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Course Details & Registration Information

R Programming Introduction
Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
241152 Face-to-Face Online Instruction 02/11/2021 04/22/2021 M. Al-Ghandour $250.00 19/20
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Individuals with little to no programming experience who are interested in learning to perform statistical analysis programming using R.
R is a popular, open source, statistical and data analysis programming language developed by the R Foundation for Statistical Computing. This course introduces students to developing programs by writing and executing code. Those with little-to-no programming experience will learn key concepts; understand the use of R for summary statistics, graphic creation, and data analysis; and write simple scripts using the R programming language. The course is held in a lab that provides each student with a computer and access to software.
Course Objectives
  1. Know key terms and concepts
  2. Understand usage of R for simple summary statistics, hypothesis testing, graphs, formula notation, complex statistics, manipulating data, extracting components, and regression
  3. Demonstrate ability to write and run simple scripts
Outline of Instruction
  1. Introducing R: What It Is and How to Get It
  2. Starting Out: Becoming Familiar with R
  3. Starting Out: Working With Objects
  4. Data: Descriptive Statistics and Tabulation
  5. Data: Distribution
  6. Simple Hypothesis Testing
  7. Introduction to Graphical Analysis
  8. Formula Notation and Complex Statistics
  9. Manipulating Data and Extracting Components
  10. Regression (Linear Modeling)
  11. More About Graphs
  12. Writing Your Own Scripts: Beginning to Program
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Understand the basics of file management, computer operating systems, and keyboarding.
Text and Supplies Needed
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Requirements for successful completion of a NON-CERTIFICATION CLASSES:
    Demonstrate an understanding of at least 70% of course material taught. If a student has extenuating circumstances causing absences greater than 10% of the class time, the student must make arrangements with the instructor to provide evidence of keeping up with the class material and making up the work, exercises, and projects missed; or demonstrate competency in the course objectives. Students with irregular attendance, less than 90% attendance, or is unable to demonstrate competency will receive a grade of NG (no grade).

    Requirements for successful completion of CERTIFICATION CLASSES:
    Students are required to take AND pass the official course certification exam before the class program ends AND provide visual evidence of successfully passing the official course certification exam to the course teaching faculty. Students who do not pass the official course certification exam, will not receive a class certificate AND will receive a grade of NG (no grade).
  4. Refund requests and withdrawals must be made in writing by the student (NO EXCEPTIONS).
    o A 100-percent refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from the class before the first class meeting by submitting a written request.
    o A 75-percent refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from the class prior to or on the 10-percent date of scheduled hours.
    o Provided that the class has not completed the 10-percent scheduled hours.
    o Community school, facility, and lab fees are not refundable.
    o A full refund shall be made for classes cancelled by the college.
    o You do not have to request a refund.

    All refunds are sent from the State of North Carolina as checks to the address on file. Please be sure that your address is correct. If you need to update your address or any other information, please complete a change form well in advance of your refund, using the Wake Tech Permanent Change Form 728. It can take up to six weeks to get a refund check for a class. By law, Wake Technical Community College must submit all monies collected to the State of North Carolina. Wake Technical Community College does not keep money on hand for refunds.
  5. Transfer requests must be in writing by the student (NO EXCEPTIONS)
    o Requests received after the 10-percent deadline will not be considered, and a refund will not be processed.
    o Transfers to a different course in the same semester are allowed up to the 10-percent point of the total number of hours for both classes.
    o A student may not transfer to a course that has passed the 10-percent point.
    o Transfers from one semester to another are not allowed.
    o Anyone with questions concerning refunds or transfers should call 919-866-5800.
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Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Individuals with little to no programming experience who are interested in learning to perform statistical analysis programming using R.
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Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
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Course Contact Information
Jennifer Simmons-Bage