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ICT 710 Computer Programming Level 1

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Course Description

This course is the first in a series of three computer programming courses that introduces students to the fundamentals of the C# programming language, the Visual Studio Integrated Development Environment and the .NET framework. Students will also be introduced to the Software Development Lifecycle and Agile development methodologies.


Course Details

Computer programming is the process of designing, writing, testing, debugging, and maintaining the source code of computer programs. The purpose of programming is to create a set of instructions that computers use to perform specific operations or to exhibit desired behaviors.

This course is designed for those with no previous knowledge or experience with C#, Visual Studio Integrated Development Environment, or the .NET framework and want to learn the fundamentals. This includes those who have previous programming experience with other languages and want to expand their skill set, and those who are completely new to programming.


Prerequisites

  • This course does not have prerequisites, students must however meet the recommendations and requirements in the Notes section along with any proficiencies identified below.

Instructional Delivery

All instruction is instructor-led, face-to-face and may be delivered in three formats:

  • In Class - all classes are taught in a classroom lab.
  • Online - all classes are taught synchronously in real-time.
  • Blended - delivery is both in a classroom lab and synchronously online, alternating weekly.

It is the students responsibility to carefully read the course section content below to know which delivery options are available for the course they are registering into.

Registration

  • Registrations within 24 hours of course start time must be made by phone (403-220-2988).

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Course Content

Course Level Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze a simple programming problem, design a solution, write and document the application code and debug the application
  • Develop introductory problem-solving, troubleshooting and communication skills that are applicable to software development

Topics of Instruction

  • Introduction to classes, objects, methods, properties, data encapsulation and data hiding
  • Introduction to methods, data-passing, flow control with decision making and iterations, as well as array processing and simple file I/O with exception handling concepts
  • Solutions to simple programming problems as both console-mode and as Graphical User applications
  • Hands-on approach to Software Development Lifecycle (from requirements analysis, through design, to implementation and testing) and translating informal problem requirements into input-process-output specification
  • Hands-on approach to the use of a variety of diagramming tools, including flowcharts, hierarchy charts, and simple class diagrams, students express design decisions regarding class and method structure, as well as control flow
  • Introduction to the basic ideas of agile methodology

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Notes

Recommendations and Requirements

Course Duration

Courses are 30 hours and are scheduled to be completed in either 5 weeks or 10 weeks. Generally, 5 week courses have two classes per week, and 10 week courses have one class per week.

Delivery Formats

Courses may be delivered in class, online, or blended (both in class and online). All delivery formats will use Desire2Learn (D2L) and Adobe Connect Meeting (ACM) tools to varying degrees and it is the students responsibility to ensure they are comfortable with these tools prior to the start of the first class.

Students are encouraged to read Student Online Learning Resources to determine the delivery format that will best meet their learning needs.

  • Students familiar with D2L and ACM from previous course work, require no further introduction to these learning tools.
  • Students who register into an in class only course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take the necessary time to fully explore these learning tools prior to the start of class.
  • Students who register into an online or blended course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

Required Tools

For online and blended delivery, students should have access to their own computer with required software, Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors). Students should test their environment prior to the start of class to ensure everything is working properly.

Required Software

  • The software used in this course is Visual Studio 2015 which is a free download from Microsoft.
  • If necessary, additional software requirements will be announced at the start of the course.

Textbooks

  • The recommended textbook for this course is Murach's C# 2015.
  • Print textbooks may be purchased from a variety of third parties.
  • Online textbooks may be available from Murach.

Attendance

It is strongly recommended that students attend every class. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate potential absenteeism to the instructor.

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Prerequisites

  • This course does not have prerequisites, students must however meet the recommendations and requirements in the Notes section along with any proficiencies identified below.

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Proficiencies

  • Students who register into an online or blended course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.
  • Students must be familiar with the personal computer, keyboard and mouse.
  • Students must have Microsoft Windows skills and knowledge, and be able to perform the following tasks:
    • start and run Windows
    • use the taskbar, Start button and Help feature
    • use Minimize, Maximize, Restore Down/Up and Close
    • use the left and right mouse buttons appropriately
    • understand file management techniques
    • navigate between files, folders, or drives.

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Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)




Sections

  ICT 710 - 013 Computer Programming Level 1  
  Fall 2016   Status:  Available
 
Class:   Wed 6:00PM - 9:00PM
21 Sep 2016 to 23 Nov 2016
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $825.00
 
Campus: Main Campus
Delivery Options:  Class
Instructor(s): Jolanta Warpechowska-Gruca
  Section Notes:  

COURSE SCHEDULE AND DELIVERY

This course has 10 classes scheduled once per week for 10 weeks. This course is delivered in an in class format. Classes are held in a classroom lab. Click the '10 Sessions' link above for details.

PREREQUISITES

There are no prerequisites for this course.

PROFICIENCIES

Students who are unfamiliar with D2L / ACM are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

TRANSFER AND WITHDRAWAL FEES

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers. For our standard Refund, Withdrawal and Transfer Policy visit conted.ucalgary.ca/refund

  
 
  ICT 710 - 014 Computer Programming Level 1  
  Fall 2016   Status:  Available
 
Online:   Wed 6:00PM - 9:00PM
21 Sep 2016 to 23 Nov 2016
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $825.00
 
Delivery Options:  Online Synchronous
Instructor(s): Jolanta Warpechowska-Gruca
  Section Notes:  

COURSE SCHEDULE AND DELIVERY

This course has 10 classes scheduled once per week for 10 weeks. This course is delivered in an online format. Classes are held online only synchronously in real time. Click the '10 Sessions' link above for details.

PREREQUISITES

There are no prerequisites for this course.

PROFICIENCIES

Students who are unfamiliar with D2L / ACM are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

TRANSFER AND WITHDRAWAL FEES

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers. For our standard Refund, Withdrawal and Transfer Policy visit conted.ucalgary.ca/refund

  
 
  ICT 710 - 015 Computer Programming Level 1  
  Winter 2017   Status:  Available
 
Class:   Thu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
12 Jan 2017 to 16 Mar 2017
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $825.00
 
Campus: Main Campus
Delivery Options:  Class
Instructor(s): Dilan Tuff-Overes
  Section Notes:  

COURSE SCHEDULE AND DELIVERY

This course has 10 classes scheduled once per week for 10 weeks. This course is delivered in an in class format. Classes are held in a classroom lab. Click the '10 Sessions' link above for details.

PREREQUISITES

There are no prerequisites for this course.

PROFICIENCIES

Students who are unfamiliar with D2L / ACM are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

TRANSFER AND WITHDRAWAL FEES

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers. For our standard Refund, Withdrawal and Transfer Policy visit conted.ucalgary.ca/refund

  
 
  ICT 710 - 016 Computer Programming Level 1  
  Winter 2017   Status:  Available
 
Online:   Thu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
12 Jan 2017 to 16 Mar 2017
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $825.00
 
Delivery Options:  Online Synchronous
Instructor(s): Dilan Tuff-Overes
  Section Notes:  

COURSE SCHEDULE AND DELIVERY

This course has 10 classes scheduled once per week for 10 weeks. This course is delivered in an online format. Classes are held online only synchronously in real time. Click the '10 Sessions' link above for details.

PREREQUISITES

There are no prerequisites for this course.

PROFICIENCIES

Students who are unfamiliar with D2L / ACM are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

TRANSFER AND WITHDRAWAL FEES

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers. For our standard Refund, Withdrawal and Transfer Policy visit conted.ucalgary.ca/refund

  
 


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