About this Course

In this introductory course, you'll learn and practice essential computer science concepts using the Java programming language. You'll learn about Object Oriented Programming, a technique that allows you to use code written by other programmers in your own programs. You'll put your new Java programming skills to the test by solving real-world problems faced by software engineers.

Course Cost
Free
Timeline
Approx. 4 months
Skill Level
beginner
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Intro to Java Programming

by San Jose State University

Enhance your skill set and boost your hirability through innovative, independent learning.

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Course Leads

Cay Horstmann
Cay Horstmann

Instructor

Cheng-Han Lee
Cheng-Han Lee

Instructor

Sara Tansey
Sara Tansey

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Prerequisites and Requirements

No prior programming experience and knowledge is assumed or needed. Beginners welcome!

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Why Take This Course

Java is one of the most popular programming languages used by software developers today. It is the core language used in developing Android apps, and is also commonly used in back-end web development. If you’re new to programming and want to enter either of these fields, this course is a great place to get started.

Even if you don’t have a career trajectory in mind, Java programming is a great option for first-time coders due to its popularity and ease of use. This course will provide you with a solid foundation in computer science and Object Oriented Programming concepts, as well as set you on the path for success as a software engineer.

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