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Introduction to Programming
VISUAL PROGM I
CLASS CODE: IS 203 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: BUSINESS & COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT: INFORMATION SYSTEMS
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: This course focuses on writing event driven computer programs using structured programming techniques. Emphasis is given to program logic and user interface creation. Students registering for this class must also register for the corresponding lab (IS 200L) that goes with this course. See the class schedule for the specific section to register for.
TAUGHT: Winter, Summer, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS:

  • Simple algorithm development

  • Event driven and structured programming

  • Graphical user interface (GUI)

  • Visual Basic .NET programming language

  • Debugging


GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:

  1. Learn basic concepts of problem solving, computer programming, programming logic, and design techniques of an event-driven language.

  2. Design and write in pseudo code simple algorithms that use decisions and loops.

  3. Write, test, and debug computer programs in Visual Basic .NET.

  4. Write computer programs that include a user interface, decisions, loops, arrays, and data management.

  5. Write a computer program that accesses a database.



REQUIREMENTS: This course requires students to read and understand computer programming text books and develop computer programs. Students must have basic computing skills such as copying, deleting, and opening files. Keyboarding skill of at least 35 words per minute is strongly recommended.
PREREQUISITES: IS 140 or permission of the instructor
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002