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Pacific Center for Adavanced Technology Training (PCATT) is located in Downtown Honolulu, with ample parking. We are on the city bus line, which makes it convenient to commute from anywhere on Oahu.

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Software Development

Apps For Small Business

As a small business owner, you have so much to do. Why not leverage the power of mobile apps to make your business more efficient, convenient, and profitable? This short course helps you to learn to use the power of mobile apps. You can change everything about the way your business is done by using mobile apps as a solution to streamline your business process.

In this hands-on course, you will learn which apps are necessary for your business.

Prerequisites

Required: Please bring your mobile device (smart phone and/or tablet) to class

Section - COM2067-014

Fundamentals of Java Programming, Level 1

Fundamentals of Java Programming, Level 1 is suited to people who have some programming experience. With this experience, you will benefit from the systematic approach to learning Java. The course starts with a conceptual understanding of Object Oriented Programming and helps you develop applications that solve business problems.

This is a hands-on course with emphasis on language fundamentals. Java is a general purpose programming language with a number of features that make the language well-suited for use on the World Wide Web. Topics include Java Language API (Application Programming Interface), Java classes, objects, and applications using the language. You will utilize hands-on labs and exercises to apply theories learned. At the end of the course, you will able to:

  • Implement, compile, test and run Java programs
  • Understand how to include arithmetic operators and constants in a Java program
  • Make use of members of classes found in the Java API (such as the Math, String class)
  • Demonstrate the ability to employ various types of selection constructs in a Java program
  • Employ a hierarchy of Java classes to provide a solution to a given set of requirements
  • Demonstrate the ability to employ repetition constructs in a Java program such as loop
  • Demonstrate the ability to use simple data structures like arrays in a Java program

Prerequisites

Some programming experience will be very helpful

Section - COM2028-012

Intro to Game Development 1: Gaming and Storyboarding

This first course of _Intro to Game Development_ provides an overview of mobile game development using GameSalad Creator.

Topics include:

  • History of the mobile game industry
  • Mobile platform tools and genres
  • Design, art, and programming for mobile devices
  • Play testing and analytics
  • Storyboarding

Prerequisites

Must be a skilled computer user

Section - COM2072-004

Intro to Game Development 2: Scene Building

In this course, you learn to use Photoshop to create scenes for your game. You will build a scenario and consider what is important in your game -- what needs to be shown and what perspectives other than top-view will be needed. This will help tell the story of your game.

Section - COM2073-004

Intro to Game Development 3: Character Building

You will learn to create 2D characters in Illustrator for games and animation. Not only is creating characters lots of fun, it’s also a great way to build toward that special game you want to design. Whether you’re working in Photoshop or Illustrator, the techniques you learn can be applied to all kinds of other projects. This course will help you build assets such as game characters.

Section - COM2074-004

Intro to Game Development 4: Animation and Game Building

Get started with the most popular game development platform available. With this course, you’ll be on your way to being a pro game developer. You will:

  • Explore the basics of Unity UI
  • Learn to script with C#
  • Navigate the Unity Asset Store
  • Interact with Game Objects
  • Use MonoDevelop

Section - COM2075-004

Programming Essentials in Python

Why learn Python? Python is a general-purpose language that can be used for web development, data analysis, artificial intelligence, and scientific computing. It’s flexible, scalable, and easy to understand. Rapid job growth and high salaries for Python developers makes it an attractive skill if you have the aptitude to learn this programming language. 

This course covers all the basics of programming in Python as well as general computer programming concepts and techniques. The course also familiarizes you with the object-oriented approach. You will have access to hands-on practice materials, quizzes, and assessments to learn how to utilize the skills and knowledge gained on the course and interact with real-life programming tasks and situations.

At the end of this hands-on course, you should be familiar with general computer programming concepts like conditional execution, loops, Python programming language syntax, semantics, and the runtime environment, as well as with general coding techniques and object-oriented programming. 

Programming Essentials in Python helps prepare you for the Python Certified Associate Programmer certification exam (PCAP). PCAP is a professional certification that measures your ability to accomplish coding tasks related to the basics of programming in the Python language and the fundamental notions and techniques used in object-oriented programming.

A Statement of Achievement will be issued to participants who successfully demonstrate competencies at the completion of the course. This qualifies you for a 51% discount off the PCAP certification taken through Pearson VUE computer-based testing.  

Prerequisites

Ability to use a personal computer and understanding of basic mathematics. A bit of programming is helpful but not required or expected. 

Section - COM2135-003

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