Sacramento City College announces a new 12-week, pilot course using the Everyone Can Code Curriculum to teach Swift, the powerful and intuitive programming language developed by Apple.
There will be an opportunity to visit the new classroom and play with the coding programs on Thursday, Sept. 13, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., TEC-110. The class, MAKR 299: Introduction to App Development with Swift, starts Sept. 24.
As the need for application developers continue to grow, SCC is committed to preparing students and members of our community for the expansion in job opportunities.
“Sacramento can be a part of the next wave of developers,” said SCC President Michael Gutierrez. “The engaging nature of the Everyone Can Code curriculum opens the door to future job opportunities in application development and design that some of our students haven’t considered.”
Emphasizing the idea that coding is for everyone, multiple faculty members from a variety of disciplines including history, kinesiology, math, computer information science and graphic communications will be teaching the course. Housed in a newly redesigned classroom that has the feel of a tech startup, the space will allow students the flexibility to code collaboratively or independently as they choose.
“Coding is creating new jobs and redefining old positions,” said Business and Computer Information Science Dean Deborah Saks. “We see this new venture as an opportunity to engage more students in the field of coding.”
Students who complete the entire Everyone Can Code curriculum will be able to take a certification test that validates their knowledge of Swift for employers.