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For students who have no prior programming experience; topics will include variables, data types, arithmetic operations and precedence, string operations, logical operations, loops, comments, operator input, and more.
#33520, Truax-Health Building, 11/9-12/14, Wednesday, 6-9 PM
In this course, students will learn how to use the simple but powerful Python programming language to solve everyday problems through the creation of computer programs that automate tedious and sometimes complex tasks.
#33402, Truax-Main Building, 9/15-10/13, Thursday, 6-9 PM
#33540, Truax-Main Building, 10/5-11/2, Wednesday, 6-9 PM
Python is a widely used programming language for data analysis and reporting because the language emphasizes productivity and code readability. This class expands concepts that are part of an introductory Python course and emphasizes the creation of scripts to support data analysis procedures and the automation of tasks. Students will learn procedures that can be used to interact with remote (Server) and local databases, efficiently process multiple data files, create supporting data structures, and generate reports in the form of spreadsheets, charts, or maps. During the lectures students will learn class concepts through discussions and in-class exercises that will rely on code templates provided by the instructor to complete data analysis and automation tasks. As part of the class students will have an opportunity to improve their coding skills by practicing debugging, breaking problems into small tasks, and interacting with objects and packages created by other people.
#33539, Truax-Main Building, 11/09-12/14, Wednesday, 6-9 PM
WordPress.com provides free blogs and websites while WordPress.org provides software to self-host blogs and websites. This course will explore the features and benefits of both platforms. You will learn how to create engaging written and visual content on WordPress.com, as well as manage blogs with tools offered by the WordPress content management system. With WordPress.org, you will apply advanced procedures for self-hosting blogging - including buying a domain, obtaining a web host and, installing WordPress.org software. You also will investigate the benefits of self-hosting by customizing sites through the use of plug-ins, themes, and custom site editing.
#33403, Online Live, 9/26-10/24, Monday, 6-9 PM
Explore more customization options for a self-hosted WordPress site to enhance appearance and increase traffic. Topics will include Child themes, basic CSS and PhP to modify themes, additional page templates, featured images, managing multiple contributors, making backups, maintaining both a blog and fixed content and additional content such as video, image galleries and calendars. The class will also discuss analytics and search optimization. You must have a functioning self-hosted WordPress site and experience navigating the dashboard and host's control panel.
#33502, Online Live, 11/7-12/5, Monday, 6-9 PM
#33519, Truax-Health Building, 10/5-11/2, Wednesday, 6-9 PM
Create a website strategy; learn differences between major website platforms; draft rough content for your website. Instructor-led lab assists students to create a home page, about page, and contact page. Using E-commerce pages will be discussed. Learn how to launch the website through Squarespace. Discuss website hosting alternatives that cost under $30 per year.
#33490, Online Live, 11/12-11/19, Saturday, 9 AM-12 PM
Becoming an OnBase Certified System Administrator (OCSA) can open up new career opportunities for you. This course will train you to effectively use, maintain, administer, and configure business process automation in OnBase, an enterprise information platform for managing content, processes and cases. Once trained in OnBase, you will have the tools you need to work with organizations to help them use technology to improve their processes. This course is not intended for individuals who already work in a role supporting or interacting with OnBase or are looking to further certify or recertify.
#33355, Online Live, 8/16-8/25, Tuesday–Thursday, 5:30-8:30 PM
Naviant is offering several partial and full scholarships for the OnBase Certified System Administrator (OCSA) course. To be considered, submit your scholarship application by July 8, 2022.
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