Intro to Programming - Python

Location: 2nd Floor, Room U246


Students are introduced to the fundamental techniques for understanding, designing, constructing , and testing object-oriented programs. Topics include: structured program design; basic programming control structures; functions; classes; methods; user interface design; and working with data. Students are required to complete computer-based assignments using Python.




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Steven Brower
Associate Professor, Computer Information Technologies
Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI
Steven Brower has been working professionally as a programmer since 1989 and has been an associate professor teaching IT classes at Lansing Community College since 2002. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Kettering University (formerly GM Institute of Technology). He currently works at Michigan State University as a Web Applications Developer.


Day 1 - Monday, June 5th
Intro to Programming, Using Python, IDLE
The print Statement, Variables, Assignment, Input, IDLE
Arithmetic calculations, Data Output
Creating and using functions, Wing IDE

Day 2 - Tuesday, June 6th
Local and Global Variables, Passing Arguments
The If statement, comparing strings, nested If
Logical operators, Boolean variables
While loops, For loops

Day 3 - Wednesday, June 7th
Running totals, sentinels, validation, nested loops
Value returning functions, random numbers, IPO
Returning other values, math, menus

Day 4 - Thursday, June 8th
File I/O, reading and writing files, loops
Processing records, exceptions
Lists, list methods, processing lists, tuples
String operations, slicing, methods
OO Programming, classes, modules
Working with instances, designing classes, UML

Day 5 - Friday, June 9th
Introduction to inheritance, UML
Polymorphism, overriding methods, GUI Programming
Tkinter, frames, input, output, radio and check buttons


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