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University of North Florida AI & Machine Learning Bootcamp

Develop In-Demand AI and Machine Learning Skills in Just 26 Weeks

Gain the skills to build or expand a career in the rapidly-growing, lucrative data field of AI with the 26-week, part-time University of North Florida AI & Machine Learning Bootcamp.

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Program at a Glance

26

Weeks

06/18

Apply By

06/24

Next Start Date

$3,000

Potential Scholarships

Why Learn Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning?

Artificial intelligence is a rapidly-evolving tech field with implications across almost all major industries. Though sometimes written off as a trend or media buzzword—thanks in part to the meteoric rise of AI chatbot apps like ChatGPT—artificial intelligence and the machine learning principles that support its development are here to stay.

As a result, professional roles concentrated in AI and machine learning engineering are slated to increase dramatically over the next decade (Bureau of Labor Statistics). With this growth comes lucrative salaries, specialization opportunities, engaging work, and the chance to shape the future of AI innovation.

The UNF Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Bootcamp prepares students for a range of lucrative data careers, including those specialized in artificial intelligence.

The Demand for Artificial Intelligence Talent

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for artificial intelligence and machine learning professionals is slated to increase about 36% over the next decade. That’s much faster than the average growth rate for all professions, which stands at about 6%.
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In Florida, companies are hiring data professionals with concentrations in artificial intelligence—for both local and remote jobs. There are currently over 18,000 open AI/Machine Learning Engineer roles in the United States, according to data from Lightcast™. Businesses of all industries are actively seeking artificial intelligence and machine learning professionals, including local employers like Deloitte, Leidos, and Twitter.

These companies are hiring for roles like Data Analyst, Artificial Intelligence Engineer, and Machine Learning Engineer. With an inclusive and rigorous active learning curriculum plus professional career coaching services, UNF AI & Machine Learning Bootcamp students are equipped with the skills and experience needed to specialize within this growing data field.

Bootcamp Application and Start Dates

    Part-Time
    AI & Machine Learning Bootcamp
    Jun. 24, 2024 - Dec. 19, 2024
    Mon / Wed / Thu
    7:30pm - 10:30pm ET
    Open
    Apply by Jun. 18, 2024

The UNF AI & Machine Learning Bootcamp powered by Fullstack Academy combines UNF's longstanding tradition of academic excellence with Fullstack Academy’s proven approach to tech instruction and career training. Through this innovative partnership, students will gain the skills, knowledge, and experience to pursue a career in the fast-growing field of AI & Machine Learning.

Earn an AI and Machine Learning Certificate of Completion

You will receive a Certificate of Completion from UNF and Fullstack Academy by completing the UNF AI & Machine Learning Bootcamp.

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How the UNF AI & Machine Learning Bootcamp Works

The UNF AI and Machine Learning Bootcamp is designed for students to pursue high-quality tech education while continuing to balance work or other commitments. Our program provides you with the flexibility to fit career development into your life.

  • Bootcamp classes combine live online instruction with group and independent active learning challenges—all facilitated by industry-experienced professionals.

  • All classes are held Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

    • 7:30pm-10:30pm ET

In addition to classroom lessons, part-time students can anticipate spending about 20+ hours studying and working on outside assignments each week.

Class time options are subject to change. To see available class times for your cohort of choice, complete your application or schedule a call with a student advisor.


Tuition

There are many ways to pay for your bootcamp experience, including self-pay, employer-pay, local/state government assistance, scholarships, and personal loans. Learn more about payment options.

For a limited time, save $2,000 on tuition with the Tech Trailblazer Scholarship! Apply and enroll by 06/18/2024 to the upcoming part-time AI & Machine Learning Bootcamp cohort starting on 06/24/2024 to receive the scholarship.

  • Tech Bootcamps at the University of North Florida is committed to making tech education more accessible, so we’re reducing the enrollment deposit to $99* (normally $1,000) for a limited time. Get started on your journey before the deposit increases!

    Enrollment Deposit - $1,000 $99*
    Tuition During Program - $14,396
    Total Tuition - $14,495

    *Offer eligibility: Upon admittance into the program, pay the $99 refundable deposit in full prior to the enrollment date.

  • $2,000 Tech Trailblazer Scholarship

    For a limited time, save $2,000 on tuition with the Tech Trailblazer Scholarship! Apply and enroll by 06/18/2024 to the upcoming part-time AI & Machine Learning Bootcamp cohort starting on 06/24/2024 to receive the scholarship.

    $500 Community Scholarship

    For University of North Florida alumni, current students, and employees.

    $1,000 Military Scholarship**

    For active-duty service members and military veterans.

