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SMU Data Science Boot Camp

Learn Data Science
in 24 Weeks

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call (214) 775-9982
Featuring
Learn Excel, fundamental statistics, Python and R programming, API interactions, PostgreSQL/pgAdmin, Tableau, JavaScript, HTML5/CSS, machine learning, Git/GitHub, and more.*
Complete projects using real data sets from the worlds of finance, healthcare, government, social welfare, and more—allowing you to build a strong portfolio with a professional demonstration of mastery.
Benefit from a wide range of career services to position you for success as you work to advance in your current career or seek a new opportunity.
Study part-time, three days a week, while maintaining your work schedule.
Develop concrete, in-demand skills to graduate from the program ready to apply your knowledge in the professional world.
*The materials covered in this course are subject to change due to market demand.
What You Will Learn

  • Students will learn the fundamental and specialized skills necessary to land a job or advance in the booming field of data science, including Python, JavaScript, Advanced Excel, SQL Databases and more.
  • Students receive a hands-on, classroom learning experience, conducting robust analytics on a host of real-world problems.
  • Students gain access to a tutor network, allowing them to get help both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Students receive career-planning assistance, including:
    • Portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, career content and practice sessions, technical interview training, 1:1 career coaching, soft skills training, and more.
    • Access to a dedicated Profile Coach and Career Director that will work with you throughout the program and prepare you to be Employer Competitive.

What Graduates Receive

  • Graduates benefit from a Project Demo Day—quarterly networking event with local professionals to showcase their final projects.
  • Continued one-on-one career coaching with your career director post-graduation for qualified students.
  • A Certificate in Data Science from SMU Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE), showcasing your accomplishments to future employers.
  • A strong professional portfolio of projects that demonstrate your mastery of the skills learned.

About SMU
A nationally ranked private university located near the heart of Dallas, SMU is a distinguished center for global research with a liberal arts tradition. SMU’s 11,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 90 countries to take advantage of the University’s small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through seven schools.
This program is offered through SMU Continuing and Professional Education, in partnership with Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand.

 

About Trilogy Education Services
Trilogy Education is a workforce accelerator that empowers the world’s leading universities to prepare professionals for high-growth careers in the digital economy. Thousands of people around the globe have completed Trilogy-powered programs, and more than 2,000 companies — including 50% of the Fortune 100 — employ them.

FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

When does the program start?

  • Class begins December 6
  • Tuesday/Thursday 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Can I keep working while studying at SMU Data Science Boot Camp?

  • Yes. The program was designed for working professionals who are seeking to advance their current careers or change paths.

How long does it take to complete the program?

  • The program is part-time. Students can complete it in six months (24 weeks).

Do you provide career planning support?

  • Yes. We offer all of our students career support and coaching as well as resume and portfolio support, interview preparation and experiential learning opportunities.

Do I need to have previous experience in programming or data science before applying?

  • No programming experience is required, however it is recommended that applicants hold a Bachelor’s Degree or have at least two years of experience in business, management, finance, statistics, or a related field.

What sets your boot camp apart from others I can join in Dallas or elsewhere?

  • We offer a part-time program that allows working professionals to study data science without leaving their current job.
  • Students benefit from a robust set of professional development services to prepare them for success as they work to advance or change careers.
  • Our curriculum is built based on the most in-demand technologies specific to the Dallas market.
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