The Java Programming Specialist

Professional web developers work to build and maintain high-end websites for a multitude of clients. Specialists who work in this field aren't just webmasters, but rather have the technical capability to write custom scripts that will accommodate clients’ needs. Web developers require professional training, certification and experience working in different programming codes, and scripting languages. The Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 5 / SE 6 certification provides an ideal entry into an application development or a software project management career using Java technologies. This worldwide credential validates basic knowledge of Object-Oriented (OO) Concepts, UML representation of OO concepts, the Java programming language, and general knowledge of Java Platforms and Technologies. Candidates for this exam include entry level Java programmers, students studying to become Java programmers, as well as project or program managers working with Java technology in the software development industry.

The Java Programming Specialist Program

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

Education and National Certifications

  • Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
  • There are no state approval and/or state requirements associated with this program.
  • There is a National Certification exam available to students who successfully complete this program:
    • Oracle Certified Associate JAVA SE 5 / SE 6 Exam
    • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam.

National Certification

Upon successful completion of this  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  will be prepared and are eligible to sit for the national certification exams. 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 Oracle Certified Associate JAVA SE 5 / SE 6 and MOS national certification exams and are qualified, eligible and prepared to do so.

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.