The Android Programming course will teach students to create their own Android apps. This course includes 1 semester of pre-requisite Java skills and 1 semester of Android development.
All Android development is done in a software emulator; no physical devices are required.
The first semester teaches students to write Java programs.
- Data types and variables
- Math and strings
- Logical expressions and flow control
- Writing functions
- Debugging and exceptions
- Object-Oriented Programming
- Inheritance and polymorphism
- GUI programs with Java Swing
- Arrays and collections
The second semester builds on the student's Java skills to create Android apps.
- Using Android development tools
- Designing Android screens and layout
- Getting Android user input
- Android file system
- Using images and dialogs
- Creating menus and notifications
- Messaging and networking
- Creating home app widgets
Click on the Course Syllabus tab to see a complete list of topics.
Students will complete hands-on coding projects in every chapter. Scroll through the images below to see a few examples of student work.
This is a two-semester couse, with enough material for approximately 36 weeks of school when progressing with typical, daily work.
When purchasing this course, you will have one main decision to make:
- Should I purchase a monthly subscription or a 1-year subscription?
This course is not currently available with a teacher-led option.
The following prices apply for these options on this two-semester course.
|Monthly Option||1-Year Option|
|Self-Study||$15.00 / month||$120 / year|
If you choose a 1-year option, then you can add additional siblings to the same class for $40 (self-study). Additional siblings can be added by the teacher from within the course after your initial login.
If you choose a monthly subscription, then additional siblings can be added under the same teacher at the same monthly subscription rates.
Monthly or 1-Year Subscription
You can choose an affordable monthly subscription or purchase a 1-year subscription. Students will progress through courses at their own pace, normally finishing this course in two full semesters. But some students may complete the material more quickly or slowly.
Monthly subscriptions are billed to your credit card each month. You can maintain the subscription for as long as your student needs to complete the course and cancel the subscription when complete.
1-year subscriptions let you pay one discounted price up-front for a full calendar year of access. After the first year, if you need more, you can convert your account to a monthly subscription.
Self Study - How It Works
Our self-study curriculum is always a great option for families that want to work through the material on their own. In a self-study course:
- Students move at their own self-study pace
- All quizzes and tests are automatically graded by the system
- Parents will monitor student progress (if desired)
- Parents will assign grades to hands-on projects (if desired)
- Parents will self-certify completion of the course (if needed)
Your self-study course includes a student account to access our online material and a teacher account that lets parents review fully coded activity solutions, access teacher's lesson guides and assign hands-on project grades.
Is your student taking this course to add to a middle or high school transcript? We've done the research and understand how our courses map to specific state standards and titles. Instead of writing our course name on the transcript, you can list the appropriate course standard for your state.
Android Programming Alignments
Course 465310 / 465320 - Mobile Application Development
Course 145020 - Computer and Mobile Applications
If you would like us to study a particular course in your state for alignment, please contact us with your state information.
This course requires a computer with the Windows or Mac operating systems.
Our course material and interactive online system can be accessed from any HTML5-compliant web browser on standard computers, laptops, or tablets with an Internet connection.
In order to complete hands-on projects, students will use a computer with one of the following operating systems:
- Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
- Mac OS version 10.7 or higher
No physical Android device or smartphone service is required for this course! All development is done in a free software emulator that runs on a computer.