Curriculum & Schedule

To successfully complete the certificate you must take 7.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or a total of 72 contact hours. Courses are open enrollment and you may take courses and seminars in any order you wish. All 7.2 CEUs must be completed within a two-year period.

Of the 7.2 CEUs required, you must have 0.9 CEUs in each of the four tracks. Each course and seminar fulfill the requirements for at least one of the following four tracks:

  1. Data Engineering (0.9 CEUs required)
  2. Visual Analytics (0.9 CEUs required)
  3. Data Science and Machine Learning (0.9 CEUs required)
  4. Ethics and Leadership (0.9 CEUs required)

Each course is between 0.6 and 1.8 CEUs depending on the number of contact hours and seminars are all 0.3 CEUs.

Program Prerequisites

This program is for data science practitioners and leaders who meet the following criteria:

  • Have completed data science and machine learning coursework such as Georgetown’s Certificate in Data Science or college or graduate level coursework
  • Are familiar with software programming in either Python or R
  • Can bring a laptop with administrative privileges for courses and workshops

Course Schedule

Course Name Semester and Section
Elective Course Courses  Spring 2020Summer 2020
Natural Language Understanding and its Applications
Enrollment closed
Section 001Status: Open
Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
May 9 to May 16, 2020
640 Mass Ave., C223

Not currently scheduled
Elective Course Spring 2020Summer 2020
Diagnostics for More Informed Machine Learning
Enrollment closed
Section 01Status: Open
Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mar 28 to Apr 4, 2020
640 Mass Ave., C126

Not currently scheduled
Elective Course Spring 2020Summer 2020
Introduction to AI and Deep Learning
Enrollment closed
Section 01Status: Open
Fri 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Apr 24 to May 1, 2020
640 Mass Ave., C221

Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Apr 25 to May 2, 2020
640 Mass Ave., C221

Not currently scheduled
Elective Course Spring 2020Summer 2020
Managing Unstructured Data Storage with ElasticSearch
Enrollment closed
Section 01Status: Open
Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
May 30, 2020
640 Mass Ave., C224

Not currently scheduled
Elective Course Spring 2020Summer 2020
Interactive Visualizations Toolkit: D3 and Altair
Enrollment closed Not currently scheduled
Section 001Status: Open
Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jun 6 to Jun 13, 2020
640 Mass Ave., C225

Elective Course Spring 2020Summer 2020
Image Classification and Object Detection
Enrollment closed Not currently scheduled
Section 001Status: Open
Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jun 20 to Jun 27, 2020
640 Mass Ave.