Mar 21, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

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.

Course Outcomes
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
F/S (N)