Coastal Bend College Introduces Online Course: Introduction to Python 3 Programming

Coastal Bend College has a program that makes it easy to take high-quality, noncredit online courses. Coastal Bend College has partnered with ed2go to offer hundreds of online, instructor-led courses and is pleased to announce the launch of “Introduction to Python 3 Programming.”

Participants in this course will master the basics of Python as well as advanced skills such as object-oriented programming with classes and exceptions. In addition, they’ll explore unique Python data structures such as tuples and dictionaries and learn to create Python programs with graphic elements including graphical user interface (GUI) objects.

This course is part of Coastal Bend College’s growing catalog of more than 300 instructor-facilitated online courses. Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with fellow students, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

Other courses available through ed2go follow.

Introduction to Java Programming

If you want to learn computer programming but don’t have any prior experience, you’ll enjoy a tour of Java, one of the most widely used computer languages in the world. It’s a breeze to learn in a friendly and supportive environment. Start with the basics of program design and go on to write your own programs and integrate input and output, calculations, decision making, and loops. Build your knowledge and confidence with easy-to-understand examples and plenty of skill-building exercises.

Introduction to SQL

Learn the key concepts of Structured Query Language (SQL) and gain a solid working knowledge of this powerful and universal database programming language. You’ll learn the basic structure of relational databases, how to read and write simple and complex SQL statements, and advanced data manipulation techniques.

To learn more, call Coastal Bend College at (361) 362-2633 or go to www.coastalbend.edu/ce for more information.

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