PRG155 - Programming Fundamentals Using "C"

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Subject Title
Programming Fundamentals Using "C"

Subject Description
This is an introductory course in programming using the C programming language.

The course teaches the multi-faceted skills which must be acquired in computer programming, with emphasis on those required for problem solving using a structured methodology. The methodology will be applied to solve a series of typical simple problems in engineering and technology.

The C programming language will be learned and used as the language for coding the programs. The course focuses on the three most fundamental logical structures central to all programming: the sequence, decision, and loop.

Numerous laboratory exercises, assignments and at least one major design project will reinforce the lecture material presented.

Credit Status
One subject credit in the Computer Engineering Technology, Electronic Engineering Technology and Technician programs.

One credit towards the Faculty of Continuing Education and Training, Applied Electronic Troubleshooting Techniques certificate program.

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

1. Design logical program sequence using structured diagrams.
2. Analyze and define a simple application problem requiring input and output.
3. Develop, walk through, and document solutions to simple application problems in engineering and technology using a structured methodology.
4. Create C programming source files.
5. Compile and link source files to produce executable files.
6. Differentiate between debugging and testing, and use variety of methods of debugging and testing.
7. Describe parameters defining a good program with respect to style and efficiency, with particular emphasis on the C programming language.
8. Troubleshoot and design C programs that use user-defined functions and basic control structures.

Essential Employability Skills
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.

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

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.

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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.