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In the iOS Application Developer certificate program from Wake Technical Community College, students will learn about the language, framework, processes, and skills needed to develop quality applications for Mac OS X on Apple desktops and laptops, and iOS on mobile devices. Students should become familiar with Objective-C and begin developing applications in the Cocoa framework. They may also gain tools to design, build and test their applications and to market them directly or through the iTunes or Mac App stores.
In this program, students should aim to expand their knowledge to include more advanced Cocoa programming skills. They should be able to successfully design, build, test and market their own Mac OS X and iOS applications. Programmers with experience developing in a high-level programming language, demonstrating good facility in program structure, looping and flow control logic, basic data structures, arrays, trees, linked lists, pointers, dynamic memory and the use of object-oriented design should apply for this program.
Students will write and debug a full-featured iPhone or iPod Touch application, using appropriate APIs. They will use Xcode to build and enhance three different projects throughout the course, as well as gain experience in developing apps for all major areas of iOS technology. They will plan and lead all aspects of designing, developing, testing and shipping an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch application. Students learn best engineering and design practices to produce fast, correct, maintainable code and pleasing, functional user interfaces for iPhone/iPad or Mac Desktop hardware. Lastly, they will participate in development projects that combine and synthesize students skills and incorporate multithreading, network communication and schema migration.
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