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Object-Oriented Programming Certificate

The Object-Oriented Programming Certificate provides students with the opportunity to learn the fundamentals and more advanced topics of object-oriented design and programming. The certificate is designed in the way allowing the students to select one or two programming languages, among the most popular ones. The major language elements are introduced in connection with the related algorithms. The students will also learn about the major abstract data types and the efficient ways to manipulate data.



2017 - 2018

  • Curriculum

    Program Courses
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Course Subject: CSCI         Course Number:2001
    Course Title:Structure of Computer Programming I      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:Students will learn object-oriented programming using Java. In this course, students are exposed to the concepts, fundamental syntax, and the thought processes behind object-oriented programming. The basic principles of software engineering are emphasized. By doing their own Java projects, students will develop problem-solving skills and gain experience in detecting and correcting software errors. Prerequisite: CSci 1120 or CSci 1130 or CSci 1150
    Structure of Computer Programming IViewn/a4
    Course Subject: CSCI         Course Number:2002
    Course Title:Structure of Computer Programming II      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:This course continues using abstract data types and the concepts presented in CSci 2001 and introduces stacks, queues, linked lists, and trees. This course also covers advanced programming topics of recursion, sorting methods, and complexity measures. The object-oriented language Java will be used. Prerequisite: CSci 2001
    Structure of Computer Programming IIViewn/a4
    Program Electives
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Program Electives - 1 course
    Course Subject: CSCI         Course Number:1130
    Course Title:Introduction to Programming in Java or      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:This course provides an introduction to object-oriented programming using the Java programming language. Topics include data types, operators, operands, expressions, conditional statements, repetition, arrays, methods, parameter passing, and returning values. The course will cover applets, graphics and events handling. Students will be also introduced to classes, objects, and inheritance. Prerequisite: Math 1150 or higher with a grade of "C" or better.
    Introduction to Programming in Java orViewn/a4
    Course Subject: CSCI         Course Number:1150
    Course Title:Programming in C# for .NET      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:This course provides an introduction to object-oriented programming using the C# programming language. The majority of the course will be on the semantics of the C# language, a major component of Microsoft .NET development environment. Topics include: Visual Studio .NET integrated development environment, selected value and reference types, control structures, operators and expressions, methods, classes, and inheritance. Completion of this class will prepare the student for advanced topics in C#. Prerequisite: Math 1150 with a grade of "C" or better
    Programming in C# for .NETViewn/a4
    NHCC Residency and GPA
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    4 Credits must be earned at NHCC
                                   Total Credit Required12

  • Program Outcomes

    Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World, including:

    • Designing appealing and functional user interfaces.

    Intellectual and Practical Skills, including:

    • Debugging and testing computer programs.
    • Designing professional-grade object-oriented applications in Java.
    • Programming in another major computer language (optional).
    • Utilizing the standard data structures to handle and store the data associated with the applications.

  • Career Opportunities

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  • Transfer Information

    p>If you are planning on transferring to another institution, follow the guidelines available on our transfer resources web page to help you plan the process: Transfer Information

  • Degree Information

    p>Certificates may be earned for successful completion of courses in a specialized program of study with a minimum grade point average of 2.00 (C). A certificate shall include 9 to 30 semester credits. At least one-third of the total credits required for each certificate must be completed at North Hennepin Community College.


    Developmental Courses

    Some students may need preparatory course(s) in Math and/or English. Courses numbered below 1000 will not apply toward a degree.


    Equal Opportunity Employer and Disability Access Information

    North Hennepin Community College is a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and an equal opportunity employer and educator. This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 763-493-0555 or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529.

  • Accreditation

    p>North Hennepin Community College is accredited by the: Higher Learning Commission 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400 Chicago, IL 60602-2504 1-800-621-7440

Contact Information

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Educational Services Building