Introduction to C++ Programming

Here's your chance to learn how to program the easy way in C++. Introduction to C++ Programming is a project-oriented course taught by a master programming instructor and published author. You'll get right to programming in this course--even if you have no prior programming experience! Before you know it, you'll be putting together programs that have their own windows and controls, and you'll see how easy programming really is.

Wondering how programming can be easy? Professional programmers write programs that model the world around us. When you work with the system (instead of fight against it) everything becomes easier. So in this course, you'll look at how the world is built up by objects--things that have qualities and capabilities, and then you'll use that information as you write your computer program. You'll be following the actual technique professional programmers use to build their programs. By the end of the course, you'll be using Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Express Edition to write real programs for Microsoft Windows.

Who Should Attend

Those interested in learning computer programming with little or no experience.

Course Completion

When you have completed the course, you will be comfortable with C++ programming and ready for more!

Delivery Format

  • The entire program is offered online
  • Instructor-facilitated online course
  • Start anytime during the quarter
  • Learn from the convenience of your home and at your pace

Course Information
Course No. ECAB 1114
Units NC
Fee* $149

* Fees are subject to change


Training Time

24 hours; 6 weeks

Week 1

  • Lesson 01: Seeing Real-World Objects and Installing Visual C++
  • Lesson 02: The Attributes and Abilities of Real-World Objects

Week 2

  • Lesson 03: Writing Step-By-Step Processes
  • Lesson 04: Storing Your Data in Variables

Week 3

  • Lesson 05: Comparing Items
  • Lesson 06: Gathering Data Into Arrays

Week 4

  • Lesson 07: Dividing Programs Into Functions and Debugging
  • Lesson 08: Writing a Class in C++

Week 5

  • Lesson 09: Adding Member Functions and Working With Events
  • Lesson 10: Using Pointers to Watch the Addresses of Your Variables

Week 6

  • Lesson 11: More on Inheritance and Hiding
  • Lesson 12: Dividing Your Source Code and Using Other Compilers

Skill Sets


  • Requirements
  • Internet access
  • Email
  • One of the following browsers
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer (9.0 or above)
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
  • Adobe PDF plug-in (a free download obtained at Adobe. com).
  • Use Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP, Windows Server 2003, or 2008, and Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Express Edition (free Express edition can be downloaded from Microsoft).