Explore C++ Programming Undergraduate Certificate
Obtain a solid foundation in object-oriented programming in one of the most widely used programming languages today and gain knowledge of over 12 key applications, platforms, and programming languages. Earn your C++ certificate online at Champlain College and enter this field with a credential employers will respect.
This certificate can be taken as a stand-alone program, or can be used as a stepping stone on the way to obtaining your online associate degree in software development, online bachelor's degree in software development, or online bachelor's degree in computer information systems.
Build Your Career Future
We understand how important it is for busy working adults to gain knowledge and expertise quickly, which is why our C++ certificate coursework is applicable to the workplace from day one. Whether you've already earned an undergraduate degree or you're currently pursuing your bachelor's degree, a C++ certificate is a great way to earn a credential in the field, get your resume noticed, and demonstrate proficiency in a focused area of knowledge.
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Gain New Skills with a Certificate
Computer and information technology occupations are projected to grow 12% from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all new occupations, as a result of an increased business focus on cloud computer, data collection and storage, and information security.
*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 2019
Top reasons to pursue a certificate
- Enter a new field
- Build new skills
- Gain knowledge on your way towards a degree
- Differentiate your resume
- Earn a credential
- Demonstrate proficiency in a focused area of learning
Learn more about Champlain's 100% online C++ undergraduate certificate, designed for working professionals.
Champlain's online C++ programming courses encompass the top skills needed by today's programming professionals.
From day one, students in this course are problem solving, first in terms of algorithmic design and then as early as week two via programming in the latest version of Python, using PyCharm. Students begin by writing a program to have a conversation, having strings and numbers as input, and advance, by week seven, to building a working password saver program, capable of looking up, adding (and encrypting), and storing passwords.
This course will introduce students to programming concepts, using a major industry programming language, C++. SDEV-240 covers the history of programming languages, the essentials of the C++ programming language, and how to write effective and efficient programs to solve a variety of real-world problems.
The focus of this course is to cover the robust and powerful features of C++ and Object Oriented Programming. These skills will serve as a foundation to transit to develop Client/Server, Database driven applications and simulations.
An introduction to some of the most important concepts, techniques, and structures of discrete mathematics that are necessary for software developers. It requires the use of critical thinking and reasoning procedures in working toward solutions and promotes making mathematical connections across disciplines. Topics include sets, functions, relations, Boolean algebra and matrix algebra.
MATH-125 or high-school equivalent.
This course covers practical topics as a mean to approach several topics related to data structures, from how to design computer logic to solve problems, to how to manage information storage. The working programming language for this class is C++.
In this class, students learn how to make use of the flexibility provided by the Linux operating system by learning how to program for the Linux/Unix platforms. The course dives deeper into some aspects of the Unix architecture and the Linux Shell. Students can use a variety of editors including GNU Emacs, GEdit and VI, to develop scripts using CSH, SED and BASH. The POSIX standard serves as framework for all the work developed in this course.
Graduates of the online C++ certificate program will demonstrate the following industry-specific skills, knowledge, and competencies:
- Use an integrated development environment (IDE) to write, debug and test programs.
- Recognize and incorporate programming elements such as loops, decision making, functions, variables, and object-oriented constructs into applications that solve real world problems.
- Learn about efficient data structures and algorithms and their design, analysis, implementation and application for common tasks such as searching and sorting data; algorithms will be examined using diagrams, animations, and sample C++ code.
- Extend your knowledge to Microsoft's .NET's architecture using the C++ programming language to build applications using advanced computing technologies and techniques such as LINQ, inheritance, polymorphism, exception handling, GUI design and XML.
Alumni of the Champlain College Online undergraduate certificate in C++ programming work in corporations, small businesses, government organizations, and nonprofits nationwide, including:
- Greylock Federal Credit Union
- People's United Bank
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
- U.S. Navy
- UTC Aerospace Systems
Titles our alumni hold include:
- Analytics Manager
- Control System Engineer
- Intelligence Analyst
- Manufacturing Engineer
- Sr. Financial Control Representative
- Senior Analyst
Champlain College Online's technology faculty, led by Program Director Dr. Sérgio Tenreiro de Magalhães, are expert practitioners in the field. Their industry expertise ensures that our C++ certificate curriculum is aligned with the needs of employers, and reflects the skills today’s technology professionals need for success. Classes led by our seasoned experts will give you real-world insight into the field, and create a rich community of career-focused learning.
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"I was living in Mexico during my program, and there was a major earthquake. My advisor heard about it and called me the next day to find out how I was. It's that kind of personal touch that really makes Champlain special."
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