Programming: Logic, Design and Implementation (CIS120/17)

Weekly Schedule

If when I return an assignment you do not get a grade it means that you have to go over the assignment and fix and resubmit. Remember, all assignments including inclass assignments must be done by everyone. There is no makeup on quizzes and tests.

David Bourgeois is the SI/tutor for this class. You can reach him at for online tutoring or to set up an appointment.

The plan is for Dave to be available from 4:00 to 6:00 in K building Tuesday and Thursday for now. This may change as the semester progresses and students indicate other preferences. Contact him or ask at the help desk.

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Schedule by week or unit Information to cover
Please note that the first assignment is at the bottom of the list posted here. You should do the work in order! I may add to the weekly schedule during the course of the week, so please check back multiple times. Please keep copies of all work you submit until you receive your final grade at the end of the semester.
Remember that I tape all my classes and capture notes on the Smartboard in the spring and fall. The recordings (audio) and the Smartboard are available for summer students to use under Audio and Smartboard.
Unit #6 Check with Dave for his availability.
If you have the optional textbook, I recommend reading chapter #2 and #3 that focus on logic. This information is a good supplement to the examples in my notes.
Here is some information on flowcharting and pseudocode:
Basic video
Here is some Smartboard notes and accompanying audio.
Loops(10/3/17 11:00) Accompanying audio
Loops(10/3/17 12:30) Accompanying audio
Loops (10/3/17 11:00) Accompanying Smartboard presentation
Loops (10/3/17 12:30) Accompanying Smartboard presentation
Logic PowerPoint assignment
Quick Quiz #2.
Check back to see if I add something to this unit.
Unit #5 Check with Dave for his availability. Remember there are 15 units and only 11 weeks including the week for the finals so you need to do multiple units many weeks.
We went over SQL last unit. Here are some examples you may find helpful:
Some SQL examples Let me know if you find a typo.
This unit, we will go over some of the principles from the readings above and start looking at logic. We will work on the practice exercise below.
Practice exercise:
Practice exercise
Practice continued
Presentation on using pseudocode to play computer
    Separate speaker notes to accompany presentation on using pseudocode to play computer
For help on if statements, look at this presentation:
Presentation on logical if structures
    Separate speaker notes to accompany presentation on logical if structures
Please look at this PowerPoint on loops and repetition:
Presentation on structure (focus on loops)
    Separate speaker notes to accompany presentation structure (focus on loops)
The notes are from the Fall of 2017 since I was out sick during some of the period in the spring of 2018. There are some notes for spring 2018 that you can look at, but they are not as complete. Note that there were two classes in the Fall, one at 11 and one at 12:s0. You can pick one to follow or check out both.
First the Smartboard:
Logic(9/26/17 11:00) Accompanying audio
Logic (9/26/17 12:30) Accompanying audio
Decisions(9/28/17 11:00) Accompanying audio
Decisions(9/28/17 12:30) Accompanying audio
Then the audio:
Logic (9/26/17 11:00) Accompanying Smartboard presentation
Logic (9/26/17 12:30) Accompanying Smartboard presentation
Decisions (9/28/17 11:00) Accompanying Smartboard presentation
Decisions (9/28/17 12:30) Accompanying Smartboard presentation
Finally, we will start looking at logic and will work on the practice exercise below.
Check back!
Logic assignment
logic exercise Follow the logic flowchart and process the input, then tell me the output. Show the answers for the first four and then you can just show the messages.
Unit #4 Check with Dave for his availability.
This unit we will look at the SQL, I need you to to over the presentation, and look at the database and the examples.
Here is a presentation and the database I modified to go with it.
An explanation of basic SQL
Accompany database with SQL queries
Some SQL examples Let me know if you find a typo.
Here are some outside references.
Introduction to SQL
W3Schools on SQL
Here is the Smartboard and audio from the Fall 2017 semester when I covered SQL (I was out with the flu in the spring).
Smartboard on SQL from Sept 21, 2017
Audio on SQL from Sept 21, 2017
It is time for Enrollment Verification and I have to verify you are in the class. If you have not passed in work or the email a week verifying you are in the class, then you need to contact me now to make sure you are not withdrawn from the class.
Reading - there is not a required text but there is reading that will add to your knowledge base and that is required:
If you bought the optional text, read chapter 1 (you might note that at Amazon much of the first chapter is available for Just Enough Programming Logic and Design in the Look inside feature). Might help you decide about the book.
