Swift Coding and App Development Certificate

Swift Coding and App Development Certificate

Develop new skills online with Digital Flagship. No fees. No scheduling.

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Think Differently

When you learn to code you grow your brain and build new neural networks.

From logic to creative thinking and communication - coding helps you build skills that benefit you in all aspects of your life. 

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Advance Your Career Goals

Build a tool to tackle a long-standing challenge or take on new ones.

Whether your goal is to innovate in your current role or move to another, code and app development skills give you new tools to shape your career.

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Build Your Passion Project

Create an app for a hobby. Improve a tool for a local nonprofit. The skills you learn in the certificate can transfer into new solutions for all areas of your life.

Get you started on your project with the help of our instructors in Course 4.

Faculty Testimonial

Elliot Bendoly

"Being able to craft one-of-a-kind apps that extend classroom engagement, in a way nothing on the market can, is indispensable.  With student experience and industry constantly evolving, sometimes you need to be both the innovator and the developer.  I’m can wear both hats now because of what I've learned in the certificate."

— Elliot Bendoly, Fisher College of Business Distinguished Professor of Management Sciences

Certificate FAQ

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I have no coding experience, is this certificate really for me?

The certificate is designed to make it easy for people from all backgrounds to get started coding and developing apps. No experience required.

The self-paced courses allow you to move through lessons on your schedule, speeding through what comes easily and spending more time in areas that you want to develop.

The courses build on each other, with the first course providing a strong foundation for the more advanced work to come. Small assignments and check-ins throughout the first course will ensure that you've mastered the foundational concepts and are ready for the next step.

All along the way, we'll be here to help. 

What type of certificate will I earn?

The self-paced online curriculum is divided into four competency-based courses designed to lead you to a continuing education certificate (non-credit) from Ohio State in the basics of Swift coding and app development processes. You can put this certificate on your resume and LinkedIn profile.

Once you've completed course 2 of the certificate, you can take your new skills and go on to complete Apple's Swift certification as a compliment to your Ohio State credential.

How long does it usually take to complete each course?

That's up to you! In general, each course is equivalent to a two credit-hour course at Ohio State.

Depending on your familiarity with code and the speed at which you learn, you may complete each course much more quickly. 

Do I need any supplies?

A Mac computer is required so that you can complete assignments in Xcode (the software used to build apps in Swift).

The optional Coding at a Glance certificate preview is available on all devices.