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 Course Title:   Introduction to Programming

 Title Abbreviation:   Intro to Programming

 Department:    CIS

 Course #:    240

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    110301

 EPC:    514

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Elementary programming concepts are introduced using Visual Basic for Applications. Topics include form objects, variables, sequence, decision and iteration control structures, intrinsic functions, data structures, testing and debugging, event, sub and function procedures.


Prerequisite: solid understanding of the basic concepts of database design and exposure to SQL, as presented in CIS 241, are strongly recommended.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Declare Variables, Data Types and Data Structures.
  2. Develop Sequence, Decision and Iteration Structures.
  3. Use Intrinsic Functions.
  4. Write Event, Sub and Function Procedures.
  5. Create Form, Textbox, Label, and Button Controls.
  6. Apply Test and Debug Tools.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.2 Correctly apply logical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve problems.
8.3 Interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (for example in spreadsheets, diagrams, charts, formulas, etc.).
8.4 Communicate mathematical information effectively.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.2 Demonstrate an understanding of legal, ethical, and environmental issues in the use and misuse of technology.

Course Contents

  1. Variable, Data Type and Data Structure Declarations.
  2. Sequence, Decision and Iteration Structure Development.
  3. Sequence, selection and iteration control structures.
  4. Event, Sub and Function Procedure Writing.
  5. Form, Textbox, Label, and Button Control Creation.
  6. Test and Debug Application.