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The Java programming language lies at the core of many large-scale business applications – especially business-to-business commercial systems that fuel the Internet economy. In addition, the portability inherent in Java is useful for programming a wide variety of portable electronics, from smart phones (Android, BlackBerry, Samsung) to embedded systems in a rapidly expanding number of consumer products. Programmers currently using other languages are likely to encounter projects in the near future that require knowledge of Java.

Who Should Enroll

This certificate program is designed for people who already have introductory Java programming experience or experience using another object-oriented language such as C++ or C#. If you already work with Java, you may find the courses on Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Object-Oriented Analysis and Design to be useful as stand-alone courses to help improve your application design skills.

Because most Java application development is conducted using an engineering approach, we recommend that you have at least a bachelor’s degree in a technical field, such as computer science or engineering, before starting this program. If you don't have a bachelor's degree in a technical field or prior programming experience, we recommend that you begin the program by taking I&C SCI X460.20 Introduction to Programming using Java, which will prepare you for I&C SCI X460.10 Java Programming I.

Certificate Eligibility and Requirements

To receive the certificate in Java Programming, you must complete the four (4) required courses and 3 units of elective courses (a total of 15 units of coursework), with a grade of "C" or higher in each course. To become an official candidate in the program, students pursuing the certificate must submit a Declaration of Candidacy. Students are encouraged to declare candidacy as soon as possible, but no later than after the third course in the program. To receive the certificate after completing all program requirements, students must submit a Request for Certificate. All requirements must be completed within five (5) years after the student enrolls in his/her first course. Students not pursuing a certificate are welcome to take as many individual courses as they wish.

On-site Training Available

Our Corporate Training specialists can deliver this program or customize one that fits your organization’s specific needs. Visit Corporate Training or call (949) 824-1847 for information.

English Proficiency Requirement
All certificate programs at UCI Division of Continuing Education (classroom and online formats) require professional-level English language proficiency in listening and note-taking, reading comprehension and vocabulary, written expression, and oral presentation.

Java for Beginners: Information Session
Free Event: Thursday, August 27, 2015

Java Programming: Information Session
Recorded on 5/18/2016
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Program Benefits

  • Write applications using Java for stand-alone or client/server systems
  • Develop Java applets for the Internet
  • Apply good analysis and design procedures to software development in Java
  • Use the Unified Modeling Language (UML) as a notation for software design
  • Develop graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for Java applications
  • Prepare for advanced Java study such as the Enterprise Development using Java Technologies Certificate Program

Advisory Committee

  • John Clingan, Principal Product Manager, Oracle Corp.
  • Craig S. Dickson, Software Engineer Architect, The Juggernaut Group
  • Martin Hubert, CEO, Freightgate (eLogistics)
  • Prakash Malani, Consultant, MCS LLC
  • Paul Moore, Senior Programmer/Analyst, Capital Group
  • David Otaguro, Senior Software Engineer, Google
  • Ruben Reusser, CTO, Headwire
  • Jeff Shelley, Software Engineer, MedAvant Healthcare Solutions
  • Hong Tan, Developer, Accenture
  • Ray Tayek, Independent Consultant