This is an introductory programming course which provides a strong foundation that would allow students to further their skills with additional education. The course begins with an introduction to Java and how it compares to other languages, followed by how to write simple applications. Java Syntax, control code, and data types will all be discussed. In addition, fundamental object-oriented principles such as class creation, inheritance, and interfaces are considered. The latter part of the course will focus on GUI (graphical user interface) development and database connectivity.