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Java Programmer

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This technology- focused online course is approved by the TechCred Program funding and will help you upskill and earn a credential in only six months.

TechCred Program funding allows Ohio employers looking to fill their open technology-focused roles with skilled candidates. Additionally, the program is designed to enable employers to offer current and future employees the opportunity to learn new skills while on the job by funding their learning.

Become part of a stronger workforce with the skills needed to propel your career.

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How to Become a Java Programmer

Java is one of the most popular computer programming languages in the world. Given its dominant role in large enterprises and applications for the Android operating system, Java is likely to offer solid career prospects for programmers far into the future. This 100% online course begins with an introductory perspective as it provides an overview of advanced Java topics. Upon successful completion, you will be ready to enter the job market as an entry-level Java programmer. This course also provides the content and structure to help you learn other programming languages in the future. This course is open enrollment. You can enroll and begin any time.

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Job Outlook for Java Programmer

  • The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) forecasts a 22% growth rate for Software Developers between now and 2029. This is much faster than the average rate for all jobs. The BLS expects especially strong demand for developers who create software for an emerging generation of devices such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and new platforms for data collection, analysis and use. Many of these devices run on Java.
  • According to, the average salary for a Java Developer in the US is $74,756 per year. Salaries for early-career career Java Developers range between $51-98,000 per year during the first four years of their careers, with an average of $71,794.

Entry-level Java programmers often join development teams that design, create and test Java-based applications and solutions. As an entry-level programmer, your duties may include performing a needs analysis for a new project, helping teammates create the data and coding structures, writing modules, testing code and troubleshooting bugs. Most entry-level Java programmers begin as Junior Developers, Developers, Project Managers or Software Architects, depending on experience.


Java is used by some of the most visible and prestigious enterprises in the world. While there are many Java tutorials online, completing a course from a recognized provider assures these high-level employers and project teams that you have undergone a challenging and organized study program with distinct objectives and competencies. A well-designed course features a solid conceptual framework that prepares you to program in Java now and to expand your skill base into advanced concepts and other languages later.


Java programmers use digital devices and tools to create software, so they can easily work from home or from a remote office location. reports that established Java developers commonly earn between $99-170,000 working remotely.

  • Understand the "write once, run anywhere" concept
  • Understand and learn how to create basic Java objects
  • Learn how to implement flow-control concepts in Java
  • Understand Java's package concept and create packages of Java classes
  • Understand Java arrays and write code to create and use arrays
  • Learn how to write Java classes using inheritance
  • Understand and use the concept of polymorphism in an application
  • Understand how Java's exception-handling mechanism works and learn how to apply exception-handling to Java applications
  • Learn how to use elements from the Java API library, including the Collections classes
  • Prepare yourself for an entry-level position as a Java programmer
  • Further your career in coding by learning a new programming language
  • Set yourself apart from competitors by refining your skills in a regulated environment
  • Create Java programs that can be shown to prospective employers or used as a portfolio piece

There are no prerequisites for this course, however prior knowledge of any programming language is helpful.


Cover the fundamentals of Java needed to grasp the program. Understand how to write a Java program, create a class, basic Java syntax, mathematics in Java, and objects in Java.


Learn about controlling program flow. During this section of the course, you'll understand additional loop control, classpath, code libraries, and Jar files.


Explore arrays, how to enhance arrays for loops, multi-dimensional arrays, and typecasting with arrays of primitives. You'll also learn about inheritance, polymorphism, how to create a derived class, typecasting with object references, and methods inherited from an object.


Learn about interfaces, including how to create an interface definition, implementation, reference variables, inheritance, and additional uses for interfaces. You'll also learn about exceptions. Your coverage of exceptions encompasses attempting to catch risky code, guaranteeing the execution of code, and how to create and use your own exception classes.


Understand the fundamental collections of sets, lists, and maps. Learn about iterators and how to create collectible classes.


Master inner classes, a.k.a. nested classes, before taking the course's final exam. You will also complete a project regarding a hotel reservations case study prior to completion of the course.


Nat Dunn

Nat Dunn founded Webucator in 2003 to combine his passion for technical training with his business expertise and to help companies benefit from both. His previous experience was in sales, business and technical training, and management. Nat has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in International Relations from Pomona College.