PRG600 - Programming Fundamentals

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Subject Title
Programming Fundamentals

Subject Description
This course teaches fundamental computer programming principles, utilizing python programming language.  This language is an open source language commonly used for big data, powering social media, networking, building video games and other web-based services.  Students in this lab-based course will have the opportunity to use the language to develop their own algorithms.

Credit Status
One Credit

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


  1. Install, configure, program, and maintain IT applications, including operating and database management systems, to facilitate successful operations.
  1. Customize and deploy software securely to facilitate ICT operations in a small business.
  1. Debug, document and troubleshoot applications to ensure effective functioning of ICT operations.
  1. Evaluate the system requirements to develop and document ICT solutions that meet the client’s needs.
  1. Interpret, create, and document information in a manner that ensures accurate and clear communication amongst all stakeholders.
  1. Develop, integrate, and maintain solutions that communicate over a network to enhance security and performance capability.
  1. Develop and implement cloud-based solutions using appropriate programming languages, databases, and data sources to meet the current and future business needs.
  1. Apply principles of project management to plan, track, and present the progress of an ICT project.
  1. Create strategies to address legal, ethical and privacy issues in IT to mitigate business risks.
  1. Develop personal and professional strategies to improve job performance and promote professional growth.
  1. Install, troubleshoot, and maintain networks in business settings to ensure effective operations.
  1. Create ICT strategies for the successful planning and operation of a small to medium-sized enterprise.
  1. Assess business requirements against cost-benefit analysis to design and implement appropriate business information systems and applications.
  1. Manage the secure operation and resiliency of ICT systems to maintain business continuity.

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