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Data Science Prep Course

Learn the foundational coding and statistics skills you need for the data science career you want.

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4-6 weeks

Weekly mentorship

Cohorts begin every Monday

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Data science prep in no time

Get ready for the Springboard Data Science Career Track faster. In just four to six weeks, learn the core tools and foundational concepts you’ll need.

By the end of this course you will:

  • Use Python to complete real-world coding exercises

  • Get comfortable with aspects of basic probability

  • Solve a real business problem — practice using data science tools to analyze and visualize data

  • Confidently tackle Springboard’s Data Science Career Track Technical Skills Survey and determine if a data science career is right for you

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What you’ll learn in this data science course

In this prep program, you’ll learn the Python, statistics, and probability skills that will prepare you for the Technical Skills Survey (TSS). Once you pass the TSS, you’ll have the option to enroll in the Data Science Career Track.

1: Intro to Data Science and Python

2: Intermediate Python

3: Foundations of Probability

4: Python: Data Structures and Algorithms

5: Technical Skills Survey

6: Your Data Science Toolbox

7: The Apps Project

8: Congratulations

Topic 1: Intro to Data Science and Python

In this opening unit, you’ll learn about the common problems that data scientists solve and get your feet wet in Python and basic statistical concepts.

  • Learn why Python is such a popular programming language

  • Start building Python programming skills

  • Learn about computational thinking and its importance in data science

How you’ll learn in this data science prep course

This course mirrors the Springboard Data Science Career Track, so you’ll see how a results-focused approach sets you up for the career you want.

Prep with expert curated curriculum

Build your foundational skills in Python programming and statistics, as well as introductory data science concepts via a curriculum curated by experts.

Learn online, not alone

You’ll meet with your mentor weekly. They work in the industry and can give you feedback on projects, answer questions, and tell you what it’s like to work in data science.

Grow your skill with hands-on learning

The best way to learn is to do. You’ll complete a real-world case study where you’ll analyze and visualize data from Google and Apple, and learn how to present the insights.

  • Personalized guidance to move you forward

    Build skills faster with an industry expert in your corner.

  • Accountability at every step

    Weekly calls with your mentor mean blockers will be removed and you’ll stay on track.

  • Industry insight on call

    Your mentor is a window into the industry and will provide guidance and an insider's perspective.

Mentor: Alex Chao

Data Scientist

Mentor: Ike Okonkwo

Data Scientist

Mentor: Mitul Tiwari

Head of Natural Language AI

Mentor: Sameera Poduri

Data Science Manager


  • No prior coding experience is required

  • Must be proficient in high-school level mathematics and statistic

  • Must have a Mac or PC and an internet connection


Cohorts begin every Monday. Complete the course in four to six weeks or approximately 60 hours.

One-time payment

Receive a tuition credit of $490 if you apply and are accepted into the Data Science Career Track bootcamp.

What’s included in the tuition:

  • Curriculum created by educators and experts in Python and data science with proprietary learning content, practice exercises, quizzes, and projects

  • Six weekly sessions (30 minutes each) with your expert mentor, including review of exercises and your final project, plus a dedicated student advisor and student operations support

  • Lifetime access to the curriculum and practice exercises

  • Preferential application review and admissions fast-tracking for the Springboard Data Science Career Track upon successful course completion

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