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Catalog 2021-2022 
Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

C++ Programmer

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Program Description

This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts, terminology, application, and coding of the C++ programming language. Students will learn fundamental programming concepts, including decision making and looping, with the support of practical, step-by-step examples. Students will gain an understanding of the basics of structured and object-oriented programming techniques and will be able to build C++ programs. 

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

  1. ​​​discuss the basics of structured and object-oriented programming techniques;
  2. identify the concepts, terminology, application, and coding of the C++ programming language;
  3. ​build C++ programs to strengthen your developer portfolio; and
  4. prepare for an entry-level software development career. ​

Program Credentials

Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Certificate and have access to a Continuing Education record (transcript).

Financial Aid and Payment Options

CCBC currently offers Continuing Education (CE) financial aid to those who qualify. We package public and private funding options to benefit students which include COVID-19 relief funding, the Maryland Sequence Scholarship, CCBC Opportunity Grant funding, Maryland Promise, and Baltimore County College Promise. Financial aid funding is available for select CE courses and programs. 

Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition,  the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development. 

For more information about funding resources and how to apply for them, please contact the CCBC Continuing Education Information Center at 443-840-4700.

Program Length

2 months

Program Requirements

​​​Academic requirements: 

  • Prior knowledge of any programming language is helpful.

Computer require​ments:

  • Course must be taken on a PC.
  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • All software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Application Process

To apply, go to www.ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Continuing Education Workforce Certificate program application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.

Program Course Sequence

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Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

​PCA​ 886

C++ Programmer 




Included in class fees

Additional Information

Skills for Success

Since this course is delivered completely online, students will need to have the self discipline to complete all required material on their own.  A course instructor will be available to assist students with questions and to lead online activities during the course of the class.

Career Opportunities

Entry-level C++ developer

Program Contact Information

Program Coordinator: Steve Ricketts | sricketts@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-4442| Catonsville | BESS | 100 L

Administrative Assistant: Danielle Bennett | dbennett@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-4925 | Catonsville| BESS |100​​

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