Foundations of C Programming

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Course Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Times: Flexible
  • Cost : $1,050

Next Start Date:

September 10, 2018

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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, Embedded & Real-Time Systems Programming and iOS Application Development.

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

Course Sessions

Online

This course is delivered 100 percent online and runs from September 10, 2018, to January 4, 2019. Online office hours are held on Wednesdays from 7:30-9 p.m. Pacific time. The final office hours are held on December 19, 2018. Students are required to either attend office hours in real time using Zoom or watch the recorded sessions at a later time.

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NONCREDIT COURSE

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