Information Technology

Programming for the Non-Programmer

Course Code: 01-05-T924

This class teaches you the basics of programming and provides you with an understanding of the programmer’s role. The class format includes lecture, hands-on exercises, and real-world examples.

Finding agile solutions and delivering technology projects can be difficult. It can be especially difficult for a non-IT professional to understand how different technological elements work together. This is the recommended second class of the Technical Solutions Delivery Certificate. This certificate provides you with an overview of the programs and systems commonly used in projects so that you can communicate and collaborate effectively with your project team.

Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Define programming and its overall role.
  • Understand decision structures and how they work.
  • Identify the structure and use of looping.
  • Recognize the importance of testing.
  • Determine and identify the importance of clear and effective communication.

Prerequisite: You should be familiar with using personal computers, the mouse, and keyboard. You should be able to use Windows to launch and close programs, navigate to information stored on the computer, and manage files and folders.

Intended Audience: This course is appropriate for anyone, but it is especially ideal for communications professionals engaged in project planning. It equips non-IT professionals with a basic understanding of the IT world.