The Fundamentals of Software Design

Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology – Software Development

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About The Fundamentals of Software Design

This course introduces students to basic concepts in programming and common baseline computer science topics. The focus of the course will be primarily C using Visual Studio. Students will establish a foundational knowledge base needed for pursuing more advanced computer science studies. C language concepts like data types, variables, program control, functions, structs, arrays, and pointers will be presented. Additional topics introduced include text editors, IDEs, compilers, linkers, runtime execution, versioning, source control, memory, and data layers. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to understand how to create, modify, and maintain basic C programs to provide software-based solutions.


Students must have experience using a keyboard and mouse in a GUI-based OS such as Microsoft Windows or Linux, and understand how to download and install programs.

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