Big Nerd Ranch Europe, a provider of training classes for programmers and system administrators, is offering the iPhone Bootcamp) Aug. 16-20 at Kloster Eberbach, near Frankfurt, Germany. The five-day class, taught by Scott Ritchie, looks at the integral components of iPhone development and emerge fully skilled in the ability to develop complex applications for the iPhone and iPod touch.

The class price of €2800 includes lodging, all meals, original instruction materials, 24-hour lab access, and ground transportation to and from the Frankfurt airport. Participants save Euro 200 when signing up before Aug. 14. Students are encouraged to bring independent projects to class, allowing for input from classmates and individual instructor attention.

The course requires no previous experience in coding in Objective-C or for the Mac or the iPhone, but students attending the bootcamp should be familiar with C and an object-oriented language like Java or C++. The class is taught on the latest releases of Mac OS X and Xcode.