Data Science with Python

Professional Certificate in Data Science with Python

Professional Certificate in Data Science with Python

Hybrid Program


6 months


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Next Cohort Begins April 4

Python, the open-source software quickly becoming the go-to program for data scientists, will soon be instrumental in any data-science-related career, especially for working professionals. Learn how to use it and grow your analytical skills, efficiency, and potential for career advancement.


Learn the essentials of Python and its functionality, advantages, and connection with SQL. Reinforce your understanding of statistical definitions and concepts. Discover methods of building models, testing, and classification in unsupervised and supervised machine learning. Bring all your lessons together in a project demonstrating real-world application and present it to stakeholders in industry, government, and more for actionable feedback. Use your certificate of understanding to support a promotion, earnings increase, or new journey into data science.

Spring Cohort Calendar Coming Soon!

Also of Interest: Data Science for Leaders

Designed For

  • Anyone with a data-analytics-related job
  • Anyone wanting to pursue a career in data science
  • Anyone wanting to pursue a degree in data science

What You'll Learn

  • Basics in Python and statistical terms and concepts
  • How SQL and Python connect for configuring tables
  • Unsupervised and supervised machine learning methods and best practices
  • Implementation of Python in real-world problems and questions

What You Can Do With This Certificate

Positions are available in a variety of industries and can include healthcare, government, private companies, and more. They might include:

  • Data Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Business Intelligence Analyst

How to Complete this Program 

This program begins Saturday, April 4, 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 Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

The program includes two in-person/live-stream weekends; the kick-off on April 4-5, and the final capstone course on August 29.

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

Quarter 1

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

CS X459

1 unit

Introduction to Python, Data Preparation, and Visualization

CS X459.30

2 units

SQL and Database Management with Python

CS X459.31

1 unit

Foundations of Statistics, Statistical Inference, and Probability with Python

CS X459.32

2 units

Quarter 2

Unsupervised Machine Learning: Clustering and Association Rules with Python

CS X459.33

1 unit

Supervised Machine Learning: Regression and Time Series Analysis with Python

CS X459.34

2 units

Supervised Machine Learning: Introduction to Classification Algorithms with Python

CS X459.35

2 units

Data Science with Python Capstone Project

CS X459.36

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, Ed.D.

Director of Professional Programs
UCR Extension
Riverside, CA

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