CIS-102: Programming Fundamentals for Business

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: CIS-102 Programming Fundamentals for Business

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 2 class hours, 2 lab hours

Credits: 3

Course Description in college catalog:

Introduction to algorithmic thinking, problem solving and computer fundamental programming for business applications. Use of hierarchy chart development, flowcharting, pseudo-code and computer language statements for program development. A current computer programming language i.e. (Python) will be utilized for hands-on experience in developing, writing, running and debugging computer code.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A.S. Computer Information Systems

Certificate Program – Computer Information Systems

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  2. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

Students will achieve the following course objectives:

  1. Understand the importance of planning and program design in the role of creating an effective computer program and be able to successfully execute those steps in attacking a programming assignment.

  2. Understand basic Python syntax and be able to effectively incorporate that syntax in creating program logic.

  3. Understand the three basic control structures around which program logic is constructed and be able to effectively apply those structures in creating program logic.

  4. Understand a variety of programming concepts, practices and conventions and be able to utilize them as needed in creating a successful program.

  5. Have a deeper understanding of what is taking place internally when interacting with computer applications and computer controlled devices.

Program-specific outcomes

Create solutions to business problems by writing computer programs and mobile applications using modern programming languages.

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

  1. Participation              

  2. Case Studies

  3. Exams

  4. Homework

  5. Project

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