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Java Essential Training for Students

Challenge: College cost app

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  • Course details

    Taking a college-level programming course? Maximize your learning with these Java tutorials. Peggy Fisher explores command-level programming, basic techniques such as managing loops and creating methods, debugging Java code, working with classes and objects, and storing and sorting arrays. Along the way, she investigates the Java API and Java's capabilities for running simulations and algorithm analysis, and issues challenges to write programs that utilize all of these Java features.

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      Peggy Fisher

      Lecturer at Penn State University

      Peggy Fisher is a programmer and content manager at LinkedIn Learning.

      Peggy's main focus is application programming in Java, Arduino, and C++. She has also worked on courses in COBOL and discrete ,athematics. Previously she was a faculty member at Penn State University's College of Information Sciences and Technology. She started out as a programmer working for a large insurance company, but after 18 years she left her job as a director of information technology to pursue her true passion teaching. She earned a master's degree in math education, and went on to teach high school math and computer science in Pennsylvania. In 2012, Peggy accepted a position as an instructional designer at Penn State, and shortly thereafter began teaching Intro to Application Programming with Java. She is a strong supporter of women in STEM. As one of the few female programming teachers, she serves as a mentor to incoming female freshmen who are considering a career in programming. She was also the K–12 outreach coordinator for the college, where she scheduled, ran, and taught summer camps for middle school and high school students. In a PBS NewsHour interview, she expressed that all students should take at least one programming class either in high school or college. Peggy enjoys constantly learning and finding new and exciting ways to bring technology to life in and outside of the classroom, such as using Arduino microcontrollers or Lego Mindstorms, to help make learning hands-on and fun.

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  • Welcome

    - It's time for your next Challenge. In this Challenge, I want you to write a program that computes and displays the total yearly expenses for a student in college. The student might be living on campus or in a nearby apartment, or commuting. If the student is living on campus, we need to ask for the number of weeks they'll be living on campus, the duration of stay. The estimated weekly living expenses, not including room and board, and the cost of room and board. For all students we need to also ask for their name, what year are they entering, freshman, sophomore, junior, senior? The estimated cost of textbooks, pencils, paper all the supplies that they'll need for the year. The number of credit hours they're taking, and the cost for each credit hour. Use that information to calculate the total cost for attending college for one year, and print the final total. Write separate methods for each request, and only use the mean method to call the other methods. This challenge should…

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