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Programming Fundamentals Part 2 (Java) COMP 2501

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

Course details

Students who already understand how to write simple programs in Python will focus on best practices in computer programming and explore problem-solving skills. This second-level computer programming course follows on from COMP 1516 - Programming Fundamentals Part 1 (Python). COMP 2501 introduces application programming interfaces (APIs) and how to transition from Python to Java. This is not a Java development course, it is the second step in a series of three (3) applied programming fundamentals courses where Java is introduced. Students must provide their own current model Windows capable PC, i5 or higher equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM minimum, and 256 GB minimum storage. High-speed internet access is needed for online sections and for homework. Topics include: an overview of object-oriented programming constructs including basic introductions to: encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism, and exceptions. Labs and exercises demonstrate problem solving; writing automated tests, and practicing design before implementation. Please Note: Attendance, participation in class and the BCIT Learning Hub are mandatory. Students may have an average total time commitment of 13+ hours per week; 3 hours of synchronous class time, and 10+ hours of homework each week. COMP 2501 is required for the Applied Software Development, ASD and the Computer Systems Certificate, CSC. Upon completion, successful students will be able to write robust computer programs. They will be prepared to move on to COMP 2511- Procedural Programming with C and/or COMP 2601- Programming Fundamentals Part 3 (Objects).

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.0

Cost

$544.99 - $583.74 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below are three offerings of COMP 2501 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 49533

Duration

Wed Sep 14 - Wed Nov 30 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 49533
  • $583.74
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 14 - Nov 30 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 Burnaby SE12 Rm. 322
Instructor

Rana Al-Sammarraie

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$583.74

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 36 hours synchronous on campus. Students cannot attempt COMP 1516, COMP 2501, and COMP 2601 simultaneously. Late registration is not permitted.
Status

CRN 48061

Duration

Sat Sep 10 - Sat Dec 10 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 48061
  • $544.99
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Dec 10 Sat 13:00 - 16:00 Online
Instructor

Jason Wilder

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$544.99

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. Students cannot attempt COMP 1516, COMP 2501, and COMP 2601 simultaneously. Late registration is not permitted. No class on October 8 (Thanksgiving) and November 12 (Remembrance Day).
Status

Full

This course offering is full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

CRN 48063

Duration

Tue Sep 13 - Tue Nov 29 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 48063
  • $544.99
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Nov 29 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Paul Mills

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$544.99

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. Students cannot attempt COMP 1516, COMP 2501, and COMP 2601 simultaneously. Late registration is not permitted.
Status

Full

This course offering is full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe fundamental OOP concepts such as classes, objects, constructors, inheritance, encapsulation, polymorphism and overloading.
  • Apply design techniques using class diagrams to define classes and their relationships when solving a problem.
  • Explain the difference between primitive types and reference types.
  • Perform data validation with exceptions, methods, and constructors.
  • Design first, implement, debug and write automated tests for object-oriented programs
  • Write programs processing data using sources and sinks.
  • Handle standard exceptions to write robust programs.
  • Refactor a program by identifying opportunities to apply procedural abstraction
  • Use collections and iterators.
  • Explain the value of application programming interfaces (APIs) in software development.
  • Apply fundamental best practices for OOP including packages.
  • Contribute to a small-team code walkthrough.
  • Move on to COMP 2511 Procedural Programming with C and COMP 2601 - Programming Fundamentals Part 3 (Objects).

Effective as of Winter 2022

Related Programs

Programming Fundamentals Part 2 (Java) (COMP 2501) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Software Development (ASD)
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Computer Systems
    Certificate Part-time

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