AP Computer Science A

Java Programming

In this computer science course, you will learn the basics of programming in the Java language, and cover topics relevant to the AP Computer Science A course and exam.

This course includes a broad view of computer operation, the global impact of computing, and then introduces Java programming concepts including variables, selection and object-oriented design.

This course is for anyone interested in taking a first-level computer-programming course, particularly those who attend a school that does not provide a similar class.

No previous programming knowledge is needed. We are looking forward to helping you explore this exciting new world!

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Institution Purdue University
Instructors Sunil Prabhakar, Debbie Perouli, Phil Sands
Length 6 weeks
Effort 4-6 hours per week
Availability Archived
Price Free, or get a Verified Certificate for $49
Language English (English)
Subjects Computer Science Education & Teacher Training
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