Apps Programming for Apple Mobile Devices
I. Course Prefix/Number: CIS 257
Course Name: Apps Programming for Apple Mobile Devices
Credits: 4 (3 lecture; 2 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Use the Swift programming language to code, compile, execute, debug, and deploy apps for Apple mobile devices.
- Demonstrate the use of the Xcode environment to develop mobile apps.
- Explain Model, View, and Controller (MVC) to build apps.
- Use Cocoao Touch to develop UI (user interfaces).
- Use controls (buttons, toolbars, and sliders).
- Develop code that displays pictures and menus.
- Develop code to recognize gestures (swiping, rotation) and detects touches (pinch, drag).
- Explain memory management.
- Demonstrate how to store and retrieve data.
- Incorporate web content into an app.
- Demonstrate the use of tables to display text and images.
- Perform simple animations and transformations on a view.
- Build apps ready for deployment to Apple’s App Store.
V. Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
VI. Sequence of Topics
- The iOS environment
- Components of the iPhone Software Development Kit (SDK)
Pointers, addresses, and memory management
Model, view, controller (MVC) to build apps
- Swift programming language
Classes, objects, and methods
Numbers, strings, and collections
Polymorphism, dynamic typing, and dynamic binding
Coding, compiling, executing, and debugging programs
- Building Applications
User Interface (UI) elements
Working with Files
Animations and transformations
Web content within an app
Storing and Retrieving Data
- Prepare apps to upload to the Apple store
VII. Methods of Instruction
- Hands-on demonstrations
- Group and individual projects
- Class discussion
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online.
IX. Instructional Materials
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
XI. Other Course Information
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.
Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.
Resources and support for
- pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
- victims of sexual misconduct
Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.