Java Programmer, Continuing Education Workforce Certificate

Taking an introductory approach, this Java training course covers most Java syntax elements, concentrating on fundamental and universally useful elements, while providing an overview of many more advanced elements. Students will learn to write useful Java classes, applying Object-Oriented concepts such as inheritance, and create Java programs that work with these classes.

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

1. understand how to create a class, basic Java syntax, mathematics in Java, and objects in Java;
2. write a Java program;
3. prepare for an entry-level position as a Java programmer; and
4. further your career in coding by learning a new programming language.

Program Credential

Students will receive a Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

Financial Aid and Payment Options

CCBC currently offers Continuing Education (CE) financial aid to those who qualify. We package public and private funding options to benefit students which include COVID-19 relief funding, the Maryland Sequence Scholarship, CCBC Opportunity Grant funding, Maryland Promise, and Baltimore County College Promise. Financial aid funding is available for select CE courses and programs. 

Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition,  the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development. 

For more information about funding resources and how to apply for them, please contact the CCBC Continuing Education Information Center at 443-840-4700.

Program Length

2 months to complete.

Program Requirements

Academic requirements:

Prior knowledge of any programming language is helpful.

Computer requirements:

  • PC: Windows 7 or later/ Mac: OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Java (download and installation instructions are provided in course).
  • Visual Studio Code (download and installation instructions are provided in course).
  • Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Application Process

To apply, go to www.ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Continuing Education Workforce Certificate program application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.

Program Course Sequence

Course Number

Course Title

Course Hours

Costs

T=Tuition/F=Fees

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

Course Series:

PCA 799

Java Programmer

100

$995 (T-$20/F-$975)

Included in class fees

Additional Information

Skills for Success:

Since this course is delivered completely online, students will need to have the self discipline to complete all required material on their own. A course instructor will be available to assist students with questions and to lead online activities during the course of the class.

Career Opportunities:

Entry-level Java programmer

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Program Contact Information

Program Coordinator: Steve Ricketts | sricketts@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-4442| Catonsville | BESS | 100 L

Administrative Assistant: Danielle Bennett | dbennett@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-4925 | Catonsville| BESS |100