The ObjectOriented Programming Certificate provides students with the opportunity to learn the fundamentals and more advanced topics of objectoriented 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.



2021 - 2022

  • Curriculum

    Program Courses
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Course Subject: CSCI         Course Number:2001
    Course Title:Object Oriented Programming (CS1)      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:Students will learn object-oriented programming while creating algorithms.The basic principles of software engineering are emphasized. By doing their own Java projects, students will developproblem-solving skills and gain experience in detecting and correcting software errors.Procedures, recursion, and iteration will be presented in the development of algorithms. Inheritance and polymorphism are studied. The use of abstraction will be emphasized throughout the course.
    Object Oriented Programming (CS1)View-CSCI 2001n/a4
    Course Subject: CSCI         Course Number:2002
    Course Title:Data Structures and Algorithms (CS2)      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. This is an object-oriented programming course.
    Data Structures and Algorithms (CS2)View-CSCI 2002n/a4
    Program Electives
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Program Electives - 1 course
    Course Subject: CSCI         Course Number:1130
    Course Title:Introduction to Programming in Java (CS0)      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:This course provides an introduction to the Java programming language and its foundational topics. In this course students will explore fundamental programming and computing concepts with a focus on problem solving, algorithm development and implementation. Topics included are: data types and memory concepts, arithmetic operators and mathematical expressions, conditional statements, repetition, arrays, methods and the basics of object-orientation.
    Introduction to Programming in Java (CS0) orView-CSCI 1130n/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 .NETView-CSCI 1150n/a4
    NHCC Residency and GPA
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    4 Credits must be earned at NHCC
                                   Total Credits 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 professionalgrade objectoriented 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

    ‚ÄčIf 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

    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 onethird 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 7634930555 or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 18006273529.

  • Accreditation

    North Hennepin Community College is accredited by the:
    Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
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    Chicago, IL 60602-2504