Please read the following especially if you do not have the book.
Compiler definition
Compiler vs interpreter
Types of software
Memory and RAM
Programming Process
Examples: Pseudocode and Flowcharts
Pseudocode and Flowcharts
Data types
Syntax and logic errors
I also want to include some information on skills, so please listen to this video and read this handout about note taking.
Note taking video
Cornell method of note taking is the specific one to read. I also suggest checking out the other links on this page.
Database assignment to query with SQL:
You need to send me the database and a list of the SQL queries (text version so I would use notepad) you wrote so that if the queries get "Microsoft fixed" I can see what you wrote. Remember, the queries have to all be done in SQL. This is not a group project. It needs to be done individually.
Softskills database to query with SQL
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Unit #3 Dave Bourgeois is the SI/Tutor for this course and can be reached if you have questions or want to set up a meeting. His email is posted above. Obviously you can sent questions to me as well!
Directions for downloading Access are located under Notes and Handouts. Using Office 365 to download the suite is probably the easiest approach.
Here are some articles you can read if you want support in working with Access. Many go beyond what we are doing in class. They are a resource you can choose to use.
Create a table
Create a query
Create a table from Microsoft
Create a table (uses older version of Access)
Create a query (uses older version of Access)
There are no audio or Smartboard notes since this was done in the Spring during class time.
This project was given as a group assignment in the Spring but because you can pace yourself in the summer, it is an individual project.
Note: On the flowcharts in the assignment, sometimes the word Technology is cut off and you see Course instead of Course Technology.
DB assignment
DB assignment (html version)
Answer sheet for project
Book Database to use in answering questions (Access2016, 2013)
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Unit #2 You will need your user name and password to log into cisweb, so if you do not have it, please let me know.
More about soft skills - please read
We will also start looking at Microsoft Access 2016 this week. If you would like a copy for your computer you could choose to download Microsoft Access 2016 from Office 365.
Access 2016 using Office 365
Please do not change any of the passwords we have given you. I need to be able to get to your site as does the IT staff if there is a problem.
Last semester, several students asked about words for different colors. Here is a link:
Color Names
Uploading to the Web: In my notes I talk about Things have changed and you should now use
We will look at login to cisweb this unit so check the notes on the Smartboard and the accompanying audio as well as the notes below.
To load things up on the Internet, we use WINSCP. Please read the WINSCP and cisweb information: (note that in my examples I use as the host, we are now using as the host although the old one is still supported).
Here is information about using cisweb and WINSCP at BCC
Talks more specifically about portfolio We will be looking at making a portfolio later in the semester.
If you want to download WINSCP at home, you can find it at this address.
A variety of information on creating an Access 2016 database. Note that Access 2013 is almost the same so I have included notes for that as well.
The databases we created in class a previous semester are shown below so you can take a look:
Created in 11:00 previous year (student.accdb)
Created in 12:30 previous year (studb.accdb)
I suggest you look at the notes in this presentation and try to create the table following the steps. Presentation on creating an Access 2016 database and table
Access2013 example and explanation:
Sample Access 2013 database Note there is an accompanying Smartboard explaining this database under presentations
Access 2013 example explanation - database is under examples
Other examples are at my site under Examples and under presentations.
Links to Smartboard and audio notes from Spring 2018.
Uploading HTML & intro Access (1/30/18 11:00) Accompanying audio
Uploading HTML & intro Access (1/30/18 11:00) Accompanying Smartboard presentation
Access and queries (2/1/18 11:00) Accompanying audio
Access and queries (2/1/18 11:00) Accompanying Smartboard presentation
There will be more notes under Unit #3
Assignment #1: Upload your web page introducing yourself to the cisweb server and send me the address. Extra credit if you experiment with linking and try links that involve subfolders going back and forth and a link to an outside page.
Assignment #2: Quick Quiz #1 The quiz must be passed in before you move on to Unit #3.
Assignment #3: Access Database Assignment on BCC College ResourcesThis assignment must be done with the user interface we have looked at in class, it should not be done with SQL - next units assignment will deal with SQL.
