Murach's Visual Basic 2010
by Anne Boehm
25 chapters, 835 pages, 358 illustrations
Computer Science 205 is the third semester course in Visual Studio programming using Visual Basic. This course is designed for students who have been successful in the Computer Science 105 & 106 courses or the equivalent. In this class, I want you to become familiar with the use of the more advanced features and capabilities of Visual Basic so that you can further your skills. A good deal of emphasis this semester will be placed upon the creation of Windows programs that manage databases such as MS ACCESS and SQL Server. We will use SQL Server Express in order to demonstrate how to solve real-world database problems with today’s technology.
This class is definitely not recommended for first-time programmers.
How to Contact Me...
The easiest and most reliable way to contact me is through e-mail. That way, I can respond to you from home and on week-ends. I do not recommend that you leave voice-mail at my office.
Your final grade in my class will be based on the total number of points you earn. I plan to give you 3 projects to complete outside of class. The grade which you earn will be based upon the total amount of points you receive on the in-class activities, quizzes, projects, and exams. Grading will be based upon the following criteria:
The total possible points in the course will be approximately as follows:
Tests 180 (2 exams @ 90)
Projects 90 (3 projects @ 30)
Quizzes 150 (Approx. 5 @ 30)
I will be available after class to help you or give you extra time to work. It is always possible to meet before class if you arrange that with me ahead of time.
Accommodations for Disabilities
It is possible to take a make-up exam or quiz during the semester (EXCLUDING THE FINAL) if the exam is missed due to illness or other emergency. Please contact me right away if you cannot attend class when we are having an exam so I can help you with the best solution for your situation.
Student Code of Conduct/Civility/Cell Phones/Internet Use
You are encouraged to work with other students in the class, but all work that you turn in for grading must be your own. Taking credit for another students work is plagiarism and is a violation of SCC academic policy. You will be reported for academic dishonesty. Don't let this happen to you! Remember, all work that you turn in for grading must be your original work.
Specific Student Learning Outcomes
Student will use algorithms to solve programming problems.
Student will apply advanced programming techniques and object oriented programming.
The Rancho Santiago Community College District is happy to provide reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. It is your responsibility to inform me if you have such needs.