Pre-Apprenticeship Java Training Program
About the program
Who should apply?
See if you’re an ideal applicant for our Pre-Apprenticeship java training program.
Can I continue working while doing the pre-apprenticeship Java training program?
Yes, although you should be focused on building your Java programming skills to be eligible for the paid apprenticeship. You may expect to spend 20+ hours per week dedicated to learning.
What is the daily time commitment?
Synchronous instructor-led sessions two evenings a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 - 9pm). Additionally, there are rigorous homework assignments and projects to complete on evenings and weekends. Expect to spend at least four hours a day on self-directed learning, and six hours per week on instructor-led instruction.
Will I have an opportunity for paid work with Cognizant after I complete the pre-apprenticeship training?
You will have the opportunity to interview with Cognizant’s Digital Engineering team for a paid apprenticeship opportunity.
What skills will I have after I complete the pre-apprenticeship program?
You will complete the program with a wide range of in-demand Java development skills, including: objected-oriented principles, Java data structures, spring framework, REST and Web APIs, Java Unit Testing/Mocking (Junit, Mockito) and 12 Factor app.
Is everyone required to take the in-person North Carolina Career Readiness Certificate assessment?
Yes, everyone is required to take the in-person assessment. While on campus you must wear a face covering and practice social distancing. The college will continue to include guidance from the State of North Carolina, the NC Community College System Office, Mecklenburg County and other agencies, such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in their plans and practices.
What is the North Carolina Career Readiness Certificate?
The ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate is an assessment-based credential that gives employers and career seekers a uniform measure of key workplace skills. It offers a reliable means of determining whether a potential employee has the necessary literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills to be job-ready.
Do I have to pay for the North Carolina Readiness Certificate?
No, the NC Edge Customized Training Program funds the cost as part of the Cognizant expansion in Charlotte, North Carolina for assessments taken at Central Piedmont Community College.
How do I register for the North Carolina Readiness Certificate?
2022 intake is now closed.