About the CodePath Android Course
With over 3 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 ten 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 previous exposure to coding, your interest in a career in tech, and general information about you as a person.
2. Applicants will then need to complete pre-work. Pre-work task 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.
Note: Pre-work task instruction (required) will be sent out on July 11th. Stay tuned, we’ll keep you posted!
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.
- Activities and Assignments: Weekly app projects and labs + an original group app
- Schedule: View the schedule here
- Time Commitment: 5-10+ hours per week in addition to in-class time
- Attendance: Students are expected to attend all in-person (or virtually for remote) weekly classes and labs
- Must be 18 years old or older
- Must be currently enrolled in a US college or university or to begin a US college or university in Fall 2022.
- Pursuing or interested in a course of study related to computer science and software
- Must attend all in-person (or virtually for remote) weekly classes and labs
- With computer that has a webcam and microphone which can be use in all virtual sessions as part of active participation.
- Commit to putting in 5-10 hours per week including in-class time.
- 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.
- 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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