Common Business Orientation Language
COBOL ( stands for Common Business Orientation Language) is a high-level language used for developing business applications. COBOL was developed in 1959 and since then it has been the business language of choice.
As many COBOL experienced programmers are retiring, other moving into non-development role like management. This creates a biggiest opportunity for students to learn COBOL in order to develop new application to support existing COBOL programs and to support with application mordinasation.
About the Course
Level: 5 Credits : 10
- Individuals with matric maths ( D symbol )
- Graduates who have done it and are interested in the COBOL programming world like to change who have done it and would like to change their careers.
- Employees who are interested in COBOL programming.
- Understanding what a computer is and its components.
- Full understanding of how the computer operates and works.
- Differentiate between batch and online programme.
- Be able to design a computer program using tools such as flowcharts and Nassi- Shneiderman charts.
- Understanding of the COBOL programme structure.
- COBOL statements such as MOVE, ADD have a good knowledge of SUBSTRACT, DIVIDE, etc.
- Be able to write a structured computer programme using COBOL as a procedural.
- Be able to debut and test COBOL programme.
- Good understanding of what is a JCL and be able to execute batch programmes using JCL.