Software Engineering

Full Stack Java Developer



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This course is currently offered in select locations. Candidates must live within commutable distance of the Per Scholas location to be eligible.

Get trained on the specific technical skills employers are looking for in entry and mid-level Full Stack Java Developers. Through this course, you'll advance your coding skills and gain experience with Java Programming, Relational Databases, Java EE, Spring Framework, CI/CD, and more.

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  • Remote

No catch. Training and job connections at no cost to you.

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Course level

Technical knowledge required ?


  • Remote 9:00am-4:00pm
    Monday through Friday
    15 weeks
  • Live & Instructor Led

Upcoming course dates

  • July 8th, 2024
    Application Due June 24th, 2024
  • Please note, this application process is very competitive and not all applicants will be accepted for our limited slots. Seats are offered on first come, first served basis.

While these courses may include either intermediate or advanced material, technical knowledge specified in these listings will be required as a prerequisite for applicants to be considered for admission.

While anyone may apply for this course, some technical background may be helpful.

Applicants with all levels of experience in tech are encouraged to apply.

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In-person learning takes place at one of our facilities across the US.

Remote learners must live within commutable distance of a Per Scholas campus to best facilitate our professional development and post-training employment support. For individuals who live outside of a commutable distance, you may be eligible for our National training courses.

Hybrid courses allow flexibility for learners to participate in the course remotely or in-person based on several factors. Learn more about the course you're interested in by reaching out to your admissions lead or attending an admissions overview after applying.


Have questions?

We can help with course selection, and answer questions about eligibility requirements and special circumstances. Contact an admissions team member

Take Your Skills to the Next Level

Through this live, instructor-led course, we will build on your existing knowledge to help you gain the specific skills necessary for Full Stack Java Engineer roles.

Real World Experience

Learn advanced coding skills relevant in today’s job market.

Hands-On Understanding of Web Application Architecture

Build a multi-tier web application using a deep understanding of web architecture and the levels of abstraction within the layers.

Professional Development & Growth Opportunities

Before connecting you with employer partners for job opportunities post-training, our Career Coaches prepare you with the tools to secure a role in the tech sector.

Career Outcomes

As a Java Developer graduate, you will enhance your fundamentals in application development, equipped with the knowledge to fulfill a wide range of entry and mid-level jobs such as:

  • Full Stack Java Developer
  • Junior Software Engineer
  • Software Engineer Apprentice
  • Java Developer

$60K Average salary Per Scholas Java Developer graduates make at their first job

Expand your Tech Portfolio and Network

Remain Competitive as the Industry Grows

Whether you are fresh out of college, self-taught or seasoned veteran, Per Scholas’ evolving curriculum will help you get the skills necessary to take the next step in your career.

Per Scholas Graduate, Andre Yates, who is now a software developer
As I was applying and going through interviews, there was a gap between where my college education brought me and where companies expected me to know things about the technology industry. Per Scholas taught me so much that I wasn’t able to learn in school.

Meet Andre Yates

Job Attainment Prep

Construct a tech professional resume and practice your interviewing skills during mandatory weekly Professional Development sessions.

Per Scholas Graduate
Per Scholas gave me a lot of confidence. I know that I would not have qualified for the role that I have now, from a technical perspective, without Per Scholas.

Meet Phillip Kinney


We match graduates to employers for tech roles across industries and provide career coaching throughout the process.

Per Scholas Java Developer Graduate Mira Winkel
It's huge knowing that I don't just have a beginner skill set. I have a very focused skill set that is highly in demand. Per Scholas gave me the base of my knowledge to go out and be successful.

Meet Mira Winkel

What You'll Learn

Become Proficient in Agile-Scrum Project Methodologies

Explore how to be efficient in Agile-Scrum project management methodologies using Jira, one of the most influential software tools in the market.

Excel at Programming and Understanding Program Flow

Learn flow-based programming, relational databases and SQL, frontend backend dataflow, Java collections, basic I/O, JDBC/ORM/Hibernate, and Java 8 new features.

Deliver High Quality Web Applications

Understand how to wire, create, manage, test, and inspect Java programs and full stack Spring Framework-based projects to deliver high-quality and efficient web-based applications.


The technical training and career development skills you need

Project Management Methodologies
  • Agile Principle
Version Control and GitHub
  • Version Control
  • Git and GitHub
Java SE Review
  • Java SDK (JDK, JRE)
  • Integrated Development Environment (Eclipse)
  • Java Programming Fundamentals
  • Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Java Collections Framework (JCF)
  • Java I/O Package
  • Functional Interfaces
  • Lambda Expressions
Relational Databases and SQL
  • Introduction to Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • SQL – DDL, DQL, DML commands
  • SQL Joins, Aggregate functions, Subqueries
  • MariaDB (Subprograms, Flow-control statements, Cursors, Exceptions)
JDBC, ORM, and Hibernate
  •  Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) 
  • Build Management Tool (Maven)
  • ORM and Hibernate, HQL
  • Entity Relationships, and Mapping
  • H2 In-memory Database
Fundamentals of JUnit Testing
  • Test-Driven Development
  • Introduction to JUnit
Fundamentals of HTML/CSS and JavaScript
  • Hypertext Markup Languages (HTML)
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • Responsive Design/Framework (Bootstrap)
  • Javascript
  • Document Object Model (DOM)
  • Behavior Object Model (BOM)
Java EE, Spring Framework, and Spring Boot
  • Java EE (Servlets)
  • Java Enterprise Frameworks
  • Spring Boot
  • Inversion of Control (IoC) and Dependency Injection (DI)
  • Spring Data JPA
  • Spring Security
  • Apache File Upload
  • Java-based Logging Utility (log4j)
Web Services and Microservices
  • Web Services, Spring Data Rest, SOAP and  WSDL
  • Jenkins
  • SonarQube
  • Microservices and Spring Cloud Eureka
CI/CD and Code Quality
  • Jenkins
  • SonarQube
Capstone Project
  • Real world problem-solving Capstone Project Development


