The App ACCelerator: Austin Can Code
ACC launches Apple app development program
Austin Community College is launching the App ACCelerator Program to give students cutting-edge skills to develop apps with Swift programming language.
The App ACCelerator is for students of all experience levels. You will be introduced to Swift, the basic framework for Apple application development, and develop Apple apps with Swift using X-Code.
Courses will be offered through the ACC Continuing Education Division.
Courses will be offered for college credit and count toward a certificate and/or degree.
Continuing Education Courses
Basic proficiency in building apps with Swift (90 hours)
Developing Apple applications with Swift language using X-Code as a development tool (90 hours)
Advanced applications using Swift and X-Code as the development tool (90 hours)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is “The App ACCelerator: Austin Can Code”?
This is a new program to be offered by Austin Community College in partnership with Apple. Apple has provided ACC with a curriculum that is designed to prepare students for an entry level job as an App Developer with Swift, one of the world’s most popular programming languages. Students will learn to code and design fully functional apps, gaining critical job skills in software product design and development of emerging information technologies.
When and where will the courses be offered?
The first course (App Development with Swift, Part I) will be offered by the ACC Continuing Education (CE) Division. It will consist of 90 hours of instruction and will begin on Oct 24, 2017. It will meet two evenings a week as follows:
- Tuesday and Thursday 6-10 p.m.
- Each Saturday 8 a.m.-noon for eight weeks.
- Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
It will be offered at the Highland Campus. Depending upon student demand for the course, additional sections will be created.
Will the course also be offered for credit and count toward a certificate and/or degree?
Yes, we will begin offering the course for credit starting in the Spring 2018 semester and it will count toward both a Certificate as well as an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree within the Information Technology Area of Study as Computer Programming, Game Design and User Experience.
What other courses are in the program?
The program initially consists of the following courses (additional courses are being planned and will be added when available):
(a) Intro to Swift (~90 hours of student work time). This is a “non-majors” course and is recommended for designers (and others) who want to acquire/enhance app development skills without the time investment required by more comprehensive coverage of computer science concepts.
(b) App Development with Swift, Part 1 (~90 hours of student work time). This course is part one of a “majors” course and includes more comprehensive coverage of applied computer science concepts.
(c) App Development with Swift, Part 2 (~90 hours of student work time). This course is part two of a “majors” course and includes more comprehensive coverage of applied computer science concepts.
What will the first course cost?
The CE Intro to App Development with Swift will cost $799. Subsequent courses in the CE Division will also cost $799 each. When the program is offered for credit, the regular ACC tuition/fees will apply (currently $85 per semester credit hour (SCH). The credit program will consist of 3 and 4 SCH courses for a total between 9 and 15 SCH. Financial aid may be available for qualified students.
How can I get more information?
Visit the ACC web site at austincc.edu/austincancode. Information sessions will be added soon.