Murach's Visual Basic 2015
by Anne Boehm
26 chapters, 904 pages, 392 illustrations
Published November 2016
Introduction to programming is just that...a class designed to help you learn how to create programs for Microsoft Windows©. NO PREVIOUS PROGRAMMING EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED OR EXPECTED. I want you to become familiar with the terminology and the use of Visual Basic® so that you can develop the skills necessary to learn programming as either a hobby or a future career. A good deal of emphasis this semester will be placed upon the creation of Windows programs in order to demonstrate how to solve real-world problems with today’s technology.
This course is designed for people who have never designed a computer program. However, you must be comfortable using a computer. The only way to become a good programmer is to practice...a lot! To help you get some practice, you will complete FOUR HOMEWORK PROJECTS.
Your final grade in my class will be based on the total number of points you earn.
Look at the schedule below. Your first exam will be a mid-term exam will be given about the 6th or 7th week of the semester. A final exam will be given during the last class of the semester. Grading will be based upon the following criteria:
The total possible points in the course will be approximately as follows:
Accommodations for Disabilities
It is possible to take a make-up exam or quiz during the semester (EXCLUDING THE FINAL) if the exam is missed due to illness or other emergency. Please contact me right away if you cannot attend class when we are having an exam so I can help you with the best solution for your situation.
Student Code of Conduct/Civility/Cell Phones/Internet Use
You are encouraged to work with other students in the class, but all work that you turn in for grading must be your own. Taking credit for another students work is plagiarism and is a violation of SCC academic policy. You will be reported for academic dishonesty and receive an "F" for the assignment. Don't let this happen to you! Remember, all work that you turn in for grading must be your original work.
I will not accept any projects that appear to contain content that has been copied & pasted from a website! Use the web to gather information and examples but create your own projects. I will also not accept any project that appears to have been copied from my website or from one of my classroom demonstration projects.
Student Learning Outcomes
My Specific Goals and Objectives for you
Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
|The number of projects and the points possible for exams, projects and activities are subject to change without notice. This information is intended to be an accurate overview of this course so you will know what to expect during the semester. But sometimes, we may need to modify this plan.|