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The journey toward improving the nation’s workforce, economy, and community starts here.

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning focuses on building machine learning models that can be used for predicting, making decisions, and enhancing human capabilities. This program provides you with the knowledge and skills used in a variety of fields using artificial intelligence, including the information technology, automotive, healthcare, aerospace, industrial, and manufacturing industries. The curriculum also includes coursework in computer programming, math, and statistics.


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Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

➤ Software Engineer (Entry Level)


➤ Machine Learning Engineer


➤ Data Scientist


*Wage information sourced from the website in accordance to location, levels.fyi. Updated November 2021.

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Certificate of Completion (CCL)

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This Certificate of Completion (CCL) is intended for industry professionals with the requisite experience as determined by the Program Director.

To pursue this CCL, students must receive permission from the Program Director. Students who do not yet have the requisite experience cannot pursue the CCL option and instead must pursue the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Artificial Intelligence. Want to dive deeper? Click HERE for more info!

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Basic concepts and applications of artificial intelligence (AI), including AI project cycles. Focus on issues surrounding AI including ethics, bias, culture, regulations, and professional expectations. Prerequisites: None.

Introduction to machine learning concepts and Python applications, including data acquisition, supervised and unsupervised learning, and data modeling. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in AIM100, CIS156, and MAT206.

Fundamental concepts in Natural Language Processing (NLP) and text processing. Focus on knowledge and skills necessary to create a language recognition application. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in AIM110.

Understand and apply the basic techniques to process images using OpenCV and Python libraries. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in AIM110.

Fundamentals of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to support business solutions. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in AIM210 and AIM220.

Focus on how a social issue is explored, brought through the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Project cycle, and delivered as a solution using the different domains of AI, including computer vision and natural language processing. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in AIM210 and AIM220.



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