Students Will Learn:
- Data Types, Storage Classes, & Scope
- Pointers, Arrays, and Dynamic Allocation
- Compiler Directives, Preprocessor, and Macros
- Operators and Expressions
- Functions and C Runtime Library
- Structures and Unions
Course Description: This hands on C programming course provides a comprehensive introduction to the ANSI C language, emphasizing portability and structured design. Students are introduced to all major language elements including fundamental data types, flow control, and standard function libraries. Thorough treatment is given to the topics of string and character manipulation, dynamic memory allocation, standard I/O, macro definition, and the C runtime library. The course explains the use of aggregate structures, unions, and pointers early on so the students can practice extensively in the hands on labs. Structured programming constructs and varargs functions are also covered. Emphasis is given to the processing of command line arguments and environment variables so students will be able to write flexible, user-friendly programs. The course also includes coverage of portability tips drawn from experienced programmers working in production environments. Comprehensive hands on exercises are integrated throughout to reinforce learning and develop real competency.
Course Prerequisites: Understanding of fundamental programming concepts.
Follow-up Course: C++ Programming for C Programmers
C Programming Course Overview:
|Overview of C
||Compiler Directives and the
|Fundamental Data Types,
Storage Classes, and Scope
||Pointers and Dynamic Allocation
|Basic Formatted I/O
|Operators and Expressions
||Flow Control Constructs
|Advanced Structures and Unions
||C Runtime Library Standard
|Strings and Character Manipulation
||Accessing Command Line Arguments
and Environment Symbols
||Advanced Programming Consideration
"I enjoyed the class way more than I enjoyed trying to figure out C on my own."
D.S., Stora Enso
"Excellent course nice combination of labs and instruction."