Southern Union State Community College

App Development with Swift

Program Flyer

In the App Development with Swift courses, students will learn to code and design fully functional apps, gaining critical job skills in software development and information technology.

The curriculum is designed by Apple engineers and educators and uses Swift, one of the world’s most popular programming languages. Mobile App development has been ranked as one of the hottest jobs to have in 2016 with the job market having been predicted to skyrocket by 32% from 2010 through 2020. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn to code with curriculum from the company who invented Swift and defined the App Economy.

“Developers who can code in Apple's Swift programming language have been the most in demand over the past year...”
           - Liam Tung ZDNet


App Development with Swift Short Certificate

  Course Number   Course Name Credit Hours Weekly Contact Hours
  CIS157   Intoduction to App Development with Swift 3 7
 *CIS220   App Development with Swift I 3 7
  CIS227   App Development with Swift II 3 7
  CIS159   Introduction to Graphic Design for Apps 3 7

 * Must be taken before CIS 227 App Development with Swift II


Course Description

CIS157 Introduction to App Development with Swift
PREREQUISITE:  Exemption from placement testing or appropriate placement scores in writing, reading and mathematics.*
This introductory one-semester course is designed to help students build a solid foundation in programming fundamentals using Swift as the language. Students get practical experience with the tools, techniques, and concepts needed to build a basic iOS system.

CIS220 App Development with Swift I
PREREQUISITE: CIS157 OR Exemption from placement testing or appropriate scores in writing, reading and mathematics.*
This is the first of two courses designed to teach specific skills related to app development using Swift language.

CIS227 App Development with Swift II
PREREQUISITE: CIS220 
This course focuses on building specific features for iOS apps. Students apply their knowledge and skills to developing new apps.

CIS159  Introduction to Graphic Design for Apps
PREREQUISITE: Exemption from placement testing or appropriate placement scores in writing, reading and mathematics.*
This introductory one-semester course is designed to enable students to integrate graphics for mobile app development. Students receive practical experience with the tools, techniques, and concepts needed to build or incorporate basic graphics.

* Eligibility for ENG101, MTH100 and an exemption from reading.


Program Contact:
Doss Buckalew, CIS Instructor
T: 334-745-6437 ext. 5427
E: dbuckalew@suscc.edu