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Programming Fundamentals Part 1 (Python) COMP 1516

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

Course details

Students with no prior computer programming experience are introduced to using Python to write simple programs. This hands-on introductory computer programming course is the foundation for all BCIT Computing PTS programming courses. COMP 1516 is not a Python development course, it is the first step in a series of three (3) applied programming fundamentals courses. Students must provide their own current model Windows capable PC, i5 or higher equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM minimum, and 256 GB minimum storage. High-speed internet access is needed for online sections and for homework. Topics include: Data structures, data modelling, programming constructs, lists, strings, sets and maps. Labs and exercises focus on writing code for projects, assignments, and activities. Participants will design, implement, test, and debug simple programs that incorporate: variables, expressions, assignments, I/O, conditional and iterative control constructs, functions, and parameter passing. Please Note: Attendance, participation in class and the BCIT Learning Hub are mandatory. Students may have an average total time commitment of 15 hours per week; 3 hours of class time, a 1-hour online component and 10+ hours of homework each week. COMP 1516 is required for the Applied Software Development, ASD and the Applied Computer Information, ACIS Associate Certificates, as well as the Computer Systems Certificate, CSC. Upon completion, successful students will have a basic understanding of computer programming and be prepared to move on to COMP 2501 –Programming Fundamentals Part 2.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

4.0

Cost

$609.41 - $648.16 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2022

Below are six offerings of COMP 1516 for the Spring/Summer 2022 term.

CRN 67132

Duration

Thu Apr 07 - Thu Jul 07 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 67132
  • $622.79
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 07 - Jul 07 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Apr 07 - Jul 07 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Mathew Linder

Course outline

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Cost

$622.79

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. Course is 48 hours - 36 hours synchronous online classes and 12 hours asynchronous activities/labs. The class meets once per week for 3 hours online and requires an additional 1 hour per week asynchronously. Students can not attempt COMP 1516, COMP 2501, and COMP 2601 simultaneously. Late registration is not permitted. No class on May 12 and June 16.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

CRN 67128

Duration

Thu Apr 14 - Thu Jul 07 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 67128
  • $634.22
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 14 - Jul 07 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby SE06 Rm. 106
Apr 14 - Jul 07 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Rana Al-Sammarraie

Course outline

View

Cost

$634.22

Important information
  1. Course is 48 hours - 36 hours on campus and 12 hours asynchronous activities/labs. The class meets once per week for 3 hours on campus and requires an additional 1 hour per week asynchronously. This is a BYOD (bring your own device) course, participants must provide their own current model PC with an i5 or higher equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM minimum, 256 GB minimum storage and high-speed internet access. Students can not attempt COMP 1516, COMP 2501, and COMP 2601 simultaneously. Late registration is not permitted. The end date has been changed from June 30 to July 7. No class May 5.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

CRN 66698

Duration

Sat Apr 23 - Sat Jul 23 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 66698
  • $622.79
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 23 - Jul 23 Sat 09:00 - 12:00 Online
Apr 23 - Jul 23 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Jason Wilder

Course outline

View

Cost

$622.79

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. Course is 48 hours - 36 hours synchronous online classes and 12 hours asynchronous activities/labs. The class meets once per week for 3 hours online and requires an additional 1 hour per week asynchronously. Students can not attempt COMP 1516, COMP 2501, and COMP 2601 simultaneously. Late registration is not permitted. No class on July 2 and July 16. Class is in session on May 21.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

CRN 67230

Duration

Sat Apr 23 - Sat Jul 23 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 67230
  • $622.79
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 23 - Jul 23 Sat 13:30 - 16:30 Online
Apr 23 - Jul 23 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$622.79

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. Course is 48 hours - 36 hours synchronous online classes and 12 hours asynchronous activities/labs. The class meets once per week for 3 hours online and requires an additional 1 hour per week asynchronously. Students can not attempt COMP 1516, COMP 2501, and COMP 2601 simultaneously. Late registration is not permitted. No class on May 21 (Victoria Day) and July 2 (Canada Day).
Status

Cancelled

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

CRN 66187

Duration

Mon May 02 - Mon Jul 18 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 66187
  • $622.79
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 02 - Jul 18 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 Online
May 02 - Jul 18 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Mike Mulder

