Course Abstract Details

CIS-120, Introduction to Visual Basic

Credits: 4

Course Description

CIS-120, Introduction to Visual Basic, uses VB.NET to write object-oriented/event-driven programs. This programming language is easy enough for a non-programmer to use, yet sophisticated enough to be used by professional programmers. The course covers fundamental programming concepts and problem-solving techniques via VB.NET. Prerequisite: CIS-132, or permission of the program adviser. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Four credits. Four billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

Reactivated per Dick Crook 2/3/06 COURSE OBJECTIVES:  Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 

1. State the differences between procedural & object-oriented languages. (GE 1,2 CIS PG 4,5) 

2. Load VB and draw controls from the toolbox onto the form. (GE 1 CIS PG 5) 

3. Describe the differences between the MDI and SDI programming environments. (GE 1 CIS PG 2,4) 

4. Use the project explorer. (CIS PG 2) 

5. Change properties in the properties window. (GE 1 CIS PG 5) 

6. Copy the code for a project into Word and print it. (GE 1 CIS PG 5) 

7. Copy the image of a running program into Word and print it. (GE 1 CIS PG 5) 

8. Use VB Help. (GE 2) 

9. Manage files/forms with Save and Save As. (CIS PG 2) 

10. Move between the design-time and the run-time environment. (CIS PG 2) 

11. Identify keywords and use them to develop a program. (GE 1,4 CIS PG 2,5) 

12. Define: events, methods and properties. (GE 2) 

13. Explain the concept of focus. (GE 2,5) 14. Change the tab order. (GE 3 CIS PG 2) 

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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