ADVANCE YOUR

DATA SCIENCE

CAREER

For professionals eager to thrive in the world of Big Data and fuel industry innovation with computer science and applied mathematics, our data science program provides the tools needed to succeed in data science roles.

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33 Weeks

PROGRAM LENGTH

10

COURSES

$12,000

TUITION

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WHAT IS THE DATA SCIENCE TRAINING PROGRAM AND WHAT CAN YOU ACCOMPLISH AS A STUDENT?

The Software Developer training program is an online curriculum that consists of 10 courses over the span of 33 weeks. During this time, students will gain the skills that are essential to launching their careers in this in-demand field. Developed by industry experts, the Software Developer training program covers a wide range of information, including setting up databases, cloud deployments, and coding from scratch.

By learning key programming languages, techniques, and practices used in the technology industry, software developers are proficient in building applications and websites of all types.

Through a combination of expert instruction and hands-on experience, students who complete the program will grow into their new role as creative problem solvers who are ready to develop, upgrade, assess, and document software.

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DATA SCIENCE

Outcomes

Software developers earn some of the highest salaries of all technology professionals and, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the median income for professionals in this field was $110,140 in 2020.

The job opportunities are truly limitless, as nearly every industry relies on skilled software developers. Students in this program will become proficient in critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and time management. In addition, you’ll gain tangible experience building full-stack web applications using front-end, back-end, and database development as an Agile Project Team.

Skills Learned

As a graduate of this program, you can expect to bring a variety of applied mathematics and computer science-based skills to your current or future career, which include:

  • Effectively gathering insights from and creating databases in SQL
  • Programming in both Python and R
  • Turning data into beautiful visuals using Tableau
  • Cloud computing to manage Big Data
  • Performing machine learning algorithms in Python
  • Mastering data modeling
  • Project managing using Agile and Waterfall
COURSES
Basic Statistics
Statistical Programming in R
Metrics and Data Processing
Data Wrangling and Visualization
Intermediate Statistics
Machine Learning and Modeling
Introduction to Big Data
Database Foundations
Programming Foundations in Python
Group Project

DATA SCIENCE PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Choose from several flexible options for completing the Data Science certificate program:

  • Register for the full program and save 14%
  • Start with Track 1 and stack remaining tracks to manage cost over time
  • Tracks may be taken out of order, but we strongly recommend you take sequentially.

Featuring tiered pricing – the more you stack, the less you pay per track!

  • First Track Purchase = $5,600
  • Second Track Purchase = $4,620
  • Third Track Purchase = $3,780

 

Contact your Workforce Training Specialist for more details on the Data Science tracks.

Learn the fundamentals of analytics, data visualization, and predictive modeling. 

Courses:

  • Introduction to Data Science and Basic Statistics
  • Metrics and Data Processing
  • Introduction to Big Data

 

Outcomes:

  • Learn what it means to be a data scientist. Understand the basics of data & perform your first analyses & visualizations
  • Learn how to create new metrics for businesses & basics of Agile Project Management
  • Learn Big Data concepts like MapReduce and learn Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Spark

Gain skills to use Python and R programming to visualize and analyze data. Learn how to manage data repositories and generate insights.

Courses:

  • Statistical Programming in R
  • Programming Foundations
  • Database Foundations

 

Outcomes: 

  • Use R to manipulate, analyze, and visualize data
  • Learn common programming concepts in Python such as lists, loops, dictionaries, and functions
  • Learn how to design, store, and manipulate databases. Students will work with both rational (SQL) and non-rational databases

Learn the foundations of machine learning algorithms like k-nearest neighbors, random forest, and natural language processing. Identify data patterns and trends using computer science and applied mathematics theories.

Courses:

  • Data Wrangling and Visualization
  • Machine Learning and Modeling
  • Intermediate Statistics
  • Group Project

 

Outcomes:

  • Understand the process of changing the structure & format of raw data until the data is compatible with sometimes rigid requirements for analysis and appreciate the power of representing data graphically
  • Predict future events & reduce risk through supervised & unsupervised machine learning & modeling techniques
  • Draw insight from data using advanced statistical analyses
  • Solve your own real-world problem using the data analysis techniques of your choosing, then present in front of potential employers

DATA SCIENCE JOB POSSIBILITIES

As the tech industry expands, the employment market for skilled data science professionals is growing rapidly. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sees strong continued growth in the data science field and predicts the number of jobs will increase by about 31.4% through 2030.

The job opportunities available to program graduates span across several industries, such as technology, business, government, finance, and marketing. Entry-level positions include but are not limited to:

Database Administrator

$48,000 – $112,000
ESTIMATED SALARY

Data Analyst

$57,000 – $123,000
ESTIMATED SALARY

Data Scientist

$69,000 – $140,000
ESTIMATED SALARY

DATA SCIENCE PAYMENT OPTIONS

In addition to the following payment options, we offer special corporate volume pricing. Visit the Corporate page for details.

Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal, or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option.

Apply for PayPal Credit and pay zero interest if your balance is paid in full within 6-months. Complete a quick application and you’ll receive a credit decision within seconds.

Pay for your training with an education loan through Sallie Mae or Meritize.

Complete the course registration process to reserve your seat using one of these options.

 

Many employers have education programs or will pay for continued education! Select “Corporate Invoice” if you need an invoice to process payment through company training tuition assistance/reimbursement plans. 

Download the free brochure below to your HR representative or manager and show them the benefits of gaining additional education!

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DO YOU NEED HELP PAYING FOR YOUR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM?​

Many employers offer education assistance programs. Download the brochures to show your employer the benefit of upskilling their employees.

MEET YOUR WORKFORCE TRAINING SPECIALIST!

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Tracey is your Workforce Training Specialist.  She is here to help you understand your program of interest, payment options and succeed!  Get in touch with Tracey to learn more about your program, Southern Adventist University and how to achieve your workforce development goals!

FAQ

No. This program does not count for college credit. For college credit programs related to this field, visit southern.edu/computing.

No previous statistical programming skills are needed. Throughout the program, students will dive into statistical concepts and learn common programming concepts in both R and Python.

Students will learn programming in Python and statistical programming in R. They will also learn how to design, store, and manipulate databases in both rational SQL databases and nonrational databases.

No prior experience in the technology industry or education in technology is required.

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