Java Introduction

Hours: 32 / Access Length: 7 Weeks / Delivery: Monthly, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $375.00

Course Overview:

Students will receive a thorough introduction to the basic syntax and structure of the Java programming language. Students will create text-based Java applications that define variables and arrays and that use if statements, switch/case statements, for loops and while loops. Students will define classes and use those classes to create applications. Students will learn to create new classes based on existing classes using inheritance. Students will create graphical applications and applets. A background in programming or a familiarity with C++ is helpful but not necessary for this class. 

ATTENTION: This course has a strict start and end date.  When a student enrolls into this course, they will need to work with one of our Training Assessment Managers (TAMs) to choose a start date before they can be enrolled in their course.

This course requires the NetBeans software in order for the student to follow along with the course lessons. Free copies of NetBeans can be downloaded from here.

Course Outline:

  • Students will be able to create, compile and run a basic Java application using the application of their choice.
  • Students will learn to write Java applications that use variables, String objects, the JOptionPane for input and output, conditional statements and looping statements.
  • Students will write Java applications that use the Math and NumberFormat classes, try/catch blocks to catch errors, and static methods.
  • Students will write Java applications that uses classes and object-oriented programming.
  • Students will write Java applications that use abstract classes, inheritance and polymorphism.
  • Students will write Java applications that use arrays, vectors and StringBuffer objects.
  • Students will create Java applications that usedates and times using the Gregorian Calendar, Calendar and Date classes and using strings using the String and StringBuilder classes.
  • Students will be able to create Java applications that handle exceptions using a try and catch block. Students will be able to create Java applications that throw exceptions.
  • Students will create a Java application that supports multiple threads.
  • Students will create a Java application that employs many of the skills learned in this class.


All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

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