This course introduces the student to the basics of Perl, a powerful object-oriented scripting language used extensively with UNIX, Linux, Win32 and the Internet as it is open source software. It is a high-level 'interpreted' programming language. The students should be able to design and develop the programs which are highliy portable to any platform. The course introduces students to the basic programming structures namely sequence, selection, iteration, text processing with regular expressions, arrays, subroutines, packages of modules and objects. This course is offered through OntarioLearn by the host college, Durham college.