Course outline

View

Cost

$622.79

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. Course is 48 hours - 36 hours synchronous online classes and 12 hours asynchronous activities/labs. The class meets once per week for 3 hours online and requires an additional 1 hour per week asynchronously. Students can not attempt COMP 1516, COMP 2501, and COMP 2601 simultaneously. Late registration is not permitted. Class is in session on May 23 (Victoria Day).
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

CRN 67657

Duration

Tue May 10 - Tue Jul 26 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 67657
  • $622.79
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 10 - Jul 26 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Downtown DTC Rm. 300
May 10 - Jul 26 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Rana Al-Sammarraie

Course outline

View

Cost

$622.79

Important information
  1. Course is 48 hours - 36 hours on campus (in a lab with PCs provided) and 12 hours asynchronous activities/labs. The class meets once per week for 3 hours on campus and requires an additional 1 hour per week asynchronously. Students can not attempt COMP 1516, COMP 2501, and COMP 2601 simultaneously. Late registration is not permitted.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Fall 2022

Below are nine offerings of COMP 1516 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 46992

Duration

Fri Sep 09 - Fri Dec 09 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 46992
  • $609.41
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 09 - Dec 09 Fri 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Sep 09 - Dec 09 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Rana Al-Sammarraie

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$609.41

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. Course is 48 hours - 36 hours synchronous online classes and 12 hours asynchronous activities/labs. The class meets once per week for 3 hours online and requires an additional 1 hour per week asynchronously. Students cannot attempt COMP 1516, COMP 2501, and COMP 2601 simultaneously. Late registration is not permitted. No class on September 30 (Truth & Reconciliation) and November 11 (Remembrance Day).
Status

CRN 46989

Duration

Sat Sep 10 - Sat Dec 10 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 46989
  • $609.41
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Dec 10 Sat 13:00 - 16:00 Online
Sep 10 - Dec 10 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Mike Mulder

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$609.41

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. Course is 48 hours - 36 hours synchronous online classes and 12 hours asynchronous activities/labs. The class meets once per week for 3 hours online and requires an additional 1 hour per week asynchronously. Students cannot attempt COMP 1516, COMP 2501, and COMP 2601 simultaneously. Late registration is not permitted. No class on October 8 (Thanksgiving) and November 12 (Remembrance Day).
Status

CRN 46994

Duration

Sat Sep 10 - Sat Dec 10 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 46994
  • $609.41
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Dec 10 Sat 09:00 - 12:00 Online
Sep 10 - Dec 10 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Jason Wilder

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$609.41

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. Course is 48 hours - 36 hours synchronous online classes and 12 hours asynchronous activities/labs. The class meets once per week for 3 hours online and requires an additional 1 hour per week asynchronously. Students cannot attempt COMP 1516, COMP 2501, and COMP 2601 simultaneously. Late registration is not permitted. No class on October 8 (Thanksgiving) and November 12 (Remembrance Day).
Status

CRN 46967

Duration

Mon Sep 12 - Mon Dec 05 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 46967
  • $609.41
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 12 - Dec 05 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Sep 12 - Dec 05 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Anca Datcu-Romano

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$609.41

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. Course is 48 hours - 36 hours synchronous online classes and 12 hours asynchronous activities/labs. The class meets once per week for 3 hours online and requires an additional 1 hour per week asynchronously. Students cannot attempt COMP 1516, COMP 2501, and COMP 2601 simultaneously. Late registration is not permitted. No class on October 10 (Thanksgiving).
Status

CRN 46988

Duration

Mon Sep 12 - Mon Dec 05 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 46988
  • $635.30
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 12 - Dec 05 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 Downtown DTC Rm. 420
Sep 12 - Dec 05 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Mike Mulder

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$635.30

Important information
  1. Course is 48 hours - 36 hours on campus and 12 hours asynchronous activities/labs. The class meets once per week for 3 hours on campus and requires an additional 1 hour per week asynchronously. This is a BYOD (bring your own device) course, participants must provide their own current model PC with an i5 or higher equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM minimum, 256 GB minimum storage and high-speed internet access. Students cannot attempt COMP 1516, COMP 2501, and COMP 2601 simultaneously. Late registration is not permitted. No class on October 10 (Thanksgiving).
Status

