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Certificate in Java Programming

Building Services With Java


Program Details

  • Location: Downtown Seattle
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $3,600

Next start date:

October 2020

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About this Program

Java is perhaps the most widely used programming language in the IT world, underlying the Hadoop software framework and many data-heavy, enterprise-level operations. This versatile server-side language has also become a standard for games, mobile apps and Web-based content, and the demand for Java developers continues to grow at a rapid rate.

In this three-course certificate program, we’ll cover the full range of Java fundamentals. You’ll get an introduction to APIs, become familiar with application testing and deployment and use standard tools to develop basic Java programs. Develop the skills to create your own full-featured Java applications.


IT professionals with two years of programming experience in either an object-oriented or procedural language. Those with less experience should consider taking our course in Java Foundations first.

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Video Overview

Hear from alumni about what it’s like to learn Python and Java programming at the University of Washington.

Duration: 02:06


  • Basic syntax of the Java language
  • Object-oriented programming concepts such as interaction, inheritance, abstraction, encapsulation and patterns
  • Commonly used class libraries for working with strings and numbers
  • Integration libraries and data structures to store and manipulate data, connect to databases and communicate over a network
  • Advanced concepts such as multithreading, logging, regular expressions and Java servlets


You’ll build applications using real-world software architecture principles and advanced Java features and get feedback from professional Java programmers.

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Learning Format


Attend classes part time at one of our convenient locations in the Puget Sound region. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. Learn More »

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