Feb 13 to April 3, 2021
Early Admission Deadline
Jan 6, 2021
Final Admission Deadline
Feb 6, 2021
Intro to Mobile Product Development is an 8-week course designed to expose college freshmen and sophomore students to the possibilities in a career in technology. Students will learn how to conduct product planning sessions, design basic wireframes/prototypes and write product specs to create an MVP (minimum viable product). Students will also get to build a mobile application of their own.
After taking this course, students will have a better understanding of how tech teams and entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley build software products and services, an enhanced portfolio to show future employers, and a network of like-minded peers and professionals across the US. Many of our students proceed onward to take our more advanced iOS and Android mobile development courses, or apply the knowledge they gain in this course to other concentrations.
You Should Take This Course If...
You have experimented with coding, and you are curious about a career in tech, but not yet sure if tech is for you
You are craving a more hands-on, interactive experience than your current university’s computer science classes
You are looking to build something for fun or build a portfolio to show future employers
What You’ll Learn
Build a mobile product or service from the ground up
- Core coding concepts used to build simple iOS or Android apps
- Product planning activities such as brainstorming, schema design, and user stories
- Using version control (Git and Github) to store and collaborate on code
Gain a preview of real-world software engineering roles and challenges
- Fireside Q&A chats and info sessions with professional software engineers from companies such as Slack, Pinterest, and Facebook
- Learn what it's like in the day-to-day of different roles in tech
- How you can be part of an industry that is changing the world and contributing to advancements in many areas of life
Did You Know?
The average salary for an entry level software engineer is $81,637 per year in the US (Indeed).
Software and web developers represent the fastest growing category of tech jobs, at 1.6 million (CompTIA).
Mobile app developer jobs will grow 30.7 percent over the next decade (Burning Glass).
- Freshmen and Sophomores interested in majoring or minoring in Computer Science or other forms of Computing or STEAM subjects
- Students who have already taken an Intro to CS course or know the basics of a programming language (e.g. for loops, if statements)
- Students who are currently enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year college/university in the US
- Students who can commit to 2 hours of online classes every Saturday during the 8 weeks of the course
How to Apply
The application is a 2-step process:
- 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.
- Applicants will then set up their working environment as pre-work for the course. This will take approximately 1-2 hours, and applicants who do not complete this step will not be admitted to the course.
Hear from Our Alums
This is one of the classes that I’ve actually looked forward to every week! I was interested in diving into app development and CodePath really taught me everything I need to know. The structure and format of the class were very easy to follow along making it a great learning experience. Working with people with the same goals as me was inspiring!
University of Minnesota,
I loved how the CodePath course was structured. It taught me so much without being too overwhelming. It also introduced us to many concepts so we could get a feel for them but still explore and learn on our own. I would strongly recommend this course to someone who is interested in Mobile App Development and needs a push in the right direction!
University of Illinois at Chicago,
CodePath's unique emphasis on technical and soft skills is something I found very rewarding. The experiential learning involved has altered my perception of the apps I use daily, and has led me to consider a career in Mobile.
Penn State University,
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