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Course Description

Build your own laptop from electronic parts and learn how to program on your newly built laptop using Python programming language. Explore the inner hardware of a computer, learn how it works, and use your constructed laptop for practical activities such as programming.

This course is ideal for students interested in computers and computer programming, as well as hardware and software.

Please note times are in Central Standard Time (CST).

Course Outline

  • Introductions
  • Overview of Computers and Hardware/Careers
  • Assembly of Laptops and Learning About Computer Parts During Assembly
  • Overview of Software Development/Careers
  • Introduction to the Python Coding Language
  • Coding with Python Coding Assignments
  • Python Coding Project
  • Wrap-Up

Notes

This workshop includes a mandatory supply fee and shipping fee to cover materials used in class. Materials will be shipped va USPS Priority Mail to the address associated with the student's SMU CAPE account.* 
*Please ensure that the address provided for the student is the preferred shipping address.

Recommendations

  • Online registration closes at noon 4 days prior to the start of the class.
  • For late registration options, please contact SMU College Prep at 214-768-2267 for assistance.
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Section Title
Build-a-Laptop and Beginning Coding
Type
Online
Days
M, T, W, Th, F
Time
1:00PM to 4:30PM
Dates
Jun 28, 2021 to Jul 02, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
17.5
Location
Delivery Options
Live Online  
Grades 7-8  
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $349.00
Section Fees
Pre-College Workshop Materials Fee $60.00 Mandatory
Pre-College Workshop Shipping Fee $10.00 Mandatory
Instructors
Section Notes

This workshop includes a mandatory supply fee and shipping fee to cover materials used in class. Materials will be shipped va USPS Priority Mail to the address associated with the student's SMU CAPE account.* 
*Please ensure that the address provided for the student is the preferred shipping address.


The well-being of our students, instructors and community is our top priority. We are excited to deliver dynamic and engaging courses in a fully online format to provide the best possible learning experience for our students.

Students will interact with instructors and other students through Zoom and SMU's Learning Management System (Canvas). To maximize classroom instruction and your learning experience, we encourage the use of video and audio devices during the Zoom meeting, if available.

Registered students will receive individualized communication with further instructions to help prepare for class.

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