Education

Are you currently in school for AI or looking to change your career path? Consider applying to one of our scholarships! New AI courses and workshops are available!

We are working with BCIT, Northeastern University, SFU and UBC to create great learning opportunities with new courses and workshops in AI. With different options for whether you're in school or looking for a professional workshop, we are sure to have the right fit for you. Check out the list below of courses and workshops. You may be eligible for a $500 scholarship!

Athena Pathways has partnered with Microsoft

Microsoft is providing funding for BC women to take Global Knowledge courses for FREE! Check out the current course offering below in the Professional Workshops Category.

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Microsoft Funded Global Knowledge Course Options

Through Microsoft funding, you may apply to take up to a MAXIMUM OF TWO COURSES out of the three available:

  • Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900T01) – 1 Day
  • Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals (AI-900T00) – 1 Day
  • Designing and Implementing an Azure AI Solution (AI-100T01) – 3 Days

For those who have had no exposure to Azure, Global Knowledge recommends you take the following two courses:

  • Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900T01) – 1 Day
  • Designing and Implementing an Azure AI Solution (AI-100T01) – 3 Days

For those who have had some exposure to Azure, Global Knowledge recommends you take the following two courses:

  • Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals (AI-900T00) – 1 Day
  • Designing and Implementing an Azure AI Solution (AI-100T01) – 3 Days

If you have questions regarding which of the two courses you should take based on your current knowledge level, please contact Global Knowledge directly.

Global Knowledge contact: Philip Murch |  Email: Philip.Murch@globalknowledge.com

If you are applying to take two courses, you may send a $100 e-transfer for both instead of two individual transfers at $50 each.

Undergraduate Studies

Special Topics Database Systs

Course Description

This course introduces Data Mining, an area that plays a key role in Big Data analytics. The goal of data mining is the efficient discovery of useful patterns in large datasets. This course focuses on fundamental data mining tasks and algorithms as well as key applications. It will prepare you both for developing your own data mining application and for starting your data mining research. Students taking this course are expected to have taken an algorithms course and to have an understanding of basic statistics equivalent to an entry-level course. The course project requires programming in Python or R, and students are expected to be proficient with one of these programming languages.

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COMP 7405 - Topics in Computer Programming – Artificial Intelligence

  • Institution: BCIT
  • Date: September 16- December 9, 2020
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Course Description

​This course provides an introduction to the various topics in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Topics to be covered include search, games, regression, classification and neural networks. Students will develop an understanding of the fundamentals underpinning AI applications and gain hands-on experience through the development of AI systems. Practical work in course projects focuses on developing components of AI systems as well as analyzing real-world datasets from different domains. The societal implications and ethical considerations in the design of AI systems will also be discussed.

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Graduate Studies and Professional Development

Change Management Fundamentals

  • Institution: UBC
  • Date: October 30- November 25, 2020
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Course Description

Aligned with the ACMP’s Standard for Change Management®, this course examines the tools and techniques used to develop and manage the change process and looks at the impact change management has on an organization, from human resources and operations, to IT and finance. Gain a greater understanding of a change management practitioner’s roles and responsibilities and how they work with internal and external stakeholders. This foundation course prepares participants for the next three courses of the UBC Associate Certificate in Change Management by introducing key terminology and concepts addressed in the later more detailed courses of this program.

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Change Management Fundamentals

  • Institution: UBC
  • Date: September 15 - October 20, 2020
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Course Description

Aligned with the ACMP’s Standard for Change Management®, this course examines the tools and techniques used to develop and manage the change process and looks at the impact change management has on an organization, from human resources and operations, to IT and finance. Gain a greater understanding of a change management practitioner’s roles and responsibilities and how they work with internal and external stakeholders. This foundation course prepares participants for the next three courses of the UBC Associate Certificate in Change Management by introducing key terminology and concepts addressed in the later more detailed courses of this program.

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Data and Marketing Analytics Fundamentals

  • Institution: UBC
  • Date: October 13 - November 6, 2020
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Course Description

This course examines the tools, techniques, and strategies to analyze and manage data within an organization’s marketing and customer-related functions. It looks at the evolution, impact, and importance of data-driven decision-making in today’s organizations, as well as the changing role of marketers, customer service managers, and business / product leaders in how they use data to work with internal and external stakeholders.

This foundational course prepares participants for the next two required courses of the Associate Certificate in Data and Marketing Analytics program by introducing key terminology and concepts addressed in later more detailed courses of this program.

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Change Management Fundamentals

  • Institution: UBC
  • Date: September 11 - October 7, 2020
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Course Description

Aligned with the ACMP’s Standard for Change Management®, this course examines the tools and techniques used to develop and manage the change process and looks at the impact change management has on an organization, from human resources and operations, to IT and finance. Gain a greater understanding of a change management practitioner’s roles and responsibilities and how they work with internal and external stakeholders. This foundation course prepares participants for the next three courses of the UBC Associate Certificate in Change Management by introducing key terminology and concepts addressed in the later more detailed courses of this program.

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Microsoft Sponsored Global Knowledge Courses

Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900T01) - sponsored by Microsoft and provided by Global Knowledge

Course Description

This one-day course will provide foundational level knowledge on cloud concepts; core Azure services; security, privacy, compliance, and trust; and Azure pricing and support.
This course is a high-level overview of Azure. It will provide foundational level knowledge of cloud services and how those services are provided with Microsoft Azure.

For further details about this course, please visit:

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Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900T01) - sponsored by Microsoft and provided by Global Knowledge

Course Description

This one-day course will provide foundational level knowledge on cloud concepts; core Azure services; security, privacy, compliance, and trust; and Azure pricing and support.
This course is a high-level overview of Azure. It will provide foundational level knowledge of cloud services and how those services are provided with Microsoft Azure.

For further details about this course, please visit:

Apply for the Course and Microsoft Sponsorship

Eligible courses will be displayed on the Athena Pathways website and updated regularly.

There are a limited number of scholarships available, and as such, are not guaranteed to all applicants. Completion of an application form along with proof of successful completion of your
course/workshop will be required as part of the application process.