Programming Introduction

Hours: 32 / Access Length: 7 Weeks / Delivery: Monthly, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $375.00

Course Overview:

This course will introduce students to the basics of computer programming. Students will learn about the concepts of looping, functions, conditional statements and program design. This course prepares students to enter introductory level courses in any programming language. No prior knowledge of computer programming is needed for this course.

ATTENTION: This course has a strict start and end date.  When a student enrolls into this course, they will need to work with one of our Training Assessment Managers (TAMs) to choose a start date before they can be enrolled in their course.

This course requires a Ruby compiler software in order for the student to follow along with the course lessons. The cost of the software is not included in the purchase of the course.

Course Outline:

  • You will write and run your first program.
  • You will write code to declare variables.
  • You will write code that uses conditional statements and loops.
  • You will write code that declares and uses functions.
  • You will write code that stores data in arrays.
  • You will write code that uses objects and object-oriented programming.
  • You will write code that responds to user events.
  • You will write code that works with string data.
  • You will write code that will recover from errors gracefully.
  • You will write a final application that uses what you have learned in this course.


All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

** The course outlines displayed on this website are subject to change at any time without prior notice. **