CSN Launching Mobile App Development Classes

Courses in Swift programming language will teach students to make iOS apps from scratch

LAS VEGAS, July 9, 2018 – The College of Southern Nevada is about to make it easy for just about anyone to make an iPhone or iPad app. Launching this fall, new classes offered by the Division of Workforce and Economic Development will teach Swift, Apple’s open-source programming language.

The public and media are invited to join CSN officials and business and community leaders at our Everyone Can Code launch event, scheduled for 1-3 p.m. July 12 on the CSN Charleston Campus.

“We’ve designed these courses to accommodate students who come to app development with little or no experience,” said Clarissa Cota, CSN interim vice president of academic affairs. “Preparing southern Nevadans for high-demand jobs in STEM fields will always be one of our top priorities. As Nevada’s economy diversifies, CSN will be at the forefront, training the next generation of skilled workers.”

CSN is among a growing number of community colleges nationwide teaching Swift programming as the app industry continues to grow, creating jobs and transforming the software development industry. Popular apps built with Swift include Lyft, LinkedIn and Airbnb.

Industry leaders have expressed their support for CSN’s new courses.

“Switch supports the CSN Division of Workforce and Economic Development’s Apple Swift coding program because it opens a world of opportunity for students of any race, age, or gender to learn to code in order to prepare them to meet the challenges of the ever evolving, fast-paced world of technology,” said Missy Young, chief information officer for Switch. “This program truly leverages the talent within our state and helps secure Nevada’s future economic strength and growth by preparing a workforce for the jobs of the future.”

Classes start in September. For more information or to register, visit www.csn.edu/dwedswift.

What: Everyone Can Code launch event
When: 1-3 p.m. July 12
Where: CSN Charleston Campus, B Building lobby