CPR101 - Computer Principles for Programmers

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Subject Title
Computer Principles for Programmers

Subject Description
This course provides the knowledge, skills, and techniques to succeed in a computer programming curriculum. Students learn how modern computer systems implement process control, multitasking, virtualization, file storage, and network communications. Students are also introduced to essential hardware and device concepts, operating system usage and interaction, and other introductory computer science topics for programmers. In addition, programmer-specific tools and services are discussed, such as version control, project management, and the software development process.

Credit Status
1 credit (3 units)
Required for CPA - Computer Programming and Analysis (Ontario College Advanced Diploma)
Required for CPD - Computer Programmer (Ontario College Diploma)

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

  1. Describe the interaction among hardware, system software, and application software, to prepare for the task of computer programming.
  2. Perform a range of computer interaction tasks accurately, using both graphical and command-driven interfaces, to become a skilled computer user.
  3. Accurately define the functions and services in modern operating systems, to improve decision-making when using and programming a computer system.
  4. Complete a series of tasks that use and integrate the internet, virtualization, and cloud computing, to complement the capabilities of a network-attached computer/device.
  5. Assemble a collection of skills, techniques, and best practices to use as an effective software developer.
  6. Demonstrate how version control and project management techniques are used to improve the productivity and work quality of a computer programmer.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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.