Looking to enter the Artificial Intelligence (AI) profession? Or advance in the field? Join the Artificial Intelligence Academy.

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) Academy at NC State University offers industry credentials to individuals interested in entering or advancing in the emerging field of AI. While completing online coursework for one of two certificate options, participants engage in at least 5 hours per week of on-the-job training. The AI Academy is a workforce development program delivered in partnership with employer partners. To be eligible for participation in the program your current employer will need to agree to allow you to participate, and will need to support your participation by providing you with a mentor and on-the-job training time during the paid work week.

Why AI Academy?

  • Coursework is covered by Department of Labor funded scholarship
  • Complete all coursework 100% online in less than one year
  • Learn from nationally recognized experts in AI
  • Open to individuals with backgrounds in CS or IT anywhere in the U.S.

Qualified Applicants

  • Professionals currently working in computer science (CS) or information technology (IT) fields
  • Individuals from underrepresented groups, veterans and other transitioning military populations

Two levels of training and certifications:

Data Scientist

  • On-the-job training
  • Two online courses: Computer Programming with Python and Data Mining

Artificial Intelligence Associate

  • Pre-requisite Data Scientist completion¬†
  • On-the-job training
  • Two online courses: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

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Start dates for Future Cohorts:


Cohort 6 Data Scientist begins


Cohort 6 Artificial Intelligence Associate begins


Cohort 7 Data Scientist begins


Cohort 7 Artificial Intelligence Associate begins