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Governors State School of Extended Learning Offers Programs for Data Analysts, Developers


The School of Extended Learning (SXL) at Governors State University is launching two new programs in demand for today’s job market: Data Analyst and Python Developer. These are start-anytime, learn-anywhere, career-training programs that prepare job seekers for roles in market research, sales, logistics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, business, finance, and more.

The self-paced learn-by-doing programs offer a unique in the way to provide students with the practical experience, competency, and confidence required by today’s employers. The training programs consist of four or five courses, depending on if the trainee has prior programming experience. Each course takes an average of 80 hours to complete. Most trainees complete the programs in well under a year and some complete it in as little as six months. The programs are open enrollment, so students can register and start their first course as soon as they are ready, and students can control the speed of completion.

Employers will be happy to know that they will now be able to upskill their existing proven workforce and locally recruit qualified Data Analysts and Python Developers. 

“We are excited to be partnering with NCLab, a Reno, NV-based e-learning supplier of self-paced career training to make these programs available,” states Amy Barsha, SXL Executive Director. “We look forward to supporting both local businesses and school districts to meet workforce needs and introduce or supplement curriculum with these valuable STEM skills. Individuals may also enroll for the training directly.”

In as little as 320 hours, the Data Analyst career training program prepares graduates to enter the workforce as job-ready Data Analysts. Course content includes SQL Fundamentals, Advanced SQL Introduction to Python for Data Science and Predictive Data Analytics. For those new to computer programming languages, an Introduction to Computer Programming is offered to introduce computational thinking.

Similarly, in as little as 240 hours, the Python Developer career training program prepares graduates to enter the workforce as job-ready Python programmers. Average salaries in the U.S. range from $78,176 to $122,093, according to Upon successful completion of these courses, students will be awarded certificates of completion and digital badges, as well as have a professional portfolio of real-world projects to demonstrate qualifications to employers.

Register for Data Analyst program here, and the Python Developer program here.

About School of Extended Learning (SXL)

The School of Extended Learning (SXL) at Governors State University serves as the lifelong learning partner for the Chicago Southland region, offering programs that enhance career readiness and lead to purpose-driven work and life for adults of all ages, the military-connected and businesses. Skills training and hobby courses, test preparation programs, industry certifications, senior enrichment, military-connected services, and convenient programs at off-campus locations provide accessible paths for adult learners to successfully realize career and life transitions. Programs are delivered through online, hybrid and face-to-face instructional formats, as on-campus, daytime classes are not always possible for all students because of work, family, or active military service. Visit or follow us on Facebook @GSUSXL and LinkedIn.