This Intro to Data Analytics Certificate is designed to unlock your potential and power your career.  

Establish a Foundation: Learn the history, core terms and definitions to establish a robust understanding and application of data analytics. Gain insights on what data analytics is and why it matters. 

Develop Skills: Build in-demand industry skills to complete the certificate program and be ready to apply your knowledge in the professional world. Hands on experiences are utilized throughout the program to best develop your skills.

Apply Knowledge: Use case studies and industry specific examples to apply knowledge for more effective marketing, expanded revenue opportunities, improved efficiency and other competitive advantages.


All sessions are hosted virtually via Zoom from 2pm-4pm (EST).

  • July 31 = Module 1. Introduction to Data Analytics and Descriptive Statistics 
  • Aug 7= Module 2. Predictive Analytics Using Classification Algorithms
  • Aug 14 = Module 3. Predictive Analytics Using Regression
  • Aug 21 = Module 4. Clustering, Machine Learning & Blockchain
  • Aug 28 = Module 5. Industry Perspective on Data Analytics, the ETL Process, and Ethics
  • Sept 4 = Module 6. Visualization Theory and Application

Additional Information

This course is not set up to be "graded" as it doesn't provide course credits. As such, there will not be any graded assignments. However, participation will be tracked throughout the 6-week program and certificates will be awarded along with Continuing Education Units (CEUs) based on the number of total virtual/instructions hours. Certificates will only be granted to participants who attend at least 80% of the total synchronous class time.

If you have any questions about the program please contact Mallory Tuttle, Associate Director of the Virginia Tech Newport News Center at mtuttle@vt.edu.
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Section Title
Intro to Data Analytics
Online, fixed date
2:00PM to 4:00PM
Jul 31, 2024 to Sep 04, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Virtual
Fees starting at $929.00
Section Notes

For the most up-to-date information related to this program, please visit: https://newportnews.vt.edu/professionals/introduction-to-data-analytics.html

Refund and Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be received 14 calendar days prior to the program start date. A $30 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds. Requests should be sent by email or by initiating a drop request through the student portal in our online registration system. As an alternative to a refund, you may send a substitute at no additional cost. Please contact us at 540-231-5182 or e-mail cpeinfo@vt.edu to request a substitution.

Please note: refunds will not be issued for no-shows or for cancellations received on or after the program start date. In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

Anyone requesting special requirements for this program should contact cpeinfo@vt.edu.

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