Price: $95 | Credits: 5 | Dept: Engineering

Note: This course is temporarily unavailable. We are revising and updating the course.  It will be released in June 2018. 

In this course, you will learn how to write your first programs in Java. The course covers program design, variables, expressions and assignment, reference types and other data structures, control structures and operations. No previous knowledge of programming, or Java is required for this course.

Upon completion of this course, the student is awarded 5 credits. Each credit corresponds to 15 hours of study. Of course, some students work more quickly than others, and some can devote more hours to study, so some students are able to complete the course in an accelerated rate.


In this module, students gain a comprehension of the following:

  • How to install Java and setup an integrated development environment.
  • How to write Java programs and execute them.
  • The use of variables, expressions and assignments in Java.
  • The fundamentals of object oriented languages.
  • The use of classes, objects, strings, arrays and array lists in Java programs.
  • How to use various types of flowcharts.
  • Conditional, iteration and recursion control structures.
  • Traversal and logical operations.


This course covers the following topics:

  • Program Design
  • Variables, Expressions, and Assignment
  • Reference types and other data structures
  • Control Structures
  • Operations
  • 5 Credits – $95
  • First semester of Introduction to Programming – Java
  • California Approval A-G: Yes
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