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COMP 2454 - Python Fundamentals for Data Analysis

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

This hands-on course follows on from COMP 1630, COMP 2362 and was designed to introduce Python fundamentals for data analytics. Students must have skills in Excel spreadsheets, database systems and Structured Query Language (SQL) programming before registering for this course. Students are advised to complete COMP 2454 Python prior to MATH 1060. This is a BYOD courses and students must provide their own Windows 10, or macOS 10.3 or higher dual core laptop with a minimum of 8GB RAM to participate in this course. BCIT does not provide technical support for student's hardware or operating systems. Starting with an overview of the Python IDE, participants will explore foundational programming concepts. Participants are introduced to Variables, Conditions, Operators, Loops, Functions, Arrays, Dictionaries and DataFrames. Exercises and labs explore data analysis using simple statistics with Python. Students are also introduced to string manipulation, Regression, Aggregation, and object-oriented structures with Python used in data analysis. Students are shown how to use Python for basic graphing. COMP 2454 is a required course in the Applied Data Analytics Certificate, ADAC from BCIT Computing. Upon completion successful students will be prepared to move on to MATH 1060 Statistics for Data Analysis, COMP 2854 Data Analytics Fundaments and later COMP 4254 Advanced Topics in Data Analytics.

Prerequisite(s)

COMP 1630 and COMP 2362

Credits

1.5

Cost

$355.97

Winter 2021

Below are two offerings of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 88219

Fri Feb 19 - Fri Mar 26 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 19 - Mar 26 Fri 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Pat McGee

Course Outline

Cost

$355.97

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Late registration is not permitted. Please sign in to the Learning Hub on the course start date for details on how the course will be delivered online.

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress

CRN 87361

Wed Feb 24 - Wed Mar 31 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 24 - Mar 31 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Pat McGee

Course Outline

Cost

$355.97

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Late registration is not permitted. Please sign in to the Learning Hub on the course start date for details on how the course will be delivered online.

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress

Spring/Summer 2021

Below are four offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 66840

Fri Apr 09 - Fri May 14 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 09 - May 14 Fri 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Pat McGee

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$355.97

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 18 hours synchronous remote classes. Please sign in to the Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) on the course start date and time (not before) for details on how the course will be delivered online. Late registration is not permitted.

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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19 seats available as of Feb 25, 2021 11:33 pm (PST). Of these 19, 13 are currently reserved for domestic students only. Availability may change at any time.

CRN 66581

Wed Apr 14 - Wed May 19 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 14 - May 19 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Pat McGee

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$355.97

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 18 hours synchronous remote classes. Please sign in to the Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) on the course start date and time (not before) for details on how the course will be delivered online. Late registration is not permitted.

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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16 seats available as of Feb 25, 2021 11:33 pm (PST). Of these 16, 10 are currently reserved for domestic students only. Availability may change at any time.

CRN 66844

Fri May 21 - Fri Jun 25 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 21 - Jun 25 Fri 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Pat McGee

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$355.97

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 18 hours synchronous remote classes. Please sign in to the Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) on the course start date and time (not before) for details on how the course will be delivered online. Late registration is not permitted.

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

}

18 seats available as of Feb 25, 2021 11:33 pm (PST). Of these 18, 13 are currently reserved for domestic students only. Availability may change at any time.

CRN 66584

Wed May 26 - Wed Jun 30 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 26 - Jun 30 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Pat McGee

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$355.97

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 18 hours synchronous remote classes. Please sign in to the Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) on the course start date and time (not before) for details on how the course will be delivered online. Late registration is not permitted.

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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19 seats available as of Feb 25, 2021 11:33 pm (PST). Of these 19, 13 are currently reserved for domestic students only. Availability may change at any time.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe how to use Python to perform exploratory data analysis.
  • Implement fundamental code structures and logic for data analysis using Python.
  • Use Python to load, manipulate and prepare structured and unstructured data for modeling.
  • Report on data using text based and visual statistical summaries using Python.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

COMP 2454 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Data Analytics
    Part-time   Certificate

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