Fundamentals of Software Development and Programming

COM SCI X 414.20

This course provides an introduction to computer programming and software development using Python and Visual Basic. Great for individuals pursuing coding and software development, preparing them for Python, Visual C#, Java, Javascript, shell scripting and macro development.

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Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
In-Person
Online
Starting at $995.00
As few as 10 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Enumerate terminology from various development methodologies, including Agile Scrum
  • Understand principles of procedural and object-oriented programming and syntax using Python (simple input/output programs, variables, expressions, looping, selection, functions, objects)
  • Understand principles of object-oriented event-driven programming and syntax plus GUI user interface design for Windows using Visual Basic
  • Identify and utilize the basic logical structures of a program
  • Debug programs and test them using simple software test techniques

About this course:

The course provides a comprehensive introduction to computer programming (coding) and software app development. It benefits individuals pursuing programming and software development as a career, as well as anyone in the IT field who works with programmers and systems analysts in important areas that precede actual programming, including problem-solving approaches; specifications and requirements; user interface design; and structured program design using such tools as hierarchy, Nassi-Schneiderman, pseudocode, and UML charts. Instruction covers coding concepts common to modern languages, including Python, Visual C#, Java, macro development, and shell scripting. In addition to exploring procedural and object-oriented concepts (using Python and Visual Basic), students produce several small applications in these two environments, plus a commercial-level application by the course's end. This introductory course presents programming fundamentals, including variables and expressions, looping, selection, functions and parameter passing, file processing, use of OOP objects, event-driven programming in the Windows .net environment, and modular development. Examples of Python advanced data types, Visual C#, Java, and SQL code are also presented. The course also covers the software development cycle, including SCRUM, unit test and integration, alpha/beta testing, and software defect tracking and classification. This introductory course requires weekly coding assignments and prepares students for future coursework in Python, Visual C#, Java, or any other high-level language.

Winter 2023 Schedule

Date & Time
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This section has no set meeting times.
Available
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Instructor: Keith Jefferies
389141
Fee:
$995.00
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ENROLL BY: Jan 9, 2023
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Notes

Enrollment limited. Enrollment deadline: January 15, 2023. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 13, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) Murach's Visual Basic 2015
(Optional) Murach’s Python Programming
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Monday 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Keith Jefferies
389023
Fee:
$995.00
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Location: UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
ENROLL BY: Jan 9, 2023
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Notes

Students are required to bring a laptop to class.

Enrollment limited. Enrollment deadline: January 15, 2023. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 22, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) Murach's Visual Basic 2015
(Optional) Murach’s Python Programming
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Mon Jan 9, 2023
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
Discussion
Mon Jan 16, 2023
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
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Mon Jan 23, 2023
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
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Mon Jan 30, 2023
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
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Mon Feb 6, 2023
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
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Mon Feb 13, 2023
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
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UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
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Mon Feb 20, 2023
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
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UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
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Mon Feb 27, 2023
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
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UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
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Mon Mar 6, 2023
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
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Mon Mar 13, 2023
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
Discussion
Mon Mar 20, 2023
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE

Spring 2023 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Monday 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT
Future Offering (Opens February 06, 2023 12:00:00 AM)
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Instructor: Keith Jefferies
389230
Fee:
$995.00
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Location: UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
Notes

Enrollment limited. Enrollment deadline: April 9, 2023. Internet access required. Materials required.

Students are required to bring a laptop to class.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 16, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) Murach's Visual Basic 2015
(Optional) Murach’s Python Programming
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Mon Apr 3, 2023
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
Discussion
Mon Apr 10, 2023
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
Discussion
Mon Apr 17, 2023
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
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Mon Apr 24, 2023
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
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Mon May 1, 2023
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
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Mon May 8, 2023
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
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Mon May 15, 2023
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
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Mon May 22, 2023
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
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Mon May 29, 2023
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
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Mon Jun 5, 2023
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
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Mon Jun 12, 2023
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE

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