CODING

Our online classes are taught LIVE by an instructor. Students will need access to a computer and to the Internet. A desktop or laptop computer is preferred, but tablets and smartphones are also an option. CCM will provide access to any specialized software needed for the course.

Please note: A link to join a class will be sent by the instructor to registered students 1-2 days before a class is scheduled to begin.

An increasing number of businesses rely on computer code and individuals who are versed in a range of programming languages.  Coding is not a skill limited to the technology sector.  Individuals with coding skills may find careers in hospitals or manufacturing, as well as high-tech companies. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), programmers earn a median salary of $86,550 per year.

The five major job categories requiring coding skills include Information Technology (IT) workers, data analysts, artists and designers, engineers and scientists.  These professionals are able to use various programs to write instructions to a computer as opposed to using established applications. Programming languages including JavaScript and HTML for building websites, statistical programs R and SAS, AutoCAD programs for engineers, and other all-purpose programming languages such as Python, C# and C++ are in demand in today’s job market.

INTRODUCTION TO CODING AND COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

If you are new to programming or want to learn more about this in-demand field, you will benefit from this introductory course that provides an overview of programming methodology for those without prior coding experience. Topics covered will include computer science fundamentals (data types, data structures, input/output, functions, sorting/searching, program structure, etc.) and basic algorithms. This course is offered in a flexible format that includes three 2-hour synchronous online sessions live with the instructor and 2 hours of asynchronous lectures to view on your own schedule. Students will need to save their work to their local computer or a flash drive. CPC-621.

INSTRUCTOR: Samuel Jacobs, MEng

Course Code #: 28321

3 Sessions: 8 hours, CEU 0.8

Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tues, Feb 23 to March 9 (remote live sessions; remainder lectures viewed on your own schedule)

Cost: $229


BUSINESS ANALYTICS WITH EXCEL

Prerequisite: Proficient/intermediate knowledge of MS Excel.

Learn how data science is applied in business. Explore concepts in correlation, regression analysis, hypothesis testing and multivariate analysis. Learn how correlation helps to understand portfolio diversification and design. ‚ÄėWhat If‚Äô analysis will be covered utilizing the Solver and Go Seek features of Excel. Students will need to save their work to their local computer or a flash drive. CPC-635

Instructor: Rreze Zejnullahi-Berisha, MA

Course Code #: 28873

4 Sessions: 8 hours, CEU 0.8

Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tues and Thurs, March 9-18

Cost: $299

INTRODUCTION TO R PROGRAMMING

Prerequisite: Proficient knowledge of MS Excel.

R’s widespread popularity in today’s data driven business world makes R a must-know data analysis tool in almost every field of business: finance, bio science, supply chain, sports, retail, marketing, social media, manufacturing and even journalism. R is a software program used to analyze large data sets. Students will complete projects analyzing large data sets related to environmental and business issues. The course will cover exploratory data analysis techniques, visualization methods, modeling and ideas in reproducible research using packages from base R. Students will learn the basic syntax for R and how functions and packages work. Students will need to save their work to their local computer or a flash drive. CPC-631.

INSTRUCTOR: Kelly Fitzpatrick, MA, CFA, Tableau Desktop Specialist

Course Code #: 28871

3 Sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tues, April 13-27

Cost: $299

C++ OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING

PREREQUISITE: Working knowledge of personal computers and the Intro to Programming Using Visual Studio C# and C++ class or equivalent programming skills.

C++ is a sophisticated, efficient and general-purpose programming language based on C. Many of today’s operating systems, system drivers, browsers and games use C++ as their core language. This makes C++ one of the most popular languages today. Once you have the basics learned in C#, you will be ready to expand into the world of object-oriented programming. The course will build on basic programming concepts learned in C# and move into an introduction to classes seeing the full power of an object-oriented programming language. You will be introduced to the usage of arrays, classes, private members, constructors, and destructors. A project will be completed that will reinforce your understanding of these basic programming tools. CPC 613.

*Textbook required. Click here for textbook information.

INSTRUCTOR: Roberta Principe, MS

Course Code #: 28324

15 Sessions: 30 hours, CEU 3.0
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Mon and Wed, April 26-June 16 (no class May 31)

Cost: $599


PYTHON INTRODUCTION

PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Computer Programming or prior coding experience.

Python is a general-purpose programming language, ideal for any application. This is a great language to start with if you are a beginner, and it is easy for experienced programmers to master. In this course, students are introduced to the core language, learn about built-in data types and functions and work with imported modules. Students will directly apply these topics to a series of in-class projects. Bring your own laptop to class or a flash drive to save your work. Limit 10 students.  CPC-637.

INSTRUCTOR: Samuel Jacobs, MEng

Course Code #: 28322

4 Sessions: 12 hours, CEU 1.2

Location:  On campus at Henderson Hall, HH114

Time: 6-9 p.m., Thurs, April 29 to May 20 (new dates)

Cost: $499

ADVANCED R PROGRAMMING FOR DATA SCIENCE

PREREQUISITE: Proficient knowledge of MS Excel and the Introduction to R Programming course or some programming knowledge.

The course will expand on the topics covered in the Introduction to R Programming course. Advanced topics include the use of the Tidyverse and learning the ggplot2, dplyr and tidyr packages. Also, advanced data science methods such as k-means, clustering and dendrograms will be covered. Students will need to save their work to their local computer or a flash drive. CPC-603.

INSTRUCTOR: Kelly Fitzpatrick, MA, CFA, Tableau Desktop Specialist

Course Code #: 28872

5 Sessions: 10 hours, CEU 1.0

Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tues, May 4-June 1

Cost: $499


VISUAL BASIC APPLICATIONS IN EXCEL

PREREQUISITE: Proficient knowledge of MS Excel.

Make your Excel spreadsheets much more powerful. Learn to record macros and about the basics of VB programming. The course will teach you to read, write and debug VB code, how to pass lists and floating variables though VB, use conditional statements and create input and message boxes. At the end of this course, you will be familiar with the VBA programming language as it applies to Microsoft Excel and will apply this knowledge to make interactive and fully functional spreadsheets. Students will need to save their work to their local computer or a flash drive. CPC-624.

Instructor: Kelly Fitzpatrick, MA, CFA, Tableau Desktop Specialis

Course Code #: 28874

3 Sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tues and Thurs, June 3-10

Cost: $299


TABLEAU 

Tableau has advanced the capacity to easily analyze large datasets. Tableau allows users to analyze data using multiple dimensions and creates tables and visualizations ready for the boardroom. We offer a series of Tableau courses as part of our Data Visualization Certificate Program. Click here to learn more about our Tableau courses.

DATA ANALYTICS & DATA VISUALIZATION CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

CCM’s ‚ÄėCertificate in Data Analytics‚Äô and ‘Certificate in Data Visualization’ offered through Workforce Development provides participants with data acumen in the areas of data manipulation, visualization and interpretation. View our Data Certificate programs here.