Tuition-Free Java Training at City Colleges
About the program
City Colleges of Chicago’s COVID Testing Requirements
On the first day of class, students must show a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours prior to class. Then students must also adhere to a weekly test, which can be done at the Wilbur Wright campus. If the student tests positive, they cannot attend in-person and no accommodations are currently provided for an online option.
Who should apply?
See if you’re an ideal applicant for our pre-apprenticeship java training program.
What do I need to sign up for the pre-apprenticeship Java training program?
Before clicking on the “sign up now” link – be prepared to upload your resume, submit responses to three short answer questions, and write a brief statement on why you are interested in pursuing a software development career at this point in your career.
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 between class and homework/practice.
What is the daily time commitment?
Online, synchronous instructor-led sessions on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 pm, in-person classes on Thursdays from 7-9 pm, and Saturday in-person classes from 9 am-1 pm. Additionally, there are rigorous homework assignments and projects to complete on evenings and weekends. Expect to spend at least 2-4 hours a day on self-directed learning, and six hours per week on instructor-led instruction.
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.
What is the last day I can sign-up for the pre-apprenticeship Java training program?
August 5, 2022
Are there any information sessions I can attend to learn more?
Yes, we have three 30-minute virtual information sessions scheduled on July 11 and 25 from 5-5:30pm (cst) AND July 22 from 11:30-12pm (cst). Contact TechReady@uillinois.edu to learn more.