A 10-week comprehensive program covering object-oriented applications development using the Java™ programming language
DePaul University's Java Developer Program is designed to provide programmers with an intensive and comprehensive introduction to component software development using the Java™ language. Components are well-suited to the development of large, complex software systems, particularly graphical user interfaces. The Java Developer Program focuses on Java as a general purpose, cross-platform applications language; the program also covers ancillary interfaces for the development of distributed systems and graphical user interfaces.
Classroom lectures and demonstrations will be complemented by reading and programming assignments. The software used in this program is all open-source or is freely available for download.
Topics covered in the program include: Java basics; object-oriented programming fundamentals; standard Java class libraries; JDBC; network programming; GUI platforms; Java Virtual Machine (JVM); security; multi-threaded programming; XML; Java development and testing tools.
For a completed program description,
download the program's brochure.
Dates & Location
Autumn Quarter 2018:
The autumn session is now closed.
On-campus section: Classes meet on Tuesday & Thursday evenings (5:45pm-9pm) and in the morning (9am-12:15pm) on approximately three Saturdays in the program. Classes are held at DePaul's Loop Campus at 243 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago.
Online section: Students may elect to register for an online section of the course. For more information about the online section, click
Autumn Quarter 2018
Regular DePaul University students are charged the above rates based on their degree program. The tuition fee for this program is not included in the university's tuition package for full-time undergraduate students.
Full payment of tuition must be received before the start of the program. Students who elect to pay tuition using a credit or debit card will be assessed a non-redundable 2.75% convenience fee.
Refund/Cancellation Policy: DePaul reserves the right to cancel any program before that program’s first scheduled meeting, in which case tuition fees (but not convenience fees) will be refunded. The university's refund policy allows a return of 100% of tuition if the student drops the Java Developer Program before September 25, 2018 (convenience fees will not be refunded).
Each program requires a $40.00 (non-refundable) application fee that can be paid online (via credit card) during the online application process. If you need to pay this fee by check or money order, please make the check or money order payable to DePaul University and send it to:
DePaul University Institute for Professional Development
243 S. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60604
Textbooks are a separate purchase to be made by students.
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.
Title: Core Java, Volume 1- Fundamentals (10th Edition)
Author: Cay S. Horstmann and Gary Cornell
Publisher: Prentice Hall
List Price: $59.99
Title: Java Power Tools
Author: John Ferguson Smart
List Price: $59.99
CTA U-Pass Fee: Beginning Autumn Quarter 2016, any IPD certificate program student who enrolls in a full-time course load (8 graduate or 12 undergraduate credit hours) and where at least one course is taught at an on-campus location will be automatically enrolled in the University’s CTA U-Pass program. The CTA U-Pass program provides unlimited rides on CTA transport and it requires that all eligible students participate in the program. The cost of the CTA U-Pass is $105.00 per quarter. Students who meet the eligibility criteria will have this fee added to their student accounts. Students are responsible for this fee regardless of benefit use or card pick-up. Students who are taking courses exclusively online do not qualify for this program. Further information about the U-Pass program is found at
Fees are payable by check made out to DePaul University, or by credit card. Students who elect to pay tuition using a credit or debit card will be assessed a non-redundable 2.75% convenience fee.
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 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
Applicants who wish to use the university's Single Term Payment Plan or a third-party billing arrangement should contact the Institute for Professional Development office at (312) 362-6282 for details.
Applicants must have a solid programming background (at least two years of professional software development experience is required.)
The Java Developer Program is an accredited course of DePaul University, which follows the quarter system (as opposed to the semester system). Credit hours are awarded to those who successfully complete the program's academic requirements. Academic requirements may include reading and homework assignments, written assignments, labs, projects, and other assignments. No midterm or final exams are conducted.
Course #: IPD 382; 10 undergraduate credit hours
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
Application & Registration Procedure
All interested parties should 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 information and instructions about the registration process.
Registration is restricted to admitted students. IPD staff will register students upon receipt of payment and registration form. Regular DePaul students cannot register themselves via the university's registration system.