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
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Starting at $1,095.00
As few as 11 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.

Fall 2024 Schedule

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Monday 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT
Future Offering (Opens July 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
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Instructor: Keith Jefferies
399563
Fee:
$1,095.00
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Location: UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
Notes

Students are required to bring a laptop to class.

Enrollment limited. Enrollment deadline: October 7, 2024. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 06, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) Murach's Visual Basic 2015
(Optional) Murach’s Python Programming
Schedule
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Time
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Discussion
Mon Sep 23, 2024
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 204AB
Discussion
Mon Sep 30, 2024
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 204AB
Discussion
Mon Oct 7, 2024
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 204AB
Discussion
Mon Oct 14, 2024
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 204AB
Discussion
Mon Oct 21, 2024
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 204AB
Discussion
Mon Oct 28, 2024
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 204AB
Discussion
Mon Nov 4, 2024
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 204AB
Discussion
Mon Nov 11, 2024
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 204AB
Discussion
Mon Nov 18, 2024
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 204AB
Discussion
Mon Nov 25, 2024
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 204AB
Discussion
Mon Dec 2, 2024
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 204AB
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This section has no set meeting times.
Future Offering (Opens July 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
Instructor: Keith Jefferies
399564
Fee:
$1,095.00
Onlineformat icon
Notes

Students are required to bring a laptop to class.

Enrollment limited. Enrollment deadline: October 7, 2024. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after September 27, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) Murach's Visual Basic 2015
(Optional) Murach’s Python Programming

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