Certificate in Scala Functional & Reactive Programming

Write Highly Scalable, Responsive Applications


Program Details

  • Location: Downtown Seattle, Online
  • Duration: 8 - 9 months
  • Class Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $3,297

Next start date

October 2017

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About this Program

As its name suggests, the Scala programming language is all about scalability. This language has the power and flexibility to run both front-end and back-end applications and services, including large mission-critical systems. Scala incorporates both object-oriented and functional language concepts.

During this three-course certificate program you’ll acquire the skills you need to build scalable, end-to-end reactive and concurrent Web applications. You’ll learn to create event-driven, fault-tolerant applications with Akka and gain an understanding of the tools and frameworks related to data-tier Web services.


Technically oriented professionals with experience in software development, data analysis or data science.

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  • Front- and back-end development of Web applications and data-tier services using the Play, Lift and Spray frameworks
  • Principles of Spark programming needed to solve problems such as event stream processing
  • How to do analysis on structured data files
  • Integration with reactive programming using Akka


  • Perform big data processing using Akka and Spark
  • Complete a capstone project based on real-world scenarios

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


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.


Courses are streamed online in real time from the classroom. 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. You also can attend the classroom sessions in person if space is available.


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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