SRJC Course Outlines

7/31/2021 1:43:22 AMCS 110A Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CS 110ATitle:  CODING FOR BEGINNERS  
Full Title:  Coding for Beginners
Last Reviewed:9/10/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled04 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.50 Contact Total26.25
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

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:  CIS 110A

Catalog Description:
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This course is designed to teach basic computer programming concepts to anyone - no programming experience required. Using simple tools, students will learn the building blocks of computer programs in a stress-free environment. This introduction to coding will guide students through the process of creating simple programs, starting with graphical coding tools.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course is designed to teach basic computer programming concepts to anyone - no programming experience required. Using simple tools, students will learn the building blocks of computer programs in a stress-free environment. This introduction to coding will guide students through the process of creating simple programs, starting with graphical coding tools.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
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:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable

Approval and Dates
Version:04Course Created/Approved: 9/29/2003
Version Created:7/23/2018Course Last Modified:6/5/2021
Submitter:Donald LairdCourse Last Full Review:9/10/2018
Version Status:Approved Changed CoursePrereq Created/Approved:9/10/2018
Version Status Date:9/10/2018Semester Last Taught:Spring 2021
Version Term Effective:Fall 2019Term Inactive:


COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Design and implement computer programs that employ basic computer programming
    concepts.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Describe the fundamental components of a computer program.
2. Create simple coding projects using drag-and-drop tools.
3. Understand the correct usage of conditionals, variables, and loops.

Topics and Scope
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I. What is Coding/Programming
II. The Fundamental Components of a Program
    A. Conditionals
         1. When to use
         2. How to use conditionals
    B. Variables
         1. What are variables
         2. Variable types
         3. When to use
         4. How to use variables
    C. Loops
         1. Different types of loop structures
         2. When to use
         3. How to implement loops
III. Dealing with Input and Output
    A. Input
         1. Button presses
         2. Keyboard input
         3. Sensor input
              i. Motion
              ii. Environmental
    B. Output
         1. LEDs
         2. Screen
         3. Sounds
         4. Servos
IV. Creating Subprograms

Assignments:
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1. Read approximately 20 pages per week
2. Coding assignments (2 - 8)
3. Test and debug computer programs
4. One to three objective quizzes and/or examinations

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
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
50 - 70%
Computer programming assignments, including testing and debugging computer programs
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 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Computer programming questions
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Participation and attendance


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Official BBC Micro:Bit User Guide. Halfacree, Gareth. Wiley. 2017

OTHER REQUIRED ELEMENTS

Student Preparation
 Matric Assessment Required:ERequires English Assessment
 Prerequisites-generate description:NPNo Prerequisite
 Advisories-generate description:AAuto-Generated Text
 Prereq-provisional:NNO
 Prereq/coreq-registration check:NNo Prerequisite Rules Exist
 Requires instructor signature:NInstructor's Signature Not Required
   
BASIC INFORMATION, HOURS/UNITS & REPEATABILITY
 Method of instruction:02Lecture
 71Internet-Based, Simultaneous Interaction
 72Internet-Based, Delayed Interaction
 Area department:CSComputer Studies
 Division:72Arts & Humanities
 Special topic course:NNot a Special Topic Course
 Program Status:2Not Certificate/Major Applicable
 Repeatability:00Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
 Repeat group id:  
   
SCHEDULING
 Audit allowed:NNot Auditable
 Open entry/exit:NNot Open Entry/Open Exit
 Credit by Exam:NCredit by examination not allowed
 Budget code: Program:0000Unrestricted
 Budget code: Activity:0701Computer & Information Science
   
OTHER CODES
Disciplines:Computer Information Systems
 Basic Skills:NNot a Basic Skills Course
 Level below transfer:YNot Applicable
 CVU/CVC status:YDistance Ed, Not CVU/CVC Developed
 Distance Ed Approved:NNone
 Emergency Distance Ed Approved:YFully Online
 Non-credit category:YNot Applicable, Credit Course
 Classification:YCareer-Technical Education
 SAM classification:CClearly Occupational
 TOP code:0707.10Computer Programming
 Work-based learning:NDoes Not Include Work-Based Learning
 DSPS course:NNO
 In-service:NNot an in-Service Course

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