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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

Fall 2020

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 46632

Fri Oct 30 - Fri Dec 04 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 30 - Dec 04 Fri 18:00 - 21:00 DTC

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___. Late registration is not permitted.

CRN 46962

Fri Sep 18 - Fri Oct 23 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 18 - Oct 23 Fri 18:00 - 21:00 DTC

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___. 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. Late registration is not permitted.

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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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