Introduces problem solving and implementation of solutions using a high-level programming language in a structured programming environment. Includes concepts and practice of structured programming, problem-solving, top-down design of algorithms, a high-level programming language syntax, control structures, arrays, and an introduction into object-oriented programming. First course in a three-course sequence. (CSC 221-222-223) The assignments in this course require mathematical problem-solving skills, algebraic modeling and functions, and use of variables.

This is a 3 credit course which will combine class discussion with hands-on projects and the development of a student digital portfolio.