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Introduction to Programming (Self-Paced Tutorial)   

Take your first steps toward a career as a computer programmer as you master basic programming concepts and get hands-on practice in writing applications containing GUIs, sound, and graphics.


Take your first steps toward a career as a computer programmer! In this course, you'll learn to use Just BASIC, a free Windows programming language, to create stand-alone applications for professional or personal use.

Even if you've never programmed before, you'll find it easy to follow the step-by-step instructions in each lesson. By the end of the course, you'll have the skills and confidence you need to program in BASIC and design your own custom applications for home, school, or work.


Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course must be taken on a PC. Macs are not compatible.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


Take your first steps toward a career as a computer programmer as you get hands-on practice writing applications containing GUIs, sound, and graphics. This course will provide the skills and confidence you need to program in BASIC and design your own custom applications for home, school, or work.


  1. Getting Started With Just BASIC
  2. Creating Programs With Just Basic
  3. Creating Windows for Graphical User Interfaces
  4. Adding Controls to Windows
  5. Working With Controls and FreeForm-J
  6. Working With Variables and Arrays
  7. Making Decisions With Conditional Logic
  8. Using Loops to Process Data
  9. Functions and Subroutines
  10. Working With Text Files
  11. Working With Sound and Graphics
  12. Debugging Your Applications


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