Coding Apps & Games with C++
- Price: $399/week
- Age: 13 - 17
- Skill Level: Beginner–Advanced
- Format: Virtual Tech Camps | Small-Group, Online
- Duration: Weeklong program, 2 hours per day
About This Course
- Declare, initialize, and use variables
- Work with strings, characters, and algorithms
- Solve programming challenges with logic and code
- Create text adventures and console based games
- Read and respond to user input
In this course, students will develop their C++ programming skills through a combination of interactive, instructor-led lessons, collaboration, and independent project work.
Here’s a sample of what a week in the course could look like! Please keep in mind that students will progress at varying paces; this is a general outline of the key material and overall student experience.
Students will explore C++ fundamentals and learn how to apply these to solving problems and calculations.
As they continue developing C++ coding skills, students will learn how to access code across different files while also creating their first game.
Next, students will utilize different classes and data types and develop a wide range of tools to quickly solve problems and develop solutions.
Students will explore SFML Libraries and learn how to create sophisticated game projects that incorporate graphics and sound; they will break beyond the limits of text-based game development into visual game design.
To cap off the week, students will dive deeper into SFML concepts and create a game demo utilizing new mechanics and skills.
At the conclusion of your child's course, they will receive an official iD Tech transcript outlining the skills they learned over the course of the week.
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“The opportunity to create an environment of collaboration, inclusion, and creativity was a truly special experience. The skills I honed while teaching at iD Tech led me to my software engineering roles at ESPN and the Walt Disney Company.”
Frequently Asked Questions
C++ is a versatile programming language that allows those who master it to be able to solve complex problems and gain a great understanding of how programs function. Thus, C++ is a key skill in a programmer’s repertoire—not only is it a must have for app developers and software, learning C++ will unlock more and more sophisticated tech!
C++: any programmer’s bread and butter. Not only is it a must have for app developers and software engineers, learning C++ will unlock the secrets of the vast coding universe, plus computational, UX, and problem-solving skills!
Many of the best STEM careers out there utilize C++ and open doors to creating the next hit video games, the latest app, and other exciting tech. With a foundation in C++, teens will be able to prepare for introductory computer science college courses and other exciting opportunities.
Yes, this course is designed for beginner to advanced students. Our small class size ensures that each student receives individual attention and has the freedom to learn at their own pace.
While we are proud to offer world-class experiences on many of the world’s most prestigious university campuses, we also recognize that many families need the flexibility of quality virtual learning! It’s with these families in mind that we’ve adapted the core elements of our flagship camps to an online format with our Virtual Tech Camps.
Like our on-campus programs, Virtual Tech Camps feature structured small-group sessions led by expert instructors. Each week includes live teaching of our signature, cutting-edge curriculum, plus peer collaboration, social time, and independent project work. To complete the experience, our Virtual Tech Camps incorporate all the magic of summer camp including games, challenges, and legendary iD traditions!
To run this online course with iD Tech, students will need a Mac, Windows, or Chromebook computer, a webcam, and a stable internet connection with access to Zoom video conferencing. Any course-specific installation requirements will be communicated after registration.