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The Institute for Professional Development

Java Developer

Java Developer Program

A 10-week comprehensive program covering object-oriented applications development using the Java programming language. Topics include Java basics; object-oriented programming; standard Java class libraries; JDBC; network programming; AWT and JFC/Swing; Java beans; applets; Java Virtual Machine (JVM); security; multi-threaded programming; XML; Java development and testing tools.

For a completed program description, download the program's brochure.

Admission Requirements:
Applicants must have a solid programming background (at least two years of professional software development experience is required.)

Dates & Location: Autumn Quarter 2014
This session is now closed.

Online Section:
Students may elect to register for an online section of the course. For more information about the online section, click here.

DePaul University reserves the right to cancel any program before its first scheduled meeting.

Course Credit: 
The Java Developer Program is an accredited course of DePaul University, which follows the quarter system (as opposed to the semester system).

Course #: IPD 382
Credit hours: 10 undergraduate
The credit hours are awarded to those who successfully complete the program's academic requirements. Course requirements include programming and design assignments. No midterm or final exams are conducted.

The ability to apply these credit hours to a degree program is always determined by the college granting the degree. To view course transfer guidelines for DePaul's College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM), click here.
Reading materials for certificate programs consist of textbooks and supplementary handouts. Textbook readings are considered preparatory in nature and are typically assigned prior to lectures; supplementary handouts are frequently distributed in class to provide additional information.

​Textbooks for Autumn Quarter 2014:

Required Textbook:
Title: Core Java, Volume 1- Fundamentals (9th Edition)
Author: Cay S. Horstmann and Gary Cornell
ISBN#: 978-0-13-708189-9
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Optional Textbook:
Title: Java Power Tools
Author: John Ferguson Smart
ISBN#: 978-0-596-52793-8
Publisher: O'Reilly 

Fees: Autumn Quarter 2014
Tuition fee: $4,450.00 
Application fee: $40.00 (non-refundable)

Full payment of tuition must be received by the Institute for Professional Development office before the start of the program. The university's refund policy allows a return of 100% of tuition (minus a separate $25 registration fee) if the student drops the Java Developer Program by September 29, 2014.

Textbooks are a separate purchase to be made by students.

Payment Options:
Fees are payable by check made out to DePaul University, or by credit card. For credit card payment, print out and complete the Payment by Credit Card Form.

Applicants who are eligible for a tuition reimbursement program offered by their employer and are interested in deferring their tuition payment using the university's Employer Tuition Deferral Plan, formerly known as the DePEPER Plan, must return the Employer Tuition Deferral Plan application to the Institute for Professional Development Office. Submitting this application to any other DePaul office may delay the student's registration process. Information about this plan, along with an application form, is found here​.
Applicants who wish to use the university's In-Term Payment Plan or a third-party billing arrangement should contact the Institute for Professional Development office at (312) 362-6282 for details.

Application & Registration Procedure:
The first step is to apply for admission using the Institute for Professional Development's online application; or, to apply via fax, mail, or in person, print out and complete the Application Form .Application Form. Upon admission, the Institute office will contact the prospective student with registration information and instructions.