The Data Analytics Boot Camp at UNC-Chapel Hill

Classes begin quarterly

Learn Data Analytics Online in 24 Weeks

The Data Analytics Boot Camp at UNC-Chapel Hill puts the student experience first, teaching you the knowledge and skills to conduct analytics on a wide array of real-world problems.

In just 24 weeks, you’ll journey through a challenging curriculum and gain the specialized skills needed to analyze big data and turn it into clear insights. The part-time schedule, allows you to fit this program into your life whether you’re in college, working full-time, or have other existing obligations.

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Structured Flexibility

Our course is designed to give you the flexibility you need to balance your work-life schedule while providing you with the structure and support you need to be successful in achieving your career goals.  

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Innovative Instruction

Our online data analytics course blends the best of online education: engaging content to work through on your own schedule and live, interactive online classes led by skilled instructors.

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Real-World Projects

Our industry-driven curriculum teaches you the most in-demand data skills through real-world examples. Everything you learn is immediately applicable to a professional environment.

Why Choose our Data Analytics Boot Camp?

  • Earn a Certificate of Completion after studying part-time over 24 weeks in our online data analytics program.
  • Learn through a robust curriculum that covers relevant tools and technologies including intermediate Excel, Python and R programming, JavaScript, API interactions, SQL, Tableau, fundamental statistics, machine learning, Git/GitHub, and more.
  • Apply your knowledge on projects that align with real-world datasets from various industry data fields like finance services, human resources, healthcare, and government.
  • Receive high levels of support from a team including instructors, teaching assistants, student success team, free tutor network, and more.
  • Benefit from the support career services will provide you during the program and after successful completion of the program.

Market-Driven Curriculum

Our curriculum is based on hands-on learning. Through an immersive virtual experience, students will dive into in-demand technologies like Intermediate Excel, Fundamental Statistics, Python, SQL, HTML/CSS, Tableau, and more. Collaborating with your classmates and also working individually, you’ll take your new skills and put them to use on comprehensive projects.

These projects allow you to build a professional portfolio that showcases your skills to stand out in today’s job market. Over 24 intensive weeks, you’ll learn the fundamentals for data analytics and visualization, including:

Intermediate Excel

  • Pivot Tables
  • VBA Scripting

Fundamental Statistics

  • Modeling
  • Forecasting

Python Programming

  • Python 3
  • NumPy
  • SciPy
  • Pandas
  • Matplotlib
  • API Interactions

Databases

  • PostgreSQL/pgAdmin
  • MongoDB
  • Extract, Transform, Load (ETL)

Front-End Web Visualization

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Bootstrap
  • Dashboarding
  • JavaScript Charting
  • Geomapping with Leaflet.js

Business Intelligence Software

  • Tableau

Advanced Topics

  • R Programming
  • Big Data Analytics with Hadoop
  • Supervised Machine Learning
  • Unsupervised Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
* Note: These topics are subject to change based on local market demand and the input of our hiring partners.

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Innovative Online Model

Flexible Weekly Content

Each week you will work through the project-based curriculum on your own schedule. Fit the content around your life and work commitments knowing our support system is there if you need it.

Interactive Live Classes

Attend class from wherever you are. These online sessions are NOT lectures: they’re designed to be highly engaging and interactive sessions. Work with other members of your tightly-knit cohort and broaden your experience while leaning on your Instructor and Teaching Assistants.

Weekly Assignments

Make sure that you’re retaining your new data skills by utilizing additional opportunities to apply your knowledge in real-world settings. Make sure that you’re on-pace and progressing through the course as you should be.

Job Outcomes

Those who complete the online data analytics program can be qualified for a number jobs including: 

  • Looks at large amounts of information to glean data-driven insights using a variety of coding, statistics and tools.
  • Employs advanced skills that include those of data analysts, data engineers and more! They focus on machine learning and algorithm development for modeling trends and forecasting the future.
  • Uses Excel and Powerpoint to create reports around key business questions and develop strategies based on macro trends in the data.
  • Designs, installs, tests and maintains software systems with popular programming languages like Python.

