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Business Division
The Programming in C++ Certificate prepares students for a career in computer programming. The certificate offers a balanced set of classes that provides students the skills to create business-oriented applications in C++, maintain a Microsoft Access database, and learn the tools and techniques required of a systems analyst. Emphasis is placed on object-oriented programming techniques, creating database tables, forms, reports and queries, and implementing a computer system using the system development life cycle methodology. Students will demonstrate the ability to create business applications, write effective program documentation, demonstrate program troubleshooting skills, and build a computer system using the steps of the system development life cycle. Career opportunities after the completion of this certificate include programmer and systems analyst.

Required Courses

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      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
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  • Programming In C++

    Business Division
    The Programming in C++ Certificate prepares students for a career in computer programming. The certificate offers a balanced set of classes that provides students the skills to create business-oriented applications in C++, maintain a Microsoft Access database, and learn the tools and techniques required of a systems analyst. Emphasis is placed on object-oriented programming techniques, creating database tables, forms, reports and queries, and implementing a computer system using the system development life cycle methodology. Students will demonstrate the ability to create business applications, write effective program documentation, demonstrate program troubleshooting skills, and build a computer system using the steps of the system development life cycle. Career opportunities after the completion of this certificate include programmer and systems analyst.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    CISB 11Computer Information Systems3.5
    CISD 11Database Management - Microsoft Access3
    CISD 11LDatabase Management - Microsoft Access Laboratory0.5
    CISM 11Systems Analysis and Design3.5
    CISN 21Windows Operating System3
    CISP 31Programming in C++3
    CISP 31LProgramming in C++ Laboratory0.5
    CISP 34Advanced C++ Programming3
    CISP 34LAdvanced C++ Programming Laboratory0.5
    Total Units20.5

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