COBOL is one of the oldest programming languages and stands for Common Business-Oriented Language. This programming language was developed to be language based, as opposed to a mathematically based, programming language making it much easier to learn and use.
It is used in business, finance and a variety of administrative systems for businesses and governments. While COBOL might be considered a legacy application, with an estimated 200 billion lines of code still in use, COBOL is still considered the predominant language of business applications and industry.
With an understanding of COBOL, a developer will be prepared to perform routine maintenance on legacy applications and better understand how to extend these applications with newer technologies including Java or .NET.
Our COBOL courses are designed to provide the student with an in-depth understanding of COBOL programming fundamentals and gain experience using COBOL advanced functions in utilizing the new services of COBOL II, COBOL OS390, and Language Environment as they apply to application programming. Students learn the development of batch COBOL programs and the skills necessary to process business data stored in VSAM files.