Continuing Your Education

Our diploma programs provide professional and technical skills for career transition in a wide variety of public and private business sectors. These programs are intended for those who have an interest in gaining additional knowledge for career transition or licensure.

Diploma in Data Science

Students completing this course will be skilled in the following areas: Data Analysis, Hypothesis Testing, Data Visualization, Metric Development, Process Control, Machine Learning, Modeling, and Optimization. Students will learn to do these analyses using Python and R. This is an instructor-led or instructor-supported training course that targets the needs of individuals who want to start a career in data analysis and data science. It prepares students for job opportunities in various industries, including manufacturing, finance, insurance, health care, and retail.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Mine datasets for better understanding
  • Create metrics, and implement monitoring plans
  • Create models for prediction and planning
  • Implement Machine Learning algorithms
  • Use regression analysis to explain relationships
  • Create visualizations
  • Test various hypotheses in a designed experiment
  • Prepare and deliver findings reports to all audiences.

Ready To Apply? Great! Here's What You Need To Do:

  • Complete an admissions interview conducted in person or via online methods.
  • Sign and submit an attestation of high school (or equivalent) completion.
  • Equivalencies include a GED Certificate. Home schooled students must present a diploma that meets the requirements of the state in which it was issued. (Students with non-US credentials please see International Student Admissions Requirements below).
  • Submit a completed application
  • Arrange for official transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended to be submitted to the Office of Records and Registration, University of the Potomac.
  • Submit grade reports or scores from any recognized college equivalency examinations (e.g., CLEP, DANTES, and Advanced Placement).
  • Submit certificates from any corporate education training or professional development programs. (Note: An ACE evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for corporate educational training.)
  • Submit military training documents. (Note: An ACE military evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for military training.)
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