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Learn coding and app design skills that employers are hiring for in the iOS App Design and Development Professional Certificate. This comprehensive certificate will teach you the basics of Apple’s Swift coding language and give you firsthand experience designing and prototyping mobile applications. Learn how to conceptualize and create your own apps for iOS to build out your creative or professional portfolio.

What you’ll walk away with:

  • Ability to design and code apps in Swift—Apple’s official programming language
  • In-depth understanding of design patterns to give you the ability to organize a client’s/employer’s data into an easy-to-use mobile app
  • Skills to implement menus, animate graphics, create sound designs, and use the iPhone interface to manipulate media with user input
  • A proven iterative app design cycle to plan, prototype, and create iOS apps for clients
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Each required course for the iOS App Design Patterns Professional Certificate is 8 weeks long, fully online, and can be taken for credit or noncredit. Please see course details for more information.

Foundations of Swift Coding and iOS

Launch your coding career with Swift. Swift’s speed and efficiency have attracted a large community of coders at all experience levels, and as Apple’s official language, Swift is designed to be easy to learn and use. During this introductory course, you’ll learn the basics of working with computer programs, data types, operators, conditionals, and data structures. Using Xcode, you’ll create Swift projects, including a simple algorithmic program that expresses results with basic media elements.

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App Design with Swift Programming

Build your own mobile apps and launch your coding career by learning Swift, Apple’s powerful and intuitive iOS programming language. Through hands-on projects and interactive instruction, you’ll learn every step of the development process—from concept to prototype to final product. While you get creative designing your custom apps, you might even uncover new avenues for your personal work or future career opportunities.

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iOS App Design Patterns

Mobile app development is a rapidly growing industry with a shortage in talent. Learn the skills that employers are looking for in iOS App Design Patterns. In this 8-week course, you will learn patterns of design that are commonly used in the mobile development world. You will also be equipped to solve employer and client business problems using mobile technology while developing critical thinking abilities.

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Certificate pricing and details:

  • Earn 9 hours of college credit: $2,691
  • Take for Non-credit Professional Development: $2,115
  • Fees: $120 Registration Fee (required for both credit and non-credit options)
  • Duration: 24 weeks

SAVE 10% OFF TUITION WITH CODE “CERT10” AT CHECKOUT WHEN YOU SELECT “APPLY A DISCOUNT” UNDER EACH COURSE.

Courses

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App Design with Swift Programming

Build your own mobile apps and launch your coding career by learning Swift, Apple's powerful and intuitive iOS programming language.…
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FOUNDATIONS OF SWIFT CODING AND iOS

Launch your coding career with Swift. Swift's speed and efficiency have attracted a large community of coders at all experience…
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iOS App Design Patterns

Mobile app development is a rapidly growing industry with a shortage in talent. Learn the skills that employers are looking for in iOS App Design Patterns.
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Bill Guschwan

Bill is an Assistant Professor of Instruction in Interactive Arts and Media (IAM) and teaches game design and game programming courses. His academic work is as a field philosopher of video game design, entrepreneur and game designer. He was a founding team-member on Apple’s QuickTime and Newton, 3DO game hardware, and Sony’s PlayStation 1.

Notably, Guschwan played an important technical and production role at Sony for Crash Bandicoot. Ethics and serious games is a particular focus, as well as using Indian and Greek philosophy to instruct creative mind virtues. As an entrepreneur, he co-founded and created the intellectual property for an in-game ad unit for the recently acquired company, Tap.Me.

Course: Foundations of Swift Coding and iOS

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William Skrzypczak

Bill Skrzypczak is a Senior Executive and Management Consultant with over 30 years’ experience in the high tech marketplace. Bill has worked for companies like Apple Computer, Sun Microsystems, and Comdisco, prior to becoming a serial entrepreneur and raising millions in venture capital to fund his startup projects.

Bill is currently President of Waverider Trading Technologies Inc, a company that uses Machine Learning to identify trading opportunities in the Currency Futures Market. Bill is also Co-Chair of the Computers and Digital Media Department and Instructor of Mobile Application Development at McHenry County College. While at McHenry County College, he has developed and taught classes in Mobile Application Development, published multiple apps, and was one of the first to teach Swift programming in the country.

Bill has expertise in a variety of programming languages, technologies, and project management, as well as advance skills in starting and running businesses. He earned an Executive MBA from Northern Illinois University and a BS in Electronics Technology from Western Illinois University.

Course: iOS App Design Patterns

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Matthew Steinke

Matthew Steinke is an artist, musician, designer and developer. Over the past two decades, he has produced interactive content for Atmosphere Proximity, RGA, Viacom, Ogilvy, The Girl Scouts of America, The Fun Fun Fun Fest, Charles Schwab and Cramer Krasselt among others. His professional practice reflects his broad experience in a variety of roles including programmer, animator, designer, engineer and project manager.

Steinke has also produced several experimental media artworks involving robotic musical instruments for installations and performances for which he has toured across Europe, Canada and the US. His personal work and research explores the intersection of artificial intelligence, psychology and narrative as a way to generate new forms of machine behavior for musical expression.

Course: App Design with Swift Programming

“I have been trying to teach myself iOS development for a long time. I needed the structure of this class to actually stick with it. I also liked having the added motivation and structure of working toward having a functioning App at the end of class which added purpose to each step of the App development process.”

— Keith M., Columbia Online Student

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