This course teaches students how to create single-user applications using the Java programming language. Students learn the fundamentals of object-oriented programming (OOP) by designing, coding and testing simple applications. The course is designed for students who have an understanding of programming methods and techniques using the Java programming language. It incorporates the design, coding and use of programmer developed classes and objects. Simple container classes are used to build collections of newly defined objects.
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Define object-oriented programming terms.
Explain the fundamentals of object-oriented structures and principle of programming.
Design, implement and document Java classes to be used in a computer program.
Demonstrate use of Java class libraries.
Demonstrate use of methods and method overloading.
Explain inheritance and polymorphism and use them for derived classes.
Explain and use derived and abstract classes.
Demonstrate use of objected-oriented programming techniques to solve problems.
Build and use container classes such as vector and list.
Apply analytical skills to produce sample test cases, pseudocode or an incremental coding plan for a given problem specification.
Write, test and debug a Java program to implement a working solution to a given problem specification.