AP Computer Science A

Java Programming Classes and Objects

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 will cover:

  • classes
  • objects and object-oriented design
  • fields and visibility
  • constructors, mutators and accessor methods
  • encapsulation
  • interfaces
  • the List interface
  • method overriding

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, but it is recommended that learners be comfortable with the topics addressed in AP Computer Science A: Java Programming and AP Computer Science A: Java Programming Data Structures and Loops.

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 $100
Language English (English)
Subjects Computer Science Education & Teacher Training
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$94,000

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