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This course provides introductory and foundational coverage of object-oriented programming principles and techniques using C++. Programming techniques covered by this course include modularity, abstraction, top-down design, specifications documentation, debugging and testing. The core material for this course includes control statements, operators, functions, lists, strings, abstract data types, file I/O, exceptions, pointers, overloading, and recursion. Topics include: Abstract Data Types (ADTs), an introduction to the C++ programming language including string and vectors, encapsulation and information hiding, inheritance and polymorphism, file processing, and templates. Improved programming techniques including adherence to programming standards is also an important part of this course. Course Note(s): Not for graduate credit. A programming methodology course is needed for admission to some programs. Students who lack this prerequisite can fulfill admission requirements by completing this course with a grade of B– or better.