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Oracle Corporation

February 27, 2012 08:00 ET

Oracle Academy Introduces New Java Curriculum

Java Courses Allow Students to Graduate With Industry-Relevant Skills

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 27, 2012) - Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)

News Facts

  • The Oracle Academy is expanding its program to include more services for secondary and post-secondary schools, including a new Java offering that will support hundreds of thousands of students.
  • Oracle Academy institutions may integrate Oracle technology, curriculum, and certification resources into their computer science and business curricula.
  • Students who participate in the Oracle Academy develop vital business and technology skills that provide them with a competitive advantage as they prepare to enter the workforce.
  • The Oracle Academy supports more than 1.5 million students in 95 countries.
  • Since 1993, Oracle has worked to advance education with state-of-the art technology programs that prepare students for life and work in the 21st century.

New Java Curriculum

  • Highlights of the Oracle Academy's Java offering include:
    • Java Fundamentals and Java Programming courses, designed especially for secondary schools and two-year colleges;
    • A comprehensive portfolio of Java courses for four-year colleges and universities;
    • Training that supports teachers/faculty to deliver the Oracle Academy's Java curriculum; and
    • Java competitions that help students develop and showcase their technology skills.
  • Java is the #1 programming language, with over 9 million developers.
  • Oracle's objectives for the future of Java are to continue to move Java forward through technical innovation in the Java platform, and to increase Java technology adoption through programs like Oracle Academy's Java offering, and by working closely with the Java developer community.
  • The Oracle Academy's new Java offering will be available later this year. To learn more, please contact:

Supporting Quotes

  • "For nearly 20 years, Oracle has worked to advance education with innovative technology programs," said Clare Dolan, Vice President, Oracle Corporate Citizenship. "As we expand the Oracle Academy to include a new Java offering, we intend to help more students graduate into the workplace with a competitive edge."
  • "Our Java curriculum for secondary schools is designed to awaken students' interest in computer science/engineering," commented Alison Derbenwick Miller, Vice President, Oracle Academy. "Few subjects will open as many doors for students in the 21st century as computer science/engineering and we are pleased to support educators to promote them."

Supporting Resources

About the Oracle Academy
The Oracle Academy provides a complete portfolio of software, curriculum, hosted technology, faculty training, support, and certification resources to K-12, vocational, and higher education institutions for teaching use. Faculty can flexibly insert these resources into computer science and business programs, ensuring that students gain industry-relevant skills prior to entering the workforce. The Oracle Academy supports over 1.5 million students in 95 countries. To learn more, visit

About Oracle
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