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Foundations of C Programming

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Course Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 4 months
  • Times: Flexible
  • Cost : $1,299

Next Start Date:

September 7, 2021

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About this Course


The C programming language is the root of many modern object-oriented languages, including C++, Java, C# and Objective-C. It has  also influenced dozens of other programming and scripting languages.

Constructing a logically coherent, understandable and componentized programming solution is as important as the language and tools used. The skills of simple style, effective testing and correct control flow that are emphasized in personalized, professional code reviews are germane to all modern programming languages. Becoming proficient in C is a great way to learn these robust, language-independent concepts.

This programming course emphasizes simple, readable, testable and maintainable control flow and code design. It goes beyond basic language mechanics of C to focus on building concepts and fundamentals. You’ll gain a working knowledge of ANSI-C programming and constructs, along with strategic testing techniques that improve code quality and accuracy. 

Students are given the flexibility to choose from a variety of platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux) and compilers (Visual Studio, XCode, gcc, CLion, Eclipse and others) to use on assignments. 

You can take this course on its own or use it to fulfill programming prerequisites for the certificates in C++ Programming and Embedded & Real-Time Systems Programming.

Designed For

Beginner programmers, along with those with more experience who want to expand their knowledge of the C language.

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WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • All aspects of character I/O and input validation, functions, arrays, pointers, C strings, storage classes, linkage, memory management, file I/O, structures, the preprocessor and advanced data representation
  • Algorithms, data structures, unit testing (open and closed loop) and modular program design
  • Three optional programs targeted at embedded that you can implement and get code review feedback

Learning Format

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, web conferencing or phone, all in real time. Learn More »

Course Sessions

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Closed Sessions

Instructors will hold additional online office hours on October 6, November 10 and December 30, 2020, from 6:30–8:30 p.m. (Pacific time). These sessions are optional but recommended.

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NONCREDIT COURSE

You'll earn 4 continuing education units (CEUs) for successfully completing this course. Learn more about noncredit courses.

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