A web developer looking at three computer monitors

Java Developer

Technical Certificate

9 Credits

New Richmond, Online

Career Cluster: Information Technology

The Java Developer certificate will provide you with the skills you need to become valuable members of application development teams utilizing Java technologies.  

Program Overview

You will learn the fundamentals of object-oriented programming and the Java language enabling you to integrate business processes into multi-tier enterprise applications. 

Program Outcomes

Java Developer graduates will be able to:

  • Program client and server-side Java applications
  • Analyze business needs
  • Design object-oriented solutions
  • Develop enterprise applications


Java Developer is available at the New Richmond campus and online. 

Experienced Instructors

You'll learn from skilled instructors who have years of industry experience. 

Flexible Scheduling

You have the option to complete the certificate fully online or in person.

Advance your Skills

Learn the skills you need to advance your skills and increase your value in the workplace.


In this certificate, you will gain both beginning and advanced skills in Java Programming. 

Explore the Curriculum

Featured Java Developer Courses

| 3 CR
This Java course familiarizes the student with the fundamentals of the Java language including data types, operators, expressions, event-driven programming, and conditional statements. Students learn how to set up an environment for developing Java programs, define classes and utilize class objects. Students explore object-oriented programming concepts including encapsulation and inheritance. Other topics include string manipulation, Collections, Array Lists, Exception Handling, and creating graphical user interfaces (GUI). This course covers software architectural patterns, such as model-view-controller (MVC). Students use the JDBC API to communicate with a database. PREREQUISITE: 10152135 Program Logic
| 3 CR
This Java web-programming course provides an in-depth look at advanced features of the Java language. With a solid grasp of Java language basics and object-oriented concepts, students develop Java applications for the web using Java Server Pages (JSP), and Servlets. Topics include JSPs, Servlets, session management, Expression Language (EL), JSP Standard Tag Library (JSTL), JavaBeans, and authentication. Students develop applications that communicate with a database. PREREQUISITE: 10152106 Java Programming – Beginning.
| 3 CR
The third course in the Java sequence continues exploring advanced Java topics within a Java web development platform. Students hone their skills in JSPs, Servlets, session management, Expression Language (EL), JSP Standard Tag Library (JSTL), JavaBeans, and authentication. New concepts include, working with listeners, filters, encryption, as well as, working with HTTP requests and responses headers. Student develop applications that communicate with a database. PREREQUISITE: 10152107 Java Programming - Advanced.

Admissions and Tuition

WITC has a simple admission process that can be completed in one visit. To start the process, simply fill out an application form along with a $30 application fee. After you’ve successfully submitted your application, your next step is to schedule an admissions meeting with a WITC counselor to discuss your goals and expectations. That’s it!

Tuition and Fees

WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.

Learn More About Paying for College


Estimated Total Program Costs*

Java Developer

9 Credits | Less than 1 year


*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented. 

After the WITC Java Developer Program

Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a Java Developer technical certificate. 

Student studying at a computer

Transfer Options

Transfer your WITC credits to a four-year college in Wisconsin to obtain your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

View Transfer Options

Career Outlooks

WITC's graduates experience success. Learn more about the types of careers you can get after graduation.

View Career Options

Student studying at a laptop

Apply online icon

Ready to join WITC's successful graduates? Easily apply today.


Students walking outside of campus

Get the WITC experience

Attend an event or schedule a campus tour/program shadow.

Visit Campus

Find a program icon

Finding the class you want to take has never been easier. 

Find a Class


Choose a campus to view contact information, or for general assistance, please contact us.

Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Sara Eckstein

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5220


Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 3195


New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339


Superior Admissions Contact

Cindy Miller

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243



Are you ready to experience success? WITC staff are standing by to support you in reaching your educational and career goals, so do it. Take the leap.