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Java Programming Certificate

Location(s): In Person and Online

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Program Overview

Major ID: 299C

Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, Summer

This is a 24 credit certificate program exploring the Java programming language and computing platform. The certificate includes a foundation course in computer science, a web fundamentals course, and an in depth study of databases. It then features a two-course sequence in Java programming and a course in Java for web development. This certificate may be completed apart from a degree program or may be selected as an emphasis in the Computer Programming AAS degree.

The student should have above average communications and math skills. They should exhibit qualities of patience, perseverance, and preciseness, and should enjoy working in a team environment and also be able to work independently. All programs emphasize training for industry certification.

Career Opportunities

Graduates find excellent opportunities as computer programmers in business, manufacturing, government and education. Jobs for computer programmers for all types of computer systems are found throughout the country with opportunities for good earning and rapid advancement.

Program Outcomes

  1. Design and code computer programs in the Java programming language.
  2. Develop database applications using an industry standard database management system.
  3. Develop a Java program to create, modify and manipulate a relational database.
  4. Apply effective technical communication skills.
  5. Develop static web pages.

Program Faculty

Mary Anderson

Warren Sheaffer

Program Requirements

This program is designed for individuals who have computer programming knowledge or are currently employed in the computer programming field.

Course Sequence

The following sequence is recommended for a part-time student. Not all courses are offered every semester. Please contact the Program Faculty for course sequence.

Total Semester Credits: 8

Total Semester Credits: 8

Third Semester

Total Semester Credits: 4

Fourth Semester

Total Semester Credits: 4

Total Program Credits: 24

Information is subject to change. This Program Requirements Guide is not a contract.

Minimum Program Entry Requirements
Students entering this program must meet the following minimum program entry requirements:

Reading: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in READ 0722  or READ 0724  or EAPP 0900  

Writing: Score of 250+ on Reading Comprehension or grade of “C” or better in ENGL 0922  or EAPP 0900  

Quant. Reasoning, Algebra & Stats: Score of 250+ or Adv. Algebra & Functions: Score of 215+ or grade of “C” or better in MATH 0910  

Assessment Results and Prerequisites: Students admitted into Saint Paul College programs may need to complete additional courses based on assessment results and course prerequisite requirements. Certain MATH, READ, and ENGL courses have additional prerequisites.

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