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CMPSCI-236 - C++ Object Oriented Programming - Zahid Rafique

Course:C++ Object Oriented Programming
Professor:Zahid Rafique
  • InPerson
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


C++ for Engineers and Scientists by Gary J. Bronson

Hello and Welcome! My name is Zahid Rafique and I will be your instructor for C++ Object Oriented Programming. I've over 20 years of experience working in technology sector, primarily in software development. I've been teaching for over 5 years now. In this course you will learn the basics concepts of Object Oriented Programming and some advance concepts in C++.

Course Description

We will start with review of topics covered in COMPSCI-335. We will cover File IO streams, Strings, Exception Handling, Pointers and Dynamic Arrays (chapters 8, 9, 10) before the midterm. We will cover Classes, Objects, Adding IO and Conversion capability to classes, Inheritance, Polymorphism, Virtual Functions and Structures (chapters 11, 12, 13) in the second half of the semester.

I teach using programming examples. It will help you tremendously if you could set up your computer for C++ programming by installing an IDE of your choice that supports C++ compilation.

I use Canvas extensively for online quizzes and assignment submissions.

What to Expect in this Course

This is a very important course and concepts learned in this course will be directly applicable to your future courses including Operating Systems and Network Computing. It builds on programming concepts you have learned so far. We will meet using Zoom during our scheduled time. There will be weekly online quizzes and programming assignments based on the book. Usually, you will get a week to complete the assignment. In addition, we will have code review discussions for major programming assignments.

Types of Assessments

Canvas quizzes, programming assignments & online exams (2)

Textbook Information

I highly recommend you purchase book either a paper copy or online version.

Other Relevant Course Information

Attendance is mandatory for this class and students will be dropped from class if they do not meet the College of Canyons attendance criteria.

Additional Resources


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Last updated: 12/07/2021 Sub#: 261