Please use personal laptop (apple recommended) for development (or RDP/VNC to somewhere)
First half of course is spent on Android - any platform will do.
Second half on iOS - only Mac OS devices will really work. Personal device STRONGLY recommended.
IT College has class 320 with 13 iMac's with M1 cpus. Request for access from teacher.
IDE and SDK - Android
Download and install Android Studio - all platforms supported.
IDE and SDK - iOS
XCode from mac appstore.