Introduction To C/c++ – it218 (3 credits)

This course introduces the student to C/C++ programming. The syntax and semantics of the C/C++ programming languages are used to produce simple computer programs.

This undergraduate-level course is 9 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Structures and Classes

  • Explain the use of structures within classes.
  • Explain how classes are defined and used.


  • Explain the function and purpose of unions.

Basic Concepts of Object-Oriented Programming

  • Explain the use of objects in object oriented programming.
  • Summarize the relationship between structures, classes, and unions within object oriented programming.

C++ Programming in Review

  • Create functional C++ programs.

Understanding the Basics

  • Apply the logical aspects of programming using pseudocode.
  • Describe the integrated development environment.

Variables and Input and Output Operations

  • Use different types of variables in a C++ program.
  • Compile a C++ program to create an executable.
  • Identify input and output operations.
  • Outline the different components of a program.

Selection and Repetition Structures

  • Compose if statements, looping statements, and case statements.

Arrays and Pointers

  • Use arrays and pointers in a C++ program.

A Structured and Modular Approach to Programming

  • Identify the components and purposes of functions.
  • Pass arguments to functions.

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