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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:

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Java Programmer


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