Certificate in Ruby Programming

Design, Develop and Deploy Ruby on Rails Applications


Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 9 months
  • Cost: TBD

Next start date

September 2017

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About this Program

Ruby is a gem of a programming language — elegant, open source and relatively easy to write. When combined with the Ruby on Rails framework, this server-side language allows you to build powerful Web-based and database-driven applications. Hulu, Airbnb and Twitch are just a few of the popular websites built with Ruby on Rails.

In this three-course certificate program, we’ll explore Ruby engineering best practices and learn how to develop and test applications on the Rails platform. You’ll get practical experience working in small teams on a Web application project that meets unique business requirements. Gain a comprehensive understanding of this flexible, dynamic programming language.


Those with programming experience in another object-oriented language, such as C++, C# or Java. Those with less experience should consider taking our course in Foundations of Programming first.

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Video Overview

Graduates of the certificate programs in Java, Python and Ruby programming discuss the skills they gained from the programs and how the experience benefited their careers.

Duration: 02:52


  • Core Ruby programming competencies
  • Test- and behavior-driven application development
  • How to leverage libraries (RubyGems)
  • Advanced Ruby on Rails functionalities
  • Ways to connect and contribute to the Ruby on Rails community


  • Develop a portfolio of applications demonstrating your Ruby and Ruby on Rails skills and core competencies
  • Create a GitHub social network profile to share and access code samples

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

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Learning Formats


Courses are streamed online in real time. You interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, using Adobe Connect web conferencing software. Assignments and other course materials are delivered through Canvas, a web-based learning management system that also serves as a communications hub.

For added flexibility, each quarter you may view recordings of up to 40 percent of your class sessions instead of attending in real time.


Our special blended programs combine the convenience of online study with the vibrancy of in-person classes for a unique learning experience.

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Attend class in person at one of our convenient locations. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. An online learning management system may be required to access some course materials and assignments.

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