Java Developer Certificate

Learn Java programming online and on-demand with personal facilitation to get the skills needed to succeed.

4-course program: $4,500

The Java Developer certificate program teaches students fundamental syntax and programming techniques for the Java programming language. Since Java is an object-oriented programming language, students will also learn about object oriented-design concepts that are not only crucial to Java application development, but also applicable to other programming languages such as C# or Python. The Java certificate program also covers how to access relational databases and make sophisticated data queries using SQL. Students will learn to interact with SQL databases and query for data from their Java applications via Java Database Connectivity (JDBC).

Students are first taught fundamental programming concepts and then are exposed to important programming techniques such as object-oriented design and handling exceptions (runtime errors). Object-oriented concepts and proper use of classes, objects, inheritance and polymorphism are emphasized throughout the first few courses of the curriculum, to ensure that students are able to write reusable code that adheres to best practices. During the program, students will gain plentiful experience with the Eclipse integrated development environment during lab exercises. Comprehensive hands-on exercises are provided throughout the certificate program to reinforce learning and develop real competency. Students are also assigned a personal facilitator for each course in their program. A facilitator is an instructor that is available to answer questions, assist with any issues that arise, and mentor you throughout the program to assure your success.

Bright Star’s Java Developer certificate program provides a comprehensive knowledge of not only Java as a language, but also coding skills such as SQL and algorithmic programming that are important for career advancement in the fields of Information Technology and Software Development. SQL proficiency is a skill that is often overlooked by many coding bootcamps, despite databases being a crucial component of most large-scale software. Bright Star students gain a solid understanding of relational database design concepts, SQL syntax, and construction of complex SQL queries using a variety of techniques such as unions, subqueries, and aggregations. Coverage also includes the creation and use of stored procedures, functions, views and triggers.

Bright Star Institute also offers a Customer Service course for students who have less than one year's worth of professional experience in an office or corporate work setting. The Customer Support course will train students on communication skills needed in customer-facing roles such as technical support positions, and also hone students' abilities for critical thinking, problem solving, and assisting with sales processes. Students also will work with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software during the course, gaining experience on how to work with different modules of CRM software for various functions such as support issue ticketing or reporting/analytics.

Upon completion of the Java Developer certificate program, students will have developed a flexible and sophisticated skillset regarding the Java language and the Eclipse IDE. Equipped with a robust knowledge base and plenty of hands-on development experience, students will be able to pursue an entry-level Java programmer position in the workforce with confidence. Students will also have gained an excellent foundation of knowledge to pass the Java SE Programmer I exam, if a student wishes to pursue certification.

Our personally facilitated on-demand learning environment gives students the ability to work within their schedule and learn at their own pace to ensure a thorough understanding of Java coding and software development. The Java certificate program includes streaming lectures, extensive hands-on lab exercises and one-on-one facilitation to assure successful completion. Bright Star's unique approach to student success includes a personal Java instructor to assure that student courses are completed on time and with a solid understanding of the content. Each student has a dedicated workstation loaded with the software required for exercises. We do not use simulation software or “canned” labs. Learn more about our on-demand training here.

Java Developer Career Opportunities

In the working world, Java programming skills are in high demand and individuals with Java skills are compensated well. Even entry-level Java programmers can expect to earn between $47,000 - $77,500 in their first year. With continued skill improvement and career advancement, students can earn six figures by midcareer (Over $100,000 annually on average). The Java Developer Certificate program provides an opportunity for students to learn a valuable skill that provides a fulfilling and rewarding career in the world of programming and Java software development. Program graduates will also have the flexibility to pursue advanced technical support careers, thanks to their formidable toolkit of programming knowledge and SQL querying capability.

At Bright Star we are happy to help assess your personal career goals related to Java Programming or any of our other certificate programs. Reach out to get in touch with a Course Advisor at 302.335.8868, or you may request information here.

Program Overview

  • Fundamentals of Object-Oriented programming
  • Designing and writing Java classes suitable for a given application domain
  • Writing robust Java software that gracefully handles run-time problems
  • Coding Java programs using correct syntax and block structure
  • Using Java to read from and write to files
  • Manipulating files and directories in a platform-neutral way
  • Writing multithreaded software
  • Writing Java client/server software using TCP/IP networking
  • Accessing and updating relational databases from Java software
  • Deploying Java applications
  • Writing SQL queries
  • Updating and deleting database records


Note: Students who have less than one year of professional work experience in an office or corporate setting are required to take a Customer Support & Relations Management prerequisite course before starting their programming classes for this certificate program. The Customer Support course will train students on communication skills and problem-solving abilities needed in customer-facing roles such as technical support positions. Students who have at least one year of work experience and can provide supporting documentation and/or business references may skip this initial Customer Support course if they so choose.

Conditional Prerequisite Course ($1,400 additional tuition) Duration PDF
Customer Support & Relations Management 102 hours
Required Courses Duration PDF
Introduction to Programming Concepts 15 hours
Learning to Program with Java 90 hours
Java Programming 90 hours
SQL Programming 60 hours

Getting Started

Feel free to call us to discuss your desired curriculum – one of our advisors will be happy to discuss your training objectives and confirm that your goals and selected courses align. Your advisor will assist you in customizing the appropriate track to your personal situation.

After enrollment and speaking to your advisor, payment can be made anytime prior to your chosen start date for your first course. For multi-course certificate programs, you may pay for each course as you start it (pay as you go). Financing is also available.

  • You will receive electronic copies of the student and lab guides.
  • Login credentials will be sent to you for the lecture portions and lab portions of class.
  • A personal facilitator will be assigned to you for each course, assisting with questions or lab issues that arise during your training.
  • You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of class.
  • There are no registration fees or cancellation fees.


About Our Online Training Platform

  • Courses are designed to be a combination of lecture and comprehensive problem solving lab exercises
  • You are provided login credentials to view the course on any device whether it be a phone, tablet or computer
  • You receive electronic copies of the student and lab guides for each course
  • Lab exercises are performed via a dedicated lab machine
  • An instructor is assigned to assist you in completing lab exercises and to help with any questions about the course content
  • Our support team provides you with course selection guidance, personal course setup assistance and technical support
  • There are no registration fees or cancellation fees
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