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New Python Coding Course Available for Fall

August 8, 2018

“Roughly half of the jobs in the top income quartile — defined as those paying $57,000 or more per year — are in occupations that commonly require applicants to have at least some computer coding knowledge or skill…,” according to Catey Hill, Editor at Marketwatch (1).

Enhance your coding skills by learning Python this fall - this introductory class - INF 6050: Introduction to Computer Programming (CRN 18042) - does not require any prior experience.

The course introduces students to the development and implementation of dynamic and interactive computer programs through a basic scripting language (Python). Students will learn the basics of programming both through lectures and hands-on exercises. Even if you have never seen a program, heard of programming languages or thought about developing a program, this course can provide you with the skillset to create your own small programs, understand programming, and imagine new programs that can help your employer. Upon completion of the course, students will understand: the basics of programming, be able to utilize scripts to connect and retrieve information from a SQL database, and develop coding skills that will allow them to create more advanced applications.