Pathway: iOS Development
Experience building iOS applications from scratch using Apple's native IDE (Xcode) and programming language (Swift) in a project-based journey of iOS development. Explore your favorite apps and adopt your preferred features to build your own custom app by the end of the semester. You'll begin by creating engaging user interfaces (UIs), then connect that UI with logic and cloud-based APIs to build out anything you can imagine.Join Waitlist Bring to Your Campus
Program Dates & Times
Students who apply will be placed in either of the following levels based on eligibility:
Courses will run from February 20, 2024 to April 27, 2024. More details to come.
Application & Pre-work Deadline
IOS 101 is a virtual course.
Note: iOS 102 will be offered for-credit on select campuses.
About the Course Pathway
Pathway: iOS Development is a project-based exploration of mobile app development, focusing on the design and implementation of RESTful API clients. Students strengthen their technical skills by completing coding labs and building fully functioning apps using APIs and Apple SDKs.
During the second half of the course, students will participate in a group project and apply everything they've learned into conceptualizing, designing, and architecting their own functioning mobile apps from scratch.
Teams will be given the chance to present their apps at CodePath's Demo Day and receive feedback from professional software engineers.
You Should Take this Course If...
You want to learn Swift and would like the hands-on challenge of building apps to enhance your college coursework.
You have access to a Mac computer and can devote 7-10 hours per week to the course and completing your assignments.
You are curious about mobile app development, and you want a chance to gain skills that will make you more valuable.
What You'll Learn
IOS 101: Intro to iOS Development
- Swift Programming: Functions, closures, optionals, casting
- UI Basics: Labels, buttons, ImageViews
- Networking: Data Models, URLSession
- Common Views: Table view
- Push Navigation: Table View Cell, Passing Data
- Local Persistence: UserDefaults, Tab Bar Navigation
Tech Excellence for All
At CodePath, we believe access to relevant, hands-on technical training, career guidance, mentors, and community—created by engineers, for engineers—can help give tomorrow’s technology leaders the edge they need to launch successful, life-changing careers. As a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, we strive to increase diversity in tech by making successful, meaningful careers in software engineering accessible to all, and by transforming college Computer Science education to make students career-ready.
Our programming centers the needs and success of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and low-income Computer Science students.
Did You Know?
US adults spend an average of 223 minutes on mobile devices every day
In the US, there are over 100 million iPhone users, accounting for 45% of smartphone users.
Mobile App Engineers make an average salary of $111,000
CodePath requires all students to meet the following requirements in order to participate in our iOS Development course.
You are 18 years old or older
You are or will be enrolled in a US (Puerto Rico included) college or university in Spring 2024
Introductory programming (C++/Java/Other OOP language)
You are pursuing a course of study related to computer science or other forms of computing or STEM subjects
- You can commit to attending classes and labs each week and completing 7-10 hours of work outside class time
- You have access to a Mac computer (with the latest Mac OS installed) that can download and run XCode 14
You can attend the sessions throughout the program and can commit to 7-10 hours/week
You have an understanding of object-oriented programming
- You have an understanding of classes, methods, data types, arrays, and conditionals
- Your computer has a webcam and microphone, which you are willing and able to use in all virtual sessions as part of your active participation
- You agree to abide by CodePath's Code of Conduct
In addition to the eligibility requirements above, students will also be placed into the introductory or intermediate levels based on the prerequisites below. Students will be assigned a pre-work task based on their track eligibility and must complete it before August 20 at 11:59 PM PT.
CodePath’s mission is reprogramming higher education to create the most diverse generation of engineers, CTOs, and founders. This includes (but is not limited to) individuals who self-identify as Black/African American, Latino/a/Hispanic, Indigenous, Pacific Islander, women/women-identifying, and students who come from low-income backgrounds or are first-generation college students.
How to Apply
The application is a 3-step process:
- Complete a 5-10 minute application regarding your previous exposure to Mobile App development, interest in a tech career, and general information about yourself.
- CodePath will review your application to determine your eligibility.
- CodePath will send the appropriate pre-work assignment based on your technical experience level.
- Important Notes:
- Completion of this step is crucial for course admission. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.
- Submitting your application and pre-work early significantly increases your chances of acceptance into the program.
- Important Notes:
Finally, please await the admissions decision. In the event that you do not receive an immediate response after submitting your pre-work, please do not worry, as all admissions decisions will be communicated on or before August 31.
Hear from Our Alums
"Becoming a participant for CodePath has been the best thing that happened to me during my college so far. I learned the fundamentals of iOS mobile development. This program awakens an interest in mobile development which l hope to explore more. The course structure was challenging at the same time interesting. There were times when l would get stuck. In those times the teaching assistants were always ready to help. Being a participant for CodePath gave me the wings I need to fly in my career."
"CodePath was such a fun experience and gave me hands-on skills that I plan to use working on my own IOS apps or even one day working in the industry. It was extremely well-paced and I really enjoyed working with my classmate to create an app of our own. I would definitely recommend it to anybody who wants to learn how to create apps."
