BAC344 - Business Applications Using COBOL

Outline information
Semester
Schools offering this subject
Last revision date Sep 30, 2019 12:26:40 AM
Last review date Nov 11, 2019 12:15:03 AM

Subject Title
Business Applications Using COBOL

Subject Description
Business applications will be developed in COBOL using Programmer Development Manager and CODE/400. This subject introduces the students to file processing, report writing, transaction validation and updating. Students will build on programming techniques used in previous subjects to solve problems related to maintenance/modification of structured programs for typical business applications. This subject will provide a basic understanding of the COBOL language.

Credit Status
1 Credit for CPD/CPA/CPAC Diploma Students

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Use the iSeries operating system to edit, compile, link and debug COBOL programs

2. Validate input data and perform error trapping programming techniques

3. Code and understand subprograms using standard parameter passing methods

4. Understand the differences between standard COBOL I/O and Embedded SQL

5. Develop test data and verify program reliability

6. Develop an ILE COBOL business application using Program Development Manager and Websphere

7. Design, code, debug and document structured COBOL programs in accordance with accepted COBOL programming standards

8. Understand different data types including one and two dimensional tables

9. Understand interactive transaction processing environment, the use of screens and direct cursor addressing

10. Implement various file organizations and access methods

11. Understand the design, coding and structure of a COBOL program

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academic-integrity-policy.html Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.