With this certificate you will achieve a basic understanding of OOP, SQL, and basic programming concepts. Successful completion of this certificate will prepare you take any courses in the second and third level certificates in Java Applications Development and in Web Programming.

Your take-away

This program is a great way to help you:

  • Get an introduction to Object Oriented Programming (OOP) using Java;
  • Learn fundamental programming structures, Structured Query Language, relational database management, database structure and information retrieval;
  • Develop classes that use OOP features like encapsulation, inheritance, interfaces, overloading, overriding and polymorphism;
  • Obtain a foundation for future studies in programming.

Program courses

To get this certificate, students must complete the 2 courses listed below.  
*Click the blue links to get information about each course.

Create your program path

If you want to complete this program as efficiently as possible, or if you are looking to build a schedule that best suits your needs, please contact us at cce@concordia.ca; we will be happy to have a discussion with you. For course descriptions, schedules and registration click on the above course links.

Our approach

In this program, you'll gain real-world knowledge through active hands-on learning led by seasoned pros who'll show you the ropes. More excitingly, you'll be using the most powerful equipment and the very latest software. You can't get skills like this on YouTube.

Who benefits most?

  • Anyone who wants or needs to learn the fundamentals of programming.
  • Graduate students who need develop software as part of their course work or thesis.
  • Students in any university program who wish to acquire practical and hands-on skills in programming.
  • Web Designers, UX Designers and Quality Assurance Specialists who want to better understand the software development process.
  • Developers currently working in another programming language who want to learn Java in an instructor-led environment.
  • Developers who want to expand their knowledge of Java in an instructor-led environment.
  • Anyone looking to pursue studies or employment in the field of big data 
  • Students who want to work in advertising, animation, graphic design, website creation and management.

CCE General inquiries

Phone: 514-848-3600
Fax: 514-848-2806
Email: cce@concordia.ca

English test centre

Email: language.test@concordia.ca

Mailing address

Concordia Continuing Education
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Montreal, Que.

Visit CCE

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FB-117 (1st floor)
Montreal, Que.


Monday–Friday9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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