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Posted: Friday, June 1, 2012
Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516Updated: June 8, 2012
Rock Valley College is now the premier and exclusive Apple iOS training campus in Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri. RVC applied for the iOS Developer University Program earlier this year and was officially approved during the first week of May 2012.
What this means is that RVC students will learn how to develop, distribute and market software applications for the Apple iPad, iPhone, and iTouch devices. Currently, the Apple developer license is $99 per developer. However, Apple has created an educational developer license program that allows 200 students and faculty members the ability to teach, create, and distribute apps at no cost to the students or faculty of the college.
The first iOS development course will be offered at RVC in Spring 2013. In addition, a Pell Grant was obtained to purchase 10 iPads for students to view the applications they develop in a real world scenario.
Students who successfully complete the iOS development course at Rock Valley College will be poised to sell their own apps on the Apple app store. Furthermore, the job market is demanding more and more iOS developers.
Currently, the Apple App store has close to one million free or paid apps created by third party developers. In addition, Apple celebrated its 10 billionth downloaded app on January 22, 2012.
RVC Associate Professor Chuck Konkol is teaching and managing the "iOS Developer University Program" starting in Spring 2013. Interested students will need to have taken C++ and Visual Basic classes or have equivalent experience to enroll in this course.
For more information about this exciting new program please contact Professor Konkol at email@example.com or (815) 921-3164.