    **Valid ID required.


AI & Machine Learning Roles and Salaries

In the artificial intelligence field of data science, there are many career paths to follow based on your skills, interests, and experience. Some available jobs include Machine Learning Engineer, Data Scientist - AI, Data Scientist - Predictive Analysis, and AI Engineer. When you opt into the UNF AI & Machine Learning Bootcamp career coaching services, you’ll receive the guidance you need to navigate the industry in search of specialized artificial intelligence engineering roles. AI/Machine Learning Engineers in Florida earn an average entry-level salary of $99,038 (Glassdoor, 2023), offering a significant return on investment for anyone pursuing a specialized data science education.

Big Return on Your Investment


What You Will Learn

The UNF Bootcamp is designed to help students of all professional backgrounds acquire relevant, in-demand skills and knowledge of artificial intelligence concepts. Over 26 weeks part-time, students will learn practical and theoretical machine learning concepts using real-world tools—graduating with the specialized knowledge needed to apply AI fundamentals in a current role or pursue a new career in the data field.

Our curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of students looking to build concentrated knowledge and experience in AI and machine learning. Students learn through a mix of lectures, labs, and projects to cover each topic and technology.

Additionally, students are supported by Fullstack Academy’s active learning method, which enables students to build skills and practically apply them at the same time—both independently and as part of a team.

Unit
 

Apply the principles of data science in a real-world context–emphasizing ethical practices and effective decision-making.

Acquire experience loading, storing, and working with data in Python.

Gain an in-depth understanding of data science processes including data wrangling, data exploration, fundamental and advanced statistics, and hypothesis building and testing.

Learn and deploy machine learning principles, algorithms, models, and applications.

Explore deep learning and leverage neural networks to create and optimize models using tools.

Examine generative AI, including ChatGPT and prompt engineering. Learn to effectively and ethically utilize them for a variety of business applications.


Landing an AI & Machine Learning Job in Florida

UNF students will gain valuable insight into how to build a successful career in the data field and AI specializations from day one of the course. Throughout the bootcamp experience, students may access live workshops, office hours, and on-demand content to help build a job search toolkit—which includes an optimized resume and LinkedIn profile.

Following successful completion of the Career Success Program, students can choose to opt into additional coaching support and receive guidance for up to a year following graduation in:

  • Growing your professional network

  • Resume and LinkedIn profile optimization

  • Interview and assessment prep

  • Salary negotiation workshops

  • And much more!

You’ll also graduate from the program with a portfolio of work that demonstrates your ability to solve real business problems for real companies.

Fullstack Academy grads have landed jobs with some of the world's leading companies.

Tech Bootcamps at the University of North Florida are powered by Fullstack Academy. The companies listed above have hired Fullstack Academy graduates.


FAQs

  • Yes, the UNF AI & Machine Learning Bootcamp is designed to support learners of all levels, including beginners. However, for optimal success in the bootcamp and beyond, we recommend students possess one or more of the following:

    • Experience coding in any language, ideally Python

    • Formal education/professional use of post-secondary math, including Linear Algebra, Calculus, and Statistics

    • 3-5 years of employment in a highly computational field

    Not sure how your skills stack up? Contact a student advisor to talk through all your options.

  • The bootcamp is a highly computational, programming-based tech training program that teaches artificial intelligence and the machine learning tools, technologies, and processes that support its development. You will learn how to create and deploy this technology toward a range of applications.

  • Your time with our career success team will include everything from workshops to one-on-one office hours to phone chats before big interviews. Alumni will also have access to a job board and have the opportunity to be connected with companies and organizations in our Employer Partner Network that are actively hiring.

  • You do need to provide your own computer for the bootcamp. It can be a laptop or desktop as long as it meets the minimum machine specifications of your chosen program. Because the bootcamp is live online, you are required to have a webcam and microphone to participate in class.

    Ensuring you have a computer that meets the requirements for your course is an essential part of setting yourself up for success in our bootcamps.

    For full computer requirements for each of our program offerings, visit our Online Learning page.


Admissions Process

The UNF AI & Machine Learning Bootcamp is designed to support students of all skill levels. There’s no experience required to apply or be accepted. However, we recommend prospective students possess one or more of the following:

  • Experience coding in any language

  • Formal education/professional use of post-secondary math including Linear Algebra, Calculus, or Statistics

  • 3-5 years of employment in a highly computational field

Not sure how your skills stack up?

Contact a student advisor to learn more about recommended qualifications for the AI & Machine Learning Bootcamp, and understand how they compare to other data concentrations.

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Ready to get started?

Apply to study at the UNF AI & Machine Learning Bootcamp! Here’s how:

  1. Fill out our online application form

  2. Take our nontechnical assessment
    1. Covers logical reasoning

    2. Sent to you immediately upon submission of application

  3. Receive an entrance decision