Comprehensive Support

When learning the skills for data analysis, it’s important to have help available when you need it. Our part-time data analytics program offers you multiple layers of support from a team of people who have your back, including:

Get support from instructors and teaching assistants. Our industry professional instructional staff is there to help you gain the skills you need on your journey.

Qualified students will have access to free tutoring upon request and receive up to an hour a week of 1:1 time with a skilled tutor to discuss class material, code reviews, or career related questions.

Students receive support from a dedicated team throughout their boot camp journey. Whether you need a coach, some inspiration, or someone to talk to about catching up on homework, you’ll always have someone there to help.

You will have access to a dedicated career director and profile coach that will help you prepare to land your dream job after completing the boot camp. Learn how to build your personal brand and stand out in today’s market through:

  • Technical and Behavioral Interview Preparation
  • Industry Speakers and Events
  • Resume, LinkedIn and Portfolio Development

Students will have a classroom full of fellow aspiring coders to collaborate with, ask questions or motivate each other through difficult material. The virtual classes allows students to bolster their professional network, extending beyond graduation. Once you complete the program, you will become a member of our boot camp alumni community, which brings a wealth of networking opportunities.

Is This Program Right for You?

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You’re a data professional and want to further your career by gaining a new set of technical skills.

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You’re looking to switch careers and aspire to transition into a new field as a data professional.

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You’re currently in a business where data is crucial to the bottom line and want to make a bigger impact.

How to Apply to the Data Analytics Boot Camp

  1. Form Submission. Fill out our program interest form with a few of your key details so that we can get in touch with you.
  2. Admissions Interview and Application. Connect with a member of our admissions team for a quick phone interview to discuss the program in more detail, answer your questions, and talk through your goals. Then, fill out a short application that tells us more about you and your reasons for pursuing this opportunity. 
  3. Assessment. Complete a multiple-choice critical thinking and problem-solving assessment. This is your chance to show us your logic-based skills. No prior industry experience is required to complete the assessment. If you pass your academic assessment (congratulations!), you are officially accepted into the program and able to move forward with the enrollment process.
  4. Financial Options, Deposit, and Enrollment Agreement. After acceptance into the program, you will connect with admissions to discuss which financial option works best for you. Once you’ve approved your desired payment method, the last step to finalize your enrollment is to pay your deposit and review and sign your enrollment agreement.

Start Your Journey. That’s it! You’re now ready to begin your program pre-work and prepare to start the boot camp.

Data Analytics Boot Camp Schedule

Part-Time Online Data Analytics Program

  • 24-week online format
  • Study part-time while maintaining your existing professional, educational, or personal obligations
  • Learn through a blend of scheduled instructor-led online classes two days per week and engaging content and projects to work through on your own schedule

Currently Enrolling

» Coding Part-Time 9/29/21

» Data Analytics Part-Time 11/18/21

» Digital Marketing Part-Time 12/6/21

» Tech Project Mgmt Part-Time 10/18/21

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there is an application process to enroll in UNC-Chapel Hill Boot Camps. Once a prospective student fills out the form or calls our admissions department, they will go through an initial phone interview with an advisor. Applicants who are recommended to move forward will then take a critical thinking and problem-solving assessment.

No previous experience in data or programming is required, however, it is recommended that applicants hold a bachelor’s degree or have at least two years of experience in business, finance, statistics, management, or a related field.

No, you do not have to be a UNC-Chapel Hill student to enroll in The Data Analytics Boot Camp at UNC-Chapel Hill. The program is offered through the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education.

The Data Analytics Boot Camp at UNC-Chapel Hill classes are being held via our virtual classroom. For more information on how to apply to this program, please fill out our contact form or call to speak with admissions at (919) 636-3434.


Learn more about The Data Analytics Boot Camp at UNC-Chapel Hill by calling an admissions advisor at (919) 636-3434 or filling out the form below.


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