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New Programs at KU Professional & Continuing Education

KU Data Analytics Boot Camp

November 28, 2017 through June 2, 2018 • KU Edwards Campus • Overland Park, Kan.

Over the course of the past decade, the explosion of data transformed nearly every industry known to man. Whether it’s in marketing, health care, government or activism -- the ability to translate data into insights quickly become a highly in-demand skill by all. The KU Data Analytics Boot Camp is a part-time, 24-week program empowering you to gain the knowledge and skills to conduct robust analytics on a host of real-world problems.

The program is designed to fit into your life, whether you’re employed or attending college, with convenient weekend and evening sessions. Classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This session also takes several days off to accommodate for the winter holidays. Classes meet at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park.

The KU Data Analytics Boot Camp is rigorous, fast-paced and focused on the practical technical skills needed to solve data problems.Throughout the course, you gain proficiencies on a host of marketable technologies like advanced Excel, Python, JavaScript, SQL Databases,Tableau and more. Plus, you’ll have an impressive professional portfolio and the confidence you need to succeed in the data driven economy.

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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate - in-person or online

January 8-12, 2018 • KU Edwards Campus, Overland Park, Kan. • Or online

Organizations, both public and private, need to work faster, reduce costs, and maintain high standards of consistency and quality. They can achieve these goals through improvement programs such as Lean and Six Sigma. The Lean process emphasizes waste reduction and improved processing speed, and Six Sigma stresses an analytical approach to the elimination of defects and the reduction of variation. When combined, they can solve organizational problems and improve performance, leading to a competitive edge. This five-day program prepares new Green Belts to lead projects and contribute to improving services and manufacturing. Those who pass the exam on the final day will receive Green Belt certification from the University of Kansas.

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KU Coding Boot Camp

January 9, 2018 through June 30, 2018 • KU Edwards Campus • Overland Park, Kan.

The digital revolution has transformed virtually every area of human activity—and you can be part of it as a web development professional. KU Coding Boot Camp is a part-time, 24-week Full Stack Flex course that equips you to become a full stack web developer and gives you the knowledge and skills to build dynamic end-to-end web applications.

The curriculum covers the basics of coding, algorithms and data structure, all the way through intensive training in Javascript, Node.js, HTML, CSS, jQuery, Java, and more. In addition to immersive classroom instruction, students will spend 20 hours a week on outside projects and experiential learning activities. These collaborative coding projects help students build a professional portfolio to showcase their abilities and hone their competitive edge in the employment market.

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Big Data for Managers and Decision Makers Workshop

February 2-16, 2018 • KU Edwards Campus • Overland Park, Kan.

Take a quick, expert-led path into the world of data with the Big Data for Managers and Decision Makers workshop, presented by the University of Kansas in Kansas City. This three-part training event is for managers and managerial teams who want to learn the fundamentals of big data and how it can be used to improve business decisions.

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KU Zero Credit Courses

Zero Credit learning allows you to participate in selected courses that contribute to your professional development goals and interests while eliminating university admissions requirements. They're the same high-quality courses taken by credit-earning students and taught by the same world-class faculty, but they're offered for working professionals in a non-credit capacity.

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