About The Course
Frequently Asked Questions
- Will I get a Statement of Accomplishment after completing this class?
Yes. Students who successfully complete the class will receive a Statement of Accomplishment signed by the instructor.
- Can I really do this course if I don’t know anything about programming?
Yes! We expect this course to be taken by people completely new to programming.
- What resources will I need for this class?
We use the freely-available Python 3 and the IDLE development environment (which comes with Python 3). The download is available here: http://www.python.org/download/. Download the most recent release of Python 3.
- What is the coolest thing I'll learn if I take this class?
You will be able to develop interactive text-based programs such as a word search game.
This course is intended for people who have never programmed before. A knowledge of grade school mathematics is necessary: you need to be comfortable with simple mathematical equations, including operator precedence. You should also be comfortable working with simple functions, such as f(x) = x + 5.