Java Programmer, Continuing Education Workforce Certificate
Students can pursue a career as an entry-level Java programmer. Java programmers write, modify, and test Java code for a variety of computer applications including desktop, web, mobile, gaming, big data, and cloud based. Java programmers often work closely with developers and designers to create fully integrated programs and applications for their companies or clients.
Taking an introductory approach, this Java training program 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.
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.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, overall employment of computer programmers is projected to decline 9% from 2020 to 2030 in Maryland. Projected annual job openings in Maryland are 380. Additional career information may be found in Career Coach: https://ccbcmd.lightcastcc.com/.
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.
Technology and Engineering Pathway - Pathways are designed to help you meet your academic and career goals by aligning related courses and programs. Pathway students participate in a variety of activities that help explore career opportunities in their field of study. You can meet with a CCBC advisor who help align — or realign — your educational plan with the Pathway that best supports you and your goals.
CCBC Credential: Students will receive a Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).
Financial Aid and Payment Options
We offer financial aid by packaging public and private funding options to those who qualify, in select Continuing Education 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.
Prior knowledge of any programming language is helpful.
- PC: Windows 10 or later/ Mac: macOS 11.0 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 Acrobat Reader.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
This program is eligible for Baltimore County Public School Blueprint funding.
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
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