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Getting Started in Programming

Class Sessions

Date Delivery Method Cost
  • Tue May 31, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Live Online - 1 session $300
  • Thu Aug 11, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Live Online - 1 session $300

Class Code


Class Description

Effective immediately in response to COVID-19, all Technology Training classes will be delivered online until further notice.

In advance of each session, Tech Training will provide you with a Zoom link to your class, along with any required class materials.


You've heard of programming languages like Java or Python, but want to learn more about what programming is, and how best to use it. In this lecture, learn the fundamentals and then work on a Do It Yourself project.

Topics covered in this workshop include:

Part 1: Syntax, Input, Output, Variables and Operators

  • Basic Syntax, Input and Output
  • Variables with Text Values
  • Text Operations
  • Variables with Numeric Values
  • Numeric Operations
  • Variables with Boolean Values

Part 2: Control Statements

  • Conditionals
  • Conditionals with Boolean Operations
  • Looping
  • Functions

Part 3: Objects

  • Objects and Methods
  • Objects and Properties
  • Creating New Objects



University IT Technology Training classes are only available to Stanford University staff, faculty, students and Stanford Hospitals & Clinics employees. A valid SUNet ID is needed in order to enroll in a class.