Fundamentals Of Programming With Algorithms And Logic – it210 (3 credits)
This course provides students with a basic understanding of programming practices. Concepts covered include flowcharting, pseudocode methodologies, and an understanding of programming practices. Students will learn how these concepts, when properly applied, improve program design.
Requirement Specifications, Design Specifications, and Processing Models
Create requirement specifications, design specifications, and processing models (including input/out tables, data flow models, and procedural processing).
Introduction to Software Development
Describe the importance of using a structured, modular approach when creating program requirements, design, and code.
Identify how a computer processes and stores data.
Software Application Development
Identify the purposes and definitions of software development concepts.
Use pseudocode to design a program to solve a computational problem.
Identify the application-level requirements of a conversion project.
Structured Programming, Part I
Demonstrate the sequential processing control structure.
Demonstrate the selection processing control structure.
Structured Programming, Part II
Demonstrate the iteration control structure.
Design complex program algorithms using the three basic control structures.
Complex Data Structures
Explain the need for complex data structures.
Generate the program design and pseudocode for a simple array.
Verification and Validation
Recognize how requirements and desk review design are used to verify algorithms.
Create test data to validate that algorithms handle user input data correctly.
File and Database Processing
Determine when a sequential file is more useful than a database.
Differentiate between a flat file and a relational database.
Design a suitable program to solve given programming problems using the top-down modular approach and pseudocode.
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