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2016-2017 Course Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

C++ Developer


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The purpose of the C# Developer Certificate is to provide the student with the knowledge of how to design, write and execute computer programs to solve specific business problems.

The C++ Developer Certificate has two main goals. The first goal is providing students with an understanding of the theories, concepts, and techniques required to work as a C++ language developer in the technology industry. The second goal is providing the technology industry with skilled professionals. C++ has been one of the main languages with developers, and has solved numerous industry challenges. It is also one of the primary languages that drives today’s mobile experience. C++ also very useful for client side development on the two most popular mobile platforms (Android and iOS) and the two most popular desktop platforms (Windows and Mac OS X). Completion of the coursework will provide the students with a foundation in the key components in the development environment, including a basic understanding of databases. The certificate is intended to be completed within one year and prepare students for an internship or entry-level programming position.

Locations: Ankeny

Students start any semester.

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.

Graduation Requirements

To earn a C++ Developer certificate, a student must complete all required coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Semester 2


Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 18


Fixed Costs


Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$147.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs


Costs Semester 1 Semester 2
Books $600 $600

Approximate total for program: $3,846*

*Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?


A computer programmer goes through the process of designing, writing, testing, debugging and maintaining the source code of computer programs. The computer programmer also designs a graphical user interface (GUI) to make the software easier for non-technical users to use through easy, point-and-click menu options.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?


  • Meet deadlines and handle pressure.
  • Think in a sequential order.
  • Use math skills in program design and application of accounting principles.
  • Create factual data from abstract concepts.
  • Communicate program design orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently both as an individual and in a team environment.
  • Concentrate for long periods of time.

What Else Should I Consider about this Program or Career Choice?


Programming: The median annual wage for computer programmers was $77,550 in May 2014. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $42,850, and the top 10 percent earned more than $117,890. Most computer programmers have a bachelor’s degree; however, some employers hire workers with an associate’s degree. Salary information source US Bureau of Labor Statistics http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-programmers.htm

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