Washington Data BootcampTM
Begin a rewarding new career path. Gain an essential new skill. Earn a Data Analytics certificate from WSU-Everett.
Learn data analytics in 20 weeks.
Build a Meaningful Career
Learn Critical Skills
In our digital economy, understanding the power of data and how to turn it into meaningful information provides critical insights for strategic decisions of business. Be part of impacting the growth and resiliency of your business.
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“The needs of our workforce are changing every single day and this partnership will help equip Washington state workers with the skills they need to stay competitive in an increasingly global
~Senator Patty Murray
~WSU Everett Chancellor Paul Pitre
~NWIRC Executive Director Diane Kamionka
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Be part of the new workforce of data analysts.
Learn to use the easy tools to turn data into meaningful information for the strategic innovation of your company’s future direction. Start your career path as a data analysts and move to a future as a Chief Data Officer
Washington Data BootcampTM
The goal of the WA Data BootcampTM curricula is to quickly provide students, who start with basic mathematics skills, with the necessary skills to be Data Science and Data Analytics introductory or technician levels positions.
The WA Data Bootcamp™ provides the necessary skills in 20 weeks so students can get to work sooner and pursue additional training and education after they have started in their career. Think of the Washington Data Bootcamp as a career accelerator.
The Bootcamp curriculum is organized so you can continue working while you learn. With an average of 20-25 hours per week, you achieve this career goal.
Your Instructional Team
The WA Data BootcampTM is taught by a team of Data Professionals led by Dr. Nella Ludlow, President of Quanta Logica. Dr. Ludlow is professor at two national universities, teaching Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence. She also has a successful history of working in data analytics, as well as her successful entrepreneurial career. Dr Ludlow was the WSU Director of Data Analytics and continues to teach Data Analytics there. The Bootcamp will take a “business-focus” rather than a “technology-focus” approach to provide valuable insights for your ability to quickly contribute to the success of a business.
The Bootcamp is designed to be widely accessible to individuals seeking to have a skill that is in very high demand or to advance their current career.
Fill out the application form at least one week before course start date.
As part of your application you will be sent a link to a brief math skills quiz. This is to provide the Instructor a general idea of what to expect regarding basic skills.
Upon acceptance, you will be sent an email directing you to payment options.
*NOTE* If you are seeking support for tuition payment, please see the section regarding tuition and begin that process as soon as possible. Some of the options may take several weeks to complete.
After you have successfully completed the math quiz, you will receive a link for the payment followed by login instructions for the Bootcamp online portal.
The Bootcamp training is an instructor-led online course. The opportunity to ask questions from the instructor and interact with the other students in real time adds significantly to the knowledge you gain. It is structured to permit you to continue working while advancing to this exciting career. It is anticipated that it will take approximately 20-25 hours per week for class time plus homework.
The majority of the sessions are virtual.
- Virtual training 6:00-8:00pm PT Tuesdays and Thursdays for live training sessions with Data Analytics Instructors
- Saturday “office hours” with the opportunity to meet with tutors and data experts to ask your questions.
- Other materials are self-paced online modules.
The Bootcamp consists of three sessions.
Session 1 – 7 week Basic Data Analytics Skills
- Brush up on Excel skills and learn more about how it is used with Data Analytics.
- Visual programming methods using Orange. Orange is an open-source data visualization, machine learning and data mining toolkit. This is the ideal approach to quickly learn data skills for students that are not already familiar with a programming language.
Session 2 – 7 week Databases and Visualization
- Learn the terminology and how to structure and make use of relational databases.
- Use SQL and fundamental database concepts to create a normalized database, manipulate the data and extract the data from the database.
- Learn how to convert business questions into SQL queries.
Session 3 – 6 week Real-world Applications
- Learn to apply your new Data Skills. A real-world project will be covered. This is an ideal opportunity to work with actual data and present the results to a live panel of experts. The presentation material provides a valuable addition to your resume portfolio.
- For those who wish, a time will be set to provide information helpful for resume writing for the Data Analyst, and a current snapshot of the Data Analytics business world.
Deadline to Complete Application
One week before start date
Tuesday of week 1
Federal Holidays – No Class
Milestone Exam – Final
Thursday of Week 19
Washington Data Bootcamp
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the Bootcamp last?
Is the Bootcamp in person or virtual?
How much time is required weekly?
When does the next Bootcamp start?
What is the cost?
What equipment, etc. do I need to participate?
Are there options for payment of tuition?
Students may receive full or partial tuition reimbursement from their employer.
You may also qualify for support through WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act).
To find out if you qualify, contact your County’s Workforce. This may take several weeks and can be done concurrently with application to the Bootcamp and confirming your acceptance.
Is there a required prerequisite skill or experience level?
Students need a base level of mathematics skill – at the level of successful completion of Algebra 2 in High School, or College Algebra. You will be asked to take a short mathematics skill entry exam to demonstrate your skill level for admissions.
The course teaches the entry-level mathematics, statistics, and data science skills necessary to become an Entry level Data Analyst.
What happens if I am unable to complete the course?
The course cumulatively builds upon previous material throughout the 20-week curricula. Each of the three units have evaluations — Units 1 and 2 evaluations are written exams, while Unit 3’s evaluation is an instructor scoring of students’ presentation of their group final project. Passing score for each is 70%.
If you have trouble with a section, and need additional assistance, we offer Saturday help sessions with access to instructors. Our goal is to help you master the topic.
If you do not meet the 70% passing score for either a written exam or final project presentation on your first attempt, you will be allowed to restudy and retake the evaluation, within 60-days for a total of three attempts.
What are the career opportunities for graduates of this program?
What is the background of the lead instructor?
Is there a work experience element of the course?
- Full tuition for the 20-week program is $8500.
- The demand for Data Analysts is high making it difficult for businesses to benefit from this critical skill. Businesses and government programs may be available to help you defer the costs of the Bootcamp so you can become part of this valuable career.
- If you are employed, check out the options of your employer subsidizing all or part of your tuition.
- If you are challenged finding a job, a veteran or transitioning out of the military, you may qualify for government programs for tuition support and other expenses associated with this Bootcamp.
- Students may qualify for a loan for full or partial tuition from Industrial Credit Union. There is no collateral and repayment begins after you complete the Bootcamp. Easy online application at Online Loan Application — Industrial Credit Union (industrialcu.org)
WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act).
- You may also qualify for support through WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act). To find out if you qualify, contact your County’s Workforce location. This process can take a few weeks, so please get started as soon as you can.