CPD 229 is designed as an introduction programming course. Students will develop and apply programming concepts and how to plan and create well-structured programs. They will be able to write programs using the sequence, selection, and repetition structures, as well as how to create and manipulate sequential access files, classes, strings, conditional execution, data types, functions, arrays, generic collections, and Linq. C# teaches programming concepts using a framework class oriented approach, rather than a task or command-driven approach. The .NET Framework uses a wealth of libraries for developing applications for the Windows family of operating systems. With C#, students can build small, reusable components that fit with today’s Web-based / Database driven programming applications. Students will manipulate programming components using Visual Studio’s refined and superior Integrated Development Environment. Students will use realistic cases in creating the programs that will require them to demonstrate program design, problem solving, debugging, and use of effective programming techniques that they will likely encounter in the programming job market. The prerequisite for this course is CPD 122.