Program Specifics

AI Academy Program Format

The AI Academy program is an innovative program designed and implemented in collaboration with over 50 partners including Lexmark, IBM, Citrix, Honeywell, Delta Air Lines, Hazardous Software, Randstad, and others. The AI Academy program is a workforce development program which is designed as an upskilling program for incumbent workers employed at one of our partnering organizations.

The program is a combination of 40 weeks of live, online, coursework and concurrent, on-the-job training working alongside an AI industry professional. Since the program inception in 2020, we have had three cohorts of participants complete the program and receive their U.S. Department of Labor and NC State University credentials/certificates.

In 2023, there will be two entry-points into the program for participants to begin their work: January 9 (Cohort 5) and July 10 (Cohort 6). 

AI Academy Course Format

The AI Academy curriculum is comprised of four courses: Computer Programming with Python, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining, and Machine Learning. You will complete one course each ten weeks of the program. There will be live, online course meetings each week using Zoom videoconferencing technologies. First, there will be a pre-recorded SEMINAR each week, which is a 120 minute session where the introduction of new concepts, skills, and tasks will be presented and discussed. Each course will also include two WORKSHOP sessions each week which are 120 minutes each where participants will be guided through the application of content as they complete group and individual tasks to grow their understanding of the content.

AI Academy Schedule

SCHEDULE FOR COHORTS FIVE AND SIX

 

SCHEDULE FOR COHORT FIVE

START DATE – January 9, 2023

January 9, 2023 to March 17, 2023

Course #1: Computer Programming with Python

Lead Instructor: James Robinson, NC State

 

April 3, 2023 to June 16, 2023 (No class the week of May 29th)

Course #2: Data Mining

Lead Instructor: Dr. Thomas Price, NC State

 

July 10, 2023 to September 15, 2023 (No class on September 4th)

Course #3: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Lead Instructor: Dr. Collin Lynch, NC State

 

October 2, 2023 to December 15, 2023 (No class the week of November 20th)

Course #4: Machine Learning

Lead Instructor: Dr. Min Chi, NC State

 

SCHEDULE FOR COHORT SIX

START DATE – July 10, 2023

 

July 10, 2023 to September 15, 2023 (No class September 4th)

Course #1: Computer Programming with Python

Lead Instructor: James Robinson, NC State

 

October 2, 2023 to December 15, 2023 (No class the week of November 20th)

Course #2: Data Mining

Lead Instructor: Dr. Thomas Price, NC State

 

January 8, 2024 to March 15, 2024 (No class on January 15th)

Course #3: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Lead Instructor: Dr. Collin Lynch, NC State

 

April 8, 2024 to June 21, 2024 (No class the week of  May 27th)

Course #4: Machine Learning

Lead Instructor: Dr. Min Chi, NC State