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Oracle Academy Launches Java Curriculum for Secondary and Postsecondary Students

Noting that Java is the #1 programming language with more than 9 million developers worldwide, Oracle announced a new program for teaching Java to students in secondary and postsecondary schools.

The new Java curriculum is being delivered by the Oracle Academy, which helps education institutions integrate Oracle technology and curriculum into their computer science and business courses. The Oracle Academy currently serves 1.5 million students in 95 countries.

“Since 1993, Oracle has worked to advance education through state-of-the-art technology programs that prepare students for twenty-first century careers,” said Clare Dolan, vice president of Corporate Citizenship, Oracle.

“Few subjects will open as many doors for students in the twenty-first century as computer science and engineering,” Dolan claims. “As the steward of Java and with technologies that are #1 in more than 50 product or industry categories, Oracle is uniquely positioned to awaken and deepen students’ interest in these subjects.”

The Oracle Academy’s new Java offering for secondary schools includes two semester-long courses—Java Fundamentals and Java Programming—that prepare students for Oracle Java certification and the AP Computer Science A exam (delivered in the U.S.). The Oracle Academy provides extensive training to ready teachers to deliver the curriculum.

Postsecondary institutions receive similar resources and a more advanced Java curriculum that attempts to prepare university-level students for the workplace. In fact, the Oracle Academy even offers an “Are You Job Ready?” lecture to help such students understand how they can make themselves more competitive for future employment opportunities.

“School districts and ministries of education globally are expressing huge interest in Java education,” Dolan comments. “The primary question they ask us is ‘When can we get started?’”

Get details about the Oracle Academy.

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