Ohio State University makes Swift Coding course public

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  • Ohio State University is making its Swift coding course available to the public.

Ohio State University has today announced that it's making its Swift Coding and App development certificate program available to the public.

From Ohio State News:

The Ohio State University is making its popular Swift Coding and App Development certificate program available to the public. By expanding access to learners everywhere, participants gain cutting-edge skills for today's modern economy.Additionally, the university is working with local businesses to provide workforce development opportunities for their employees through Ohio's TechCred program.

OSU says that in the year since it launched more than 3,000 students, faculty, staff, and alumni have enrolled in the program, completing its self-paced modules at a speed that suits them. OSU says the new course "expands the opportunity to anyone interested in learning how to code and build apps that are ready for the App Store." The course is supported by Columbus-based venture studio Horizon Two Labs, helping to launch and develop tech startups and supporting the enrollment of its own employees on the course.

About the course, OSU states:

The four-course series is designed to make it easy for participants to learn to code and develop apps with Swift — Apple's open-source programming language. They also walk away with a series of stackable certificates and real-world skills.

The course is built around Apple's own coding curriculum and Xcode.

Director of learning programs and Digital Flagship Cory Tressler said:

"This coding and app development certificate program allows anyone, regardless of their background or prior knowledge with coding, the opportunity to learn a tangible, applicable digital skill that will not only provide them immediate skills to utilize and explore, but also a foundation for future learning, innovation and creativity in the digital world."

Stephen Warwick
News Editor

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design. Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9