A new program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) will let students learn basic computing skills by studying the popular programming language Ruby.
The program, which was recently announced by the U.S. Department of Education, is designed to give college-bound college graduates an edge in the workforce and get them the education they need to prepare for the job market.
The master’s program at UCLA is designed as a gateway into the UAC’s computing and computer science department.
The students will be required to complete the courses in four weeks.
Students will complete a five-week tutorial course on the basics of programming, and then they’ll spend two weeks on a computer programming course that’s aimed at people who have no prior programming experience.
The course will be called Introduction to Computer Programming.
It will be held in conjunction with a two-week course called Advanced Programming in C.
The two-and-a-half-week program is designed for students who are interested in starting a new career in computing, said Adam Miller, a UCLA senior majoring in computer science.
He said the course will allow students to focus on the areas that will be most valuable to them.
“We’re not trying to turn anyone into a programmer, but we’re trying to get them to start thinking about what the career paths might be,” he said.
“It’s not going to be that we are teaching them programming or even that they need any coding knowledge to be able to do their job, but they need a grounding in the basics,” he added.
Students in the master’s programming course can also apply to become full-time employees and graduate with a master’s degree.
Students can earn their degree by completing a two to four-year degree program and then passing a licensing test.
The university estimates that this will cost about $10,000 to $20,000.
“The main goal is to get these kids going into a job, whether it’s a teaching position or as a professional developer, and get these students the job they need,” said Adam Levine, dean of UCLA’s Graduate School of Education.
“It’s an important way to keep these kids in the labor force.”
Students who complete the course, which is free to the public, will have to submit to drug tests and are required to pass an exam before they are allowed to work in the field.
Students are required, though, to pass a “Code of Conduct” to show they are committed to working in a safe environment.
The code of conduct is designed by the university to guide all the students and employees.
The school said it will keep a copy of the code of practice.
“This is a very rigorous program, and this is an opportunity to help them get their feet wet,” Miller said.