Coastal Bend College introduces online course: basic programming

Take your first steps toward a career as a computer programmer! Using Just BASIC, a free and simple programming language, you'll learn how to create and work with graphical user interfaces, controls, variables, arrays, conditional logic, and loops. You'll even dig into graphics and sound as you master basic programming concepts. In each lesson, you’ll get hands-on practice as you write a working computer-game application. By the end of the course, you’ll have the skills and confidence you need to program in BASIC and design your own custom applications for home, school, or work. The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes and assignments. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback and facilitating discussions. To learn more, call Continuing Ed at (361) 362-2633 or for more information, go to www.coastalbend.edu and “Continuing Education.

High school seniors: Don’t miss your chance to talk to college experts

Preparing for college can be an intimidating task, but you don’t have to do it alone. The Coastal Bend College Cougar Connections team will visit area high schools to work with students planning to graduate this year. Experts in financial aid, student services and college admissions will be available to answer general questions about getting ready for college and questions specific to CBC. For more information about Cougar Connections, please contact Amy Gonzales at (361) 354-2581 or gonzalesa@coastalbend.edu.

Adult Education and Family Literacy Week is Sept. 13-19

Coastal Bend College will celebrate Adult Education and Family Literacy Week at CBC Lott-Canada Facility on Sept. 16 with classroom tours between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., followed by a reception at 10 a.m. The event is open to the public. For more information about adult basic education, contact Dr. Jesse DeRusse at (361) 362-6095 or visit CBC Lott-Canada Facility at , 900 W. Corpus Christi in Beeville.