iOS App Development in Swift – NEW

Program Overview

The iOS App Development in Swift technical certificate of credit program is designed to allow programming and web development majors to augment their existing programs with web application development or programming.  The program emphasizes the knowledge and skills required to design, develop, test, and document structured and object-oriented programs utilizing Swift and Xcode.

Students may enter the iOS App Development in Swift technical certificate of credit program any semester.  A full-time student can complete this program in 1 semester.  To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 11 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the iOS App Development in Swift certificate program must be able to work in an office setting, show initiative, work with people, work as a team member, multi-task, display a professional appearance, work with computers and computer application software, troubleshoot, and have a strong work ethic.

Offered at the Following Campuses/Delivery Mode

  • Online (Distance Education) – eCampus

Salary Potential

$50,000.00 – $65,000.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees: $3,162.00
Books & Supplies: $500.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

HOPE Career Grant:
The HOPE Career Grant, formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant, is available to HOPE Grant-qualified students who enroll in select majors specifically aligned with one of 12 industries in which there are more jobs available in Georgia than there are skilled workers to fill them.

To qualify, an OFTC student must be fully admitted to the college, enrolled in one of the approved programs and receiving the HOPE Grant for the same term. The amount of the HOPE Career Grant award is a fixed amount for each term of enrollment:

  • 9 or more credit hours – $500/semester
  • 3-8 credit hours – $250/semester
  • 1-2 credit hours – $125/semester
  • Commercial Truck Driving – $1,000 one time award

High School students in dual enrollment and joint enrollment are NOT eligible.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates can find employment in app development for the Apple iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch series.  Instruction and practical application of learned skills provide a broad occupational background which appeals to prospective employers.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • OFTC may accept a student’s official entrance score on the following validated assessment instruments if the scores meet the required minimums: COMPASS/ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT, PACT, Accuplacer/Accuplacer Next Generation/Companion, HOPE GPA after completion of 10th grade of 2.6 or higher, or GED.



Course Overview

  • CIST1306Programming Foundations - Swift3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • CIST2301Application Development in Swift I4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • CIST2302Application Development in Swift II4 credit hours90 contact hours