JP11 Java Programmer, Technical Certificate of Credit

Offered at the Griffin Campus and Henry Site

Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Minimum Length of Program: 2 terms
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 22

Program Description

The Java Programmer certificate provides the opportunity for students and IT professionals to add Java program language skills and object oriented programming skills to their IT knowledge base. Completers of this certificate are Java Programmers.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements.


All pre-requisite courses must be completed with at least a C grade.

Course Expiration

To ensure that students graduate with current skills in computer information systems, all CIST courses must be taken five years prior to graduation. Courses older than five years must be retaken. Courses transferred from other colleges also follow the five year rule.

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

Contact Us

Caren Smith, M.S., Program Coordinator


Phone: (770) 467-6044


Program Courses

First Term

CIST 1305Program Design and Development


CIST 1200Database Management


CIST 2371Java Programming I


Second Term

CIST 1510Web Development I


CIST 1220Structured Query Language (SQL)


CIST 2372Java Programming II


CIST 1220: Database Management is a prerequisite for these courses.