Intro to Computer Science

MICRODEGREE ( 3-6 MONTHS PART-TIME )



This introductory course explores the fundamental knowledge that forms the basis of computational problem solving. It introduces the learner to programming and builds their skills through a challenging yet inviting set of tasks.  

 Accredited by

The Computer Science Association of South Africa is a professional body formed in partnership with Google to promote, protect, and advance Computer Science and software development education in the country.


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 Difficulty
 Beginner

This course is designed for students with no prior programming experience.



Course Overview


Technologies

Thank you for choosing the Intro to Computer Science in Delphi MicroDegree. This course has been developed in collaboration with the CSTASA and the Google Computer Science for High School (CS4HS) initiative and intends to deliver a thorough foundation to the core concepts and principles in computer science and computational thinking. Learn computational thinking in Delphi to kickstart your journey as a software developer. In this course you will be given a historical theoretical background of introductory computer science and software development concepts, forthwith you will use this knowledge to develop computer programs in Delphi.





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Daily feedback on your code from an expert mentor




24/7 online chat with your mentor


Weekly 1:1 mentorship call


Post graduation career support


Full access to tailored course content and coding exercises


On-boarding guidance call with an expert mentor to check you're on the right course


Certificate and professional reference on completion



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Course syllabus




Our courses are designed to help you learn programming skills through practice. Here are the practical projects you'll complete with the help of a mentor as part of this course:


1


Introduction to Computer Science

A historical introduction to computer science and modern day computing.

2


Introduction to computational thinking

​An introduction to computational thinking and how it can be used together with computer science to solve real world problems.

3


Introduction to Delphi

An introduction to the Delphi programming language and the Delphi IDE user interface.

4


Algorithm Design Part 1

A basic introduction to the concept of algorithm design.

5


Algorithm Design Part 2

Converting designed algorithms into coded solutions.

6


Introduction to pattern recognition

Writing of Delphi code for solving pattern recognition based problems.

7


Textfiles

Creating, reading and writing data into textfiles.

8


Arrays

Introduction to arrays and performing array based operations in Delphi.

9


Abstraction and sorting

Abstracting and sorting data

10


Decomposition

Methods for breaking down of complex problems into smaller parts.

11


Recursion

​Introduction to the concept of recursion and applying itto solving problems in Delphi.

12


Object Oriented Programing

Introduction to Object Oriented Programming.

1. Introduction to Computer Science

A historical introduction to computer science and modern day computing.

2. Introduction to computational thinking

​An introduction to computational thinking and how it can be used together with computer science to solve real world problems.

3. Introduction to Delphi

An introduction to the Delphi programming language and the Delphi IDE user interface.

4. Algorithm Design Part 1

A basic introduction to the concept of algorithm design.

5. Algorithm Design Part 2

Converting designed algorithms into coded solutions.

6. Introduction to pattern recognition

Writing of Delphi code for solving pattern recognition based problems.

7. Textfiles

Creating, reading and writing data into textfiles.

8. Arrays

Introduction to arrays and performing array based operations in Delphi.

9. Abstraction and sorting

Abstracting and sorting data

10. Decomposition

Methods for breaking down of complex problems into smaller parts.

11. Recursion

​Introduction to the concept of recursion and applying itto solving problems in Delphi.

12. Object Oriented Programing

Introduction to Object Oriented Programming.







Students Reviews




Why Take This Course?



Computer science isn’t only for those that want to be programmers. This course teaches you how to think logically, through powerful methods like decomposition and abstraction. It develops problem solving skills that you can apply outside of the context of technology. You also learn the valuable skill of programming, which is becoming more important in the technological economy we’re in.

As much as non-technical people can benefit from this course, this doesn’t diminish its value to aspiring computer scientists. You will be challenged, and learn the fundamentals on which your future studies will be grounded in. A vital course to take.





1-on-1 mentor support for the duration of your course support, including live chat and code marking within 6 hours of assignment submission

Access to all course content , including hundreds of programming exercises and explanatory documents

Verified certificate on course completion, including post-course career support
A MicroDegree is a innovative new concept which goes beyond simply taking an online course. This certification is designed to get you the skills that employers believe are integral to get a job in software development. It focuses on learning by doing, and is typically comprised of 8 to 15 practical programming projects with hundreds of additional programming exercises and course content to support the skills needed to complete these projects.

All our MicroDegrees connect you with a 1:1 mentor, to which your practical programming projects are submitted for feedback. Your mentor works with you in real time to improve your code, solve programming exercises, and craft your learning path to match your intended career. Mentor support is available 24/7 online with face-to-face support offered in selected areas.





Prerequisites and Requirements


General

- Motivation and dedication to learn, and apply your mind to more complex tasks in programming.

- Proficiency in both written and spoken English

Technical Proficiencies

- Basic computer skills, such as sending emails, file navigation, saving files and opening files. 

- Note that this MicroDegree is suitable for beginner-level programmers, since it covers introductory content for each concept. 

Equipment and Technologies

-Access to a computer and a broadband internet connection *

-A machine that meets the technical requirements to run Delphi. Please see: https://www.embarcadero.com/products/delphi/downloads . More information on the installation of Delphi will be given in the course. 

-An email address where course content and other important course information can be delivered.

*The use of Dropbox means you’re not required to be always online while taking this MicroDegree. Even if you don’t have internet - perhaps due to some loadshedding - you can still access your Dropbox folder and continue to edit/update files. As soon as you have internet again, your Dropbox will sync with your trainer and he or she will see your changes. Dropbox and our own website is also available on everything from Blackberry to Apple tablets - so you will be able to learn while on the move.





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Course Leads






Riaz
Moola

Course Director


Yazeed
Peters

Careers Consultant


Masood
Gool

Lead Mentor


Sobane
Motlomelo

Assistant Mentor


Jared
Ping

Assistant Mentor



Andrea Smith

+27 21 409 7880



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