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 morph into passionate programmers and avid CS pursuer!
Required grade: G7+ (Incoming grade for Fall)
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!
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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:
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.
There will be lecture time as well as hands-on practice time in class.
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.
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.
Not required. Class materials include our in-house developed proprietary materials in combination of online exercises.
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.