Introduction to Programming (COBOL) CIS12

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Category Information
Syllabus Introduction to CIS12 - methods, expectations etc.
Syllabus for CIS12
Resources Notes and handouts for CIS12
Presentations for CIS12
CIS12 Chat Room
CIS12 Board Room
Sample programs for CIS12
Sample programs and files that you can copy and run on a computer - many are also available in the CIS12U directory on the K building computers - no password is needed to access these files.
Note: moved to new page so click here to get to them.
Work Schedule for CIS12
Assignments for CIS12
Programs for CIS12
Test information for CIS12
COBOL Links Information about a student version of COBOL. Note: There are other alternatives - this is compatible with the COBOL installed at BCC. - another site offering information and links - MicroFocus COBOL home page offering links and information on compiler
Objectz COBOL site
another site for COBOL
COBOL Tutorial
COBOL Style Forum

Notes and handouts Link to retrieve
Introduction Introductory concepts of programming
Introductory notes on programming in COBOL
Sample program with audio explanation
Sample program (SAMPLE1.CBL) with comments and input/output
Show program SAMPLE1.CBL on COBOL coding form
Introductory notes on flowcharting
Relating flowchart for SAMPLE1 to code for SAMPLE1
Instructions Downloading programs from the Internet
BCC Lab instructions to log in and use software
Compiling and running at BCC
Possible problems installing MicroFocus COBOL at home
More information on using MicroFocus COBOL
Headers Notes on headers
Program with input and output
Report layout and output of headers from SAMPLE2.CBL
Numeric data Notes on numeric data
Notes on literals
Toys1 program with audio - this program is really an example of headers on page 1 with some numeric data editing
Toys1 program with input/output - covers headers on page one and some numeric data editing
Examples of data editing
Same examples of data editing, but with audio explanation
Notes on calculations
Notes on constants
Notes on the COMPUTE statement
Notes on working with percents
Final Totals Notes on final total lines
Program with final total lines and audio explanation
Flowchart of final total logic with explanations
fintot.html Sample program used as basis for ones below.
fintot1.html Minor changes to a program with a total line.
fintot2.html Different style for writing a total line.
fintot3.html Final total program with calculation on detail line.
fintot4.html Final total program with detail line set up in WORKING-STORAGE
IF conditions, level 88 and case structure Notes on IF statements
Notes on level 88
Notes on case structure
Notes on implied if
Logic flowchart linked to program if88in1.cbl
IF statement program with notes (program is mathif.cbl)
IF statement program with audio explanation
Editing data for accuracy Notes on checking/editing data for validity
Explanation of payedit program including both written and audio
Flowchart and related code for payedit.cbl
Hierarchy chart for payedit.cbl
Hierarchy chart for payedit1.cbl
Tables Notes on one dimensional tables
Notes on two and three dimensional tables
Breaks (Minor, Intermediate and Major) Notes on break processing Includes minor, intermediate and major breaks as well as group indicating and group printing
Hierarchy chart and logic flowchart with mapping to program -MINOR.CBL
Screen processing Notes on screen processing
Screen output from first screen programs

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Presentations Link to retrieve
PowerPoint Presentations
Free viewer for PowerPoint
Final Totals
IF statements
Edit Program notes
Table Program notes
Two and Three Dimension Table notes
Minor Break Logic notes
Minor, Intermediate and Major Break Logic notes

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Assignments Link to retrieve
Due dates Unless the assignment specifies differently, written assignments are due in two class days for the on campus class and within a week for the Internet class. Check the week schedule to determine when the assignment was posted.
Assignments Information sheet - must be filled out and submitted
First assignment using FDs
Make up for first assignment - do only to replace a grade or if you got solution before you handed in the first assignment
Finish program
Step through program
Program to write - run for extra credit
c12toys.dat    This is the data file for the program above.
All three editing assignments must be turned in - I will drop the lowest grade of the three.
    Edit numeric data This will be started in class and finished as homework.
    Second edit numeric data
    Third edit numeric data - with signs
    Editing data assignment #4    MAKEUP assignment - not required
Math Assignment
Final total assignment
IF assignment - pick correct solutions
This is a make-up for the first math assignment or extra credit
Questions about an edit program
Questions and problems to do dealing with tables
Questions and problems dealing with break processing

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Programs to write Link to retrieve
Due dates and specifications Unless specified differently on the program, programs are due in three weeks. When a program is passed in, it should include the logic flowchart, the rough code or notes that you made prior to writing the program, a print out of the program code, a print out of the output that the program produced. For web students, the flowchart and rough code should be mailed, put under my door, or put in my box unless you have access to a scanner.
Program #1 First programming assignment with extra credit
Data file for the first programming assignment.
Program #2 Second programming assignment
Data file for the second programming assignment.
Program #3 Third programming assignment - edit program
Data file for the third programming assignment.
Program #4 Fourth programming assignment - break and tables
Data file for the fourth programming assignment.
Program #5 Fifth programming assignment - using screens

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Test Information Link to retrieve
Midsemester Exam
Due April 6th
Midsemester Exam
Take-home exam - individual work with no discussion or help from others!
5 points subtracted for every class day late! Modification: 5 extra credit points if in on due date, no point loss on April 7th, 5 pts off if passed in on Tuesday etc. Note: The max I subtract is 25 points, so passing it in beats not passing it in!
Alternative to the final exam.
Due at the Final
Alternative to the final exam
Read instructions on the exam carefully - if you have any questions, contact me!
Status sheet
Must be passed in at the final
Status sheet for the semester
If the status sheet is missing, you will lose points on the final.

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