C++ Computer Science 1

I.     Course Prefix/Number: CSC 155

       Course Name: C++ Computer Science 1

       Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 1 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

Recommended: MAT 110

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course is first course in computer programming from basic through intermediate levels. Content includes designing, implementing and debugging maintainable C++ programs, demonstrating applications from the areas of business and computer science. Abstract data types and object-oriented methods enhance study of elementary data structures.

IV.   Learning Objectives

A. Create programs using the essential programming tools within the C++ language.
B. Use methods and modularity to create solutions to complex programming problems.
C. Solve problems using existing and constructed elementary data structures.
D. Design software demonstrating the proper use of encapsulation and data abstraction.
E. Incorporate class objects as a fundamental tool in designing maintainable software.

V.    Academic Integrity

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.

VI.   Sequence of Topics

A. Software Engineering
    1. Analysis and design
    2. Implementation and validation
    3. Maintenance

B. Essential Programming
    1. Sequence
        a. variables, operators, input and output
    2. Selection
        a. binary (if)
        b. multi-way (switch)
    3. Repetition
        a. pre-test (for, while)
        b. post-test (do)
    4. Arrays and records

C. Modularity
    1. Functions
        a. parameters
        b. recursion
    2. Libraries

D. Class Objects and Abstract Data Types
    1. Files and streams
    2. Strings and templated vectors
    3. User classes

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Lectures, class discussion, individual and group projects, and use of a computer laboratory.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

Reading of the text is required for understanding the material. Use of a computer laboratory is necessary to learn the design of software.

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

Within the Schedule of Classes, textbooks can be found by clicking on an individual course section and looking for the words "View Book Information".

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Quizzes, written homework, computer assignments, major examinations and a final examination will be used.

XI.   Other Course Information

If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.