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C++ Programming Online Undergraduate Certificate Program

Format

100% Online

24/7 Access to Coursework

Semester Schedule

Two 7-Week Terms Per Semester

Three Semesters Per Year

Credit Hours Required

18*

Time Commitment

10-17 Hours Per Course Per Week

*Some courses in this certificate program may have prerequisites. Cost

Cost per Credit

$318

$250 Active Duty Military

Fees

Fast & Free Application

Apply By

Dec. 11, 2020

Classes Start

Jan. 11, 2021

Upcoming General Webinar

The Online Learning Experience 
December 8: 2:00 PM

Explore C++ Programming

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 developmentonline 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.

Fast Start Formula Career Bundle

Propel your career even further by upgrading your certificate with our Fast Start Formula Career Bundle designed to get you noticed and get you hired. Gain access to the Fast Start Formula Career Course, the Landing A Job You'll Love Ebook, live webinars with "hot seat" coaching by Executive Career Coach Jen Morris and a one-year membership to the leading job search website for remote and flexible jobs, Flex Jobs. 

Academic Excellence and Recognition

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Regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

US News & World Report Best Online Programs Bachelor's Badge 2020

Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report

Military Friendly School Badge

Designated as a Military Friendly School for our commitment to the military community

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Named the Best Private Online College by Intelligent.com

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
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Program Details

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.

Note: Some of the courses in this program are available in 15-week terms only. Please contact your advisor for details.   

Required Courses (18 Credits):

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.

Prerequisites

CMIT-135

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.

Prerequisites

SDEV-240

Students will learn the concepts, techniques, and structures of discrete mathematics necessary for the software engineer, including logic, sets, functions, relations, Boolean algebra, and combinatorics. The course also introduces the concept of mathematical proof.

Prerequisites

Complete MATH-125 with a minimum grade of B- OR complete MATH-210

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++.

Prerequisites

SDEV-340, MATH270

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.

Prerequisites

SDEV-240

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
  • Proquest
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • U.S. Navy
  • UTC Aerospace Systems
  • W-Industries 

Titles our alumni hold include:

  • Analytics Manager
  • Engineer
  • 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.

Many certificate students come to us seeking ways to get noticed at their current employers or to get hired in a new field. Given that, we are hyper focused on increasing the career mobility of our students and that's why we developed the Fast Start Formula Career Bundle, a suite of career offerings designed to help our students get noticed, get hired and land jobs they'll love.

Valued at over $1,000, the career bundle is offered to Champlain College Online certificate students for only $162 and includes: 

  • Fast Start Formula Course: The Fast Start Formula Course for getting noticed and getting hired is taught by Jen Morris, an executive career coach that we've developed a partnership with to support our students in their job search journeys. This course is online, self-paced and full of tips and tricks to land a job you'll love.
  • Live Webinars: Log-on to ask your specific job search questions, get live “hot seat” coaching and gain valuable insights from leading career coach, Jen Morris.
  • Membership to Flex Jobs (12-months): As the leading resource for finding remote and flexible work, Flex Jobs helps people find professional remote and flexible jobs in 50+ career fields, entry-level to executive, part-time to full-time, in the U.S. and around the world. Every job and company is researched for you to help you decide if you want to apply. Flex Jobs also offers great resources and tools like resume reviews and live customer support so you can land the remote or flexible job you want.
  • Landing A Job You'll Love Ebook: Download this ebook full of tips and tricks for standing out from the competition. From how to optimize your LinkedIn profile, to insider information on how recruiters work and bypassing the automated application websites, you’ll be sure to learn how rise to the top. 

Upon enrollment in a degree or certificate, your access to the Fast Start Formula Career Bundle will made available to you. 

Tuition & Costs

Continuing your education is an investment in your future. Learn more about our affordable tuition rates.

Dare to Expect More of Champlain Online

Expect Convenience

Our programs are designed for busy adults. Go to school wherever and whenever is best for you, on the device of your choice.

Expect A Career Focus

Everything you learn in our online classrooms is relevant and immediately applicable to your work.

Expect Support

Your education journey is our priority and our student support team has your back every step of the way.

Expect Superior Faculty

Learn from practitioner faculty working in the field, with real-world experience and knowledge.

Why Champlain

Rosie Smith, Bachelor's Degree in Integrated Studies

Champlain Community

"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."

Rosi Smith Bachelor's Degree in Integrated Studies
Executive Assistant & Project Coordinator, U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland

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