Data Science Tools
Introduces the basics of scripting and data science libraries. These credits consist of individualized activities in data analytics applicable across multiple domains. These experiences seek to integrate the skills learned in the traditional classroom setting into vocational tasks. This project provides an opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience with data science tools, to include an introduction to programming in one of the most current analytic tools on the market. Instruction and a series of laboratory exercises provide insight and understanding of the development environment and potential issues.
Big Data Analytics
Builds on Data Science Tools to work with large, varied datasets. These credits consist of individualized projects in applying techniques for analyzing very large data sets that are applicable in man fields. These experiences seek to integrate the skills learned in the traditional classroom setting into vocational tasks. This course provides an opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience to big data analysis using current tools, to include probability and statistics in data science; data exploration and visualization; data ingestion, cleansing, and transformation; and the opportunity for certification in one or more big data tools (additional fee required for Microsoft certifications).
Prerequisite(s): INT391 Data Science Tools (may be concurrently enrolled).
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
Builds on Big Data Analytics to do modeling and prediction. This course provides an introduction to the rapidly emerging and critical role that artificial intelligence (AI) (and especially machine learning) is and will likely play in future government, think-tanks, civil, and commercial activities. It emphasizes the moral and ethical issues emerging from these developments along with Christian worldview perspectives on these issues. It provides an historical and technological overview of AI techniques and their application in predictive analytics, categorization and anomaly detection, computer vision, and natural language processing.
Prerequisite(s): INT392 Big Data Analytics.
Advanced Technology & Ethics in National Security
Provides an overview of emerging advanced technologies which pose novel intelligence and national security opportunities as well as ethical issues for our western social and legal frameworks.
Cyber-related Internship. Students work in government and industry organizations performing cyber-related activities. Many IT professionals get their start in help desk positions, gaining experience in the field before choosing a narrower path in which to specialize. Working on the PHC Help Desk is a great foundation for your resume when seeking cyber-related internships in industry or government.