TECU 0016: Python Coding Basics

Learn the fundamentals of the Python programming language including concepts such as variables, data types, control structures, functions, and file handling.

Program Overview

The course "Python Coding Basics" provides a comprehensive foundation for beginners in the world of programming. Over the duration of the course, students are introduced to the fundamentals of the Python programming language and gain practical experience through hands-on exercises and projects. The course covers essential concepts such as variables, data types, control structures, functions, and file handling. Students also explore more advanced topics, including object-oriented programming, modules, and error handling. Through real-world examples and exercises, learners develop problem-solving skills and learn how to write efficient and clean Python code. By the end of the course, students will have a solid understanding of Python programming and be able to create their own programs, solve computational problems, and automate tasks. Whether pursuing a career in software development or aiming to enhance their analytical and problem-solving abilities, this course equips learners with valuable skills for the digital age.


Approximately 30 hours

Estimated Tuition


EdAssist discounted rate: $1,665

Ways to Learn



3.0 CEUs

Live Online Format

This course is also taught with UMass Global’s LIVE ONLINE training format using a video communications software. Students receive the same high-quality training as found in a traditional classroom setting. Join us from anywhere with an internet connection.

Course Schedule

Location: Live Online

Dates: June 4-25, 2024 | Reg Deadline: May 28, 2024
Registration opens at least 6 weeks prior to the start of each course.

Meets: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
Time: 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Pacific (6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Central)

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Students will receive detailed course information on the Friday prior to the start of class. For more information, contact: corporatetraining@umassglobal.edu

LIVE ONLINE training includes:

  • Delivered in real time by an instructor
  • Full access to course presentations and documents
  • Live interaction with classmates and instructor using a collaborative learning platform
  • Play back recording of any class for later review

Upon successful mastery of this course, you will be able to

  • Discuss the fundamentals of programming and how computers and programming are used to solve problems using Python.
  • Identify and describe the basic components of an application and how programming constructs are used to build a solution.
  • Explain the various data structures in the Python programming language and how they are used to generate input and output as well as generate computational solutions.
  • Write Python programs: Students will develop the ability to write and execute Python programs, applying the learned concepts to solve computational problems and automate tasks.
  • Debug and handle errors: Students will acquire skills in debugging techniques and error handling, allowing them to identify and fix issues in their Python code.
  • Develop problem-solving skills: Through practical exercises and projects, students will enhance their problem-solving abilities, applying Python programming concepts to analyze and solve real-world challenges.
  • Collaborate and share code: Students will learn the importance of writing clean, readable, and well-documented code, enabling them to collaborate with other programmers and share their Python projects effectively.

Tuition covers only the cost of the course. Nothing else is provided to the student.


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