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Java Programming (Online, Self-Paced)

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  • Overview

    This course is an introduction to the Java programming language. Topics include: creating Java projects in the Eclipse integrated development environment, console application input and output, primitive data types and standard operators, variables, selection (conditional) and looping constructs, basic debugging techniques, methods (functions), standard Java Platform packages (libraries), arrays, class design using abstraction and encapsulation, object communication, strings, inheritance, polymorphism, exceptions, abstract classes, interfaces, inner and anonymous classes.

    There is a shortage of Java programmers with the skills and problem solving abilities necessary to develop and maintain the software applications and Web services that power our nation’s businesses and government agencies. This represents a tremendous career opportunity for motivated individuals with the right skills and qualifications. This online Java Programming course is an excellent step toward a rewarding career as a software developer. It is also a suitable course for experienced programmers who wish to learn Java at their own pace.


    • To understand the core concepts of Java programming.
    • To learn the fundamentals of object-oriented programming (OOP).
    • To learn sufficient Java language syntax and OOP techniques so that the student can write complete, functional Java programs.


    This is a self-paced, instructor-mentored course. Students access the course lessons through UMBC Training Centers’ Web-based Learning Management System (LMS). A textbook will be mailed to the student shortly after successful class registration. Students complete lessons independently, working at their own pace. Students may email questions to the instructor and submit programming exercises to the instructor for review and feedback.

    To complete the course, the student must complete and submit the required programming assignments within the LMS. Students will have 90 days from the date of course registration to complete the course. It is recommended that students complete at least one LMS module (lesson) per week. Nothing prevents the student from working at a faster pace and completing in the course in a shorter amount of time.

  • Who Should Take This Course


    A complete list of system requirements can be found here.


    Students should have experience performing basic computer and file management tasks on a modern operating system such as Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux. Students should have good problem solving and logical thinking skills. Prior computer programming experience is helpful but not required.

  • Schedule
  • Course Outline
    1. Introduction to Computers, Programs, and Java
    2. Elementary Programming
    3. Selections
    4. Loops
    5. Methods
    6. Single-Dimensional Arrays
    7. Objects and Classes
    8. Strings
    9. Thinking in Objects
    10. Inheritance and Polymorphism
    11. Exception Handling and Text I/O
    12. Abstract Classes and Interfaces
  • FAQs
    Is there a discount available for current students?

    UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Online courses are excluded from this offer.

    What is the cancellation and refund policy?

    Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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