About the CodePath Android Course
With over 2.5 billion active Android devices, knowing how to create Android apps has the potential to connect you with hundreds of millions of users worldwide. More and more, students are realizing how vital and valued it is to have Android development skills and experiences, especially if you want to make a difference within the tech industry.
The Android for university course features twelve weeks of intense, project-focused Android training inspired by our professional bootcamps and facilitated by CodePath-trained Teaching Assistants. Classes meet on campus or virtually for lab and coding sessions. During the first half of the course, students build their skills through labs and projects using the APIs of popular apps such as Twitter and Instagram. Students then apply what they’ve learned in the second half of the course, working together in small teams to build a completely original app from the ground up. The culmination of the course is a Demo Day event at which students present their finished products to an audience of peers, faculty and industry professionals.
The application is a 2-step process:
1. Fill out a 10-15 minute questionnaire about your background and career aspirations.
2. Applicants will then need to complete pre-work. The pre-work assignment is meant to give you a preview of our course and help you set-up your environment prior to the start of class. It will also help us determine your ability to complete the assignments during our course.
Applicants will need to complete the questionnaire and pre-work in order to be considered for admission.
Some schools/instructors may follow their universities’ guidelines and choose to run the course online or hybrid. You should still select the university you are enrolled in, and our Office of Admissions or your instructor will inform you where the course will take place.
- Course Duration: Semester/quarter-long
- Activities and Assignments: Weekly app projects and labs + an original group app
- Time Commitment: 5-10+ hours per week in addition to in-class time
- Attendance: Students are expected to attend all in-person, weekly classes and labs
- Admissions requirements:
- Must be currently enrolled in a US college or university
- Have sufficient access to a computer in order to complete coursework
- Have an understanding of object-oriented programming
- Completion of pre-work task (instructions to follow via email)
- You must have access to a system with the ability to download and run Android studio.
- Operating System
- Mac® OS X® 10.10 (Yosemite) or higher, up to 10.14 (macOS Mojave)
- Microsoft® Windows® 7/8/10 (64-bit)
- Linux GNOME or KDE desktop (NU C Library (glibc) 2.19 or later)
- RAM: 4 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended
For Windows: open Settings > System > About, the RAM information should be on the bottom of the page.
For Mac: click on the Apple logo at the top left-hand corner, then click "About this Mac."
- Hard Drive Free Space: At least 10 GB of available disk space
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