Introduction to Programming

Introduction to Programming

Introduction to Programming

Take your first steps toward a career as a computer programmer in this online, self-paced course – Introduction to Programming! In this course, you’ll learn to use Just BASIC, a free Windows programming language, to create stand-alone applications for professional or personal use. Get hands-on practice writing applications containing GUIs, sound, and graphics.

For many people, the prospect of learning how to become a computer programmer is more than a little scary. Fortunately, you’ll soon learn that you don’t have to be a computer genius to learn how to program. You’ll begin by going through a brief history of the evolution of computer programming. The lesson will cover some basic programming concepts and terms and will then zero in specifically on Just BASIC, the programming language that you’ll use throughout the course. You’ll then download and install Just BASIC, and at the conclusion of the lesson, you’ll create and execute your first Just BASIC program!

Even if you’ve never programmed before, you’ll find it easy to follow the step-by-step instructions in each lesson. By the end of the course, you’ll have the skills and confidence you need to program in BASIC and design your own custom applications for home, school, or work.


Lesson 1 – Getting Started With Just BASIC
Lesson 2 – Creating Programs With Just Basic
Lesson 3 – Creating Windows for Graphical User Interfaces
Lesson 4 – Adding Controls to Windows
Lesson 5 – Working With Controls and FreeForm-J
Lesson 6 – Working With Variables and Arrays
Lesson 7 – Making Decisions With Conditional Logic
Lesson 8 – Using Loops to Process Data
Lesson 9 – Functions and Subroutines
Lesson 10 – Working With Text Files
Lesson 11 – Working With Sound and Graphics
Lesson 12 – Debugging Your Applications

This program is being delivered by our partner Ed2go. Please click the blue ‘Enrol here’ button to see more information, dates, time, pricing and to enrol.

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Course information

  • 6 Weeks Access
  • Courses commencing monthly
  • Hardware Requirements: This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.