On May the 24th, Apple launched a new app development curriculum designed to help high school and community college students that wish to pursue a career in the app field. The curriculum is now available as a free download through the iBooks Store. The new course, App Development with Swift, covers a full year of education and was designed by Apple engineers and educators. As the student delves deeper, they’ll learn everything there is to know about app design with Swift, which has become one of the most popular programming languages in the world. By the end of the course, students should know how to code and design an app and possess crucial job skills in information technology and software development.
This fall, 6 community college systems serving approximately 500,000 student will be among the first to begin offering the curriculum to their students. Local businesses are expected to offer student mentoring and internship at many campuses. The curriculum will be offer at the following colleges.
- Alabama Community College System
- Harrisburg Area Community College
- Columbus State Community College
- Houston Community College
- San Mateo Community College District
- Mesa Community College
Starting this fall, some high schools around the national will also begin offering the App Development with Swift curriculum. Houston Community College will take an additional step by opening an iOS coding and Design School in the near future. Houston’s Mayor, Sylvester Turner, believes Houston is the perfect location for the innovative school. He went on to praise Apple’s investment in the community. “Apple’s investment in our community with the launch of the app development curriculum will tap into the creativity of our students, inspire new possibilities and foster our culture of technological transformation.”
App Development with Swift is actually an add-on to the company’s current K-12 Everyone Can Code Curricula, which is designed to teach everyone to learn, write and teach coding. Some of the most popular and powerful apps in the world are coded with the Swift language. Yelp, Venmo, KAYAK, Airbnb, and TripAdvisor are among the many. Additional information can be found here.