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COMP 2501 - Programming Fundamentals Part 2

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

​This hands-on intermediate level course replaced COMP 1451 as of January 2021 and follows on from COMP 1516 - Programming Fundamentals with Python. Students who already understand how to write simple programs will now focus on the best practices and use problem solving to build fundamental skills in software development. This is a BYOD (bring your own device) course, participants must provide their own current model PC with an i5 or higher equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM minimum, 256 GB minimum storage and high-speed internet access. COMP 2501 is the second-level programming fundamentals course required for the Applied Software Development, ASD Associate Certificate and the Computer Systems Certificate, CSC. Participation is mandatory and students can expect a minimum of 3 hours per week online in real time via the BCIT Learning Hub plus using two-way audio and video. Attendance is required during scheduled class hours and students should also plan for an additional 10+ hours homework per week in most weeks. Participants are introduced to application programming interfaces (APIs) and how to transition from Python to Java. COMP 2501 is not a Java development course, it is the second step in an in-depth study of applied programming fundamentals. Topics include: an overview of object-oriented programming constructs including introductions to: encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism, and exceptions. Labs and exercises demonstrate problem solving; writing automated tests, and practicing design before implementation. Upon successful completion students will be able to write robust programs and be prepared to move on to the next level; COMP 2511- Procedural Programming with C and or COMP 2601- Programming Fundamentals Part 3 (Objects).

Prerequisite(s)

COMP 1516

Credits

3.0

Cost

$549.00 - $559.00 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Winter 2021

Below are four offerings of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 88465

Sat Jan 02 - Sat Apr 10 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 02 - Apr 10 Sat 13:00 - 16:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Jason Harrison

Course Outline

Cost

$549.00

Notes

  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____. Students should not attempt COMP 1516 plus COMP 2501 simultaneously. COMP 2501 is a continuation of COMP 1516 and entry requires a 70% pass in COMP 1516. Late registration is not permitted. Please sign in to the Learning Hub on the course start date for details on how the course will be delivered online. No class on February 13, March 20 and April 3.

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

In Progress

CRN 88462

Fri Jan 08 - Fri Mar 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Mar 26 Fri 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Paul Mills

Course Outline

Cost

$549.00

Notes

  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____. Students should not attempt COMP 1516 plus COMP 2501 simultaneously. COMP 2501 is a continuation of COMP 1516 and entry requires a 70% pass in COMP 1516. Late registration is not permitted. 20 Please sign in to the Learning Hub on the course start date for details on how the course will be delivered online.

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

In Progress

CRN 88458

Mon Jan 11 - Mon Mar 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 11 - Mar 29 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Paul Mills

Course Outline

Cost

$559.00

Notes

  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____. Students should not attempt COMP 1516 plus COMP 2501 simultaneously. COMP 2501 is a continuation of COMP 1516 and entry requires a 70% pass in COMP 1516. Late registration is not permitted. Please sign in to the Learning Hub on the course start date for details on how the course will be delivered online. The start and end dates have been changed from Monday, Jan 04 – Mar 29 to Monday, Jan 11 – Mar 29. Class is in session on February 15 (Family Day).

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

In Progress

CRN 88460

Wed Jan 13 - Wed Mar 31 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 13 - Mar 31 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Paul Mills

Course Outline

Cost

$549.00

Notes

  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____. Students should not attempt COMP 1516 plus COMP 2501 simultaneously. COMP 2501 is a continuation of COMP 1516 and entry requires a 70% pass in COMP 1516. Late registration is not permitted. Please sign in to the Learning Hub on the course start date for details on how the course will be delivered online.

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

In Progress

Spring/Summer 2021

Below are five offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 67135

Thu Apr 08 - Thu Jun 24 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 08 - Jun 24 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Paul Mills

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$549.00

Notes

  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____. Students can not attempt COMP 1516, COMP 2501, and COMP 2601 simultaneously. COMP 1516 is a prerequisite for COMP 2501, which is a prerequisite for COMP 2601. Course is 36 hours synchronous remote classes. Please sign in to the Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) on the course start date and time (not before) for details on how the course will be delivered online. Late registration is not permitted.

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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14 seats available as of Feb 26, 2021 2:48 pm (PST). Of these 14, 9 are currently reserved for domestic students only. Availability may change at any time.

CRN 67134

Tue Apr 13 - Tue Jun 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 13 - Jun 29 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Paul Mills

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$559.00

Notes

  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____. Students can not attempt COMP 1516, COMP 2501, and COMP 2601 simultaneously. COMP 1516 is a prerequisite for COMP 2501, which is a prerequisite for COMP 2601. Course is 36 hours synchronous remote classes. Please sign in to the Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) on the course start date and time (not before) for details on how the course will be delivered online. Late registration is not permitted.

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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17 seats available as of Feb 26, 2021 2:48 pm (PST). Of these 17, 11 are currently reserved for domestic students only. Availability may change at any time.

CRN 67137

Wed Apr 14 - Wed Jun 30 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 14 - Jun 30 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Paul Mills

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$549.00

Notes

  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____. Students can not attempt COMP 1516, COMP 2501, and COMP 2601 simultaneously. COMP 1516 is a prerequisite for COMP 2501, which is a prerequisite for COMP 2601. Course is 36 hours synchronous remote classes. Please sign in to the Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) on the course start date and time (not before) for details on how the course will be delivered online. Late registration is not permitted.

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

}

20 seats available as of Feb 26, 2021 2:48 pm (PST). Of these 20, 14 are currently reserved for domestic students only. Availability may change at any time.

CRN 67139

Wed Apr 14 - Wed Jun 30 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 14 - Jun 30 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Jason Harrison

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$549.00

Notes

  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____. Students can not attempt COMP 1516, COMP 2501, and COMP 2601 simultaneously. COMP 1516 is a prerequisite for COMP 2501, which is a prerequisite for COMP 2601. Course is 36 hours synchronous remote classes. Please sign in to the Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) on the course start date and time (not before) for details on how the course will be delivered online. Late registration is not permitted.

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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1 seat remaining as of Feb 26, 2021 2:48 pm (PST). Availability may change at any time.

CRN 67136

Fri Jun 11 - Wed Jul 28 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 11 - Jul 28 Wed/Fri 14:30 - 17:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Jason Harrison

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$559.00

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This is an intensive delivery course. Students must attend all classes. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Students can not attempt COMP 1516, COMP 2501, and COMP 2601 simultaneously. COMP 1516 is a prerequisite for COMP 2501, which is a prerequisite for COMP 2601. Course is 36 hours synchronous remote classes. This compressed and intensive summer section meets twice per week for 6 weeks. Students must attend every lesson. Please sign in to the Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) on the course start date and time (not before) for details on how the course will be delivered online. Late registration is not permitted. No class on July 9 and July 14.

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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19 seats available as of Feb 26, 2021 2:48 pm (PST). Of these 19, 13 are currently reserved for domestic students only. Availability may change at any time.

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 some fundamental best practices for OOP.
  • 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 2021

Related Programs

COMP 2501 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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

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