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ICT 712 Computer Programming Level 3

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Course Description

This is the last course in a series of three computer programming courses that introduces students to the C# programming language, Visual Studio, the .NET framework, software development processes, and Agile methodologies.

Learn the advanced programming skills necessary for developing professional windows applications, along with advanced knowledge of the software development process and Agile methodologies. With additional work experience, students will be prepared to write the Microsoft C# Certification (Exam 70-483).

Course Details

This course is designed for those advanced-level users who want to further their skills in C#, Visual Studio IDE, and the .NET framework. The instructor will assume students have a comprehensive understanding of the intermediate skills taught in ICT 711 and are familiar with Object Oriented programming and testing methodologies.


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.


  • 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

  • Develop professional windows applications capable of handling data from external sources efficiently and securely

Topics of Instruction

  • Creating and deploying advanced Windows Forms applications
  • Using collections
  • Accessing data from external files, including binary and XML
  • Serializing objects to an external file
  • Accessing data from a database with ADO.NET technology and LINQ
  • Accessing remote data
  • Data encryption
  • Improving performance with multitasking

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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 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.


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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  • 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)


  ICT 712 - 007 Computer Programming Level 3  
  Fall 2016   Status:  Enrolment Closed
Online:   Thu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
22 Sep 2016 to 24 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:  


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


ICT 710 Computer Programming Level 1 and ICT 711 Computer Programming Level 2. Students who are unfamiliar with D2L / ACM are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.


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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