Introduction to Computer Programming I: Basics


Does computer programming sound mysterious and complicated? We believe anyone can learn to code, and we will prove it to you.

In this course, you will examine and discuss a wide variety of programming languages, plus you will get some hands-on experience coding.

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Explain basic computer and programming concepts
  • List several programming languages and how they’re primarily used
  • Search for information about a programming language of interest
  • Demonstrate navigating online documentation for a programming language
  • Describe several types of problems that may require programming to solve
  • Use a simple programming environment to write code

Prerequisites: No prior programming experience is required. Students should be able to type and be comfortable with Windows-based computers, basic mathematics and simple mathematical equations, including operator precedence.

Introduction to Computer Programming I: Basics may be taken as preparation for Introduction to Computer Programming II: Principles and Practices.

Fall 2016 will be the final chance for students to complete courses in the Introduction to Computer Programming Certificate Program.

No sections of this course are currently being offered.