Montgomery County Community College’s Software Developer Academy Offers First Course in Pottstown

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Montgomery County Community College’s Software Developer Academy (SDA) will offer the first course in its new, part-time iOS Developer Program in Pottstown starting June 6.

The inaugural, seven-week course – iOS Application Development – will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-10 PM at MCCC’s West Campus in the Sustainability and Innovation Hub on College Drive in Pottstown. Optional, guided lab time will be available to students on Saturdays from 9 AM-5 PM. The course runs through July 28.

Through a generous gift made to MCCC’s Foundation, students who are selected for admission into the inaugural course will receive full-tuition scholarship, valued up to $2,350. Supplemental hardware may also be provided based on need.

The iOS Developer Program is designed to prepare students to become entry-level mobile developers who are capable of creating applications for Apple devices such as the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. In the first course, students will learn to use the appropriate programming languages and tools necessary to work as professional iOS developers.

Jason Wentz
Jason Wentz, assistant professor of computer science at MCCC.

“Our goal is for students to learn the skills they need to work as developers,” said assistant professor of computer science Jason Wertz. “But, just as important, they’ll also learn how to be positive and contributing members of the technical community, which is critical for their career development.”

According to Wertz, the program is ideal for existing developers who are looking to change careers or for programmers who are new to the industry. To be considered for admission, applicants should have at least one year, or equivalent, of programming experience in a modern object-oriented programming language like C# or Java. This prerequisite can be met through work experience or coursework. Prior knowledge of iOS is not required.

Click here to learn more about MCCC’s Software Developer Academy.

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