CompTIA Supports Apple CEO’s Tim Cook Workforce Development Announcement in Austin

AppleCEOphotoAt Austin’s Capital Factory last week, CompTIA attended Apple CEO Tim Cook’s announcement that the App Development with Swift curriculum will now be offered at Austin Community College (ACC), one of the nation’s largest higher learning institutions.

Created by engineers and educators at Apple, the full-year App Development with Swift course teaches students how to build apps using Swift, an open source programming language that emphasizes safety, performance and modern software design patterns. The course takes students with no programming experience and enables them to build fully-functional apps of their own design.

ACC will begin offering the course to its 74,000 students this fall along with more than 30 community college systems across the country in the 2017-2018 school year, providing opportunities to millions of students to build apps that will prepare them for careers in software development and information technology.  

Other community colleges joining ACC in adding App Development with Swift curriculum for the fall are Northeast Mississippi Community College, Northwest Kansas Technical College and additional campuses in the Alabama Community College System.  For questions or additional information, contact Sarah Matz at

Sarah T. Matz is CompTIA’s director of state government affairs – South  

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