Champlain College's C++ Programming Certificate provides a solid foundation in object oriented programming in one of the most widely used programming language today. Earn your C++ certificate online at Champlain College and enter this career field with a credential employers will respect.

Graduates of our online C++ certificate will:

  • Use an integrated development environment (IDE) to write, debug and test programs.
  • Recognize and incorporate programming elements such as loops, decision making, functions, variables, and object-oriented constructs into applications that solve real world problems
  • Learn about efficient data structures and algorithms, their design, analysis, implementation and application for common tasks such as searching and sorting data. Algorithms will be examined using diagrams, animations, and sample C++ code.
  • Extend your knowledge to Microsoft's .NET's architecture using the C# programming language to build applications using advanced computing technologies and techniques such as LINQ, inheritance, polymorphism, exception handling, GUI design, and XML.


Note: Some courses in this certificate program may have prerequisites. Please click on the course name for a description and prerequisite information. If prerequisites are listed that are not currently part of the certificate program please call a CPS Counselor at 888-545-3459 for more information.

Course #TitleCredits
CMIT 135 Introduction to Computer Systems 3
SDEV 240 C++ Programming I 3
SDEV 340 C++ Programming II 3
MATH 270 Discrete Mathematics 3
SDEV 345 Data Structures & Algorithms 3
SDEV 415 Linux/Unix Programming I 3
Total Credits 18

Gainful Employment Information

The U.S. government's Gainful Employment Program regulations provide students with the information they need to make informed educational choices including total program costs, loan repayment rates, and career outlooks. As part of the recent regulations on information disclosure for Gainful Employment (GE, 2011), eligible institutions must make available a standard group of information for all programs defined by the GE regulation. For Champlain College, a private, not-for-profit post-secondary institution, all certificate programs fall under the GE definition.

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