The technical training and career development skills you need


More Than a Technical Training

Learn How to Think Like A Developer

Prepare to handle real workplace demands by challenging your understanding of course material and scenario problem solving.

Opportunities for Hands-on Labs

Learners will work on real-world problem-solving projects, labs, and exercises to reinforce their learning and skill development to receive an innovative, hands-on learning experience. Our training culminates with a capstone project incorporating all training concepts, tools, and technologies.

Professional Development

One on one Professional Development sessions led by a dedicated Per Scholas career coach will focus on communication, collaboration, continuous learning, giving & receiving feedback, career navigation, job search prep like mock interviews and resume reviews, and other skills critical to landing your dream tech job or moving up the tech career ladder.

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Meet Our Graduates

During my training at Per Scholas there was a ton of support, especially from the other women and other non-traditional learners that also had the same thoughts I had. They told me it’s not too late to go into doing what you really want to do.

Meet Rachel Powe

How to Be Considered

Meet the Learner Profile Requirements

You may qualify to become a Per Scholas Java Developer Learner if you:

  • Are aged 18 or older
  • Have a High School diploma, equivalent, or higher
  • Are authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Can read, write and speak in English
  • Can attend classes full-time for the entire duration of the course
  • Are able to start a full-time job after course completion
  • Are ready to make an important commitment to building your future

*Core Java is recommended for this specific course

Assessment Resources
Complete the Multi-Step Admissions Process

1. Submit an Eligibility Form

2. Admissions Overview: Once you submit an Eligibility Form, you’ll be directed to our Admissions Overview registration page. During this virtual webinar, you’ll learn more about our admissions process and next steps.

3. Assessments: This training requires applicants to successfully pass a technical assessment on HackerRank demonstrating your Core Java knowledge (study resources can be found under the “Assessment Resources” section).

4. Interview: Individuals who meet the assessment score requirements will be invited to attend a behavioral interview.

5. Offer Letter and Onboarding: The Admissions team will review assessment scores and interview results and offer seats to eligible candidates. The learner onboarding process mirrors Employment Onboarding.

Please note, this application process is very competitive and not all applicants will be accepted for our limited slots.

Learner Resources

In addition to technical and career development resources, Per Scholas has a Learner Support and dedicated Alumni Engagement teams to help you build Wellness, Wealth, and Work Rhythm.

Delivering learning in an accessible, remote fashion through a high-quality curriculum

Live, instructor-led courses that are delivered via Zoom with opportunities to attend team meet and greets, one-to-one virtual office hours and more. Complimented by an accessible remote training team that is here to support your learning and development growth to meet you where you are in your journey.

A Community of Support

Partner with your classmates to form study groups and create a community dedicated to everyone’s personal and professional success. Learner support resources such as financial coaching and case management are offered to all learners as needed.

Alumni Advancement

Complimentary upskilling opportunities extended to alumni up to two years post graduation to help them match employer hiring candidate profiles.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of jobs can I get after completing this training?

Graduates of this course are prepared for careers as Full Stack Developers, Software Engineers, Java Developers, Software Engineer Apprentice, and more. These positions are both in-person or remote.

How can the course be free? Are there hidden fees?

Most people who learn about us think: “Too good to be true.” We know it seems that way, but it’s true. Our services are provided at no cost to you, using funds we raise from foundations, corporations, government and generous individuals.

The costs you can prepare for include transportation or childcare—expenses that take care of you so you can focus on your studies.

What if I don’t have a Laptop? What are the computer requirements?

Computer requirements are determined by each specific curriculum track. During the onboarding process, we will review each learner’s needs on a case-by-case basis. If you have any concerns about your situation, please elevate to the admissions team during the admissions process.

I receive unemployment insurance benefits or other benefits that require me to spend time working or looking for work. Can I still enroll?

Yes. Generally, Per Scholas courses are approved for people receiving unemployment insurance, as well as other benefits that would ordinarily require them to spend time working or looking for work. Your benefits should not be affected. If you have questions or concerns about your situation, please contact us.

Is there a learner pre-training income policy?

Yes, Per Scholas learners must meet the pre-training income policy requirements. View our Learner Pre-Training Income Policy here.

I meet other requirements, but I am not a U.S. citizen and haven’t received my work authorization yet. Can I still apply?

Unfortunately, we cannot process your application until you have received clearance to work in the U.S. However, if you are experiencing problems, we may be able to refer you to other organizations that may be able to help.

I have a disability. Can you accommodate me?

We comply fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other relevant laws and regulations. Please contact [email protected] to discuss your specific situation and needs.

Does Per Scholas have a Non-Discrimination policy?

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. See our full EEO statement here.


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