Introduction to Programming

An introductory programming course that teaches computer essentials and programming essentials: components of a computer, the computer as a tool for connecting to networks/internet, digital vs. analog, binary arithmetic, how information is stored, algorithms, branching, looping, functions and arrays. An important aspect of this course is to present students with techniques for translating problem descriptions into computer algorithms, which are then implemented as a computer program. Extensive programming assignments are completed as part of the homework assignments. Acceptance based on placement test score. (3-0-3)

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