||This course is an introduction to the COBOL language and covers the fundamentals of the COBOL language and programming techniques. Programming assignments are completed in the lab. Topics include sequential file access and report formatting.
- List the steps required by the programming process.
- Name the logic structures used in a structured program.
- Describe top-down design and top-down programming.
- Identify valid COBOL words.
- Describe the basic organization of the four COBOL divisions.
- Understand the uses of switches, accumulators, and work area fields.
- Explain how the record layout can be used to describe the related data.
- Utilize condition names.
- Differentiate among the various data categories.
- Code the SCREEN SECTION.
- Utilize control structures in coding a COBOL program.
- Explain the purpose of data validation.
- Code a CALL to a subprogram.
- Write to a report file.
- Demonstrate industry standard code development techniques.
- Draw flowcharts to demonstrate program logic.
- Design a printer spacing charts.
- Test and debug COBOL programs.
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