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COMP 2510 - Procedural Programming in C

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This hands-on course follows on from COMP 1510 in the full-time CST Diploma. Students are introduced to the procedural programming paradigm using the C programming language. Topics include: language syntax, common coding styles and idioms and the implementation of selected data structures and algorithms in C. Successful participants will learn how to design and build modular multi-file C programs and be prepared to move on to several higher level courses. COMP 2510 Procedural Programming in C is a required course in the full-time CST Diploma before option placement. It needs to be completed prior to a number of courses in second year including COMP 3512 Object Oriented Programming in C++, and COMP 4735 Operating Systems.


COMP 1510





Fall 2017

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2017 term.

CRN 44527

Fri Sep 15 - Fri Dec 01 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 15 - Dec 01 Fri 18:00 - 21:30 BBY SE12 Rm. 320


Albert Wei

Course Outline




  1. This course is 60 hours offered as a classroom (42 hours) AND online (18 hours) format. The class meets once per week for 3.5 hours face to face and requires an additional 1.5 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.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Apply the functions in the standard C library in developing programs.
  • Manage C programs that involve multiple files.
  • Implement selected data structures and algorithms in C.
  • Identify and use control statements in C programs.
  • Identify and use functions in C programs.
  • Process arrays in C.
  • Process strings in C.
  • Explain pointers and their relation to arrays and strings.
  • Perform input/output in C.
  • Analyze and explain the behaviour of programs written in C.
  • Design and implement application programs using C.

Effective as of Winter 2012

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/Cooperative Education   Diploma

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Fall 2017

Books for Fall 2017 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

C How to Program (8th Edition)
Author Paul J. Deitel, Harvey Deitel
Publisher Pearson
Copyright 2016
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-13397-689-2
Price $230.50


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