Data Science with R

Professional Certificate in Data Science with R

Professional Certificate in Data Science with R

Hybrid Program


6 months


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Next Cohort Begins June 22

Data science, analytics, machine intelligence, and automation are creating a new revolution in workflow, and how our society functions. Pegged as one of the most sought after skills in the workforce today, data science is taking the world by storm and showing how its powerful tools and methods can be used to solve real-world business problems in a fraction of the time. Through foundational skill building, you will delve into programming in R, the free Microsoft-supported machine learning software that has become the standard for data scientists and enterprises for automating processes and solving business challenges. By understanding the concepts of supervised and unsupervised machine learning, you will learn how to predict probability and optimize logistics within a company’s structure. Increase your marketability and take your career to the next level with these in-demand skills.

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Also of Interest Data Science for Leaders Workshop; Saturday, June 22

What You'll Learn

  • The data science process and most common data types
  • How to resolve real-world business problems by implementing machine learning algorithms
  • Common principles and algorithms that do 80% of the heavy lifting in data science
  • The ins and outs of predictive analysis and models

What You Can Do With This Certificate

Positions are available in a variety of industries all over the world, and can be found in firms, corporations, government, or nonprofit organizations. They might include:

  • Data Architect
  • Data Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Business Analyst
  • Analytics Lead
  • Business Intelligence Analytics

How to Complete this Program 

This program begins Saturday, June 22, and is available in two formats: hybrid or entirely online. The hybrid format includes two in-person weekends, while the online format includes two live-streamed weekends. The remaining sessions meet Monday and Wednesday evenings, and Saturday mornings. 

The program includes two in-person/live-stream weekends; the kick-off on June 22 and 23, and the final capstone course on August 24 and 25.

The kick-off and capstone weekends are in-person sessions that are also available via live-stream. The remaining courses are taught exclusively via live-streaming and are also recorded. All live-streamed sessions are recorded and can be viewed later. 

You can enroll in Data Science: Discipline Overview, Use Cases, Methodologies, & Tools

Required Equipment

Participants must bring their own computer device to all classes. Either a PC or Mac, at least 4GB of RAM, R installed, RStudio installed (Open Source Software) and 10GB of free disk space. Download and install R and R Studio:

Real People. Real Results.

“The information was useful for seasoned data users, but also gives managers with no programming experience a better understanding of analytic approaches and ways to incorporate them in various lines of work.”

Jon VanLeeuwen

Earning the Certificate

For more information see How to Earn a Certificate

Certificate Courses

Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.

Quarter 1

Data Science: Discipline Overview, Use Cases, Methodologies, and Tools

CS X459

1 unit

Fundamentals of R, Data Preparation and Visualization

CS X459.2

2 units

Quarter 2

Unsupervised Machine Learning: Clustering & Association Rules

CS X459.5

1 unit

Supervised Machine Learning: Regression and Time Series Analysis

CS X459.6

2 units

Supervised Machine Learning: Introduction to Classification Algorithms

CS X459.7

2 units

Data Science with R Capstone Project

CS X459.8

1 unit

Foundations of Statistics, Statistical Inference, and Probability

CS X459.4

2 units

SQL and Database Management with R

CS X459.3

1 unit

Instructor Spotlight

“Supporting individuals in keeping pace with the changing requirements of the modern work environment is at our core. Collaboration, partnership, and community drive us to provide accessible, affordable education, and training for working adults. Whether you are an individual looking to advance your career, or an organizational leader interested in investing in your workforce, we are here for you.”

Kasey Wilson

Director of Professional Programs
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