iOS Developer Program

iOS Developer Program

A 10-week intensive program covering the core issues associated with development for iOS mobile devices. The program is geared towards individuals who have a solid background in object-oriented programming and who want to learn the fundamentals of iOS development with a focus on designing for business mobile applications. The program will begin with a thorough introduction to the basics of iOS development: the xCode IDE, Objective C language, Model-View-Controller design, graphics, audio, etc. Understanding the device's taps, touch, multi-touch, gestures, and accelerometers are a few of the interactions that will be covered. User data interactions, internet connectivity, persistent storage and iCloud retrieval will be introduced. The program will conclude with a segment on application design and development issues as well as deployment and marketing of the iOS application.

For a complete program description, download the program's brochure.

Admission Requirements:
Applicants must have a solid programming background (at least two years of professional software development experience is required), including experience with Windows-based or object-oriented programming, and a basic knowledge of HTML and databases.

Dates & Location: Autumn Quarter 2012 
This class is closed for the Autumn Quarter.

Classes meet on Tuesday & Thursday evenings (5:45pm-9:00pm) as well as on approximately half of the Saturday mornings (9:00am-12:15pm) at DePaul's Loop Campus at 243 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL.

Online Section:
Students may elect to register for an online section of the course. For more information about the online section, click here.

DePaul University reserves the right to cancel any program prior to that program's first class meeting.
Course Credit:
The .NET Developer Program is an accredited course of DePaul University, which follows the quarter system (as opposed to the semester system).
Course #: IPD 389
Credit hours: 10 undergraduate
The credit hours are awarded to those who successfully complete the program's academic requirements. Course requirements include programming, design and connectivity assignments. No midterm or final exam is conducted.

The ability to apply these credit hours to a degree program is always determined by the college granting the degree. To view course transfer guidelines for DePaul's College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM), click here.
Reading materials for certificate programs consist of textbooks and supplementary handouts. Textbook readings are considered preparatory in nature and are typically assigned prior to lectures; supplementary handouts are frequently distributed in class to provide additional information.

Textbook(s) for Autumn Quarter 2012:

Title: Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform (5th Editon)
Author: Andrew Troelsen
ISBN#: 978-1-4302-2549-2
Publisher: Apress

Fees: Autumn Quarter 2012
Tuition fee: $4,250.00 
Application fee: $40.00 (non-refundable)

Full payment of tuition must be received by the Institute for Professional Development office before the start of the program. The tuition fee for this program is not included in the university's tuition package for full-time undergraduate students. The university's refund policy allows a return of 100% of tuition (minus a separate $25 registration fee) if the student drops the .NET Developer Program by September 25, 2012.

Textbooks are a separate purchase to be made by students.

Payment Options:
Fees are payable check made out to DePaul University, or by credit card. For credit card payment, print out and complete the Payment by Credit Card Form.

Applicants who wish to use the university's DePEPER Plan (DePaul University's Extension Plan for Employer Reimbursement) must return the DePEPER Plan Application to the Institute for Professional Development Office. Submitting this application to any other DePaul office may delay the student's registration process. Information about this plan, along with an application form, is found here.

Applicants who wish to use the university’s In-Term Payment Plan or a third-party billing arrangement should contact the Institute for Professional Development office at (312) 362-6282 for details.

Application & Registration Procedure: 
The first step is to apply for admission using the Institute for Professional Development’s online application; or, to apply via fax, mail, or in person, print out and complete the Application Form. Upon admission, the Institute office will contact the prospective student with registration information and instructions.​​​​​​​