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Java Programming

Certificate - 12 Credits

Computer programmers take the vision of software developers and engineers and turn it into instructions that computers can follow. With a foundation in Java programming language, you can create user-friendly interfaces that enhance software solutions; use analysis and logic in your software development workflows; and create Java desktop and web apps that read, write and modify data in an object.  

Energize your career. A certificate in Java Programming from Southeast Tech gives you the skills to create software programs for business users and other professionals. Your coursework will enhance your knowledge base in the Java programming language so you can: 

  • Collaborate with software developers 
  • Update existing programs 
  • Test/debug code 
  • Use code libraries 
  • Write new programs

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Advantages to a Java Programming certificate 

Java Programming at Southeast Tech offers these advantages: 

  • Gives those already in the industry a career boost 
  • Lets undergrad or dual-credit student explore new field 
  • Focuses learning on a new programming language  

Why Study Java Programming at Southeast Tech 

During your programming training in Sioux Falls, you will learn Java’s syntax, data, memory and control structures; utilize IBM’s WebSphere for Java applications; create web-based object oriented programming apps; and create problem-solving programs for today’s business issues.

Your coursework also helps you: 

Demonstrate Professionalism / Communication: Working with STC’s faculty, you will gain confidence in researching and giving presentations, using appropriate computer terminology and exhibiting ethical behavior.  

Enhance Your Critical Thinking Skills: You will demonstrate problem analysis, logic design, and program development skills for Java business apps.

The Extended Learning Advantage: As an I.T. technician, you will benefit from membership in professional organizations and pursuing other professional development and training opportunities.  

The Dual-Credit Advantage: A Java Programming certificate would be a tool for an existing undergraduate or dual-credit student to explore a new field.  

What can you do with your STC certificate

Programmers find careers in a wide range of industries, including education, manufacturing, software publishing, finance and insurance, and computer system design. 

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Southeast Tech’s curriculum for a Java Programming certificate totals 12 credits, including classes in Intro to Java, Intro to Databases, and Advanced Object Oriented Programming. 

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Application Process

  • Complete the Southeast Tech application.
  • Select "Non-Degree Seeking" when asked "What kind of student are you?"
  • Once the application is submitted, an Admissions Representative will be in contact.
  • Pay $75 registration fee.
  • Then, STC will complete the registration request and send you an official schedule.


Costs for this program are calculated based on a charge of $255 per credit hour, plus applicable fees. Federal Financial Aid is not available for this certificate.

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Information Technology - Programming
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Andrew Honey

Information Technology - Programming
Technology Center 202

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Other Programs Related to Java Programming

If you’re interested in an I.T. career, you might also be interested in these other programs at Southeast Tech: 

Computer Programming   System Administrator   Software Support Specialist

Technology Requirements

Southeast Technical College's Java Programming certificate program is a Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL) program. You may purchase a laptop on your own or from the Southeast Tech I.T. Support Center.