College of DuPage Offers New Foundations of Data Science Certificate

The new Foundations of Data Science certificate program at College of DuPage prepares students for careers in data analysis fields while providing cross-training for employees who want a sought-after skills set. Recently approved by the Illinois Community College Board, the certificate provides a point of entry into a relatively new field while helping existing employees sharpen skills in data collection, research methods, basic statistics, exploratory data analysis, data visualization and data mining. “The data scientist has been described as the sexiest job of the 21st century,” said Christine Monnier, Professor of Sociology at College of DuPage. “We are awash in a world of data. We now have the power to run massive computations on computers, resulting in more information than ever before. We live in a brand new world with…


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