Introduction to Back-End Development Weekend Course

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At Grand Circus Detroit

What is Java & why it’s great!
Learn core functionality of the Eclipse IDE
Learn the fundamentals of Java (and programming as whole!)
Build several console applications.
Learn basic programming vocabulary

Class will run both Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am - 5:00pm

Tuition: $199

Detroit Grand Rapids

What will I learn?

Core Eclipse functionality

  • Selecting a workspace
  • Creating a class
  • Creating the main method
  • Running a Java application

Java overview

  • What is Java
  • Why is Java everywhere?
  • Why is it still around?

Classes & Methods

  • What are they? (syntax, variables, methods)
  • Parts of a class
  • Parts of a method


  • Relational Operators
  • If & switch statements

Boolean logic


  • Being able to use array lists to store variables in loops


  • Being able to define a while, for and a do while loop.
  • Being able to use a while, for and do while loop


  • Being able to define what a method is.
  • Being able to define the 4 different method access modifiers.
  • Introduce students to the concept of single responsibility programming
  • Passing parameters into methods
  • Being able to define static vs void methods.

Important class notes:

  • Please download and install Java SE from Oracle prior to class. Your instructor will go over download instructions in class, if you have issues.
  • Chromebooks are NOT recommended for this course because of the above installation requirements.


Frequently Asked Questions

Refund for Cancellation: An applicant requesting cancellation within three (3) business days after making an initial payment, but prior to seminar or workshop start date, is entitled to a refund of all tuition and fees paid with the exception of the non-refundable deposit (if applicable).

A Laptop is Required: This interactive workshop requires student to have their own laptop. If you need to borrow one, please email

Grand Circus Detroit is a Single-Use Plastic Free Facility: What does that mean for you? While attending workshops at the Grand Circus Detroit campus you may want to bring the following:

  • A Refillable Water Bottle or Cup
  • A Travel Coffee Mug
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