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Fundamentals of Programming

Class Sessions

Date Delivery Method Cost
  • Wed Nov 8, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Fri Nov 10, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Live Online - 2 sessions $450

Class Code


Class Description

Most Technology Training classes will be delivered online until further notice.

Before each sesson, Tech Training will provide a Zoom link for live online classes, along with any required class materials.

Programming is used to control nearly everything around us, from websites to phone apps. You may have heard of programming languages like Java or Python, but want to learn more about what programming is, and how to use it. This is the course for you!



This one-day class will give you a firm grasp of the fundamentals of programming. This knowledge, which can be applied to almost any specific programming language, will prepare participants for learning the programming language they desire. In this course, participants will understand the general programming terms that are used in every beginner to advanced programming book. Variables, control structures, loops, OOP -- the list of general terms often inhibits the ability to learn a specific language.


With the hands-on labs, participants will be introduced to small programs that demonstrate each concept. We will begin with learning programming constructs like basic syntax, gathering input, and using variables. From there we will discover how to control the flow of our program by using conditional statements, loops, and functions.

Because most programming languages are object-orientated participants will also work with objects along with their properties and methods. Each lab will give them the opportunity to work with code while creating interactive programs.


Some HTML or CSS knowledge is a plus

University IT Technology Training classes are only available to Stanford University staff, faculty, students, and Stanford Hospitals & Clinics employees, including Stanford Health Care, Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley, Stanford Medicine Partners, and Stanford Medicine Children's Health. A valid SUNet ID is needed to enroll in a class.