Introduction to Python Programming

Online

As technological innovation unlocks new professional opportunities, building technical skills will give you a head start in your career, no matter what field you are in. This online course serves as an introduction to our Professional Concentration in Python for Data Science, Web and Core Programming and is designed for professionals looking to develop relevant software skills in general or switch to a more technical career.

Introduction to Python aims to ease you into the world of programming, especially if you do not have a technical background. Through remote lectures, group discussions and hands-on activities, this beginner course will give you a foundational understanding of programming and open doors for professional development. By the end of this course, you will have enough technical knowledge and programming experience to further explore Python or any other programming language, either on your own or in more advanced courses.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to use variable types, flow control, functions and data structures
  • Apply these tools in Python to interact with the system
  • Practice writing simple scripts in Python to process text files
  • Understand how to use Jupyter for Python programming

Skills You’ll Gain

  • Basic script writing
  • Utilizing various tools and functions in Python
  • Operating development tools like Jupyter
Academic Units
2
Section Number
222PYT301
Instruction Method
Online class

Section Notes

This is an online course with class materials that can be accessed throughout the week. The course is structured to move from one week to the next.

Students will receive an email with login information to access the course on the first day of class.

Students pursuing the full Professional Concentration in Python for Data Science, Web and Core Programming must earn a grade of C or higher (not a C minus) in order for this course to count towards the requirements for the Professional Concentration. Courses applied towards the Professional Concentration in Python for Data Science, Web and Core Programming must be completed within five years.

Enrollment Policies

Click here or visit https://cpe.ucdavis.edu/student-services/withdrawals-refunds-and-transfers to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.

Prerequisites

None

Technical Requirements

To ensure your success in this online course, please review our technical requirements page.