Swift Coding and App Development Certificate Program

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Learn the basics of Swift Coding online at Ohio State.

Next Cohort: December 1 through January 30

Ohio State’s online Swift Coding and App Development certificate program is made up of three distinct courses designed for those of all backgrounds who want to start coding and developing apps for Apple's platforms: iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. Whether you're new to coding or looking to advance your skills, Ohio State's Swift certificate program is designed to meet your needs.

You have the option to learn Swift by enrolling in each of the three courses individually or committing up front to the full certificate program. Each course is 60 hours and builds on the knowledge gained in the previous course. With the asynchronous delivery format, you have the flexibility to complete your coursework from anywhere on your schedule. Your instructor is available to help you progress through the material smoothly. All you need to get started is an Apple desktop or laptop computer with its free Xcode app installed.   

Certificate Cost: $99 per course or $250 for all three courses in the certificate program purchased together 

Time to Completion: 60 hours per course, 180 hours for the entire three-course program

Program Format: Asynchronous, meaning you have the flexibility to complete your work at your pace, on your schedule, and from anywhere.

TechCred for Swift: TechCred offers funding for the Swift Coding and App Development certificate. Employers have the chance to enhance their employees' skills in this dynamic field and get reimbursed up to $2,000. More information can be found here

Important Dates: Learners who sign up receive immediate access to course materials and instructor support if needed. Your instructor will proactively guide and pace you through the material starting next cohort that runs December 1 through January 30. 

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Your Future in App Development

This set of Swift courses will teach you how to use Xcode, Apple’s free app-building tool, to build robust applications for Apple products. As an Ohio State learner, you will receive personalized support from your instructor and will have opportunities to interact virtually with your classmates, ensuring you have the necessary support to succeed in your coursework. Completing all three Swift coding courses will allow you to combine the knowledge you gained in Swift programming to build an app that is ready for the Apple App Store. 

This Swift certificate program will help you: 

  • Learn to code using Swift and UIKit  

  • Test your knowledge by completing assessments at the end of each course  

  • Submit original work that shows off your skills   

  • Feel confident to take Apple's App Development with Swift Certified User certification. *(An optional next step) 

*Completion of Ohio State's entire three-course curriculum is required to prepare learners for the Apple App Development with Swift Certified User Certification through Certiport. A Certiport discount is available upon completion of Ohio State's Swift Coding and App Development certificate program.

Swift Coding and App Development Courses

You'll earn a certificate of completion upon successfully finishing each course. 

  • Course 1 - Getting Started with Swift: This course will introduce you to the fundamental concepts of Swift programming language and modern mobile app development. You'll learn how to use Xcode development tools, including Interface Builder, to design and create user interfaces. By the end of this course, you will be able to define and conceptualize your own app idea. 

  • Course 2 - Working with UI in Storyboards: This course will advance your coding skills and teach you how to manipulate and work with data to build robust and efficient apps. You will learn how to create dynamic iOS user interface design using Storyboards. By the end of this course, you will have the tools and expertise necessary to tackle real-world coding challenges. 

  • Course 3 - Building Your First App: This course focuses on mastering Swift programming for building workflows, creating dynamic user interfaces, and incorporating user input and feedback. By the end of this course, you will be prepared to build an app that is ready for the App Store, setting you up for success in your app development journey. 

Why Earn Your Online Programming Certificate at Ohio State? 

Ohio State’s Swift coding courses offer personalized support every step of the way to help pace you through the course content, so you never feel stuck or discouraged. 

When you learn Swift at Ohio State, you get access to instructional videos supplementing Apple’s material and lessons, as well as real-time interaction with your instructor and classmates via discussion boards, office hours for 1:1 support, supplemental practice questions, and an introduction to the Swift coding community events such as the Worldwide Developers Conference Student Swift Challenges

Join a community of more than 3,000 Buckeyes from all walks of life who’ve started their coding journey with Ohio State, completing self-paced courses and building skills that have never been more valuable. 


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"Having just started teaching an Intro to Coding course for middle school, I desperately need to improve my basic coding skills quickly. I really enjoy the sense of accomplishment when I complete each module and even when I get stuck, there is so much support that I never feel alone."

-Emily Bricker, Middle School Math Teacher  




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 "My confidence to take on more difficult coding tasks in the future has been boosted by the practical instruction and playground activities offered in this certificate. My favorite aspect of the training was discovering Swift's potential and value as a programming language. I want to use all I've learned to develop original software solutions for many sectors." 

- Adewale-Young Adenle, Computer Science Engineering student 

Featured Instructor

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Sam Smith is a Lead Educational Technologist at Ohio State with more than five years of programming experience. As the creator and facilitator of the Swift Coding and App Development course series, Sam is dedicated to educating and empowering individuals to excel in iOS app development with Swift. In addition to his work in coding education, Sam is also a contributing developer on the Ohio State app, used by more than 80,000 people monthly.

Learn more about the Buckeye Community of Swift Coders