Continuing Education Course
Part–Time Data Foundations Courses in Toronto
In our Data Foundations course, you’ll learn to harness the power of data and use it to make more informed decisions in your day-to-day work.
Beginner-Friendly Data Literacy
Data Foundations is an entry-level course unlike any other offered in Toronto, designed to teach you functional data literacy - the understanding of how data and analytics fit into your day-to-day work, an increasingly in-demand skill in today’s data-driven society. If you work in a role with access to data, but aren’t sure how to use it, this course will give you the understanding of data you need to start making strategic decisions.
A Community You’ll Thrive In
Data Foundations brings together a diverse group of people from a variety of backgrounds and industries, all eager to better understand the data they work with. At Juno, we’re committed to providing an inclusive, safe classroom for all that choose to learn with us. And a welcoming one! From the moment you walk into your first class you’ll be a member of the warm Juno community of staff, students, and alumni.
8 weeks 48 hours part-time OR
2 weeks 65 hours full-time Accelerated
10:1 Students to Instructors
1 Capstone Project
Dates & Costs
65 hours over 2 weeks
$2,000 plus HSTDownload Info Package
In this accelerated introduction to data, data science, analytics, and machine learning, you’ll learn everything you need to know to make the most of the data you’re already collecting. You’ll gain a foundational understanding of how to use and present data with spreadsheets and SQL, then explore how to code with data in a beginner-friendly developer environment. You’ll also learn how to use industry standard data languages like R and Python, and gain an understanding of popular sectors like Big Data, Web Analytics, and Natural Language Processing. Finally, you’ll use the tools you’ve learned throughout the course to put machine learning tactics into practice in a final capstone project that will give you the opportunity to explore, understand, and present your interpretations of an existing data set.
Monday to FridayApply for this session
December 02 – December 13, 2019
10:00am - 6:00pm
485 Queen St. W, Toronto
2019-12-02 – 2019-12-13
Tuesdays & ThursdaysApply for this session
March 03 – April 23, 2020
6:30pm - 9:30pm
483 Queen St. W, Toronto
To be confirmed
2020-03-03 – 2020-04-23
Our Lifelong Skills Guarantee means that you will always be up-to-date with industry best practices.Learn about the guarantee
What you’ll learn
With an exciting blend of in-class lessons and hands-on exercises based on real-world data, this beginner-friendly course will teach you all you need to know to harness the power of your data. You can expect to learn:
Spreadsheets and PivotTables
SQL and Databases
Charts and Data Storytelling
Python and R
Data Science Workflows
Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA)
Big Data, Web Analytics and Natural Language Processing
Jupyter Notebook and RStudio
Applied Machine Learning
Intro Course – Data Foundations
What will I build?
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Juno Student Outcomes Report
Juno's Student Outcomes Report is a great example of what you can start to build with the data literacy you will gain in this course. In this report, we used data sourced from our students to answer questions like what was the average salary of our graduates? and how long did it take our students to find a job after graduation? After understanding the data, we can use it to improve our career services and admissions processes.View Live Project
Everybody at Juno understands people learn at different speeds and in different ways. Everybody there cares about you and wants you to succeed. I’ve never been to a school that gave a crap about me until I went to Juno.
–Brent Carabott, Support Guru & Front-End Developer @ Out of the Sandbox
Meet your Data Foundations Instructors
Analyst at Juno
Data Foundations Student Experience Package
This Data Foundations student experience package contains:
- Full course syllabus and weekly class overview
- A breakdown of course costs and financial aid options
- Overview about the amazing Juno community and what you can expect from your learning experience with us
- How to get started
What people are saying about this course
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We want to help people build foundational skills and knowledge in data and analytics. Data is impacting our daily lives, and the more different types of people who are data literate, the better it is for the industry and our society. This course is for anyone who is curious about data, analytics, data science and machine learning but has no idea where to start. This course will give students a solid foundation in a wide range of concepts and applications in the world of data and analytics.
Analyst at Juno
Data Foundations FAQs
Who is Data Foundations for?
This beginner-friendly course is for problem-solvers who want to learn how to make more informed and strategic decisions in their day-to-day work. No matter what your role or skill level, learning how to interpret and understand the data your collecting will make you infinitely more valuable.
Do I need to know how to code before taking Data Foundations?
Data Foundations is an entry-level course, so no coding experience is necessary. However, existing coding knowledge will likely make it easier for you to grasp some key data science concepts.
Can I get a job as a Data Scientist after taking this course?
This course is intended to give you a broad level overview of data science, and introduce you to core data concepts that will help you level up in your current role. If you’re looking to make a career change into data science, this course is a great place to start, but additional learning would be required.
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