"I got a first hand view of what software engineering and app development looked like. CodePath’s iOS course gave us the tools needed to create an app, from the design, and planning stages to the actual implementation of the app. I am grateful for the learning opportunity given to me and hope to apply those skills as an engineer."
"The CodePath iOS course was structured in a way that facilitates learning while providing the support needed. Concepts covered in the course are mostly fundamental to iOS development and were frequently employed in iOS apps. Overall, it is a valuable learning experience in which you can learn through hand-on activities."
"I had a wonderful experience getting started with iOS development with CodePath! The cohort was greatly supportive and the instructors were very engaging. I really enjoyed the weekly hands-on projects which came with detailed video walkthroughs and just the right amount of scaffolding."
"CodePath laid the foundation for me to explore mobile development from ground up, whilst providing students with an extensive support system. The labs and assignments were flexible, hands-on, and mimicked real life projects using real data. I find that it’s playing a significant role in my decision to pick a concentration area in my own major!"
"CodePath is an awesome organization that provides a supportive community where scholars could have an opportunity to learn at a steady pace with confidence."
"CodePath’s project-based approach to learning helped me learn at an astounding rate into the world of iOS development. Its hands on approach to learning is invaluable and does not compare to any resource available. An amazing experience for the hands-on type of person."
"I have been enrolled in three CodePath courses. This program has singlehandedly changed my programming experience for the better. I would not have gotten the experience I gained from these courses from anywhere else. Sign up for a CodePath course, you will not regret it!"
"My experience at CodePath was by far the most significant experience I’ve had in college. Before CodePath I had no idea what I wanted to do with tech I just knew I wanted to be in it. The future was still very hazy and I was getting anxiety because I was worried I wasn’t going to succeed despite being at a great university. After CodePath, I continued working on my final project for that class and applied to be part of The Basement at UCSD’s summer incubator program where I evolved my project into a startup. I have never been more confident in what I want to do now and it’s all thanks to CodePath."
"I met one of my co-founders during the iOS group project. CodePath gave us the tools necessary to turn our dream into a reality and as a result, we co-founded KindMind, a mental health tech start-up."
"My experience with CodePath started with the iOS mobile application course and helped me polish my skills to succeed in interviews. Thanks to CodePath I was able to land a mobile engineering internship at The Walt Disney Company with the DMED iOS team"
"CodePath brought me the opportunity to explore iOS development, something that I always wanted to try ever since I started studying computer science. Additionally, through CodePath's career fair which is only exclusive to CodePath students, I landed a software engineering internship at MathWorks."
Fall 2023: Courses Info Session
What is this course about?
The iOS Development course from CodePath is a 10-week virtual class that teaches CS and related majors how to build a mobile app through hands-on projects. This course is offered at no cost to students across the US and Puerto Rico.
The course culminates in a Demo Day for students to present and pitch their mobile innovations and is designed to prepare students for internships in iOS development.
How do I apply to take this course?
First, you will need to complete an application that will have questions about your previous exposure to iOS development and your personal goals and history.
CodePath's admissions team will review your application answers to determine your eligibility. You will then receive the appropriate pre-work task for your level to complete. Note: This step must be completed for CodePath to review your application in its entirety.
Who can apply for the course?
Students (18 years of age and above) enrolled in U.S. (and Puerto Rico) universities or colleges are welcome to apply.
Specific technical requirements are listed on the Eligibility section of this page.
What computer experience and knowledge do I need to have to take the class?
Students should have completed an intro to object oriented programming course or have existing familiarity. Students should also have completed a data structures and algorithms course or have existing familiarity.
When does the class meet?
Classes take place during the following times:
- IOS101: Intro to iOS Development:
Section 1: 9/12 to 11/14 (every Tues. at 5 PM - 7 PM PT)
Section 2: 9/16 to 11/18 (every Sat. from 10 AM-12 PM PT)
- IOS101: Intro to iOS Development:
How much time will I need to complete the assignments?
Students should allot 7-10 hours for in-class and out-of-class assignments.
Who will the instructors be?
The course instructors will be professionals from major technology companies who volunteer their time to share their knowledge. The labs will be taught by CodePath instructors who have completed the course.
What if I need additional help during the class?
CodePath teaching assistants will be available in the labs to help you with your assignments. You will also be added to a Slack channel. If you have extra questions, you will be able to message the teaching team in Slack or email support for help.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of the course?
Yes, you will receive a certificate of completion upon completion of the course with a grade of 60% or higher. Many of our students will post and share their certificates on LinkedIn, and we encourage you to do so!
Is this class really offered for free? How are you able to do that?
Yes! CodePath is a non-profit organization that is backed by major companies such as Cognizant, Meta, Comcast, and Walmart. Thanks to their generous support, we are able to offer our courses to any eligible student for free.
How can I get more information about this course?
Please email email@example.com with any questions.