Fundamental Java Programming

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Best Java class for beginners with zero or minimum programming exposures to solidly get into the wonderful world of computer science. No prior experience required.  Be prepared to be amazed at how much you will learn and change after 15 awesome lessons, and morph into passionate programmers and avid CS pursuer!

Total # of Lessons:    15
Class Time:    Mondays 4:30 ~ 6:15 PST
Lesson Dates:    01/25/2021 ~ 05/10/2021
Remaining Tuition:    $1180 ($45/hr Only)

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Description

At Ascende Learning, we believe in setting yourself a strong foundation so you can run further and excel higher. This is a rigorous course just to do that, while we use many real-world applications to let students see how they can apply what they learned in a fun and meaningful way. With this class, students are intrigued, stimulated, encouraged, and well equipped to move forward! That is why we keep seeing incredible outcome from our students!

Curriculum & Materials

Professionally and Thoroughly Designed

Steadily Paced for Motivated Beginners

Combination of Rigor and Fun

Interest-Simulating Real World Applications

Slides and Homework from Every Lesson

Video Recordings Available

Student and Parent Support

All Homework Corrected and Graded

Parents Receive Regular Student Grade Reports

Office Hour and TA Support

Direct and Easy Access To Teacher with Prompt Responses

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 Why Learn Java

Java is one of the most popular and widely used computer programming languages (Read about it) and also one of the easiest to learn and intuitive programming language.  This is a must-take beginner java class to pave your path into:

  • A successful career no matter what you do, with a basic understanding of the CS arena with the most intuitive and easy to learn programming languages! 

  • Take on the APCS exam which is administrated with Java language (no other language!)

  • Get into USACO competition 

 Prerequisite

 As a Java class for complete beginners, this course does not require any prior programming experience, we expect student to have necessary algebra knowledge including concept of functions. Other than that, bring your inquisitive mind and willingness to put in efforts and learn real cool things and join us!

Fundamental Java Course plan

The class will follow a rigorous Java language curriculum, our course plan is thoughtfully crafted so that the sequence of concepts makes the most sense, and students have more opportunities to practice previously learned knowledge to build a solid foundation.

Class Structure

There will be lecture time as well as hands-on practice time in class.

Homework

Yes. There will be homework, of various length.  In the beginning of the class, materials will be pretty easy and homework will also not take long, but the class will develop into much more complex materials and it will take some brain power and homework time between classes.

Required Equipment

Yes, students need to bring own laptop (and charger 🙂 to class, and have JRE and IDE installed. See next for instruction on how to setup your environment before first class!

Setup IntelliJ for Java Programming

Please setup your computer (laptop for onsite class to bring with you) per instruction here prior to the first class.

Textbook

Required for high school students, optional for middle schoolers.
Barron’s AP Computer Science A (8th Edition). We prefer the 8th Edition because there are sections removed from the 9th edition which is still useful.
Do not be intimated by the book title. This book is for complete beginners and teach everything from scratch and we will only use the fundamental half of the book. We will continue to use this textbook as students move onto the AP Computer Science A course. 

 

Will student be ready to take APCS test upon completion of this class?

NO. At completion of this class, students need to proceed to take an AP Computer Science A course either at local high school or at Ascende Learning to obtain the full scope of APCS required Java knowledge and skills.

Where is this course in your ascending path

This is our most basic course that sets the solid foundation for all subsequent courses. After successfully completed this course,  most students should continue into the Intermediate Java Programming course to further solidify and practice what they learned while learning new concepts, and engaged in numerous fun and hands-on projects, which will get you much more ready for taking on either AP Computer Science A or USACO courses.

Spring 2021 Class Dates

Date Lesson
01/25/2021 1
02/01/2021 2
02/08/2021 3
02/15/2021 no class
02/22/2021 4
03/01/2021 5
03/08/2021 6
03/15/2021 7
03/22/2021 8
03/29/2021 9
04/05/2021 10
04/12/2021 11
04/19/2021 12
04/26/2021 13
05/03/2021 14
05/10/2021 15

Reviews by Students and Parents on “Fundamental Java Programming”

  1. This was a great class to teach me the fundamentals of Java. It really helped me succeed in the future courses, which conversely also helped solidify my coding techniques. I liked that we were able to do some projects that, albeit simple, were able to help consolidate our learning.

  2. This class is an awesome class for beginners. The teacher is very helpful, and doesn’t hesitate to answer any questions. The course material is well thought out, and is perfect-paced. After taking this class, I was able to further my coding career with even more advanced classes. What I think is making me so successful in java currently, is my foundation, which I learned from this class.

  3. This is a very good class for starting to learn Java programming. The lessons are very well structured and easy to follow. The teacher is very helpful in class, and the homework is well organized and helps the students learn the syntax of Java Programming. I would highly recommend this class to anyone hoping to learn Java.

  4. My daughter started with fundamental Java Programming class. This is the best class to start programming! The lecture was very precise and fun, once she developed the interest she was able to learn Java quickly. After each lesson the homework assignment is very organized and carefully graded before the next lesson. She enjoyed the class discussions and made some nice friends as well.

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