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U OF M Data Visualization and Analytics Boot Camp


Class starts December 14, 2020

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Learn Advanced Excel, Python, JavaScript (D3.js, Leaflet.js), HTML5/CSS, API Interactions, Social Media Mining, SQL, Tableau, Advanced Statistics, Machine Learning, R, 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.
Study part-time, three days a week, while maintaining your work schedule.
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.
Develop concrete, in-demand skills to graduate from the program ready to apply your knowledge in the professional world.
*The material covered in this course is subject to change due to market demand.
What Students Receive

  • Students will learn the fundamental and specialized skills necessary to land a job or advance in the booming field of data analytics, including Python, JavaScript, Advanced Excel, and SQL Databases.
  • By the time students complete the program, they will have the ability to conduct robust analytics: Employ statistical analysis to model, predict, and forecast trends, expertly build VBA scripts in Excel to automate tedious manual processes, utilize real-world data sources to showcase social, financial, and political phenomena, and more.
  • 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.
  • Students will also gain industry insights through Tech Talks—quarterly online panels with local industry professionals.

What Students Earn

  • 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.
  • A Data Visualization and Analytics Certificate from the University of Minnesota College of Continuing and Professional Studies showcasing your accomplishments to future employers.
  • A strong professional portfolio of projects that demonstrate your mastery of the skills learned.

About the University of Minnesota College of Continuing and Professional Studies
Established in 1913, the College of Continuing and Professional Studies is one of the most diverse of the University of Minnesota’s 18 colleges and schools. The college’s purpose is to inspire and serve an expanding population of learners in all stages of life. Each year, the College serves thousands of learners working toward individualized or applied degrees and certificates, accessing University courses, or participating in bootcamps, short courses, and events.
Frequently Asked Questions

When does the program start?

Class starts December 14, 2020 on the St. Paul campus.

Tuesday/Thursday 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Can I keep working while studying the University of Minnesota Data Visualization and Analytics 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 analytics 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.

Is there an application process? How do I get started?

The Data Visualization and Analytics Boot Camp has an application process and is not open enrollment. Once a prospective student fills out the form or calls our admissions department, they will go through an initial phone interview with an advisor. Applicants who are recommended to move forward will then take a critical thinking and problem-solving coding test. Those who pass the academic test will have a final interview with our academic department to determine if they are accepted into the program.

What sets your boot camp apart from others I can join in St. Paul or elsewhere?

We offer a part-time program that allows working professionals to study data visualization and analytics 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.

We employ first class instructors and provide a curriculum based on the most in-demand technologies specific to the market.

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This program is offered through the University of Minnesota College of Continuing and Professional Studies, in collaboration with Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand.

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