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Full Stack Java Developer Powered by TEKsystems



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Get trained on the specific technical skills employers are looking for in entry and mid-level Java Developers. Through this course, you'll advance your coding skills and gain experience with Java, data structures, web services, algorithms, and more. Currently offered online.

Admissions have closed for our 2020 trainings. Complete an application to be considered for 2021 start dates in Charlotte.

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No cost, no catch. Tuition-Free training and exams.

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  • Remote 9AM-4PM
    Monday through Friday
    14 Weeks

Upcoming course dates

  • 2021
  • While our 2020 courses are full, you may submit an application to be considered for our 2021 cohorts, dates to be announced.

This training aims to provide the participant with the necessary skills to obtain an entry-level position as a Systems Administrator or SysAdmin. Starting salaries vary greatly, but the average is about $30,000 per year.

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

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

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.

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As a response to COVID-19, Per Scholas courses have moved to a remote learning environment. As we return to training sites, upcoming courses may be moved to in-person classrooms. We will be in-touch with applicants after you have applied to provide updates on any changes to future courses.


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

We will build on your existing knowledge to help you gain the specific skills necessary for Full Stack Java Developer roles in-demand in Charlotte Metro.

Real World Experience

Learn advanced coding skills relevant in today’s job market

Hands-On Understanding of Web Application Architecture

Apply topics throughout the course to your final project: an individualized full stack web application

Hands-On Professional Development from a Tech Industry Leader

The curriculum and career development for this course was developed collaboratively with TEKsystems, one the world's largest IT talent services provider in the US.

Designed to Meet Specific Job Demand Locally

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 Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Java Developer

This program in partnership with TEKsystems is designed to meet specific local job demand at the end of the program. TEKsystems is committed to interviewing all graduates upon successful completion of the program. To support this, TEKsystems recruiters will play an active role in your career development throughout the class, including mock interviews and resume reviews. Per Scholas does not require candidates sign a contract with any employer partner. Learners are always free to their own future.

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

Strengthen your Tech Professional Profile

Remain Competitive as the Industry Grows

Whether you are new to tech or a seasoned veteran looking to upskill, Per Scholas will help you get the skills necessary to take the next step in your career.

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Customized Professional Development and Networking

Regular Career Development like resume reviews, mock interviews, and "Meet the Employer" sessions will familiarize you with our employer partners, meet with other IT professionals and help prepare you for the job search.

Learn more about our partnership with:

Direct Job Placement Support

Graduates will receive job placement support from the employer partner and identify career opportunities leveraging their new and existing skills. If TEKsystems doesn't work out, Per Scholas staff will continue to provide connections with other employer partners.

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What You'll Learn

Become Efficient in Agile-Scrum 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 topics such as multithreading, collections, basic I/O, Concurrency, JDBC, Java networking and Java 8

Deliver High Quality Web Applications

Know how to wire, create, manage, test and inspect Java programs and projects to deliver quality web-based applications


The technical training and career development skills you need

Week 1

Project Management Methodologies

  • Overview of SDLC/STLC

Product Management Methodologies

  • Agile (Scrum & Kanban)

Project Management Tools

  • JIRA
Weeks 2 & 3
  • Version Control System (Github)
  • Hypertext Markup Languages (HTML)
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • Responsive Design/Framework (Bootstrap)
  • Javascript
  • Document Object Model (DOM)
  • Behavior Object Model (BOM)
Week 4
  • Introduction to Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • SQL – DDL, DQL, DML commands
  • SQL Joins, Aggregate functions, Subqueries
  • MariaDB (Subprograms, Flow-control statements, Cursors, Exceptions)
Weeks 5 & 6
  • Java SDK (JDK, JRE)
  • Integrated Development Environment (Eclipse)
  • Integrated Data Types, Variables, Operators, Control Statements
  • Arrays and String
  • Object-oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Java files and storage, Exception handling, Debugging
  • Java Collection Framework
  • Java 8 new features
  • Java Concurrency and Multithreading
Weeks 7 & 8
  • Java IO and NIO
  • Java Database Connectivity (JDBC)
  • Java Persistence API (JPA)
  • Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Java Unit Testing (JUnit)
  • Apache Tomcat
  • Java EE (Servlets, JavaServer Pages)
Weeks 9 & 10
  • Build Management Tools (Maven)
  • Java Enterprise Frameworks
  • Spring MVC
  • Spring Data JPA
  • Spring Security
  • Apache File Upload
  • Java-based Logging Utility (log4j)
Weeks 11 & 12
  • Java WebServes
  • Microservices and Edge Services
  • Handling Hypermedia
  • Webservice Testing
  • Continuous Integration and Development (CI/CD using Jenkins)
  • Code Quality (SonarQube)
Weeks 13 & 14
  • Case Study –  Full-stack Web Application
  • Software Development Best Practices
  • Essential Business Skills and Career Readiness


The technical training and career development skills you need


A Day in the Life of a Java Developer Student

Learn How to Think Like An IT Professional

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

A Community of Support

Partner with your classmates to form study groups and create a community dedicated to everyone’s personal and professional success.

Career Development with Employer Partners

Strengthen your tech professional resume and practice your interviewing skills with current employer partner employees and recruiters.

Meet Our Graduates

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Application Details

Minimum Eligibility Requirements
  • Must have at least a high school diploma, GED or equivalent

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship (presently or in the future)

  • Must have existing knowledge of Object Oriented Programming, preferably Java

  • Must be able to commit to 14-weeks Monday-Friday 9am-4pm

Ideal Candidates

To be successful, candidates need to posses computational thinking and self-teaching skills, do well in fast-paced environments and be able to learn new technologies quickly. During admissions, we are looking for candidates who can demonstrate strong passion, motivation and commitment. Be prepared to speak to this during admissions.

Strengthen Your Application
Ready to Apply?

To be considered, complete an application and our admissions team will follow up with next steps.

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

Student Resources

Technical and career development resources available at no additional cost to help you develop the skills you need for the job you want.

Modern Facilities

In-Person courses offer each trainee their own lab-based computer workstation for the entire course. Breakout spaces to socialize and study are also available.

Ongoing Support and Professional Development

Career development and wraparound support services such as financial coaching, case management, and emergency financial support services.

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, and more.

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.

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

Yes. 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.

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 can 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 us at [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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