Cunha

Clinton Cunha has several years of teaching experience with a variety of different subjects. He currently teaches Python Programming to an educational institute and a private biotech company. Clinton has a Masters in Bioinformatics and a Masters of Science in Cellular and Molecular Medicine. He also has an Honors Bachelors degree in Biological Sciences. His main areas of focus include bioinformatics, Python programming, data analysis, biology, science, and ESL. Professionally, Clinton is a qualified bioinformatician and knows how to deal with different types of biological data to derive meaningful relationships using Python, R and Unix.

*Subject to change without notice

 

Dates

Live Online

Part Time:

  • August 03, 2021 – October 26, 2021
    • Students must devote at least 3 hours per week to attend live webinars
    • Webinars will be held on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 7:00 pm PST
    • Outside of live instructional periods, students will be expected to take part in various independent and/or group activities

Required Materials

  • To be determined by instructor

Fees

The registration fee for this course is $995.

Technical Requirements

Live Online Students

Ashton College uses web conferencing tools to help instructors and students connect and collaborate live online. For the online classes, students need to have a fully functional computer system with a webcam, speakers and microphone or headset and headphones, along with a reliable high-speed internet connection. Though the classes can be accessed using smartphones and tablets, we recommend using a laptop or desktop computer for a better learning experience.

This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. As such, it was not reviewed.

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