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Computer Programming

Stratford's Computer Programming course is designed to let you learn about the intricacies of C Programming at home at your own pace.

Students begin by learning basic computer terms and work up to detailed functions as they relate to today's varied technology.

Computers are a major part of almost every industry, which means there could be growing opportunities for individuals who have a greater understanding of programming knowledge.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual salary for a computer support specialist is $55,510. 
Understanding the Personal Computer
• Terminology
• Evolution of Software
• Installing a New Computer
• Hardware Components
• Function of the CPU
• Memory, Input, Output, and Storage Devices
• Operating Systems
• Internet and Online Services
• Troubleshooting PC Problems and Errors

Introduction to Windows 10
• Windows Basics
• Using the Mouse
• Working with Windows
• The Action Center and Taskbar
• System, Device and Network Settings
• Rearranging Your Windows
• Folders, Icons and Shortcuts
• The Start Area
• Copying and Pasting
• Windows 10 Text Programs
• Paint, Snipping Tool and Calculator
• Photos Program
• Using Microsoft Edge
• Installing and Uninstalling Software
• Using Cortana
• Calendar, People and Mail
• User Accounts and File Sharing
• Finding Lost or Deleted Files
• Keeping the System Healthy

C Programming Absolute Beginner's Guide Part 1
• Defining C Programming
• The Programming Process
• Writing Your First C Program
• Clarifying Your Code with Comments
• Putting Your Program’s Results up on Screen
• Adding Variables to Your Programs
• Adding Words to Your Programs
• Making Your Programs More Powerful with #include and #define
• Interacting with Users
• Letting C Handle Math for You
• Powering up Variables with Assignments and Expressions
• Testing Data to Pick a Path
• Using Logical Operators and Other Operators

C Programming Absolute Beginner's Guide Part 2
• Using Loops to Save Time and Effort
• Breaking in and out of Looped Code
• Using Statements
• Increasing Your Programs Output and Input
• Getting More from Your Strings
• Advanced Math for the Computer
• Arrays
• Alphabetizing and Arranging Your Data
• Solving the Mystery of Pointers
• Maximizing Your Computer’s Memory
• Setting up Your Data with Structures
• Saving Sequential and Random Files
• Organizing Your Programs with Functions
• Passing Variables to Your Functions
• Returning Data from Your Functions

Sams Teach Yourself C Programming Part 1
• Getting Started with C
• The Components of a C Program
• Storing Information
• Variables and Constants
• Statements, Expressions and Operators
• Packing Code in Functions
• Basic Program Control
• Fundamentals of Reading and Writing Information
• Using Numeric Arrays
• Understanding Pointers
• Working with Characters and Strings
• Implementing Structures, Unions and TypeDefs
• Understanding Variable Scope

Sams Teach Yourself C Programming Part 2
• Advanced Program Control
• Working with Screen, Printer and Keyboard
• Pointers to Pointers and Arrays of Pointers
• Pointers to Functions and Linked Lists
• Using Disk Files
• Manipulating Strings
• Getting More from Functions
• Exploring the C Function Library
• Working with Memory
• Advanced Compiler Use
This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject. Completion of this program does not fulfill the legal requirements of particular state licenses or certifications, which may require additional training or apprenticeships.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the course material is presented may vary.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2021 Edition
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