CRN 46968

Duration

Tue Sep 13 - Tue Nov 29 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 46968
  • $648.16
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Nov 29 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 Burnaby SE06 Rm. 106
Sep 13 - Nov 29 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Mathew Linder

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$648.16

Important information
  1. Course is 48 hours - 36 hours on campus and 12 hours asynchronous activities/labs. The class meets once per week for 3 hours on campus and requires an additional 1 hour per week asynchronously. This is a BYOD (bring your own device) course, participants must provide their own current model PC with an i5 or higher equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM minimum, 256 GB minimum storage and high-speed internet access. Students cannot attempt COMP 1516, COMP 2501, and COMP 2601 simultaneously. Late registration is not permitted. No class on October 4.
Status

CRN 46970

Duration

Wed Sep 14 - Wed Nov 30 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 46970
  • $648.16
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 14 - Nov 30 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby SE06 Rm. 106
Sep 14 - Nov 30 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Rana Al-Sammarraie

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$648.16

Important information
  1. Course is 48 hours - 36 hours on campus and 12 hours asynchronous activities/labs. The class meets once per week for 3 hours on campus and requires an additional 1 hour per week asynchronously. This is a BYOD (bring your own device) course, participants must provide their own current model PC with an i5 or higher equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM minimum, 256 GB minimum storage and high-speed internet access. Students cannot attempt COMP 1516, COMP 2501, and COMP 2601 simultaneously. Late registration is not permitted.
Status

CRN 46969

Duration

Thu Sep 15 - Thu Dec 08 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 46969
  • $648.16
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 15 - Dec 08 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 Burnaby SE06 Rm. 106
Sep 15 - Dec 08 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Mathew Linder

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$648.16

Important information
  1. Course is 48 hours - 36 hours on campus and 12 hours asynchronous activities/labs. The class meets once per week for 3 hours on campus and requires an additional 1 hour per week asynchronously. This is a BYOD (bring your own device) course, participants must provide their own current model PC with an i5 or higher equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM minimum, 256 GB minimum storage and high-speed internet access. Students cannot attempt COMP 1516, COMP 2501, and COMP 2601 simultaneously. Late registration is not permitted. No class on October 6.
Status

CRN 46990

Duration

Thu Sep 15 - Thu Dec 01 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 46990
  • $635.30
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 15 - Dec 01 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Downtown DTC Rm. 382
Sep 15 - Dec 01 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Rana Al-Sammarraie

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$635.30

Important information
  1. Course is 48 hours - 36 hours on campus (in a lab with PCs provided) and 12 hours asynchronous activities/labs. The class meets once per week for 3 hours on campus and requires an additional 1 hour per week asynchronously. Students cannot attempt COMP 1516, COMP 2501, and COMP 2601 simultaneously. Late registration is not permitted.
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Install and set-up Python.
  • Analyze and explain the behavior of simple programs.
  • Create simple algorithms for solving simple problems.
  • Choose the appropriate data structure for modeling a given problem.
  • Choose appropriate conditional and iteration constructs for a given programming task.
  • Apply the techniques of decomposition to break a program into smaller pieces.
  • Write programs that use primitive data types, variables, expressions, and command line I/O.
  • Write programs that use conditional and iterative control structures, functions, and parameter passing.
  • Write programs that use each of the following data structures: lists, strings, sets, and dictionaries.
  • Write programs using the standard libraries available with a chosen programming language.
  • Write programs that use file I/O to provide persistence across multiple executions.
  • Design and implement a class.
  • Utilize Regular expressions to build search patterns.
  • Apply a variety of strategies to the testing and debugging of simple programs.
  • Conduct a personal code review on a program component.
  • Move on to COMP 2501 - Programming Fundamentals Part 2.

Effective as of Winter 2021

Related Programs

Programming Fundamentals Part 1 (Python) (COMP 1516) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Computer Information Systems (ACIS)
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Applied Software Development (ASD)
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  3. Computer Systems
    Certificate Part-time

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