Certificate in Android Application Development

Create a Feature-Rich, High-Quality Android App


Program Details

  • Location: Downtown Seattle, Online
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Class Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $3,297

Next start date

October 4, 2017

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About this Program

Android is the leading mobile device OS in use worldwide, running millions of apps and devices. It’s time to add your own application to this burgeoning marketplace. Our program gives you the technical knowledge and high-level abilities to develop your own Android app and show the world what you can do.

In this three-course certificate program, we’ll start with the basics of developing for the Android platform. Then we’ll move on to advanced skills, such as adding graphics, animation, sound and video and integrating with other applications. Whether you want to add to your professional portfolio or become a full-fledged entrepreneur, this program will supply the tools you need to succeed.

Designed For

Developers and technical professionals with mastery of at least one high-level programming language. Those with less experience should consider taking our course in Foundations of Programming (Python) or in Java Foundations first.

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Video Overview

Dan Vallejo, an instructor for the Certificate in Android Application Development, explains how the program teaches students the skills to develop their own Android app.

Duration: 02:11

What You'LL Learn

  • Core Java coding skills for developing on the Android platform
  • User interface design and development, including video and 2-D/3-D graphics
  • How to handle issues such as application services, data storage and retrieval, permissions and security, data persistence, monitoring, and application hosting
  • Cross-application interaction and communication
  • Key concepts for building rich applications using advanced features

Get Hands-on Experience

  • Install and configure the Android SDK
  • Develop your own working Android app

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

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Learning Formats


Attend class in person and engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. Assignments and other course materials are delivered through Canvas, a web-based learning management system that also serves as a communications hub. You must attend at least 60 percent of your class sessions in person. You may view the remainder online, either as recorded sessions or in real time (limit of two live-streamed sessions per quarter).


Courses are streamed online in real time from the classroom. You interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, using Adobe Connect web conferencing software. Assignments and other course materials are delivered through Canvas, a web-based learning management system that also serves as a communications hub.

For added flexibility, each quarter you may view recordings of up to 40 percent of your class sessions instead of attending in real time. You also can attend the classroom sessions in person if space is available.


Our special blended programs combine the convenience of online study with the vibrancy of in-person classes for a unique learning experience.

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