CCIS1505 Fundamentals of Programming

This course is the first course for a student planning to study computer programming. The course content introduces the student to both procedural and object-oriented programming. Emphasis will be placed on procedural programming, computational thinking and problem solving. Topics will include flowcharting, pseudocode, program design, data types including arrays and objects, conditional boolean logic, program structures for branching and iteration, functions, and basic data structures.




Microsoft Windows experience

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Apply computational thinking concepts such as abstraction, generalization and composition/decomposition
Diagram program logic flow
Solve problems using sequences, decisions and iteration in program flow
Solve problems using arrays and common data structures
Build procedural programs using stateless functions
Develop programs to solve real-world problems
Use appropriate program documentation, programming style and language conventions
Create appropriate test cases with good test data
Apply program debugging techniques and methods
Identify the core features of object-oriented programming
Compare and contrast procedural and object-oriented programming
Apply object-oriented programming techniques in program development

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details