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Collin Offers New Java Courses


Feb. 7, 2005 - This spring, Collin County Community College District (“Collin”) is offering two new advanced-level Java programming classes at its Courtyard Center for Professional and Economic Development (CYC), 4800 Preston Park Boulevard in Plano. The new classes, Java Development Using Eclipse and Introduction to Struts, begin March 2 and March 3 respectively. Check out the continuing education schedule online at for more information.

“Java Development Using Eclipse” introduces students to a popular, open-source, integrated development environment for Java. Eclipse includes a complete debugging environment. Plug-ins allow for development of Java Servlets and JSP within the environment.

Struts is an open-source development framework built on the popular model-view-controller design pattern. The Struts framework jumpstarts web development by providing a reusable infrastructure (“the plumbing”) common to well-designed, dynamic websites. Students will build Struts applications. The class Java Web Application Development II is a prerequisite.

Ron Day is Java instructor at Collin. 

“The IT job market is on the rebound. With this rebound there will be quite a demand for programmers with Java Skills,” said Day.  “Solid Java development skills, along with forefront Java technologies such as the Struts framework and Java Server Faces, will be in demand.”

Other Java courses are listed in the continuing education schedule or on the website at For more information, call continuing education at 972.985.3750.

Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.