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COMP 2510 - Procedural Programming

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This hands-on course follows on from COMP 1510. This course covers the fundamental concepts of design, development, testing, and debugging intermediate-level programs in a procedural language. Topics include language syntax, data abstraction and encapsulation, error handling, graphical user interfaces, and the implementation of selected data structures and algorithms.


COMP 1510





Winter 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 85274

Sat Jan 12 - Sat Mar 30 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 12 - Mar 30 Sat 13:00 - 16:00 DTC Rm. 890
Jan 12 - Mar 30 Online


Albert Wei

Course Outline




  1. IMPORTANT INFO: This course is 60 hours offered as a classroom (36 hours) AND online (24 hours) format. The class meets once per week for 3 hours face to face and requires an additional 2 hour per week online. Reading, home work and assignments may require an additional 5+ hours per week outside of class. The average total commitment for this course is 6-8 hours each week. Due to the substantial time required on labs and assignments, students are advised not to take any other programming language courses simultaneously. Class will be in session February 16 (Family Day).

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Apply the properties of good procedural software design including encapsulation, information hiding, and functional decomposition to create easily extensible systems in the context of intermediate-level programs.
  • Decompose a program into multiple modules with well defined interfaces.
  • Analyze and explain behaviour of intermediate-level programs involving procedural programming constructs including encapsulation, information hiding, and functional decomposition.
  • Write programs using file processing to read and write textual or binary data.
  • Manage dynamic memory.
  • Design, implement, debug and test intermediate-level procedural programs in a modern high-level procedural programming language.
  • Develop recursive functions and compare recursion to iteration.
  • Use pointers to implement data structures and explain their relation to arrays and strings.
  • Implement data structures and basic algorithms including linked lists, binary search trees, insertion sort, selection sort & binary search.

Effective as of Winter 2019

Related Programs

COMP 2510 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Software Development (ASD)
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Computer Systems
    Part-time   Certificate
  3. Computer Systems Technology
    Full-time   Diploma

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Winter 2019

Books for Winter 2019 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore

If you are taking this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore.

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C Primer Plus
Author Prata
Publisher Sams
Copyright 2014
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-32192-842-9
Price $64.95


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