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WAKE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

DIVISION OF COMPUTER TECHNOLOGIES
COURSE SYLLABUS
COURSE NO: CSC152
TITLE: SAS Programming
Textbook(s):
Title: SAS Certification Prep Guide Base Programming for SAS 9 Third Edition
Author: SAS Institute Inc
ISBN: 978-1-60764-924-3
Publisher: SAS Publishing, SAS Institute Inc
Software used to complete coursework: Base SAS software for Windows in the
Windowing Environment. This will be provided for use in the Lab.
Other required equipment:
Credit Hours: Three (3) Semester Hours
Pre-requisites: DMA-050, RED-090
Co-requisites: none
Course Description:
This course introduces the fundamentals of SAS programming. Emphasis is placed on
learning basic SAS commands and statements for solving a variety of data processing
applications. Upon completion, students should be able to use SAS data and procedure
steps to create SAS data sets, do statistical analysis, and general customized reports.
Course Goals:
1. Provide students with a basic knowledge of the SAS programming language.
2. Provide students with hands-on experience with the SAS language, procedures and
datasets.
3. Provide SAS proficiency in importing and exporting raw data files and from Excel
spreadsheets.
4. Provide SAS proficiency in manipulating and transforming data.
5. Provide SAS proficiency in analyzing data sets and producing descriptive statistics.
6. Provide proficiency in reading and combining SAS data sets.
7. Provide proficiency in creating basic detailed and summary SAS reports.
8. Provide proficiency in editing and debugging SAS programs.
9. Prepare students to take the SAS Base Programming for SAS 9 exam.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion, students will be able to demonstrate (through completion of
classwork and assignments):






Excellent knowledge of the SAS programming language for use with the following
tasks:
Importing and exporting raw data files
Manipulating and transforming data
Analyzing data sets and producing descriptive statistics
Reading and combing SAS data sets
Creating basic detail and summary reports using SAS procedures
Identifying and correcting data, syntax and programming logic errors

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Quiz 5 6 Program 1: Chapter 11 Creating Summary Reports Review for Midterm Chapters 8 and 9 Lab 6. Quiz 2 3 Program 1: Chapters 6 and 7 Reading SAS Data Sets Reading Spreadsheet and Database Data Chapters 5 and 11 Lab 3. Quiz 3 4 Program 1: Chapters 8 and 9 Reading Raw Data Files Manipulating Data Chapters 6 and 10 Lab 4.edu account. Accessing Data Chapters 1. WebAdvisor registration information. Tentative Schedule Note: This schedule is subject to some changes/modifications This offered as only a study guide. Students in all curriculum classes must activate and use their my. Quiz 6 7 Midterm Exam: 3/6/14 Covers Program 1 CH 1-11. Furthermore. please visit the Wake Tech student portal at my.waketech. 2 and 3 Introduction to SAS.to be used for all e-mail correspondence with instructors and college officials. Book CH 1-13 8 Program 2: Chapters 1. 2 and 3 Controlling Input and Output Summarizing Data 1 Lab 1. Unit Coursework/Lecture Slides Textbook Reference/ Assignments Program 1: Chapters 1. Quiz 7 . you may choose to re-direct your e-mail to another account of your choosing. Please be advised that Wake Tech will only send e-mail to your Wake Tech e-mail account. 2 and 3 2 Program 1: Chapters 4 and 5 Producing Detailed Reports Formatting Data Values Chapters 4 and 7 Lab 2. The pace of each class differs according to the instructional needs of the students in the class.waketech. You must wait 24 hours after activating your my. SAS Programs.edu account before you can activate your e-mail account. Note** A Final Project may be assigned in lieu of a Final Exam. Some information such as instructor to student correspondence. Quiz 4 5 Program 1: Chapter 10 Combining Data Sets Chapters 12 and 13 Lab 5. and financial aid information will ONLY be e-mailed from Wake Tech to your official e-mail account.waketech.edu and click on Support. Once you have activated your e-mail account. college officials and instructors may decline to accept e-mail from accounts other than the college-issued my. For more information about your Wake Tech-provided e-mail account.edu account.waketech. Quiz 1 Chapters 19 and 20 Lab 7.

Quiz 10 12 Program 2: Chapters 8 and 9 Restructuring a Data Set Combining Data Sets Chapters 12 and 18 Lab 11. 2. 6. Quiz 9 Data Transformations 11 Program 2: Chapter 7 Generating Data with DO Loops. Quiz 11 13 Program 2: Chapters 10 and 11 Creating/Maintaining Permanent Formats Other SAS Languages Chapters 7 and 21 Lab 12.. Excel and Variables Practice Tests 1 and 2 15 Review Program: Chapter 5. and 7 Manipulating Data. To determine eligibility. or learning disability. Raw Data. 3 and 4 Data Sets.Wake Technical Community College All Rights Reserved .9 10 Program 2: Chapters 4 and 6 Reading Raw Data Files Debugging Techniques Chapters 16 and 17 Lab 8. Quiz 8 Program 2: Chapter 5 Chapters 13 and 18 Lab 9. Quiz 12 14 Review Program: Chapters 1. psychological. contact the office at 108-S Holding Hall or call 919-866-5500 Copyright . Processing Variables with Arrays Chapters 14 and 15 Lab 10. Creating Reports Practice Tests 3 and 4 Disability Support Services (DSS) is available for students who require academic accommodations due to any physical.