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Introduction to Java
B01281

This course will be delivered online.

This course provides a hands-on introduction to Java - one of the key programming technologies available today. Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable.
This course will give you a working knowledge of the basics of Java and how to get it running.

Course Content

Introduction to Java and programming languages

Installation and configuration of the Java environment
The basics of Java programming
-syntax
-variables
-datatypes
-loops
-arrays
-functions

Making your first basic programs!

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

You must have a basic understanding of programming concepts
You will need to install the JDK environment to run Java
or be prepared to use a simpler cloud based compiler.

Additional Information

Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our learning resource team on lrc@rhacc.ac.uk. We are here to help you.