Continuing Education Course

Part–Time Data Foundations Courses in Toronto

Data Foundations

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 HST

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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.

Part Time

Monday to Friday

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December 02 December 13, 2019

10:00am - 6:00pm

485 Queen St. W, Toronto

Instructed by

Zaki Patel


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Part Time

Tuesdays & Thursdays

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March 03 April 23, 2020

6:30pm - 9:30pm

483 Queen St. W, Toronto

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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)

  • Predictive Modeling

  • Big Data, Web Analytics and Natural Language Processing

  • Jupyter Notebook and RStudio

  • Applied Machine Learning

Course Projects

Intro Course – Data Foundations

What will I build?

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

Zaki Patel

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
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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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