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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.
All lesson quizzes and chapter tests are auto-graded by our system. Students will complete hands-on coding projects in every chapter, and these projects are teacher or parent-graded using our simple rubrics.
Scroll through the images below to see a few examples of student work.
Prices & Course Details
|Subscription Price||$15 / month or $120 / year|
|Nominal Length||2 semesters or 1.0 credits or 180 hours|
|Pacing||Self-study & self-paced|
|Accounts Included||Student and Teacher|
|Grading - Quizzes and Tests||Auto-graded by System|
|Grading - Student Projects||Graded by Parents|
Read more about How it Works!
A yearly subscription provides you a full calendar year (12 months) access to the course material. The 1-year window does not start until you redeem your purchased registration codes to create your account. So, you can purchase now and get started when ready.
Monthly subscriptions are auto-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 at any time. There is no long-term commitment.
Siblings and Families
If you choose a 1-year option, then you can add additional siblings to the same class for $40. If you choose a monthly subscription, then each sibling will require an additional monthly subscription at the same rate.
In either case, purchase just one student initially, and then create your teacher account and add the sibling from your Teacher's Menu within the course.
If, within the first 30 days, you find your selected course is not a good fit for your student for any reason, we will fully refund your purchase price (1-year subscription or first month subscription) and cancel your account with no obligation.
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.