ASD 101B – Python Fundamentals Part 2

Associate of Applied Science in Software Development

Course ID

ASD 101B

Course Credits


About ASD 101B – Python Fundamentals Part 2

This course introduces students to basic concepts in programming and common baseline computer science topics. The focus of the course will be primarily in Python using the IDLE development environment. Students establish a foundational knowledge base and aptitude required for pursuing more advanced computer science studies. Python language concepts like data types, variables, program control, functions, dictionaries, and modules will be presented. Additional topics introduced include text editors, IDEs, compilers, program development workflows, and nested loops. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to understand how to create, modify, and maintain basic Python programs to provide software-based solutions.

Topics Covered In Course

ASD 101B Topics


  • Define and update a list
  • Define and use loops to repeat an action
  • Define and use range () to create a list of numbers
  • Define and use a while loop
  • Define and use a function to pass parameters to a program
  • Define and access items in a dictionary
  • Loop through a dictionary
  • Define and create a module
  • Define python libraries and their use in programming
  • Identify dependencies in virtual environments


Students must have experience using a keyboard and mouse in a GUI-based OS such as Microsoft Windows or Linux, and understand how to download and install programs found on the Internet.

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Enrollment Deadline - July 24, 2023!

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