Loyola University Chicago

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Computer Science

This 9 credit hour, concise certificate program focuses directly on what is needed to enable students to begin a career in the field or to prepare them to complete a Master’s Degree in Information Technology or Software Engineering.

Students will develop a thorough understanding of the principles of object orientation: abstraction, delegation, inheritance, and polymorphism; exposure to basic design patterns; and programming experience in mainstream object-oriented languages such as C++ and Java.

Although students do not need a background in computer science or programming to complete this certificate, the courses are rigorous and intensive. Students can start in August or January each year. 

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