SRJC Course Outlines

9/22/2019 1:45:25 PMCS 10A Course Outline as of Fall 2018

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CS 10ATitle:  INTRO TO PROGRAMMING  
Full Title:  Introduction to Programming Concepts and Methodologies
Last Reviewed:5/8/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled3.006 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CS 10

Catalog Description:
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Specification, design, implementation, testing, debugging, maintenance, and documentation of computer programs. Topics include algorithms, languages, software engineering, control structures, functions, and arrays. Numerous programs are written in C++. Intended for both computer science majors and for those seeking a general introduction to computer programming.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent; AND completion of MATH 155 and some computer experience

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Specification, design, implementation, testing, debugging, maintenance, and documentation of computer programs. Topics include algorithms, languages, software engineering, control structures, functions, and arrays. Numerous programs are written in C++. Intended for both computer science majors and for those seeking a general introduction to computer programming.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent; AND completion of MATH 155 and some computer experience
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1989Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1989Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: COMP 122 Programming Concepts and Methodology I SRJC Equivalent Course(s): CS10A

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Describe the principles of structured programming and be able to describe, design, implement,
    and test structured programs using currently accepted methodology.
2.  Explain what an algorithm is and its importance in computer programming.
 

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Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Create correct and efficient algorithms.
2. Describe the software-development life cycle.
3. Employ the basic elements of the C++ language.
4. Implement algorithms using C++ flow-control constructs.
5. Write descriptive and helpful program documentation.
6. Implement algorithms using arrays.

Topics and Scope
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I. Software life-cycle including design, development, styles, documentation, testing and maintenance
II. Procedural versus objected oriented programming - Survey of Current Languages
III. Program Design Tools and Programming Environments
IV. Documentation
V. Coding Conventions
VI. Data Types, Variables, Expressions, Sequential Processing
VII. Arrays
       A. Declaring and allocating arrays
       B. Multiple-subscripted arrays
VIII. Control Structure
        A. Selective structures: if and switch
        B. Repetitive structures: loops
IX. Algorithms including Simple Sorting and Searching
X. File I/O
    A. Files and streams
    B. Sequential access files
XI. Error Handling
XII. Passing Parameters by Value and by Reference
XIII. Principles of Testing and Designing Test Data
 
All topics are covered in both the lecture and lab parts of the course.

Assignments:
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Lecture Related Assignments:
1. Read approximately 30 pages per week
2. Complete 2-8 examinations including final exam
 
Lab Related Assignments:
1. Complete 10-15 programming assignments,with documentation, using the C++ programming
    language

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Written program documentation
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 60%
Programming assignments
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 60%
Exams, Final Exam: (Multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion, programming problems)
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Starting Out with C++ From Control Structures through Objects. 8th ed. Gaddis, Tony. Pearson. 2014

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