Intro to Computer Programming – 1 Credit

Computers are an increasingly important part of our world and computer programmers are essential to today’s society. Computer programming is an excellent career choice and it is a required course for mathematical and engineering fields. This class is an excellent step to higher-level programming. It is an excellent path to higher level thinking skills and allows students to write their own programs and games! Students can learn software development fundamentals in the context of useful, real world applications. Students will quickly learn how to create their own professional-quality Visual Basic programs and build the programs as executable files which can be run on any compatible computer. Topics include using controls to manipulate the mouse, dialog boxes and windows, pointers, interactive graphics, multi-dimensional arrays, animation techniques, loops, timers, error handlers, decisions structures, modules/procedures, MDI forms, and database management.