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Java Programming

To achieve our goal of offering industry recognized skill development and high quality learning experiences, we are currently redeveloping curriculum and content for the Java Programming certificate program. Some elective courses are currently available and redeveloped core courses will be announced when open for enrollment. Please contact your program representative with any questions about your academic plan.

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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. The portability inherent in Java is useful for programming a wide variety of portable electronics, from smart phones 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 are already familiar with Java, you may find the courses on Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Object-Oriented Analysis and Design to be useful in improving 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 before starting this program. If you don't have a bachelor's degree in a technical field or have 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.

Career Insight

Occupational summary for Software Developers in the U.S. Source: Lightcast™ 2022

Annual Job Openings
Projected Growth
Salary for Highly Experienced Professionals
(Median Salary $121k)

Program Benefits

  • Write applications using Java for stand-alone or client/server systems
  • Develop Java applets for the Internet
  • Learn good analysis and design procedures to apply towards software development in Java
  • Use the Unified Modeling Language (UML) as a notation for software design
  • Develop graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for Java applications

Course Schedule

Prerequisite Courses

I&C SCI X460.20
Introduction to Programming using Java (1.00 Unit)
I&C SCI X460.20

Required Courses

I&C SCI X471.71
Introduction to Unified Modeling Language (3.00 Units)
I&C SCI X471.71
I&C SCI X471.91
Object-Oriented Analysis and Design (3.00 Units)
I&C SCI X471.91
I&C SCI X460.10
Java Programming I (3.00 Units)
I&C SCI X460.10
I&C SCI X460.11
Java Programming II (3.00 Units)
I&C SCI X460.11

Elective Courses

Java Programming
I&C SCI X460.37
Data Structures and Algorithms (2.50 Units)
I&C SCI X460.37
  to be scheduled    
I&C SCI X460.53
Cloud Computing Platform as a Service (PaaS) (1.50 Units)
I&C SCI X460.53
I&C SCI X494.94
Fundamentals of Agile (3.00 Units)
I&C SCI X494.94
I&C SCI x460.72
Angular (1.50 Units)
I&C SCI x460.72
I&C SCI X460.69
Spring Framework (2.50 Units)
I&C SCI X460.69
I&C SCI X460.71
Continuous Delivery with Java Microservices (1.00 Unit)
I&C SCI X460.71
I&C SCI X460.46
Spring Boot Microservices (1.50 Units)
I&C SCI X460.46

Course schedules are subject to change. Individual courses may be taken without enrolling in the full program.

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Academic Calendar

Event Summer 2023 Fall 2023 Winter 2024 Spring 2024
Registration Begins (after 2pm PT) Apr 20 Jul 13 Oct 19 Jan 18
Courses Begin* (week of) Jun 20 Sep 25 Jan 8 Apr 1
Courses End* (week of) Sep 5 Dec 11 Mar 18 Jun 10
Administrative Holidays Jun 19, Jul 4, Sep 4 Nov 10, Nov 23-24, Dec 25-26, Jan 1-2 Jan 15, Feb 19 Mar 29, May 27

*Actual dates may vary by program.

Learn How To Earn Your Certificate

Earn a Certificate

Apply to become a candidate for the program: A Declaration of Candidacy is required to establish candidacy in this program. Complete the application and pay the application and candidacy fee of $125 (non-refundable). Learn more about the benefits of becoming a candidate. Candidacy is not required to enroll into individual course in a program.

A candidate in the program is awarded a certificate upon the successful completion of four (4) required courses and 3 elective units totaling 15 units, each with a letter grade of “C” or better. All requirements must be completed within five (5) years after the student enrolls in their first course. To receive the Certified Digital Certificate after the completing all the program requirements, students must submit the Request for Certificate to initiate the certificate audit process. Students not pursuing the certificate are welcome to take as many individual courses as they wish.

Advisory Committee

  • Srdan Atanaskovic, Technologist, Software Development Engineering, Western Digital
  • 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

Career Advancement Network (CAN)

We are proud to provide our certificate students and alumni with newly enhanced career services that include one-on-one coaching, technology tools, webinars and workshops, networking events, mentorship/internship opportunities, and a rich collection of free online career resources. Learn more.

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.