Java Programming Specialist Certificate Program with Externship

Program Duration: 6 Months

Course Contact Hours: 375

Student Tuition: $3,999

Program Description:

Recognizing the need for skilled developers, the Java Programming Specialist program provides a platform to produce skilled developers with the ability to take into account the client’s needs and vision along with the target market to create a website and accompanying mobile applications. Students who complete this program will work through hands-on exercises and labs using real Java code. Additionally, the certification exams validate students’ capabilities using real-world, scenario-based questions that assess and challenge students’ ability to perform as experienced web developers.

Program Objectives:

At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Solve simple problems using the fundamental syntax and semantics in Java

  • Examine elementary techniques in Java programming

  • Write Java programs that use selection, loops, methods for transfer of control and arrays

  • Examine object-oriented programming using objects and classes, including immutable

  • Write Java programs that use inheritance and polymorphism

  • Extend error handling techniques by adding exception handlers to Java programs

  • Design generic classes and interfaces to improve code reusability

  • Use the Java Collections Framework in a Java program

  • Distinguish between the Java platforms and Java integration technologies

  • Describe Java’s server-side technologies and application tiers

  • Understand the history of Java in the Open Source movement

  • Explain Java’s role in the Open Source movement and cutting edge technologies

  • Identify common characteristics shared by Open Source communities and guidelines for successful participation in them

  • Use Microsoft Office


National Certification:

Upon successful completion of this Columbia Southern University program, students would be eligible to sit for the Oracle Certified Associate JAVA SE 5 / SE 6 exam and the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam. Although there are no state approval, state registration or other state requirements for this program, students who complete this program at Columbia Southern University will be prepared and are eligible to sit for this national certification exam. Students who complete this program are encouraged to complete the externship option with their program. Students who complete this program can and do sit for the MOS national certification exams and are qualified, eligible and prepared to do so. Columbia Southern University works with each student to complete the exam application and register the student to take their national certification exam.

Externship / Hands on Training / Practicum:

Although not a requirement, once students complete the program, they have the ability to participate in an externship and/or hands on practicum so as to practice the skills necessary to perform the job requirements of a professional in this field. Students will be assisted with completing a resume and/or other requirements necessary to work in this field. All students who complete this program are eligible to participate in an externship and will be placed with a participating organization near their location. Columbia Southern University works with national organizations and has the ability to place students in externship opportunities nationwide.

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