Apr 04, 2020
DA 130 - Programming COBOL
Credit Hours: 4
The study of the high-level, business-oriented COBOL programming language. The writing, desk-checking and testing of problems and applications utilizing structured programming methodologies. The use of workstations, printers and disk for input/output operations. The complete documentation of all programs.
Upon completion, the student will be able to:
- describe the COBOL program code necessary to generate a typical business report;
- specifically list the use, syntax, and application of specific COBOL instructions typical of report programs using sequential file access on a database;
- describe the control-break logic pattern;
- list the DDS (data definition specifications) instructions required in creating a database for both physical and logical files on the academic computer system;
- list the instructions necessary to create logical files in a database system to perform selection, omission, resequencing, and the combining of multiple files;
- list the steps in the program compilation process and describe their importance;
- compile and execute programs on the academic computer system;
- interpret the diagnostic messages in a COBOL error-listing file and correct the source program using a program editor; and
- describe structured programming concepts as they relate to the COBOL programming language.
Prerequisites: DA 103