2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science - UNIX/C++ Specialization Certificate

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Program Description The UNIX/C++ Certificate program is designed for people who wish to upgrade their programming skills to include both C and object oriented programming using C++ and to increase their knowledge of the UNIX system, including Linux and other variants. The program meets the needs of working professionals who desire to keep abreast of the concepts of object oriented programming and their application in a UNIX environment and for students who wish to strengthen their degree program with coursework in object oriented and UNIX programming. This certificate requires successful completion of a minimum of 35 credits as outlined.

Advising Note This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic advisor. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds College certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

Program Requirements (35 credits)


  1. Utilize UNIX utilities to manipulate files and perform system tasks.
  2. Design, implement, and test efficient C and C++ programs in the Linux/UNIX environment.
  3. Test and maintain software installations in the Linux/UNIX environment.

Program Notes

The program code for this certificate is COPUCC20. For financial aid, advising, and other reasons, students should work with their advisor to ensure that this code is properly recorded on their academic record.

The advisors for the program are:

  • Niko Culevski | nculevsk@edmonds.edu
  • Tim Hunt | thunt@edmonds.edu
  • Allison Obourn | allison.obourn@edmonds.edu

Department website: Computer Science | edmonds.edu/cs

Certificate General Information

Credit/Grade Requirements A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required college-level (100-level or above) credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds College. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college-level courses.

Program of Study Outcomes Student achievement is assessed in the general and program specific outcomes via the courses and course objectives that align with those outcomes. More information about program outcomes and course objectives can be found on the Using Program Requirement Sheets  page.

Students Are Advised To:

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year;
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning; and
  • Communicate with an academic advisor and/or a faculty advisor.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Note: Applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

Common Course Numbering Please refer to www.edmonds.edu/ccn for more information.

College Resources

Internal Coding

TC - 35
CIP - 110201
Last revised - 2022/03/15

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