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What Is the Data Science Training Program, And What Can You Accomplish As A Student?

The Data Science training program teaches students critical thinking skills to interpret data best. Through the fully online, 10-course program, you’ll learn how to extract, organize and analyze relevant data to help with critical business decisions.       

Classes can be completed in as little as 33 weeks, in which you’ll become proficient with SQL, Tableau, data modeling, programming in Python, machine learning, and more. Upon completion of the program, our career services team will help get you ready to market your new skills as a data scientist to employers. 

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Students who complete the Data Science training program increase employment opportunities across multiple industries and position themselves for high-paying entry-level careers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), the salary for database administrators in 2021 ranged from $48,880 to $151,400. The BLS also reports data scientists’ salaries in 2021 ranged from $59,430 to $167,040.  

Skills Learned

As a graduate of this program, you can expect to bring a variety of applied mathematics and computer science-based skills to your current or future career, which includes: 

  • Effectively gathering insights from and creating databases in SQL 
  • Programming in both Python and R 
  • Turning data into beautiful visuals using Tableau 
  • Cloud computing to manage Big Data 
  • Performing machine learning algorithms in Python 
  • Mastering data modeling 
  • Project management using Agile and Waterfall 


Basic Statistics
Statistical Programming in R
Metrics and Data Processing
Data Wrangling and Visualization
Intermediate Statistics
Machine Learning and Modeling
Introduction to Big Data
Database Foundations
Programming Foundations in Python
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Choose from several flexible options for completing the Data Science certificate program:

  • Register for the full program and save 14%
  • Start with Track 1 and stack remaining tracks to manage cost over time
  • Tracks may be taken out of order, but we strongly recommend you take sequentially.

Featuring tiered pricing – the more you stack, the less you pay per track!

  • First Track Purchase = $5,600
  • Second Track Purchase = $4,620
  • Third Track Purchase = $3,780

Learn the fundamentals of analytics, data visualization, and predictive modeling. 


  • Introduction to Data Science and Basic Statistics
  • Metrics and Data Processing
  • Introduction to Big Data



  • Learn what it means to be a data scientist. Understand the basics of data & perform your first analyses & visualizations
  • Learn how to create new metrics for businesses & basics of Agile Project Management
  • Learn Big Data concepts like MapReduce and learn Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Spark

Gain skills to use Python and R programming to visualize and analyze data. Learn how to manage data repositories and generate insights.


  • Statistical Programming in R
  • Programming Foundations
  • Database Foundations



  • Use R to manipulate, analyze, and visualize data
  • Learn common programming concepts in Python such as lists, loops, dictionaries, and functions
  • Learn how to design, store, and manipulate databases. Students will work with both rational (SQL) and non-rational databases

Learn the foundations of machine learning algorithms like k-nearest neighbors, random forest, and natural language processing. Identify data patterns and trends using computer science and applied mathematics theories.


  • Data Wrangling and Visualization
  • Machine Learning and Modeling
  • Intermediate Statistics
  • Group Project



  • Understand the process of changing the structure & format of raw data until the data is compatible with sometimes rigid requirements for analysis and appreciate the power of representing data graphically
  • Predict future events & reduce risk through supervised & unsupervised machine learning & modeling techniques
  • Draw insight from data using advanced statistical analyses
  • Solve your own real-world problem using the data analysis techniques of your choosing, then present in front of potential employers


As the tech industry expands, the employment market for skilled data science professionals is growing rapidly. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sees strong continued growth in the data science field and predicts the number of jobs will increase by about 31.4% through 2030.

The job opportunities available to program graduates span across several industries, such as technology, business, government, finance and marketing. Entry-level positions include but are not limited to:

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$48,000 – $112,000


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$57,000 – $123,000


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$69,000 – $140,000


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In addition to the following payment options, we offer special corporate volume pricing. Visit the Corporate page for details.

Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal, or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option.

Apply for PayPal Credit and pay zero interest if your balance is paid in full within 6-months. Complete a quick application and you’ll receive a credit decision within seconds.

Pay for your training with an education loan through Sallie Mae or Meritize.

Complete the course registration process to reserve your seat using one of these options.


Many employers have education programs or will pay for continued education! Select “Corporate Invoice” if you need an invoice to process payment through company training tuition assistance/reimbursement plans. 

Download the free brochure below to your HR representative or manager and show them the benefits of gaining additional education!


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April is your Workforce Training Specialist.  She is here to help you understand your program of interest, payment options and succeed!  Get in touch with April to learn more about your program, Union Adventist University and how to achieve your workforce development goals!


No. This program does not count for college credit.

No previous statistical programming skills are needed. Throughout the program, students will dive into statistical concepts and learn common programming concepts in both R and Python.

Students will learn programming in Python and statistical programming in R. They will also learn how to design, store and manipulate databases in both rational SQL databases and nonrational databases.

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Union Adventist University, located in Lincoln, Nebraska, provides the highest quality training in order to best serve students and surrounding communities. Our specialized career training programs provide up-to-date and in-demand skills, preparation and certification, ensuring that everyone who completes our programs is of the highest caliber.