AGES 10 - 15

Java Level 1

In this beginner friendly course, students will be introduced to the Java programming language. Students will learn the fundamentals of the language and also core computer science concepts. Concepts covered in this course include Java syntax, types and identifiers, operators, if statements, loops, arrays and more. Students will apply these concepts to creating fun games, such as Tic-Tac-Toe. By the end of this course students will have a solid foundation of Java and will be ready to progress to level 2.

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Who is this course for
Beginner Students: This course is for students with little to no previous Java experience.
This course typically takes 3-6 months to complete. This depends on the student's experience and how fast they can master the concepts and the knowledge. Our instructors move at the pace of the student, it may take extra time for some students to reinforce what they have learned.
Chapter 1: Types and Identifiers
Chapter 1 begins with the basics of variables: primitive types and identifiers. Additionally, students will learn about Boolean Algebra and how variables are stored in memory.
Chapter 2: Operators
Students will learn how to use arithmetic operators and its rules in Java, and learn about boolean expressions.
Chapter 3: Input/Output and Documentations.
Chapter 3 focuses on user input and output: how to use the Scanner class, print formatting, and escape sequences. Additionally, students will learn about JavaDocs and commenting.
Chapter 4: Control Structures
In chapter 4, students will learn about control structures such as conditionals and iterative loops.
Chapter 5: Errors and Exceptions
Chapter 5 dives into errors and exception handling, featuring how to use the try-catch block and talks about the different types of errors and exceptions.
Chapter 6: Practice Exams
Chapter 6 is a review of all the concepts learned in the previous chapters. Students will partake in mock exams in order to check their understanding, and ensure they are ready for the next level.
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