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The Institute for Professional Development

Lightweight Java Web Development

Java Web Development Program

Program previously known as Lightweight Java Web Development Program

An 8-week comprehensive program covering open-source, lightweight Java enterprise Web development using POJOs (Plain Old Java Objects). Topics include a thorough introduction to the primary open-source software platforms for POJOs enterprise Web development: JSP (Java Server Pages); JSF (JavaServer Faces); Hibernate; Spring (AOP, MVC and Web Flow); and a survey of other frameworks.

For a complete 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) as well as knowledge of core Java and basic Web technologies. 

Dates & Location: Autumn Quarter 2014

This class is closed.

Classes meet on Tuesday & Thursday evenings (5:45pm-9pm) and occasional Saturday mornings (9am-12:15pm) at DePaul's Loop Campus at 243 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL.

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 prior to that program's first class meeting.

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

Course #: IPD 364
Credit hours: 6 undergraduate

The credit hours are awarded to those who successfully complete the program's academic requirements. Course requirements include programming, design and connectivity 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: Spring in Action (3rd edition)
Author: Craig Walls
ISBN#: 978-1935182351
Publisher: Manning
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: $2,750.00
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 Web Development Program by October 14, 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. Upon admission, the Institute office will contact the prospective student with registration information and instructions.