Blinn College computer science course offers a comprehensive introduction to computer programming

COSC 1436: Programming Fundamentals I is available on the Brenham and Bryan campuses this Fall

Computer Science

August 14, 2017

Computer science and technology majors interested in learning the basics of computer programming can develop a strong foundation with Blinn College’s COSC 1436: Programming Fundamentals I this Fall.

Programming Fundamentals I is available on the Brenham and Bryan campuses, and introduces students to the fundamental concepts of structured programming. The course provides a comprehensive introduction to programming for computer science and technology majors, and topics include software development methodology, data types, control structures, functions, arrays, and the mechanics of running, testing, and debugging. The course does assume computer literacy.

Programming Fundamentals I teaches students to design OOL (object oriented language) programs within a graphic user interface environment, a necessary skill for today’s programs.

“I always suggest to high school students that they take these fundamental courses at Blinn College because we offer small class sizes and I can provide more one-on-one instruction than they can receive elsewhere,” said Computer Science Professor John Town.

Blinn’s academic transfer rate regularly ranks among the highest in the state and the nation. According to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), Blinn’s academic transfer rate of 34.2 percent ranks second in the state and exceeds the statewide average of 21.1 percent.

THECB data shows that Blinn students who take 30 credit hours during the 2017-18 school year will save $3,717, approximately 42 percent, in tuition and fees compared to state residents at the average Texas public university.

Blinn’s Fall semester begins Monday, Aug. 28. To register, visit

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