Fundamentals of Software Development & 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
Online
Remote Instruction
Classroom
Starting at $995.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0
3.3

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.

Fall 2021 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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This section has no set meeting times.
Available
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Instructor: Keith Jefferies
380970
Fee:
$995.00
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Still accepting enrollments
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Notes
Enrollment limited. Enrollment deadline: September 26, 2021. Internet access required. Materials required.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after September 24, 2021
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
See Details
Instructor: Keith Jefferies
380971
Fee:
$995.00
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Location: Online
Still accepting enrollments
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited. Enrollment deadline: September 26, 2021. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 03, 2021
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
Online
Mon Sep 20, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Online
Mon Sep 27, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Online
Mon Oct 4, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Online
Mon Oct 11, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Online
Mon Oct 18, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Online
Mon Oct 25, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Online
Mon Nov 1, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Online
Mon Nov 8, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Online
Mon Nov 15, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Online
Mon Nov 22, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online
Online
Mon Nov 29, 2021
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Online

Winter 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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This section has no set meeting times.
Future Offering (Opens November 01, 2021 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
Instructor: Keith Jefferies
383254
Fee:
$995.00
Onlineformat icon
Notes
Enrollment limited. Enrollment deadline: January 9, 2022. Internet access required. Materials required.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 07, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) Murach's Visual Basic 2015
(Optional) Murach’s Python Programming
-
Monday 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT
Future Offering (Opens November 01, 2021 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
Instructor: Keith Jefferies
383252
Fee:
$995.00
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Location: UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
Notes

Enrollment limited. Enrollment deadline: January 9, 2022. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 16, 2022
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 3, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 201
Discussion
Mon Jan 10, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 201
Discussion
Mon Jan 17, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 201
Discussion
Mon Jan 24, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 201
Discussion
Mon Jan 31, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 201
Discussion
Mon Feb 7, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 201
Discussion
Mon Feb 14, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 201
Discussion
Mon Feb 21, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 201
Discussion
Mon Feb 28, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 201
Discussion
Mon Mar 7, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 201
Discussion
Mon Mar 14, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 201

Spring 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Future Offering (Opens January 31, 2022 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
Instructor: Keith Jefferies
384511
Fee:
$995.00
Onlineformat icon
Notes

Enrollment limited. Enrollment deadline: April 3, 2022. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 03, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) Murach's Visual Basic 2015
(Optional) Murach’s Python Programming
-
Monday 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT
Future Offering (Opens January 31, 2022 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
Instructor: Keith Jefferies
384510
Fee:
$995.00
Classroomformat icon
Location: UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
Notes

Enrollment limited. Enrollment deadline: April 3, 2022. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 10, 2022
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 Mar 28, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 201
Discussion
Mon Apr 4, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 201
Discussion
Mon Apr 11, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 201
Discussion
Mon Apr 18, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 201
Discussion
Mon Apr 25, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 201
Discussion
Mon May 2, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 201
Discussion
Mon May 9, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 201
Discussion
Mon May 16, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 201
Discussion
Mon May 23, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 201
Discussion
Mon May 30, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 201
Discussion
Mon Jun 6, 2022
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 201

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