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Data Science

Sheridan Certificate

Like Big Data and Analytics? Break into the in-demand field of data science and use your analytical and problem-solving skills to join a lucrative industry. Hone your knowledge in data sources, statistics, predictive analytics and business framing and become a sought-out Big Data or Data Science professional.

NOTE: As of Winter 2021, this program is in the process of being phased out. We will not be accepting new students as of the Winter 2021 semester. Students pursuing this credential will have until the end of the Spring 2022 term to complete program requirements. We are excited to launch three new Micro-Credentials in Data Science which can be found here

New Micro-Credentials for Data Science

Sheridan is excited to launch three new Micro-Credentials designed to replace this certificate program. They can be found here:

Please note that our Data Analyst Micro-Credential is the first Micro-Credential required in the series. 

These courses are part of the Data Science Program.

Course Name / Code Expected Availability Select

Compulsory Course(s)

Successfully complete all seven courses in this suggested (NOT Mandatory) order: MGMT70045; INFO70037; INFO70038; INFO70039; INFO70041; INFO70040; The INFO70042 Capstone course should be taken as the last course in the program.

Advanced Statistics for Data Science
Course Code:
INFO70039
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
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Analytics and Big Data, Introduction to
Course Code:
MGMT70045
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class
Big Data Tools
Course Code:
INFO70040
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Business Problem Analysis and Data Modeling
Course Code:
INFO70037
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Data Exploration and Basic Statistics for Data Science
Course Code:
INFO70038
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class
Data Science Applied Project
Course Code:
INFO70042
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class
Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning
Course Code:
INFO70041
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes

Program Discontinuation

As of Winter 2021, this program is in the process of being phased out. We will not be accepting new students as of the Winter 2021 semester. Students pursuing this credential will have until the end of the Spring 2022 term to complete program requirements.

New Micro-Credentials for Data Science

Sheridan is excited to launch three new Micro-Credentials designed to replace this certificate program. They can be found here:

Please note that our Data Analyst Micro-Credential is the first Micro-Credential required in the series. 

Program Description

Looking to enter or grow your career in the field of data science? You can start now!

Sheridan’s Data Science Certificate will give you the competitive advantage you need to break into the Big Data and Analytics industry. In this series of data science courses, you’ll explore, analyze, report on, monitor and use predictive analysis on small to large data sets in order to transform data into business information.

You’ll also explore data science principles, methods and techniques for complex problem solving in order to facilitate better business decisions. You will learn from experienced industry professionals who are experts in the data science field and working in various industries.

With a growing demand for skilled professionals who can gather and analyze small to large amounts of data, this program will prepare you to offer effective strategies for company growth and guide business strategies based on data analysis. You’ll develop fundamental statistical and programming skills.

With this Data Science Certificate you will be prepared to take the INFORMS Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) Certification exam.

The curriculum includes:

  • The fundamentals of data science and predictive modeling
  • Advanced statistical concepts
  • The application of tools and technologies related to data mining and analysis
  • Impactful strategies for presentation of data and outcomes

If you’re organized, analytical and detailed-oriented this program might be right for you!

Program Discontinuation Schedule 

We will be scheduling courses within the Data Science program until Spring 2022 to give students the opportunity to complete this certificate. Below is a schedule for which you can complete the required course(s) left in the program:

Course CodeDescriptionSpring 2021Fall 2021Winter 2022Spring 2022
INFO70037Business Problem Analysis and Data ModelingXN/AN/AN/A
INFO70038Data Exploration and Basic Statistics for Data ScienceXXN/AN/A
INFO70039Advanced Statistics for Data ScienceXXXN/A
INFO70040Big Data ToolsXINFO70283INFO70283INFO70283
INFO70041Predictive Analytics and Machine LearningXINFO70282INFO70282INFO70282
INFO70042Data Science Applied ProjectN/AXXX


INFO70042 Data Science Applied Project is the last course in the program, and should be taken at the very end of your academic schedule. 

Computer Requirements

When on-campus, students are required to bring their own laptop to class

Frequently Asked Questions

Please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions document for any questions related to this program.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact our Opportunity Centre at caps@sheridancollege.ca or 905-845-9430 option 3. 

Data analysis and insight are key to an organization’s success. Businesses large and small turn to their data experts to provide the understanding and predictions in order to plan for the future. As the copious amount of information continues to increase, so does the opportunities for Big Data skilled-professionals.

Sample job titles include:

  • Analytics Professional
  • Data Scientist
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Manager
  • Business Analyst