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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 introductory course replaces COMP 1451 as of January 2021. COMP 2501 is the second level programming fundamentals course required for all BCIT Computing PTS credentials. It was designed for students who have completed COMP 1516 - Programming Fundamentals with Python. This is a BYOD (bring your own device) course, participants must provide their own Windows 10 dual core laptop with a minimum of 8GB RAM to participate. COMP 2501 is design focused and participants add/modify relationships between classes and objects. 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. There is a focus on best practices and problem solving to build skills in software development. Participants are introduced to application programming interfaces (APIs) and how to transition from Python to Java. Attendance is required during scheduled class hours. Participation is mandatory and students can expect a minimum of 3 hours per week online via the BCIT Learning Hub. Students should also plan for an additional 10+ hours reading and homework per week in most weeks. Upon successful completion of COMP 2501 students will be able to write robust programs and be prepared to move on to the next level; COMP 2511- Procedural Programming with C 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 88458

Mon Jan 04 - Mon Mar 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 29 Mon 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 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.

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

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 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.

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

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 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.

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

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 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.

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explain the value of application programming interfaces (APIs) in software development.
  • Write automated tests to verify the correctness of their code.
  • Write programs using good software development processes including design before implementation, encapsulation, information hiding, message passing, decomposition and testing.
  • Review variables, control statements, and input/output.
  • Review writing programs that process data using sources and sinks.
  • Consider problem solving before writing code.
  • Design and create relationships between classes.
  • Create and handle exceptions to write robust programs.
  • Program with lambda expressions and closures.
  • Discuss object-oriented programming constructs.
  • Move on to 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

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