BUFFALO, NY--(Marketwire - Jul 20, 2011) - The Professional Skills Center (PSC) at Bryant & Stratton College announced today that it has launched a new course for students interested in careers developing applications for Apple devices. The iOS Development Course prepares students to create 'apps' for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The PSC will begin offering the course in Albany, Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, New York, starting the week of August 15. The four-day, 36 hour intensive course features a "boot camp" style curriculum where students will learn the unique language, programming libraries and functions required to build applications that run on Apple devices.

Bryant & Stratton College is an Apple authorized training outlet through Apple's iOS University Developer Program. To be accepted into the program, colleges must be accredited and meet application criteria.

"Explosive growth in the demand for 'apps' has created a brand new career path, however, the technology has evolved much faster than the workforce," said Tim McCardle, Director of the Professional Skills Center at Bryant & Stratton College. "Often traditional computer science and programming degree programs do not offer Apple specific instruction, so someone interested in an 'iJob' creating apps for these devices either needs additional education or has to learn by trial and error. The iOS Development Course now offered by the Professional Skills Center at Bryant & Stratton College provides the specialized training needed to develop applications for Apple devices in an accelerated classroom environment with highly qualified instructors."

The iOS Development Course is an intermediate-level course designed to teach students the language and extensive programming libraries, as well as guidelines and best practices, needed to develop iOS applications. Upon completion of the course, students will have learned skills including: how to program with Cocoa Touch and Objective-C language, deal with a resource limited platform, develop effective and efficient mobile applications and deploy applications through the Apple App Store. As a prerequisite to enroll in the course, students must have at least a basic knowledge of the object-oriented programming paradigm, model-view-controller pattern, C language syntax and an understanding of integrated development environments.

For more information or to register, contact the Professional Skills Center at Bryant & Stratton College and Tim McCardle at 585-272-7200.

The Professional Skills Center at Bryant & Stratton College offers a range of continuing education solutions including pre-licensing and exam preparation, online certificate programs and non-credit instructor led and self-paced courses and programs in fields such as insurance training, medical billing/coding, sales and leadership, consumer service, certified financial planning, desktop training and financial service training. To learn more about the contemporary professional development and continuing education programs and courses available at the Professional Skills Center, visit www.psctraining.com.

About Bryant & Stratton College
Bryant & Stratton College is a private career college delivering outcomes based education and training through a flexible, contemporary curriculum in a personalized environment. The College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and has locations in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as an Online Education division and a Professional Skills Center. For more than 155 years, Bryant & Stratton College has been providing real world education to help graduates succeed, offering degree and certificate programs in a variety of fields including business, criminal justice, financial services, healthcare, human resources and information technology. For graduation rates, the median debt of graduates and other important information, please visit www.bryantstratton.edu/disclosures. General information about Bryant & Stratton College and its programs is available at http://www.bryantstratton.edu/.

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