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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Uncommon Individual Foundation (UIF) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Python


50 hours. 


June 2019 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate the relationships between computers, programming, and programming languages; learn the fundamentals of writing Python scripts; learn core Python scripting elements such as variables and control structures; explore how to work with lists and sequence data; and learn to write Python functions to facilitate code reuse and use Python to read and write files. 


Instruction focuses on fundamentals of programming using Python. Each unit introduces new programming topics, accompanied by slide decks, flow charts, coding exercises, homework lessons, and quizzes. The course also includes a final research project that allows students to leverage knowledge of programming fundamentals to create a software deliverable  that fits within their range of interests. Sessions are taught in-person/virtually by UIF instructors with coding experience and IT professionals who have entrepreneurial experience.

Credit recommendation: 

In the associate/certificate degree category OR in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Information Technology, Informatics, or Information Science (1/23).