Resources for database data: I am attaching a list of the resources that I found that you can use in preparing your database.
Notes on College Resources - some things to help as you put data in the database Note that I did not find something for all fields - it is acceptable to leave some data blank but you should find some data on your own as well.
Check back!
Hopefully everyone has found my website and seen the assignments. Some of you may be having a late start. There is a lot of material especially if you started a few days late. So, you can try to get unit 1 and unit 2 done during the first two weeks and then you can do unit 3 the third week. There are a few weeks that are a little lighter later in the semester so you can get caught up. However, you may find it helpful to at least look at unit #3 for help with Access. There are notes there from external sources.
Unit #1 Lots of information in this unit!
There are more weeks in the spring/fall semesters than in the summer. So instead of weeks I use units. Each student must complete all the units so some weeks you will need to do two units or get ahead and do three units. I will post the units so that you have that flexibility. Please check back several times during the week because I may add information. If you are just starting as a CIS major, I recommend that you double check your fall schedule with me.
You have gotten or will be getting invitations and login information in the next few weeks at your BCC email acount. Please be sure to check for them.
If you go to audio and Smartboard you will find these recordings and captured Smartboard notes that should help you with the assignment. I took these from Spring 2018, you could also take them from Fall 2017 etc. Since they are separate, you need to work on a way to figure out when to move to the next page in the Smartboard notes.
First day and intro to HTML (1/23/18 11:00) Accompanying audio
First day and intro to HTML (1/23/18 11:00) Accompanying Smartboard presentation
Continuing HTML (1/25/18 11:00) Accompanying audio
First day and intro to HTML (1/23/18 11:00) Accompanying Smartboard presentation
Continuing HTML (1/25/18 11:00) Accompanying Smartboard presentation
We will start looking at HTML/HTML5 to develop a web page. Please look at the samples under Examples.
We will start looking at HTML/HTML5 to develop a web page. Please look at the samples under Examples. We will start to look at them .
These are the pages you need to go over and understand:
There is an HTML presentation that also looks at writing code with HTML. It is under presentations and it is zipped.
Note that it does not use examples with the optional DOCTYPE on the first line.
Zipped version of Introduction to HTML
A great reference for writing HTML is W3Schools
Note that I will not always repeat the address here in the week of - I will just point you to where it can be found.
Please note that this class used to be CIS17 and some of the handouts will say CIS17, that is why I refer to the class as CIS120/CIS17.
Remember that the CSS (College Success Strategies) skills are embedded in this course. For example time management and learning style readings will help you to write the web page introducing yourself and telling me how you are going to handle your time and use your knowledge about learning styles to be successful in this course. If you complete this course, you do not have to take the College Success Strategies course.
For us there are two definitions of CSS - one is the College Success Strategies and one is Cascading Style Sheets.
Here are some links where you can find information on HTML and CSS:
I frequently search with the word "tutorial" and the subject when I want basic information.
Cascading Style Sheets:
Remember that to see the code you wrote, right click and view source. I used Firefox to make my examples.
A member of the last class found this article interesting:
Improve your time management
Presentation going over first few HTML examples I created it to send to some students who were having trouble with HTML.
The subject line on the email should say the unit and which assignment it is. Only one assignment per email.
Suggested home work tracker
There is also an Assignment Summary (look under Weekly Schedule in the menu on the left).
We will be looking at soft skills later in the semester and as a foundation for that, I want you to take this survey:
Unit #1 Assignment #1 is a check off for doing the survey.
Send me an email letting me know you have taken it.
Unit #1 Assignment #2 is to create the HTML page described below.
HTML page to introduce yourself (needs to include CSS)
I should clarify that you should use a lot of the HTML in the examples so you should use things like lists, tables, images, CSS etc to get the best grade. If you use extra HTML that you research and use to create the page you need to explain the commands for extra credit.
Also extra credit for having more than one page and linking them.
Email me if you have questions!

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