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A.E.C. Programmer Analyst LEA.CK: Full Stack Java

Full Stack Java Developer (Dip)
Les étudiants internationaux doivent postuler quatre mois avant la date de début

State of the Industry

MCIT’s diploma in Java Programming focuses on both the backend and frontend of applications, readying students for various job profiles, including Core Java developer or enterprise application developer.

After gaining some proficiency in developing applications using core Java technologies, students are introduced to more advanced concepts like Servlets and JSP to build dynamic websites. Towards the end of this profile path, students are taught the basics of building web services: how to make your app interact with other applications and make it available to others as a web service.

8 Months Classes + 4 Months Project/Internship

  • Annual salary range
    $43,946 – C$92,320
  • 17% job increase in the
    United States by 2024

Professional benefits

The Full Stack Java Developer program at MCIT prepares you to master the skills essential for roles in Java development. Students learn the most important aspect of computer programming: the ability to reason. Students are able to build on strong foundations and upon completion of this profile path can take up roles such as:

Java Developer | Full Stack Developer (Java) | Java / Microservices Developer | Java Programmer | Java Back-End Developer | Software Developer (Java) | Software Engineer (Java)


Who Should Apply

Developers are often thought of as problem solvers, so if you are inquisitive by nature and want to learn something new each day then this is the program for you. Also, in this digital age, software development is an industry that offers attractive salaries at a beginner level.

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Cecilia G

Java Developer

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David P

Big Data Student/Java Developer

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Trupti P

Java Developer


This is an entry-level course/program, but it assumes that learners have the following: Secondary V / High School Diploma, Good knowledge Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint Presentation), Completed post-secondary studies (in Business Management or Social Science or Information Technology) or have a CEGEP Diploma or have 1 year of relevant experience. Knowledge of programing logic is considered an asset.


A.E.C. – Specialization - Programmer Analyst (LEA.CK) (Full Stack Java Developer)
-(900 hrs)-

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Programming is the buzzword of the 21st century. In the last few years, we have witnessed the increasing influence of software in our lives and it has made us wonder about the art that goes into creating it. To give students a sound start, they are introduced to programming logic and basic concepts in Java. The course provides students with the skills required for analyzing a problem and developing the solution. Participants learn the basic syntax of the Java programming language and gain practical experience in executing code written in Java.

After getting familiarized with the core concepts of programming, students are introduced to the core concepts of Java, as this course serves as an introduction to the Java language and object-oriented programming (OOP) in Java. Students are provided with the skills for analyzing, designing, developing, and troubleshooting Java applications. Participants learn the syntax and constructs of the Java programming language, the concepts behind OOP with Java packaging, Java documentation, exception handling, Java libraries (I/O, utility networking, JDBC, etc.) and Swing.

It goes without saying that the way an application is presented to the end-user matters. Any developer possessing both back-end and front-end skills will always be in high demand. In order to prepare students for the industry, they are introduced to essential front-end web development languages, focusing mainly on HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Course content explores front-end web development best practices and the purpose of responsive web design. At the end of the course, students are able to create responsive web pages with HTML, apply basic formatting styles using CSS, and understand JavaScript for basic interactivity.

In this digital era, the increasing reliance on data has fuelled the need for proper data management.

In this course, students gain in-depth knowledge of SQL using Oracle Database technology. Participants learn the concepts of relational databases and the powerful SQL programming language. The course provides the essential SQL skills that allow developers to write queries against single and multiple tables, manipulate data in tables, and create database objects. It also introduces the DAO design pattern.

A more advanced approach to saving data is by using frameworks specifically developed for efficient data management, which reduces time and effort substantially. Hibernate is one such framework. It is a popular open-source object/relational mapping (ORM) tool that helps Java developers store and access objects. Topics covered include: Hibernate configuration, the Hibernate mapping file, inheritance, collections, associations, and the Hibernate Query Language (HQL).

The Spring Framework is a powerful lightweight application development framework used for Enterprise Java that can be used for providing layered implementations for any application, thus adding modularity to the application.

This course serves as an introduction to the Spring Framework, which facilitates the development of Enterprise Java applications that manage large-scale operations and data.

Students are introduced to the Spring Framework, the leading full-stack framework for Java EE applications. Topics covered include the Spring container, dependency injection, data validation, aspect-oriented programming, the JDBC Template, and the Hibernate Template. A web application is also presented to illustrate the use of the Spring Web MVC framework.

In the early days of the internet most websites were static in nature, but with the advent of technologies like Servlets and Java Server Pages (JSP), dynamic web pages can now be created that are easier to code and run faster within web servers. These technologies can take full advantage of the capabilities of the Java programming language by accessing any J2SE and J2EE APIs.

The Java Web Development – Servlets and JSP course introduces students to the most extensively used aspects of the Java Enterprise Edition platform. It explains the design, development and deployment of web applications using these core Java technologies.

Students learn to create web applications using Servlets, use tag libraries to develop Java Server Pages, and to understand the fundamentals of Java server side web development and the issues and approaches associated with these technologies.

The reason behind the widespread need to build web services for web software is their power to bring together applications running on various platforms and languages. We can now easily build loosely coupled applications that are scalable.

This course provides experienced Java programmers with the skills to write new SOAP and REST web services, and access existing services. With these skills, students are able to make secure web services using both Java-specific and language-independent security technologies. Students also learn how the Java APIs — JAX-WS and JAX-RS — deliver a set of powerful tools for developing a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA).

At the end of the program, students complete a real-time, industrially-simulated java development project.




MCIT offers scholarships for
deserving students, recent graduates, women, the unemployed and recent immigrants. The College offers up to $2000 off the tuition fees. Limited places for each session.
* This is only available for Local students

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AFE Student loan program

Students are eligible to apply for full tuition fees through the AFE Student loan program.
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I did not have any programming experience when I came here. Quickly applying newly-learned concepts into practice was incredibly motivating and useful.

Dave Simmons — Mobile Development Student
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— F.A.Q —

Fast track program is designed for local students whereas Regular track is designed for international students
Each student is provided with a PC in the classroom. However, students can bring their own laptops.
Yes, of course you can visit our campus and enquire about our program. You can register for the next upcoming information session through our website. You can also book an appointment to meet our program advisor.
We offer flexible schedule during daytime, evenings and weekends
Yes, you shall be working on a project as part of the program. However, we do not offer an internship but you are free to intern in an organization if it’s in the purview of your program (Regular track) and you have all necessary authorizations from the government of Canada.
Not at this time, but please consult our Financial Aid section for information on grants and loans.
Yes, we will. Please consult our Career center section for additional information.
Yes. We conduct prerequisite classes that will help you to start the program on a high note.
- Completed Post-Secondary (or post-secondary) studies in Business Management, Social Science or Information Technology, or CEGEP Diploma, or relevant experience of at least 1 year. -High School – Mathematics Secondary 4 436/4 SN or TS/5 CST - Basic knowledge of SQL is considered an asset.
Yes, there're Teaching Assistants (TAs) available for this program to help you during your labs and ease your learning process.