Introduction to Computer Science

Jared Chester

Introduction to Computer Science

This course is an introduction to computer programming, intended for the student who is interested in learning to write and interpret JAVA computer programs to solve problems in a structured environment. This course is designed for students who have an interest and ability in mathematics, science, or business. It will cover basic terminology, history, input/output control, decision control, repetition, functions, arrays, and elementary strings.

Credits: 0.5 (0.5 per semester)
Estimated Completion Time: 1 semester/9-18 weeks
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“I enjoyed how I was actually learning code and not just being taught generic material. The hands on parts helped me learn and become better at computer science.”Student Survey Response


The student will learn:

  • history of computers and demonstrate an understanding of computer terminology
  • input/output techniques
  • simple data types
  • how to control the flow of a program by using decision making and repetition techniques.
  • modular approach to structured programming using classes and methods
  • object oriented approach to programming

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