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Data Science

Projected outlook for some certified Data Science experts:

109,700Number of Jobs, 2018

$83,390Median Pay per year, 2018

26%Job Growth, 2018-2028 (FYI - 5% is average)

*U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook – Operations Research Analysts

Earn your data science certificaton in 10 months. This program is ideal for a range of analysts, scientists and engineers.

You Will:

  • Learn the fundamentals of statistics and computer science.
  • Understand how organizations use data to be successful.
  • Master the data-analytics project lifecycle.
  • Apply various statistical-analysis and modelling tools.
  • Translate business challenges into analytical frameworks.
  • Present data results.

Ideal for:

  • Data analysts who want to move beyond using basic analysis tools.
  • Computer scientists and statisticians who want to lead data-science projects.
  • Graduates of math, statistics, computer engineering or natural sciences.
  • Professional analysts who want to advance their skills.
  • Managers looking to enhance business performance.

Program Stats:

  • Five required courses (117 hours of lecture and discussion)
  • 10 months long
  • 100% online
  • 11.7 continuing education units (CEUs)

Non-California Residents

Due to state and federal regulations, non-California residents may only enroll in CSUF online courses when their state has authorized CSUF as a provider. Click here for more information .

It is recommended that participants who reside outside of United States and whose first language is not English must possess English language proficiency equivalent to a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper), 80 (iBT) or IELTS score of 6.5.

It is the participantís responsibility to demonstrate English language proficiency necessary to fully participate in the class lectures and discussions.

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Course Title
Fall
2020
Winter / Spring 2021
Summer
2021
 
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Days Date Time Location
10/19/20-11/22/20 Online Online-Variable
Fee
$660.00
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09/21/20-11/01/20 Online Online-Variable
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$650.00
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Upon completion of the certificate program, graduates will be able to:
-Articulate how today's organizations are using data to gain strategic business advantage
-Understand the complete data analytics project lifecycle
-Understand the tools companies are using to acquire, store, and process data
-Apply the various statistical analysis and modeling tools
-Apply appropriate analytic techniques and tools to analyze big data
-Frame/reframe business challenges and translate them into analytical framework
-Present data results to managers and non-technical audiences using data visualization

-Data analysts who wish to move beyond using basic analysis tools.
-Computer scientists and statisticians who wish to take a lead role in data science projects.
-Graduates with degrees in math, statistics, computer engineering and natural sciences who wish to enter the data science field.
-Professional analysts (e.g. financial analysts, business analysts, systems analysts) who wish to advance their skills in data science.
-Managers who wish to utilize data science to enhance business performance.

The Data Science Certificate is open to anyone who meets one or both of the following program prerequisites:
1. Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Applied Statistics, Math, Engineering, Physics, Biological and Natural Sciences or related fields
2. At least 3 years of working experience in data analysis, business analytics, business intelligence, programming or software engineering

In addition, it is recommended that participants who reside outside of United States and whose first language is not English possess English language proficiency equivalent to:

A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper) or 80 (iBT)
Or
A minimum IELTS score of 6.5

There is no need to send the test score to the University. It the participant's responsibility to demonstrate English language proficiency necessary to fully participate in the class lectures and discussions.

Avram Aelony
Data Scientist- BeachMint
Rahul Bhaskar
Faculty- Department of Information Systems/Decision Science, California State University, Fullerton
Gulhan Bourget
Assistant Professor- Department of Mathematics, California State University, Fullerton
Tom Deutsch
Program Director- Information Management, Big Data and Advanced Analytics IBM
Alicia Fan
Program Developer- University Extended Education California State University, Fullerton
David Kale
Co-founder and Data Scientist, Podimetrics
Kari A Knutson Miller
Associate Vice President- International Programs, Dean- University Extended Education California State University, Fullerton
Yasmin Lucero
Senior Statistician- Gravity.com
Kevin J Potcner
Director of Consulting- Minitab, Inc.
Ryan Swanstrom
Data Analyst/Developer- Wells Fargo
Yun Tian
Assistant Professor- Department of Computer Science, California State University, Fullerton
Shelly Wang
Manager- Program Development, University Extended Education California State University, Fullerton

Program Details

Location: Online
Length: 10 months
Cost: $3,420*
Next Start: Fall 2020

*Cost is approximate and subject to change.


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